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Friday morning we had set our alarm for 8, but the Italian girls decided to wake up at 7 and start packing everything which woke up everyone. Obviously the day didn't start the way we planned, but we did get everything packed early. At breakfast we met Matt, an Australian, who was traveling all over since May. I was shocked because he planned on spending 10 days in Bangkok by himself.
Our train left at 10:06 so we planned on leaving to ...
... seats. Said my goodbye to my lovely dad and mum, going to miss them millions. Then it was straight through security, thought they were going to stop me regarding taking my needle through however they were completely fine with it.... I just wish I was just as fine with having to inject myself in the stomach with it in about 2h time!
Already popped to boots so I think I'm just going to set ...
... dragging Jake from place to place so that I can get my art fix. Like yesterday when I made him wake up at the crack of dawn to get into the city so we could wait in line for day tickets to Billy Elliot. Well, it paid off and we got front row seats! Jake even admitted that he really enjoyed the show. :) Regardless, we had a wonderful time in London, and actually saw quite a bit of the city. I personally fell in ...
(This day somehow got deleted, so here is the updated version) Slow start, earning our keep at Jan and Brian's by doing some chores. We packed up Corsa and headed to the seaside. Brian had given us some great directions for parking so in no time at all we were in Brighton, parked down on the front, ready to walk to the famous Brighton pier. We did the complete tourist thing, walking through the arcade and all the buskers and carnies, right ...
... a parking permit, which only locals can get. So, back down the stairs.......yes, all the way down......nearly tumbling down the steep rugged red carpet on the stairsway. Richy went off looking for the regency car park, a few blocks down the road. Getting there was tricky, because there was a maze of one way streets to follow, before driving back down to the beach front road. Maya thought Richy had gone missing, because he wasn't back until almost a half ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Seattle Hotel Brighton
As a Brighton resident, I have not had cause to stay in the Hotel, but have eaten in their restaurant - the Cafe Paradiso. I have always found the food great- the atmosphere lively (funky and chill) and service friendly. I have taken my staff for Breakfast, I've taken my CEO for lunch and had several really enjoyable dinners with my husband. If you like Fish the selection is great and the food from the wood oven is delicious. Views of the harbour are nice. The only problem with this venue is the location- not much else in the Marina, so you can spend a lot of money on taxis into the City. However lots of new bars are opening.
Hotel seattle - as over rated as it gets, a total disgrace
i thought it was a disgrace to the hotel industry. the staff were very rude just chucking the food in your face when you were in the restaurant. The staff's behaviour towards me was unacceptable and were not helpful to me in the slightest. I found that the facilites were of a poor standard and no way did this hotel meet my needs and expectations.
We stayed at the Hotel Barcelona in Exeter previously and had a fantastic time. Consequently when we couldn't get two nights in the Hotel du Vin in January we had no worries about checking in at the Alias Seattle. We even paid the extra for a sea-view figuring we might as well as we would be in the marina. Things didn't bode well when we drove down to the Marina and saw what resembled a 80s style travel inn perched on top of a shopping precinct but we were confident the interior would make up for it. Admittedly the decor is impressive but there were plenty of things that disappointed. The heating in the hotel was so high it was oppressive. We could turn down the heating in our room (set to 32 degrees celsius on our arrival) but could do nothing about the public areas. Our seaview turned out to be just 1/2 a balcony which you accessed by moving the furniture. Still, it's probably better than the view of Asda you get if you stay the other side of the hotel. We gave up waiting for a drink in the upstairs bar after 20 minutes of watching 3 bartenders trying to make one cocktail (one pouring, one reading the instructions and the other one watching). The hotel information file noted that the hotel had an arrangement with a local car firm for discount cab fare to the city centre - oh, did I mention the hotel is a ten minute drive from town - but when the cab arrived we were informed by the driver that this arrangement had ceased about a year ago. All in all I can't say it's worth the Â£125 per night. You're better off spending the extra Â£10.00 and staying at the Hotel du Vin as we did the next night. The two are simply incomparable.
The view is of Asda fancy that?
