Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Cavendish Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed overnight on 11th Feb 2018. An old hotel but the refurbishments that have taken place have brought it up to a good standard. The hotel is ideally located with a good frontage, right opposite the beach with a lengthy promenade all along. We stayed in room 128 on the first floor which is to the rear of the hotel, it was a good sized room approx 26 x 15ft and had plenty of room to move about in, it was very clean and well equipped. On suite was good and also clean and tidy with a shower over bath. The hotel corridors were clean wide and bright allowing for good access.A lift is accessible for the upper floors. All the staff that we engaged with were all well turned out polite and respectful. We stayed for one night and had both dinner and breakfast meals in a bright spacious dining room with a frontage facing the coast. The food at both meal times was very nice and well presented. Parking, there is easy access to car parking but places can get taken up quickly. Overall the hotel is ideally located for the beach, pier, town centre etc which are all within easy walking distance. I will definitely book again to stay and would happily recommend.

Excellent value for money, reception staff very smart and welcoming. Sea view room large and spacious although in need of an update. Restaurant staff and food were first class a very enjoyable stay, looking forward to returning in the spring.

Stayed for 2 days as the course I attended was held here. Good location sea front with hotel parking (£ 4/day). Conference facilities and dining area were nice. Staff at reception was friendly. The room I opted was one without windows. It was clean both bed as well as bathroom/toilet, but room per say is a bit claustrophobic. Will return to this place again if in eastbourne but will opt for a different room.

Stayed here for work last week- it is clearly the quiet season in this part of the was almost as if the hotel was on half staff(quite understandably). Nevertheless, I was offered a sea view room for a small extra cost and that in itself is worth it. Room was large and very clean. Great bed and good bathroom facilities. Room service on the first night was really good: plenty of choice and of a good quality. On the first morning the breakfast buffet staff were clever- instead of having the hot buffet choices out on display, they kept the basic out and the cold items( also tea and coffee of course!) and offered for hot items to be ordered a'la carte because there were very few people dining on that day. The second day, the hot buffet was on display. This hotel is slightly aged and probably serves to a certain clientele, but it does so very well. A very cosy place to stay in the winter months.....not so sure it would be cool in the warm weather in the summer....but then again...this is not a place I would want to come in the peak summer months! ...and then there is that view out onto the sea and the is beautiful!

Run down hotel in desperate need of an upgrade. Bathrooms looked dirty do to lack of maintenance, worn out carpets and insufficient heating in rooms. Friday morning breakfast had poor selection and dry bred. Sunday morning it was slightly better. Will try different accommodation next time.

For a four star hotel, we were surprised to find such a tepid welcome from the receptionist. The hotel itself looked pleasing, however in a 4 star hotel i was surprised to find a dark poorly appointed room with a view of a wall, having been told we have a view of a car park. We were offered an upgrade for a further £40 per night, our friends who had a sea front view were substantially better. I would have expected wardrobe doors that fitted properly and there was a general lack of finishing for an upmarket hotel. The restaurant and are however were first e, the staff were pleasant and helpful and the food was tasty although appeared pre made. The breakfast was good

Here is my "charge sheet" against this hotel: 1. No wheelchair/suitcase ramp at front - only in car park 2. Car park entrance accessible via intercom buzzer - which selectively-deaf staff ignored for 5 minutes 3. Room service closed down approx one hour early (subsequent talk with staff suggests staff literally didn't know what time it was) 4. Some staff not fluent in English 4. Wi-fi poor - disconnections every 3-5 minutes, slow processing (obvious when watching Iplayer etc)

For a more up market hotel this was very comparatively priced Grand entrance Bar restaurant Cheaper rooms for contractors is fair enough with no view. How ever the only downfall the wifi didn't reach my room n with my woman at home alone she couldn't get hold of me in emergency. The hotel staff friendly and super helpful they upgraded my room at no cost and a view I was ever so grateful All I wanted was mobile signal or wifi n i was happy but they really went beyond and pleased me greatly Will go again and recommend

Right from the very start the cavendish staff were truly professional, we booked the library room for our mums wake, she and her husband were frequent visitors to the cavendish and we have had many visits there in the past for family gatherings, we would like to pass on our thanks particularly to Jason the sales manager and Vito the barman for their personal attention, the general manager was also very attentive and went out of his way to help and pass on his condolences, Family members stayed in the hotel that night and met the following morning for breakfast and again staff members gave us plenty of time to chat say our farewells without the feeling of of being rushed out, thank you to all the staff at the Cavendish, we will see you again very soon❤️

Fair play to this hotel for staying open while many others were closed for the winter. We visited on a Groupon deal as a get-away after a busy Christmas, It was a good decision, the hotel's Victorian foundations are evident in its stained glass and sweeping stairways while the post-war rebuild of the bombed eastern end has created a great dining space with high ceilings and a bar where the customer can enjoy a drink overlooking the promenade. Since it was evident that there were very few guests, we asked if we could upgrade our single night stay to a room with a sea-view. Sadly, they wanted twenty quid for the privilege. We'd have gone to ten but twenty was not worth it when, just along the coast at the Hydro, they charged us nothing under similar circumstances. Nevertheless, we could not dispute the amazing value of the deal. We had paid £20 extra for dinner to be included. Since that included a voucher for a bottle of wine costing £16.95, it meant that our meals were £1.50!! Given that there were only three other covers in the restaurant, it's hard to see how they do it. Few clients or not, our Italian waiter (and barman, and breakfast guy...) treated us like honoured guests, not a couple on a cheap deal, We could not have asked for better. The food was not quite fine dining but it was fine enough. The vegetables were pretty unimaginative but the meat / fish was beautifully cooked and served. And for £1.50, how could we complain? Desserts were decent enough and it didn't matter that the range of ice-creams was pretty basic. The self-service breakfast was good. Standard hotel fare, but plentiful, well-cooked and suitably varied. The room was clean and comfortable, the toiletries more than adequate. We returned to our everyday lives refreshed and rested. And the test is, would we come back? Yes, we would.

38 Grand Parade Eastbourne England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Eastbourne Pier
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Eastbourne Seafront within a short walk of Eastbourne Pier, Cavendish Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum. This 148-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Eastbourne Bandstand and Museum of Shops.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 148 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Cavendish Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a library. Self parking is offered for GBP 10.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This beach hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1430 reviews