South Lodge Hotel - Sussex August 13 2014

As its brochure says: “Good service isn’t a mystery; employ nice people” -and it is this aspect of the South Lodge Hotel experience, every bit as much as the quintessential ‘Englishness’ of its architecture, furnishings and cuisine, that endears it to guests as they pass through its care. An 82% AA red star rating places it firmly in the top 20 hotels in the country.

Throughout the hotel, the coffee is supplied by Café du Monde. That includes filter coffee with bulk brewers for banqueting and conferences and, for restaurant and lounge, a choice of cafetière coffee served from stainless steel cafetières or roasted beans for speciality espresso-based coffees. Newly introduced in each of the bedrooms is Café du Monde’s latest beverage service called ‘Service en Chambre’. This is a purpose designed leather-bound display box containing a stainless steel cafetière and teapot, bespoke Service en Chambre mugs, plus cafetière coffee ‘in a bag’ together with other Cafe du Monde ingredients.

For hotel details see www.exclusivehotels.co.uk.