My husband and I stayed at the Seattle on the recommendation of the recent reviews on this web site. The hotel was possibly the worst I have ever stayed in. It was certainly the worst view. A recent reviewer suggested a balcony in a king room so we booked one and the view we had was of the 1970s concrete harbour wall the cheaper rooms look over asda and the rest of the shopping centre which was not exactly bluewater........ more like Uckfield high street. Not recommended in any way everything continued to disappoint.
Last week we decided to get out of the land locked Midlands and head for the sea. Brighton was our destination and we booked a room at the hotel in the Marina, even though its situated just out of the town centre it is still close enough to still feel part of the action. All through our stay the staff were unbelievably friendly and all seemed to be having a good time, which makes a nice change from the sour faced workers at most hotels. The room was fantastic, you can lie in bed in the morning with the balcony doors open and hear the sails flapping against the masts - it's amazing. Take my advice and allow yourself some extra time in the morning to stand under the giant shower head....I didn't want to get out. However all this was overshadowed by the views of the sunset from the room, no where in Brighton have I ever seen a sunset look so impressive, it made the trip to the marina worthwhile. Whilst at the hotel we decided to try the hotel restaurant, CafÃ© Paradiso. We found it to be a bargain for the quality of food, would definitely recommend the lobster. The decor is really different (especially considering the rest of the marina) and it's so nice to walk into a decent restaurant that is also unpretentious. Am dying to stay at the other Alias hotels now.
It's about time Brighton gave us a funky hotel like Alias Seattle! With a lot more to it than guest bedrooms, it gives local residents like myself the chance to get out of the town centre and enjoy a delicious meal with excellent sea views, a drink in the laid-back marine-style saloon (amazing sofas!) or one of the fantastic evening cocktails (I want the recipes..) being concocted in the upstairs Black & White bar.
I've visited Brighton on a number of occasions and stayed at a few widely ranging hotels, some of which I'd rather forget to be honest! I was recommended The Seattle by a friend and I'm glad I have such great taste in friend's. The staff were more than helpful on arrival - and throughout our stay - and very smiley which was a nice bonus to the 'starch' receptionists I've come across in other hotels. The whole place has a funky but relaxed style which makes you feel that you're staying somewhere other than just a 'hotel'. I particularly liked the mannequins in various states of attire! The room was modern and stylish yet not overly so, some of the best sleep I've had in a while! The views over the marina were awesome, especially the sunsets. We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and walked away full and contented, and the staff were very helpful to boot. Overall I'd recommend the Seattle to anyone, especially if you want more special than just a hotel. Give it a try, you'll love it!
I booked myself and my wife a nights stay at the Seattle as an anniversary present. When we got there the staff seemed rather aloof and a bit snobby to be honest. The decor is fun but the whole atmosphere is one of "we're all very trendy, look at us" and not one of focusing on the basics, such as friendly customer service. The room was okay, clean and tidy, but looks like a page right out of the Ikea catalogue. We had a problem with the tv which we had to ask Reception three times for somebody to help us with and it just seemed like too much hassle to them. The breakfast, for the price, was disappointing to say the least. I'd expect a lot more for the money. We could have booked another night in a different hotel for the amount that we paid for it. All in all, if you like being looked down on and prefer style over standards, give it a go, otherwise stay well clear.
We stayed at the Seattle as a last minute pick me up after our car had broken down, and had to collect a car the following morning from a rental office in Brighton. We called reservations at 1900hrs on a Saturday night and were amazed to get a room to be honest. We had a room with a marina view rather than the "Asda" view but not the King room which is a bit more superior. We were very pleased with the aesthetics of the place its fun nautical and rather camp, the staff being very casually dressed takes a wee bit of getting used to but thats fine. No problems with the room itself compact but attractive and clean, the bathroom again small but fine with a decent shower Matsui dvd/tv combis are also a bit of an asset to the room so where are the disapponitments you may ask. well.... numero uno- The balcony we had was a communal one so you could pop out onto the balcony and peer in the windows of at least a dozen of rooms(we made sure the curtains were tightly drawn) the idea of this I think is that its used as a sun lounging area but it does concern me froma privacy and security aspect.