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The Cumberland Hotel (Eastbourne, United Kingdom)

The Cumberland Hotel (Eastbourne, United Kingdom)

About The Cumberland Hotel

This two-star hotel in Eastbourne is housed in a whitewashed 19th century building and boasts sea views throughout the property. All en suite guestrooms are equipped with colour television, radio, telephone, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. Most also feature sea views with access to shared balconies. A lift services all floors at the Cumberland Hotel. There are also three conference areas and a sun lounge which features regular evening entertainment. Guests and residents are welcomed to the hotel’s Wordsworth Restaurant, which has an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a wine list. There is also afternoon tea served and Sunday carvery. The Cumberland Hotel is located opposite Eastbourne's seafront and pier. A short walk from the hotel is the centre of Eastbourne which is excellent for shopping or catching a show at the theatre.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 573  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(7.8/10),
  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.4 / 10)
  • ServiceGood  (7.7 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.0 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Excellent location in Eastbourne.

No matter what a traveller is looking for in Eastbourne, they will find it nearby. One of the selling points is the fact the building overlooks the promenade, with sea views from the rooms and the beach only steps away. Other activities, including shopping and theatres, are also within easy walking distance in the town centre.


Staff are nice without going overboard.

Everyone who works at this hotel really puts in an effort to make sure guests enjoy their stay. Staff members are helpful and polite without overdoing it and making guests feel smothered.


Five star dining experience.

There's a lot that guests and locals enjoy when dining at the Cumberland Hotel. In addition to well prepared food and good service, the meals are reasonably priced. The Wordsworth Restaurant is also a good spot for afternoon tea or Sunday carvery.

Negative Reviews


Hotel is in need of sprucing up.

Some areas of the Cumberland Hotel look tired. This is particularly true of carpets that are worn out and some dated decor that gives the property a 1960s feel. ot for afternoon tea or Sunday carvery. walking distance in the town centre.


Not the best place for a quiet holiday.

Creaky floors are common at this old hotel. It is also a destination that is popular with families on holiday, so guests looking for a restful stay may struggle to deal with noise from rowdy children.


Not always as advertised.

Pictures that are posted online of the Cumberland Hotel don't due the property justice, and clearly the photos were taken some time ago. This is because guests find the hotel to be more worn out looking than anticipated, which can be disappointing.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Lift
  4. Parking
  5. Pets allowed
  6. Hotel bar
  7. Conference rooms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
  9. Restaurant
  10. 24-hour reception
  11. Snack bar
  12. Direct beach access
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. Free WiFi (rooms)
  7. Coffee machine


Grand Parade,  BN21 3YT,  Eastbourne,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1323)730342 | Fax: +44(1323)646314 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Cumberland Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Cumberland Hotel?

    No, The Cumberland Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Cumberland Hotel?

    Yes, The Cumberland Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Cumberland Hotel?

    Yes, The Cumberland Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is The Cumberland Hotel located?

    The Cumberland Hotel is located in Grand Parade, BN21 3YT, Eastbourne, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to The Cumberland Hotel?