The location of the hotel is superb--adjacent to the pier and convenient for all buses. The hotel ,however , needs considerable upgrading to reach todays standards. There was damp penetration through the walls in the stairwell and peeling paint on the exterior. The bedroom furniture was dated (the tv was ancient and not the normal slim style--a CRT set with limited channels). The hotel seemed to rely on coaches for its business (there were 3 coach parties whilst we were there) and this seems to be the direction that down at heel hotels descend. It is a great shame because the wonderful location demands more. The investment needed to bring this hotel up to meet the demands of the modern traveller is considerable and unlikely in this economic climate. The common rooms were acceptable but full at peak times with coach parties anticipating dinner! The bar was pleasant but full of coach travellers wanting their 99p bar offers(which was not available to others). The food at breakfast was buffet style and not the best but acceptable--dinner was also buffet style but was not very good but at £9.95 for 3 courses? There are plenty of other hotels in Brighton and on my next visit I will stay elsewhere. I do not like to rubbish a hotel but this one is best avoided.
- 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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