Apollo Guest House & Apartments
Take a break in Hastings, relax by the sea...
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  Local Area Blog


 Do you celebrate the Battle of Hastings?

Yes, in mid October, Hastings has a week of celebrations ending on the Saturday with a major torchlight procession around the town followed by a massive bonfire on the beach and a stunning firework display. This year being the 950th anniversary there are much more events being planned. Take a look at the Root 1066 web page.

 How far away is the Apollo to the beach?

Approximately 200 meters.

 Is there a café near to the Apollo?

Yes, there are many places to have breakfast in the town. Most within 2 -5 minutes walk.

 Where can I park when I am staying at the Apollo?

There is a car park for 250 cars within 2 minutes walk. We supply a free voucher to park overnight. The daily charge is approximately £6.

 Are there some nice restaurants in Hastings or St Leonards?

Yes, there is a great selection of ALL types of restaurants in the town.

 How far is Rye away?

Rye is around a 20 - 30 minute drive or train ride away.

 Can I catch a train or bus to Rye?

Yes, the train and bus stations are 3 minutes walk from the Apollo.

 Are you close to the seafront?

Yes, approximately 200 meters. A walk along the seafront from Hastings through St Leonards to Bexhill is 5 miles.

 Are there many shops in Hastings and St Leonards?

We have a shopping centre just around the corner and there are many other independent retailers around the town and in St Leonards.

 How far is St Leonards from Hastings?

It is around 15 minute lovely walk along the promenade.

We are coming from France via the Channel Tunnel. What is the easiest way to get to Hastings by train?

If the train is booked to stop at Ashford, there you must change and catch the service to Hastings. If not, continue to Ebsfleet International and change trains (aproxamately every 30 minutes) to take you back to Ashford International where you will find a through service to Hastings.

 Do I need to bring towels?

No. Towels are supplied. We use luxury Linenhall 650GSM cotton combed towels. Although you will need your own if you need them for the beach.

I know this is an unusual question, but are the beds comfortable? 

You may know that mattresses come in all sorts of comfort levels, from hard (orthopaedic) to very soft. We have gone down the middle and opted for the medium Flexcell Pocket 1000. We did ask our guests on their quality of sleep on these and everyone said they were extremely comfortable. 

Is there Tea/Coffee making facilities in the room?

Yes, with supplies of tea, coffee, chocolate, fresh water, fruit juice and biscuits.

How far away is the Apollo to the Hastings Chess congress?

The Apollo is situated in the town centre about 15 minute walk away from the Congress.

Do you do discounts for chess players?

Yes, if you book for 9 days or more. Weekend tournament players also receive discounts.

I wish to attend the Eastbourne air show, how far away is Eastbourne?

There are usually 3 trains an hour that run to Eastbourne, the journey time is about 30 minutes. It will take around 45 minutes to drive.

Is the site of the famous Battle of Hastings close by?

Senlac Hill is the site and this is situated in the town of Battle. You can spend a good few hours in the town with its attractions, e.g. Battle Abbey, The Battle's exhibition centre & Yesterdays World.

Are you very close to the Sussex Coast College and The Brighton University?

They are both approximately 3 minutes walk away.

Are you close to the bus, coach and train stations?

3 minutes. We can see the train station from the front door, the buses also stop outside the station. The coach drop off point is 5 minutes walk through the town centre.

Do you have plug sockets in the room?

Yes, there are several sockets in the rooms. There is also a USB charging socket.


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