First the good points
Lovely building and a great location on the sea front. Reception, lounge, library and bar area all very well presented, comfortable and with a nice relaxing atmosphere. Dining room well laid out and tables had nice clean linen table cloths. Breakfast was excellent. View from bedroom overlooking sea was wonderful. Huge comfortable bed. Friendly staff.
Not so good points.
We paid extra for an executive room with a sea view but the state of the room left a bit to be desired. The floor tiles in the bathroom were severely cracked and grout was missing from some of the joints. The net curtains leading onto the balcony were torn and could certainly do with a wash. The balcony itself was grim. It looked like fungi was growing around the pipes but a closer look revealed it to be expanded polystyrene that had turned orange. The paintwork was generally poor with chips out of the door frame, scuff marks on the wall and the furniture had seen better days. The reception and bar staff were very smart but a couple of the breakfast servers looked a little sloppy with loosened ties and shirts.
It needs a lick of paint and a bit of TLC and then it could warrant its four star rating.
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- The Cavendish Hotel is ideally located 5 minutes' walk from Eastbourne's shopping and commercial centre. Facing the coast on Eastbourne's Grand Parade, guests can enjoy stunning views from one of the hotels many suites. For your convenience, Eastbourne's rail station can be reached within 10 minutes by foot. ... more less
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