After trawling the internet for a decent hotel in Brighton and wanting a seaview but without the hussle and bussle of the main centre of Brighton and the high prices near the Pier, my boyfriend and I chose Alias Hotel Seattle and couldn't have been happier with our choice. We booked through Laterooms.com
Parking is complimentary in the multi story car park, 2 minute walk away via the marina walkway and there is a bag drop off area on the road level with front road entrance if preferred.
The entrance is so funky with mood lighting and chill out music playing. You arrive at the lifts first that take you up to reception which is a huge open space with cool video imaging projected onto the back wall of the reception, very light and spacious with a comfy seating area.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded from a basic double room to a double room with seaview which is right over the Brighton Marina and looking on to the sea, just beautiful especially as the sun was out when we arrived!!
The corridor to all the bedrooms reminded us of a walkway of an old fashioned ship.
Entrance to our room was via a security chip pass key, that worked first time, now not many hotels can claim that one. The room was very clean, modern furniture, white bedlinen and well fitted bathroom. The bathroom toiletries were in keeping with the whole image and added a great touch. The towels were clean and fluffy and complimentary bath robes were included.
The bed felt bigger than our double bed at home and so was a treat for us to have that extra space and was very comfortable with plumped up pillows.
The only negative was the wardrobe/hanging space which was somewhat intriguing. It was a hanging rail and hooks right above the TV with hangers that you couldn't remove from the rail for security reasons and meaning some items would be trailing on the TV so I guess this isn't ideal for a long duration but just ok for our 1 night stay.
The flatscreen TV was particularly pleasing to my boyfriend who got to keep up to date with all the coverage of the Olympics on the Saturday morning of our stay.
We went down to breakfast in the restaurant and got an enviable table again looking over the marina and no doubt with the sun out it made it all the more appealing. The choice of breakfast was too much to make a hasty decision so after great debate we had 1 full english and 1 salmon & scrambled eggs preceeded by the continental breakfast. I wish I'd had my camera with me as my salmon and scrambled eggs looked stunning and too good to eat and believe me it was YUM. The cereals, fruit, toast, pastries and juices were endless and stunningly presented. Next time I'll be trying the poached egg, ham on muffins as this looked devine and not forgetting all the lovely pastries when the diet has been parked.
With it being out of town, yes you need to get a taxi in to Brighton but for us it was ideal as we preferred to sleep over out of town and then just taxi it into town. We of course made sure we strolled on the Pier and walked on the pebbled beach before we had to head home.
All in all a fab one night stay at this hotel with service from all the team who made our stay a most pleasurable one. I would have no hesitation in recommended it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Malmaison Brighton, a contemporary hotel with a big personality on Brighton Marina waterfront. Uniquely located to offer the best views of Brighton Marina. Close enough to make the best of Brighton's vibrant life but also somewhere where you can enjoy a more relaxed environment with great hospitality, fresh & local produce menus & something a little more unique. Seattle is a hotel to explore, sit back and enjoy the day in the lounge, as the boats come and go, or perhaps it will be the retro pop art that will attract you or relax on our terrace and enjoy the buzz of our restaurant during the evening. Our team are a big part of what makes the Seattle experience so unique. You'll find them friendly, welcoming and never shy to help. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seattle Hotel Brighton
- Brighton Hotel Seattle
- Alias Hotel Seattle