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“Lovely Hotel :-)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Motel Schmotel
Ranked #35 of 98 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Hotel :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2010

My debut two days stay in Motel Schmotel, was such a pleasure, that my once-favourite B&B in Brighton, has now become history!
Owners, Paul & Amsy, are warm friendly & helpful people; they have such a successful business there (think I booked the last room in-time, 3 days earlier), which is run with a relax down-to-earth approach, that its filtered through the ambience of the hotel. My small-double room, was cosy modern comfortable & clean, with the view of... OK,
was the back of the Hilton Hotel, but nevermind! :-D With touch-switch bed-side lamps; the smell of baking-bread in the morning and the shower-head is like showering in a Rain-storm, than a Drizzle. And the Breakfasts are so Delicious! Both times ordered for Breakfast-in-Bed, but when I return there, will be in a more social mood, to dine in the Breakfast-Room; because I felt guilty the guys had to climb many stairs, to the top-floor.

I highly recommend Motel-Schmotel, for anyone visiting Brighton; and I'm already looking forward to return there, in the near future.

Thank you. :-)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2010

I have stayed in a fair few hotels and b&b's worldwide and I can happily say that the high standard of service and customer care given to guests at Motel Schmotel is that of a quality boutique hotel and you are made welcome by Paul or Amsy, the moment you set foot in the front door.

As the name would suggest, this is a fun and quirky little b&b, which is tucked away in a quiet square just around the corner from Churchill Square shopping centre and a three minute walk from the beachfront.

At the time of our visit, the 'Skinny Twin' room 11, had just been redecorated and refitted...literally, I think they finished earlier that day!
As we were the first guests to use the room, Paul and Amsy very thoughtfully provided a half size bottle of champers and strawberries in our mini fridge to welcome us. (It was delicious, Thank you!). The room itself is beautifully turned out with great decor, and as the room name suggests, although 'skinny', the fixtures and fittings are very well thought out to allow the maximum space the room can allow.

We didn't get a chance to see the other rooms, but judging from the photos on the Motel Schmotel website, our room, and the public areas - hall, breakfast room, I would expect that each bedroom is bright, comfortable, relaxing, welcoming and impressively decorated, and a touch bigger than the 'Skinny Twin' ;-)
*Please note, this is a small building, and therefore it has small-to-average sized rooms for the UK, but they are by no means cramped. Common sense would dictate that this would be obvious for a 11 room b&b, but some people can be a bit dim.*

Now, down to business.
The Breakfasts...my god, you couldn't want for more! There is an impressive range of options, and they don't skimp on the portion size either. And, if like us, you have a particularly heavy night before, they can bring it to you in bed! (Subject to pre-order).

All in all, it's the friendly service, (we couldn’t find the hairdryer, so one was bought and delivered to our room within 15 minutes of reporting it) and the finer, sunny details, (Motel Schmotel 'Brighton-rock' candy sweeties instead of the standard mint on your pillow, weather report written on the chalk board on the kitchen door), that really make this a fantastic place to stay. This is in my top ten of favourite accommodations, and everyone is going to know it!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2010

Put a pin in the web and got this petite hotel. Found it on a lovely quiet square in Brighton. Minutes from the sea and the town centre. Amsy and Paul responded immediately to email re booking and apologised for not calling back. (Busy with children.) Friendly website, obviously real people talking to you. (No sense of formal 'terms and conditions'.) And reality even better. They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, telling us about reasonably priced parking nearby, offering maps, directions, and a key to the front door.

You can have breakfast in bed. How great is that! But if you make it to the small, but delightful, breakfast room there is also marmite, posh French jams and Green and Black's organic chocolate spread. And you can dip into the jars as often as you like. There's a great variety of cooked breakfasts, including a veggie, plus home made bread, local produce and fair trade tea and coffee.

We will return.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

just stayed here after reading reviews on tripadvisor. Went there with wife and parents, we had the bath room which was super clean and had everything we needed. Absolutely awesome place, great place, really good location and really friendly owners and staff.

would recommend this to anyone and if i head back to brighton i will definately stay there!

thanks for the stay!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

Paul & Amsy both very very helpful nothing to much trouble very accomandating will be back for sure many thanks both for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2010

Another fantastic stay at our favourite little B&B! Me and my partner recently stayed at Motel Schmotel for a second time and it was so nice to be back.
Still just as good as the 1st time, the service 10/10 Amsy + Paul are the best ever.
There's been a few changes in the place, new rooms and design going on downstairs which looks absolutely awesome, I'm so jealous of that big flower mirror! :D
It has to be the best place to stay in Brighton, friendly, clean, funky, cosy, happy, location, breakfasts are still probably the best in brighton, it has everything you could be looking for.
It was really nice seeing you guys again, you make us feel so welcome :) cant wait to be back for another stay I hope we can make it down soon!

Loads of love,
Ben + Shane.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2010

A great, reasonably priced bed and breakfast, centrally located but without city centre noise. Very clean with lovely care and attention to detail in the rooms, wonderful friendly service with excellent and tasty breakfast choices

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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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 98 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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