Seafront hotel away from the buzz of Brighton (which you will find one mile away). My sea view double contained a double and single bed. Plenty of room. Large TV. Windows opened which was good as no air con.....on the 4th floor so no people noise but traffic noise could be an issue for some with the windows open. Bar area serves drinks for most of day plus decent food menu. Ate twice and no problems. Nice looking pub/restaurants around the corner.
Cost was high for quality and location, but it was bank holiday weekend. The Princes Marine is ok for an overnight stay - bedroom and bathroom perfectly adequate. Sea facing rooms are more noisy as the coast road seems to be busy all night, and no air con means windows need to be open. Also, be aware that directly opposite the hotel is Zippo's Circus, which blocks the sea view you may have paid extra for - ask! It's not a permanent thing, but may well be there all summer.
Breakfast was supervised by a very cheery manager, who went out of his way to accommodate requests. Breakfasts are cooked to order and we had no complaints about our food.
It was fine for an overnight stay, but this building lacking in character would not tempt me for longer, despite friendly and obliging staff.
If you can't get into the car park, not sure what you do - there are double yellow lines on the road outside. A reasonable base from which to explore Hove and pop into Brighton.
Front of house service was friendly and efficient, they relocated our two rooms onto the same floor - small things like that matter. The hotel is well located.
Our sea view room was of a good size and had tasteful decoration and soft furnishings - except the dreadful patterned carpet, the chunky pine furniture and chintzy light. A big negative was the bed, the springing had collapsed and made for an uncomfortable night. And our sea view was mostly obscured by Zippos Circus who it seems we're on the prom for the season. The bathroom was clean and well presented. But the room was noisy from inside with doors banging and outside from the busy coast road between the hotel and the prom.
Breakfast is part buffet and part cooked to order - a good workable arrangement in a small dining room. Breakfast service was also friendly and efficient.
Parking is free and on site - not common in the Brighton area - and we were able to park in the front of the hotel avoiding the squeeze in the rear car park.
Free quick wifi with no fussy registration was good and works just as you'd hope for.
We booked late for the bank holiday and the price was steep £175/n b&b for two (single occupancy discount was miserly too) so given that my rating can only be 3/5.
Staff were all friendly and professional, the room was nicely decorated with good sea views. The hotel is a pleasant walk from Brighton which is a plus. Bed was comfortable and bathroom and room amenities good.
Just a shambles of a hotel. Very run down. It seems you can park anywhere in the car park. I was block in and had to wait 30 hour before abusive idiot moved his white van. Hotel need to control the car parking as I wasn't the only one block. I won't be going back.