Sheltered by the rolling South Downs on one side and Beachy Head on the other, Eastbourne enjoys a sunny location on the south coast. Often described as one of England’s more elegant resorts, the town grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to the Duke of Devonshire in the nineteenth century and has been a popular destination ever since. The promenade stretches for five miles and is lined with mainly Victorian hotels and the colourful, award winning Carpet Gardens. On the whole fairly uncommercialised there is a traditional pier with concerts at the Bandstand whilst shopping is varied, from the modern Arndale Centre to the Little Chelsea Quarter selling antiques, ceramics and jewelry.
This magnificent Victorian Hotel is situated in an outstanding position overlooking the pier. All 125 rooms have central heating, bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and TV. Spacious public rooms include a public bar, sun lounge and two restaurants. Several function rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar where entertainment is provided most evenings. Two lifts serve all floors and a wheelchair lift is now available between the ground floor’s two levels.
Haddon Hall Hotel
Enviably located on a brad tree-lined avenue at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, the Haddon Hall is situated across from the Bandstand and just a short stroll from the Victorian Pier. A firm favourite for many years, the Haddon Hall has a reputation for excellent food, producing traditional English cuisine with modern variations served in the tasteful restaurant. Entertainment can be enjoyed most evenings in the refurbished ballroom, now accessible by the lift and free wi-fi is available in the lounge area. All of the 75 bedrooms are modern and well-furnished and equipped with central heating, colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers.