Clearly ones perceptions are based upon the individual experience however I find it hard to fault this hotel. Admittedly we stayed at a quieter time of year and had the pleasure of a deluxe room with sea-view and balcony, but in general the hotel was faultless. Most hotels tend to be fairly bland in their appearance and presentation so the degree of elegance and comfort throughout this Victorian masterpiece was something to absorb for its own sake.
Hilton have managed to maintain a good standard of service and amenity for their guest, and the staff were certainly relaxed and helpful. Check-in was professional and warm, dinner service had a relaxed formality in the grand Windsor restaurant - a 3-course cost £25, food was stylishly presented and of a good quality. An enquiry to bar staff in the lounge was fulfilled with willingness by the assistant night manager who was forthcoming and his willingness to provide information was impressive. Breakfast was good, and the female mairte d's were warm and charming - one might even suggest motherly, in the most cordial way. The chef wished us a good morning also.
The location of the hotel is convenient, almost opposite Brighton's dead pier, but adjacent to the more life-filled Churchill Shopping Centre and main shopping area. It is advisable to check on a map where the car park is, as it is set back from main road, found on the turning prior to the main frontage travelling towards Hove on the sea road, (though thereafter is signposted).
The only lacking - as with another Hilton I stated at recently, is free wireless internet in public areas and wireless access in rooms. It is appreciable that the latter is harder to perhaps achieve with such large room numbers - however not impossible and, given this hardly inconceivable to provide free access in public zones until that greater task is mastered.
- 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
- Brighton Metropole