The location of hotel du vin in Brighton is pretty good in that it is central and at first glance it seems really good. But then it goes a bit awry.
When I was shown to my room (very polite on reception) the two (?) staff kept emphasising the fact that the room had an nespresso machine. Very odd. Personally I don't drink coffee so that was annoying and then I had to hunt for the kettle as then nespresso machine's status must not be overshadowed by a basic such as a kettle so it was hidden away.
The room itself is spacious as is the bathroom. It looks good but basics are missing. As a lady trying to do her makeup, the lighting in the bathroom is horrendous and the mirror is over the sink which is set away from the wall so you have to élan toward the mirror bending at an angle of 45degrees from the waist or you have to stand at the side of the sink at lean to your left ian bizarre and uncomfortable fashion. There is nowhere near the sink to hang your hand towel either.
The room service menu is VERY limited.
The bar area is ok if you get one of the soft armchairs but those leather bench type seats by the wall are truly dreadful. Concrete would be softer.
Breakfast had a good selection of breads, pastries and cooked options and the granola was rather tasty. I had hoped to have breakfast in my room as a treat but they won't send a cooked breakfast up.
I didn't sleep well at all as the bar downstairs is 24/7 for residents so there was noise into the early hours. Then I was woken by clattering outside at the back which went on for over an hour. They were sorting out the bins for bin day at 7am which is really inconsiderate as the bin lorry didn't arrive until 9.
I have to say I had been really pleased to be staying at hotel du vin but was really disappointed. It's not romantic, it tries too hard (and fails a lot of the time) and it's missed the mark. Such a shame,
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers and Evoline ltd so you can book your Hotel du Vin reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Du Vin Brighton
- Du Vin Hotel
- Hotel Du Vin Brighton