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“A great bank holiday break”
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The Lanes Hotel
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Just got back from the Lanes hotel 21/04/14 and thanks to the staff we had a great time,after our original booking was cancelled at another hotel, The staff managed to find us a room on a busy Bank holiday weekend. This particular room was on the small side but good enough for what we wanted and everything was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was small but again the shower was powerful with plenty of hot water and again very clean a theme which ran through the whole hotel.Breakfast was plenty with cereal, yogurt,bacon,eggs,sausage and beans,toast,orange,tea and coffee but above all we had a very comfortable two nights there where the staff went beyond the call of duty.Its the second time we have stayed there and it won't be the last.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Just returned from a night at the Lanes hotel and can't recommend it highly enough. We were lucky enough to get a parking space in front of the hotel so no exorbitant Brighton parking charges. The lady at reception was most helpful and let us have our room really early on Easter Sunday afternoon. The room was charming and spotlessly clean and more than adequate for a one night stay. Joy of joys, we were allowed to smoke in our room, almost unheard of in this age of making all smokers feel like "lepers" Last, but not least, we enjoyed a really tasty breakfast which was included in the price of the room.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rita C
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

A group of 16 of us stayed here for the night as my daughter had her hen night in Brighton. Restaurant in Lanes and nightclub both within walking distance. We were a mixed of older and younger. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Rooms clean and all ours had sea view. No problem with arriving early and leaving luggage and two managed to park cars out front. Bar and lounge open for use, even when we came back at 2am, which we found relaxing having a drink and chat winding down the day. Some rooms were dated but some had been refurbished. Breakfast was really good in nice room overlooking the sea. Reasonable rates. The outside was being painted. Some of us used the Beauty Room in the hotel for treatments and Matthew the beauty consultant was also very friendly and welcoming and a mind full of places to go around town. Would stay here again.

Stayed: April 2014
1  Thank thox
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This hotel is not some fancy modern place, but we didnt care, It is clean and had all that we needed, we chose a balcony/seaview room and we couldnt have asked for more, it had a four poster bed, a ensuite bathroom. Yes the seats are low to do your make-up, the tea and coffee supplies were a little megar, but we coped. The staff are really friendly and helpful, although the breakfast wasnt brilliant with its microwaved scrambled eggs, the lady getting fresh toast, teas and coffee pots was lovely. We will definately be going back, it is a smoking hotel and even though we have both now given up, it didnt matter, we would not stay anywhere else now

Room Tip: Book rooms with a seaview and balcony, more expensive option but well worth it.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mickim_10
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed here for a friends birthday, they gave us a family room down stairs with 3 double beds which were really comfortable and clean. Staff were lovely, they arranged taxis and rang for table reservations. Breakfast was reasonably good with sausage, beans, toast, scrabbled egg and bacon, then there was cereal and yogurts. Perfect for what we needed. Parking is free but for only about 5/6 cars.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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1  Thank benzbabe
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I booked the hotel as a 50th Birthday break for my husband. The room we was given was sea front facing with lovely views over the sea, This is all I can say was nice about the room it was small, outdated decor with the curtain pelmet hanging off, the pillows were hard and lumpy. The bathroom was small, although the shower was good. Tea and coffee was miserly. The cooked breakfast had powdered eggs and was just left in hot tins, no special service and for a £100 a room felt this was poor,

The postive aspect was the receptionist who was very friendly and helpful, its a shame the hotel did not match up to her.

As for the parking, we had to park at Rottingdean and bus back as the meters were too expensive.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sandiebeal
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Staff are polite and helpful, but that's pretty much where it all ends. Despite the fact it's a first come first served parking, the four mini spaces wedged between the concrete columns, fails to explain that parking in Brighton is completely impossible for more than two hours at a time unless you park at least two and a half miles from the hotel, and can outrun the parking attendants over a 100m dash. Once you are at the hotel for the five minutes you can stay there before sprinting back to re-feed the parking meter, you then squeeze into a lift where the doors fail to meet, are limited to two twiggy look alikes and you have to push the designated floor at least twice and pray that you may get to that floor. As a party we had three rooms, two of which you needed to limbo onto the toilet under the sink to spend a penny or more, lights failed to work in the toilets, and the towels felt like sandpaper (may have been to exfoliate whilst drying!). The water pressure in the shower was good though, but may have been because the cubicle was small and you were jammed against the shower head. Limited to one coffee sachet each, caffeine fix was minimal, and seated at the desk/makeup table meant you could lean your chin straight onto the desk to put on your lipstick as the chairs were so low. Above all, I have had better experience in cheaper hotels in third world countries, and been able to park within an aircraft flight of the hotel. Staff as I started with we're pleasant and helpful, but life is too short to experience The Lanes Hotel, or in fact Brighton again.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Cheryl P
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Address: 70-72 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1AE, 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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Brighton
Price Range: £72 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lanes Hotel is a Grade 1 Listed building centrally situated on Brighton’s seafront, and offers free 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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