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Room & Rates

Classic Double Room

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Classic Twin Room

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Classic Single Room

  • One Single Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Standard Double Room

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Standard Twin Room

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Standard Single Room

  • One Single Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Suite

  • One Single Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Twin Room Sea View

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Double Room Sea View

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Single Room Sea View

  • One Single Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Superior Room Sea View

  • One Double Bed
Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. A coffee/tea maker is supplied. The private bathroom has complimentary toiletries. Daily housekeeping, a trouser press, and a clock radio are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Hydro Hotel
Mount Road, Eastbourne, United Kingdom BN20 7HZ

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Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 83 guestrooms. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and clock radios.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a hair salon, and wedding services.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hydro Hotel.

Business, Other Amenities
The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

City Holistic Centre has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hydro Hotel.

An outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



The preferred airport for Hydro Hotel is London (LGW-Gatwick) - 54 km / 33.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Know Before You Go

  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 1.00 (for 60 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • Banquet Facility
  • Beauty Shop/Salon
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Seasonal Pool
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 569 reviews
from Marylebone
Submitted on 29-05-2016
We had a very enjoyable 2 night weekend for our first visit to the Hydro Hotel and it lived up to all the recommendations. The sunny weather helped to enjoy lunches in the conservatory. The staff from arrival and throughout our stay were all really helpful. The bedroom faced the front and had a lovely view. We will no doubt visit the hotel again when we go to Eastbourne.
from e.dorset
Submitted on 31-05-2016
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights from 26th May. The has charm and elegance with very friendly and competent staff.It represented very good value and the food was very good served, in nice surroundings. The hotel has some lovely touches such as giving vouchers for wine on both evenings,tea and coffee making,including biscuits topped up daily.The white bath towels were very large and luxurious,possibly the best we have had in any hotel. We booked a sea view room which gave a a full view of the se... Read more
from Stafford
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Third floor single room with large en suite and sea view, comfortable bed, very clean and welcoming. Excellent breakfast, full English, kippers, or continental. Evening meal along the traditional lines but very good and enjoyable. Lovely location overlooking the Western lawns and sea with beautiful gardens and open air swimming pool.
from Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-06-2016
The hotel provides a relaxed environment with all the characteristics of the old fashioned friendly hotel. Excellent service throughout the stay by all staff at the hotel. Very good choice of food without being too rich in its cooking and presentation.
from Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-06-2016
It was our third time visiting this year and like always the standard was excellent! The staff was very helpful and extremely kind, Espcially the Lounge bar staff and the Resturant waitors/waitresses. The rooms were clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable, The garden was great for my daughter to do gym and for the dog to run around, The food was up to excellent standard however I would like to see more variety of basic/traditional options like pizzas and nuggets etc. The conservatory food t... Read more
from oxfordshire
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Old fashioned comfortable Hotel,friendly well trained staff from Receptionist to maintenance man,seem very happy and enjoy their jobs,only downside steep hill down and up again if you have mobility problems into Eastbourne went out of season plenty of parking,Hotel advertised as 3star but should be up graded for the experience one gets here,Croquet lawn and outdoor swimming pool,fantastic fresh food,wonderful breakfast.
from Lincolnshire
Submitted on 16-06-2016
My husband and l have just returned home after a week's holiday at The Hydro. It was our first stay, although we had visited the hotel for afternoon tea several years back on the recommendation of a Sussex-based friend. From the moment of our arrival, we were treated like royalty. The service in all areas is top-notch. We were tired after a long drive so a porter was called to help us with our three cases to our room on the first floor. Our room was well appointed with a view to die for. W... Read more
from Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-06-2016
What a rare find, lovely grand building circa 1894, just up of the seafront in a quiet area. The whole ambience is one of old style quality and service, with large quiet areas to talk without background music!! thank goodness, and all the staff eager to help. Our room (222) was on a corner with a double aspect, one of which superb views out across the croquet lawns and across the Channel, beautiful, clean and comfortable. One of the dining rooms was the Crystal restaurant where I enjoyed one of ... Read more
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-06-2016
A delightful, spacious hotel in a quiet area near the sea front, the Hydro has everything the discerning traveller might want. Courteous, friendly and efficient service, first class food and drink, a relaxing, unrushed atmosphere and a charm rarely found in today's hectic world.
from
Submitted on 22-06-2016
After trying the cream teas at several hotels along our beautiful seafront I was feeling somewhat dispapointed. I knew there had to be one that offered a fresh, delicious treat and I inally found it at The Hydro Hotel! It was quite a bit more expensive tha rivals but worth every penny. For £15.50 per person you can enjoy the following: A Selection of Assorted Sandwiches Traditional Cucumber, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Tomato Fresh Homemade Scones with fresh Clotted Cream and Jam A selecti... Read more
from Epsom, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-06-2016
The Hydro Hotel provided more than we had hoped for. Much to our surprise and delight on our arrival we were told that we had been upgraded! After a very busy few months this really helped us to relax and enjoy our stay. The hotel certainly has an old world charm but that doesn't mean it's old world when it comes to service. We were always dealt with courtesy and kindness. The reception staff went out of their way to help over a particular task that we needed to fulfill. Thank you for going the ... Read more
from Tring, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Booked on line. Paid £560 for three nights B & B. Arrived on Friday 24th at about 4.00pm. It was a very hot day (humid). We booked in at reception and took our bags straight to our room. The room was appalling. The window was about two meters from the opposite building. The windows were closed and the temperature in the room was very high. There was so little natural light that it was necessary to have the lights on to read even though it was a sunny day. Had we have asked to see the room first... Read more
from Middlesex, London
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Arrived on the Friday for a long weekend. First impressions were great, we had room 222 which overlooked the garden with a sea view, perfect. Had a wander into town to get our bearings, then back to the hotel for a few drinks before eating.... All the staff were welcoming and friendly and seemed to be happy in their work, which is not always the case at some hotels. There were a couple of dogs staying which we both thought was very unusual but a great thing for pet owners and other guests alike... Read more
from Farnham , surrey
Submitted on 04-07-2016
One night stay at the Hydro, smooth check in , great room with amazing sea views , good size room , king size bed very comfortable, lovely white sheets and towels ( very fussy on this!) we booked for evening meal , could not fault it , service or the food ! Best rump steak I've had for a long time. George our waiter was very smooth and professional! Breakfast just as good plus huge choice. Even the sun came out for us , we will be back .
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-07-2016
After visiting family in Brighton we decided to stay a couple of days In Eastbourne as a birthday treat. What a good decision to choose the Hydro Hotel. A couple of reviews have said "old world charm" and that is a perfect description. Our room was large with a king sized bed and very clean, a little dark in the day time maybe, so you had to sit near the window to read but with great sea views looking out towards Beachy Head it was very good. The room (sorry can't remember what number it was) ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This hotel was lovely,the staff were very friendly and helpful,.Nice and perfect accommodation to stay,. Thank you,. Looking for my next holiday again not month. Good service for the hotel specially the staff. Karena Selman
from Sussex UK
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Excellent meal for 70 members in the garden room, 3 course meal with coffee all very tasty and staff attentive. Lovely surroundings with views of the sea. All responsibly priced and would recommend for venues. Pleasant lounge or garden for pre lunch drinks. Shops in the foyer, lovely jewellery and handbags
from Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We stayed at the hydro hotel for my cousins wedding which was being held there. The wedding was amazing but I don't rate the hotel as being child friendly. We took our 21 month son with us and the hotel provided a travel cot which was fine but my issues was the fact we were on the second floor and the Windows don't have any safety catches so can open fully. This was the case for all the rooms at the hotel. Also the other issues was that the Windows had roller blinds and the cords weren't attach... Read more
from Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-07-2016
For my granddaughter s 12th birthday I arranged a visit for 5 of us to have Afternoon Tea. She was made to feel very special and enjoyed the whole experience Atmosphere was lovely The view out to sea was stunning and the food was divine. We could not eat all that we had and were given cake boxes to take home the remaining gorgeous scones and cream cakes. Staff were lovely too. A fabulous afternoon and looking forward to another visit .
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-07-2016
I booked here as a sad unaccompanied dad having delivered our two boys to two teenage parties in Kent and East Sussex respectively. I am not old; neither is my good wife who was completing her studies in Cambridge while I was doing the rounds in the SE. I know you are not interested in why I came to be here but the verdict is: A lovely, heartfelt traditional hotel overlooking the sea; a place where I felt at home; a place of excellent value and somewhere where I shall bring the rest of the fami... Read more
from Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Very filling and scrummy in a spectacular setting looking out to sea. For a Coeliac it is a special treat to be able to enjoy sandwiches, scone and 3 different cakes, all very tasty in a relaxed atmosphere
from Kingswood, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Visited this hotel many years ago and was impressed back then. Very glad to say that things are still just as good today. Had a wonderful short break in a very comfortable and clean hotel. Food was excellent and all staff very friendly and helpful. Room was also very nice and we had a sea view which was a bonus. Shame we could not organize the weather quite so well though. Would not hesitate to come back again in the future.
from Stevenage, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Location of hotel is overlooking Beachy Head and the sea. What's not to like? The gardens are lovely and can get very hot in the sun as fairly shaded by large shrubbery. A really nice "quiet" hotel with a lovely conservatory area to sit and have afternoon tea. The rooms are clean, fairly large with very comfy beds, staff are very friendly and helpful. Food wise cannot fault the place. A very "traditional" hotel where you really do get the personal touch. Eastbourne not too far for a walk ... Read more
from Derbyshire UK
Submitted on 12-07-2016
I arranged a reunion at this hotel for a small group of friends, because this hotel came recommended by one of the group. It was ideal! Some of the group had special requests for their rooms ?? and each of their wishes was fully satisfied. The reception staff were very friendly and went out of their way to assist us. There are various different lounges. This meant that as a group, we were able find a group of chairs for us to lounge about in. This venue is also a popular venue for meetings. ... Read more
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Only stopped here a couple of nights wish it could have been more while visiting relatives in the area. From checking in I knew I had chosen a great hotel for our stay. Having stopped in numerous hotels in the area it was nice not to hunt down a car parking space as the hotel has a car park. Room was nice and clean and had everything you need we had room 305 and had a sea view and views over Eastbourne.Breakfast was very good and service in the breakfast area was exceptional with plenty of staf... Read more
from
Submitted on 13-07-2016
If you prefer the values and service of a quality , high standing traditional English hotel , here you tick every box.all your wishes cantered for on site. Beauty salon and therapy's. Heated Swimming pool out in open, bowled ground. Location is a bonus for breath taking scenery and coastal hill walks Rooms are high end finishing Just superb. Caters for all with many function rooms.and the mixed clientele tells you it it a cherished destination. Treat yourself with a stay Herr. You ll gladly ... Read more
from London
Submitted on 14-07-2016
We stayed at the Hydro Hotel for a three-night stay in June 2016 and we had such a lovely time that we booked immediately for another three night stay in July 2016. We like the feel of the hotel; the hotel presents as grand and traditional yet modern at the same time. The events run at the hotel look innovative and fun too. We enjoyed the breakfasts. We ate in the restaurant one evening and the meal was lovely. The staff in the hotel were friendly and provided very good service. Our room w... Read more
from Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Having been to this hotel many times over the years, including staying as a resident several times before I lived in Eastbourne, it is sad to see the service go down over the years. Despite advising the hotel of my dietary requirements and on one occasion the restaurant manager denying they were advised in advance and then apologising because he clearly had the information on his desk, they continue not to get things right. The service in the lounge for afternoon tea, even for the "normal" die... Read more
