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“Side Saddle Toilet!”
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The Brighton Hotel
Ranked #21 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Side Saddle Toilet!”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Stayed two nights at the Best Western - Brighton Hotel (Kings Road). Room 119. Which was listed as being a 'Superior' Room.

Avoid!!! Should be renamed the Worst Western!

En-suite WC pan was impossible to sit on normally as its front edge was just 10 inches from the wall in front of it. Only means of using it was by sitting on the pan 'side saddle' style!!!!
Shower cubical was a joke - its so small if you move you either knock over your shower gel or shampoo etc or turn off the water completely!
Only a small narrow glass shelf provided for two peoples washing items - Tooth brushes, Tooth paste, Deodorant, shaving gel and razor etc.
Traffic and the roads public noise kept us awake all night! Double glazing or secondary glazing would really be of help!
Breakfast wasn't overly filling but ok. Have to ask for a second cup of coffee/Tea, but waiters take away your plate quickly but then don't bother to check if you need anything further!
Bar- No bitter beer available on draft, so thought I'd have a Guinness as it was on tap. No only canned Guinness sold!!
Car parking charges are a rip off - £15/night. Not secure and very tight between opposite cars!

However on the plus side... The bed was huge and comfortable and the room was spotlessly clean as too was the en-suite room. Kettle with Tea and Coffee four milks plus one pack of Bourben biscuits provided daily.

Would we stay again.... No, I don't think so.

Room Tip: Just avoid!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I stayed one night at this hotel, on a business trip. Very sorry I had so little time in the hotel, as it was lovely! I arrived at about 8pm and was informed that I had been upgraded to a sea view room. It was fantastic - lots of space and a great view. Toasty warm as well - I sat watching the snow on one of the coldest nights of the year so far. Excellent value at £40 for B+B. The location was really convenient, and I would definitely go back. Only one small quibble was that the scrambled eggs for breakfast were really not nice. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Room on the first floor at the front did get some noise from the road - if you need silence at night...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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sudbury
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

just back from a weekend in brighton,this hotel is ideally placed being ten minute walk from the nightlife and town centre.we decided in advance on an upgraded room which we paid a premium rate for and with hindsight maybe we shouldnt have bothered.i guess the extra was for the side view of the sea.certainly the room didnt seem that much better than a normal one.putting that aside it was clean and tidy service was very good and breakfast was fine.it was nice to be able to get back late and have a night cap in the hotel bar before going to bed.they have limited parking but theres an ncp car park nearby at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed one night B & B. We hadnt reviewed the hotel and it was a nice surprise to see it looked nice and bright from the outside and the lobby/bar/reception was also pleasing, lots of space and free internet as well! We also manged to park in the square opposite the hotel - there were a few spaces where parking was free after 8pm til 9am in the morning! We were greeted by Stephen whose level of customer care would be suit a 5* hotel. He was quietly efficient and very friendly and welcoming. We were given our keys to 119 on the 1st flr, and as noted on the other reviews, this was an extremely small room overlooking the fire escape - not very nice. I asked Stephen if there were any other rooms available and he kindly gave us 219 on the 2nd floor. A much bigger room with bay window and side views of the sea. The only down side was the extremely small shower toilet and sink. There was hardly any room to move, but all in all as we only stayed the one night, it was a pleasant stay.
There are no evening meals, but Stephen kindly recomended a number of restaurants and we found a brilliant chinese restaurant (Good Friends) in Preston St. The hotel itself is a bit of a walk from the pier and Lanes, but was fine for us.
Breakfast was lovely and again the service was first class! We got a last minute booking as hubby needed to get to a business meeting early in the morning on Booking,com for £45 B&B which was a great deal!

