We have just completed a four night stay in this trendy hotel. It is situated in the cultural quarter of Brighton and makes a very good base for visiting all the sites of this lively town.
Our room was spacious and colourful, with very comfortable beds. It was spotlessly clean. These were the good features. The less than good was the fact that there were no drawers in which to put one's clothes and they had to be piled onto a very high shelf above the hanging area of the wardrobe. This was all right for us as we are quite tall, but shorter people could have a problem.
My wife was very dismayed upon first entering the room as the huge windows were only covered by blinds. She has difficulty in sleeping in a room in which there is any source of light and, as we all know, there are always edges around blinds that let in light. Our room looked out over the square in front of the Jubilee Library and there was a huge spotlight on its roof. Our room was VERY LIGHT. Thank goodness for Boots (of chemist fame). We hot-footed our way up to the Brighton branch and bought an eye shield. Phew - that was a close one!
Breakfast is a strange affair - buffet style presented along the long bar in the Cocktail Bar of the Hotel. Not a lot of choice, but adequate. Also, you are charged extra if you choose to have it. We had a slight issue on a couple of mornings, when the wholemeal bread ran out and were told that there was none available. We reminded one waitress, on the first occasion, that Tesco was directly opposite the hotel entrance and asked if it would be possible for wholemeal bread to be purchased from the supermarket. A few minutes later, a loaf was brought in and placed on the bar counter. On the second occasion, more bread was found without any fuss.
Would we recommend this hotel? This is not your traditional English hotel - it is bright, colourful and is probably best described as "young". It has a noisy, lively Bar but no restaurant. It has an Italian coffee shop on one side and a Chilli restaurant on the other.
We got the feeling that it was a great hotel for young trendies and business people staying for a night or two, but for old fogies like us, it was probably not quite suitable. But it was clean and tidy, warm and comfortable, and in a great position in town.
On our last night (Saturday), we returned to the hotel after a lovely meal at The Courtyard (just up the street from the Hotel) and were slightly bemused to be halted at the door by a burly doorman. We have never stayed in a hotel before that has felt it needed to be "policed" by a huge man in a dark suit - obviously a sign of the times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Celebration of Brighton's Renegade Creativity Head into the heart of Brighton's beachside cultural life, the buzzing North Laine, and you'll find us - the naughty little brother of My Hotels. Inside we've combined the aesthetic ideas of New York designer Karim Rashid with cool artist studios created by local artisans to offer a futuristic and native flavour. Outside, the welcoming warren of creative independent shops, bars and eateries will have you dreaming about moving here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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