We stayed at Pelham House for one night, midweek, as a birthday treat. There was such a mix of good and not-so-good, it's actually quite difficult to review! So I'll start with the good:
It's a beautiful building by in a fabulous location; the staff were very friendly and helpful; the bed was fantastically comfortable; and the breakfast was great. So it should have been an amazing stay, BUT...
The whole place was let down by three things. Firstly, our room was really small and gloomy, looking out at a fire escape and a wall. At over 100pounds a night, this was disappointing. The pokey staircase and corridor leading to the room had a really funny smell- somewhere between mould and cheese- that was really off-putting. And finally, the decor of the whole place really looked like it had been done on the cheap, from the nasty formica tables in the bar to the industrial, school-corridor style carpets. The overall effect was jarring in such a beautiful building, and made the whole place feel really corporate and lacking in character.
I've given it 3 stars due to the many good points and the fact that we slept very well (which is all that really matters, I suppose). But it would take relatively little to turn this into a really great hotel. As it is, I won't be rushing back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pelham house offers 36 individually designed bedrooms that blend the best of modern fittings and comfort whilst preserving many original historic features of the building. All rooms are fitted with contemporary handmade oak furniture, remote controlled TVs, phones and high speed data points and have en-suite baths or luxury showers, a range of natural toiletries and comfortable beds with crisp white linen. Most bedrooms overlook our pretty south facing garden, framed by views towards the South Downs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelham House Hotel Lewes
- Pelham Hotel Lewes
- Pelham House Lewes, East Sussex