On 1 Jul 2009 at 6:47pm Not ruth Watson wrote:
Seen Clips of The Crown Hotel on The Hotel Inspector a Channel 5 programme originally presented by Ruth Watson but now Alex polizanni or something similar. I think she was quoted as saying it was the WORST hotel room she had ever stayed in. Any body know any more about the filming and whats happened since etc? The programme is on Monday evening for anyone interested.
On 5 Jul 2009 at 9:41am hotel resident wrote:
I have just looked up a review of the forthcoming show. They are quite clearly trying to sell the new series but how close is to the real truth?
"New series of the show that transforms failing hotels across the UK. No-nonsense hotelier Alex Polizzi comes face to face with one of the worst establishments she has ever visited - the Crown Inn in Lewes. After a string of terrible internet reviews and the loss of a precious star in the Visit England ratings, can Alex restore this filthy guesthouse to its former glory?"
On 5 Jul 2009 at 10:07am Fan of the show. wrote:
Here is another review.
Monday July 6th. 9.00pm,Channel 5.
Crown Inn New series. Alex Polizzi returns to reverse the fortunes of failing hotels and B&Bs around Britain, beginning at the Crown Inn in Lewes, East Sussex. As well as being stripped of one of its three stars by the tourist board, it has received a succession of scathing internet reviews, and owner Karen Lloyd has lost more than £32,000. After spending a night in the establishment, Alex sends in the deep cleaners, renovates the bedrooms and reorganises the staff in a bid to transform the hotel's reputation.
I love the programme. I am not too fussy but find it really annoying when rooms are below standard. A chalet I was recently in had no shower(therefore making hair washing almost impossible),no lights on the bedside
tables,and no full length mirror.Small but important points I felt.
But it was extremely clean and very well kitted out.
On 10 Jul 2009 at 4:35pm carol le-leivre wrote:
I saw the programme,cannot believe this hotel was given back its original star rating!
No amount of stars would encourage me to want to stay there!
Karen should have had to wait another year to show that the hotel really was on the up!Anyone could try harder for a programme,but i wasn't convinced,so why was the tourist board guy so gullible?Time will tell....
On 10 Jul 2009 at 4:56pm Pernickity wrote:
Glanced at the Crown yesterday whilst on the bus.
Someone should do something about the curtains in the big front window on the 1st floor.They were badly pulled and it doesn't look very nice from the outside...
On 1 Aug 2013 at 1:25pm SirRobert wrote:
The Crown Inn is filthy, unhygienic and run by an idiotic woman who doesn't care that her customers use cocaine and have sex in the toilets. She is rude and unhelpful as well as being fraudulent. She has a personal safe where she puts the money that does not go through the books, thus hoodwinking the tax man. She invents staff in order to make more money. She has been known to put food on customers plates that has dropped on the floor. She deliberately double books rooms then refuses to refund customer's monies. The police, who are in regular attendance, say she is not fit to be a landlady. Yet she continues to trade.
On 12 Jul 2015 at 3:21pm Pat Bowen wrote:
Just watched Hotel Inspector (repeat) then checked out TripAdvisor. Sadly it seems to be as bad as ever, we shall visit Lewes at some point and now know where NOT to stay
On 16 Sep 2015 at 9:07pm Karen wrote:
how I wish I had never agreed to that program being filmed at the crown. It was all done to make that horrible women look good. Don't clean the shower room she said. Then oh I am persecuted by pubs. Wear a nice hoody she said. Why are you wearing that she says. A couple of places she went to are no longer trading. She's a menace. And people that take any notice of trip adviser are just as bad. Had a lewes person writing on trip adviser. Even used my name stated that I was a criminal. She then starts re tweeting remarks from lewes forum. Re tweeting gives you name. I am now taking a injunction against this person.
On 10 Jan 2017 at 5:05pm Johnny Lancaster wrote:
Still, Karen blames everyone else for The Crowns failings but herself.
Trip advisor users just happen to be very open and honest about where they stay.
My advice, why go on hotel inspector in the first place if you can't take the criticism.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen!