This was a good hotel to stay at if in Brighton but make sure you get a good deal because I don't think it's worth it at full price.
It is not as glam as The Grand nor Metropole a few hundred yards up the street but does boast equally wonderful sea views. We were in room 201 and got a great deal staying the Sunday night only. The room had beautiful large bay windows overlooking the sea and remains of the destroyed pier. It was glorious to wake up to. The room itself was of a decent size although the bed was a little on the narrow side for the two of us.
A few things to note on the downside: our room did have a big stain on the carpet and the bathrooms leave a little to be desired. They are very basic and the shower only reached a warm temperature while at full heat but never got hot.
I think had we paid full price (which I think can be £120+ rather than the £45 we paid) I may have been a little disappointed. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that. The bar although small seemed decent and the staff very friendly, helpful and personable. The hotel itself was quiet and although on the main road on the seafront not too noisy.
The hotel is right on the seafront in the centre of Brighton. Its about a 7 minute walk away from the shopping area and a 5 minute walk away from the bars. It's central but not noisy which is centainly an advantage.
Check In / Check out
Fantastic- took less than a minute to check out. We arrived two hours early and the receptionist said it was fine to check in early at no extra cost. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The room was a standard double room and I could find no faults with it. It was very plain and simple, (white bedding) light walls, a desk, chairs and a table. For the money I was very surprised as although the hotel isn't luxurious the fixtures and fittings all appear new The bathroom was newly fitted and very very clean.
I only had breakfast at the hotel but this was lovely. A full English which was not greasy and it did not take ages to serve. The restaurant was modern and quite spacious despite it being busy so you did not feel cramped.
The hotel is really good value for money. For two nights stay for a double room for two people came in at £100. This included car parking and breakfast which I thought for what you got was brilliant.
I will definitely be staying here again next time I visit Brighton.