Lansdowne Place Hotel
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... tube over there around 9:15, but we got to the station at 9:30. As Laura and I were walking to swipe our passes, Nicola stopped and said she didn't have a pass. Every station and attendant had a line. We had a 25 minute trip to Victoria Station and then from there we had to find our train. So Laura left to take the tube, and I stayed back to help Nicola get a ticket. She cut in front of a family, but her credit card wasn't being accepted, so we got ...
... 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 ...
... still felt energetic so decided to walk to the "other" pier, in Eastbourne. Walked down to the front and along the promenade to the pier to again walk through the arcades and carnies to the end. There were a number of long line fishermen at the end of the pier and we watched them haul up multiple fish on one line. The evening ended with hugs all around as Brian and Jan would be gone by the time we got rolling. A wonderful visit to ...
... to a supermarket to get snacks and a drink so I could have a picnic by the ocean whilst waiting for my train.
I stayed Sunday night at a hostel in central London as I had booked at the last minute a five day tour of Wales that departed from Victoria early Monday morning.
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... properties worth 35 million pounds each, housing diplomats from various countries which was pretty interesting. Once in London there wasn't a whole lot that we could do to be honest so we had a Starbucks coffee in the West End and then tried to find a good breakfast place - however we just ended up at trusty old Maccas for a sausage mcmuffin! We killed some time until 10.30am (our train time) by going up "The Shard" - the tallest building in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lansdowne Place Hotel Brighton
Stayed here for 1 night on a weekend. The hotel is well located for the seafront, but parking was a pain - no spaces left in their garage, so we had to park a fair distance from the hotel. I think this would be the same for most hotels in the area. On street parking is expensive!
Not Quite ready
We stayed in the Landsdowne place hotel for 2 nights and had mixed views. Firstly the negative - On arrival we were told there was a £10 per night parking fee (which wasn't advertised anywhere on the web site). When we arrived in our bedroom it had scaffolding against the window and workmen walking passed out room. Whilst I appreciate hotels need to be decorated, they should have told us this on booking. The rooms service breakfast was incorrect both mornings and we were double charged for the pleasure. There was no menu, TV guide or phone guide in the room. To call reception I used my own mobile to dial in. On the positive side, it will be lovely when it is finished, the rooms were tastefully deocrated and very comfortable and the staff were polite.
We stayed at the Lansdowne Place for a single night and that was enough. The hotel is being refitted 'Boutique' style but for the large part it is still antiquated and shabby. Our refitted room had a double bed squeezed in so tightly that you couldn't get to the other side without clambering over the top. The quality of the fixture and fittings didn't match the room rate, and in the race to be boutiquey, simple items like a pen and pad, a glass and a shaver power point had been omitted to keep it minimal I suppose.
Whilst undergoing major refurbishment, I think that even the refurbished parts were not of a high standard. Our superior kingsize room was only kingsize to the King of Lilliput. The space between the end of the bed and the wall was probably 15 cms! You had to walk sideways in order to get to the other side of the bed - not possible if of a large size! Total area for actually doing anything was probably a couple of square metres. Given lack of room the was no room for a bedside table on that side. Phone didn't work so couldn't test 24 hr room service. Lift obviously powered by a couple of batteries. The decor of the restaurant and bar area is someone over powering - some of the largest chairs I have ever seen (perhaps I had become a person of Lilliput and had therefore shrunk? Not conducive to a quiet chat as you were a few feet from your companion on the other side. For £140 per night room only not good value at all. Would only stay again if trapped in Brighton.
Very nice but lacking finishing touches
First impression of the hotel is scruffy but it is undergoing major refurbishment. Once in the reception you tend to be impressed but not impressed somehow - the lift wasn't sure whether to work and although the carpet was brand new there were paint footprints on it!!
The room was fabulous but it is just such a pity that there were paint splatters on the wardrobe and the finishing touches left a lot to be desired. If I were the management I'd be thinking twice about the workmanship being employed.
Overall a great rate was offered and everything else in Brighton is fabulous!
when we arrived we did not have a key to the room as had been lost and no spare so we were let in by a porter. The room was more like a single with a double bed in it however, very compact. When returning later to the hotel after a night out, the key to the room was still lost and there was no one around to let us in... we waited in the bar for some time before finally being let in! We were offered a replacement room the following night (with a key) and this was at least twice as large but sadly looking out onto scaffolding, (refurbishement underway). The breakfast in the morning was very hit and miss, they were apparantly short staffed, some folks had waited over 40 minutes for some toast and there was a general lack of items on the breakfast buffet. All in all, it was a very unusual weekend, somewhat reminicant of Fawlty Towers!
We spent a a recent weekend at the Lansdowne Place Hotel - formerly known as The Dudley Hotel.
Nice stay, good location
I stayed at the Dudley after booking a 2 nihgt stay on the internet. The location is great - far enough away from the centre so there is no noise but close enough to walk in (10 minutes to the pier). The staff are friendly and charming. There is a car park (bonus!!) and the food is great.
I will so be back!!
This hotel is in need of refurbishment. It is clean, but it is shabby.
A real gem in beautiful Brighton.
My husband and I have been regular and extremely satisfied guests at the Dudley for over 25 years...and we always look forward with keen anticipation to our next visit to England and of course, to our favourite hotel..The Dudley in beautiful Brighton.The hotel is close to the sea front, the rooms are very well appointed, the restaurant is to be recommended, and the staff are always so courteous and friendly and very helpful.We have been so fortunate to have discovered The Dudley all those years ago and we know you will be delighted too.We have many magical memories of our numerous visits.
Doug and Angela Quick