The hotel sits more or less opposite the pavillion and sea front and about 10-15 minutes walk from the pier and town centre. All things considered we enjoyed our stay, thought it was value for money and experienced no problems.
As with most Sussex hotels and resorts parking is quite a problem, though parking can be found - if you are lucky - in nearby roads. There is reasonable disabled access to the hotel and the hotel also has a lift which is handy for those who cannot get around so easily. The bar lounge and part of the dining area offer good views of the sea and pier and the main restaurant is a very pleasant place to be indeed, in terms of decor including stain glass panelling, layout and the attentive staff. The bar/lounge has the look and feel of a 1960s saloon but is nevertheless well run and homely, if a tad expensive.
We found all the members of staff we encountered those on reception, the dining staff, bar staff and maids to be very friendly and efficient. Our double room was small, but well maintained and perfectly fine for a short stay. The en-suite, while smaller than you might find at a chain hotel, was clean, with a modern shower and fittings and everything worked first time.
While the hotel offers good value for money, is clean and well run, the decor does seem really old fashioned and there seems a deliberate nod to nostalgia in the art work (Brando, The Beatles, Hepburn, Pele and newspaper front pages from yesteryear that can be seen around the communial areas.
The full english breakfast is small, but ok (not value for money) and the eggs were overdone. We also tried the continental which again was ok but nothing special. There are other options on the breakfast menu for those taking it. We were however pleasantly surprised by the evening menu - which is value for money at approx £12.50 per head for two courses and approx £15.00 for three - with suppliments for some dishes. These were very well presented and enjoyable. This may be handy to know when the weather is poor and you dont fancy braving the elements to walk into the main part of the resort.
By the way there are a few decent restaurants at the far end of the resort near the theatre/winter gardens (they look well frequented). There are also a few decent options in the centre of the resort ranging from Harry Ramsdens (though not the cheesecake!), to a reasoanble greek.
One thing we were not expecting at the Langham was evening entertainment in the lounge. At first we thought "oh no" when the keyboards arrived and the Elvis covers started. However - the guy was actually very good, injecting jokes and humour into his act. We and the handful of others who stuck with it and joined in had a good time - we really did. Clearly the entertainment is aimed at coach parties of elderly visitors. However for those of us already in late middle age, it was bands like the Sweet, the Sex Pistols and the Human League who were our idols - so seaside entertainers take note - Elvis and Roy Orbison covers are sounding more and more like ancient history.
Just a note on the resort, in pleasant weather it is a great place to be in terms of the prom with its well tended gardens and long beaches, the better beaches lay East beyond the pier, towards Beechy Head. The pier while not containing the funfair and excitemet of Brighton's still has enough on it for a pleasant afternoon. However right now large sections of it appear to be under rennovation which seems a tad short sighted just ahead of the summer season. The town is a bit boring though in poor weather, though the town centre has plenty of shops etc. Nearby places of interest include Beechy Head, Seaford's Paradise Park, Seven Sisters Country Park and Brighton especially the Lanes, Pier and Marina.
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