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The Shelleys

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   135 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, England
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having a baby means your social life is often on hold, and the chance to do something couply should be firmly grasped as and when available. A visit from grandma meant a night off for mum and dad, who promptly donned glad-rags and scuttled off to town. Having pretty much exhausted Lewes for eateries I thought I'd give The Shelleys... More

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

Well what can we say other than an "awesome" review and thank you so much. Chef Chris will be over the moon and the message is clear: Grandma, thank you very much and please baby sit more often! The Shelleys is something of a hidden gem and it is generous reviews like this that help spread the word. Maybe an... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this hotel - beautiful house and excellent service. The superior double was spacious and comfortable. Great shower power too. The food/room service were very good and the rooms are quiet, particularly those facing the back garden. The beds were superb, great night sleep. Convenient location.

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

Well this was a gorgeous review and all the more special coming from a senior TripAdvisor reviewer. Naturally we were delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again as you were quite delightful guests Please accept our renewed thanks for your custom and kind words More

Hakavik
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend The Shelleys. Very good service, friendly staff and nice Food. Rooms are very good and clean. Really enjoyed our second stay at The Shelleys. A spescial thanks to Jackie for lending me her reading-glasses during our stay! And to the chef for making a very nice birthdaycake.

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review - there can be no higher honour than that of a returning guest. I was our pleasure to help with the birthday cake and Chef is over the moon with your kind words Jacque was only too pleased to provide her reading glasses and is very much looking forward to your next visit;... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel recently in a Superior Double Room, the rate included breakfast. The room and service were very good and would have deserved five stars were it not for the breakfast. When I stayed here previously the breakfast was a la carte, now it's a buffet. A very tired buffet at that, we came down at 9.30am... More

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

Thank you so much for this review and your feedback. There is no question that your comments will be valuable in making further improvements to the breakfast service and please accept my apologies that this aspect was not top notch That aside, we were so glad you enjoyed your overall stay and hopefully we can see you back again before... More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tired but very quaint hotel in the heart of Lewes with chintzy style room decor and reasonably sized bedrooms of which we booked three. We can thoroughly recommend an evening meal in the bar where the quality of the cuisine was excellent though the portions were extremely small. It was only when we retired to one of... More

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

This is a rather unusual review for it would appear that the only issue [and we are in no way belittling this patron's concerns] was a crazed and cracked wash basin. As custodians of such an august institution of course we take our responsibilities seriously, having regard for the listed status of the building The commentary around the circuitous route... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this hotel several years ago. My wife and I stayed there again for several nights a week ago and found the service to be of a very fine standard. Two small but telling examples 1. Our IPAD recharger failed. The front desk without being asked replaced the fuse and, when that didn't solve the problem, lent us one... More

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

This was a cracker-jacker of a review and what a perfect time to visit the Shelleys, for the magnificent Bonfire Night in Lewes I know Natalie and her team were delighted to welcome you back and were only too pleased to travel that 'extra-mile' Hopefully we can see you back before too long and renewed thanks meanwhile. It is guests... More

Faversham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into The Shelleys Hotel as we were visiting Lewes for the day and the hotel looked like a handsome and interesting building with the added attraction of easy parking which I would guess is at a premium in Lewes. We were told at reception that lunch could be served in either the bar or the restaurant but as... More

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

This was a quite delightful critique and thank you so much for calling from Faversham and dining with us. Jack is over the moon with your feedback in terms of his service and thanks you for being such delightful guests We are very much looking forward to your next visiting and staying with us overnight Renewed thanks meanwhile More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good hotel with good convenient parking. Very good location for Lewes centre and easy to find from A27 side. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Waited longer than normal to have breakfast due to breakfast meeting in another room delaying things - may be more staff required on those types of days!

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

Thank you so much for writing about the Shelleys and your feedback. I am sorry there was a slight issue with the breakfast service and sincerely hope this did not detract from your plans that day Natalie and her team are really looking forward to your next visit as you were a delightful guest More

Merseyside
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights at the end of October. The hotel has good parking, is near the centre of Lewes - handy for restaurants and shops. We enjoyed a good stay. The staff were helpful and fixed a problem with the room lighting straight away. Our room was clean and comfortable - it had a good shower/bath. We would... More

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

We really appreciated your visiting from the North West and thank you for leaving such a super review. We too are looking forward to your next visit with both The Shelleys and Lewes having a great deal to offer Renewed thanks More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed mid week with my wife. The hotel has an older style charm that makes it feel like a large house soaked in history. The staff were very helpful and thoroughly professional. Has own on site parking. Clean / comfortable double room with tea/coffee facilities. Made a good base for a couple of days pottering in Lewes.

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

Pottering in Lewes is a delightful way to spend ones time and thank you so much for choosing The Shelleys, which in many ways is Lewes personified Natalie and her team are truly heartened by the warmth of your remarks and are very much looking forward to your visiting again Renewed thanks meanwhile More

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Address: 135 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Shelleys 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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