$78 & up – Eastbourne getaway with cream tea, 43% off

Hydro Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Hydro Hotel is a short walk along the Grand Parade from Eastbourne Pier, and offers sea views from its lawn. You can save up to 43% on the usual price of an overnight stay with this offer, which starts from $78 a night.

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A Sussex cream tea on arrival, to be taken between 3-5:30pm ($10 per person)
  • It's $92 to stay in April or $105 to stay in May
  • It's $27 more to stay in a Sea View Room

"First class attention from staff."
Mar 16, 2019 - Crawley, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This clifftop hotel is in Eastbourne's Meads area, close to the town centre and the South Downs National Park
  • The hotel gardens have impressive sea views and there are two restaurants on site (dinner must be pre-booked)
  • Beachy Head, a chalk headland with views along the south coast, is a 5-minute drive away; Pevensey Castle, William the Conqueror's first stronghold, is less than 25 minutes' drive away
  • The moated Bodiam Castle and partially ruined Battle Abbey are within an hour's drive


Hydro Hotel, which opened in 1895, is set on a cliff in Eastbourne's Meads area, just over a mile from the town centre and its Grade II-listed pier.

Local attractions include Beachy Head, which Lonely Planet describes as "a spot of thrilling beauty", the South Downs National Park and the Sussex Heritage Coast, which are all a 5-minute drive away.

This area is great for history buffs. Battle Abbey, a partially ruined Benedictine abbey and the site of the last successful invasion of England in 1066, is less than 40 minutes' drive away. Pevensey Castle, the ruins of William the Conqueror's first stronghold, is less than 25 minutes' drive away. Bodiam Castle, an impressive 14th-century moated castle, is less than an hour's drive away.

The hotel has sweeping sea views from its landscaped gardens, which include a croquet lawn and a putting green. There are two restaurants on site, which serve English and French cuisine (dinner must be booked in advance). Afternoon tea can be taken in the conservatory, and there is a lounge and a cocktail bar.

The AA describes the hotel's bedrooms as "attractive and well equipped", and all are individually decorated. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 4 and under.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£10 per night for children 5 to 11.
£12.50 per night for children 12 to 16.

Please feel free to contact the hotel directly for more information before booking (+44 1323 720 643).

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per day.

Small dogs only.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Please note breakfast times are as follows: Monday – Friday from 7.00am to 9.30am & Saturday – Sunday from 7.30am  to 9.30am.

The heated outdoor swimming pool is open from June to September.

Up to 43% off

$78 / night


When You Can Go

 Mar; £69 Apr; £79 May

Getting There

The hotel has two small private car parks that are free, and there is free on-street parking nearby. Eastbourne railway station is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. You can take a line 3 bus from the station to Jevington Gardens, a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(621 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Hydro Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
First class attention from staff.
Other Comments
Food very good
Sandra Mar 16, 2019 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Tranquility,view from room ,staff,food,everything.
Other Comments
We had our 60th wedding anniversary there back in 2018 with our friends and family,thoroughly enjoyed everything !
Beryl Mar 16, 2019 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rooms perfect. Staff lovely. Food delicious.
Robert Mar 16, 2019 Bracknell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
At Reception having our first experience of being informed that our room has been upgraded to a suite for our stay.
Ian Mar 15, 2019 Andover, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet, and the brilliant service.
Sharon Mar 14, 2019 Hayes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Style, layout, space
Douglas Mar 13, 2019 Uckfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself with a great 1930s feel about it.
Other Comments
The staff are wonderfull,they take time to talk and are there when you need them.
john Mar 13, 2019 rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The panache - very oldyworldy. Several lounge areas, stylish.
Other Comments
Our 3rd visit with Travelzoo offers. Hope to attend a family luncheon soon
Douglas Mar 12, 2019 Uckfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Check in and room
Other Comments
Service was appalling
Stephen Mar 12, 2019 Upminster, United Kingdom
Other Comments
they did have a bit of aproblem in the kitchen on sunday (our breakfast took 25 mins to arrive , but they did keep us informed as to progress). but when it did arrive it was brilliant .
leslie Mar 11, 2019 Hassocks, United Kingdom

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