from East Horsley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
First impressions from the outside were not great but once inside it is a very stylish hotel. A good mixture of old 'grandeur' and new decorations. The room was clean, spacious and well equipped. The food was very good and the service was very efficient but friendly. There were many facilities that we didn't get time to use, putting, croquet and pool, as we were on a Bridge Weekend.
from
Submitted on 20-07-2016
I just wanted to say if you are looking for a venue to get married, look no further!!!! Firstly the hotel is lovely and in an ideal location with spectacular views, which will give your guests the wow factor on arrival. Also the staff are very friendly and helpful. I have to thank Gemma and Angie they give you plenty of reassurance on the lead up to the wedding, and are always just a phone call/email away and they are always happy for you to pop in for a chat. Me and My husband had the best... Read more
from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Hydro Hotel provided a lovely afternoon tea to celebrate a special birthday. We enjoyed the swimming pool, the restaurant and manicures. All the staff were very helpful. Great menu and flexible to cope with fussy eaters. Close to the seafront.
from
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Nice hotel,parked right outside on road, big lobby, good staff, good breakfast, big room clean and a good view out to sea over the garden very hot room hottest day of the year 19/07/2016 so far, big windows facing south had to leave windows open OMG SEA GULLS THE ROW NOT HOTELS FAULT but be warned.Very small lift 3 persons at most, Bit of a walk from town and on a hill so if your fit its fine but if not better to drive in.All in all a good hotel.
from Colchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Great stay with our grand kids. Pool was lovely. Staff were a delight. Nothing too much trouble. Better breakfast than many a 5 star. All in all a nice hotel. Quintessentially English. Nice weather helps. Eastbourne is lovely as is Beachey Head. Pops.
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
A delightful hotel situated in relaxing gardens with super sea views. Extensive menus, spacious, comfortable bedrooms and restful lounges. The staff are helpful and attentive. The hotel maintains very high standards - we have been going there for 20 years.
from Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Room booked as a last minute treat, did not want to travel for 3 hours and return home same day!. Receptionist was friendly, gave us good directions to our room, however did not like small metal lift to take us to our floor, was like a coffin! Room was clean, good facilities, very large shower. Decided to book dinner, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, particularly as my husband did not have semi formal dinner attire, but speaking with Robert, we were advised that a smart shirt with ta... Read more
from
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Lovely hotel, beautiful room with a seperate sitting area. The beds were excellent and there are a lot of extras (paper in the morning if you like). But best of all was the view, it was magnificent (room with sea-view). The staff was really kind en helpful when I had questions.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Excellent trip.Staff very helpful and friendly. Great room,facilities and food. Ideally placed for visiting Seven Sisters,Battle Abbey. Would like to have used swimming pool but ran out of time! Would recommend it unreservedly.
from St. Albans, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-07-2016
This is an excellent hotel in the nicest area of the town and situated high above the surroundings. There are fine views over both Eastbourne itself and out into the English Channel. It's close enough to walk up to the cliffs of Beachy Head if you have the energy and the beach directly below the hotel.The conservatory has particularly lovely views and even on chillier days is a very pleasant place to enjoy lunch or just a cup of coffee. Croquet and an outdoor heated swimming pool give the oppor... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
I've been coming here for about 5 years and still love it. I am always completely satisfied with the service, the staff are lovely and very helpful, particularly with older people. They were especially kind after my bereavement when I came back for the first time without my husband, particularly Hannah. The croquet is always fun with a great sea view while you play.
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Submitted on 01-08-2016
Great hotel at the quiet end of town. We stayed in a suite and it had beautiful views in both the lounge area and bedroom overlooking the gardens and out to sea. Room was spotlessly clean and in very good order. Of all the hotels we have stayed at in Eastbourne, this has to be the best. We will definitely stay again.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
