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“Surprisingly nice”
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The Forge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halland
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Got a late booking, double room, at the Holland Forge .... For £55 ... Though as so cheap and having read terrible revues was wary ..... But not to worry... Room was big and warm, also big bathroom, stylish and trendy... every where and every thing was clean... The bed looked large , fresh and clean too..... All in all terrific value for my £55 ... Ask for room 17 as maybe some are refurbished and some are not...

Room Tip: Ask to see the room before booking .... Some are refurbished
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

The bar and restaurant area give you a false impression of what the rooms are like!!!!.....Mouldy bathroom tiles....stained carpet....bed side shelves that actually come off the walls so they cant actually be used!!!! Single glazed windows and heating that came on and went off when it felt like it....We came back to the room after a night out and were situated on the first floor, and regret looking up and seeing spiders suspended in their webs!!!....we entered the room and it was really cold as heating had gone off. The lamp switches were held together with brown tape...It just was very shoddy and dated!!!!......I can't believe they charge £75 per night!!!!!
Half decent breakfast, and was asked if we would like brown or white bread....We said white please....then was presented with brown as " we've run out of white bread".....I wish i'd driven the 2 hours home!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hotel was booked for me through work.I didn't arrive until 10.45pm,checking in was no problem i was given room 5.
When i entered the room the first thing to hit me was the fusty smell which i could live with.I then had a look round the room and noticed there was no remote for the television and no telephone to call reception although there was a notice saying ring 0 for reception.I then went into the bathroom and on the ceiling was quite a large insect,the blind was broken and hanging down.The socket was upside down and suddenly the light above the mirror came on without me touching it.I went back into the bed room to unpack and turned the bathroom light off.I unpacked and then went back to the bathroom to put my toiletries in there and the bathroom light wouldn't come on.Thirty seconds later as i am using the loo the light came on.The worst was yet to come.Decided to get in the bed and was soon joined by i don't know how many bugs which then spurted blood when i killed them.The hotel was closed for the night i tried to ring the hotel from my phone but got no answer.Thankfully the booking company we use are open twenty four hours so managed to book me another hotel which was twenty miles away.Finally got to sleep about two thirty.

I could have lived with the insect in the bathroom,no remote,no phone,the broken blind the dirty carpet,the broken window catch,the lights coming on when they wanted to,the fusty smell and poor decor, but sharing my bed with blood sucking bugs is a no no.
I did speak to the management the next morning who didn't seem surprised and said there would be no charge.
I have stayed in many hotels over the years in many different countries and i have to say this is the worst.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

From the outside this hotel looks OK but once you get in the room.....The greeting at reception was good but thats about all that can be said good about this place. The room was painted in 1970s fawn, the pictures were so old, the bed sagged so much we thought it was a water bed, the shaver socket was upside down in the bathroom, paint was falling off the bathroom ceiling, window locks were broken, guest booklet said rin 0 in case of emergency but there was no phone in the room, breakfast time in the guest book & reality were different, shower looked like from the movie Psycho, breakfast scrambled eggs tasted or were powdered, apart from that the only good thing is the road out ! I'd rather sleep in the car next time

Room Tip: Dont go unless you are really desperate. I darent share the photos I have taken !
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stopped one night here whilst on a walking trip. The rooms are seperate apartments, a bit like Butlins. I would struggle to call this a hotel. Its more of a Motel. Nice spacious restaurant and bar area but there are none of the facilities you might expect of a 'hotel'. It reminded me of Cross Roads ! The road outside is the main A22 so this is more of a convenieince stop than piece and quite relaxation. The food was very good, both evining and breakfast. The rooms are quite dated but it suited our requirements. The room was clean and had tea & coffee making facilities and a TV. Overall adequate and finctional but this is a 'passing through' place to stop. Satisfactory value for money.

Room Tip: I think they all face the road so not many options.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The whole place felt very tired and well used. Our room had been recently decorated to a very low standard and the wardrobe space was very old, sticky drawers and in need of paint. The bathroom was gloomy and the windows were a bit moldy A strange quirk was the TV is governed by a switch above the headboard this needs to be turned on for the tv to work. Breakfast was ok scrambled eggs were fresh.There was no fresh fruit to choose from.

Room Tip: Only saw the one room but it was away from the main building. ROOM 1
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The room we had was in need of a refurb. The carpet was marked with what looked like chewing gum in several places and the wall by the tea-making table was marked with tea stains. Worryingly, one of the catches on the large window was broken, so the room was not very secure. The bathroom was listed as "spacious", but was in fact about 4ft by 5ft plus the shower cubicle. There was, in fact, no bath. The shower was adjustable only for the volume of water, not for the temperature, which was always just off cold, no warmer. The glass shelf in the bathroom was not fixed on the brackets and fell on to the tiled floor. Thankfully it didn't break but that could have been very dangerous.
The breakfast was ok and the location suited our needs, but I would be hard-pressed to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask to see the room before you accept it. Make sure everything works.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Forge

Address: Heathfield Road, Halland, Lewes BN8 6PW, England (Formerly Halland Forge Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Lewes > Halland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Halland
Price Range: $95 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Forge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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