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“Would not recommend - dated and dirty rooms”
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The Forge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halland
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“Would not recommend - dated and dirty rooms”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as going to a wedding nearby and pictures on the internet gave the impression of a nice family run hotel. Although the bar and restaurant area seem nice and clean and welcoming the rooms are quite the opposite. Looked like the carpet had never seen a Hoover, we had to remove some uninvited room mates.....spiders in a cobweb that had clearly been there a while. Mould on bathroom window and tv was broken. Like others have said room doors do not seem to lock very well so feel a little exposed. Thank god the bed was clean!!! Don't waste your money by staying here!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

A group of us use this restaurant as a meeting place once a month.
The carvery food has always been excellent and plentiful.
Very reasonably priced.
The bar area is warm and inviting, especially when the fire is going.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We booked a double room at the Halland Forge as it was right next door to the pub where we were attending my niece's 18th. Although we had read several reviews before arriving, we thought we would give it a chance as they were quite mixed. Arrived mid afternoon to check in - given room 12 on first floor. When we entered the room there was a fusty smell. Bed looked clean and tidy though - decor very dated and worn. There were dust bunnys on the floor along with quite a few dead moths - obvious that the carpet had not been vacuumed. The bathroom light pull was made of twine! (Very rustic!) The bath was stained and there was some mould. The door to the "balcony" was unlocked and would not lock - we felt the security was not good enough as directly below the window was a small brick wall which if stood upon an average person would be able to climb up and gain entry if they so wished! We were not happy as had reserved the room at £75 per night and did not think that this was value for money. We went back to reception and voiced our concerns. The man at reception agreed that this was not acceptable and offered us to view another room - Room 20. This room was on the ground floor. On entering the room, there was a dead bumble bee on the floor. The room did not smell, which was good BUT the decor was also dated. The front window could easily be opened from the outside - there was no locking device on the inside and the rear windows were very dated metal casement which also could easily be accessed from the open rear and woodlands - again a security problem.
We were not happy with this room either and decided to stay elsewhere. For the price that the hotel charges we would have expected a much better standard and quality. Having spoken to locals it appears that this is pretty much the standard and they were not surprised that we had left.
Would definitely not recommend

Room Tip: Cannot recommend this hotel/motel at the moment due to the poor standard for the price charged.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here with a groupon voucher, we had a 2 night stay including an afternoon tea. After a lovely day walking in the local countryside we came back to the Forge where we were served with a delicious afternoon tea. We then spent a lovely relaxing evening lounging in the bar (the free WIFI meant that we were not without our technological luxuries!) and then a yummy roast from the carvery in the evening. Our room was lovely and spacious, plenty of room to hang up / put away clothes, and it was definitely more like a motel than a hotel (the rooms are separate to the restaurant and bar) but this added a certain quirky charm to the place. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and we were even in room 4 which was absolutely fine (I was terrified at first, based on a previous review!). It was great value. If you are looking for 5* star luxury then I wouldn't recommend this place, and if I have to be critical I would say that the mattress could do with replacing, but the place has lots of positives and the breakfast was yummy too. Thanks for a great value, lovely relaxing break!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed for two nights with a Groupon voucher and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The management and staff were very friendly and helpful,our room clean,very cosy and warm.
Another plus was the excellent quality of both breakfast and dinner and the generous portions on offer.
It is well placed for visits to the Sussex coast,to explore the beautiful Wield of Kent and the South Downs
I cannot understand why some reviewers have been so totally negative about all aspects of the place.I suppose some people are very hard to please.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

We spent one night here and the room was of a very good size,very clean and well maintained.
Being away from the main building it was also nice and quiet .
The food was good and good value,the breakfast was a good size and came to the table nice and hot.
We had a power cut whilst waiting for dinner and staff made sure that we wanted for bother.
All in all a nice hotel run and staffed by nice people

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

The worst hotel ever!!

had room number 4

rooms where filthy had someone elses batch scum on the bath, our bed was broken, there was black mould all over the windows the door wouldnt lock!! like place is not a hotel it is a dump!! we didnt even eat there as having a pub that is empty on a sat night says it all!!

i asked to talk with the manager in the morning to voice my concerns and i was faced with an idiot who couldnt run a bath let alone a ''hotel''

i showed him the pictures and he wasnt suprised he said what do you want me to do!!

DO YOURSELFS A FAVOPUR DO NOT STAY HERE!!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Forge
Address: Heathfield Road, Halland, Lewes BN8 6PW, England (Formerly Halland Forge Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes > Halland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halland
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Forge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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