That is what you're paying for! Just across the street from the beach.
As other reviewers mention, from the outside the hotel is beautiful, the communal areas of the hotel on the inside are pretty lavish, however the room is dated (as can be expected throughout Europe). The bathroom was HUGE however, and had a bath tub, which was nice. The bed was not that comfortable.
I was a little annoyed that the hotel was largely empty but they refused to upgrade me to an ocean front room, and they wanted $70 more for it.
One other huge annoyance was the jacuzzi. It turns on for 6 minutes, then off for 6 minutes automatically - when the jets turn off, the staff ensures that everyone gets out of the Jacuzzi. I have no idea if there is any rhyme or reason for this, but they are vigilent, and it gets quite annoying as you try to unwind after a long day of travel...
The staff was friendly, but were ridgidly trained not to give any freebies/upgrades/special considerations for a Hilton Honors frequent traveller.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the vibrant Brighton seafront, Hilton Brighton Metropole perfectly captures the character of this much-loved city while retaining Victorian elegance and charm. From our stylish dining venues to the modern health club facilities, we provide the perfect base from which to explore Brighton's culture and diversity. Even with contemporary touches throughout the hotel, the heritage and character of over 125 years of history shines brightly through. Just an hour from London, our hotel is within walking distance of all that Brighton has to offer. Within minutes you could be strolling down the historic, winding alleyways of The Lanes, discovering a myriad of colourful boutiques, cafes or bars. The iconic Brighton Pavilion, famous pebbly beach, Brighton Pier, Sealife Centre and varied water sports are all close by, while the fabulous new British Airways i360 is right on our doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel Brighton
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