Just returned from a 3 night stay at this lovely Hotel . It was everything we were hoping it would be. From the moment we arrived and received a warm welcome and were shown to our superior room with its lovely furnishings an bedding , nice breakfast , great car parking, good location for seafront and central to all amenities. Lovely family atmosphere here , hope they don't change a thing .
In June 2013, allistairleask said:
We stayed one night here after watching the tennis. A very friendly host and hostess who made sure our short stay was perfect. The bedroom was very comfortable and breakfast was excellent with friendly staff serving. Car parking was a bonus. In all a very pleasent stay and we will be back again soon. Stayed Friday 21st June Room 29.
In June 2013, MBN526 said:
Warm greeting by owners and staff. Felt a comfortable friendly atmosphere, even before seeing the room, which was a nice surprise when we did see it. Our room had a tea kettle and fresh milk every day. Spacious and very clean, as was the whole hotel and dining room. Free private secure parking on hotel property was a treat. The breakfasts were outstanding and served with a smile. We extended our stay as we enjoyed it so much. No reason to look any further for nice accommodations in Eastbourne. Easy walk to restaurants and shops, Sad to leave, will be back !
In June 2013, DeniseSF said:
Due to a very rainy week in Cornwall I decided last minute to head to Eastbourne and found the Sheldon Hotel. Close to transportation, the beach and the shopping district, this hotel was quite welcoming as compared to my last. I was greeted at reception and escorted to my room via the handy elevator. The room was very clean (albeit a little small) with it's own private bathroom and very quiet. The next morning I went downstairs for the fantastic free breakfast (this really helps if you're on a budget) the consisted of the Full English Breakfast, served on linen tablecloths by two lovely staff people. The day of check out they held my luggage for me so I could do a quick day trip before heading to London.
I absolutely recommend this hotel as for a four-star it is well budgeted, clean and friendly.
In June 2013, GeoffAV said:
Booked a single night en-route to a family wedding.
We had a warm welcome, and had a very nice, spacious room. Clean, well appointed, with a large comfortable bed.
We also had an excellent breakfast .
We won't be looking further than the Sheldon next time we are in Eastbourne.
In June 2013, foxydan24 said:
We visited the Sheldon due to a cycle event in Eastbourne, and were very pleasantly surprised. We were warmly welcomed on arrival, and the decor throughout was clean and contemporary. The room (double ensuite) was not huge, but certainly big enough and had good facilities (good sized wardrobe with hangers, hairdryer, tea and coffee making, soap and shower gel). The only thing we had trouble with was accessing the Wifi (we were on the 2nd floor, and didn't seem to be able to pick it up), although we could pick it up at breakfast. Breakfast was very nice with the usual self-service options and freshly cooked options. We found the hotel very quiet; we slept with the window open all night, and apart from the birds tweeting were not disturbed. It was also extremely convenient that there was parking available, as wherever we went there seemed to be parking meters!
In terms of location, the seafront was at the top of the road, and the town centre a 5-10 minute walk in the other direction. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from as well as coffee shops, pubs and bars.
In May 2013, Adam M said:
I booked this hotel to stay whilst working locally in Eastbourne. The room I booked was a single en-suite room. Upon arrival I was very happy to find there was a lift so didn't have to get my luggage up two flights of stairs. The room I was given was of a good size, exceptionally clean and exactly as described. Upon first use of the shower I found that there was no temperature control which was reported to reception who said it would be fixed. The next morning I used the shower again and the problem was still there. The manager apologised and Iw as moved into a beautiful double room 'suite' to apologise for the inconvenience. This rooms was an excellent size with a separate living room and large bed...and the shower worked perfectly. The breakfast was excellent - always cooked fresh and lots of options if you didn't wanted a cooked breakfast.
Overall an excellent hotel and I would happily stay there if I visited Eastbourne again.
P.S sorry for the delay of the review...just got internet in the new flat :)
In May 2013, Stephanie H said:
Booked at very short notice through the internet. Late arrival and early departure - the owner cooked us a lovely English breakfast at 7.30am on a Sunday morning! Would definitely recommend - beautifully decorated, large, clean bedroom and bathroom. Very comfortable bed with expensive bedding. Walking distance to what looked like good restaurants - they were all busy on a Saturday night. Off road, secure parking which is a bonus. Very friendly owners. We will stay again.
In May 2013, Happy_Alton_Pair said:
Booked last minute for a weekend away - the welcome was lovely from the owner, and our room was spot on - clean comfy and warm. Big comfy bed! Bathroom a little small, but this didn't matter. Short walk to beach, front and restaurants. Car parking (free) a real bonus, so no worries about that. Breakfast was excellent, in lovely spotless dinig room. Would recommend, and will stay here again.
In May 2013, john e said:
I can only write funny reviews about bad hotels and as this hotel is a good hotel this review will be informative but dull.
We stayed four nights, the room was clean and nicely decorated, the bed was very comfortable with good quality pillows,very important, I have a thing about hotel pillows, ask my wife, as usually they are cheap and nasty things with a mission to suffocate you as you sleep, but not in the Sheldon.
The owners were lovely and helpful as were all the staff and the breakfast was great, good quality grub cooked beautifully. Ten out of ten for breakfast.
The three most important things for me in a hotel are, good beds, good pillows, (yes I know I have a pillow fixation, it may be something to do with my elder sister trying to smother me as a child ) and a good breakfast and the Sheldon ticked all those boxes.
The hotel is a minutes walk from the seafront and it has parking. Would we stay there again, of course.
