Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel
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The urge to travel again becomes a reality as I take a short trip to Amsterdam to check-out the Sailing Barqantine "Europa" while it is being refitted. All being well "Europa" will be our home for almost three months when we sail it from Argentina to Antarctica in February 2015.
I will post my first travelblog when I arrive in Amsterdam.
I remembered how much I love day trips with a jaunt out to Brighton. Trudy, Alan and Trudy's friend Lucy met us there for a day of exploring the beach, pier and streets. We were derisive of the pebbles and 'summer' weather (far too cold) but we enjoyed the rides, games (they had an amazing air hockey table with all sorts of crazy special tricks, so Spenna and I teamed up to beat Aaron and Wegs, but Aaron beat me easily at dance revolution after), fish and chips and shopping. ...
... at the playground for hide and go seek and a role play game of police and robber. I found out I'm not a very authoritative police officer or jail guard. I like the prisoners too much not to let them go or talk to them. What a joy to play and see so many happy children free to be themselves and so many of the same mini scooters. The green helmet was helpful to find Sir William :) Then we walked back slowly and made a stop at ...
... is the fact that people speak their native language with each other, even other swedish people. Although I like hearing different languages, I don't really like the fact that people speak their own language in school when there are people around you that don't speak that language, and the school has an only-english policy. I can understand though, it must be very nervwracking coming to a country and you don't speak the language that well, but I think it can be quite rude. Speak ...
Early starts always seem like a better idea the night before when discussed whilst mildly intoxicated as you plan your adventures. Not so awesome when your alarm goes off the next day and your tongue is stuck to the roof of your mouth and you can't remember why your room smells like curry. Leftovers for breakfast, then.
We got our **** together and headed to the bus stop, deciding that we'd wait until our first stop before going in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel
Avoid this place
Stayed here for a corporate event - would never have paid for this out of my own pocket, it would be too upsetting.
It's Fawlty Towers. Staff do their best. But this hotel is just way too tatty, tired & neglected - a shame really.
I knew things were not good when I got to my room & the door had a steel reinforcement bar to support the flimsy Yale lock. There were a multitude of scrapes along the edge of the door where it had been forced. The room had a great view to the sea, & new bathroom en suite - but too cheap to replace the door ?
Food was indifferent & stingy.
WARNING!! DON'T GO NEAR THIS HOTEL
I have just got back from a stay at the Ramada and all i can say is NEVER again. As soon as we entered the room we were hit by a smell i could only describe as an old people's home!. The carpet was coming up of the floor the bed was lumpy and the toilet reminded my partner of the toilet on a ward at our local hospital. The breakfast was decent and the staff nice but this place really needs a refit as Ramada is ripping people off by providing people with rooms that are not reflective of the price you pay......my advice would be to stay in a bed and breakfast or a hostel, both would be better then the Ramada.
Ramada Jarvis Brighton is almost opposite the old West Pier and on the seafront so the location is very good, the room was adequate (twin with shower) however it was almost directly above the ballroom which hosted a corporate christmas party on both the Friday and Saturday night of my stay, the noise went on very late Friday till 2.00 sat morning and on sat night till 12.30, i suggested to the manager that the booking people ought to tell potential customers of this and was informed that they should have and that i was the first one to mention it, this was strange because i heard somebody mention it to her the previous day, so did she lie? or does she have a bad memory, you decide?
Okay hotel, try others !
i stayed here just recently, through a special offer with cadburys at £60 per room per night. The actual normal price is £130, i would of been very dissapointed if i had paid that price. The floorboards were squeeky, furniture was chipped/scratched, really dated. Also in the bathroom, the pink scum that is evident in most British hotels was back in force..clearly the hotel needs a desparate overhaul. The breakfast was nice & the staff pleasant, but seriously over worked. As they say, you get what you pay for !!
Dont waste your money here
The reception and public areas are truly terrible- never have I seen plaster work painted with such horrible colours! Stayed here for Brighton Mardi Gras and despite the beautiful sunshine- it didn't make it look any better.
Dreadfully overprices, under staffed, dark and gloomy, peeling wall paper creaky floors that drove us mad! sea view- but windows so dirty could't see it.
very noisy function rooms on the top floor - save yourself £150 and sleep on the beach
Disappointing - Very
Despite it's recent refurbishment the hotel is vastly overpriced and disappointing.
Room was extremely cramped.
Breakfast often turned into farce. Only on one day did we not have to wait to get into the dining room after at least a 5 minute wait. On one day breakfast was moved to a smaller dining room. Guests were forced to eat in the bar and even the foyer. Many breakfast items were simply missing!
There is no air conditioning.
Bar prices are extortionate.
Expensive and very disappointing - the photographs look good but the B&Bs in Brighton are better. The swimming pool was grotty and there was no attendant on duty when we used the pool at 9.30 on a Sunday morning, so don't let your children use it. And the changing rooms were dirty. We ended up leaving a written complaint about the room and the lack of cleanliness in the Hotel and never even got an cknowledgement - spend your money somewhere else.
This was our first trip to Brighton & when looking on the net for somewhere to stay, the Ramada Jarvis appeared nice & was a good price.
On arrival the room was clean & tidy, but we only seemed to have half a window (with the other half being blocked off with a piece of chipboard)!! It was also quite warm & the view....well there wasn't one, unless you like pipes!! However, the staff were very good and we were given the choice of two other rooms. We chose a nice room & the bathroom was modern, with a good size shower & perfectly clean.
Overall, it was a pleasant stay, some of the decor could be improved & the pool is rather small, but all the staff were friendly, our room was always cleaned well breakfast was good, so what more could you ask for??
We have just spent a wet and windy weekend in Brighton with friends. First time for me. Booked the Ramanda Jarvis (a reputable name), as it looked very impressive from the pictures on the Net. However, when we arrived, we were quite dissapointed. The decor is definitely in need of a facelift - our room - with a great sea-view, had paint peeling off the walls, a bathroom which I would be ashamed of (although clean enough, very shabby). The bar area not exactly inspiring. We had a meal in the Grill the first evening, food was cold and had to be reheated.
However, on a positive note, the staff were friendly, plenty to do (even in the rain), we would come back, but will chose a different hotel.
Ramada jarvis needs refurbishing/new mgmt
stayed there may 27 through june 1, 2002
toilet didn't work on arrival, and didn't get fixed after 2 hrs. we were moved to another room.
in the second room, the teapot didn't work, but was replaced on request.
the bathroom linoleum had mold stains seeping through from underneath in both rooms.
the day before we left, our room was not cleaned.
would not stay there again.