Our party stayed in a double and a family room. The welcome wasn't esp. friendly - the bar is a terrible dive. (Slightly alarmed by the "no drug dealing sign" on the door - more on why later)
The machine wasn't working apparently so cash for the room was demanded on the spot, husband was directed to run across the road to access bank machine. 'Pay now, there will be no one here in the morning' sounded a bit ominous.
The front door of the accommodation had a notice that it should be 'locked at all times' - alarmingly there was no lock on the door - anyone could walk in. As you go up the stairs another sign telling you that 'Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises' - amidst the powerful reek of cigarette smoke. (Instructional signs clearly mean little to these people)
The rooms were reasonably clean if shabby. They lacked suitable furniture and in some cases, lighting. Towels provided were rather eccentric - 2 bath towels for the double and 3 hand towels for the family room. The windows, although double glazed, did not fit well and between the sea breezes and the permanently busy road outside, it was a noisy night. Not helped by someone clearly smoking heavily outside my door - probably some poor soul wandered in of the street to shelter ....and smoke.
The barman was correct - there was no one and nowhere to leave our keys in the morning ( no chance of breakfast either, in case you were wondering) . I ended up posting them through a letter box into (what I think was) the kitchen. No....I don't think I would eat there either.
It was a laugh staying there but I wouldn't choose to stay again.
- Also Known As:
- The White Schooner Lewes, East Sussex