Travel Blogs from Brighton
I am writing this on a the ferry back to Dover, feeling a bit sad as our European trip is now over – and pledging that it won’t be another 14 years, like it was this time, until our next visit to Paris.
Although Grant disagrees as he says there is still plenty of the world to see without going back to places we …
Slept so good. SO GOOD.
Jet lag is kind of awesome, except for the killer headaches, because I can go to bed at normal people time and then wake up at seven am on the dot with no alarm clock. This morning that meant curling up with the kids watching more Arthur. We walked the kids to school and Holly took me into her classroom to see her topic book, full of pictures and writings about the sea side. Holly has ...
I arrived in the UK!
The flight from KL to Amsterdam was good; nice food, great service, and the people in the next seat kept to their own seat. They also bring around hot towels so you can faux-shower your face while still in your seat, and on the flight from Amsterdam to London they served the best sandwich I think I have ever eaten, I'm not sure if that's because I'd been eating ...
... to UO next year, I am currently accepting female or male roommate interests. I can cook, I am a workaholic so I would never be there, and I am skilled with an espresso machine :) Really though...get ahold of me if you are still looking for a place to live in Eugene starting in mid-September. I cannot believe how fast this is all coming up -- it's absolutely nauseating....but I am still taking every day that I have here for what it is worth. NO countdowns. ...
... on my front, Millie's bag in my hand while she could sleep in our cheap lightweight pushchair. Any combination of this could work. The pushchair was a hard choice, but we agreed it could be useful in evenings so Rupert isn't always on me (he is a little attached, you may have noticed!), and could even be used for carrying the luggage on. What do you think? Have we missed anything? Would you ditch anything? Let me know! Keen to hear any tip! *I use a Beco Butterfly soft ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Queens Hotel Brighton
Needs refurbishment. Can't reserve no smoking rooms in advance. Ask for a room overlooking the atrium to avoid the noise if you're on business, and don't have time to look at the sea views. Runs out of bitter by mid-week on a regular basis!
OK during the week
From the raves on this website I had high expectations. But largely they were not met. The location is very good, near the pier and the Lanes. But the hotel in not in good condition overall. From the outside it looks very run-down with drab, peeling paint. Inside it's better and the rooms appear to have been recently redone. But the quality of the furniture and bathroom fixtures are second-rate. I had the misfortune of being in Bristol during the recent heat wave the the lack of airconditioning, combined with the noisy streets outside, made for poor nights sleep. Overall, it's an OK choice during the week but I would never pay the high weekend rates for this place! At those rates I'm sure you could find a first-rate hotel nearby.
Great place to stay
Do not be put off by the shabby exterior, the hotel is excellent. Ask for a sea view. The rooms are lovely. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Fabulous breakfasts. The pool is small, but is OK. What I liked was the room was on a room rate, not a per person rate, which worked out good value for a family. I'd certainly go back.
What a wonderful location - overlooking the beach and in the lanes. All the main bars and clubs are within about ten minutes away. The room itself was nice, we upgraded on arrival to a sea-view - huge!! Nice duvets, quite unusual.The bar area was lovely, very stylish and breakfast was perfect.The leisure centre was a nice surprise.We will definately be back.Cheers Queens
Very nice, excellent location!
The Hotel is very nice and welcoming. Upon arrival we were seen to very quickly and given our keys to our room. This was medium sized and nicely decorated. The bed could have been a bit bigger, however, my companion said she was impressed with the size of the bathroom! The breakfast was great! Lots to choose from, try to get a seat near the windows with a view of the sea - a great way to start the day! We didn't have a chance to use the gym and swimming facilities but we would definately do so if we were to use this hotel again. A very recommended stay!
Treated like royalty
i stayed at the Queens Hotel in Brighton and was amazed at the level of customer service offered from the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out. Service was friendly and relaxed and is more focused and welcoming than that at the Grand where i stayed last time.I will definately be staying at the Queens again!
The sevice in the Hotel was excellent, very professional and friendly. Great food, great location and views. Highly recommended!
Spent a night there - ordered via LastMinute - £140 for a double room.The welcome was good and informative. The interior of the hotel very nice. Were told we could even use the pool the following day, even though we had checked out.My girlfriend loved the room. It was clean, bath and shower were good, and even had a view of the Pier. Heating in room worked instantly.Asked how to order taxi, and I was pointed to a Taxi phone. Picked it up, gave room number, 5 minutes later a Taxi arrives, and it's phoned through to my room. Great.Ordered drinks from bar - barman was a littly discourteous, but the drinks arrived very quickly and he was much more courteous when I put £1 in his hand.Following morning breakfast was ASTOUNDING. Breakfast room was full so we waited outside. Tea and coffee were provided while we waited. Very quickly we were called in.It was a Buffet style breakfast and I ate til I exploded. English Breakfast bacon, egg, scrambled egg, sausages, mushrooms, orange/apple/pineapple juice, croissants, pain au chocolate, huge range of fruit, cereals, marmalade, butter..... kept going back for more and pigged out.Checking out was really friendly, and easy.In essence, based on the reviews here I took a risk and booked a hotel hoping my girlfriend would like it. The result - AMAZING. Would recommend to anyone.
Great location and really a great view (this was a 'superior sea view room').
Very good fares on weekdays, opposite on weekends
i was astounded by the comparedly cheap price (60 GBP) for a double room. the rooms were fantastic and everything did work out fine except the continental breakfast being delivered to the rooms, because the hotel staff forgot about the half of the orders... the rooms are great, large and have a beatyfull bigsized bath included... the quality compared to the price was great due to comanring it to another hotel i stayed in...
actually the price rose up to 150 GBP on saturdays for the same room which is just more than a rip off...