Room Tip: 219 was a good rooom, avoid 119, if poss ask for a sea view either at the front or side of the hotel...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fareham
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Just come back from a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Went to Brighton for weekend birthday celebration. Hotel was on sea front - excellent location - and easy walking distance to Brighton centre, the Lanes, pier, etc. Able to park at hotel was a bonus as it is a busy city and £15 was reasonable charge. Room was spacious, clean, bright and overlooked the sea affording a great view along the shore. The only disadvatage was the traffic especially during the night. The staff were very helpful and attentive and the service was excellent at reception, in the bar and in the dining room at breakfast. The breakfast was more than adequate with cereals, juice, toast etc., and the hot food was well cooked, hot and nicely presented. We would definitely stay there again when we next visit Brighton.

Room Tip: The room with a view outweighs the noise form the traffic!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Having stayed in Brighton a number of times with friends we needed a hotel this time around. We looked at several sea front hotels including Holiday Inn Express and the Hilton and chose this for value. The hotel is modern inside however the rooms are VERY small, our particular room on the top floor (422) was incredibly small and the window although closed had huge gaps letting in a lot of the cold wind we experienced that night. Not one to feel the cold this was one cold room. Other parts of the hotel however were warm, if you find yourself on the top floor I hope you don't find yourselves at the back of the hotel! Other than that service was outstanding and the gentleman at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful in finding us parking and advising the cheapest options.

Room Tip: Possibly go for the B&B option we didn't and maybe this is why we had the lesser rooms of th...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Nice hotel. Great staff. Good location.lovely breakfast. £15 car parking overnight not bad for brighton...

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: The Brighton Hotel
Address: 143-145 Kings Road | East Sussex, Brighton BN1 2PQ, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Brighton Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Brighton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Brighton Hotel The Grade II listed Brighton Hotel is one of the most charming hotels in Brighton where you are guaranteed a warm and personal welcome. It is located on the seafront directly opposite the famous Brighton Bandstand and very close to the West Pier and to the site of the proposed i360 attraction. We are just a short walk to Brighton's main shopping areas, the famous Lanes with its cobbled passage ways and its myriad of little shops and boutiques, many of which are unique to Brighton. The Brighton Conference Centre is a five minute stroll away and we are literally a stone's throw from the beach. The Brighton Hotel is a privately owned independent hotel that is large enough to have all the faculties you would expect but small enough to make you feel important to us and special. The hotels elegant lounge, bar and restaurant have enviable sea views, a great place to relax and watch the world go by. The hotel has 55 well-appointed rooms, and while the hotel is right on the famous Brighton seafront it is just far enough out of the main centre's noisy bars and clubs to be significantly quieter than many other seafront Brighton hotels. High speed wireless internet access is available free of charge in all our rooms and public areas. As a 3 Star accredited hotel we offer Dinner in The Salisbury Restaurant available 7 days a week from 6.30pm till 9.30pm and our Lite Bite Bar Menu is available 7 days a week 24hrs a day. Arrival and Departure Time: Our check in time starts from 3 pm and our check out time is at 11 am. For an early check in or late check-out we charge £10 an hour. For peace of mind, our reception is manned 24 hrs. Cocktail Menu: Available Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm till 10pm. Room Service: Room Service is now available for Breakfast continental & Full English and we also offer a breakfast to go from 4am. We have limited parking in front of the hotel based on a first come, first serve policy. The guests can only book these spaces on arrival at reception. These spaces are sold for £18 per night. Therefore, if we run out of spaces, our guests can park in Regency Square Car Park which is just 3 minutes walking distance from us. Day rate for conference delegates is £9.00 And must be vacated by 17:00. Please note that Vans are not allowed to park in our car park due to size restrictions. Luxury Car Service For a little taste of luxury we can organise a private hire executive car to bring you to the hotel from your port of entry. The driver will meet you in arrivals of the appropriate terminal and deliver you straight to the hotel entrance. Prices start from around £140 from Heathrow Airport, £80 from Gatwick Airport and around £170 from St Pancras. To enquire about this service please contact the hotel directly with your arrival details (airport and terminal, arrival time and flight number or for Eurostar arrival time and your departure city along with your train number). Please note that transfers are not guaranteed until we confirm back to you and payment will be made direct to your driver and not to the hotel. ... more   less 
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