Welcome to the Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

The Best Western Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne, is privately owned, and has been in the same family ownership since 1912. It is this that has given the hotel the personal touch that remains evident today. We are flattered that so many guests express their appreciation of this fact.

The Hotel occupies a premier position on Eastbourne's elegant seafront overlooking the Western Lawns and Wish Tower with splendid views of Beachy Head and the sea.

The Congress Theatre, Winter Garden, Devonshire Park Theatre and grounds are just three or four minutes' walk away. Two theatres offer spectacular productions, and there are two cinemas: one a short walk away in the town centre, and one in the harbour. The 300m long pier also offers entertainment.

The cosmopolitan city of Brighton is 35 minutes away, and Tunbridge Wells 40 minutes. There is a wealth of picturesque villages in the surrounding areas, and Kent and Sussex boast glorious gardens, vineyards and historic homes - all of which are waiting to be explored.

Guest Information

In the light of the current circumstance with the Covid - 19 epidemic,  it is with a heavy heart that the Partners of the hotel have decided to close until such time as the Government advise otherwise.

After the announcements from the Government on Friday we felt that, knowing our staff would have financial support during closure and jobs to come back to, it was our only option to protect the business and team at the hotel. We were not given guidance regarding hotels closures from the Government but we feel that we have a moral responsibility to our staff and guests to protect them at this current time. 

The hotel has not seen a closure like this since the war when it closed from June 1940 until August 1946 when the premises were requisitioned by the Royal Artillery. It is going to feel very strange indeed to see our beloved hotel so empty and soulless. 

We have been overwhelmed with the kind words and messages from our guests from near and far and we thank you at this time for all the support you have given us in these unprecedented times. 

We can only look forward to a time, hopefully not in the too distant future, when our hotel will be buzzing again and we look forward to welcoming all our guests warmly back into our hotel. 

Double bedroom with soft furnishings and sea views
Bride wearing her wedding dress in in one of our double rooms
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