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Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne

16/06/2017 17/06/2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a pleasant and comfortable 5 days. Right on Sea front opposite the Bandstand. Food reasonable, rooms comfortable and very clean. Ideal for quick walks to pier or walk to shopping centre. Very easy to catch a bus up to Beachy Head or over to Hastings.

Thank Joe C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visiting this hotel recently with my elderly mother I was most impressed with the friendly front of the house staff. They and the waiting staff could not do enough to make your stay more comfortable. Unfortunately the whole hotel had the feeling of an old peoples home and the standard of the food gave one the impression that perhaps the...

Thank lord H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice hotel. Clean and comfortable. Rooms needs updating in my opinion. Food was nice. I had a double room, equipped enough for a short stay. Very good location on the sea front. You are near the pier and not to far from all the shops/eating places/pubs.

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

On a 5 day coach break with my friend in Eastbourne. Very convieniently situated on sea front close to shops n pier.. The staff couldn't do enough for us.. First floor room all Newly decorated well looked after. Clean and up to date which for an old building quite surprised us! Nice entertainment area..every night Great choice of food Can't...

1Thank gathy91
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were forced to stay here because our beloved 'Chatsworth' is closed for refurbishment. Suffice to say we won't be returning. The 'superior' room we were allocated was barely big enough to swing a cat. The bathroom was a joke - the size of a broom cupboard. The sink was doll sized, you had to be a contortionist to reach...

Thank JECW_57
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I was very happy with the room and service we received for our 1 night stay with breakfast. We didn't have a good view but i was fine with that because we didn't hear any outside noise as we slept with the windows open. We had a twin room with an extra little bed put in our room for our...

1Thank pinkrubble
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Bedrooms need attention because of old, worn furniture and badly creeking floorboards which were common to all the rooms taken by the large party of which I was one of nearly fifty people. Breakfast was good but dinner not so ( same meal offered on Friday and Monday ). I twice reported a light fitting which had fallen apart and...

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I visit Eastbourne on a regular basis and this hotel is an absolute gem for both price and comfort. Yes, there was, as always, a few niggles. No shower curtain but quickly addressed, unable to open sash window and a little dated. However, for £35.00 single room, with breakfast, toiletries, sea view and tea, coffee and hairdryer I am not...

1Thank jetmorley
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I when to the Cumberland hotel for Sunday Lunch The staff were very Rude and the Pudding was so Small it was a joke and no coffee with the meal and the price has gone up this is not good after going there every year for over five years that will not happen again.

Thank keith s
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Attended a family wedding early May and venue for reception was here. Nice hotel, although didn't stay as was told no rooms left as there was two weddings on that day. So cant comment on the rooms. Two toilets in ladies loo's, one out of order to cater for all the women...really need to sort that out! Layout of wedding...

1Thank Tracey U

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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 

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Address: 34-36 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: $117 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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#13 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
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“Room 117 is very nice.”
605mikef, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“A sea view is a must...”
Coinneach1957, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea front room was excellent on second floor.”
gbeedell, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I was in room 402 which was at the back of the hotel and needed upgrading.”
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.”
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