West Rocks

44 Grand ParadeEastbourneBN21 4DLUnited Kingdom
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About West Rocks

West Rocks Hotel, located on Eastbourne’s seafront, is an historic hotel housed in a beautiful Georgian building. Eastbourne Pier is a seven-minute walk from the hotel.

The hotel offers 50 rooms with en-suite facilities, some of which have sea views. Standard mod cons include a television, tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer and a telephone. A lift is accessible on every floor.

West Rocks Hotel is a dog-friendly establishment and hosts a canine coffee morning every Wednesday. Free Wi-Fi is available in ground floor reception rooms.

The on-site Channel Restaurant serves a full English breakfast, lunchtime snacks and an a la carte evening menu. The Channel Bar is the place to enjoy an alcoholic beverage and lovely sea views.

The Royal Hippodrome Theatre plays host to various acts and performances less than a mile away and the stunning shoreline at Birling Gap is a 15-minute drive.


44 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 4DL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1323)725217 | Fax: +44(1323)720421 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Delicious food

A highlight for many staying at this hotel is the food served in the Channel Restaurant. The full English breakfast is tasty and the evening meals are impressive yet reasonably priced.

Attentive and friendly staff

The members of staff at West Rocks Hotel are highly praised by those who have stayed here. It seems that they are well-trained and do their best to make sure that any issues that arise are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

Hotel has character

One of the reasons guests enjoy staying at West Rocks Hotel is because of the historic character of the building. Originally three Georgian town houses, the hotel opened over a hundred years ago and retains many of the original features such as ornate ceilings and sash windows that evoke a bygone era.

Negative Reviews

Ongoing renovation in the hotel

The new owners of West Rocks Hotel are in the process of redecorating the rooms and public spaces. There is a possibility that this may slightly inconvenience guests who are staying at the hotel but, based on comments, the disruption has been minimal and the newly decorated rooms look very welcoming.

Small bathrooms need updating

Some of the en-suite bathrooms are on the small side according to feedback. There is also the feeling that the decor and fixtures and fittings would benefit from being replaced and generally modernised. As mentioned already, the management is in the process of renovating the rooms.

Rooms can be cold

A few guests reported that they found the rooms cold at times. The sash windows were a little draughty and the radiators seemed inadequate to fully heat the rooms. The management supplied heaters to solve the problem.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 160 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
  • Expedia
    7.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.1 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.4 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 160 reviews