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Crown Inn

191 High Street, Lewes BN7 2NA, England
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Lewes
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Escaping the crowds in the lower part of Lewes we climbed the hill and found The White Hart. Best decision of the day, although we were surprised that there was no-one else in dining room - it was Monday. Beef Ragout was superb and the lemon tart for the sweet an artistic delight. Two courses with drinks and coffee for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review is written on behalf of my friend Jason, who stayed at the Crown Inn this week. Welcoming and warm staff. Their kindness in a particularly tricky situation was very much noted and will not be forgotten. First class breakfast. Incredible value. Perfect location on the High Street, particularly if you are not from the area.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the efforts of the friendly staff, the accommodation is so uncomfortable and badly maintained that I can only rate it as terrible. The carpets were worn, stained and needed cleaning; walls were badly painted with textured paint, with large cracks around the doors. The sash windows were v hard to open and rooms stuffy. The smoke alarm right above... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very happy with my stay. Great atmosphere in the bar and all staff friendly and helpful. Room was comfy and had everything that I needed. Greeted by the landlady (Karen) in the morning and had a very nice full English. Will stay again the next time I'm in Sussex. Very happy stay :)

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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Called in to the Crown for light lunch whilst visiting Lewes. Greeted by friendly polite bar staff who promptly took our order. Menu choice ok but nothing special. The décor and facilities are obviously in serious need of complete refurbishment. Beware the trip hazard grimy bucket containing cigarette tab ends placed on the entrance/exit steps.

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Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I popped in for lunch as was passing, the young man behind the bar was fantastic, chatty & helpful. The Guinness was ok too. I ordered my food and took a seat, eventually, after an hour I decided to 'enquire' about my order! Apparently the chef misplaced the ticket. However it would be prepared immediately........ Exactly 4 minutes later it... More 

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Horsham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Popped in for lunch to see if things had improved. Had they ? Well....yes and no. The menu was much improved - it's all home made now and the portions are generous and prices very reasonable and the service is good too. Probably the best value in Lewes. That's the good bit. The downside is the state of cleanliness. The... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have travelled with work most my life. I started at 16 and am now 52 and this is the worst hotel I can remember staying in. After entering the hotel I normally would of turned straight back round but because of a tight timescale on the job we were to do in lewes left no time to look for... More 

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ldsLondon, Manager at Crown Inn, responded to this review

Why didn't you talk to us, instead of hiding behind the Internet. The shower room is a hotel pod. They can be purchased throu many companies. As the building is grade listed, it's about all we were allowed to have. Towels are boiled, and dried on the line. Nothing wrong with that. Lewes is a expensive place to stay. Enterprise... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After going into the hotel to book a room directly and calling 2 weeks beforehand to check all was still ok we arrived at the hotel at 6.20pm to be told that our room had been given away to someone else as check in closes at 6pm. They had our phone number and no means of contact to us had... More 

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ldsLondon, Manager at Crown Inn, responded to this review

We are only a small inn. We don't have a 24 hour reception. Guests are asked to telephone and let us know if they are going to be later then six pm. I don't feel that's much to ask, but the amount of guests that turn up at all hours is unbelievable. Unfoutunately this guest didn't telephone, we were not... More 

Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Three of us stayed during our walk along the South Downs Way. Tired and hungry, our hearts sank when we were shown to our rooms, 19 and 20. The carpet was so sticky I didn't dare touch it with bare feet. My friend described her bathroom as being like a British Rail toilet, and the rooms were so cold we... More 

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