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.
- 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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