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“Great location, hotel ok.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Granville Hotel
Ranked #16 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
England
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location, hotel ok.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2009

We initially chose the Japanese room and phoned up to book that and asked about which other rooms were available and which one they recommended, we were offered a discount on a bigger, supposedly better room, the Balcony Room. Upon arrival, we were very disappointed in this room. It was dark, awful carpet, four poster bed with carvings on it and everything was in need of a good dusting.The telly had poor reception, although we were told someone would see to it the next day. The potpourri and dried flower arrangements were dusty and it wouldn't have took much to change them. The "Roman" style bathroom had a Jacuzzi bath, but the decor wasn't that nice really. The taps wobbled and the loo seat wouldn't stay up. It was all quite depressing.

We couldn't face a night there, so asked if we could change. We were lucky in that we were given a guided tour of the available rooms and could pick which one we liked. We chose the Japanese Room. This was quite nice, if a bit tired in places. There is nowhere to put your suitcases, so we moved the table for drinks and used that. The bed was stylish, but a bit cramped around the edges. The jacuzzi bath with powerful shower attachment was great. Nice fluffy white towels, fresh every day. There was a kettle and tea/coffee supplies, a hairdryer and even an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe. The room had brilliant sea views.

The 3 public computers were impossible to use, but we were offered the use of an alternative faster computer behind reception if we needed it.
Shame the general feeling of the hotel is that it needs a makeover, but at 3 stars, it's about right.

The breakfast was terrific. Brilliant location near the old West Pier. Not too far from shops and amenities. We found the hotel staff to be pleasant and helpful.
All in all, a nice few days.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sun234
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2009

I stayed here last month while attending a conference at the Brighton Centre. It's a pleasant homely-feel no smoking hotel well run by its two owners. My room on the ground floor (as requested) was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with items such as a DVD player. Some have jacuzzi baths though mine had a normal bath and seperate walk-in rain shower. Very good cooked breakfast. The crowning glory was its superb location on the sea front, right next to the Metropole (and therefore a few yards from the Grand and the Bright Centre).

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BATH12
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Houston Tx
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2009

The Brunswick Suite was great at first impression. Unfortunately, unless you are at least 6'3", don't expect to close the window, close the blind, or work the tv in the bedroom (mounted high, no remote). The breakfast was great and the people nice, but we didn't get to sleep until 3am. The bedroom window was open, and there is a pub behind the hotel. When the drunks come out every 15 minutes to smoke, you will find yourself swearing and planning your revenge for half the night. Being on the first floor, you can hear every scrape of every chair and banging of every door in the restaurant/pub underneath you also. Upon checkout there was absolutely no sympathy, just a "gee, they're not supposed to be in the alley". Stay at the Holiday Inn in the next block, its MUCH cheaper, air conditioned, clean, and very responsive to problems.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lorib1062
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London
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59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

My partner and I stayed at The Granville Hotel over the second May Bank Holiday weekend. I booked it after reading good reviews on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed.
We stayed in The Regency room overlooking the seafront and it was wonderful. I'd forgotten I'd booked a room with a four poster bed and my partner was delighted! The staff on the front desk were very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious. The 'Brighton' brekkie was huge and very good but the egg benedict with ham was devine.
We've stayed in several hotels in Brighton, usually 4* and this was better than The Grand or Metropole by a long way. We were both surprised it only had a 3* rating. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank noodun
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Cambridge
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2009

So many hotels, once you get into the rooms, you could be anywhere. This one, all the rooms are different, and you can choose which one you like the look of, or what sort of view you fancy.

Booked in for a romantic weekend over Easter, and I arrived early - my partner couldn't get away on time. I'd arranged a bottle of champagne to be in the room when we arrived, but once I explained he was running late, the hotel staff volunteered to bring it up just before he was expected, so that it didn't get warm. We had a lovely stay, in quiet room at the back of the hotel - I booked at quite short notice and most of the rooms I really liked were at the back rather than the remaining sea view ones.