We have been visiting the Conservatory Bistro in this lovely hotel almost weekly for the last couple of years. The setting is magnificent, old fashioned and calm, with wonderful croquet grounds and sea view behind the hedges. The meals are simple and good value for money. The service tends to be slow, but we have always been patient as the weekends are busy. We came for light lunch, as usual, this Sunday to find to our disappointment quite a few changes: the tables were organized in large se... Read more
from New Romney, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Where to start !! We would like to give a HUGE thank you to the general manager and his team. We stayed at the Hydro on the 30th July with a sea view. We have been regulars at The Grand but have swapped our allegiance to the Hydro. The quintessential old charm of this hotel has made it our No:1 spot when visiting Eastbourne. This was our 2nd visit and are looking forward to booking again & again & again !! Lord & Lady Carrington
from Leicester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We both love this hotel, and have brought our family here for many years. The Crystal Restaurant is elegant and the food always excellent with a varied choice of menu or alternatively light meals are served in the Conservatory. It's also nice to return to a hotel where the staff are not only friendly and helpful but familiar. But the crowning glory of the Hydro is its expansive lawn overlooking the sea. What could be more relaxing than to play croquet and to be served refreshments actually in ... Read more
from
Submitted on 09-08-2016
My mother, daughter and I spent a night here on Sunday 7th August. We felt thoroughly spoilt! We had a 3 course meal which was truly delicious. The breakfast too was fantastic. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommend!
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The location couldn't be better. Quiet with a lovely lawned garden at the front of the hotel, a swimming pool and superb sea views. We have been visiting this hotel for 20 years and have built up friendships with a number of people who regularly visit, that we formed a Croquet Club amongst ourselves and meet up every August organising our own tournament. We do not play the traditional game but a game that originates from the hotel long ago - source unknown and lost in the mists of time.We ha... Read more
from Kent
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Located on a higher level part of Eastbourne with lovely spacious public areas and well decorated rooms Really good resturant and feeling More I think for the older resident with comfy lounge chairs and a piano Outside is a clean swimming pool and terrace A large lawn and croquet pitch I felt very relaxed here and will come back again It's a very nice 4 star hotel
from
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Just returned from a weeks holiday at The Hydro hotel feeling rested, relaxed and well fed. The bedroom (222) was recently refurbished and is very spacious with high ceilings and had dual aspect windows with great views over the garden and sea. It was kept spotlessly clean during our stay. Staff throughout were helpful, polite, discrete and friendly. The food was first class and is beautifully presented in a traditional chandelier hung dining room. Simpler grilled meals are available in a c... Read more
from kent
Submitted on 13-08-2016
Great hotel. Lovely grounds. Outdoor swimming pool was the clincher. Well kept gardens to walk around. Has it's own car park and away from the town centre so you don't have to feed the car parking meters everyday but within a half hour pleasant walk to all amenities which includes Eastbourne promenard and the start of the downs. I think it's good value for money. I will definately return and the weather was good too. Staff work hard. Check out the Pilot pub in the other direction if you fancy a ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Over the years we have often visited the Hydro. We have recently enjoyed a four day stay, our Suite room 110 was kept spotless by the cleaning Ladies. Excellent service within the Dining room along with fine dining staff very attentive. Gardens and swimming pool are kept to a high standard, very relaxed area`s for afternoon tea.May be listed as 3 star but could easily attain 4 D B & Juno (GB)
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Once again my husband and I accompanied my elderly father and brother for the first night of their stay at The Hydro. They cannot rate the service highly enough - staff are so attentive, which is important to elderly people. The hotel's food is excellent and there are many lounge areas as well as a huge garden to sit in. It is a delightfully old-fashioned hotel and not for those who like modern boutique style. My only criticism is that we arrived on a very hot afternoon to a sunny room with all ... Read more
from Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-08-2016
I don't want to say what a great day we had at the Hydro. I don't want to say how helpful and friendly the staff are. I don't want to tell how delightful the setting is. I don't want to comment that my lunch was delicious! This is going to be my secret and I won't have to share it with anyone else!! Well done, everyone at the Hydro, we were very impressed!
from Westerham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-08-2016
