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Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne
Ranked #23 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This hotel should be closed down. 6 people from our party got ill from the roast lamb.
The heating was so loud we had to move rooms at 330 am. This was once we wroke up the night porter.
The staff drunk more each night at the bar then we did.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed at the Cumberland for 4 nights in May 2013. Hotel a bit tired but staff good and helpful. Food excellent. Adam and Phil our entertainment for two nights were great and had a good choice of music. Something for everyone. Our party had a good time.

Room Tip: Would go for a lower floor (I was on 4). Only one lift which gets busy at peak times. OK if you ar...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

my husband and i stayed at the cumberland with a group,march 2013. we had read some previous reviews before we went, but wanted to see for ourself what it was like,we were very happy with every aspect of our stay.The staff are welcoming and friendly, the food was good, and the room was better than we expected, we would stay there again anytime.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I am staying here with a group of friends over the weekend 8 - 11 March 2013. We were made to feel welcome on arrival, a bit earlier than expected, and from then on; the evening meal was very good, portions just right, and service top notch. My single room is a bit small, but perfectly adequate, facilities as expected, bathroom newly fitted out. Breakfast very good. Staff again top notch. Decoratively you can see the renovations have been very good, tastefully done to fit the character of the hotel. The renovations are still going on, but don't seem to affect the day to day running. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend.
Will definitely return

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

On a recent visit to the Cumberland hotel, first impressions of the interior are lovely. There is a good dance floor in the ballroom, although the lift could do with being improved. Pleasant dining room, but horrible red plastic chairs to sit at the table. The bedrooms are clean and tidy, but cracked tiles botched up with filler and a bath that was for a midget. The FLOORS-- we hardly slept due to creaking floors in the rooms above, in the corridors outside and even in the rooms either side of us. Staff were lovely and very helpful but something needs to be done about the creaky floors.

Room Tip: AsK about the FLOORS esecially on 2nd FLOOR
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I visited this hotel on the weekend 10 feb 2013. A linedance weekend with IOW Tours.
The food was very good served by pleasant and helpful waiters. The dance venue was also of a good standard. The hotel itself is in need of some TLC. The room (406 ) was adequate but basic. Television what I saw of it, had very poor reception. The shower was just a little dribble and the toilet didn't always flush properly. The floorboards creaked very annoying especially late at night.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Every thing excellent hotel going thru redecorating,we never saw any workmen but the dining room is lovely.lounge very comfortable entertainment excellent .the staff could not do enough for you.checked every night that all is ok for you breakfast every thing you possible want we had all inclusive so we did not have to pay for drinks. Well done to all staff for our excellent holiday

Room Tip: Mine was single room on the front very small but adequate 311
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 34-36 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
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Restaurant
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Ranked #23 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Price Range: $144 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cumberland is one of Eastbourne’s Premier Hotels, commanding a wonderful position on the seafront overlooking the famous Flower-Decked Promenade, the Bandstand and the English Channel.In the Lounges and Wordsworth Restaurant, all of which have breathtaking sea views, you will find an ambiance of classic elegance. Entertainment is enjoyed throughout the year, including regular dancing in our Grand Cumberland Suite. Our 72 en-suite bedrooms, the majority of which have sea views, some with shared balcony, are tastefully furnished all with colour TV, Radio, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hair driers. We have a lift to all floors. Our Head Chef, one of Eastbourne’s best, prepares excellent cuisine with the utmost care, using only the finest ingredients, complemented by our extensive wine list. Our friendly, helpful and efficient staff will ensure that your stay at the Cumberland is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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