I booked this hotel on line and unseen because It was close to the Lanes and the central areas.
When we pulled up outside we almost did a 'drive by'. The building is a Victorian, red brick building which looks tired. We decided to go in anyway and check out our room and if we didn't like it we would find alternative accomodation. The check-in staff were friendly and helpful and we were shown the room. I had requested a sea view room with balcony and we were given room 116. I can not say that the room was grand or even luxurious but it was clean, large and had a wonderful large balcony.
We decided to take the room and I am so glad that we did.
The staff were all friendly, the public rooms comfortable and cosy. The grand piano is defective and out of tune but does look good.
The breakfast was more than adequate being self service one could eat as much as one wished. Being located on Marine Parade the road traffic noise is a bit of an issue but the sea views and location far outway that problem.
There is space for 5 cars in the front garden so get there early if you want a space.
Don't be put off by it's Victorian looks but take in the Vistorian charm of this hotel. I am so glad we didn't "Drive-By"
- Also Known As:
- Lanes Hotel Brighton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lanes Hotel is a Grade 1 Listed building centrally situated on Brighton’s seafront, and offers free limited car parking and wi-fi. Located moments from central Brighton, The Royal Sussex County Hospital and the lively Brighton Marina.All bedrooms are en-suite and range from Standard Doubles, to 4-Posters, Balcony rooms, Family rooms and Group rooms. Public areas include the Reception, Licensed Bar and Sun Terrace, Sea Facing TV Lounge and Breakfast Rooms. ... more less