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“Nice old Georgian style hotel”
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Pelham House
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed only for one night, before attending an auction at Wallis & Walis. Pelham House is a lovely old style hotel with geat charm. The welcome was good, dinner in the restaurant also good, and breakfast the following morning was very good. Plentiful and very tasty. Good service throughout. Our room was across the courtyard in what seemed like an old stable block. Stylish, well decorated and comfortable. The only downside was limited parking which cost extra, but I'd reccomend booking it because it's a bit difficult to find convenient parking nearby. Overall, a very nice hotel, good fod, and polite/helpful staff. Will stay again if we come back to Lewes.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Nice hotel but guests (and the reception staff) need to be aware of the car parking problem at the railway station. There is limited parking at the hotel although with better organisation they could increase it. Reception tell you to park at railway station and get a daily ticket. This runs out at midnight!!! Unless you walk down at midnight expect a parking ticket. Oh yes, you can phone at midnight too. Be aware!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Keith J
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

. Booked a standard room for £179 for one night for a wedding in the area. A friend informed there was limited parking; I called to arrange parking and told to park on street or public car park down the hill as all 12 car parks space were booked.. I told I was not happy with this when paying £179 for a room. They said I could cancel, which I did the following day to be told I would have to pay a cancelation fee. The staff on the phone put the blame on me and one of told me to use the train. Customer service is terrible, not happy!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank HobbitP049
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We loved our one night stay at Pelham House in June 2014. We were visiting the UK for a wedding so our Internet Booking was confirmed months in advance and this was a first visit based on WEB based details, photos and reviews.
The hotel is beautiful and the gardens, overlooking the South Downs, were a delight for alfresco dining. Most fortunately the weather was warm and sunny for our visit. Our bedroom, in the main building, was very large and well appointed with a large modern well fitted bathroom in the immediately linked /adjoining wing. All spotlessly clean. The restaurant food was delicious as was the alfresco breakfast. The staff, although very busy for most of the evening, were warm, friendly and very helpful. Likewise on checkout
What a gem of a find. We will definitely use Pelham House for future visits to Lewes.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Lewes is a lovely town to wander around and Pelham House hotel is central and easy to reach, just a few paces down a small steep hill off the high street. Afternoon tea served in the pleasant garden by equally pleasant staff should have been a treat. As afternoon tea in a hotel goes it's not very expensive but sadly not good value. Tea bag tea is served in heavy little pots with matching heavy weight cups. No pretty chintz here! No fresh tea or hot water was offered. The sandwiches were ok but minimalist and on the edge of drying up. The scones,one each, had been microwaved and then cooled to a biscuit consistency. The requested replacements were soft as they were straight from the microwave and hot, melting the generous portion of cream.
The cakes were fine! I agree with a previous comment that there must be better afternoon teas in Lewes but full marks for location and staff. Beware, only pre booked parking is available.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We loved our stay at Pelham House. The staff were friendly, helpful and kind throughout. The room was decorated beautifully, and the bathroom was exquisite. That bath was the best I've ever had - so relaxing - and the bed was really comfy allowing a really good night's sleep.
We had the roast dinner on the Sunday night. We are very picky about roast dinner, and I have to say this one was one of the best we've ever had. Great cuts of meat, good range of perfectly cooked veggies, and the roast potatoes are cooked in duck's fat which made them absolutely delicious. The cooked breakfast was also delicious - the chef's must really take pride in what they do, and nothing feels 'thrown together'.
The setting of the hotel is beautiful and we enjoyed the calm atmosphere outside, with a great view looking over Lewes.
Our whole experience at Pelham House went far beyond our expectations - thank you to everyone at the hotel who helped to make it feel really special. We would love to come back again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a really lovely hotel, one of the best I have ever stayed in. The staff really put themselves out when my partner and I arrived early and we received complimentary afternoon tea, which I was very surprised at. The room was excellent value for money, the beds very comfortable and the atmosphere peaceful. The hotel gardens are also lovely to sit in.

Thank Christine P
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Additional Information about Pelham House

Address: St. Andrews Lane | East Sussex, Lewes BN7 1UW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Price Range: £40 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelham House 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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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