The White Hart Hotel - Lewes

High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom, BN7 1XE  show map
 3 stars
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The White Hart Hotel - Lewes

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant


Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation


Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center


Situated only minutes from a beach, the charming White Hart Hotel offers 51 tasteful guestrooms with views of South Downs National Park. The hotel was opened in 1500 and remains an example of original architecture in Lewes ever since.

The property lies within 11.8 km from Brighton Beach. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Lewes center.

Enclosed by an opera house, a castle and a museum, the hotel offers a wonderful view over the park.

The hotel enjoys an unique location within 35 minutes' drive from London Gatwick airport.


White Hart Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, an iron with ironing board, IDD telephone and a separate toilet. They feature bathrooms with a spa bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The restaurant offers light Georgian meals in a welcoming atmosphere. Guests can eat at ASK - Lewes and Pailin, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.


24-hour reception, ironing service and laundry as well as free self parking, a luggage storage and a designated smoking area are available for guests' use.


On-site recreational facilities include Turkish steam bath, reflex massage and facials. Guests can keep fit with a gym, a fitness center and aqua fitness offered on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   51.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Aqua fitness
  • Golf course
  • Aerobics


  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • High chairs
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
All children
3 - 14 years
Extra bed GBP 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom, BN7 1XE

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City Center
  • Lewes
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    3.3 mi
  • ASK - Lewes (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • ASK Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

The White Hart Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • South Downs Beer & Cider Festival400 ft
  • Four Square Fine Arts400 ft
  • Artisan Cafe Wine Bar Gallery400 ft
  • The Sussex Guild Shop1000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • St Michael's Church700 ft
  • Kings Church Lewes1700 ft
  • Church of St Thomas a Becket at Cliffe2000 ft
  • Bridge View Social Club2700 ft
  • Glyndebourne Opera House2.4 mi
  • Church of St Mary, Glynde2.5 mi
  • St Peter's Church, Southease3.0 mi


  • Monkey Bizness3700 ft


  • Lewes Castle & Museum400 ft
  • Anne of Cleves House Museum2000 ft

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Middle Farm4.1 mi


  • Glyndebourne700 ft
  • Lewes Theatre Club1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Paradise Park5.2 mi
    Avis Road, Newhaven
  • Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum5.6 mi
    Halland, Lewes
  • Naturist Beach6.5 mi
    Black Rock, Brighton
  • Grange Museum & Art Gallery5.6 mi
    High St, Rottingdean
  • Ditchling Museum6.4 mi
    Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling

Near the hotel

  • Lewes Tourist Information Cente200 ft
    187 High Street, Lewes
  • Glyndebourne800 ft
    New Road, Lewes

Restaurants nearby

  • ASK - Lewes100 ft

    Address: 186 High Street
    Phone: +44 1273 479330

    65% likes this, based on 75 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 22

  • Patisserie Lewes200 ft

    Address: 5 Station Street
    Phone: 01273 483211

    82% likes this, based on 13 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Famiglia Lazzati500 ft

    Address: 17 Market Street
    Phone: 01273 479539

    81% likes this, based on 161 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • ASK Italian100 ft

    Address: 186 High Street

    72% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Pelham House Restaurant300 ft

    Address: St Andrews Lane

    61% likes this, based on 52 reviews
    Cuisine: English

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
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The White Hart Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The White Hart Hotel

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Based on 546 reviews

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  • Older travelers

    The only thing we liked during our stay was the fact that it was extremely close to the venue of our evening destination.

    The room was tired and shabby, and the bed was appalling. We could literally not seperate ouselves as the mattress sagged so badly. The bathroom door handle was virtually hanging off. The reception Staff ignored us for at least two minutes when we attempted to check in, carrying on thier own conversation.

  • Family with children

    Convenience to location visited. Car parking.

    Room was disappointing with a large unattended water stain on ceiling and bathroom with no proper shower. Breakfast plentiful but greasy. Kitchen area needed a good clean. Daytime receptionist not very welcoming. TV very poor reception. Hotel in need of a proper makeover to reflect modern expectations within an historic setting.

