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“Comfort at a price!”
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Hotel du Vin
Ranked #11 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Comfort at a price!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

We needed a comfortable room for a Saturday night in Brighton that would allow us to bring our dog, and was a few rungs up the ladder from your average Brighton B&B or guest house, so we checked into the Hotel du Vin at great expense. It was comfortable, the staff were pleasant and helpful but for the price the room was small and surprisingly tatty around the edges. All extras were expensive so we swerved the mini bar, and as the hotel was stuffed with three wedding parties that night, we didn't get to have a drink in the bar. The best bit was the bathroom which had a big double ended bath tub and a wonderful giant shower. For an extra £20 we added breakfast to our booking and enjoyed a plentiful plate of kippers, eggs, croissants etc in the dining room the next morning. To avoid the madness of Saturday night stag and hen doos it was money well spent but I would have expected a bit more bang for your buck in terms of space and perhaps a few freebies...maybe a bottle of water at least?

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Very romantic, ideally located - food amazing. All in all a terrific place for a long weekend. Shame they couldn't imporve the weather.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

I had stayed in the Hilton the previous night and was not impressed at all. As such me and my partner decided to find another hotel for our second night in Brighton.

We came across this Hotel by chance and were familiar with the one in Cambridge so thought we would give this a try.

It was roughly the same price as the Hilton however the service and rooms were some of the best i've had and im a frequent traveller roughly spending 3 months a year in Hotels with my job.

The Hotel is clean, staff polite and attentive with a good ambience in the bar area.

The room was quiet and although large had a cosy/homely feel to it. Even the superior Double room that we had was clean, spacious, modern with an extremely well equipped bathroom and walk in shower.

I cannot fault the hotel and will be staying here again. Extremely impressed. Keep up the good work guys!

Room Tip: Superior Double was more than enough for a Couple.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Hotel du Vin never fails to hit expectations. Service, top notch, wine, lovely, steaks - perfect. We'll continue to go, again and again

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Guildford, Surrey
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

In fact, I wouldn't get up for it again even if they threw it in for nothing. On the plus side, I was worried that we were going to have a hell hole of a room having read some of the reviews on here but was pleasantly suprised with Torres on the top floor. The bathroom was delightful, the bed was comfortable, the decor plain and simple and the whole room spotless. The welcome at reception was fine, although the receptioinist was not able to honour the late check-out of 1pm which had been negotiated on the phone. That said, we arranged a revised check-out time of half past 12 and were not disturbed between 11 and 12.30 as is so often the case with these arrangements, as the day staff are not informed of the goings on of the previous evening. We stopped for a bottle of wine in the bar after our night out before heading upstairs and felt welcome despite the fact that only another couple (residents) were still finishing their drinks.

Breakfast. You know how it is, a late night, a few drinks, no real dinner and a drive home looming ahead of you. You need a good feed. Despite the comfort of the bed you prise yourself up with the promise of cold orange juice, hot tea and a fry-up, with a few mini croissants and pastries and possibly some cheese or ham while they knock up your scrambled eggs. Go crazy and smear a portion of Nutella or Philly onto a hunk of artisan bread.

We were shown to a table, and offered tea, coffee and toast and told to help ourselves from the buffet whilst our hot breakfast was prepared, chosen from a list of maybe six cooked options. Buffet was an ambitious term. Four bowls of rather tired looking stewed fruit, the crust of a baguette, the crust of some rye bread, three yoghurts and a bowl of coco pops.

I cannot remember a time that I have seen a less appetizing buffet in a hotel of this price bracket.

I made do with the crust of the French bread and went back to the table. After 10 minutes of watching the waiters set tables and have a bit of a laugh, I left the table to explain I would really like some tea now. I could have been more patient, but I needed a cup of tea. I would have happily made it myself, but 15 minutes for a cup of tea from the time I sit down is too long. It arrived shortly afterwards with some cold toast made from economy white bread in a basket. My cooked breakfast consisted of two slices of bacon, a slice of burnt black pudding, a sausage, a mountain of scrambled egg and half a mushroom. My companion's had a tomato but no sausage. He went to ask for his sausage. He could have had mine because it was grim. What about a spoon of baked beans and a couple of hash browns? Half a mushroom? The breakfast that we were served would have been acceptable if we had bowled down 10 minutes after service finished and a staff member had cobbled together a plate for each of us from the kitchen out of the goodness of his heart and in recognition of the fact that we had just spent £400 on a room and wine and might make good returning customers.

We rolled down half an hour before the end of service and it was clear that the breakfast was long past being replenished. The bed was a far more attractive option and we left the half eaten, half cocked breakfast to get another hour and twenty minutes in it. It is a shame that when so many things are so right, one of the easiest things was so wrong. We literally left with a bitter taste in our mouths.

Room Tip: Pay a lot of money.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Having just ran the marathon I was in need of some rest.
At check in I had very nice reception from the delightful young & most welcoming receptionist then straight to the great bar area for some celebratory drinks.
Having stayed in the frumpy old Grand (wouldnt again) trendy Drakes (very nice) & cool My Hotel (very nice) we were a little worried this Hotel might be to stuffy! It certainly isn't & has a lovely atmosphere & is well appointed through out in a french theme.
The room was nice too, perhaps a bit corporate but the luxurious bathroom was splendid with a hugh shower area, & separate roll top bath.
The hotel left some recovery goodies in the room which was a nice touch.
Breakfast was great & well worth the extra we paid.
Centrally located close to pretty much everything we really enjoyed our short stay her & would definately return again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very nice hotel situated near the sea front with easy access to the town and all the major attractions. Good clean modern rooms with excellent bathroom and everything that you may require. Only problem we had was the noise form the street into the early hours on a Saturday night/Sunday morning as its situated near 'kebab korner' on the main drag. Could be avoided if requesting a room not overlooking the street - failing that take the earplugs. Could be awkward for disabled travellers as some rooms accessed via narrow/steep staircase.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the street can suffer from noise.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel du Vin
Address: Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Brighton
#5 Business Hotel in Brighton
#5 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
#8 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel du Vin Brighton is situated in the Lanes conservation area, a pebbles' throw from the seafront. Its 49 bedrooms are housed in a collection of eccentric Gothic revival and mock Tudor buildings erected, appropriately by a wine merchant on the site of an old inn. Among many interesting features are a heavily carved staircase and bizarre gargoyles, while the original double-height hall now houses the wine bar and Laroche tasting room. The perfect venue for a picturesque wedding or party is the impressively large and airy Dome room. For the best tankered of local ale, Pub du Vin is one of Brighton city center's treasures with its classic pub dining. Out with the Brighton hotel is the wonder and inspiring town itself, with quaint streets dotted with fabulous shops, and of course the famous pier and promenade. ... more   less 
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