Hotel The Shelleys

High Street BN7 1XSLewesUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel The Shelleys

Hotel The Shelleys is an upscale, 16th century, four-star hotel surrounded by landscaped gardens and located on the Lewes High Street.

There are 19 individually decorated rooms, all with Georgian origins and equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemakers. Some rooms also have four poster beds and unique chandeliers, while some have sofas and arm chairs.

Hotel The Shelleys Hotel has function and wedding spaces available. On-site parking and garden is also present.

There’s a classy restaurant with high ceilings ‘Apostrophe’ that offers seasonal dishes, and there’s also a kids’ menu.  The restaurant has splendid views of Down South and the garden. Full English breakfast is complimentary, plus there’s a bar and lounge serving afternoon tea with terrace seating (summer only)

Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House are a short walk from the hotel. Lewes Rail Station is a ten-minute walk away.


High Street , BN7 1XS, Lewes, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1273)472 361 | Fax: +44(1273)483 152 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beautiful and historic building

The fact that the hotel building dated back to the 16th century and is very ornate and palatial was of great importance to the guests. They loved the way the colonial building was maintained and had preserved its Georgian touches like unique chandeliers and a stone floored reception. Some guests even said that it was better than the recent modern hotels.

Sophisticated rooms with spectacular views

Rooms at the hotel are clean, comfortable and spacious. All of them are well furnished, have cosy beds as well as designer toiletries, which makes stay of the guests royal in a way. Plus, there is free Wi-Fi available in all the rooms. Moreover, all the rooms have magnificent views of the nicely landscaped gardens.

Good location and tasty breakfast

The hotel enjoys a central location in Lewes and there are many tourist attractions in the town, plus it has good transport connectivity which is a great plus point for the guests. Moreover, in spite of being on the High Street, the hotel is quiet and pleasant. Breakfast served at the hotel was also very delicious and there was a lot of variety available in the selection of the same.

Negative Reviews

Dated decor

Although there are mixed reviews about the decor, some guests have said that the decor at the hotel is pretty dated and in need of refurbishment.

Drainage problems in bathrooms

Some guests said that the bathroom sinks had cracks and hence were overflowing. Curtains in the bathrooms were also worn out and dirty.

No other issues reported

So far, no other recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

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