5. 1 on ground floor, 2 adjoining.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lounge/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, patio garden, secure allocated parking a short walk away (permits supplied), unsuitable for disabled.
5 and upwards in Renaissance Suite, by prior arrangement.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £90–£95, double £120–£150. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Tucked away in an Old Town cul-de-sac, a short stroll from the seafront, this early Tudor black-and-white house is run as a welcoming B&B. There’s no reception – guests step straight into an open-plan lounge/breakfast room, with beamed ceilings, blonde linen sofas, big open fire and an honesty bar that pretends it’s a bookcase. Owner Brendan McDonagh is ‘entirely likeable, soft-spoken, welcoming’ – he was ‘very solicitous to a lone woman guest, talking about where she might go and what she might like to see’. In the same way, he happily advises on places for dinner. Pleasing designer touches are the work of his partner, Lionel Copley, owner of the nearby, more flamboyant, Old Rectory, Hastings (see previous entry). A ground-floor bedroom looks on to a pretty patio garden, while, on the top floor, two adjoining rooms with a roof terrace comprise the Renaissance Suite. Church Room overlooks the tower of St Clement’s. All rooms have vintage furnishings, good bedlinen, beams, wonky floor. At a table laid with fresh flowers, breakfast, cooked by Brendan, includes local free-range eggs, kippers, smoked haddock, home-made ‘baked beans’, local strawberry and pomegranate jam.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.