The hotel isn’t to bad but needs a lot of up dating and TLC. The rooms have seen better days. The decor is very 70s the bathroom is a bit slap dash. It’s like the owners don’t want to spend any money on up dating. Any repair work is like they have got Mr Bean to do it. As you can see from the photos the bathroom is very shabby. And the prices are quite expensive. You can no longer get a sandwich for lunch. They have removed this from the menu. Ended up pay £16 for a burger which wasn’t very nice and over £5 for an orange juice and lemonade. There is no attention to detail. It does look great from the outside. It’s when you get inside the Decor is tacky. there is water damage marks left on the restaurant ceiling which puts you off. The accommodation needs to be brought up to speck. The food at breakfast could do with improvement. The scrambled egg was runny. I would rate as a over priced 2 star hotel. Not value for money. To be honest rooms at a premiere inn are a lot better. And cheaper inc B&B.…
Just back from a wonderful few days staying at this Hotel which is situated on the outskirts of a very enchanting village which had all the attributes that one would associate with the South Downs, a village green, a historic church, a NT clergy house which is famous for being the first building adopted by that organisation, many attractive buildings from a bygone age, together with a few welcoming pubs and inviting quaint coffee houses. The Hotel itself has wonderful views if staying in the rooms overlooking the gardens which are substantial with well spaced tables outside where you are able to drink, dine or just sit in the sunshine which, on our visit at least, seemed to be around all day. The outdoor heated swimming pool was hardly used by others during our visit which certainly gave us the feeling that it was our own private pool! There was a very efficient bar and waiting on staff who all, and I do mean all, had an extremely pleasant and friendly demeanour and were a credit to the management of the Hotel. As in addition, were the reception staff who every time we spoke to them couldn’t have been more helpful. The housekeeping team who made sure that the rooms were refreshed satisfactorily everyday deserve a mention as do the staff who daily maintain the gardens for resident to enjoy. Not forgetting the restaurant staff who helpfully knew intricate full details about the dinner menu and the specials available that is not always the case in other similar establishments. We actually didn’t include breakfast in our booking whilst staying there but as indicated, we did have dinner in the Restaurant and the quality of the food was excellent in a dining room that could not have been more inviting or attractive. As to the room that was picked by us when making our booking, it was extremely spacious although not all the rooms can be described in that way, it was slightly tired in a few areas but the cleanliness of the room could not be questioned nor could the modern en-suite which came with it. The power of the shower was not what one would have expected but the informative information booklet situated in the room explained the reasons for that which made sense. I use the words ‘informative information booklet’ as not only did that folder include all the usual helpful paragraphs concerning how the Hotel operated, it also included details of a number of local walks which range from a short ‘getting to know the village of Alfriston route’ to a mammoth 14 mile walk which requires considerable stamina as it includes the cliffs which are nationally known as the Seven Sisters, which incidentally, can be reached easily by way of a short drive to Seaford Promenade where parking is free. The Hotel is also within easy driving distance of Lewes, Brighton and Eastbourne and if driving to Eastbourne, a stop off at The cliffs at Beachy Head is also recommended as the views there are spectacular. There is free parking there if frequenting the Pub which is across the road from the cliffs or if not, there is reasonably priced pay parking as well. I finish by again emphasise that every member of staff at the Hotel that we had dealings with during our stay, in whatever role they were employed in, made every conscious effort to ensure that we had a splendid leisure break and they are to be acknowledged and commended very highly indeed. All in all, a visit which will be fondly remembered for a very considerable time. Gerard Fenlon…
My wife and I travelled down from Scottish Borders and booked a weeks stay to attend two performances at Glyndebourne. We have stayed at the hotel in the past. We received a very warm welcome on arrival (after a ten and a half hour journey). It had a very relaxed atmosphere, service and food was excellent. The room was clean and had good facilities. My only criticism was the bathroom was a bit small - next time we will book the Suite. All the staff were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in a great location, with access to the South Downs and some easy walks. It has beautiful well kept grounds. We had a wonderful and very relaxing week and look forward to returning next year.
My friend & I had a lovely overnight stay in this beautiful hotel. The staff were all very friendly, welcoming and helpful, we were very happy with our ground floor rooms, and both our dinner & breakfast were delicious. The grounds are very pretty and peaceful, and we can't wait to return!
Stayed for one night as I was gonig ot Eastborune on business. Its a nicel ooking buildign in stunning grounds. Dinner was very good but breakfast a big dissapointment. The eggs we ordered were warm and the staff didnt apologise when taking it bback. Our biggest gripe was we were woken up at 5.30 in the morning by kitchen staff chatting outside our window and the hum of a generator. When we spoke to staff about this, they really didnt seem to care and didnt even spologise. In additionn, the room was dusty in places Doubt we will go their again.
I've been trying to vidit this place for 3 years. It didn't disappoint! Great location with beautiful views; a swimming pool; attentive and helpful staff and good food. B and B rate is better than D, B and B rate. Will visit again.
We had a standard room with a very comfortable bed. The room was clean and quite spacious. The hotel has a lovely terrace and grounds, including a heated swimming pool. The village is just a stroll away.
Second visit to this excellent family run hotel - where nothing is too much trouble! All the staff seem genuinely happy in their roles & this is reflected in a lovely welcoming relaxed vibe. Mid summer gardens are well tended, a spacious drinks terrace & a secluded pool & glorious views abound. Garden games too! Good choice of ‘special’ dining options with local food choices at lunch/evening dining not to forget a breakfast, where all tastes/cuisines are catered for. Can’t wait to revisit. Thank you all.
Couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome and return to this lovely place. Always made to feel special and nothing is ever too much trouble, it’s like a breath of fresh air staying here. The food choices were great and the breakfast offers more choice than ever before!
The hotel was very “tired” in places and some of the outdoor areas in desperate need of work. Our room on our first night was very disappointing. The water pipes in the loft made a noise all night and we got barely any sleep. The shower worked intermittently too. When mentioned to reception they did not seem surprised so I assume it was an on-going problem. The staff were accommodating in offering us another room however no offer of a reduction for our second night or a drink to compensate for a very disturbed night. The second room was very nice and no problems with that one.