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“Gem of a holiday home!”
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Stylishly designed open plan living space
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Stylishly designed open plan living space
Stylish, newly fitted, contemporary and well equipped kitchen High ceiling and beautiful sash windows in the bedroom
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Very good
9 reviews
Stylishly designed open plan living space
Stylish, newly fitted, contemporary and well equipped kitchen
High ceiling and beautiful sash windows in the bedroom
Period entranceway to the apartment
Stylishly designed open plan living space
First floor central apartment
Immaculate, bright and newly fitted bathroom
Open plan diner-kitchen-lounge
The view from the top of Beachy Head over Eastbourne
Family friendly bunk room for the second bedroom
Chic finish throughout
How about a bikeride along the prom?
The pebble beach at Eastbourne
Family friendly beach just 5 minutes walk away
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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girlinthe...
london
2 reviews
“Gem of a holiday home!”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We loved this stylish apartment! It is central, modern and very thoughtfully designed.

We were travelling with our 9-month old baby and the agent set up a travel cot in the 2nd bedroom. This room had cute bunkbeds in, so this flat would also be great for parents with older children. Our bed was massive - which was helpful when our little one decided she preferred to sleep with us, despite having her own lovely room!

We loved the fact that there was a big smart TV for cosy evenings in. We have a Netflix account so were able to log in and watch movies once our daughter went to sleep.

The kitchen is compact but well equipped - one thing to note is that there isn't a freezer, just a fridge, so bear that in mind when you are shopping.

The location is fab - at the top of the street is South Street, which has some great cafes and boutique shops. In the other direction the seafront is less than 10 minutes walk away and we had some great walks on the promenade (loved the Beach Deck for cake, coffee and fab sea views!). The theatres are also really close by - sadly we didn't manage a show this time, but if we return, the agent says we can book a babysitter, so we'll treat ourselves.

We'll definitely be back.

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Liked best: Smart TV, WiFi and huge bed!
Liked least: There isn't a freezer, but as long as you know this, it is manageable
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 May 2016
Thank you for the kind words and helpful feedback for future guests.
Here at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes we try our best to look after our guests (be it with travel cots, local advice, parking permits, etc) so it's lovely to hear that they're appreciated).
The owner is actually an architect so the design, furnishings and equipment are thoughtful and I'm pleased it all worked for you and your little one.
I can definitely recommend a trip to one of theatres at the end of the road - they often get shows straight from the West End and offer a very intimate atmosphere.
And like you, we love the cake at the Beach Deck!
See you again I hope
Carl (Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)
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Joan A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a fantastic place!!”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in September 2015

The flat was more than we expected - well equipped, big comfortable bed with lovely linen, close to all amenities in the town centre and the seafront. We would certainly recommend this flat to anyone who wants a comfortable, peaceful break.

It was easy to get parking permits from the lettings agents, Sarah and Carl at Exclusively Eastbourne, for £1 a day and there were no problems finding parking spaces outside the flat.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
Thank you Joan - I'm really pleased that you loved the space and location at Thorne Lodge - it does leave you feeling relaxed doesn't it?!
We are more than happy to provide our guests with as many parking permits as they need - they are invaluable, enabling guests to park easily in what is a very central and sought-after location.
See you again I hope
Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne)
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Jacquelin...
Paris, France
2 reviews
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“A Disappointment”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We have booked with this agent before and after previous bookings this was a disappointment. The agent forgot we were arriving and had to be called to gain entry to the apartment. The communal areas were very scruffy and grimy and the apartment had not been heated for some time and took more than two days to warm up due to the draughty windows. The floors were very grubby with many little stains in the lounge and had not seen a vacuum in a long time. The cooker hob was just as the previous occupier had left it, covered in grease splatters. The toilet seat was also dirty. I dread to think how long it has been since the windows were cleaned. A cleaner was sent to clean the place up but we did lose time as we did not wish to wait in such a dirty place. No proper apology was received

