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The Lanes Hotel
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great escape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Although we visited Brighton with no plans to overnight, we popped in the hotel and were convinced to. Although the normal rates are pretty high, probably due to low occupancy, they offered a fantastic rate for 3 people and in addition, we were allocated a room with 3 double beds and window overlooking the sea.
The room was recently refurbished, very clean and with all necessary amenities - kettle, coffee, tea, tv et al.
The breakfast was plentiful and delicious with fresh ingredients and offerings from scrambled eggs and sausages to dried fruits and cereals. Also, the coffee was very good (when usually hotel breakfast coffee is always pretty bad...).
The staff were all very kind and smartly dressed.
Although from outside it comes across as a rather old hotel in need of refurbishment, the property is absolutely fantastic, full of character and an authentic English oasis.

Stayed May 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Just back from Brighton The Lanes Hotel - hen weekend 23 May 2014. Four of us stayed in room 202 with two comfy double beds with amazing ocean view and lovely seafront location. The staff was fantastic! So patient (26 of us all together :-)) and helpful with booking taxis and recommendation of places to go to- mostly bars for us :-). The location is perfect because you can easily walk everywhere from there! There is a tv and a kettle if you fancy a cupa. Overall amazing weekend with amazing people in amazing place! Sara- I love Brighton! :-)

Room Tip: Room 202, amazing sea front view!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Margaret T
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We have just come back from the lanes hotel, went for our anniversary nice clean hotel friendly staff, well situated just away from the city noise, be prepared for some hen parties but they were good humered, the walls between the rooms were quite thin could here every word spoken next door slept ok though we would use this hotel again.

Room Tip: Sea view are nice rooms
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jeff B
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I'm a bit reluctant to write a review for this hotel, because I don't want other people to find it and book it up! We came with a hen do and got a lovely reception from staff on walking in. Great breakfast, great group rooms, with a real old fashioned seaside feel, with a walnut panelled breakfast room and smartly uniformed staff, which some might find needs updating but I think suits the location, it is the seaside after all! It is a smoking hotel but I didn't even realise this until I was told, there is no trace of smoke anywhere. It was a bit like staying in Fawlty Towers, but with fantastic staff! Always incredibly helpful and polite, a real asset to the hotel, booking cabs, looking up restaurants and bars for us, even providing champagne flutes for our after-bar bubbly at 1am in the lobby! Based right on the seafront it was so easy to nip down to the Lanes and back, and there are plenty of cafes and bars in the immediate area. We all booked in to the Beauty Room and had treatments which was great, fantastic value for money. All the girls had a lovely time and I can't wait to go back and stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JemGif
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Brighton
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131 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Lanes hotel is located right on the seafront, east of the pier near Kemptown. It could be lovely but needs a declutter and some light and bright refurbishment. The room we stayed in still has the stained dark red carpet, dark flowery curtains, a tiny TV stuck high on the wall, and a cheap open style wardrobe. The bathroom was very dated too. There are plastic flowers everywhere which always fills me with dispair.

However on the good side they are one of the only hotels that don't insist on two nights minimum at the weekend and the staff are really nice and helpful. Breakfast was O.K. except for the poor quality sausages and the really awful ham. I never understand why hotels do this as buying good quality meat products does not cost that much more. For over £100 per night for a double room and £160 for the twin room I expect better really.

If you are very anti smoking this is not the hotel for you as they do allow smoking in the rooms, something I really don't understand as the smell does stay in the soft furnishings however hard the cleaners try. Parking is free but limited.

Room Tip: Be careful some rooms smell of smoke.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Suseyq
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

After booking here for my friends hen do there was a little communication issues but they helped me out no end and couldn't of been more helpful! We turned up in abit of a rush and helped me find the cheaper parking zone on the seafront. Being a hen do in a rush they where at our beck and call sorting out our taxi, sorting out champagne glasses iron boards etc. We booked a group room which was located downstairs and was a great room for us all very clean and good size! The only down side is you could not open any windows!!! And we was cooking all night!
We came back from our night out and was greeted by a lovely gentleman who served us more drinks...or tea lol and was lovely enough to give us more tea for our room for the morning!
Unfortunately what was a big downside to our stay, our room was right under the breakfast room and was woken up...very closely to going to sleep, a standpeeped of elephants above us having breakfast and was like that for at least 3 hours!.....5 very hung over girls and that noise wasnt a great combination!
BUT!!..... Was very kind in letting us leave after check out time without nagging us....not even one phone call which was much appreciated!!

All in all I will most DEFINITELY stay here again!! I will just ask not to go In to that room :)

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Last weekend a large group of friends stayed here in 4 rooms and we all loved the location. An easy walk from the pier, plenty of space to gather before we went out, a bar for a nightcap, great variety at breakfast (don't leave it too late as you'll have to queue) and friendly staff.
I booked with Adelaide who was extremely helpful. Our room had a sea view which was brilliant to wake up to. We found the hotel quiet, well equipped and perfect for our needs - especially at the reasonable rates. I would recommend. There are only 5 parking spaces outside the hotel, but the staff will helpfully point you to a cheap alternative to the meter parking on Marine Parade.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a sea front room to enjoy the fabulous views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Lanes Hotel

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:
#1 Best Value Hotel 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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