The Hydro welcomes you.

The Hydro Hotel is an elegant hotel by the sea in Eastbourne. Situated 121 feet above sea level it boasts some of the finest views in Eastbourne. From its cliff top location it provides superb views of the South Downs National Park and Beachy Head and combined with the award winning manicured gardens, it is hard to beat.

Originally opened in 1895, the Hydro Hotel has been taking care of guests for over 120 years and has built up a long standing reputation for fine cuisine and exceptional personal service.

The traditional and spacious lounges are a particular feature of the Hydro and compliment the modern facilities you would expect from a leading hotel in Eastbourne. The hotel’s 82 bedrooms offer a range of types to suit every traveller, with several featuring stunning views of the sea and the coastal cliffs. Guests can dine in either the Conservatory for lighter fare, or the Crystal restaurant for a more formal setting. For private occasions, there are five function and meeting venues to choose from.

The hotel offers WiFi access throughout. There are also two private car parks, with some designated disabled access spaces, as well as ample, unrestricted street parking available around the hotel.

So whether you are in Eastbourne for business, pleasure, or simply requiring a relaxing spot to enjoy afternoon tea, you will find the Hydro Hotel perfect for every occasion. The Hydro Hotel is ideal for events such as lunches, dinners, morning coffee, afternoon tea, wake receptions, business meetings, weddings, family celebrations and anniversaries.

Come in and see the stunning views for yourself and experience the great personal service the Hydro staff provides.


Special breaks and offers

Why not take advantage of some of the special offers the Hydro has to offer.  The Hydro aims to cater for all your personal needs with the greatest service. The Hydro has a number of rooms to suit all tastes. Simply call the reservations team on 01323 720643 who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and bookings.

Hotel facilities

The traditional and spacious lounges are a particular feature of the Hydro, and compliment the modern facilities you would expect from the leading 3 star hotel in Eastbourne.

The hotel features:

  • 82 en-suite guest rooms
  • 2 restaurants – Crystal restaurant and Conservatory restaurant
  • Stunning ocean views
  • 5 function and meeting venues
  • A traditional and historical atmosphere
  • Outdoor pool (open Easter to September)
  • A snooker room
  • Conservatory and cocktail bar
  • Library
  • WiFi access throughout
  • Service excellence
  • 2 private car parks and safe street parking
  • Disabled access and parking spaces
  • Relaxing spa treatments
  • Hair salon
  • Award winning gardens
  • A croquet lawn and putting green
  • Ongoing jigsaw puzzle for rainy days
  • New for 2017 an outdoor wedding ceremony venue

A wedding

The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies, the Hydro is a romantic and elegant place in which to celebrate your special day. Elegant natural finishes to ensure every theme and colour can suite your needs, beautiful ocean views. Be one of the first brides to celebrate in your special day landscaped gardens under an outdoor wedding venue. Our highly recommended and experienced team of event coordinators will ensure your every need is met. New for 2017 an outdoor wedding ceremony venue.


The Hydro Hotel prides itself on tasteful cuisine, elegant traditional décor and personal service. The Hotel would be the perfect hidden secret to celebrate a special anniversary.

Private dining

The Hydro Hotel ensures all guests receive satisfied personal service. To feel a part of the service contact the Hotel to tailor a private dining package for you. The team will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Call us to reserve a table

Feel free to add dinner to your room booking… or afternoon tea. Perhaps you would prefer a Champagne celebration before dinner or experience the Hydro’s traditional Sunday roast.

Whatever the occasion, we look forward to welcoming you to the Hydro Hotel Eastbourne.