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Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We overnighted at this hotel before our son's graduation -so our needs were limited but we were delighted

The reception was friendly and welcoming
The room was a double fronted large room overlooking the seafront - not their fault that it was filthy boiling sea and the promenade was deserted!

The room was VERY comfortable with a small sofa, coffee table chair etc and very spacious.
Teamaking facilites, biscuits and lots of pampering botttles in the big en suite

A complete english breakfast in a pleasant room was a true pleasure -along with the small French boy who made himself completely at home! Rare to see French visitors in UK hotels -is it the strength of the Mercure brand that brought them?

I presume operational reasons meant that the hotel used a large dining room which did not have windows but had mirrored recesses which made it light and attractive. Perhaps at other times they use the other dining room which has sea views as well

We could not fault the staff at all -mainly very young but pleasant,efficient and friendly. I was easily able to leave a large bag behind for collection at the end of the day (no fee -I remember being charged for this at some so called leading hotels in Europe)

All in all I would thoroughly recommend this hotel

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Top tip for all Brighton hotels - please make your parking arrangments more clear -with the other parking constraints around the town this is a major consideration for visitors and should be a real selling point for those who have such facilities. It happened not to be an issue for us as we left our car at our son's flat, but in looking at options I felt this was overlooked by many hotels

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank John P
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Matthew-Huddart, General Manager at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2012

Dear John P
Thank you for your comprehensive and valued review following your recent stay with us at the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel.
It was great to read that your stay for your son’s graduation was very comfortable from start to finish and that you appreciated your Executive Sea View bedroom.
I was also delighted to read that you enjoyed your breakfast experience with the added European twist!
In particular thank you for your very kind feedback regarding the service received.
Finally, thank you for adding the parking advice for future guests. We do try to be as clear as possible, especially indicating that parking with us is a reasonable £15 per night!
Hopefully you will have proud memories of your son’s graduation and perhaps come back to Brighton again to relive the special moment.
Kind regards
Matthew

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

As part of a delayed honeymoon we booked a 3 night stay at this hotel. Great location - approx 10 min walk from station, on the seafront and very well presented hotel. Our room was in the newer part of the hotel with a balcony and was perfect, including the massive bed!

Problems with lack of hot food at our first breakfast could have marred our visit, but deputy manager S Boyd was wonderful and dealt with us in the most professional manner possible. If only all hotels provided this level of customer service life would be perfect (see my review for the Premier Inn Hurricane, Stafford)

All in all, fantastic place to stay and very reasonably priced - well done Mercure

Room Tip: Rooms in the newer part of the hotel appear to be quieter
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tranmeregirlie1961
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Matthew-Huddart, General Manager at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2012

Dear Tranmeregirlie1961
Thank you for your valued review of your Honeymoon stay at the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel. Belated congratulations on your marriage from all of us here!
I was pleased that you found the location to be perfect for your needs and your Executive Sea view room comfortable.
We are all human and sometimes things don’t go quite to plan but I was delighted that Stuart resolved the situation in our usual efficient and professional manner.
Thank you once again and we hope we might see you again sometime soon (first anniversary?!)
With kind regards
Matthew

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We stayed here late July during the very hot weather and the room was unbearably hot. We couldnt open the door as it led out onto a fire escape and anyone could have got into our room. We were given a fan which made it slightly more bearable. Hotel should provide individual air conditioning units in each room. Parking situation was a nightmare, couldnt get into the hotel car park and ended up paying £20 per night in a car park around the corner. Twin room very small and very basic. No drawers to put our clothes and ony a few coathangers. On a positive side, the staff were helpful and friendly, the breakfast was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Right on the seafront too and the "nice" end of Brighton beach!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Matthew-Huddart, General Manager at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2012

Dear FantasticFour B
Thank you for taking the time to post your review after your recent stay with us.
It was unusually hot last week and whilst we don’t often get long bouts of heat waves in the UK we do appreciate that at times the temperatures can increase in the rooms and have placed fans in all our bedrooms to help with air circulation at these times.
I do note your comment regarding air conditioning units for the rooms and I’m currently looking into the practicality of portable units for exceptional occasions.
All of our bedrooms in the Mews part of the hotel have been refurbished in a modern open plan design and I’m sorry that we were not able to offer you once of our more traditional rooms with enclosed wardrobes that may have met your needs better.
Parking throughout the City is a ‘challenge’ and our car park is limited on a first come first serve basis and I’m also sorry that you were not able to get a space.
I was pleased to read that you found the service both friendly and helpful and enjoyed your breakfast.
Thank you once again and hopefully you will visit us at the “nice’ end of Brighton sometime soon!
Warm regards
Matthew

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two nights in July, we didn't have any issue with the hotel but at the same time I wasn't particularly impressed for a 4* hotel.

The location is good - right on the sea front, the staff are friendly, we were given what we were told was one of their newly refurbished rooms. It was indeed refurbished but to quite a basic standard - that you might expect from a travel lodge or budget hotel. However the room was clean, a good size and had complimentary tea, coffee and water.

Breakfast is well organised and consistent but in my opinion not particularly impressive. It is mainly buffet style but certain aspects let it down such as having to toast your own bread compared to 4* I had just come from where as soon as you are seated they ask what toast you would like and bring it to you. Little things like this make a difference and perhaps Mecure can look at this - how difficult can it be.

We used the parking and paid £15 per night, the parking is quite tight but covered, secure and easily accessible from the back of the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a newly refurbished room.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Matthew-Huddart, General Manager at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Dear Sam911

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay with us.

I was pleased that you found the location good and service received from the team friendly and whilst I note that your room did not meet your expectations am glad we maintained our usual high levels of cleanliness.

Thank you for your feedback regarding breakfast. Similar to many Hotels we do operate a buffet service for the majority of items with speciality dishes available to order directly from the Kitchen.

Based on feedback we changed our toast service to allow guests to choose when they want to take their toast as often this is delivered with tea and coffee. This said we are happy to offer full service at breakfast including toast if necessary and I’m sorry if this wasn’t clear to you when you stayed.

Thank you once again for a most constructive review and I do hope that we may see you again sometime in the future.

Kind regards

Matthew

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We came to Brighton as part of a hen weekend, and the staff were very accommodating for the 19 of us, offering to look after our luggage for the day after we checked out. The location was very good, about a 10-15 minute walk along the seafront from the main pier. The room itself was pretty standard, compact and clean. The only downside was lack of parking due to a wedding taking place in the hotel, and the noise from other drunken guests who were very loud at 3am.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank RosieOutandAbout
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Matthew-Huddart, General Manager at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2012

Dear RosieOutandAbout

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following our recent stay with us at Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel.

I was delighted that your celebration weekend was comfortable and you found the team accommodating for your entire group.

We agree that the Hotel has a great location just a short stroll from the Palace Pier and it was pleasing that you managed to extend your visit to the City by allowing us to look after your baggage at check-out.

Whilst we do have parking it is limited and spaces to get full quickly particularly at weekends and I’m sorry that you were not lucky enough to get a spot when you arrived.

We do have weddings on most weekends and we work hard to make sure that all guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay all time. I am therefore sorry if you were disturbed as a result of this.

Thank you once again and we do hope we may welcome you back to Mercure Brighton Seafront soon.

Kindest regards

Matthew

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