I have not stayed in a B&B for some years, opting for instead chain hotels whenever I just need to stay over for one night. I have been missing out! Oakley is the perfect example of how more pleasurable it can be staying in a B&B rather than a generic chain hotel. For less money my friend and I enjoyed thoughtful touches such as wide range of clipper teas on the hospitality tray together with lovely biscuits, fresh milk and bottled water. The room was charming with a selection of local books about Sussex.
The bathroom had plenty of towels and an array of toiletries.
Our hosts Andy and Helen were warm and welcoming. We checked in early so we could get ready for a wedding and were offered a much needed cup of tea upon arrival. They made sure we had fresh milk upon our return in the evening so we could have a brew before retiring to bed after a long day.
Breakfast was generous and very good. It surpasses anything you would have at a chain hotel where there is normally an additional charge of £10-£15 for a rubbery English breakfast. There was a choice of cereals. There was also yoghurt, toast, fruit, fresh juice. The bacon and sausages were of excellent quality and the cafetiere of fresh coffee was delicious.
Keep up the good work! Your thoughtfulness and warmth made our stay 5 *
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic Southover area, of Lewes, close to the town centre and railway station (only 40 minutes from Gatwick), this friendly, quiet guest house offers one double and one single room. Breakfasts include homemade preserves and local, organic produce. Special diets catered for. Free off-street parking and Wi-Fi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oakley Bed And Breakfast Lewes, East Sussex