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Beach Hotel
Ranked #29 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't even go there”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

This was one of the worst Hotels I have ever stayed at.
The room was worst than a Hostel Room, with missing handles, broken lightbulbs, broken lamp cord connection and a TV reception that was useless.

The Bed was horrid, and I ended up sleeping the other way around to avoid the huge lump in the matress.

Only thing I can say about this place that is good, is location and the room was clean.

Can't tell you about the food, as we had no sleep throughout the night - so just left before the Rest opened.

Spoilt what was meant to be a romantic night out.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Castawayskiwi
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

I stayed at the Beach hotel in Brighton for 5 nights during a business trip. The lobby was clean and the reception was friendly. I thought the room was big for what we paid for it (a double, room 11 - faces the square but you can see the ocean from the right side). The room was very clean, the towels were replaced every day and the bathroom was fine. Good water pressure. Free internet in the lobby, but it reached our room which was awesome (especially in the UK where there is usually a surcharge for internet). Breakfast was okay -- I usually don't eat a full meal for breakfast but they had fruit, cereal, juices, cheese, toast and some other hot items. Fresh coffee as well. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant that was attached was okay. Ate there when I was jet lagged to fill me up and get a good night's sleep.

Cons: The room (well, the entire hotel) was very run down (the wardrobe, nightstands, and other furniture had seen better days). Lots of noises during the night -- water would run through our shower and that tended to make a lot of noise throughout the night. Tons of noise from the street/square all night and the seagulls were very loud. The mattresses were terrible. I don't even think it can be called a mattress. Not very soft, but not a firm, supportive mattress either. Most likely the original mattress from when this building was erected. Pillows weren't so great either.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room that doesn't face the square (if they have them) so that you can get some...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AwesomeScienceGirl
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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

We booked this hotel for our anniversay,the location was great walking distance to sea front and shops. The reception area is very shabby, thread bare carpets and needs updating. The receptionist was polite but not friendly or welcoming. We were pleasantly suprised after seeing the reception area with our room, it was clean and had a good view. The room was not finished to a high standard, knobs missing and falling off. The shower was powerful and hot. Breakfast was adequate but there was little service, again the satff were polite but never smiled or even said good morning. The biggest problem we had was being kept awake all evening with people returning back from night clubs, the last arriving home at 2.30am. We asked to be moved to a higher room to avoid this but the manager said this would not make a difference as he had several hen and stage groups booked in that weekend. We asked for a refund for our second night and he did give this. We would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank clarejclarke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

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Room Tip: room 20 is excellent great sea views
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2011

Just back from a 2night stay, hotel easily located, good position for seaview and main shops, also, parking good on either underground car park or on ringroad around Regency square itself, remember if you are Pay&Display, park on righthand part of road (disabled badge holders can park there all times for free!) as residents parking on pavement kerbside only. Our Twin room (24) very nice, big bay window, en-suite with walk-in shower, clean and lovely big mirror. Room a little dated with brown furniture, but both beds very comfortable, TV, trouser press, hairdryer also in room. Breakfast, excellent, buffet style, eat what you want, cereal, toast, fried breakfast, tea, coffee, juice, pick what you want-more than enough. Right from the start, Hotel staff very friendly, even getting me a slipmat for the shower when requested. As an Blue badge holder, lift to all floors was lovely and also as breakfast room on ground floor, very suitable for those with mobility problems. One bad point tho', no ramp on entrance stairs-which would be handy. All in all a very enjoyable stay, and at £49 a night for a twin room + breakfast, very good value for money

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lynda122
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2011

This hotel was very dated and uncared for. Our room was very dirty. The floor looked like it hadn't been hoovered in weeks. All the surfaces were dirty and paintwork chipped and marked. Couldn't wait to leave.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lillyoscar
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Surrey UK
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2011

I stayed here with a friend on a trip. Although we chose the hotel based on the affordable rate there I do expect certain standards. We both work for a reputable hotel chain so may notice more than most but to say that this hotel has had a 'recent refurbishment' cannot be true. The carpets are worn and tired, the (many) stairs have chipped bannisters and stained walls. Our room was ok- clean enough but the decor felt very 1980s. The furniture is like something in an old folks home and the twin beds were the most narrow we'd ever seen. The shelf in the bathroom was hanging off and there was no shower. However I did expect a certain 'shabby chic English seaside' feel so not that annoyed- the area where they did let themselves down was the staff. The receptionist was ok although made no small talk to ask how our journey was etc. Breakfast was a shambles- we were ignored by 2 team members and left to suss things out for ourselves. A lady was behind the bar wearing a tatty tabbard and not making eye contact with any guests. She reluctantly put some toast on for us. We saw a man in a shirt and tie who may have been a manager but he too ignored all the guests and did not smile once. All 3 staff seemed to be wearing whatever they wanted to throw on that morning and did not look smart or professional. I really feel that the staff can make up for any negative aspects of a hotel and here they no seem bothered whether you enjoy your stay or not. I can say the location and neighbouring car park are great so if you want a cheap (not really cheerful!) stay by the seafront and dont mind the stairs- or antique shaky lift- go for it!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SurreyUKLouise
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Additional Information about Beach Hotel

Property: Beach Hotel
Address: 1-4 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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