Zanzibar International Hotel

Brimming with an ‘interesting collection’ of curios from far-flung lands, Max O’Rourke’s characterful seafront hotel is both ‘splendidly quirky’ and ‘utterly relaxed’. More

Contact details

Zanzibar International Hotel
9 Eversfield Place
St Leonards-on-sea
Sussex
TN37 6BY
England
01424 460109

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden.

Background music

‘quiet’ in bar.

Children

over-5s welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£30 per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £115. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Brimming with an ‘interesting collection’ of curios from far-flung lands, Max O’Rourke’s characterful seafront hotel is both ‘splendidly quirky’ and ‘utterly relaxed’. While guests enjoy a welcome drink, ‘efficient staff’ take care of luggage. The distinctive bedrooms are set over several floors. Decorated to reflect different destinations, they have a ‘huge variety’: Antarctica is dazzlingly white, with a faux polar bear throw, floor-to-ceiling windows and ‘wonderful sea views’; Manhattan is a loft with jukebox and aquarium coffee table. ‘The busy road in front quietens at night.’ A beachy bar offers cocktails and water views. Breakfast comes with a side dish of the day’s newspapers, plus suggestions for outings and eateries.

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Zanzibar International Hotel
9 Eversfield Place
St Leonards-on-sea
Sussex
TN37 6BY

Guest comments

'With an exotic name, themed bedrooms, showers that say ‘welcome’ and ‘goodbye’, and the promise in the Information pack that ‘nothing is unmissable’ in Hastings, there is a splendidly quirky feel about this small seafront hotel. It combines efficiency with a relaxed style. First names are used. Max’s collected items add interest throughout. Our room, Antarctica, up three flights of stair, was full of light by day, a bit dim at night. High ceilings contribute to a spacious feel and we had wonderful sea views. Loud Muzak in public areas, but pleasant restaurant with good food, utterly unpretentious, Very fresh fish. Good-value £10 lunch Good kipper at breakfast: no buffet. ' - CR - September, 2014
'A boutique hotel with an exceptionally good restaurant. The rooms are themed but it is not overdone. India has a vast bed and a spacious bathroom. Rooms at the back are quietest. Breakfast had good choice, there was backgroubd muzak but it was low level. No private parking. ' - AR - May, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Wild Mushroom

    Good Food Guide recommended restaurant.

  • Fishermen's Museum

    Small museum, showing how fishermen's families have lived through the ages.

  • Hastings Castle

    Initially built by William the Conqueror in 1067, now hosting exhibitions about 1066.