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The Shelleys

135 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, England
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
13 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for one night. Fantastic location, friendly service, comfy bed and very clean. A décor a little tired in places. Lovely building with great history. Breakfast was good. Could do with a better tea/coffee tray in bedroom. Own car park - which is a big plus! We would definitely stay again.

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Kent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very pleasant stay in a quaint interesting small town with a great "High St." The Shelleys is very conveniently situated in the High St. but in the quiet more residential part of town. The atmosphere in the Hotel is very friendly thanks to the staff and the chef must be complimented on the food which was very tasteful and... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

What a super review and just what the doctor ordered before the Easter holidays Chef Chris and his team are over the moon and the Shelleys is purring with delight too. Lewes and the hotel both have a great deal to offer and hopefully we can see you back, from across the border, before too long Renewed thanks More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

deally situated almost in the centre of Lewes this is an ideal location for a weekend in this lovely part of Southern England. as its own carpark which is a boon in this town with its many attractions. The Shelleys has real history and was modernised in 2003. nfortunately it is beginning to show its age and needs some cosmetic... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us from Coventry and for your thoughtful assessment, more so as an important reviewer with Trip Advisor We have a program in place to attend to the issues you mention with the hotel an ongoing labour of love given its rich history and age. Natalie and her team love the Shelleys and as you say, it... More

Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights and it was a comfortable base for our trips out. The room was clean and tidy as was the bathroom. The latter, clad from floor to ceiling in black and white tiles was a little startling in the mornings! The place is very pleasant but looking a little tired in places. Overall... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

We appreciate your writing, more so given your illustrious output as a Trip Advisor reviewer The Shelleys has so much to offer even if you found the bathroom tiles a little bold! Over the coming months we have in place various improvements to further enhance the hotel and in particular some of the quality soft furnishings which are due a... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great hotel with excellent room and food of a high standard too. All staff were very professional and friendly, it was very quiet when I was there but I am sure service would be equally good if it were busy. It's not a modern hotel, more a comfortable country house in the middle of town. My room... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us from Exeter and taking the time to record such a positive review. Natalie and her team are on cloud nine as a result and are looking forward to your next visit The Shelleys is something of an oasis along Lewes High Street and has a great deal to offer, as does the town... More

Brighton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here a full four weeks while work was being done on our new house and we were sorry when the time came to leave. We had come to think of it as home. The people who work here - the cleaners, the bar and restaurant staff, reception and management - are wonderful without exception, and became like a... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

This is possibly the finest review we have ever received for the Shelleys and has made our day in so many ways. The long-serving members of staff are really touched and the whole team are surely on cloud nine given your generous praise Hopefully when you are settled in your new home you can visit us again and perhaps enjoy... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I absolutely love The Shelleys. It has a beautiful sun trap garden that is never busy, it's my favourite place to have lunch in Lewes. The staff are very welcoming and friendly even if you are not staying at the hotel and the food is great, they do excellent sandwiches, cream teas and cake. Highly recommend.

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

What a delightful review and thank you so much Shelleys has a rich history going back over several hundred years and has so much to offer, as indeed does Lewes. Natalie and her team are over the moon having read this and are really looking forward to your next visit Kindest regards More

London, England
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed one night here and found it ideal. It was quiet and comfortable. It is on the main road but the traffic noise did not intrude. The bed was very good and we slept well. We had the continental breakfast and the Bircher muesli with the addition of spiced fruits was perfect.

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you. Chef Chris and his team were delighted to read about the breakfast with our new continental option attracting positive comments As a senior reviewer your affirmation means so much and hopefully we can see you back before too long Renewed thanks More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our four-night stay. Everything was as it should be, and the staff were very friendly and helpful without being at all intrusive. Our room (2) was very spacious and comfortable, and the bathroom was particularly roomy, which makes a great change from so many hotels. There are pros and cons with a buffet breakfast, and it was... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive and warm review for both our lovely hotel and historic Lewes. Both have a great deal to offer Natalie and her team are delighted by your comments - Shelleys breakfast is all about savouring "the most important meal of the day" though we are in the throes of putting together a "lighter" option for... More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at the Shelley's many times and have always been so impressed at how perfect they have always made my stay but my last stay was below par and whilst it was ok it just wasn't up to its usual standard. Central heating kept me awake most of the night and it would have been helpful if there had... More

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Hugh C, Manager at The Shelleys, responded to this review

This review is puzzling as our central heating powers down at 11pm sharp and does not come on again until the morning. Similarly, our kitchen staff taken great care with the breakfast as it is such an important part of the Shelleys experience. We have no record of any food being sent back or feedback from this guest on the... More

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Also Known As:
The Shelleys Hotel Lewes
The Shelleys Hotel
Shelleys Hotel Lewes
The Shelleys Lewes, East Sussex
Hotel Shelleys
Address: 135 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step off the historic High Street in the beautiful county town of Lewes and into the peaceful tranquility of The Shelleys; an elegantly sublime 17th Century, family-run, country house hotel. The Shelleys offers discreet service, with high standards, within a uniquely calm ambience, with friendly staff who anticipate your every need. With nineteen luxury boutique rooms, all en-suite, each designed and decorated to reflect our Georgian origins and fitted with a television and Wi-Fi access; The Shelleys perfectly combines English tradition with contemporary luxury. Dating back to 1588, The Shelleys is a grade II* listed property – falling into the 4% bracket viewed as a “particularly important building of more than special interest” by English Heritage… Located close to Brighton and Eastbourne, this East Sussex hotel is the perfect venue for a change of scene. Whether it’s a weekend of rest and relaxation, a romantic break, or a base from which to explore the surrounding historical town and South Downs, you’ll find your every need is anticipated at The Shelleys. The a la carte lunch and dinner menu is available in the stylish award-winning Apostrophe Restaurant or on the brick-paved terrace overlooking our beautiful gardens. Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea, Drinks and Bar Lunches are also available throughout the day. ... more   less 
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