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Queens Hotel
Ranked #19 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
London, United Kingdom
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“Good value and great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Sure, this hotel appears to be slightly older than somewhere like the Thistle (next door), however we found the room to be adequately sized, clean, comfortable and not too loud - pretty great considering we were there over New Year's Eve with many revellers partying downstairs in bars around the city. Breakfast was lovely, staff helpful, and the location is unbeatable - right on the waterfront, easy walking distance to the Lanes, Brighton Pier and everywhere else of interest. Would stay here again as it's definitely excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

We were in Brighton over the Christmas season and stayed at the Queen's Hotel. Although it was off-season, windy and a bit cool, we enjoyed the hotel's proximity to the ocean. We didn't have to go too far to find a good restaurant or do some shopping in the Lanes. The suite was spacious and comfortable. We had a two bedroom suite which easily accommodated parents with two grown children. Breakfast was substantial and tasty. A good experience over all.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

After reading the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor I decided to pay extra to be able to cancel my booking should the hotel not be able to provide a room that matched our requirements, which I detailed on my booking. A couple of days later I was called by a lovely receptionist who confirmed our requirements.

Our room was in the middle of the building with a real sea view, comfortable bed, lovely and clean. Thanks to all the previous reviewers the only noise we heard was some morning traffic and a couple of chair scrapes from upstairs.

The bathroom wasn't all that, cracked bath panel, Shower screen a bit dodge, Loose wobbly floor tile, bath with 'enamel holes' but, as we were there for only one night and the Spa area was so lovely it didn't really bother us.

Room Service was great. Our Bloody Marys were devine! All hotel staff were really lovely and friendly. (Would rather be in a two star with good staff than a five star with poor staff.)

The luggage store and Spa area were available for use after we checked out too.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

I think it must depend on the room you get, as some of the reviews below show that people have been happy with their stay. I was horrified with mine. The divan bed-base had no mattress on it and was the most uncomfortable thing I've ever tried to sleep on. The staff seemed sweet, although clearly they were quite embarrassed at the room they knew they'd given me. The view was amazing - in the tower looking out at the Palace Pier, but the windows were broken and rain was coming through the sticky tape they'd tried to mend it with.
There was no soundproofing at all and all I heard all night was a nightclub and then drunken screeching and sirens as the sun came up.
Breakfast was almost as bad as the room with low quality rubbery toast and scrambled eggs that were swimming in water and still had raw bits mixed up in them.
So in general I couldn't sleep and couldn't eat the food, and all for 150 quid.
This is an amazing building and it's sad because it has so much potential. Someone needs to adopt this place as a pet project and give it a lot of love and a lot of money.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

I stayed here with my family for two nights after Christmas. The hotel is in a great location a two minute walk to the pier and the Lanes are just behind the hotel.

We stayed in room 408 which is a really large family room with Queen sized + single bed. It had great sea views and there was no noise from the street at night, something other viewers have commented upon in other rooms in this hotel.

The room was spotless, but the grouting in the bathroom really needs refreshing – the only real negative about the hotel in my view. The room had free water, sky channels on the TV, a hairdryer & iron and ironing board. It also had a small seating area & chairs.

I thought the hotel was great value, given the location, breakfast was included and the spacious sea view room we had (£280 for two nights)

There is a small gym and swimming pool and bar area with really friendly staff.

All in all a good stay in a central part of Brighton.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 4th floor with a sea view. It was very quiet .
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

Stayed here over the Christmas period as the location was ideal and the reviews were not to off -putting.
Although the room was of a good size and well heated with enough facilities to be comfortable i felt it lacked a few finishing touches which would have greatly finished it off as very comfortable.
Unfortunately our room was on the left side of the building overlooking the small streets below, although this was no problem during the daytime at night it soon becomes obvious the streets are a mecca for youngsters from bars and clubs until the early hours of the morning. The continuous noise of shouting makes for a very difficult nights sleep.
Away from the room the Hotel offers health club facilities with swimming and spa included in the nights stay, only downside to this are the changing facility which apart from being shabby with no ventilation really isn't big enough for more than a few people to use at the same time.
Bar area was comfortable and well stocked with friendly helpful staff, only downside again they offer cocktails but the staff do not seemed trained enough to be able to put together a properly made cocktail.
Only tried the breakfast here which again could have been just a little better, to make it very good, downside again was the tea was undrinkable tasting of the instant granule type.
Overall a good stay for the money but little changes would greatly improve the experience.

Room Tip: Avoid the left hand side rooms and choose the rooms overlooking the sea front.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

We spent Christmas Eve, Xmas Day and Boxing day 2012 at the Queens Hotel and the location was excellent. We had room 217 which overlooked the gentlemans club and Club Geisha not ideal for families with kids, but at this time of the year it was largely quiet at night. Our room was a good size (sleeping 3 comfortably) although the bathroom was a bit grotty and the all of the window frames needed replacing, generally speaking it was difficult to know whether the windoes were dirty or simply frosted. The staff were friendly, although there did not seem to be any sign of management at any point during our stay.

Regretably the hotel offerred no Xmas dinner but I was told on booking that food would be available in the bar. On Xmas day however and for reason we are yet to understand service stopped just after lunch and we were advised that the only meals available from then on woere ready m,ade box meals - like pot noodles in a box. So that was more than a little bit disappointing for my daughter who by then was ravenous. We went in search of an open bar and realised that everywhere had packed up for the evening - so no Xmas dinner or actually no food at all on Xmas day!!!!! No apology, no explanation, no rationale.

Our room was spacious but not clean there were red petals by the side of the double bed - which I judiciously ignored, funnily enough the room was serviced during our stay but the petals remained. The carpets was also dusty in places and stained quite badly. The beds were well made with clean crisp white sheets.

There was nothing to do in the actual hotel, although there is a small swiming pool basement - if you are Micheal Phelps or Ian Thorpe then you will be disappointed as you cant do laps. If there were computer points they were not sign posted although my daughter says there was a resident computer in reception (I missed it).

Ideally this hotel could benefit from have combinded TV/DVD players as this at least allows some form of family entertainment, but better still the hotel needs to create a xmas atmosphere by providing some entertainment as Xmas day was spent with many sitting in the bar - the only place with a semblance of festivity, by sheer fact of numbers.

Funnily enough we booked this hotel for the spa which was closed whilst we were there - not sure this was advertsied on the website.

Room Tip: the street side rooms overlook bars, night clubs etc - I would suggest if you are styaing at any tim...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Queens Hotel
Address: 1-3 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Queens Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Queens Hotel in Brighton, you will receive a warm welcome from our friendly and professional team, one which will ensure your stay with us will be a truly memorable experience. The Queens Hotel Brighton overlooks Brighton Beach, the famous Brighton Pier, and promenade. The area comes alive at night with various restaurants, pubs and clubs situated around the area. The hotel has a large leisure club with Pool, & Sauna as well as 20 cardiovascular & 10 resistance machine as well as a well stocked free weights area & Olympic bench. We also have an in-house spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments & the No1 Bar and Bistro for Breakfast, Afternoon Teas and Evening meals & snacks with our Bar open till 1am Sunday - Thursday, & Late on Friday and Saturdays. We also have 14 fully serviced apartments that are an ideal option for your Brighton getaway ! ... more   less 
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