Langham Hotel Eastbourne
What We Love
- A tranquil stay right on Eastbourne's iconic seafront, with AA Rosette-awarded diningMaking the most of the AA Rosette award-winning cuisine in the restaurant
- Taking the one-minute walk to the beach for panoramic views of the Eastbourne coastline
- The sparkling welcome of a complimentary bottle of prosecco in your room on arrival
What To Know
- The hotel's Conservatory Restaurant serves up great food and even better views
- There's limited car parking onsite
- Free WiFi works well throughout
After honing his hospitality skills at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane for 28 years, hotelier Neil Kirby decided to bring some Mayfair flair to Eastbourne’s seafront. The result is the AA 4-star Langham Hotel. Since the Kirby family acquired the hotel in 2005, an extensive refurbishment has seen a number of the rooms upgraded to reflect its bay views.
Befitting its Royal Parade address, English Channel views join AA Rosette-awarded cuisine in the Conservatory Restaurant here. In keeping with its classic design, Full English breakfasts also precede Grand Afternoon Teas. Upstairs tell a similarly grand story with corniced ceilings and sea views just some of the highlights that await.
How to Get There
We stayed one night over Easter. We did not book a sea view room because we were only staying the one night. Our room was small, but was adequate for our short stay. It was clean and the bed was very comfortable, the shower was not a power shower, but was more than adequate and the water was nice and hot. Tea and coffee were supplied in the room. Breakfast in the morning was cooked to order, and was very tasty. All the staff were friendly and helpful.
If we need a hotel to stay in Eastbourne again it would be this one, and if we stayed longer we would book a sea view room.
Good position on the seafront close to the main attractions. Our room was a Superior Sea View and it lived up to it's name. The views were excellent and the room was one of the largest, spotlessly clean and well appointed. All the staff we met were pleasant and professional. We will definitely return!
A lovely hotel, our room had been recently redecorated. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Right on the sea front, just by Redoubt fort. Would definitely stay there again and they have just sent me am email about their future offers.
The location was good, the bed in the room was comfortable & the night porter’s service was the highlight of the stay (he makes a great sandwich!). Sadly, that’s where the positives end.
1. The room was cramped.
2. The shower was far too small & the water pressure was terrible - the worst I’ve ever experienced. I’d consider Travelodge an upgrade!
3. The lift was cramped & grotty, & as it has been covered wall to wall with hideous carpet, it stank of stale food.
4. The breakfast was average to poor. The scrambled eggs were made from a packet mix, & the bacon was so underdone it looked like it had been cooked on a radiator.
5. The restaurant’s last orders are at 8:45pm according to the room directory, however, typically 8pm according to the reception desk staff. This shocked us as we typically do not book dinner until between 8-9:30pm - particularly when on holiday.
6. Room service was a very disappointing offering, & finishes at 9pm - including all alcoholic beverages as the bar has also shut by this time. It is not possible to get more than a cold sandwich post 9pm.
7. 50% of staff were unhelpful and bordering on rude.
We would definitely not recommend, we will not be staying again, and this should definitely not be classed a 4 star hotel. Disappointing.
Liked the Langham as it is right on the seafront, dining was in the conservatory, also on the front. The room was well equipped and modern. The food for both evening meal and breakfast was very good and reasonably priced.
The hotel has just 3 car parking spaces which have to be reserved. If you don't, and I didn't, you have to find street parking which is mainly free of charge but the closest space was 1/4 mile away. A nice walk on the day, but perhaps not always.