Advance purchase – 10% off bed and breakfast

Receive 10% off our bed and breakfast rate when you book and pay in advance.

Enjoy an overnight stay and full traditional breakfast the following morning. We also offer free WiFi, have free private parking and do not charge credit card fees.

Prices start from £80.10 per room per night based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin bedroom.

Not applicable for seasonal breaks or dinner bed and breakfast rates.


Packages

Delegate packages

Delegate packages are available for breakfast meetings, half day, full day and 24 hour stays.  All packages include WiFi.

A minimum of 10 delegates are required and our prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

  • Meeting room hire (8 hours)
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Two course sandwich buffet lunch with orange juice
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with cake
  • WiFi

£32.50 per delegate

  • Meeting room hire
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen and LCD projector
  • Two course sandwich lunch
  • 1 serving of tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£21.50 per delegate

  • Meeting room hire (6:30 to 10:30am)
  • Arrival tea, coffee and orange juice
  • Flip charts, pads and pens
  • Screen
  • Full English and continental breakfast
  • Jugs of iced water, cordials and mints
  • WiFi

£14.50 per delegate

All prices are per person.

Morning pastries on arrival £1.50
Two course hot fork buffet/restaurant lunch £2.50
Homemade chocolate biscuits £1.00
Bottles of house filtered water £1.00
Teatime cakes and pastries £2.50
Fudge/Carrot/Victoria sponge cake £1.50
Platter of fresh fruit £2.00
Homemade scones, clotted cream and jam £2.50
End of day drink reception (house wine, draft beer and soft drink – 1 per person) with nuts and crisps £5.00

Visual
LCD projector £25
TV and DVD £25
Laptop £25
Audio and staging
PA and microphone £25
Teleconferencing £POA
Staging £POA


Tariff

We have provided the rates for all room types for low season and high season. You can book now using our online booking system.

Low Season Tariff
Low Season
1st September 2017 – 30th April 2018/1st September 2018 – 23rd December 2018 
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room £80 £105
Seaview Single Room £100 £120
Classic Double/Twin Room £150 £200
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room £175 £225
Seaview Double/Twin Room £190 £240
Downlands Suite £220 £270
Southdowns Suite £220 £270
High Season Tariff
High Season
1st May 2018 – 31st August 2018
Room and breakfast
per room, per night
Room, breakfast and dinner
per room, per night
Classic Single Room £95 £120
Seaview Single Room £115 £140
Classic Double/Twin Room £180 £230
Side Seaview Double/Twin Room £205 £255
Seaview Double/Twin Room £220 £270
Downlands Suite £250 £300
Southdowns Suite £250 £300

Room and breakfast rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, WiFi and VAT at 20%.

Room, breakfast and dinner rates are charged per room, per night inclusive of full English breakfast, three course table d’hôte dinner, WiFi and VAT at 20%

Children when sharing parent’s room:

  • Children 3 years and under stay and dine free
  • Children 4 years to 12 years receive complimentary bed and breakfast, all other meals will be charged at 50% of an adult price or as priced on children’s menu
  • Children 12 years of age and up to 18 years will be charged a £15 bed and breakfast supplement when occupying a bed in the room with their parents and will be charged for all other meals as taken

Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of £50 per room is required.

Cancellations and Insurance
Cancellations less than 3 days’ notice will be subject to 100% of the total reservation value if we are unable to re-let the accommodation. If we are able to re-let the accommodation no charge will be made, other than loss of deposit. The Hotel strongly recommends guests take out suitable travel insurance.

Arrivals and Departures
The Hydro Hotel will always try to accommodate guests who arrive early but are unable to guarantee that your room will be available before 2.30pm on the day of arrival. Please be advised that check-out time is 10.30am.

Smoking
Please note that all the bedrooms and suites are non-smoking. Should you smoke in the rooms a charge of £50 will be added to your account.

Dress Code
The Hydro Hotel offers a traditional ambience with the majority of guests opting to dress for dinner and gentlemen usually wearing a jacket. The hotel understands that not everyone will wear a tie, so therefore we do request smart casual dress at dinner.

Dining
The Crystal Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Conservatory is open daily from 9am to 9pm serving a range of light menu items. Light refreshments are available 24 hours from the room service menu.

Medical Conditions and Disability
Please advise reception of any disability or medical condition, including food allergies, you may have that could affect your health or safety during your stay at the Hydro.

Special Requests
All special requests must be made in writing and confirmed by the hotel prior to arrival.

Dogs
Small well behaved dogs are accepted at the discretion of the management, for a charge of £10 daily (please note food is not provided). Dogs are not allowed in food service areas.

