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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you Sophie and team for making us feel so welcome. Special thanks for being so accommodating with my wife's strict gluten free diet, she said it was the best breakfast she'd ever had particularly the gluten free porridge and fresh fruit. The room was clean, well equipped and more importantly warm and cosy on the coldest night of the... More 

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Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent overnight stay in Brighton, I'd booked Motel Schmotel ages ago thinking it would be perfect for my needs, being close to the Travelodge where my friends we staying. Arrived on a very wet Thursday evening having earlier received a text with entry instructions to the building. All very efficient and straightforward - I headed to my room,... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Working away so only needed a room suitable for one and the room I stayed in fitted the bill perfectly. Shower was a little cramped for someone of 6ft 3in but the room and bathroom was clean and comfortable. Breakfast can either be serve in the 'breakfast room ' or your room, I chose the first option. The breakfast room... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Hotel 2 stars Hostess Sophie 5 stars This place needs a complete update , not cleaned properly , rusty bathroom, damp on ceiling of bathroom. Good location . Nowhere to park other than pay car parks which are very expensive .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

warm and friendly welcome and service. A great position in Brighton - near the shops, near the beach. there was a very tasty breakfast, pre ordered the night before and we were offered the choice of having breakfast in bed!

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

I can’t begin to explain my devastation at this experience. Due to my career in the travel industry, I spend over on hundred and fifty nights per year in hotels and have done so for the past five years. This was the single worst accommodation experience I’ve ever had. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve... More 

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

My girlfriend and I looked forward to a relaxing stay at Motel Schmotel before a roadtrip around the UK. What we got was quite the opposite. We arrived at Motel Schmotel around 11:00AM and were greeted by the visibly disgruntled manager, who informed us she felt overwhelmed by the weight of dealing with a full hotel (10 rooms) and we... More 

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

We travel to Brighton annually for a long weekend. Usually a fan of the Hilton, we chose something a little different for our stay and were not disappointed. I booked us into the 1st floor double with balcony and bathroom. Amazing value for money, fantastic location, super attentive staff and a delicious breakfast served to your room! What's not to... More 

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Motel Schmotel a few years ago and it was wonderful. Unfortunately this time the experience was highly unsatisfactory - from being woken up in the mornings by the manager arguing with her staff to the shower not working properly! I will definitely not be staying here again!

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Cute quirky place to stay. The rooms were small, but adequate. The stairs were narrow so had to be careful with your footing & with carrying luggage. The room freshly painted & clean. Had to order breakfast at check in. Breakfast was good, hot and tastey. We asked about checkout as our train was not leaving until late afternoon &... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Motel Schmotel

Address: 37 Russell Square, Brighton BN1 2EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range: $75 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“No lift and some rooms up on 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisMcGregor, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“2 star accomadation Sophie hostess 5 star . Small bathrooms needs updating breakfast very nice”
 of 5 bubbles X1853QSclairep, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“small rooms which are priced like big rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SHills88, Sep 11, 2016 | Read review
“Certainly not room 4.”
 of 5 bubbles Christine1926, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is accessible”
 of 5 bubbles O6087XGdavep, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
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