Lovely rooms, Posh toiletries, Luxurious bath and even your own dressing gowns made the Shelley’s Hotel a banker for a romantic valentine’s night.
The hotel is ideally situated for a stroll into town or a trip up to the Castle and within comfortable walking distance of the train station. Although it lacks the views or large grounds that a posh countryside hotel might offer, the location was extremely convenient and had enough luxury to make for a special treat.
Staff were friendly and helpful- they even gave us an upgrade later on in the day to a beautiful room with huge bed.
We didn't eat at the hotel. Apart from stretching our budget, the menu seemed over-elaborate and anywhere that puts Fois Gras on the menu doesn't really warrant our custom. We did however indulge in a lovely full afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches and scones.
Lewes is a wonderful place to visit with its unique shops and ancient historical buildings. I would have said 'quaint' but it's a nice mixture of new and old and has the feel of a working town rather than a twee tourist attraction. Shelley's added the finishing touches and brownie points were notched up in the thousands for St Valentine himself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step off the historic High Street in the beautiful county town of Lewes and into the peaceful tranquility of The Shelleys; an elegantly sublime 17th Century, family-run, country house hotel. The Shelleys offers discreet service, with high standards, within a uniquely calm ambience, with friendly staff who anticipate your every need. With nineteen luxury boutique rooms, all en-suite, each designed and decorated to reflect our Georgian origins and fitted with a television and Wi-Fi access; The Shelleys perfectly combines English tradition with contemporary luxury. Dating back to 1588, The Shelleys is a grade II* listed property – falling into the 4% bracket viewed as a “particularly important building of more than special interest” by English Heritage… Located close to Brighton and Eastbourne, this East Sussex hotel is the perfect venue for a change of scene. Whether it’s a weekend of rest and relaxation, a romantic break, or a base from which to explore the surrounding historical town and South Downs, you’ll find your every need is anticipated at The Shelleys. The a la carte lunch and dinner menu is available in the stylish award-winning Apostrophe Restaurant or on the brick-paved terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens. Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea, Drinks and Bar Lunches are also available throughout the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Shelleys Hotel Lewes
- Shelleys Hotel Lewes
- Hotel Shelleys
- The Shelleys Lewes, East Sussex