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Showing 88: English reviews
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked two rooms for a business stay for colleagues. Tried to cancel after one night due to the poor standards, this is definitely not a 3 star hotel. My colleagues were covered in bites after been eaten alive all night by bed bugs. The shower was a slight trickle of water, the rooms are shabby and tired. The manager refused... More 

Thank B3Val
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back after a weeks stay , couldn't fault anything, we had one of the basement rooms ( no stairs bonus ) we did have 2 small dogs with us , the room was plenty big enough , serviced daily , plenty of tea and coffee, bed really comfy. Lounge / day room was good with plenty of chairs ,... More 

Thank Steph G
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had a nice room with a sea view. Serviced every day. It was the most comfortable bed ever and the pillows are amazing. Extra blankets were provided but not needed as the room was nice and warm. Hairdryer and toiletries are provided along with plenty of tea and coffee. Had no problems parking in the square, the wonderful host... More 

Thank islich
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here when in Eastbourne for a night out. This hotel is an amazing find and an amazing price. My partner and I attended a show which was at the Congress theatre which turned out to be just across the road from the hotel. The hotel is a beautiful Victorian building which has a lot of original features. The bedroom... More 

Thank QueenT76
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

There was no real greeting on our arrival just shown to our rooms. We were in the basement rooms which were dark and dingy with a high wall for a view. The room smelt musty and the furniture looked like it had been found in the local dump. I immediately asked to be moved. the next room was a little... More 

Thank Tinkyp1975

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Was meant to be a double room but was size of a single. Furniture looked like it came from a second hand shop. Was the sort of place you would expect social services to put people. Horrible carpets, curtains didn't fit, some detector beeping.

Thank carmel675
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Booked a 3 night stay here rated on Booking.Com as 3 star. Was asked by hotel what time we would be arriving room was not ready. It had a terrible smell when you entered a very musty smell. Sprayed our room with Impulse. The wallpaper was hanging off in places the paint chipped the carpets looked old. We paid £86... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

On the plus side, the service from the one staff member we met was excellent. The room was quiet and clean.The Wi-Fi worked with a bit of patience. Location is ideal for sea front. Everything else will throw shade over your life. The room fittings took me back to a 1950's era of the typical seaside resort, saucy postcards and... More 

Thank Arty26
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Ellesmere was nice enough for a two night stay. The staff we did meet were friendly. Our room was at the top of the hotel at the front of the building overlooking the square so we did, in a way, have a sea view. The room was fairly basic with everything one could need. The wi-fi was untrustworthy and we... More 

Thank LRosemaryL
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had to be in Eastbourne for a one night stay and chose this hotel because of its location and the price. Okay, so the hotel is a little outdated but it's clean and comfortable. The hotel staff were really helpful. We had a good night's sleep as it hotel is in a quiet location and the bed was comfortable.... More 

Thank Soozsierra

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Ellesmere

Address: 11 Wilmington Square, Eastbourne BN21 4EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: ₹ 2,928 - ₹ 4,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ellesmere 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Basement rooms no stairs”
 of 5 bubbles stephg159, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I cannot recommend any rooms.”
  • Light over sink which didn't work
 of 5 bubbles Tinkyp1975, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I cannot imagine there is one. Be prepared to feel fleeced.”
 of 5 bubbles Arty26, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“i chose 9 and it was big enougn for me (small double )”
 of 5 bubbles evievee2014, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“rooms i guess would be the same so not sure”
 of 5 bubbles pault702, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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