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Hydro Hotel is an elegant hotel by the sea in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Situated 120 feet above sea level, it boasts some of the finest sea views in Eastbourne. From its cliff top location, it provides superb views of the English Channel, Beachy Head, the Sussex coastline and the South Downs National Park. With its private gardens overlooking the sea and outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace, it is hard to beat.

Originally opened in 1895, 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 Hydro Hotel and compliment the modern facilities you would expect from a leading hotel in Eastbourne. The property’s 82 bedrooms offer a range of room types to suit every traveller, with several featuring stunning coastal views. Guests can dine in either the Conservatory for lighter bites, 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 free WiFi access throughout the property. There are also two private car parks, with 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 Hydro Hotel perfect for every occasion. The 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 or do call our friendly team where you can be assured of attentive service.


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.

Hotel facilities

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

The hotel features:

  • 82 en-suite guest bedrooms
  • 2 restaurants – Crystal restaurant and Conservatory restaurant
  • Stunning sea views
  • 5 function and meeting venues
  • A traditional and historical atmosphere
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (open April – October)
  • Snooker room
  • Conservatory and cocktail bar
  • Library
  • Latest generation Wi-Fi technology covering the entire hotel with full fibre optic connectivity to the Internet
  • Service excellence
  • 2 private car parks and convenient street parking
  • Disabled access and parking spaces
  • Hair salon
  • Award winning gardens
  • A croquet lawn and putting green
  • Ongoing jigsaw puzzle for rainy days
  • An outdoor seaview wedding ceremony venue, The Coastal Terrace

Lift accessibility

If you use a mobility scooter or oversized wheelchair, please inform us prior to your arrival and we will allocate a bedroom on the ground floor. Being a Victorian building, our lifts are unfortunately only wide enough for standard sized wheelchairs.


The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies and can offer an intimate or larger setting for a wedding breakfast. The Garden suite offers a large open space, private bar and direct access on to the private gardens complete with sea view. The Coastal Terrace outdoor wedding ceremony venue enables couples to have their ceremony in our private gardens with the stunning backdrop of the sea. Our highly recommended and experienced team of event coordinators will ensure your every need is met and will be delighted to show you around the hotel.


We pride ourselves on tasteful cuisine, elegant traditional décor and personal service, making the perfect option for celebrating an anniversary. We would be delighted to accommodate your requests and do all we can to make your stay an extra special one.

Private dining

With a choice of elegant function rooms, we can provide a private dining option to enable your group to have a dedicated room for your sole use. Perfect for special occasions, family gatherings or company dinners.

Call us to reserve a table

Table reservations can be made online for dining in the Conservatory Restaurant, morning refreshments or afternoon tea.


Or do call us to make a reservation or for dining reservations in the Crystal Restaurant. 

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