Lions Boship Farm Hotel


Lions Boship Farm Hotel Lower Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 4AT

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The Boship Lions Farm Hotel is set in peaceful grounds, part of this hotel date back to the 1650’s. It has a full size tennis court, a restaurant and is 15 minutes drive from Eastbourne and the scenic coast. The Boship Lions Farm Hotel room’s all have a flat screen, freeview enabled television, complimentary tea and coffee facilities and views of the extensive gardens and country side.

Each room also features a trouser press and a private en suite bathroom and hairdryers in the room. The Hotel has the Tudor Bar for residents and non residents to come and enjoy a light lunch or light dinner (reservations are advised to avoid disappointment), served daily throughout the day. The Tudor Bar is open from 11. 00am daily for refreshments as well as tea and coffee. With an original brick fire place in the Tudor Bar, there is also a Civil War – era tunnel linking the building with the nearby Michelham Priory. Hailsham is 2 miles from the Boship Lions Farm and has local shops and restaurants; the historic site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings is 20 minutes drive from the Hotel. The Hotel also has free Wi – Fi facilities in the public areas and ample free onsite parking. Guests can sample classic English Cuisine and unusual local and seasonal dishes in the Cromwells Restaurant. Reservations are advised to avoid disappointment – make a reservation online (via the guest’s comment box) or contact the Hotel prior to arrival. The Boship Lions Farm Hotel is a Dog Friendly Hotel and there is a charge of £10. 00 (with no food) per dog per night and this is an additional charge upon arrival of the Hotel.

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Showing Tuesday 4 August 2015 to Wednesday 5 August 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception, Limited Hours Room Service, Limited room service for hot food, Concierge, Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available, Children's Facilities - Outdoor, Pets Allowed
Wedding Licence, Porter, Ground floor bedrooms
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Private dining services
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
In room entertainment
TV, Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Trouser press in each room, Telephone In Each Room
Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Access To Restaurant, Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces
Tennis Courts

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

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All reviews (9)

78% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Michael W

  • July 2015

Where do I start?

A number of things would put me off staying at this place, and now I understand why it was the only hotel listed with rooms available in the area.

The carpets leading to my room were threadbare. The door does not open fully because the furniture does not fit. The ageing tatty decoration is in need of a revamp. The shower is powerful, but leaks so that you cannot avoid a flood on the bathroom floor and use all the towels to clean it up. The tiles are coming away from the wall. The above two must be contributing to the rotting timber under the bath. Amazingly the bathroom light cover is missing exposing live wires above the shower. Unbelievable. The kettle lead is so short you have to unplug it to pour the kettle out or do it on the floor instead. I could go on. I had to go to work and return around 3:00 am. The receptionist had told me the night porter would let me in so, stupidly, I checked in my key. At 3:00 am when I arrived the doorbell didn't work and banging on the door didn't bring anyone. The hotel phone line went to answering machine. I resorted to looking around the hotel to try to find a way to gain access without any luck. I returned to the front entrance and continued with banging on the door and phoning. After 15 minutes I noticed the light from a TV in a room near to the door. I craned my neck around the window to see the night porter fast asleep in a chair. I banged on the window as hard as I could without breaking it - after a few moments he woke up. I told him I had been outside trying to get in for 15 minutes but he didn't apologise but asked me if I had had a nice day at which point I probably lost my temper. The hotel is a very unusual place with diverse range of animal statuary and a swan boat on a lake. I think they should spend less money on giant plastic pandas and giraffes and more on improving the quality of the accommodation.

  • Steve G

  • June 2015

Good value for money, quirky but nice

The welcome was great, the room good and the hotel generally (especially the grounds) was also good.

Range of food if we had wanted to eat in was rather basic. Staff all very good, especially the night porter, who was very helpful.

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