Valuables
A safe is available for use in your hotel bedroom. The Hydro is unable to accept liability for items left in hotel bedrooms or areas left unattended. Items can be deposited in reception and a receipt obtained from the porter’s room.

Parking
Free car parking for over 40 cars is available in the hotel grounds and unrestricted street parking surrounds the hotel.

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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. With a variety of bedrooms, we offer many room types to suit all tastes. Simply call the reservations team on 01323 720643 who will be happy to assist you with your enquiries and bookings.


Contact us

The Hydro Hotel

Mount Road, Eastbourne,
East Sussex, England
BN20 7HZ

Telephone: 01323 720643

General enquiries and reservations:
sales@hydrohotel.com

Conference and banqueting enquiries:
events@hydrohotel.com

Directions

  • From M25 follow the M23 southbound until you join the A23 towards Brighton.
  • Continue on the A23 turning left onto the A27 towards Lewes.
  • Follow the A27, past Lewes until joining the A22 into Eastbourne.
  • Follow until joining the A259, Upperton road. At the roundabout by the railway station turn into Grove Road.
  • At the end of Grove road bear right onto Meads road and follow until you join St Johns road.
  • Turn left and follow until you reach Mount road on the right.
  • The Hydro Hotel is on the right.

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Meetings and events

Surrounded by inspiration

The Hydro is the ideal conference and meetings venue in Eastbourne. Conduct your meetings with an ocean view while your delegates enjoy chef’s choice buffet.

The hotel features four fully equipped meeting rooms as well as a private dining room. Free uncapped WiFi and unrestricted parking in and around the hotel is available.

We are also able to offer corporate rates for all meetings hosted in the rooms at the Hydro Hotel.

Meeting rooms

The Hydro features meeting rooms that cater between 10 to 120 guests. The rooms are versatile and can be used for smaller meetings or training events, to much larger company gatherings, award ceremonies or annual functions. The Orangery, a bright and airy atrium located off the restaurant that can be used for private breakfast, lunches or dinners. The two largest of the main function rooms, The Wedgwood and The Garden suite, these both feature sea views and patio or balcony access for you and your delegates.

For your more private meetings, the Meads room and Hornsby suite are ideal to host up to 16 people.

Meads room

The Meads room is situated on the ground floor, an ideal room that can be flexible for private use catering up to 20 guests. The room is perfect for a boardroom meeting or even private celebration. It adjoins the comfortable Drawing room and will accommodate from 10 to spaciously up to 30 guests.

Hornsby suite

The Hornsby suite is situated on the third floor. The Suite features its own separate reception area, and has historically been a popular choice with clients in the financial and legal sectors.

Wedgwood room

The Wedgewood room is situated on the first floor, decorated in the Wedgwood blue theme featuring a large balcony with sea views. It is an ideal venue for meetings up to 100 delegates theatre style and can also be configured to a cabaret style. The room is flexible with seating arrangements tailored for your needs.

Garden suite

The largest function venue at the Hydro, this newly renovated, air conditioned suite, situated on the ground floor, enjoys sea views and a large patio leading out onto picturesque gardens.  There is also a private bar and reception area. The Garden suite accommodates from 40 up to 120 guests. Be it theatre style, cabaret style or a celebration function this room caters for all.

The Orangery

The Orangery is a bright and airy atrium complete with views over the private gardens and across to the ocean. It is a versatile space and is ideal for private breakfast, lunches or dinners.

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The Hydro welcomes group bookings and has special group rates available. We can also offer special arrangements for groups such as porterage, a welcome drinks reception, a meeting room for presentations and packed lunches can be arranged for day trips out.

For group enquiries simply email office@hydrohotel.com or call 01323 720643.


Traditional afternoon tea

The ultimate treat

Ideal for Hen celebrations or baby showers! Enjoy a round of sandwiches of your choice, a homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, plus a selection of cakes and sweet pastries with your choice of tea or coffee. £16.50 per person. Afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a private room or in our spacious lounges.

Pre-dinner drinks

Ideal for an early evening celebration and perfect for a pre-dinner guest reception.
Sparkling wine £6.95 per glass, Prosecco £8 per glass, Champagne £9 per glass
Champagne cocktails – Kir Royal £11, Bellini £11

Celebrations and private dining

With our stunning sea views and award winning gardens enjoy a summer barbeque for up to 100 guests or relax with friends and family on our Wedgwood balcony for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. We can host a variety of celebrations and parties throughout the year and would be delighted to help you with your enquiry.

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Add a glass of chilled Prosecco to your afternoon for a total of only £22 per person. Advanced reservations are recommended; please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.