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The Shelleys
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Three of us stayed here over the August bank holiday,we found the hotel excellent in every way, the rooms were good the staff superb and the breakfasts first class. We had dinner on one night, and the food was very good indeed and despite having two large tables booked in that night the service was excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The Shelleys is well located within the lovely town of Lewes, but with its pleasant garden it feels secluded. The building itself is elegant and the bedrooms and bathrooms were very well appointed and decorated and of very generous proportions. We ate dinner in the restaurant and we and our friends had a excellent meal. Above all the staff could not have been more pleasant. From the time of making the booking to checking out they all could not do enough to be helpful and give first class, friendly service. It would be an excellent base for Glyndebourne, exploring the Bloomsbury trail or just strolling around Lewes. It was a shame we didn't have more time to check up the towns many pubs.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank WDandAK
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We stayed at this hotel on a recent visit to Lewes. We found the hotel was brilliant the food was top class as was the room and the service provided by every member of staff apart from one.
There is a Chinese (I think) waitress who has possibly the worst attitude I have ever encountered in my many years of staying in Hotels. She is always it seemed in a hurry to do something else therefore meaning you are made to feel like you are an obstacle that she cannot wait to knock over. She is objectionable to both customers and her colleagues alike. That is when you can understand what she is saying under her breath as she walks away.
The worst part of her behaviours was her openly shouting at the receptionist because she was away from reception helping a guest in the lounge room.
This young lady must be a joy to work with !! I for one would be inclined to stay away if I knew she was to be there if I wanted to re visit the Shelleys.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We stayed at the Shelleys for two nights. We booked (what we considered to be) the best room in the hotel and felt that our room was very tastefully decorated and had a real touch of class about it. Our friends x6 making up three other couples (also staying) went for the slightly cheaper option rooms and all were extremely happy with their rooms.

The real winner for the Shelley though is the ever helpful, polite enthusiastic staff. So lovely to be looked after well.

Breakfast was totally yummy. The only downside was that there were no tea and coffee making facilities in the room, however, free room service of a morning with tea or coffee sort of made up for that.

We are quite well travelled. South America, North America, round the world trips etc etc. And if someone were to ask where to stay to get a little bit of good English hospitality in the South, although in the upper price range, we would definitely recommend the Shelleys.

Keep it up you good folks and we hope to see you soon....

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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