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Review of BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
Douglas, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel is very good, convenient for my purposes, and close to many restaurants.
The staff are excellent! Very friendly.
Breakfast was plentiful, and very tasty.
Rooms were clean, not too small.

Downsides:
The lift didn't work on 2 of the 4 days I was there.
Also, there were no fire alarms or detectors! - They are being replaced, but nothing was connected while I was there.
The wifi; I never could manage an internet connection!

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view will be facing the main road. Rooms at the rear overlook the car park. There...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed here for two nights, room only, and can only assume the cost (£249) was due pretty much entirely to its location which is opposite the beach in Hove, that said we were at the back facing the ''car park''..... we arrived and drove onto the car park, which is at the rear and accessed by the narrowest of approaches, I really was worried about my car, as there was no more than a couple of inches either side of a fairly long drive between two walls. As it turned out it was full (it only holds 17 cars anyway) and trying to then turn around to get out was almost impossible, so if you don't like reversing and you don't know there are spaces, don't bother! We were told to park 'over the road' in other words on the public car park, which by the way has a maximum stay of 4 hours....not good....there are a few parking spaces on the front, (only about 6)but I never saw one empty all the time we were there, this for me is a real issue, the parking here is woefully inadequate. Like most people on holiday we wanted to park the car up and go out on foot, and not have the angst of trying to find a space or keep running out to top up the parking machines!! the room was ok, large enough, and the bathroom was actually really nice, again large, and immaculately clean. One huge concern though, was that all around the hotel there are (presumably old?) light fittings, that have had there covers removed and the wires just capped off and left hanging, whilst Im not saying its unsafe it is definitely unslightly, and they were in our room, the hotel corridors and even reception. The fire alarm by the lift on our floor was in the same condition. Dined in the hotel restaurant on first night, in fact we were the only diners in an otherwise totally empty restaurant, the food selection was good and the meal itself tasty, although my chefs special pie and vegetables definitely needed gravy!!! The waiter was attentive and informative, so top marks for the restaurant!! There was a private party on the top floor that night, and it was very noisy, trying to sleep listening to every word of the 1960s and 1970s music being played was nigh on impossible!!! After the room was cleaned the following day however, I was disappointed that neither the toiletries had been replaced, nor the tea and coffee, Im sure the hotel will say we could have had some had we asked, but as a guest I shouldn't have to ask, they should have been replaced automatically. So, would I stay here again, well that's a no, its overpriced for what you get, the car parking is a shambolic nightmare, and as for those old electrical fittings.....well........

Room Tip: ask for one with a sea view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Stayed here in April with wife, visiting family. Whilst hotel is not the most modern it is clean, tidy, well staffed and extremely friendly. The staff, from the chef in the kitchen, the young lady in the bar, the lovely ladies on reception and especially the morning breakfast staff were all very efficient, very friendly and ensured our stay was a very happy one. The sea view room we stayed in was very clean, comfortable and with an excellent view out over the sea-excellent as we sat there with our coffee looking out. Also whilst the car park was tight at least the hotel offered parking at no cost unlike most hotels in the Brighton and Hove area. The breakfast was also excellent being hot, well presented and huge! I would thoroughly recommend this hotel as it is competitively priced, well located and we will definitely return. Thanks to all staff concerned they are a credit to the Best Western group.

Room Tip: Choose the sea view rooms, excellent views over the seafront
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Solihull
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348 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Sea- view rooms are comfortable and spacious. There is a tight free-parking area at the back, otherwise parking restrictions apply 8pm to 9am at £1/hour. Restaurant is ok, with good service and food. Bar service also available during the day and evening.
Enjoy the walk along the sea front into Brighton, or take the bus to save your legs and parking charges.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I stayed here for business on a Thursday night. I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist (Patricia) who was very helpful. I went to the room which was well appointed, albeit not seaview. I didn't eat at the restaurant, however when I returned later in the evening I had a drink in the bar and the service was EXCELLENT from both Patricia and Lucia. Thank you for making an otherwise dull business stay good fun and making me feel welcome - I look forward to coming back soon! :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Lancashire
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a two night stay here after trying to find a hotel short notice due to a family bereavement. All the staff were polite, helpful and actually looked like they enjoyed coming in to work. Even having to deal with central bookings after our dates changes was a pleasure and very prompt service when they had to call us back. Our room was spacious, comfortable and exteremly clean. Breakfast was cooked to order, good quality bacon and sausage, Phillip was very attentive doing his duties waiting on. Reasonable choice on the buffett to complement the cooked breakfast. Only problems I would say were there wasn't a restrictor on the large window which could have been dangerous as we were on the second floor and the side passage to rear car park is very tight ok in a smart car not so good in a 4 x 4 ! Good value will stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel
Address: 153 Kingsway, Hove BN3 4GR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Hove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hove
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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