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Hotel Review:

The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel For this month’s hotel review, Sussex Business Times enjoyed an overnight stay at the very local Boship Farm Hotel, getting a taste for all it has to offer it’s guests The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel is the most recent property added Review to the Lions Group portfolio, all of which are now owned by Mr Sheikh Abid Gulzar, who has over the last few years made quite the reputation for himself since moving to Eastbourne from London, with an aim of innovating and improving the town and its surrounding areas. With its 17 acres of beautiful countryside land, the hotel is home to a variety of wildlife and creatures. Located 9 miles away from Eastbourne itself, the hotel is just a 10 minute drive from Hailsham’s high street, Herstmonceux Castle and Science Centre. The Hotel is an original 1690’s country house that now boasts more than 40 en suite bedrooms with 4 function rooms. The Boship (Lions) Farm Hotel would make the perfect venue for a family weekend away, a romantic couple’s break or a picturesque wedding. All the staff at the hotel are completely committed to caring for their guests and ensuring each and every one gets the maximum

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out of their stay – something SBT got to experience first hand. The owner of the hotel himself – a busy man at that – made himself available to me for a quick chat, explaining his aims and responsibilities with regards to his hotels in Eastbourne and how he ensures everything is run smoothly and to the highest of standards. He employs only the best staff in the hospitality sector, all of whom were attentive, polite and on hand to cater to our every need. Of course, the hotel itself sports many different features and facilities. Outside sits a refreshing outdoor heated

swimming pool, which is open from May through to September. While it had closed by the time I arrived, I can only imagine how relaxing a swim would have been. Beside it is a fullsized tennis court, offering guests a friendly match in the sun, or equally as nice – guests can unwind on the pier overlooking the scenic lake that surrounds the hotel. In addition to this, outside the front of the building you will find a children’s playground, along with a huge amount of free parking for the residents of the hotel. The Tudor Bar is located on the ground floor in the main building of the hotel – open until 11pm for both residents and non-residents – surrounded by unique, original décor and an open log fire. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, which allowed us to go out and explore the nearby surroundings once we’d settled into our room. The hotel has 4 function rooms available – The Tudor Lounge, Sussex Room, Willow Room and Oak Room – and caters to functions of all kinds, whether you are looking for a private room to conduct interviews or huge

Sussex Business Times - Issue 414  

Sussex Business Times - Issue 414 - July 2017

Sussex Business Times - Issue 414  

Sussex Business Times - Issue 414 - July 2017

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