The Driftwood

South East England East Sussex Bexhill on Sea

  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • Gorgeous Seaside Self-Catering

A cool and comfortable boutique hotel above a brilliant restaurant in – where else? – Bexhill-on-Sea!

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There's a tide of gentrification spreading along England's South Coast, and although it has some way to go in Bexhill, the signs are that this sleepy seaside resort is beginning to wake up. First, there's the handsome spread of the De La Warr Pavilion, whose art deco elegance dominates the town's seafront gardens; the town's long-established contingent of Italian restaurants has recently  been swelled by a couple of decent new arrivals. And then there's the brand-new Driftwood, just a couple of minutes' walk from the De La Warr and the seafront, where designer values and good food reign in what is undoubtedly the most appealing of the town's latest lodging and dining options – with six individually designed bedrooms above a sleek restaurant.

First the rooms, which are rustic and contemporary at the same time, with bespoke padded headboards, king or super-king-size Hypnos beds with good quality linens, funky bare-brick feature walls and sleek oak panelling. There's a fridge with complimentary water, coffee- and tea-making facilities, homemade Austrian cookies, and – a nice thought for weary travellers – a beer. Each room has a digital radio, free wifi and smart TVs, and although bathrooms are on the small side, they have large walk-in rainfall showers, robes and Noble Isle toiletries. The nicest rooms are the larger ones at the front, where there's room for a sofa and a table and chairs that (just about) look out over the sea. All in all you couldn't be more comfy, and owners Seng and Greg are always on hand to make sure you have everything you need. Breakfast is prepared to order and very good, with everything from a decent Full English to French Toast and eggs with soldiers.



Open all year.


Doubles rooms £99–£135 a night, including breakfast.


Contact Website  01424 732 584  The Driftwood, 40 Sackville Road, Bexhill, East Sussex TN39 3JE

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