We booked for two nights as the hotel is convenient for Glyndebourne. The hotel is a charming mixture of regency and earlier construction - the superior rooms (ours anyway) are spacious, with room for armchairs, a large walk-in closet and bathroom, with bath and separate shower. Decor is traditional and of a high standard - pubic rooms have great character. We were not able to try the restaurant for dinner, as the timings of performances did not allow, but other guests commented favourably on the menu and the quality of the food.
Staff were helpful and gave very useful input on travel to Glyndebourne, which is a £9.00 taxi ride each way. The hotel-owned car parking (not universally available in this old town) was especially welcome. Overall it was good value and a very relaxed atmosphere - when we return next year, the only change I would make would be to ask for a room overlooking the quiet and pretty garden.
- 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