  • Group of friends

    Freindly man on Reception helped us out with train times. The pool was nice and clean. The hotel was secure with codes on the doors. The bar ws nice and clean too.

    No complaints at all

  • Single

    Clean. Friendly staff. Nice hotel

    The bed was very hard, I don't think it was good value for money.

  • Single

    Gentleman on reception was very helpful - he carried my case to my room, found out bus times for me and stored my case after my stay. The food in the restaurant was very good and nicely presented. I was given a small double room rather than the single room.

    My room was a bit dark with dim lightbulbs. I would have preferred some salad options in the restaurant menu. The single room (from which I was upgraded) would not have been worth the price.

  • Single

    Breakfast, the only meal I experienced, was surprisingly good. The shower was OK. The location was good and the building both historical and charming. The staff were responsive and tried hard.

    The room was fairly spartan, and the bed was hard like a rock. The bath was too small, The TV only had about 4 stations which was annoying and the wifi was non existent. The general interiors are tatty and need work.

  • Older travelers

    Price per room expensive when we had no use of swimming pool due electrical problems; double bed quite small and terrible mattress; my sister had a view on her car parked outside her window; food ok but not great...overall, it would have been cheaper to stay in a b & b as I choose this hotel for the swimming pool which was out of use when we wanted to use it after 6pm...

    Problem of communication between Management and reception staff so we were not told that electrical problem in swimming pool area at time of check in...choice of food not great, staff needs training regarding servicing customers at time of evening meals

  • Older travelers

    proximity to local attractions/sightseeing.Friendliness of staff. Location of dining area on balcony with views

    tiredness of bathroom , shower poor, tiles cracked. webbing beneath bed hanging down

  • Older travelers

    The public areas were clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and the breakfast and restaurant were good

    The room was in need of a facelift. Bathroom taps were old and scaley. The TV was old fashioned and too far away from the bed (need a flatscreen on the wall). room needed redecorating.

  • Older travelers

    Staff in the restaurant were very attentive and charming. Excellent location right in the middle of the high street. Parking is good, as parking is a great problem in Lewes and many b/b and small hotels have no parking facilities.

    We were in the annex overlooking the car park. There was a function on, accross the car park in the main building. It was warm so their windows were open, so very noisy.The rooms in the annex were extremly clean, but very dated especially the bathroom , with tiles broken and carpets faded and worn in the bedroom.

  • Single

    The staff were very attentive, partcularly the restaurant staff and the chef.

    Rooms clean and comfortable- but need maintenance, door didn't lock and shower broken

  • Couple

    The White Hart Hotel is a friendly little hotel, convenient for town. The staff were effiecient and friendly and the gym and swimming pool were a nice addition to the hotel.

    I felt that the hotel was overpriced for what it was, there were a few small details that let it down, like the food was fairly standard.

  • Group of friends

    Walking distance form railway station. A good base to attend a wedding reception and the Brighton marathon. (one of my party did not come, so we cancelled the single room a few days in advance and made do with 2 doubles for 4 people.)

    Would have liked an earlier cooked breakfast on Sunday, particularly porridge for a marathon runner. Due to time constraints we had to make do with continental BF, but I can understand the chef not wanting an earlier start before cooking Sunday lunch later.

  • Group of friends

    Central location

    The hotel is dirty. There was a plastic bag full of stinking nappies left on the balcony. Housekeeping did not hoover the room. TV in the room is old, only has 4 channels and no remote control. There is a Carvery in the evening which we tried on our first night, and the meat was inedible. We are not the first to complain. The local people we spoke to are ashamed of the hotel but say that nothing will be done as there are no other central hotels in Lewes and therefore the hotel is always quite full.

  • Single

    Good to have free parking and a nice homely bar

    Room 21 was acessed via three sets of stairs rather difficult for some visitors

How to reach hotel

hotel The White Hart Hotel - Lewes Lewes location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

High Street, Lewes, United Kingdom, BN7 1XE

Get directions
City Center
  • Lewes
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    3.3 mi
  • ASK - Lewes (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
  • ASK Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: