The best hotels with outdoor swimming pools in Sussex In the genteel surroundings of Sussex, hotels are blessed with some of the most charming backdrops, making for an elegant place to enjoy a dip in an outdoor pool. From Eastbourne to Rye, Hastings to the South Downs National Park, there is so much to see and do, but equally this enchanting part of the world envelopes you in an environment that invites you to simply take the time to relax at your hotel, inn or B&B. From English vineyards that enjoy the balmy climate, to city spa hotels with sea views, Sussex has a particular language to its hospitality that you won't find anywhere else. That character colours the leisure experiences but there's variety within that as well. For example, you may prefer an Edwardian country house hotel in the South Downs, or perhaps a charming farmhouse B&B. Then again, you may visit a grand spa hotel in the heart of Eastbourne.