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“Great hotel, great location”
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My Brighton
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Brighton
Reviewed 20 January 2010

We stayed at Myhotel Brighton for 1 night on Saturday and thought it was brilliant. We stayed in the Jade suite which was really funky... massive egg bath, huge round bed, great sound system - we couldn't find any fault with it at all.

Breakfast was delicious and the bar was great for evening drinks - really lively.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

On arrival the hotel and room looked promising. After a freezing first night and we had to get housekeeping to service the heating system to get it working again! They also had to gaffer tape the joins in the windows to stop an arctic draft getting through. We had the worst nights sleep we've ever had in a hotel. Clearly the MyHotel Brighton prioritises their bar customers over their paying & staying guests. The sounds overspill so badly in to the rooms that it makes sleeping a physical impossibility! And despite knowing about the sound proofing problems they wont do anything about it or recompense you for a terrible nights sleep. So if you want to party with the hens & stags all night this is the hotel for you, if not I'd give it a very wide berth.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank SleepLess09
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

Stayed at this hotel over Christmas with my daughter and her partner,really enjoyed my stay. Very friendly and helpful staff.. I am probably not the expected demographic for this hotel being disabled and not young,although I am arty! Made to feel very welcome non the less.Will be going back..

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Thank textileart
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Reviewed 27 December 2009

This hotel is odd. In many ways it's a very strange property. But to be clear before going any further, this is a good hotel. The styling and design is the first thing which will strike you from the moment you arrive. It feels like something out of a sci-fi film.

Check-in was very swift although they did do an above-average card pre-authorisation of £50 a night for additional extras which seemed a bit excessive. Having checked in, the next challenge was locating the room. The room numbers seem to lack any logic whatsoever with sequential numbers often being down completely different corridors. Also, for those with visual impairments, you ought to know that a very hard-to-read font has been chosen for signage. There may be a Disability Discrimination Act issue there and you should ask someone to take you to the room.

Once located, the first thing you'll notice is that the rooms are quite clinical. Large sections of the floor are uncarpeted and there are blinds instead of curtains. The surfaces are all white and the furniture is plastic. It's like they were trying to furnish the inside of a space station with products from IKEA. The rooms need to be cosied up a bit. My room featured an open-plan bathroom which included no lock on the toilet door and a shower with a transparent door meaning you were visible in the shower from the bedroom. Not an issue if you're alone or with your partner. Certainly an issue if you're sharing with mates.

Everything is very, very clean and works. Housekeeping is second-to-none although the toilet lacked a toilet brush. Room gadgets include a DVD player and reasonable quality wall-mounted LCD TV (but no satellite TV - Freeview only). There's also the ability to plug your mp3 into the ceiling mounted speaker system so you can have your tunes amplified around your room and pretty fast, free wi-fi access with good reliability and a strong signal. Air conditioning is a bit fiddly. When you are not in the room, it defaults to a low temperature meaning that you can arrive back to a freezing room so it's a matter of remembering to turn it up.

The room also featured a peculiar object of art. UK readers who are familiar with the 90's TV show 'The Crystal Maze' may remember the crystals which contestants had to collect. Well it seems the crystals have ended up right here at myhotel. It's a strange piece which is illuminated by a rotating coloured lamp and serves no purpose whatsoever other than wasting electricity. Crystals are also dotted around the corridors of the hotel too. Strange.

Although the room is quite cool, to be frank a lot of it is over-styled with design taking precedence over practicality and the fact that this is a hotel room not an art gallery. The flooring, the design of the bathroom, the style of the furniture, means you may be slightly frustrated by the room.

Aside from the rooms, the other areas to bear in mind are the bars and restaurant. Both facilities seem to be very lacking in terms of service. It took the bar ten minutes to produce a coffee on one occasion; it took the restaurant ten minutes to produce a bowl of yoghurt. We booked the restaurant for Christmas lunch on Christmas Day and in all honesty it was woeful. The quality of the food was mediocre. Vegetables were undercooked, the turkey was grey and unpalatable and the food temperature was far too low. Although staff attempted to make amends, for £60 a head plus drinks it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

Breakfast is very average and beware - if your room rate does not include it, it can turn out quite expensive. They offer an a la carte breakfast menu which is a great idea on paper - you pick the items you want and it's mostly £1 each. However you don't get much for your money. For example, order a portion of mushrooms for £1 and you get one mushroom, order tomatoes for £1 and you get...HALF a tomato. That's right, 10p worth of tomato for a quid. It's a bit naughty. And the kind of things you might like to get as single items just as just a muffin or pastry are not available on the a la carte menu meaning you get stung £7 for the buffet. Or you go to Starbucks up the road. (Other local amenities in the same street include a Tesco, Yo Sushi, Giraffe restaurant and Pizza Express)

The bar is another over-styled area although is reasonably welcoming and doesn't suffer from the clinical feeling of the guest rooms. The chairs are very spindly and one table has chairs resting half on carpet and half on hard floor meaning they slip around very easily. Proof that partial carpeting can be quite dangerous.

Both the bar and the restaurant need to buck their ideas up - pricing, food and quality-of-service are pretty poor. They're not doing themselves any favours and they are certainly not places I'd recommend especially given your other options within close proximity of the hotel.

Largely speaking as a hotel it's fine. It's a good 4* property which benefits from being new, is clean and well maintained. It also benefits from a superb location. However style gets in the way of substance on too many occasions. If you want to stay somewhere a bit unusual then this is the place for you. Just don't get your hopes up when it comes to breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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1  Thank pixel79
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Reviewed 18 December 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at MyHotel. Such a refreshing change from the tired Victorian hotels on the sea front. First off the valet parking meant we didn't have to carry our luggage far. We loved the innovative design of the communal areas as well as our room. The staff were really helpful, especially Emma on front desk. Breakfast was lovely, plenty of choice and abundant. Excellent location. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rebecca062
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

We stayed one night at Myhotel Brighton and had an excellent stay. The boutique style is well done and gives the hotel a fresh and clearn aura. The staff were very friendly, efficient and polite and took care of our car parking arrangements for us. The location is excellent and we will definitely stay their again on our next stay.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

Just spent one night in a superior double room at this hotel, which has very modern, fun and colourful decor, comfortable beds, window seating area with a table, lovely bath products (lemongrass scent?), great showerhead, mp3 player plug in to that you can listen to your favourite tunes, flat-screen TV, DVD player (DVDs can be borrowed from the front desk), hairdryer and mini-bar. The room was very spacious and the location is in the Lanes area with lots of shops and restaurants on your doorstep. There is also a funky looking hotel bar and a cafe/restaurant on the ground floor. There is also a spa on the first floor where you can get various treatments such as reflexology, full body massages etc. Be aware that these should be booked in advance if going at the end of the week/weekend to avoid disappointment. The staff are very friendly and helpful and gave us an upgrade when they found out that we were celebrating our anniversary. They also arranged for a bottle of prosecco to be in our room upon checking in. If you get breakfast included in the price, it is possible to have it in your room if you order it the night before.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Monica N
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Additional Information about My Brighton

Address: 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
#6 Business Hotel in Brighton
#6 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
#7 Family Hotel in Brighton
Price Range: £83 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — My Brighton 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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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