We thought last year's stay was great but this was even better. Loved room 208 a lovely outlook to the sea, a real treat. Friendly and attentive staff. All areas clean with lots of space to sit and chat or just read and relax with a cuppa or glass of vino. We particularly noticed the gardens, very well kept and cared for, so nice to see. Excellent good quality food. We are very much looking forward to returning in September - can't wait!
from Retford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-08-2016
We liked the excellent food, cleanliness, and atmosphere at this hotel which was our second visit and would stay nowhere else in the Eastbourne area. The car park can get full if the hotel is busy but is far enough out of town to have plenty of on-street parking around it. The service at breakfast time was a little chaotic; we were asked by several waiters on more than one occasion if we had ordered. A useful tip for management, picked up from stays elsewhere, is for the waiter to take away the ... Read more
from England
Submitted on 03-09-2016
Lovely old hotel,very different to your bright soulless new hotels.Our bedroom was quite small but very nicely decorated and spotless.The bathroom was ok and the shower was good.We liked the fact that at breakfast your order for hot food was taken and then served to you freshly cooked,much better than buffet style.The evening menu was very good with a different menu daily.I would like to mention Huw the barman who is a great character and very friendly.The gardens and pool area are also very nic... Read more
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Submitted on 04-09-2016
This is an old fashioned hotel with plenty of character crochet green , putting green the sea view room we had was spacious with great views from the bed of the Downs although dated . great heated outdoor pool unusual for Eastbourne . Breakfast average . Staff helpful and friendly . Good parking . Plenty of lounge seating . A great place to relax and get away from it all. Recommendations need to attract a younger clientele as the bar and lounge area late evening is pretty dead . Will visit agai... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Spent an enjoyable 3 nights B&B at this hotel. Food was good especially breakfast. In the evening we ate in the conservatory When our friends complained about their steaks the manager changed them without question. Also gave us all a free drink. The food in the main restaurant was excellent. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Residents very friendly and we would definitely come back again
from Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
What a lovely Hotel the Hydro in Eastbourne is!! My husband and myself have been twice so far this year and hope to return again in the near future. We had a sea view room that was very spacious, very clean and we had a great view of the gardens and sea. The location was ideal, not too far from the town centre and the sea only a stones throw away. Meals at the Hydro are superb and the restaurant very spacious and clean with excellent staff who are very attentive to detail. We could not faul... Read more
from Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-09-2016
Delicious! Really polite staff and tasty cakes and sandwiches. Very fresh. Cakes moist. Real clotted cream. I think the Hydro is very good value. I was given an afternoon tea voucher as a gift and enjoyed the whole experience.
from coulsdon
Submitted on 09-09-2016
This is the second time we've had a short break here,we went for the Autumn break this time which is very good value it was just as nice as before ,friendly staff ,good food ,but a little disappointed with the room, I would call it a small double a bit claustrophobic on warm nights,which it was ,we had glorious weather so pleasant to sit in the lovely garden to watch croquet on lawn ,almost a taste of a bygone age.If you are of a certain age this is the place for you.Only thing missing is even... Read more
from East Sussex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
I have visited the Hydro hotel on several occasions over the years for various events, mostly family gatherings and once for a more formal business training event. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious and the service received on every occasion has always been professional. I visited the Chrystal Restaurant yesterday afternoon to celebrate my parents golden wedding with family and friends and it didn't disappoint. The food and service, as always was fantastic... Read more
from Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-09-2016
4 of my family stayed from Monday to Thursday last week, as we have on many occasions over the past 12 years. Having been a hotelier myself for many years, I cannot help notice the direction a hotels style and service levels are going. I'm delighted to say that under the control of new General Manager Mr Owen, the service is even better than before and the restaurant food has really taken a step forward with modern twists to traditional dishes. In fact there are lots of little touches throughout... Read more
from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Made a return visit to The Hydro - would be there more often if it wasn't so far away - and from arriving to departure, we have experienced the same excellent standard as we have had in the past. Couldn't find fault with any aspect of the hospitality received although a coat or two of paint wouldn't go amiss. There were a few extras on this occasion that really put the icing on the cake.
