Testimonials


Best hotel in uk? Wow, what a stunning couple of days in Eastbourne, all made by this place. From before, during & after you are treated with excellence, I can’t find a thing wrong with the place!! Best hotel in uk!! Breakfast is divine, beds comfy, rooms massive, service perfect. They should charge more money for the place. We shall be back!!!
August 2020


Lovely Break A warm and friendly hotel with very nice hosts. Breakfast was delicious, the eggs benedict were the best we’ve ever had! Our room was very clean and in the current restrictions we felt very safe. The recommendations of places to eat were spot on and much appreciated. Well done Caroline and Chris, thank you for a lovely stay.
September 2020


Exceptional I cannot rate this b & b highly enough, stunning rooms, fab breakfast, great location, The hosts Chris and Caroline are fantastic, friendly, helpful, professional, attentive, this beautiful hidden gem has the lot!
September 2020


So delighted to have come across this absolute jewel! So comfortable yet stylish. The breakfast was amazing (considering I am a coeliac and everything had to be gluten free), I would probably return just for the food let alone the lovely room. Add to this a welcoming and charming Chris and Caroline plus impeccable service I can only say my stay was absolutely excellent.
Siobhan hughes-May 2021


Sensational stay! Chris and Caroline were friendly, helpful and attentive from the get go. They were chatty and loved to advise on the nearest hotspots and restaurants. Breakfast was 10/10 and we loved the free standing bath in the room. The whole stay was just what we wanted and needed.
Lauren-June 2021


A wow room and very welcoming I can honestly say that this is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in, far exceeding my expectations. After a long walk, the arrival was really welcoming and as a solo traveller I was instantly put at ease by the hosts friendly and relaxed style. It was a genuine wow moment walking into the room. Really spacious but cosy, comfortable bed and sofa and most importantly a bath, which is a rareity these days and a must after a long hard hike. The icing on the cake was the Tunnock Tea Cakes, a personal favourite of mine! There is a small bar on the ground floor which was really welcome for a nice cold beer and the breakfast offered everything you could want and need, all nicely cooked, All in all a real find and I am definitely coming back!
Lorraine -July 2021


Can’t gush enough about how perfect our stay was at Ravilious. From the moment we arrived, Chris and Caroline were so helpful and friendly, the room was beautiful, immaculately clean and gorgeously designed. The location is brilliant for access to beach and town and in such a relaxing pretty part of Eastbourne with lovely restaurants and shops a short walk away. Breakfast was fresh homecooked, farm quality and absolutely delicious and they sorted out a lovely spot for us in their pretty back garden which was a little haven in the sun for a drink in the early evening and the breakfast in the morning. We will absolutely come back - this was my first trip away since the pandemic and I honestly couldn’t have asked for anywhere nicer! Thank you so much Chris and Caroline for everything x
Nikki- July 21 - Absolutely perfect stay


An excellent 5 star experience We enjoyed an excellent stay at Ravilious. Chris and Caroline are wonderful hosts Friendly, polite and respectful. They were very attentive to our needs and our requests A beautiful hotel. We loved the furnishings of our room. Beautiful artwork everywhere. Well cooked, delicious breakfast choice. Excellent location Eastbourne Tennis Centre across the road. Amazing. I love tennis. Close to an array of restaurants, offering a diversity of cuisines. Shopping centre closeby. Beach 5 minute walk. Stayed a week. Enjoyed it will return to Ravilious. Thank you Chris and Caroline. Genuinely appreciated.
Marlon- Aug 21


An excellent place to stay This lovely and charming place was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Chris & Caroline are great hosts, and they are clearly passionate about this place. They made us feel very welcome, and ensured we had everything we needed throughout our stay. Special mention to the fantastic coffee :)
Nexth Sep21


First class in every way ! Hubby and I had previously stayed here - a good 5 years ago - NOT when the current owners Chris and Caroline owned Ravilious. Breakfast and the quality of the rooms is 1ST class - lovely selection of tea/coffee/nibbles & water in your room - perfect ! I had a ham and cheese omelette - not a full English breakfast as I had eaten too much the night before - this was SO tasty and made to perfection - NO SKIMPING ON THE AMOUNT OF HAM ! 5 years ago we were met by almost a caretaker for Ravilious - whilst not rude you could tell the property wasn’t his baby’ ;unlike now was greeted by Chris, who is a real sweetie and was very helpful where to eat etc. (We ate at Sabaidee Thai restaurant by the way - so good - Set Menu B - 1st class ) ! We only stayed for one night - (blame hubby’s golf) mmm ......so was not able to stay longer unfortunately ! Would recommend ++++ - look forward to returning.
Julie -Sept21


Best Guest House in Eastbourne! Deserves to be No. 1 on Tripadvisor. Spent three delightful nights here in early October - excellent location for Eastbourne town or beach, beautiful rooms and, as everyone mentions, absolutely delicious breakfasts. The guest house also has a very comfortable bar and Chris and Caroline are charming and helpful hosts.
Horseman Oct-21


Everything was perfect! Thanks! Everything was perfect! We stayed here for 3 nights, really enjoyed it. Chris and Caroline (hotel owners) are so friendly! Our room was spotless and modern! The location is great, really delicious breakfast too! Our 6 year old didn’t want to leave at the end of our trip! 😁
Karie Oct-21