When you’re looking to escape city life, nothing comes better than spending some time by the sea. It’s why I decided to plan a trip to Eastbourne; to breathe in some of that fresh sea air, and surround myself with its lush rolling landscapes and iconic chalk sea cliffs.
During my visit, I was invited to stay at Eastbourne’s luxury seafront hotel ‘The View’. Aside from the facilities, location, and comfort, one of the things I look for when staying at a hotel, is how good the view is from my room, so I was interested to see if this hotel lived up to its name!
The View is a luxury seafront hotel that offers stunning views of the Eastbourne coastline and is the only hotel that can offer you the option of balcony rooms. There’s nothing better than waking up on a Sunday morning, with a delicious breakfast on your seafront balcony!
There’s something that feels so free about being beside the ocean and walking out on to my balcony, I felt a million miles away from London. Not only does ‘The View’ have gorgeous views to wake up to every morning, but being on the seafront means it is located next to a lot of the popular landmarks such as the famous Eastbourne pier, the Emma Mason Gallery, and The Wish Tower. It is also located only a ten minute walk from Eastbourne train station, and about a 30 minute walk from all of the water sports.
The rooms are a decent size, exceptionally clean, and everything you need for a weekend stay. We stayed in one of their double king rooms, with of course, the balcony sea view. I loved the interior colour scheme, the bed was super comfy, and the room came with a writing desk, flat screen TV, and armchair, offering more than just a place to sleep. There is also air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and my hotel must-have – an iron!
The View doesn’t just offer a place to stay, but also a place to dine. I would highly recommend having dinner in their restaurant, the Artisan, and a drink on their summer terrace.
Artisan serves a mix of modern and traditional dishes and offers stunning beach views from their balcony. The décor is very modern, with a variety of table sizes and booths for all parties.
They have both a buffet and Al carte menu to choose from. I opted for the buffet, where I helped myself to the chef’s soup of the day, beef bourguignon, a mix of vegetables, potatoes and a yorkshire pudding. I ended with an amazing picturesque ice cream.
Dan opted for two courses from the Al carte menu which included tomato, basil, and red onion soup to start, parmesan crusted chicken breast with spaghetti and pomodoro sauce for his main, and a double espresso for dessert.
All dishes were beautifully presented, flavoursome, and filling. It’s important to note that Dan has a severe peanut allergy, and the staff were very accommodating with this which was great to see.
In addition to their Artisan restaurant, The View also has a Vista Bar Café where guests can help themselves to light bites, sandwiches, and snacks on their beautiful terrace area; perfect to wind down on a sunny day.
The front desk is open 24 hours and includes room service and baggage storage. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Vicente, who was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. We took advantage of the baggage storage, as we headed out to explore Eastbourne, only to find that our luggage had been taken up into our room for us when we returned.
Would I stay there again?
Yes. I would definitely recommend staying at The View. It’s fantastically located, the rooms are clean and include everything you would need for a weekend stay, the food is delicious, the staff are friendly and helpful, and just like the name says, the biggest pull for staying here is of course ‘the view’.
So, if you do fancy a break from the city, or want to spend some much needed time by the coast, make sure you check out ‘The View’ to get the most out of your stay.
I received a complimentary hotel stay including dinner and breakfast in exchange for a review. Views are my own.