The room was comfortable and spacious, and very imaginative (a bed built on glowing glass blocks!), and both it and the bathroom were nicely decorated and clean. The staff were lovely and friendly. We liked the DVD library too. Although we couldn't see the sea from our window, as soon as you step out of the front door, you're right on the sea front. Beakfasts were great. My partner had the full breakfast each day, I decided to try a variety - although the full breakfast is really nice, and uses good quality local food, the scrambled egg and smoked salmon was absolutely perfect. The kipper was rather good too - served as a fillet, so no bones to pick over. We also went into the bar for drinks in the evening. It was quiet by the time we went in - we were the only customers, but the barman was friendly and they have some nice whisky on.

I think it's a bit of a waste to stay here with anyone other than a partner, to be honest, because it's such a romantic hotel, but we did see families there too. The hotel doesn't have a car park, but there's a public NCP one less than 5 minutes away.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatyHCambridge
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2009

We stayed at the Granville for one week while visiting from Canada. Myself, my husband and our 2 grown sons all agreed that it was fabulous!! The staff were friendly and helpful... but not intrusive. Breakfast was excellent every morning....cereal and fresh fruit on the buffet, plus they cooked your eggs, bacon, etc to your order. The Granville has one room with twin beds, which was greatly appreciated by my sons (age 19 and 25) as they do not like to share a bed. I was able to select this room (from their web site) plus one across the hall, when I made the reservations. Our room faced the beach, which was beautiful. The cost for the 2 rooms was reasonable (less than I expected). All the beds were very comfortable. I usually cannot sleep when I am not at home... no problem here. Fresh towels were provided every day and the rooms cleaned. Each room also had a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, television (limited stations) and alarm clock.
The hotel also provided a few computers in the common room, at no extra charge. So we were able to check emails and keep in touch with family at home.
The hotel is linked to the Fisherman's Rest , a bar/restaraunt that has great food, good conversation and the best chocolate cake in the world, as voted by the four of us.
The hotel is old, so it can be a bit drafty. Bring your warm p.j.s, if you go in winter as we did. In spite of that, we felt more 'warmed' by the atmosphere in the Granville, than we did in the other 2 'common' hotels that we stayed in... thanks to Stephen and staff.
Warning to light sleepers... consider a room at the back or keep the ear plugs offered on the plane. There is a major road between the beach and all the hotels on the water, so I imagine that it would be noisier in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanOmemee
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SouthEast
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2009

As Fatboy Slim was playing another beach party in Sept of 08 we decided it would be really cool to go and have a romantic weekend away in brighton.
Looking at this hotels website it looked like the place for us and booked the 'Pavillion Room' for 2 nights.
What a rip-off.... the room was shockingly bad. Not only was the room tiny.. it was falling apart, the curtian was hanging on by a thread and the door looked liked it had gone 10 rounds with Ricky Hatton, the paper was peeling off the walls and the bathroom finish was horrid. Not to mention the stains that were all over the curtians/walls/chair and sheets. It was really disgusting.
And the lift broke down on our second day too....!!!!
And right outside is a small market/ trading post for local crafts people, so expect bongo's and all kinda weird music from 6am till 11pm.
Brighton is a great place........ just find somewhere to stay.

  • Liked — The day we left
  • Disliked — Paying for it
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank DayTripperSi
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Property: The Granville Hotel
Address: 124 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Brighton
#9 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Granville Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the seafront opposite Brighton's historic West Pier, The Granville is a boutique hotel with 24 eclectic bespoke rooms, individually themed from Minimalist to Art Deco, Japanese and Gothic.The Granville Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from shops, restaurants and on the doorstep of many clubs. The rooms have a luxurious bathroom, some with a spa bath or corner bath. Many of the bedrooms have a superb view across the coastline.All of the rooms are furnished with a TV and DVD/CD player. Complimentary broadband wireless internet access is available in all rooms. ... more   less 
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