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“No Sleep”
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The Lanes Hotel
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“No Sleep”
Reviewed 4 April 2011

We booked a Sunday night for my wifes birthday. We had a great day in Brighton and returned to the Lanes Hotel. We met great staff and had a great room on the 3rd floor at the back of the hotel.
Unfortunately that's where it ends. Our room was like a sauna. The radiator was off in our room but in the hallway was on full blast! we tried to turn it off but to no avail! So we opened our room window. Dam pigeons everywhere. The noise kept us awake. Our room was next to the lift and the lift made one hell of a noise as the door rubbed together on opening and closing. We went to bed at 11:30pm and heard every guest using the lift till 3am.
Above us was the noise of gurgling water all night, no idea why? Also because the room was so hot and the window was open we heard the ambulances from the nearby hospital all night.
This could be a great hotel if management fixed the dam lift and fitted radiator stats too. The pigeons need sorting too. Some effort has been made.
On the other hand the room was excellent for £60 and so was the breakfast, ok the sausages are crap and need addressing but having stayed in a lot of hotels it was a good buffet breakfast. The coffee is excellent.
Conclusion: FIX THE LIFT. Sort the radiators and kill the dam pigeons!
Apart from that a dam excellent hotel in a great location close the Lanes. Don't whine about the parking the hotel website is very accurate about this so first come first served on the five spaces. Also free WIFI and that is a real bonus. The staff are great.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Hard to find a reasonable priced hotel in Brighton on a Saturday opted for the Lanes at £85 a night because it looked really nice on the web site. Dissapointed with the room even though I knew I was paying for a cheaper back room. The room looked very basic with no doors on wardrobes, dingy bathroom and hard uncomfortable bed, Breakfast was horrible
cheap cereals, cold thin sliced white toast, thin cheap sausages. congealed scrambled egg and value beans, nice bacon. Only plus side the receptionists at this hotel are very welcoming, polite and friendly.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Corsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2011

I definitely do not think this hotel offers value for money. Although they are very proud of their parking spaces (4 - at a push), they don't mention that if you can't get one of those spaces you need to add a considerable sum to your spending budget to pay for parking. Unable to find a space on the seafront, we parked for 2 hours 20 minutes in a central car park at a cost of £20. The breakfast was the worst breakfast I have ever had in any hotel/B&B/Guest House. Coffee was bitter. Toast was pre-prepared & therefore cold and soggy. Egg was obviously powdered and microwaved. Croissants were stale and, as for the porridge, don't ever, under any circumstance order it!!! On the positive side, the bed and pillows were among the most comfortable I have experienced in a hotel and the sea view was lovely. (Faded, artificial flowers were slightly superfluous!) Also, the location was very good.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We stayed there last weekend and the room was comfortable and clean. Staff were great ,from my initial email about vacancies, to showing us the new refurbished rooms when we returned to pick up the car at lunchtime. Location is perfect for everything.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

Words cannot describe my disappointment of this place. The room was awful and pokey, they say it had broadband but it never worked in my room. The food was nice if you bring a shovel to remove the grease and the staff were rude.

We arrived on the Friday and were unhappy with the room straight away, the staff also told us we could park outside, but later we were told off for doing so in a very unprofessional manner.

The price was terrible too as for the same money I could have got a deal at MyHotel which does not compare to this place.

I hated my stay here and have stayed at a lot of hotels.

PS. Please make sure you bring your sunnies, you will need them regardless for the room decor.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

I stayed at the lanes hotel with my fiance for a much needed weekend away from the busy city life in london. I have to say i did not know what to expect as the reviews on this site were definetley mixed!! however as with everything i thought i would give the hotel a chance and i am very glad i did!!
the staff,hotel premises and the whole experience together exceeded my expectations completley!
The staff in particularly were both friendly and very accomadating. We had a few special requests which were met and considering it being a busy weekend we were very much impressed,
The hotel is in a prime location to the centre of town, about 10 minutes walk to the shopping mall and 5minutes from the nearest bars and restaurant!
if your looking for a weekend away and want a clean room in a safe and friendly location then the lanes would be your best bet!

definetley stay here next time we are in brighton!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

loved are stay at the lanes. The staff were warm, welcoming and extremely helpful. The hotel itself was very clean and comfortable. amazing veiws and in a perfect location close to all of Brighton's major attractions. The car park was a treat. Would definately recomend to family and friends.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: The Lanes Hotel
Address: 70-72 Marine Parade | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lanes Hotel is a Grade 1 Listed building centrally situated on Brighton’s seafront, and offers free limited car parking and wi-fi. Located moments from central Brighton, The Royal Sussex County Hospital and the lively Brighton Marina.All bedrooms are en-suite and range from Standard Doubles, to 4-Posters, Balcony rooms, Family rooms and Group rooms. Public areas include the Reception, Licensed Bar and Sun Terrace, Sea Facing TV Lounge and Breakfast Rooms. ... more   less 
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