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Submitted on 14-09-2016
Built in 1895, The Hydro Hotel retains much of its original grandeur and elegance complimented by unparalleled views of the sea and Beachy Head across well kept lawns. Set well back from any main roads there is virtually no road noise. The very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere also owes much to the markedly friendly, helpful and professional staff. The rooms are comfortable, nicely furnished and cleaned to a high standard, whilst the food is most appetising, varied, ample and suiting to all t... Read more
from Canterbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Mid week stay. Perfect weather made our short break perfect. Rooms with a sea view are worth paying that little extra for. Cream tea lovely. Good light supper in the conservatory. Breakfast good too. Staff attentive but not intrusive. Would stay again.
from Gillingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-09-2016
I love the ambience of the Hydro, its relaxed charm and peaceful location coupled with comfortable rooms, great views, enjoyable food and pleasant helpful staff. Already looking forward to my next visit!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
I have been staying at the Hydro Hotel for the past nine years. Each time I make bookings for a group of friends numbering around twenty and each time we all look forward to staying at the Hydro. I last reviewed this hotel some years ago and I think it is time to review it again. The Hydro is a medium sized hotel with 83 rooms, ranging from single rooms to suites. All are well appointed with safes and trouser press etc. Upon entering the hotel, the decor and furnishings are of an age gone by, ... Read more
from Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The Hydro Hotel has a wonderful position adjacent to the sea front in the more residential part of Eastbourne, near the original village of Meads and near the foot of the South Downs and Beachy Head. It is a place where once you have stayed there you will want to return again and again, to experience the calm atmosphere and the exceptional friendliness and great service of the staff. Don??t be put off by the old-world appearance of the public rooms shown on the website ?? the hotel was built o... Read more
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Submitted on 19-09-2016
It was a really nice stay we had at the hydro hotel we found the staff very friendly and helpful and the service was excellent .room service was very good and on time when we asked to have our breakfast in our room .rooms were very clean and tidy and facility's in the room was excellent would recommend to friends and family and would stay again in the future when we want a weekend away
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-09-2016
My extended family stayed here to celebrate my mother in law's 90th birthday. From initial group booking till checking out, the process was very easy. The hotel is perfect for this type of celebration as there are lots of areas to 'gather' as a group - not private, but almost. All staff were most attentive and helped the weekend to be a success. To sum up, The Hydro is a quintessentially English hotel and offers all that you would expect to go with that description.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Stayed here on a one night deal that included, cream tea, glass of wine, dinner and breakfast. This hotel is a walk away from the Town in a quiet residential area. We found it well decorated to its own style and adequately staffed. All the staff were polite, efficient and friendly. Our room was tidy and clean with tea/coffee, ample toiletries and a bath/shower, we had a wonderful sea view. The bed was very comfortable. The bar and restaurant staff were very good and the dinner menu varied. All i... Read more
from Godmanchester
Submitted on 26-09-2016
This must be my third or fourth visit to this hotel and ,as usual, the high standard has been maintained. My room was clean and well equipped. The restaurant food was excellent and the service good at all times. I am thinking of going again in December for a Winter Break. Thoroughly recommended.
from London
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Having first visited the Hydro in 1966 (watching the World Cup Final in the, as then communal television room) this hotel continues to draw a clientele of invariably more senior years, but the fact that so many keep returning is testimony to its enduring features. The past three visits have been as part of a bridge weekend and the attendance was fully subscribed. The food is of a very good quality delivered in the Crystal Dining room going back to a bygone era of high chandeliers and personal w... Read more
from Wells, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Fantastic! Wonderful staff,beautiful rooms and fantastic food in a fabulous location I can not praise it enough.It is perfection.Make sure that you have a sea view.Beautiful walks from the hotel,all by the sea.Do go and visit Meads
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