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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 3 days in Brighton and recommend this place. Is in a quiet place of the town, near the beach. People are very friendly, the food is very good and it´s a very clean place. Will definitely return there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time staying in Brighton. Me and my mum had booked a 2 night stay. We were in room 1- first room as you come in on the right. Average size room, clean and comfortable bed and clean towels. The bathroom however was VERY small- no room to do anything. The bathroom smelt when we arrived. There... More 

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay in Brighton as really central. The welcome and service during our stay was second to none. Great breakfast choices which you order the day before, and you specify a time and you can be served in your room or in the breakfast room on the lower ground floor. We booked into room 1 which is on... More 

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Thank Bernibabez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in early August with a group of friends. Lovely staff and really nice rooms. Hotel is located right in the centre and a short walk from the sea or any local night clubs/ restruants. Rooms are small but cosy and the breakfast (which can be brought to your bed!) was lovely. Overall a brilliant experience and would definately... More 

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Thank Noah W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for my 21st with my boyfriend. The room was lovely, the bed comfy and the breakfast delicious. The only downfall, as others has mentioned, was the shower which provided no power. The staff were very helpful and breakfast arrived bang on time. Would come again.

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Thank Ellie C
Huddinge, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was clean and very cosy. The staff was very very kind and the location is also very good. We will definitely stay here next time and recommend the place to all our friends. Try the wonderful creamy porridge for breakfast, you won't regret it!

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Thank Mia M
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I booked our family in to stay here for the first night of a five day charity cycle ride we were doing, and upon booking I was very impressed with the customer service from Motel Schmotel. Then closer to our arrival date I called to confirm everything, ask about check in and breakfast times. Regarding check-in time, we obviously didn't... More 

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Thank Caroline N
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Just got back from a two night stay, such a lovely relaxing experience, Sophia could not do enough for us even offering to decorate our room with candles and such like on learning it was our 20th wedding anniversary. Nothing was too much trouble for her and her staff. Room was more than sufficient, clean and cosy and best of... More 

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herndon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is an old house converted to a hotel. Nicely furnished, somehat Aslan feel to my room with silk cushions. Room with double bed and a single bed. Great but small number of helpful staff....number given to text message when no staff are around. Very diverse breakfast menu, ranging from full English to cereals, which you can have served for... More 

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Thank Lynn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Location: Very close to the beach and Brighton Pier. Fun to just walk around the lanes and other shopping areas. Right next to Churchill Shopping Centre. Breakfast: Plenty of breakfast options and quite inclusive too! Just need to inform the day before and they have the option for us to have breakfast in bed! :) Room: Beautifully decorated room, just... 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: $100 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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