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“A real 'Home from Home'”
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The Shelleys
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lewes
Markyate
2 reviews
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“A real 'Home from Home'”
Reviewed 22 February 2006

I've been staying at Shelley's Hotel for around 5 separate nights per year for over ten years (I use it as my base for Glyndebourne Festival Opera)
I've tried all of the other hotels around Glyndebourne, but Shelley's really is a 'home from home'. Nothing is too much trouble. It's an old hotel (part of its charm) and things DO go wrong. But everything gets fixed!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 3 June 2005

We paid £160 for room only in this typical olde English hotel. There was no hot water to the washbasin, the shower sprayed the whole bathroom. The bedroom was very small but comfortable, quiet and looking out onto a pretty garden. There are good lounges. Breakfast, which is made to order, was beatifully presented and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive.
Although it is a nice enough hotel, it simply isn't good value.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed 20 July 2004

We have been to the hotel twice and both times have been amazing. It is an exquisite hotel with gorgeous rooms, amenities and lovely staff. The town of Lewes is a terrific place to explore and the Shelleys is the most lovely place to relax. I only wish we could go there more often.
The restaurant has very nice food and the breakfast just right. The grounds are kept in great condition. Nothing bad to say... All good..

  • Stayed March 2004
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Property: The Shelleys
Address: 135 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Shelleys 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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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