Eastbourne

Hydro Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

98%
Enjoyed This
(464 Member Ratings)
"the staff were very helpful, a very restful weekend."
Karen
Jan 16, 2019
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

From the press:

  • "This well-managed and popular hotel enjoys an elevated position with views of attractive gardens and the sea beyond" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2019

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in some rooms only: £10 per night for children aged 5 to 11 and £12.50 for children aged 12 to 16. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. Extra beds are free of charge for children aged 4 and under. Please use the Special Requests field of the checkout page, to request the extra bed and specify the age of the child. Please feel free to contact the hotel directly for more information before booking (+44 1323 720 643).

Pets: Small dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(464 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Hydro Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the staff were very helpful, a very restful weekend.
Karen Jan 16, 2019 Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The caring service from the staff and excellent food
Other Comments
A great and economical place to stay with really caring and welcoming atmosphere. Well placed for walking around the Beachy Head and Eastbourne area.
Clive Jan 16, 2019 Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Service and atmosphere were excellent - beautiful building, very well kept, with staff always helpful and friendly
alan Jan 16, 2019 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience, the wonderful food and the polite and attentive staff
Malcolm Jan 16, 2019 Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed atmosphere. A hotel that time has left behind, in a good way.
Roger Jan 15, 2019 Witham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The sea views from the room
Other Comments
Staff were very professional and helpful
Paul Jan 14, 2019 Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded room
Anita Jan 14, 2019 Bromley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Tea in conservatory
andrew Jan 14, 2019 Hove, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very clean and lovely staff. Good breakfast.
james Jan 14, 2019 Harrow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Service. Quality of good.
Other Comments
Many thanks and a tip to the cleaner who alerted us to the fact that we had left my husband's coat in the wardrobe.
Denise Jan 14, 2019 Bedford, United Kingdom

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