Me and my partner went here Last week wonderful twin room. Very comfortable beds. Room outstanding for the price. Very impressed. Wonderful staff with table service for drinks. Relaxing time. Highly recommended. Give it a try.
In November 2019, Vernon said:
A weekend trip away , Nice place if not a little dated , Room was ok clean and tidy , But could tell it was getting to the end of its service life .
Bathroom small but ok shower ok but need to be aware not every one is size zero to fit in the shower doors .
Tea and coffe makeing very good .
Breakfast was ok service a little slow but still very nice
In October 2019, doug b said:
My family stayed at the Afton on the 28th September.for one night. We booked 2 rooms months before our stay for £114. The Hotel is opposite the pier and just off the sea front. When we arrived we were offered a parking permit for our stay for just £1 which allows you to park in the street on designated bays. We managed to park on the sea front near the hotel. The staff are very polite and helpful The rooms were comfortable with plenty of storage space. The breakfast in the morning cost £7 and is well worth it, after a good all English I asked for toast and it was serves in minutes. I would definitely stay here again.
In September 2019, Chris71 said:
We had a very nice room with seaview. Just a very short walk to the Pier. The staff was very friendly. If you are coming by car, you can by a parking ticket ( 1 £ a day) and you can park near the hotel. Nice pubs are nearby.
In September 2019, Philip B T said:
This hotel gives good value for money stayed in eastbourne roughly the same time in 2018 at a seafront hotel the price difference enormous the afton £500 for a seaview room for 7 days as against over £700 for the so called 3 star hotel. No comparison ell done Afton you may need a bit of a face lift but your service superb. We look forward to next year.
In September 2019, David said:
This hotel overall is not a bad choice for a short break in Eastbourne.
On a positive note it is perfectly located opposite the pier ,adjacent to the sea front.
It also has its own bar with plenty of seating space.
The room was quite small but clean and comfortable.
However, as others have mentioned , the walls are paper thin.
You can hear everything going on in neighbouring rooms , every word of phone conversations.
The other issue is the water pressure, basically there is hardly any.
The water from the sink is literally a trickle from the hot tap and the shower only a little better.
In September 2019, Robert F said:
The Afton is a stones throw from the pier ( which in its self is excellent ) ,our room was facing the pier and the sea , it had a comfortable bed, en-suite shower room and a decent size t.v. Breakfast was faultless, i only had toast but my Wife had scrambled egg on toast which she said was lovely, the Full English Breakfasts that came out looked very appetising and the service very good. Highly recommend this esablishment.
In August 2019, Charlotte F said:
Stayed for 1 night with my 15 year old daughters. Although only a 2 star hotel I thought it was perfectly fine for a night or 2. Our room was a good size family room, clean, comfortable beds and bathroom fine for what we needed. All I would say is if you want peace and quiet its probably not for you. Not hotels fault but our room was facing the busy street, even with windows shut it was noisy through the night. Who knew seagulls were up all night?! Only other issue is parking. Again not hotels fault but just giving a heads up. They give you a £1 parking permit for day, overnight till 11am, very good BUT Eastbourne is very busy in August and you have to find a space. We drove for over half an hour trying to find one, only then I managed to squeeze into a small space. Hopefully you'll have better luck!
In August 2019, Brenda said:
Booked with Dunwoods Coaches. Only one problem was regulating heat of shower which management helped with. Otherwise lovely and clean, good food, pleasant staff who were kind and very helpful to me. Would definitely recommend, I’m looking to book again.
In July 2019, DGreen772 said:
Stayed her eon Saturday 27th July
Found the lovely lady on reception Veronika very helpful and pleasant nothing a problem location is good and we got parked up with ease
Rooms are bit dated and walls thin but serve it purpose I think the only way this hotel is worth the cost we paid was location and friendly staff we cam across
would return if for the night again
In July 2019, 8882312 said:
We stayed there for four nights with the dog and it was ideal for a short break. Room absolutely spotless, large room with space for dog bed, reception extremely helpful, location perfect. Only blot was that housekeeping didn't service the room on the Saturday. But reception so helpful that it wasn't a problem and whole issue dealt with very well. I'd definitely return
In July 2019, Pete F said:
This hotel is ideally situated opposite the pier and only a stone's throw from the shops and restaurants, and is probably cheaper than some of the surrounding larger hotels. We had booked for a Thursday night after visiting family in Kent, before a planned 3-day visit to Hastings. The room was fairly small but ok, no frills. There was a coach party in the hotel, which probably was the reason for the entertainment that was arranged that evening. Anyway, because of being let down by our Hastings hotel facilities, we returned for 2 more nights, just a little surprised at the big rise in price for the Saturday night when they had a private party (wedding?)
