Zanzibar Hotel in Hastings voted in The Sunday Times list of ‘Best Beach Hotels’.

This is the second time the hotel has been recognised by The Times newspaper.  The year we opened we made their ‘Top 10 hotels in the country’ following a score of 29/30 in their anonymously reviewed ‘checking-in’ section.  Last Sunday (June 17th) we were thrilled to be included in their list of ‘Best Seaside Hotels’.  The review focused on the vast unbroken sea-views from the front facing rooms, and cited the secluded beaches of Hastings and St Leonards for long lazy afternoon walks.

The addition of the restaurant has made a huge difference to the overall guest experience.  Hastings has been crying-out for a decent new restaurant. A combination of very good food served in a wonderful atmosphere, with friendly yet professional waitress service is proving to be an irresistible formula.  Last week, 90% of the hotel guests opted to eat-in. When you read their feedback on the restaurant website and on other restaurant review sites such as, you can see why The Times has decided to single-out the hotel for special praise once again.



Five star hotel in Hastings or Rye

The Zanzibar Hotel gets many great reviews on tripadvisor and across many hotel review platforms, but it likes nothing more than getting five stars in all categories like it has in it’s recent reviews.  The addition of the restaurant 7 months ago has made a big difference to the level of service the hotel provides and the quality of the guest stay.  Room service facilities and demand has increased significantly.  The staff are fitter than ever from carrying trays of delicious food up and down the stairs, particularly to the penthouse suite!  

The Zanzibar hotel has been given five stars for Rye hotels too, given it’s proximity to the cinque ports town near by.  And when better to visit than during the Rye Bay scallop festival.  This runs from February 25th until March 4th 2012 and the town will be a throng of sea food lovers!  The brilliant restaurants will be showing off their gourmet talents with up to a million scallops over the course of the week and it really is an event not to be missed!  The Zanzibar is a 15 minute drive to Rye and about the same by train.  Why not combine the two for a couple of days away?  We have good last minute hotel deals for next week so there are no excuses!  Hastings and Rye are a direct train from Charing Cross or London Bridge.  In an hour and half you could be sitting in one of our big sea view suites with a glass of champagne and your first taste of this years huge Rye Bay scallops from our gourmet restaurant – served with grilled haloumi and Kent pear puree – you can’t go wrong!  We hope to see you soon.