Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
A unique experience, excellent host.Posted Dec 8, 2015
Pros: Its character and the warm welcome.
Cons: Nothing springs to mind.
Location: Norman Rd in St Leonards for shopping, Pier 9 Restaurant, Hastings Old Town and the fisherman's huts (up near the Jerwood).
This B&B is like nothing I've seen outside a museum – everything from the curtains to the wallpaper to the bathtub are Victorian. The owners have dedicated many years to making this an authentic Victorian experience (with a few 21st century comforts, of course). Paul, the host, was friendly and accommodating, even leaving us tea and cake on our arrival in the living room and a filling full English breakfast to set us for the the next day. If you're fans of this period, you will be in your element.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nicely differentPosted Aug 31, 2015
Hard to spot from the main road, Bnb has a church/monastery feel to it, a bit OTT with religious decor. Breakfast badly organised, would work a lot better alacart rather than buffet. I waited 20min for buffet to be re supplied which never happened. Staff are nice tho. Recommend.
for Personal Eventby Patricia from Cardiff
Amazing B&BPosted Aug 20, 2015 on Hotels
I stayed at St Benedict for one night while exploring Hastings and Bexhill area. This B&B is something very special. It's almost worth the trip to Hastings just to stay here. The Victorian decor is wonderful. It is really like stepping back into the era. The collection is vast - every inch of the house has so much to discover. The garden is also beautiful. I stayed in the former nursery on the top floor, which now has a large bed and a wonderful view to the ocean. As is often the case with old houses, I had my own bathroom just down the hall rather than ensuite. (A bathrobe was provided.) Note that the bathing arrangements are Victorian also - being a bath without a shower. Breakfast was served in the dining room with all guests seated around the large, beautifully laid dining table. A hot and cold buffet is served using period crockery and utensils. This B&B won't suit those who want all the 'modcons' - no TV here. Don't worry - the rooms have power outlets for charging your modern gadgets and a kettle secreted under a tea cosy. A unique experience. The owners are lovely offering guests advice and lifts when they can.
for Couplesby Andrea from Arundel
Great attention to detailPosted Aug 11, 2015 on Hotels
St Benedict takes you back to Victorian times in all aspects. The house has been furnished with fantastic attention to detail; it's in a quiet location in a very attractive part of St Leonards on Sea. The breakfast was superb. With hindsight, we should have booked the room with the shower, an oversight on my part.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
VictoriansPosted Jul 9, 2015 on Hotels
If you like history, you will love this place and you will find plenty of treasures there.
by A verified traveler
Expected morePosted May 3, 2015
Pros: It is a Victorian experience unlike ant other.
Cons: The pillows mattresses are well in need of replacement!
Location: Quite a walk to get to restuarants.
We visited the hotel during the owners' absence. We were greeted in a rushed and chaotic manner, but at least did not have to wait half an hour to be met as did other guests.
for Couplesby paul from Folkestone
Great experiencePosted Mar 9, 2015 on Hotels
Simply brilliant, great hosts, wonderful décor, lots of fun. We arrived in the early evening, pulled the bell pull and entered an enchanting Victorian world that had us smiling all the way to our room. Sea views and the quirky, but charming, bathroom added to our enjoyment, as did the tea and home made Victoria sponge cake served in the sitting room. Breakfast was wonderful and plentiful
Recommendedby Tord och Inger from Som i en klosterträdgård
Tillbaka till viktorianska tidenPosted Sep 26, 2014 on Hotels
En upplevelse att bo i museimiljö. Det enda man kunde anmärka på var att det saknades dusch, enbart badkar.
Recommendedby Anthony from London
Lovely Guest HousePosted Apr 28, 2014 on Hotels
Amazing interior with such attention to detail. Very welcoming and homely with a great breakfast. A real experience at a great price
for Couplesby Justin from London
Authentic Victorian experiencePosted Sep 30, 2013
Wonderful location in conservation area. Amazing breakfast. Helpful hosts. Home magnificantly restored to Victorian splendour - don't forget to visit the garden!