the best of britain

view gallery

Boutique bolthole on the fringe of of Hastings Old Town.

The Old Rectory

Harold Road Hastings East Sussex TN35 5ND 01424 422 410

We say

If there was ever proof that things in Hastings were on the up, it's this eighteenth-century rectory on the edge of the Old Town, which has been tastefully dolled up as a luxurious boutique hotel, with eight quirkily individual guest rooms that charm and pamper at the same time – and all for a very desirable price. Breakfasts are locally sourced and delicious – homebaked bread, kippers from the Old Town fishmonger, eggs from a nearby farm, plus they make their own sausages and bacon. The rooms, each named after a street in the Old Town, vary quite a lot, from the relatively simple Rock-a-Nore to the fancier All Saints and Crown, but they all come with tea-and coffee-making facilities, fresh milk, complimentary water, flatscreen Freeview TVs with DVD players (and a selection of books and DVDs), robes, Egyptian cotton sheets and well-appointed bathrooms – many with baths – stocked with their own Copley by the Sea brand of toiletries. There's also a suite with space for four – perfect for friends, two couples or a family. Downstairs are two effortlessly chic lounges and an honesty bar and they can host weddings in the hotel itself or outside their lovely walled garden with patio and pond – a lovely spot, we reckon, to tie the knot. They have also recently added some treatment rooms and a sauna for a spot of proper pampering for residents and non-residents alike. Indeed the Old Rectory is the perfect place from which to enjoy the ever-increasing delights of Hastings and the Sussex coast, whether you're getting married, are already married, or have no intention of getting married at all! 

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Places to eat & drink nearby

Things to see & do nearby

Shops nearby

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up


Eight very comfortable, individually designed guest rooms.

How much?

Double rooms with breakfast from £110 to £165 a night.


  • Bar
  • Complimentary Stuff
  • DVD Players
  • Family rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa & Treatments
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wedding/Party Venue
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Boutique
  • Family-Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Seaside
  • Wellbeing

Getting There

The Old Rectory is in right in the centre of Hastings Old Town. 


Open all year.

In Guides

Know another place like this?