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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment myself and fiancé and parents arrived we felt so welcome the staff are lovely. The rooms were cosy and the bed was so comfy. The locals were welcoming as well. From working in hospitality they sure know how to look after there guests. Would definitely be visiting again :)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Inexpensive single rooms are available in this conveniently located small hotel/pub complex. Double/twin also if desired. Not luxurious but entirely adequate and clean. Pleasant, helpful, staff. Tasty breakfasts with good choice. The pub section sells decent food and real ale. Sizeable free car park. Suits me down to the ground.

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brighton
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was the 1st time I had visited in 5 years. It's a regular local boozer it was clean and tidy enough the service was a little slow but they did have a funeral wake in the other bar (I think this pub is used regularly for this). The food was absolutely awful tasteless slop. I certainly couldn't recommend it...

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Thank NumNumNads
Riddings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had to go down to Brighton for a few days found this hotel,called in on speck to see if there was a room available and yes there was. You couldn't wish for friendlier staff always willing to help,clean comfortable rooms, food all freshly cooked. Value for money. Excellent views over the south downs. Definitely going to return in the not...

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Thank johnandydavis
Chandler's Ford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

All the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The whole Hotel needs refurbishment. It was clean but very tired. Our room was small. Bed OK. en-suite very small. TV much too high and poor picture. For us Free parking was great. We then got the bus ( using our out of county bus passes) into central Brighton. We did this...

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Thank Janet B
Canterbury
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Our room was small but very clean and had everything we required. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well. The staff and chef were excellent, friendly and very helpful. We had a lovely evening meal and a huge breakfast, both of which we greatly enjoyed (veggie breakfast - great! - not many places bother to cater for vegetarians)....

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Thank CanterburyMeganS
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food in this restaurant was wonderful, really enjoyed our meal. The menu has changed since our last visit looked much better! Atmosphere was warm and staff were friendly, will definitely be returning soon!

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1Thank brightonbird123
Hassocks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We popped in here after our dog walk, we ordered steak & it was perfect! Would definitely recommend, the prices were very reasonable, and the service was friendly, we will certainly be back to try the carvery on a Sunday soon!😋

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2Thank chrisseagull
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with colleagues on a Sunday. The food in this restaurant is so delicious, atmosphere is very warm, the only thing that could be improved is the service because it took like 15 minutes to have our drinks served. Will be returning.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Just about the worst service and food we have ever received. Took 1 1/2 hours to serve our food. Their excuse - it was busy!! Aside from us we saw a table of 8 - that was it. Most of our food was served Luke warm. The Thai squid was basically 3 tiny pieces of squid served on what appeared...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Downs Hotel is set on top of a hill overlooking rolling countryside down to the sea. We are family run and pride ourselves on offering guests a warm welcome. With a bus stop outside that takes you into the centre of Brighton within 15 minutes you can leave your car in our FREE car park and enjoy our beautiful city leisurely. We have a traditional English bar which is popular with locals and has a pool table & darts board. We serve a variety of beers & ales (inc locally produced ones), alongside this our inviting restaurant offers homemade traditional dishes, and our head chef Brendan creates some wonderful weekly specials. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Downs Hotel

Address: Warren Road | Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range: $75 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Downs Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Fantastic views”
 of 5 bubbles johnandydavis, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Beautiful Sea Views at the front. Quieter at the Back.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisncolin, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“Rooms in the front of the building do get a lot of traffic noise.”
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