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The Shelleys

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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Shelley saved our bacon. Our usual Glyndebourne Opera overnight stop - Pelham house in Lewes - had overbooked and dropped us in it. After blasting Pelham, they phoned round and managed to get us room here - what a mistake they made! Unlike our previous...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a couple of years since our last visit to The Shelleys and what an improvement. Lot of redecoration and garden looking lovely. Definitely raised standard in food. Rooms beautifully clean. Staff seem to have taken on a new lease of life too...More

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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much - it was a delight to welcome you back with the staff floating on cloud nine as a result of your kind words

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well this is a first for myself writing a bad review on what was a very upsetting experience all round. Please read on as I will best explain the series of events. We stayed at The Shelleys Hotel on the 12th June 2018 after getting...More

Thank David F
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 4 weeks ago

We wouldn't dream of saying we take this type of review seriously when it is over-wrought and histrionic nonsense Shelleys remains in rude health and we have a delightful and loyal customer base. We all relish Glyndebourne which is truly one of the highlights of...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Just home after my daughter's wedding yesterday.Stephen and the kitchen staff were fantastic.As it was a Sunday wedding reception they kept all the flowers in the cool store so they perfect for the wedding. Stephen paid such attention to detail lovely roses petals on the...More

Thank knitter12
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 5 June 2018

What a super review for a super occasion and thank you so much. Stephen, Harry and the team have been bowled over by your kind words and were only too pleased to be able to play a part in such a special day. what a...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Not staying at hotel but called in for lunch in the garden (had not booked). Selected food from bar menu. Service excellent. Beautiful quiet setting. Water brought to table without having to ask. Cotton napkins. Good choice of food on bar menu. Very reasonably priced....More

Thank Jan C
Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The ShelleysResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for this impromptu visit to The Shelleys and for your lovely review. You are most welcome. Needless to say, the team there are very much looking forward to seeing you again

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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 ...More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Banquet Room
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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"overlooking garden"
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"Quieter at the back but that didn't bother us!"
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"All rooms are excellent and all have Wifi"
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"We had a garden view room; those at the front will overlook the high street."
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