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Dirt and cold
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
Thank you for finding time for the feedback.
I am mortified to hear your thoughts after your several consecutive bookings with us - you have previously told us that you have remained loyal due to the consistently spotless interiors and quality of our properties and if we have failed to hit our previous highs I sincerely apologise.
Our excellent reputation at Exclusively Eastbourne is built upon impeccable customer service, so to arrive 10 minutes late for your arrival was a disappointment to us as well as you.
We pride ourselves on maintaining immaculate cleaning standards (as our previous reviews for this property highlight) so immediately returned to the apartment after your call to establish if anything was amiss and to rectify any problems.
The flooring in the lounge is exposed high quality sound-proofing material rather than carpeting - the contemporary design fitting in well with the newly refurbished interior. However, it can appear discoloured and for this reason we have discussed changes with the owner and it will have new carpet overlaid upon it this month.
We have recently taken on a new cleaner for the apartment (we find that having a single person responsible for a property ensures a consistently good finish) and she had not buffed the kitchen worktop to a level that we demand so she finished it off appropriately after we reviewed requirements.
I have to say that whilst the Hoover provided in the apartment and used by the cleaner isn't mind-blowingly powerful it is perfectly serviceable and the floors and carpets will always be clean for guests (obviously prior to any arrival). Similarly, the sash windows are regularly cleaned inside. Since you were with us in the winter the outside can take a battering from the elements so it won't always be free of marks.
The communal areas of the building are beyond our control, although we keep an eye on things. The other (permanent) residents are very quiet, and are happy with the more traditional finish of the period building rather than demanding the contemporary style of the holiday apartment
The central heating is completely controlled by individual guests to ensure that the temperature is spot on for their needs. Previous guests may have turned the thermostat down, but you can simply turn up the heat to a maximum of 30 degrees as outlined in the welcome pack provided for a really toasty feel. Being a fairly compact apartment it does warm up completely in about half an hour so I'm sorry if you missed the information. We would have talked you through the issue had you ever asked and, indeed, would have turned up the dial when I came to visit.
Sorry again if your experience tainted your trip to Eastbourne and I hope we see you again next year.
Carl
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Sheina18
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“a beautiful and spotlessly clean appartment with everything you could need”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

we rented this holiday flat through carl and sara stanger with whom we had dealt before so we were confident that what they told us about the property was true. We were not disappointed. Sara was there when we arrived to give us the keys and show us around. we were delighted to find everywhere spotless which was very important to us. Beds and bedding were comfortable and the place very bright and airy. There was even enough armchair seating for everyone without any squabbles! The location is great too. Five minute walk to sea front and about the same to train station and shopping centre. We would surely recommend this beautiful flat to anyone and would stay there again.





















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Liked best: I Liked everything about the property and the managers are the lovliest and most helpful people to deal with
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and your feedback for others.
At Exclusively Eastbourne Sarah and I look to train our housekeepers in all aspects to ensure that every property is spotless for our guests. But they will be delighted to hear your thoughts when I pass them on :)
I'm really pleased that you enjoyed Thorne Lodge - the owner has been very thoughtful in his design and I think the location takes some beating, being so close to the town centre, the train station and also the seafront, and on a lovely quiet street.
Thanks again for coming back to us time after time!
Carl
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Alan S
1 review
“Faultless accomodation”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at this property in early April and booked it based on a review by an earlier occupier. The photos on Tripadviser were an accurate indication of the flat which had apparently only recently become available. We were made to feel very welcome by the agents acting on behalf of the owners.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the flat was truly spotless with most if not all the kitchen equipment and furniture almost new.
As far as location is concerned, you could not really be better positioned. The railway station , seafront and large shopping center are literally a few minutes walk away. We took our car but in reality, it was not necessary for us. Parking could be an issue in the peak holiday periods as with all coastal resorts, but you can buy daily parking permits for £1 a day from the agents.
Cannot really think of anything negative to say about our own experience here and would certainly stay here again if we decide to revisit.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 May 2014
Thanks for leaving a review for other guests and I hope your feedback gives others the reassurance to also book Thorne Apartment.
We at Exclusively Eastbourne always try to give realistic information and true to life photos as we would never want to create any disappointment.
Great to hear that the location was ideal for you - leaving your car in place for the duration of a holiday is always a great sign :) and I'm pleased you enjoyed the thoughtful furnishings and tasteful decoration.
I hope we see you again
Carl
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