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The Shelleys

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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“superior room”(19 reviews)
“lovely hotel”(20 reviews)
“drawing room”(5 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Family Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hotel with lots of character and charm. Staff are friendly and attentive and make you feel at ease. Breakfast was well presented and tasty. We enjoyed a delicious dinner after drinks in the garden.

Thank Mark S
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 2 weeks ago

What a super review and thank you so much for visiting us from the wilds of Kent. Needless to say Team Shelleys are very much looking forward to seeing you again as you were delightful guests

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some good things. Central location. The young staff were friendly. The room was large. The bed comfy. Our room was at the front. We asked to be at the back but were told that because we’d book after a certain date we had...More

Thank 135alanb
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 4 weeks ago

The Shelleys retains a delightful old world charm and can trace its history back to the Sixteenth century. Whilst we were sorry to learn your stay did not hit all the right notes, there do seem to have been many positive aspects of your stay....More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very nice room, well furnished. The breakfast was disappointing. We went down to breakfast at 8:40 (service is 08:00-10:00). There were about a dozen tables in the dining room. 3 tables were occupied so not so busy. There seemed to be 2 serving staff but...More

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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 14 August 2018

We were sorry to read the breakfast service appears to have let the side down, even though elements were good. More positive was your experience of the bedroom and hotel overall. Hopefully you will not be deterred from a return visit when we will do...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stayed at the Shellys for one night in July and it was a very pleasant experience. The free parking is particularly useful in Lewes. The standard room was comfortable and clean and the bathroom in particular was really light and airy. The staff let...More

Thank Alan482013
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 4 weeks ago

What a super review and thank you so much for visiting us from along the coast. Your recommendation means a great deal and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Just recently returned from a few days staying in this hotel. Was a bit concerned about a recent review but after speaking to the hotel was happy. Our room was excellent roomy, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent...More

Thank Bettyboo239
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for this lovely review and for choosing the Shelleys. You were super guests and hopefully we can see you again before too long

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Description
Step off the historic High Street in the beautiful county town of Lewes and into the peaceful tranquility of The Shelleys; an elegantly sublime 17th Century, family-run, country house hotel. The Shelleys offers ...More discreet service, with high standards, within a uniquely calm ambience, with friendly staff who anticipate your every need. With nineteen luxury boutique rooms, all en-suite, each designed and decorated to reflect our Georgian origins and fitted with a television and Wi-Fi access; The Shelleys perfectly combines English tradition with contemporary luxury. Dating back to 1588, The Shelleys is a grade II* listed property – falling into the 4% bracket viewed as a “particularly important building of more than special interest” by English Heritage… Located close to Brighton and Eastbourne, this East Sussex hotel is the perfect venue for a change of scene. Whether it’s a weekend of rest and relaxation, a romantic break, or a base from which to explore the surrounding historical town and South Downs, you’ll find your every need is anticipated at The Shelleys. The a la carte lunch and dinner menu is available in the stylish award-winning Apostrophe Restaurant or on the brick-paved terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens. Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea, Drinks and Bar Lunches are also available throughout the day. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$128 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Shelleys Hotel Lewes
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Shelleys Hotel Lewes
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Hotel Shelleys
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The Shelleys Lewes, East Sussex
Location
United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
19
Price range
US$128 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Shelleys Hotel Lewes
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Shelleys Hotel Lewes
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Hotel Shelleys
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The Shelleys Lewes, East Sussex
Location
United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
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Dining (7)
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"Stay away from the front rooms - they are right on the noisy street!"
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"overlooking garden"
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"Quieter at the back but that didn't bother us!"
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"All rooms are excellent and all have Wifi"
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