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“A Gem of a Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A Gem of a Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks while flat hunting in the area, and loved the room they gave me. I had room number 42 which was a large, airy room with a truly exceptional sea view, as you can see from the photo.

The room was cleaned to a high standard every day, and the cleaners were chatty, friendly and really thorough. The bed was comfy too, so all is great there. Room service was expensive but fantastic food, their homemade burger was one of the best I've ever had.

The niggles, then:

The shower is a little disappointing in that it trickles rather than flows, so it takes a while to get your bits wet!

The complimentary Wi-Fi is painfully slow and intermittent, it's much stronger nearer the room door, but drops to "barely detectable" on the bed.

All the TVs are on the walls and you can sometimes hear the TV through the wall from the next room. It's a muffled hum rather than a boom, though and shouldn't really disturb you unless you're a very light sleeper.

All the above niggles are really nit-picky, and wouldn't put me off staying again. I'd probably even ask for the same room, simply to guarantee that beautiful view.

The breakfast is more than adequate, too. It's a small selection of continental (cereal, fruit, yoghurt, croissants, cheese) and a very decent full English, or kippers. I couldn't face a full English sometimes so just asked for a bacon or sausage sandwich and they were more than happy to accommodate.


On the whole, then. Well worth a stay and would stay again. To guarantee a phenomenal view, as for a sea view room on the 4th floor. You won't regret it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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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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Dudley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The hotel has a very noisy lift, when booking the hotel, I and my colleague requested a room as far away from the lift as possible (this was clearly indicated in writing on our booking) but we were placed in rooms right next to the lift, so consequently neither I or my colleague didnt get any sleep.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed two nights Sat 31 May & Sun 1st June. Good size room with comfy bed at front of hotel overlooking beach-sea. But also main coast road into and out of Brighton which Saturday night was very noisy despite double glazing and windows closed. Breakfast very good, choice of full English or continental. Lots of toast & tea. Very enjoyable. Ate at restaurant Sun night good choice of food well cooked good service. Bar service ok drinks little pricey. But same as in Brighton. Staff friendly & helpful. Car park at rear little tight. Can park on road at cost. Free road parking after 8pm to 9am. Book room to front put up with noise better than room overlooking car park. Didn't like Brighton too busy, lots hen-stag parties but that's the nature of the place, too expensive to park car. Hotel good.

Room Tip: Choose room to front can be noisy but view of sea - beach worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on a room only basis. We actually thought we'd booked bed & breakfast but the oversight was totally our fault and, in the end, worked out well because we managed 2 excellent breakfasts at local cafes only about 5 minutes walk and we were happy to sit outside and people watch.

The location is good at a quieter end but easily walkable into the centre and along the promenade. The room was on the front with great views of the sea and very comfortable and clean. The car park is small and with a narrow approach but wide enough for most family cars to negotiate. You do need to check that a parking space is available before you attempt to drive through to the rear car park as turning space is tight. There is a sign at the entrance advising this. I made the decision to reverse into the parking bay which was a good move and made exiting a lot easier. However, if we had not got a space we could have easily parked across the road outside and paid about £10/£11 per day as parking charges only applied between 9.00am and 8.00pm. Parking in Brighton and Hove is generally charged and we understand even residents have to pay for their permit for on street parking which is an alien concept for someone from the North.

The hotel are obviously in the process of upgrading certain things such as fire alarms, etc, but there are notices posted to confirm this and assure guests that existing systems are still operational so there is no risk attached to this.

Wifi generally worked well but for some reason we had difficulty connecting through Skype. For a weekend away it wasn't an issue and we used the mobiles to 'phone home.

We would certainly book here again and intend to revisit Brighton/Hove in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I stayed here for a week while on Business in Brighton and Hove. I chose it because of the location, free parking and wireless internet. I was given a nice room with a great sea view. Room was a good size and in good condition. The staff were very friendly. The parking was slightly chaotic as there were so many people there and not enough spaces, but they do tell you before that it's first come first serve so it wasn't too much of a surprise. My only gripe was that the lift was out of order for the majority of my stay. As I was on the 4th floor of the hotel and had a lot of equipment to bring up and down the stairs each day, it did make my stay less comfortable. But the staff were apologetic and did offer to carry my bags up on occasion. Overall, I'd recommend this hotel and I will be returning there myself in a couple of weeks.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We were greeted on arrival by the most helpful receptionist who went out of her way to help us find the correct address for a Jamie Oliver cookery lesson..... we were running late at the time! A taxi was then promptly called and we were on our way. Our room was large with the most breath taking seafront view!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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