This was our second visit to this hotel, but it will probably be our last.
We arrived about 3pm and were told our room was not yet ready. We were however offered free tea or coffee while we waited.
We paid extra for a deluxe room with a sea view, but this was a big mistake. We loved the view, especially of the swooping starlings, but hardly slept a wink during our stay. Our room was on the top floor and the wind whipped round the window and roof creating a loud, high pitched whistle.
The shower was separate from the bath, which was nice, but the tray filled up with water.
On our first evening we decided to eat in the hotel. We had a 3 course meal which was tasty, but the portions were so small we had to open a packet of biscuits and have a bag of crisps when we got back to our room. At breakfast the next morning we had to wait ages for our tea and coffee as the waitress took them to the wrong table and we had to reorder.
We arrived back at the hotel mid afternoon one day after a long walk, only to find our room still had not been made up in spite of our putting a notice on the door requesting it be done several hours earlier. We had to return to the lounge area to wait for it to be done.
Hotel parking is £15 per day, which is quite extortionate. Then when we left, the exit ticket we were given failed to raise the barrier.
The location of the hotel is great, so I might recommend for this reason.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on Brighton's seafront, the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel offers charming Victorian elegance alongside modern convenience. This large South of England conference hotel has 340 guest rooms as well as 33 meeting rooms, including three exhibition halls. Enjoy the convenient location of this Brighton hotel, within easy reach of major travel links just off the A23 and only five minutes from Brighton station. Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes from Hilton Brighton Metropole, and Central London less than an hour by train. Stay connected at your guest room desk with WiFi. Family Rooms are equipped with a double and a single bed - ideal for those with small children. Relax in a comfortable Deluxe Room with views of Brighton seafront, or select a Hilton Suite for a roomy seafront home from home. Choose from a menu of modern European classics in the Waterhouse Restaurant. The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace serves Costa coffee and Afternoon Tea in an exquisite setting. Unwind on the sea-facing terrace with drinks and enjoy light meals during the day. Hilton Brighton Metropole offers a choice of flexible space, quality facilities and excellent service. Our Conference and Events Team will ensure that events are tailored to your needs. Unwind in the fully equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, warm tired muscles in the steam room or be pampered and polished on the Beauty Rooms our on-site spa, or treat yourself to a haircut in Cove Hairdressers. Alternatively indulge in what has become a Hilton Brighton Metropole tradition, afternoon tea 'Seaside Delights' in the Waterhouse Bar & Terrace with one of our 'Perfectly Paired' cocktails, or dine in grandeur under the ornately corniced ceiling of Waterhouse Restaurant. Walk down the original 1890's marble staircase of Hilton Brighton Metropole, and out into the chic boutique-lined streets of central Brighton. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel Brighton
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