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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 #32 of 97 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 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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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't usually leave reviews, mainly because I have pleasant stays and agree with previous reviews that have been left but on this occasion I feel that I need to share my experience. This was a terrible experience for me from start to finish. I have stayed in numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts throughout the country and have never... More

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colchester
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location of this cute establishment is good, just a couple of blocks from the main shopping area heading up hill or ditto downhill to the sea front. Service was friendly and helpful and breakfast was exceptional with a few choices. Rooms were clean with comfortable bedding and had complimentary soap/shampoo as well as tea/coffee and daily penguin biscuits, also free... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mixed experince. Goodthings: Great location Very clean rooms and the whole place Friendly staff Breakfast with gluten free option available Cute decorations,especially the dinning room Not sure I would recommend it for someone with a small child, the beds are very high and there is nothing to proctect a child from falling out from bed, my niece age 3 fell... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little Motel with everything you need!! The breakfast was yummy and the staff can't do enough for you, you can have it in bed if you like!!. We were in room 1 which was right by the front door so was slightly noisy in the morning. The bathroom is tiny but it does the job and was fine for... More

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Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at this hotel to a warm welcome and very helpful staff. Explanation of facilities and breakfast was informative. Our room was on the ground floor and whilst small was comfortable and included some really nice touches, such as proper tea/coffee facilities (not packets) and free fresh milk available from the breakfast room; a large bottle of water (replenished); some... More

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East Hampshire, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Hotel Schmotel after checking reviews on here, and looking at their website. We opted for room 4 (the most expensive) balcony room. It was a nice room, though rather small, and had an extra single bed in it. The location was very good, really close to the centre and also the seafront. The bathroom was spotless and so... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a night there midweek with a friend. Very helpful and accommodating staff, lovely bright, clean room. The rooms and ensuites are small but perfectly formed. The little touches were the high points for me (soft rock and penguin biscuits, horrah!). Breakfast delivered to us in bed was definitely a bonus! The only downside was that the shower wasn't very... More

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good friendly service. The room was a little small, but we were only sleeping here so not a huge issue. The bathroom was in what I assume was the old closet area, so a snug fit, but well designed for the space. We had a ground floor roadside room, so a little noise but nothing overbearing as this is on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a lovely time here. The rooms weren't all booked up, so we got upgraded to a bigger room free of charge which was great. Very well decorated, I was amused by the semi-naked ladies in the bathroom. Breakfast was something we looked forward to every morning, the breakfast room was adorable and a great place to plan the... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

enjoyed a couple of days break at his niche little hotel. Overall experience was very good does exactly what its says on the tin. All the staff were very warm and pleasant breakfast was quality, and the owner texted us every day while we were there telling us of things going on in Brighton. I have only one tiny complaint... More

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Address: 37 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Schmotel 3*
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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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