I stayed at Shelley's on my own for a few nights while at a conference, then joined by my husband for another few for a weekend break, and to see our daughter who lives in Brighton. I wanted to stay somewhere that I would feel comfortable on my own, and certainly did here. I much preferred staying in Lewes to Brighton, and there is a good train link to both the universities and Brighton from Lewes, the station about a 10 minute walk from the hotel [longer maybe on the way back, when it's uphill]. There is also a carpark at the hotel [albeit quite small] which can be a problem both in Brighton and some Lewes hotels. The hotel itself is very welcoming and peaceful - even on the Friday when there was a wedding we were not disturbed at all. We had a charming room overlooking the garden, with nice, large, bathroom. The food is excellent, with a reasonable selection, and good wine list. The staff are particularly welcoming and helpful, and the service overall very good. I would stay here again if in the area, and certainly recommend it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Shelleys Hotel Lewes
- Shelleys Hotel Lewes
- Hotel Shelleys
- The Shelleys Lewes, East Sussex