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Port Talbot
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at The Cumberland Hotel in Eastbourne. It was in an excellent position - right on the sea front not far from the pier. The hotel was spacious and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was lovely but the evening meal was a little disappointing. It was obvious that renovation work was in progress as two of my friends had... More 

Thank Nola L
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

travelled with a coach party on arrival greeted with tea / coffee mince pies check in was quick. had a lovely room sea view and balcony lovely and clean think lot of rooms been recently refurbished, evening meals were great /breakfast super and served on very hot plates. staff were great polite and cheerful. night porter was always there to... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Travelled by coach, as one of only three ladies alone. Grateful for tea, coffee and biscuits reception. Lovely single room with sea view, and a most comfortable bed. A heater was delivered to the room very soon after reporting a chill in the air. Food was most acceptable, including the desserts, which were not out of a tin!. All staff... More 

Thank birkdalelass
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the Cumberland hotel in Eastbourne yet again. This is our sixth year of using this hotel for our dance weekend twice a year. The hotel is always spotlessly clean and the staff very helpful. Good was excellent catering for all forms of dietary requirements. The location is on the seafront only five mins walk... More 

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harlow essex
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arrived late oneFriday eve after a long dark journey, was only booked in for one night. on arrival there had been a mix up with our room, the receptionist on night duty (mike), was absolutely incredible, sorting out the problem and couldn't do enough to accommodate us. Had a lovely room (King Edward Suite) with a fantastic balcony over looking... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Room was dated. Room advertised with shower, which was a hand held warm dribble over a tiny bath. Didn't have the evening meal, but breakfast was disgusting. The buffet style cooked breakfast was the cheapest ingredients. The coffee was warm and toast wasn't much warmer. A real shame because the location is prime and the staff are super friendly and... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is a bit tatty. The room 306 was not so good. There was still hair around the bath and the tap area was not that clean. The tap area over the bath was coming away at the wall! I complained to the reception staff who offered another room but on checking the other room it wasn't much better.... More 

Thank Liz B
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Right on the sea front, good food, friendly and helpful staff. A good dance floor. Our second year here. Highly recommended. We can see the pier from our balcony. The sound of the sea crashing against the pebbles is exhilarating.

Thank 222Happy222
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016

had a lovely stay at the hotel food was lovely rooms were very clean and staff were very helpfull and friendly too the hotel was close to all shops etc and had a lovely view of the sea i would def pay a visit to this hotel again

Thank Nicola S
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The only good thing about this hotel was the seaview. Reception staff very unfriendly and unprofessional. When we got to our room we were very disappointed with the decor. Very antiquated and creaking floorboards. Couldn't open the bathroom door properly because the sink was in the way. The hairdryer was something else. These were about in the 60's. Unfortunately we... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cumberland is one of Eastbourne’s Premier Hotels, commanding a wonderful position on the seafront overlooking the famous Flower-Decked Promenade, the Bandstand and the English Channel.In the Lounges and Wordsworth Restaurant, all of which have breathtaking sea views, you will find an ambiance of classic elegance. Entertainment is enjoyed throughout the year, including regular dancing in our Grand Cumberland Suite. Our 72 en-suite bedrooms, the majority of which have sea views, some with shared balcony, are tastefully furnished all with colour TV, Radio, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hair driers. We have a lift to all floors. Our Head Chef, one of Eastbourne’s best, prepares excellent cuisine with the utmost care, using only the finest ingredients, complemented by our extensive wine list. Our friendly, helpful and efficient staff will ensure that your stay at the Cumberland is a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne

Address: 34-36 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: $115 - $1,679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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“I was in room 402 which was at the back of the hotel and needed upgrading.”
 of 5 bubbles NolaL675, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The sea view is excellent, as it's just along from the pier - but noisy at night and in the early mornings as it's a main road.”
 of 5 bubbles juliedJ8111ZA, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sea view modernised”
 of 5 bubbles lordH_13, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All seemed ok to me.”
 of 5 bubbles LesleyF781, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You may ask but several guests had mobility problems and were given rooms on 3rd and 4th floors. Fire evacuation ? No chance!”
 of 5 bubbles 936peterb, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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