£59 – Eastbourne coastal break with cream tea, was £176

Hydro Hotel
Kate Harden-England
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The Deal

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An overnight stay at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne -- a 20-minute walk along the Grand Parade from Eastbourne Pier -- is now £59. This deal saves a whopping 66% on the usual price and includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • A Sussex cream tea for two on arrival, to be taken between 3-5:30pm (worth £7.25 per person)
  • It's £79 to stay in a Seaview Double room
  • You can book extra nights with breakfast only for the same price

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


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



  • 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


  • 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: 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.

66% off

£59 / night


When You Can Go

Until 28 Feb, 2019

Enjoyed This
(378 Member Ratings)
"Comfort of room and excellent Breakfast"
08. Dec 2018
Orpington, UK

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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

Enjoyed This
(378 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfort of room and excellent Breakfast
Val 08. Dec 2018 Orpington, UK
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded to a sea view room!
Other Comments
Very helpful staff.
Nigel 08. Dec 2018 Eastleigh, UK
Enjoyed Most
Exceptionally polite, friendly staff and very relaxing atmosphere throughout. Very good meals.
Other Comments
Perfect location enabling access to the promenade in close proximity to the hotel. Easy access to the town centre via the promenade.
BRIAN JOHN 07. Dec 2018 Woking, UK
Enjoyed Most
Its old but lovely like days gone by
Other Comments
Staff were really helpful and welcoming
marion 06. Dec 2018 New Malden, UK
Enjoyed Most
We were given an upgrade to a lovely seafront room looking across the gardens, the quiet and peace we could hear the sea through the open window at night.
Other Comments
We were very disappointed to have to check out at 10.30, meant a rush after breakfast on our last day. All thee other offers we have had check out has been 12 o'clock which is an absolute luxury, means a stroll or a while to just sit and read after breakfast, then preparing gently for the journey home.
Michael 06. Dec 2018 edenbridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
The comfort of so many different rooms to relax and staff at hand for your requirements.
Other Comments
Staff very helpful, also parking was never a problem.
Ernest.F. 05. Dec 2018 Rye, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everyone is always very welcoming and the service is always excellent.
Other Comments
It is a warm and welcoming hotel which you do not always find these days unfortunately.
john 04. Dec 2018 Yapton, UK
Enjoyed Most
general atmosphere and ambience. Helpful staff at all levels.
john 04. Dec 2018 Hastings, UK
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere and the exemplary attention by sraff
jacqueline 02. Dec 2018 DoverDover, UK
Enjoyed Most
A lovely hotel,excellent staff,food,comfortable,lovely ,views,well worth the extra cost for a seaview room
Other Comments
cannot wait to visit again
John 02. Dec 2018 Brighton, UK

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