We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Grand Victorian Hotel
If you like this hotel, you might also be interested in
US$124
Hotels.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$174
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$170
Travelocity
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$98
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$81
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$181
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Windsor Hotel(Worthing)(Great Value!)
US$94
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$125
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
Angmering Manor(Angmering)
US$138
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
No availability for your dates from our partners
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
No availability for your dates from our partners
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
Reviews (256)
Filter reviews
256 results
Traveller rating
43
61
50
40
62
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
43
61
50
40
62
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstrain stationoriginal featuresworthing stationtea and coffee making facilitieswould stay againfour poster bedbed and breakfastbiscuitsfull englishrelaxinnzbrightonaleshairdryerpubssteve
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
158 - 163 of 256 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2013

My wife and I decided that after the long wet winter we needed a short break to cheer ourselves up,hence we treated ourselves to a three nights stay at the 'Grand Victorian Hotel' in Worthing, West Sussex during April as it seemed to fulfil our requirements regarding location and facilities offered, so we duly booked ourselves a room online beforehand using the 'Expedia' website, primarily because 'Expedia' whilst not being cheaper than alternative online booking sites were however offering 200 'Nectar Points' to hotel guests making bookings through their website,and a three night stay for the two of us at the 'Grand Victorian Hotel' on a bed and breakfast basis cost us £162 (£54 per night) which turned out to be a fair price to pay in this day and age for the standard of service which we subsequently received at this hotel upon our arrival.

The hotel is conveniently situated just across the road from the town's main railway station from where you can catch direct trains to and from London,Brighton,Portsmouth and Southampton to name but a few of the places served from Worthing station,and local bus services also depart from bus stops just outside the station,so one can appreciate just how well placed this hotel is for getting around the area.
Worthing town centre and seafront are both a short and level ten minute walk away from the hotel passing by the town hall and shops on the way,and buses leave the station every ten minutes for the town centre should you prefer not to walk.

The 'Grand Victorian Hotel' is a lovely old building with many pleasing period features which had a railway theme inside where you'd find many pictures of railway engines and trains on the walls of the public areas and in the bedrooms too,and our room (Number 5) was on the hotel's first floor facing the station,and I was pleasantly surprised and rather relieved to discover that considering the close proximity of the railway line to the hotel the sound of the trains was inaudible,and no noise could be heard from the railway,and as it was so quiet the thought had even crossed my mind at that time that perhaps there was a railway strike taking place - but no! - the trains were running to schedule,and as I've said we never heard a train at all whilst we were in our room. Likewise noise from the street outside was very low key also,and most certainly did not trouble us at all during our stay.

Our twin-bedded room was most satisfactory,and was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The room had its own bathroom, and a hair dryer was provided which my wife found most useful. Constant hot water was on-tap at all times - so top marks here!
A flat screen television was affixed to the wall,and our bedroom was thoughtfully provided with thick curtains to block out the light from the road outside. Our room was clean,and the beds were made and the towels were changed daily,and a courtesy tray was provided in our room so that guests could make themselves tea or coffee whenever they so wished.
Wireless 'wi-fi' is usefully provided within the hotel,so you are able to use your laptops on the premises.

Breakfast times were from 7am to 9am (Mondays to Fridays) and from 8am to 9.30am (at weekends) and breakfast was served self-service buffet style in the hotel's dining room on the ground floor which was adjacent to the bar. A plentiful supply of cereals,fruit juices,scrambled eggs,bacon rashers,sausages,baked beans and tomatos were nicely laid out,and all you needed to do was to select your required items and to toast your own bread in the toaster provided and to eat it! In my opinion the breakfasts provided were very good indeed and they were most satisfactory - so more top marks here!

There was a large bar with a giant television screen showing sporting fixtures,and I recollect that one night darts were being shown which all the drinkers present seemed to be enjoying greatly,and I must confess that until that time I had never realised that darts has such a huge following. There was also an outside beer garden to the rear of the building which no doubt must be a pleasant place to while away some time on a warm summer evening,and an unusual feature inside the hotel near the bar was one of the old red telephone boxes of which you don't see so many nowadays in the streets due to mobile phone usage, I suppose.

The 'Grand Victorian Hotel' offered a 'Credit Crunch Meal Deal' daily,so that once you had bought one dinner,you only paid half price for your second dinner,and my wife and myself ate our dinners each day in the hotel taking advantage of this promotion, and I can honestly say that we ate like royalty each day for less than twenty pounds for the both of us,and the portions were very substantial and filling too. Furthermore the service was good - and most importantly the food was absolutely delicious. There was an extensive three course menu which was changed daily,and non residents could use the hotel's bar and dining facilities as well,so if you're not staying here but are seeking somewhere decent for an evening meal together with drinks in Worthing, I'd unhesitatingly suggest that you forget the local restaurants and visit the 'Grand Victorian Hotel' for your night out instead which I'm sure that you will find much more memorable..

Summing up, I must say that we found 'The Grand Victorian Hotel' to be a very good and reasonably priced hotel,which satisfied our needs admirably and it is well situated and convenient for local amenities and public transport,and it has most helpful and courteous staff in attendance,and it has been a pleasurable experience to have enjoyed a short stay here - and YES!....we'd love to go back and stay there again one day soon.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Roger-from-Sussex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 April 2013

We found the hotel excellent for location the train station is just across the road and the town centre is a ten minute walk away.
the breakfast was really nice and help yourself so even better.

the room was comfortable and clean and we had a corner bath which was an added bonus.
we had an evening meal which was but 1 get 1 half price and it was excellent and great value for money.
there is a nice garden so we will be booking again when the weather is nicer.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank emmie f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This will be the fifth night I've been here this week, and regrettably must go home tomorrow (was supposed to go yesterday, but in the spirit of 'oh go on then' added an extra night to the stay).
Room was large and clean.Some noise from the karaoke in the bar on Monday, but otherwise no disruption at all. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and hard working. Breakfast yummy and plentiful - and as a woman with long hair they have the key thing right - excellent hairdryers!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Pearl B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Staff so friendly and very helpful room was big and clean breakfast + lunch was amazing will be using this Hotel in the future v v happy with my stay plus hotel next to the train station so very easy to get to Brighton and London. Also had an excellent time in the bar locals very friendly

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Leeannec1514
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 March 2013

If your looking for a cheaply priced room for the night, something delicious to eat in the evening and at breakfast, a comfy bed to sleep in then this is the place! The staff and bar staff are top notch, food is brilliant and with the 241 deal extremely under priced, prime location and comfortable rooms/beds all in all a quality stay and will be going back!

Gaz and Steve

  • Stayed: March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank GaryDalziel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews