THE Times has published a list of the most stylish coastal and beach hotels – and Eastbourne gets featured.

Port Hotels Ltd along Eastbourne Seafront makes the list.

The feature is called ’28 of the UK’s most stylish hotels by the beach.’

It says: “A seafront, Victorian grande dame rejuvenated and opened in 2021, Port injected a dose of Scandi-tinged cool to this Sussex promenade, part of the new wave of development that included the bold Towner Gallery.

Soothing slatted-wood panelling and pastel artworks characterise the interiors, leading to speckled terrazzo bathrooms and beige-blue rooms with Hypnos mattresses, Nespresso machines and power showers.

The waterfront restaurant is all about local food, from Sunday roasts of Sussex wagyu to best-of-the-county cheeseboards, while local gins, craft beers and sparkling wines dominate the upmarket bar menu. Raved-about staff are always ready, be it with a local tip, kit for newborn guests or special-occasion treats.”