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“Traditional family run hotel with wonderful 'old fashioned' service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Northern Hotel

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The Northern Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bexhill-on-Sea
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“Traditional family run hotel with wonderful 'old fashioned' service.”
Reviewed November 27, 2010

This little 3-star hotel is a gem and harks back to a period when service and the comfort of guests is everything. Although the floorboards creak and the corridors are narrow, the rooms are extremely comfortable in that 'old fashioned' way.

Don't expect high-tech facilites here, just peace, quiet and comfort. The main clientele comprises elderly visitors (this is Bexhill after all!) or middle-aged couples visiting older relatives who live in Bexhill. There are two restaurants, with the Garden Restaurant being more congenial and intimate. Food is generally good, although can be a little over-cooked. The menu represents a traditional safe English style, with one or two variations. Vegetables are always fresh and plentiful. An acceptable wine list compliments the food.

The hotel is owned and managed by the 'Sims' family, comprising two brothers and one sister. They are supported by a delightful team of dedicated staff who (rarely in this day and age) obviously enjoy their work and serving their guests. The last important part of the team is Charlie, an ageing Colliedog who is a bit grumpy, not to be petted, but watches over everything in reception.....quite a character.

So, if you want to go back 40 years and stay in a traditional caring hotel, visit The Northern in Bexhill.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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TheNorthernHotel, Owner at The Northern Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. Our dear Charlie is still with us and over 15 years old now. We continue with our style of excellent personal service within a quite, comfortable and peaceful environment. Hoping you will visit us again soon.
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Property: The Northern Hotel
Address: 76 Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Bexhill-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bexhill-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Northern Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Northern Hotel has been developed and improved by three generations of the Sims family. Today, while maintaining the friendly atmosphere that has always been a feature of the hotel, the family and staff endeavour to provide a high standard of cuisine, comfort and personal service. We are ideally situated in the heart of Bexhill, just a short distance to the Seafront, the famous De La Warr Pavilion and the Town Centre. ... more   less 
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