In July 2019, Anita farrelly said:
Clean and Comfortable.
The only complaint we can make is that our neighbours in room 211 made a constant racket and finally at 4ish this morning husband went to the reception area, where he rang the emergency number provided of which there was no reply. A bit worrying, really. In the end my husband knocked on our noisy neighbours door and asked them to turn their rather loud radio down!
Other than that we will definitely return!
In July 2019, Darren Trip said:
2 single beds pushed together instead of a double, room was ok bathroom clean & tidy shower was ok ..outside Windows in desperate need of cleaning Double glazing required.. Hotel staff all helpful ... can be very noisy outside hotel during the night ( awoken at 04:20 by police dog barking on the Sunday morning )
In July 2019, Zandra K said:
Returned home yesterday after spending two nights at the Afton Hotel - what can I say?
Location is excellent and the parking permit for the grand total of £2.00 for 48 hours literally on the opposite side of the road to the entrance is simply amazing. Obviously East Sussex Council look after their hoteliers and help the visitors at the same time.
Our room was clean and comfortable, bed linen, towels spotless.
Our breakfast was hot, tasty and more than adequate.
Never having visited Eastbourne before I was so impressed with what the resort has to offer. It is our intention to return next year and this time with some friends,
Thank you Afton Hotel for a most enjoyable stay
In June 2019, _evelyn_howell said:
We returned today from the Afton, I took 45 over 60's for a long weekend break, it was fabulous. the staff could not do any more for us, the food was lovely and the entertainment good. Special thanks to Elena and Hani, you were great xx
In May 2019, Russ C said:
For a 2 star hotel, this wasn't that bad at all with a lift to all floors. The only problem I found is that both entrances to the hotel are up steps and I am disabled. I had to leave my scooter outside as there are no men on duty during the day to help lift it up the stairs for me. I would say this hotel really isn't for disabled people. Lastly, I have to say there is a huge amount of Eastern Europeans here but a great bunch, helpful and polite and very respectful of the natives.
In May 2019, Catyianni said:
Me and my partner stayed here over the Easter Bank Holiday for a few days and it was perfect!
No it isn't a luxury 5 star hotel but thats not what we was looking for in Eastbourne. We wanted something cute, unique, on the seafront and clean. And it is exactly that! Loved the fact the rooms had a proper double bed because alot of hotels push 2 singles together which is annoying for couples. Flat screen TV. And it was spotless. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Few minors would be we stayed bed and breakfast and the breakfast wasn't great but the hotel was busy when we went so could of just been that. The showers water pressure isn't great.
We got this on a deal so it was such good value for money. I'm so wary when booking things that seem too good to be true but I'm so glad we did with this one and we will definitely be back!
Thanks for the lovely stay.
In April 2019, RJ Roque Vaz said:
I and my wife spent a couple of nights at this excellent accommodation. The room was clean and had a view of the Pier. The reception staff is great. Breakfast was fabulous served by smiling and warm hostesses. Parking was arranged for us by the hotel at very minimal rates. There are various eateries around the hotel at a stone’s throw. The hotel has a lift for upper floors. Definitely will visit again.