In May 2013, ellsbells74 said:
This is a lovely hotel, just up from the beach. The young owners are so helpful and friendly and will accommodate any request that is possible. The rooms were spotless and we stayed in a superior room downstairs, that was big, light and very comfortable with a large bathroom, bath and single shower. The breakfasts were excellent and the car park a bonus. Would definitely return.
In May 2013, Squirrel1654 said:
This is a beautiful hotel in a great location. The welcome by the owner was very warming. It's so close ( actually a minutes walk) to the beach and lots of restaurants. There are two things I take with me on leaving a hotel ..... How well did I sleep and how was the breakfast !!! Both were just spot on. There will be a return visit and also recommended to lots of other people. Thank you
In April 2013, JennyH669 said:
We only stayed one night unfortunately but will certainly go back for a longer stay. The hotel was one of the cleanest we have stayed in. It is very central for everything in Eastbourne. The decor is very well done, the bed was extremely comfortable. The bonus of a car park is paramount in Eastbourne. The couple who run the hotel could not do enough for us and were very friendly. The breakfast was supberb. This hotel would be our first choice when returning to Eastbourne.
In April 2013, Joan P said:
This hotel was an excellent place to stay, only walking distance to the town with a wide choice of shops from usual high street chains to some great little boutique type shops, and in the other direction the seafront and pier. Also close to a wide choice of good restaurants. Breakfast was really good served by friendly staff. I would highly recommend this hotel spotlessly clean and run by the owners.
In April 2013, MariaM2244 said:
I was a lone visitor, a bit apprehensive about travelling on my own. The hotel is very nice, comfortable, enjoyed my breakfast, great location. The hosts are very caring and attentive. I had had a bad week at work and needed to go away for the weekend. She made me feel as is she really cared. Thank you very much. I highly recommend this hotel.
In April 2013, Chris D said:
Very very comfortable hotel!, and spotlessly clean, with tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, Large flat screen TV and satellite channels.
Bed was very large was superbly comfortable!
Breakfast was lovely and the staff were all friendly, nothing seemed to be too much trouble!
It was very good to be able to park at the hotel too (no additional costs to use car park) as parking in Eastbourne is notorious for parking meters and it's wardens!
We were so impressed with hotel we have booked to go again, as we like the south coast and this hotel ticks all the boxes!
In March 2013, FrogDad said:
A collegue and I stayed here for a single night and were made to feel extremely welcome by the excellent hosts, despite our late arrival and groggy appearances in the morning.
We only had single rooms which were small but not oppressive. The whole place is spotlessly clean and only a short walk away from the sea front or town centre.
I'd definately stay here again. Keep up the good work!
In March 2013, markyb_10 said:
I only stayed one night and was happy that the recent reviews on tripadvisor were accurate. This is a rare find, an excellent family run b&b that is very clean and modern. The room was spotlessly clean with toiletries and tea/ coffee making facilities readily available. The breakfast offered a wide range and an excellent quality of cooked to order food which was nice presented. Another bonus is the off street parking not available in many larger establishments in Eastbourne which gives piece of mind and saves hassle of feeding the parking meters each day. The biggest asset to this hotel are the husband and wife team who are obviously well suited and work well together to provide a friendly, homely atmosphere, if I need to come to Eastbourne again I won't hesitate to book.
In March 2013, david_roberts17 said:
Very deserving of the many positive reviews already written. Great family managed hotel were nothing is too much trouble. Good sized very clean rooms well presented. I usually manage to find a problem with the TV or other electrical mechanism but not here! A pleasure to stay at. As you might expect eastbourne is full of large 3 star grandiose hotels with an ageing facade but this, just a couple of minutes from the seafront, is a class above. Great value for money.
In February 2013, charbella401 said:
Enjoyed our stay very friendly and helpful, lovely big room felt totally relaxed. Even the cold weather didn't worry us we where warm and snug when indoors. Great breakfast and served with a smile to chef well done
In February 2013, John B said:
This is a well presented, very clean and modern hotel where the owners are keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It's also very good value for money and the breakfast was excellent. We shall definitely return.
In February 2013, tim m said:
Very clean recently refitted hotel very friendly new owners, nothing is too much trouble. Comfortable room, we stayed in a superior double. comfortable bed good linen. only improvement would be more towel rails.
We were leaving before breakfast on a Saturday, when the owners heard this they asked us what time we would like breakfast and got up and made it for us!
Access to the car park is a little tight so be careful with big cars especially when leaving.
Good location for walks along the front and town.
In January 2013, Liz J said:
Great find in a super location 1 minute from the seafront, close to shopping centre and pier. Stayed in a family room which was very spacious with a sofa bed for the kids and large bathroom with separate bath and shower. Lovely breakfast. Good to have onsite parking. New owners really welcoming and friendly. Would recommend if you want a lovely place to stay which is close to everything and also was good value for money. Can't wait to return.
In January 2013, LaughtonFamily said:
What a find, the new owners took over in December 2012; and boy they deliver quality, friendliness and great value. We had a family room, it was spacious beautifully presented, quiet with an enormous en-suite. After a hectic night out and a good sleep, breakfast was just what we needed. We were not disappointed, good local ingredients cooked to perfection.
The Hotel had a re-fit in May 2012, they made an excellent job, the décor is clean and welcoming. They have a large drawing room, might suggest they fit a small bar; to encourage business guests who might wish a libation early evening?
The hotel was full, always a good sign, if you know Eastbourne you will realise there would have been an awful lot of empty beds available, so the team at the Sheldon must be getting it right.
We wish the new owners al the best, and if they carry on as they are now they wont need any luck.