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“Small but Adequate”
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Motel Schmotel
Ranked #35 of 93 Brighton B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small but Adequate”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

I enjoyed staying in this little B&B. The room (1) is small and the en suite even smaller, also the room is by the entrance, so although you hear all the comings and goings, but it was not a problem for me. The decor was tired and in need a bit a spruce up. The breakfast was ok, I would have prefered the traditional english breakfast as an option though. You can have breakfast in your room which is a nice touch. The location is very good - close to seafront and the Lanes shopping area. The owner was very friendly and very helpful. Car Parking at the back was a bonus, £10 when the car Park across the road was £25.
All in all a very pleasant stay with some pluses, would I stay here again? Probably not I would give another B&B in the Brighton area a chance to impress..

Room Tip: Only have room 1 if you are a heavy sleeper.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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teddington
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

When ever we stay in Brighton ( which is quite a lot) we try and book a room here. The staff are so friend and accommodating and the breakfast in bed is always brilliant and I have never had a bad nights sleep.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

A well located cosy hotel full of character. Breakfast in bed was a real treat. Bed was wonderful and cosy with tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Room was small but prob because there was a 3rd bed in there.

Room Tip: No lift but there were 2 bedrooms on ground floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

This is a really great little hotel. My room was perfect - tiny but so full of considerate touches and sound basics like a modern well designed shower room, a great mattress, free bottles water and chocolate biscuits. It was so cosy - I could have stayed there throughout my short stay. Breakfast - included in price - is excellent...and I loved the way you're almost encouraged to have it in your room at no extra cost. The selection was great - and all fresh. And again lovely touches like Happy New Year written on the boiled eggs! I really could carry on raving about the service and the friendliness of the owners. What a great start to 2014 - thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

It was a wild and stormy night in Brighton (the weather!) but at Motel Schmotel all was cosy and peaceful. Yes its small and the bathroom even smaller but absolutely snug and full of charm. Its not corporate. very quiet for a city centre. The parking in Brighton City is always mega expensive but if you book early there are a couple of bays at the back of house for £10 / day - worthwhile. Ah yes the full english - very good with great products used. Simple instructions via TXT let you book breakfast the night before from a menu in the room - simple. I will stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antibes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Very quirky, but in a very nice way, the owner could not be more helpful.
This venue does exactly what it says on the tin, it is a 3 star bed and breakfast in a great location.
Probably the best nights sleep I have had in a long time, I understand the mattresses are new, they are extremely comfortable . The breakfast was fabulous, local hand made sausages, and free range eggs and the most unusual milk jug I have ever seen!!!!!
Definitely go back.

Room Tip: Room 4 is super ( just unplug the fridge unit!) and I had a peep at room 10, perfect for a romantic...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Lovely and very helpful hosts. Great location. Our room although small was really comfortable and very well equipped. Breakfast was delicious and an added luxury of being served in bed. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely stay again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel Schmotel
Address: 37 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on pretty Russell Square, smack bang in the centre of it all, you will be 2 min. walk from the main shopping centre, Brighton's fantastic beach, car parks, The Lanes, Hove and The Brighton Centre for gigs and conferences. All our rooms are en suite (en suites refurbished in May 2008), with clean fresh bed linen, fluffy white towels, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk. Free view and Wi-Fi are in all rooms. ... more   less 
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