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“Hated it at first, but its charm grew on me.”
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Newhaven Lodge
Ranked #3 of 4 Newhaven B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 16, 2013

My partner and I stayed here a few months ago when our friends were getting married in Wells.
The first disappointment was the parking. We have a rather large truck and there was no hope in hell of us getting it up the narrow alley way behind the B&B in the hope that the one space parking facility they had was vacant. Luckily for us it was a Saturday evening and parking in the local town car park was free over night and on Sundays (and just a minutes walk away)
We were shown up to our room by a rather busy looking man. The room was slightly dated and the bathroom tiny, but it was clean, light and airy and had everything we wanted for just one nights stop over. We also had a fridge in the room so we walked the 100 metres into town and stocked up on some snacks and drinks.
I'm not sure what it was about this place, it kind of reminded me of Fawlty Towers with just 2 members of staff running around doing everything, but I kind of grew to like it!
Breakfast was bizarre. A very sweet lady showed us into the dining room and where we could get cereal and toast. Then she started running back and forth to the kitchen bringing all kind of weird and wonderful 'breakfast' foods. Including... cold boiled eggs, samosas, little chinese party nibbles, cold cuts of meat, cheeses, kiwi and tomatoes and chocolate jammy dodgers.
It was kind of fun sitting there waiting to see what she'd bring next.
It's not the Ritz by any stretch of the imagination but if you're just passing through (very popular with cyclists) or want to stay in Newhaven without spending too much then it's fine. Excellent sleep quality, amusing staff (not always for the right reasons, but still...) and an excellent location.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The place was dirty, towels had holes in them(think they were supposed to be white they were grey) We got samosas and spring rolls for breakfast along with fairy cakes and a boiled egg. the coffee machine was old and dirty. We only had one night here on our way to France. Will not stay here again and would strongly recommend against anyone else thinking of going to this B& B. This place does not even deserve 3 stars. Wish i had read the trip advisor reviews before we booked.

Room Tip: Don't go there
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jonblob
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed here (as many do) while doing the London to Paris bike ride. It is very conveniently located, and they are quite happy to store bikes securely.

We had a warm welcome and were shown straight to our room, which was of a good enough standard. The only let-down in the room was the rather poor shower, and the noisy toilet! The beds were very comfortable.

All the staff were very friendly, and the breakfast good.

The room was a little too hot, but as it was pretty much the warmest weekend of the year (May 2012!) and South facing this is only to be expected.

Overall good rating, and ideal location for cyclists

Room Tip: Get a rear facing room!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ed M
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

the rooms were clean enough but the dining room was very dusty the car had to be parked in the surrounding road even though the web site stated car park at the rear.No cooked breakfast
cold boiled egg is not my ideal breakfast. For £118 for two nights i would expect a full english.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

was a aniversary break away for me and my partner. i booked two night stay. on arrival was shown into the house got greated by a very rude man, was taken to our room little did i know we were being shown OUTSIDE at the rear of the house. The man tried very hard to budge the door open to where we were staying and the door did not close properly nor lock and being on the brunt of the alley not very safe! The room was cold had a plug in radiator that didnt work, also a old fashioned wall radiator that also did not work, the bed had what looked like a blood stain on the bed cover. My partner and i woke up in the morning to a freezing cold room and felt very unwell due to the stay. The breakfast says 'full english' yet got given two plates or different variety of food from two boiled eggs to olives? not the meaning of a full english breakfast?!.
me and my partner after the first night decided the following morning to leave and go back home, it need to say the least ruined our aniversary weekend and to pay £118 for two nights for what we got, i now wouldnt pay even the £59 a night of what they charge! never again!

Room Tip: do not choose a double bedroom as will be shown a shed in a garden!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We arrived at Newhaven Lodge having cycled almost 70 miles en route to Paris via Newhaven/Dieppe ferry. It is easy to find, conveniently located (walking distance to the town centre and restaurants) and a quick cycle to the ferry terminal.

Annie made us very welcome and stored our bikes securely. Our en-suite rooms (on the top floor) were clean and comfortable, and the applicances (TV, kettle, hairdryer) all worked fine. We all had full english breakfast, it was good and very nicely presented - a great start to our trip!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed for one night as visiting area for family party. Grubby room, damp bathroom (not ensuite and we weren't made aware of this at booking) and unpleasant cooking smells throughout. Stained bedcover. TV had no BBC channels. Would not recommend.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Emily H
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Additional Information about Newhaven Lodge

Address: 12 Brighton Road, Newhaven BN9 9NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Newhaven
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Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Newhaven
Price Range: $89 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, family run B&B close to the Newhaven to Dieppe and Le Havre ferry terminal, and a few miles east of Brighton. All rooms come with tea, coffee, biscuits and color tv etc. Family room share options and on site parking is available if pre-booked. ... more   less 
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