In the ‘70s the Transport and General Workers Union built a state of the art training facility and conference centre on the seafront in Eastbourne. It ran successfully for many years giving union members the chance to visit Eastbourne from all over the country and enjoy stunning views of the Sussex shoreline from Hastings all the way to Beachy Head.

The hotel was originally open only to TGWU members and then in 2006 it became an open hotel welcoming non-union members under the title “The Eastbourne Centre”.

In 2014 the hotel was renamed “The View” and started a multi-million pound refurbishment to give the hotel the very latest, state of the art facilities. The Hotel now offers sophisticated facilities to visit, stay or hold a conference and prides itself on offering a completely up to date personal service with free WiFi facilities throughout the hotel, tailored events and a variety of meetings and event packages.

Visit The View for a polished, inner city experience with a friendly seaside feel. Situated close to the theatre district and town centre it is ideally located and easily assessable by public transport and car.

The Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Airbourne Lunch at The View because its views of the beach and air show are without doubt the best in Eastbourne. After lunch the members can watch the air show from the hotel roof and enjoy panoramic 360° views of the Downs and the sea.  On a clear day you can watch the Red Arrows fly in from Biggin Hill over the Downs and you can just about see France over the Channel.

Blue room 1The hotel’s newly refurbished restaurant caters for up to 120 guests and is open 7 days a week. The Vista Bar & Lounge welcomes non-residents throughout the day and evening for drinks and food with an outside terrace with a sea view.

For a room with a view, visit The View Hotel at