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Motel Schmotel
Ranked #34 of 94 Brighton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 July 2009

My two girlfriends and I have just had a lovely stay here. We have an annual girls weekend in Brighton and we have stayed in some real dumps, I can tell you, many in the same square as this hotel. Motel Schmotel however, was absolutely lovely, a real find. Genuinely friendly and laid back owners (who also live there) and who you can see really care about you having an enjoyable stay. Amazing breakfast (available delivered to your room) - the Sussex sausage was delicious! huge portions too and if you thought fry ups were unhealthy, think again; not a greasy splodge in sight. We stayed in a triple room - one single bed and a huge king size (?) double - so big that I shared it with my friend and it felt I was sleeping on my own. It's the small touches too - a small fridge in the room with fresh milk, a bottle of water and Penguins (the biscuit), Fairtrade tea/sugar/coffee, complimentary toiletries, a breakfast menu that let you choose builder's tea! Clean and tidy room with ensuite shower room - yes, the shower cubicle was small, but how much time do you really want to spend in there when on holiday?! Great location too for the seafront and for the shops. All in all, a really fab stay and we've already booked up for next year. That's how much we liked it.

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Reviewed 27 June 2009

Inventive name, clean rooms (fabulous smelling linen), fresh flowers and amazing breakfast (particular compared to previous experiences with English breakfast). Not least, very friendly and laidback owners. All set for a relaxing holiday in Brighton. I loved it all, almost. The only minus was the small bathroom (however, it was very cleverly fitted out).

I will defintely go back if I'm visiting Brighton again.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2009

I've stayed in five hotels in brighton: the casablanca (might not be open anymore, bloody hope not), the thistle, the artist's residence, and the metropole.

Motel Schmotel is the best by a long chalk: the best breakfast (second best was the artist's residence); the nicest people (artist's residence in second place again); they have a bunch of DVDs and it's just lovely.

Interestingly, it was the smallest room of all the hotels, with a tiny, but perfectly formed shower room (I think Room 7 is the smallest room they have); it had a very very comfortable bed, is on a nice, quiet little square, and was head and shoulder's above the other hotels that I stayed in.

Breakfast was really, really good - great bacon, sausage, and eggs with really good home fries (with potato and sweet potato) and home made bread.

lovely people, great place.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank karl1969
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Reviewed 23 June 2009

This is one of the best bed and breakfasts we've ever stayed in - the family running it were extremely friendly and keen to recommend places to visit and good restaurants to eat it. Our room was beautifully turned out, with good quality toiletries, towels and other complementary 'stuff'. They even have a good selection of DVDs that they can lend you for your stay, and in the morning they served us a great breakfast in bed - no extra charge! Incidentally, for vegetarians / vegans this is the place to stay, as they were very accomodating, offering to go to the shop for soya milk, and there was more than one vegan breakfast option. Can't recommend Motel Schmotel enough!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2009

This hotel was perfect for us. It was a haven after a day at Conference. The rooms are clean and bright and the facilities are perfect. The choice of breakfasts is amazing and set us all up for the day.
The family that run this hotel make you feel like part of the family for the time you are there.
Thank you

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank gunison
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Reviewed 6 June 2009

The room was clean, tidy and modern. Located in the city centre, easy walking distance to everywhere in Brighton. Owners are very accomodation, huge range of food on offer for breakfast. Amazing experience, will definitely return!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2009

My husband, son and I thoroughly enjoyed are short break at Brighton. The breakfast was excellent particularly liked the sweet potatoes and the chance to have breakfast in bed. Lovely bedroom and shower room. Beds very comfy. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank joeygirl_9
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Additional Information about 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 #34 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range: £62 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Schmotel 3*
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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