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Motel Schmotel

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   37 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF, England
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Ranked #30 of 100 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed here over the Easter weekend and it was perfect for what we needed! Cosy, clean rooms, with wi-fi, TV, fridge and en-suite. It's perfectly placed to explore Brighton ideally placed near to The Lanes, Seafront and City shopping. The breakfasts were amazing and the full English, with a hint of 'coolness' attached to it probably... More

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Carlsbad, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I loved the name of the place and the fact that it was rated so highly. The proprietors are lovely people who really put an effort into their business. The place is hardly luxurious so if you are looking for the Hilton then book the Hilton. This is a one of a kind boutique Bed and Breakfast with a great... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just returned from a weekend at motel schmotel, we had a lovely warm welcome from Maja. we stayed in room 4 with the balcony perfect for a crafty ciggie. perfect spot to stay as shops are 2 mins away and beach/pier is just round the corner. I would recommend the breakfast in bed but the breakfast room is lovely and... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

,Maga who greated us was a welcome face after a six hour trip,really nice rooms good nights sleep and breakfast in bed wow i dont remember the last time we had this sort of service ,makes a nice refreshing change,hope to retunt to brighton and when we do we will be booking in here again,Thanks Maga,,,,,

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We have just had three nights here and it has been a perfect base for a visit to Brighton. Central but so quiet and everything you need......the breakfasts set you up for the day. We hope to return again later this year.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I enjoyed staying in this little B&B. The room (1) is small and the en suite even smaller, also the room is by the entrance, so although you hear all the comings and goings, but it was not a problem for me. The decor was tired and in need a bit a spruce up. The breakfast was ok, I would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

When ever we stay in Brighton ( which is quite a lot) we try and book a room here. The staff are so friend and accommodating and the breakfast in bed is always brilliant and I have never had a bad nights sleep.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A well located cosy hotel full of character. Breakfast in bed was a real treat. Bed was wonderful and cosy with tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Room was small but prob because there was a 3rd bed in there.

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Top Contributor
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50 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a really great little hotel. My room was perfect - tiny but so full of considerate touches and sound basics like a modern well designed shower room, a great mattress, free bottles water and chocolate biscuits. It was so cosy - I could have stayed there throughout my short stay. Breakfast - included in price - is excellent...and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It was a wild and stormy night in Brighton (the weather!) but at Motel Schmotel all was cosy and peaceful. Yes its small and the bathroom even smaller but absolutely snug and full of charm. Its not corporate. very quiet for a city centre. The parking in Brighton City is always mega expensive but if you book early there are... More

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Also Known As:
Motel Schmotel Hotel Brighton
Motel Schmotel Hotel
Address: 37 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Schmotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on pretty Russell Square, smack bang in the centre of it all, you will be 2 min. walk from the main shopping centre, Brighton's fantastic beach, car parks, The Lanes, Hove and The Brighton Centre for gigs and conferences. All our rooms are en suite (en suites refurbished in May 2008), with clean fresh bed linen, fluffy white towels, tea and coffee making facilities with fresh milk. Free view and Wi-Fi are in all rooms. ... more   less 
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