I didn't know what we had been booked into until I had arrived as someone else had booked for us. Had I known it was a very old quaint property I probably wouldn't have booked there as in my previous experiences what this type of property has in spades is a history, oak beams, creaky floorboards, quaint pots and pans on display etc etc. I was right, all that was missing was Mrs Overall from Acorn Antiques waddling in with a tray of tea. We arrived late 12.45am and even though we had informed them of this the night porter said no one had told him and that they had all just gone without a word to him.... Alarm bells were just starting to ring in my head. He asked me to sign in and gave me an electronic key card, maybe I was wrong I thought, maybe this premises had moved with the times. After sending us on our way pointing into the distance we eventually found our room which was no bigger than a broom cupboard, my wife had to lay on the bed to enable me to move around the room and visa versa. The Television was a flat screen 14 inch model and had to be unplugged every time my wife used the hair dryer. When the plug was removed it then fell behind the furniture and had to be hooked back to where I could plug it back in. Breakfast was of the highest standard, the choice and selection was superb and was one of the best I have ever had. My wife complained about the size of the room and after a little while we were told that they would be upgrading us and could we please collect our belongings and were given the room key for the bridal suite. This was much bigger and was the standard of room I was expecting however my brother in law had also complained as he had problems with noise outside his room with anyone who walked down the corridor sounding like it was the changing of the guards inside his room only to be compounded by the stomping of the staff delivering the room service, banging on the neighbours door and bellowing room service all morning. He wasn't impressed and reported the incidents. They apologised said that they would inform the staff not to do it again and refunded one of his nights stay. In conclusion, it wasn't cheap €110.00 a night for bed and breakfast and they don't pretend to be a Marriott or Holiday Inn and they can only work with the building they've got, but I won't be in a rush to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its origins in the 14th century this hotel is situated in one of England’s prettiest villages, set in extensive gardens with a stunning backdrop of the South Downs. An ideal retreat when visiting Glyndebourne, walking the South Downs, or visiting the attractive towns, villages and stunning coastline of East Sussex. The hotel has a heated swimming pool available from May to September and has direct access to the South Downs way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Deans Place Alfriston
- Deans Place, Country Hotel And Restaurant Alfriston, East Sussex