In April 2019, zRob_B said:
- Hotel is located right on the seafront, right next to the pier and right near the main town
- There is easy access roads where you can get to Brighton in 45 minutes
- The hotel is cheap and good value for money
- They offer £1 parking permits for the roads adjacent to the hotel
- There is good facilities on site and in room, they have a bar in the main hotel and in the rooms there is tea and coffee included as well as a tv (freeview included), a table, a wardrobe with hangers included, a hairdryer, and a telephone to call reception
- There is a lift which is helpful for luggage
- Bed is relatively comfortable
- Breakfast was offered to us but we chose not to take it because of the many local greasy spoons that are around
- The walls and windows are pretty thin, you can hear anyone around you and if you want to sleep before 10pm it’s pretty impossible
- The door doesn’t reach the bottom of the frame which means there is a gap at the bottom of the door where you are exposed to the outside corridor
- The WiFi only works in the lobby and not in the rooms so if you want to use your laptop make sure you have lots of 4G
- The water pressure in the shower is non-existent which means that you have to spend double the time showering
- The bed is made using a under-sheet which isn’t attached and keeps coming off at night and exposes the mattress which can be quite annoying when it’s warm because you can stick to the bed
All in all the hotel does exactly what you need it to do, it is good for a place to stay at night and if you want to explore the local areas but do not expect luxury
In April 2019, hampshirefamily2015 said:
Reasonably priced hotel right opposite Eastbourne pier . We had a balcony twin room including breakfast which was cosy if a little small with en-suite . Decor was in need of update as was the carpet which was a little threadbare in places but this did not detract from comfort . The balcony doors could be opened to a foot wide balcony with an iron railing with a view of the charming pier and clock tower which had a beautiful chime . There is a lift and a cosy bar with friendly staff . There is also a ballroom which is used as a dining area for the breakfast we had which was served to order and perfectly fine cooked English breakfast . They were happy to refresh tea also . Lots of eating places around the corner which was handy by foot . We enjoyed a nice walk along the promenade so location was brilliant and not too far from Eastbourne rail station .
In April 2019, Trip744914 said:
This hotel provided excellent value for money. The staff at reception were very welcoming and the waitress was very friendly. The room was very clean and comfortable with plenty of tea and coffee provided with a kettle to make your own drinks. The location was excellent with a lovely view of the sea and the pier from our window. Also parking is available by purchasing a permit from the hotel for just £1.00 a day. An added bonus is that it is dog friendly and although we did not bring a dog with us on this occasion we would certainly consider it in the future. I could not fault this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to stay in Eastbourne.
In March 2019, Pioneer63463019261 said:
I chose this hotel as good price and dog friendly, but no water bowl in bar / reception.
The reception staff were very friendly, and my whole experience generally fine. Hotel is small, and near the pier. Parking by permit, helped from hotel, was very efficient, once you found a spot.
My room faced the back, but as I had not paid extra for a sea view, that was not a problem, which gave me a subtle view of an english urban seaside town in spring.
Good bed, huge controlable radiator and my facilities in room included a case stand and little tea bar bar- but would have been nice to have a larger mug (or teapot) as the teabags provided made a strong brew of tea in the coffee sized cups.
Nice to have a coat hook on back of door, or above radiator, as if it was wet would have had to leave it on back of my chair or in large wardrobe in room.
Chair, Desk, Mirror,Tv and kettle in room, nice bathroom, but had a fixed shower- which would make soap wash off in use if I was larger, but as I managed to stand to one side to lather up properly and shampoo my hair, I avoided this problem.
Dog was excellent, Room quiet, no problems and other dogs had stayed at same time as well.
At breakfast - I was placed to one side, but that was not a problem, except it would be nice to arrive and see a menu of choice available at the door (or on the table), but it was all pretty obvious to me except for what the juices were on the table , or for what had nuts or others problems for people with with allergy's.
Had 2 weetabix with milk, tea followed by the fried Breakfast which I found small but adequate for me (as I have diabetes) but some visitors may be dissapointed with the size of the Full " English breakfast. So I had more toast and tea, to end my meal and can say the service was polite, quick and friendly.
My Worst problem was not the hotel but finding a pub in all of EASTBOURNE to meet my friend for his birthday and get a meal with a drink - with the dog. Even the Weatherspoons did not appear to welcome dogs, while I can go to nearby Westham and all 3 pubs in villlage allow dog owners in to spend money.
So Hotel very good value, nice for well behaved dog (paid reasonable premium of £10 a night), staff friendly - would happily stay again in off season. The bar closed early, but there was a pool table - so not sure about it when it gets really busy. Would need to try it but I will award just one out of ten for Eastbournes attitude to friendly dog pubs.
In March 2019, Richard1704 said:
For the money you cannot complain exceedingly good value, didnt have a meal as were going to Theatre but good places nearby to get food.
Only down side, unable to get a drink after 10.00 pm which was comnented on by a few guests and no staff seemingly on site either after 10.00 but that aside nice hotel
In March 2019, Ian T said:
This was a half-price wowcher deal and was excellent value for money. The hotel is located right on the seafront and I was given a room with a view of the pier- an unexpected bonus, plus a voucher for a free drink in the bar. Parking was easy too as the hotel can supply permits to park on the seafront for only £1 a day. The room itself had everything I needed and was very comfortable and the staff were all friendly and helpful. I'd have no hesitation in choosing the Afton again.