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16 Blackwater Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JD England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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#1 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
We offer the discerning traveller an alternative to the corporate environment of typical hotels. We provide a contemporary 'home away from home' feel, focusing on providing our guests with the highest level of comfort and care. The boutique guest house offers eight stylish bedrooms in an extensively refurbished Victorian house. We are situated in seaside town of Eastbourne, overlooking Devonshire Park and in the centre of the towns cultural quarter. Key elements of a successful guest house include relaxing decor, warm welcome, comfortable beds, immaculate bathrooms, power showers, convenient location and a hearty breakfast with plenty of choice. All this as well as a high standard of service is what the Ravilious is all about.
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Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Special diet menus
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AndrewCritchLee wrote a review 16 Aug
Madrid, Spain4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant one-night stopover, clean and comfortable room, friendly staff, good breakfast with a range of options. The location is directly across from the competition tennis courts and just a couple of minutes walk from the seafront and eateries in the town centre. Overall, very satisfied.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Andrew for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Noel D wrote a review 15 Aug
Basingstoke, United Kingdom6 contributions
We loved this seaside hotel. Chris and Caroline were very welcoming, the rooms were fantastic, very spacious with high ceilings that gave you a feeling of space. The bathroom was clean and had the right amenities for the stay. They provide an ironing board and iron in room which we found very useful. The breakfast was brilliant not too many choices but just right to ensure that you were filled up for a day exploring around the town and area.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Noel for you kind review, We are so pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Marina B wrote a review 15 Aug
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A stunning property, great location, a beautiful, clean, spacious bedroom & excellent breakfast that would sit well in any Michelin star property. Lovely welcome & service from the owners/management couple. Highly recommended. We had a ground floor room, but there are also rooms that require climbing stairs. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind review, it really does mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Ravilious in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Robert N wrote a review 9 Aug
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The Ravilious is a charming, beautifully decorated boutique hotel in the centre of Eastbourne, close to the seafront and in the heart of the Meads area. The rooms are light and airy with great facilities and comfy beds. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Robert for the lovely review- so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future... Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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MSG70 wrote a review 3 Aug
London, United Kingdom28 contributions43 helpful votes
Chris and Caroline are very engaging hosts. No request is ever too much. Breakfast was delicious and I am sorry I did not take a picture of the omelette as it was so well presented ! The hotel is extremely well located and in great condition. Bathroom and room were clean and bright. Absolutely nothing to improve. Recommended
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Ravilious, we really do appreciate it. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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maureen h wrote a review Jul 2022
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Lovely room, fantastic hosts, great peaceful hotel to relax in, wish we stayed longer. Both the owners were lovely, friendly and welcoming and gave lots of advice about Eastbourne. Really relaxed atmosphere at the Hotel and the room was so lovely, clean, bright, everything we needed.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Our room was amazing!! the view of the tennis courts were lovely too.
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Response from Chris Harwood, Owner at Ravilious
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay here. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Alan C wrote a review Jul 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions8 helpful votes
This hotel is just superb, great location, quiet, comfortable and very friendly. The owners Chris and Caroline cannot do enough for you and made our stay 5 star. The rooms are large and very modern with lovely decor. The breakfasts are first class and they catered for gluten free with ease. If you are looking for a wonderful stay in Eastbourne then the Ravilious is the place for you, I recommend it and will definitely return again, just loved the place.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Ravilious. Look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Julia wrote a review Jul 2022
70 contributions4 helpful votes
Perfect location! Quiet but also in the town centre. The owners are so helpful, friendly and welcoming. We felt comfortable from the first second. Breakfast was fantastic and fresh. The bed was comfortable and the room design really beautiful. Nothing to complain about at all.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, your feedback means a lot to us. Hope to see you in the future. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Nina E wrote a review Jul 2022
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Fantastic little Birthday break for my man! Chris and Caroline were so warm and welcoming, we had a lovely bright and spotlessly clean room, that led to a perfect nights sleep! Also well appointed toiletries, soft fluffy towels and a well stocked tea tray. We joined Caroline for a quick pre-theatre drink at the bar in the evening and Chris knocked us up the perfect full English in the morning!!! What more could you need? A big thank you for a wonderful stay. Nina & Ian
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your birthday trip to the Ravilious and thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip. Hope to see you both again... Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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Sheena M wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed here in September 2021 and loved it,so decided to stay again in July. We hoped it would be as good and it certainly was, Chris and Caroline are excellent host's, extremely accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. The standard of cleanliness is outstanding and the breakfast is sublime. They love what they do and it shows, we had a truly relaxing and fun time. We would certainly recommend it, great location, large rooms with the best eggs Benedict ever, thank you Chris.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you decided to return to the Ravilious, and that your second visit didn't disappoint. We look forward to welcoming you once again. Kind regards Chris & Caroline
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US$109 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gladwyn Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast SussexEastbourne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ravilious
Which popular attractions are close to Ravilious?
Nearby attractions include The Locked Room (0.4 km), Nigel Greaves Gallery (0.3 km), and Eastbourne Bandstand (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ravilious?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ravilious?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ravilious?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ravilious?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cru Eastbourne, Rossi's, and Simply Patisserie.
Is Ravilious located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Eastbourne.
Are there any historical sites close to Ravilious?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion (2.0 km) and East Dean War Memorial (5.4 km).