I stayed @ this hotel on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July and all was fine. We were there for a wedding and everything went to plan. Of course i can only write reviews on the rooms i saw but these were 6 of them.
After reading reviews i was gravely concerned and considered cancelling but as it was a wedding we decided to go instead.
We had a family room which was 134 right on the edge of the hotel and next to the late night club/bar. The room was massive, not a speck of dirt had a double bed and 3 single beds 3 armchairs and a table a dressing table and 3 large mirrors. 3 Massive ceiling to floor windows and a perfect view of the pier and beautiful beach. The room next to us was 133 also stayed in by family and that was fine too. 103 and 104 also used by family were twin rooms, that led out onto the veranda and a big balcony so lovely views once again. We had the wedding room and another one, both of which were perfect.
We had a meal there friday night which was buffet, consisted of chicken, fish, lasagne and a veg curry, pots and chips. wasnt great but more than edible and nothing was left.
Breakfast was between 7-10 on sat morning and was fine, albeit the serving counter is too small for the amount of ppl that stay there and can get congested quickly, the plates are also quite small.
The wedding was set up lovely, the staff looked after us in a lovely manner and the food was lovely. There is a large lounge area which is comfy to sit in too. The bar prices are not too bad and the staff were very pleasant. The wedding reception in the evening was held in a function room in the basement and this was a bad move. I know it was a warm weekend but people actually left early because the heat got too much, the air conditioning wasnt working and they put 2 fans in a large room of over 100 people.
The parking at the hotel is limited, only about 10 spaces on a meter and very expensive, we parked in a nearby NCP car park which you can get a voucher from the hotel for, It cost us £37 pounds with the 25% discount and this was from fri 8pm to sunday 1pm. Its about 10 minutes walking distance to the hotel.
There are a lot of rooms in this hotel and of course i didnt see them all but we saw a lot of guests arriving and departing and didnt hear of any complaints. The hotel has recently been having a refurb and maybe not all of it is finished but i can comfortably say all the rooms we had were clean tidy and great for the price we paid for where it was.
The ONLY main issue we had in our room, 134, was that being right next to the club the music is VERY loud till about 2am, full on dance music is played and there is outside seating areas so it can get rowdy later on, the windows in our room were a little stiff too but with some serious elbow power we managed to get them open.
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- The Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton is a Regency Style Hotel built in 1826 which offers a warm and friendly environment in a premier position directly opposite Brighton Pier. So, if you are looking for a seafront hotel in Brighton, you won't get much closer than this. Facing the sea, it's right at the heart of the action. ... more less
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