we stayed at the hotel du vin for a 2 night stay on a half board basis.
on arrival at 3 pm , we were advised our room was not ready due to the busy valentines celebrations the previous night, so we went and had a hot choc and a drink in the bar.
and waited and waited...eventually we went back to reception and our bags had already been taken to our room! nice suprise.
Our room was on the compact size with a terrace/balcony flat screen tv, cd and dvd players and had a great kingsize bed and a great big bathroom with a roll top bath, walk in raindrop shower and a hot towel rail. fluffy towels and robes.
The bar is great fun with an extensive wine list, cosy sofas and pleasant ambience, even on a cold february afternoon.there is a terrace .
our half board included 1 3 course meal with all choices on the menu included and 1 side dish each. Yes you have guessed it already, the food really is great, chicken liver and foie gras pave, ox cheek stew, great creme brulee, seafood crepe, sea bass on a pea risotto and a to die for choc parfait. The service was great and the sommelier crooned about his great wines. nice guy, very knowledgeable.
A small minus was the dirt ring around the bath that wasnt removed despite being asked on the 1st morning and the empty juice bottle under the bed. to be fair the duty manager on check out was appalled and gave us a hefty discount. which was unexpected but welcome all the same. my wife promptly spent this on shoes in the lanes!
All in all a great hotel, with good rooms, great bathrooms, great food and service. Great for the lanes and its quirky shops and alleyways NOT cheap though but you do get want you pay for !!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Du Vin Brighton
- Du Vin Hotel
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