The reviews say it all – look at the terrible score. This is not without good reason.
This hotel is pretty awful even for a mid-priced seafront hotel. Don’t go there if you want romance or seaside charm, comfort at a budget or somewhere you can feel safe. If all you want is a bed it might be ok. Having said that, if you want to sleep in the bed, probably not a good idea as they have a number of rooms placed above / next to / within close enough distance to the nightclub (which is part of the hotel) that you can hear the DJ asking the crowd if they “want to hear some more” and bass thumping until 2pm. Lovely. I was on a hen do and 4 of our rooms suffered from this problem. We were not on the same corridor either.
You will get charged if you check out late, so prepare to go down to breakfast with enough time to queue for at least half an hour like we did. Don’t hold your breath on the food. It’s pretty awful.
The hotel has smoking floors, which you will be put in unless you request otherwise, especially if you’re in a group. The hotel stinks of smoke in these places even if you’re not a smoker.
Lastly be very careful with your belongings, if you leave something in the room you will not get it back. You won't get much help. The senior staff will just copy and paste standard answers to your enquiries like they do in replies to complaints below.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton Hotel Brighton