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Hotel & Travel Information

The GoE Energy Conference takes place at the The View Hotel on the south-coast of the United Kingdom, You'll be treated to gorgeous views towards the sea, the historic pier and the South Downs National Park. We find this hotel perfect for relaxing, unwinding and enjoying the energy of the conference.

Eastbourne, East Sussex is well connected by road and has a direct train line to London Gatwick Airport and London Victoria train stations. 

The conference venue can be found right on the seafront and there are plenty of hotels in the area that accommodate for all budgets. There are also plenty of eateries in the area catering for all dietary needs.

Since 1998, we've had the pleasure of looking after delegates coming to us from all over the world. Whether you're coming from a few miles, or a few thousand miles, we hope you find this information here useful. Anything else? Contact the GoE.

GoE Energy Conference Venue - The View Hotel


Situated at the heart of Eastbourne's historic seafront is The View, a hotel rated by Trip Advisor visitors as scoring 90% and being awarded the “Certificate of Excellence” in 2013. Once you step out of any of the hotels many sea-facing balconies it is easy to understand why they are considering changing their name to reflect the gorgeous and unrestricted vistas across the English Channel.

Eastbourne is a beautiful seaside town on the southern coast of the UK and is situated approx 17 miles East of Brighton & Hove and approx 65 miles South of London. Eastbourne has good road links to the M25 and by direct train is about 55 minutes away from London Gatwick International Airport and about 85 minutes away from London Victoria.

Within walking distance of the venue is the South-Downs National Park and also Beachy Head which is the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. This sheltered position contributes to Eastbourne’s title of sunniest place in Great Britain – perfect for the GoE's annual energy gathering.

Also within a few hundred yards is Eastbourne's famous pier and town centre with its wide selection of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops.

Eastbourne Pier At Sunset 2014

Along with its name change from "The Eastbourne Centre", The View Hotel has gone through a complete transformation in the past few years and has been recently refurbished to a high standard. The building is owned by the Unite Union, which is why they offer first-class conference facilities, but the management have begun seeking a name for themselves as a destination hotel on the south coast of England.

The Hotel's Features:

  • Bed & breakfast at the The View Hotel start at £65.00 per night
  • Advanced purchase (non-refundable) option available. Save 10% on your room.
  • Friendly, approachable staff
  • Extensive lunch menu available in ground floor bar
  • Free wifi throughout hotel
  • Premium wifi also available
  • Parking available outside the hotel
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Restaurant & Bar – both serving traditional English food
  • Wide selection of restaurants and other hotels within a few minutes walk of the venue
  • Roof terrace available to guests staying over
  • Non-smoking throughout the venue but they've got plenty of balconies and outside areas
  • Check-in: 3.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Check-out: before 10:30am - Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm.

How to Book

Please contact The View Hotel directly for the latest availability and to book a room:

  • Phone: (UK)+44 (0)01323 433904
  • You can also check availability and book online by clicking here.

Important: We have been told that rooms are likely to sell out quickly so we recommend to book early if you'd want to stay at the conference hotel. If The View Hotel does sell out, or you would like a cheaper alternative, there are dozens of other hotels within a five minute walk of the venue. Click here to view them on TripAdvisor.

Travel Information

Eastbourne Centre


The venue is situated on Eastbourne's main seafront promenade between The Pier and the The Wish Tower

Hotel address:

The View Hotel
Grand Parade
East Sussex
BN21 4DN

If you need directions on route please call the hotel direct on: 01323 433 900

Ticketed on-street parking is available and is applied between Monday – Sunday, 8.00am – 6.00pm:


Eastbourne has a direct train link to stations including London Victoria (approx 85 minutes), Gatwick International Airport (approx 55 minutes) and Brighton & Hove (approx 35 minutes). Once you arrive at Eastbourne Station you can choose between either a short taxi-ride or 12 minute/0.6 mile walk to the venue:

Air Travel - London Gatwick International Airport

We recommend London Gatwick International Airport for our International visitors as it has a direct line train links with Eastbourne. However, other airports are also available including London Heathrow & London Stanstead and your onward journey could be by coach (either to Eastbourne or London Gatwick Airport), taxi, hire car (car rental) or by using the London tube network.

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