My girlfriend had booked this hotel through Groupon and although I had read a few comments suggesting that the hotel is only worth considering if through a voucher, I would say that I would have enjoyed my stay just as much if I had paid a more standard price, having paid more for certain modern hotels with no character or atmosphere.
The building is very much historical and you'd have to be a very deluded hotel guest to expect Radisson or Hilton modern style when entering such a place. You would also miss the whole old world charm of this place.
The spa does fit unusually with the rest of the hotel but with a sauna, steam room and a small pool, this was more than enough.
I would not tolerate any lack of cleanliness that some reviewers seem to have suggested and did not see any such issues.
We stayed in the main building and our room did have a slightly musty smell that you may expect from an old building but this was hardly noticeable and I only include this here to provide a full and honest assessment of our stay.
The meal in the evening was top notch and although this was included in our stay, the £20 advertised price seemed incredibly reasonable (but then, maybe this may be related to our being used to London prices).
I'd recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lewes for the first time (as we were) and who is looking for a hotel with character, excellent customer service, good food and the nice bonus of decent spa facilities.
The manager asked us how our stay was going, clearly wanting to hear any concerns we may have, which was also a nice touch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Legacy White Hart Hotel is an unusual 16th century coaching inn. The original Tudor building has been sympathetically extended to incorporate a good standard of facilities whilst retaining its wonderful historic character. The public rooms boast period features, original oak beams, stone Tudor fireplaces, oak paneling and creaking, sloping floors. Then step into our leisure facilities complete with heated swimming pool and fully equipped gym offering treadmills, weight benches, cross trainers and much more. The hotel is within close proximity of Brighton and Falmer and Eastbourne. The train station is a short stroll from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Hart Lewes
- White Hart Hotel Lewes, East Sussex