Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton

35 Old Steine Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN1 1NT, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by travlondon on Sep 01, 2012

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For anyone on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic East Coast, Brighton is pretty much the equivalent of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Although it's not the best beach, it is the place where everyone in London goes if they want something beach-y but close to home. Of course, you could also go to Ibiza or wherever, just like you can go to Florida if you're based in DC …

Not-so bright Brighton

A travel blog entry by naomithinksit

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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 ...

Fun with the Whanau

A travel blog entry by naomithinksit

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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 ...

Brighton or bust

A travel blog entry by susansantiago

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... place, noisy in a good way and we got to know each other and chatted a lot. It was cold and drizzly, so once outside we sort of split up and went our separate ways, knowing we had to meet at the train station at 6:45 for the return. I went on my own, and walked through the gardens and then around the Pavilion, the summer palace of George IV. Then I meandered through neat little streets checking out shoes ...

12 Days to go!

A travel blog entry by roaming_edwards

... strangers. He eats everything, always has a smile, loves his 'mummy milk' and sharing our bed. He doesn't sleep well and doesn't self amuse. We'll see how this one pans out.... Tomorrow we take the cats to my mums, which feels like a big step, although we will be getting them back on our return. Much to Spencer's horror- he was hoping for a chance to be rid of the kestrel eating, fridge opening, hair leaving pests! Millie is so excited she's beginning to have ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 35 Old Steine Rd, Brighton, is near Visitor Information Centre, Guide Friday Discover Brighton Tour, Hove, and Mrs Fitzherbert's House.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Albion Hotel-Brighton

    Reviewed by travlondon

    Perfect affordable hotel by the beach

    Reviewed Sep 1, 2012
    by (8 reviews) Strasburg , United States Flag of United States

    Perfect affordable hotel by the beach. I stayed in Jan 2012.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jurnie

    Mis leading

    Reviewed May 22, 2011
    by (9 reviews) Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA , United States Flag of United States

    Looks fancy and great from the outside but the rooms are all torn up, broken, dungey, No internet in Room. Close to Bus terminal and right on the channel

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton

    A complete joke

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    I'm only guessing that the hotel is terrible, as they messed-up my booking of a treat for my wife's birthday and I didn't even get to stay there - don't touch the place with a bargepole.

    Don't always go by what you read!

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    I read the reviews about the Royal Albion just after I made a reservation. At first I thought I should cancel my booking but then I thought I would see for myself what it was like. I have to say that I enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly and the hotel was clean, tidy and in a good standard. Breafast was very good. Even my friends who came to visit were impressed by the var and lounge area. I had a good room overlooking the beach and pier. I would definitely stay there again!

    Sheer imcompetence - avold

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    Unable to process booking accurately (doubles instead of twins) no staff at reception, unable to check-in on time, no hot water in showers, noisy room above nightclub (bass pumping until past 1am), no managers available to field complaints. I could go on, but its not worth it - just stay somewhere else but this dive

    What is everyone talking about?

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    I can't understand why no one liked the Albion!

    Granted i'm a student so I have stayed in a lot of shabby places in my time but I must have stayed in an especially nice room.

    We had a view over the square at the back of the hotel which was actually quite nice, A lovely large room with adjacent bathroom complete with jacuzzi bath and air con.

    I didn't notice anything especially outstanding with the staff but the lobbyist was friendly and there were no instances of rudeness.

    The breakfast was really nice, relaxed and a great variety of choice. There was nothing shabby about the rooms.

    I have to say that (especially for the price) it was a really lovely hotel and i am going back for my short-break honeymoon in a month.

    Awful Service

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    Awful service from the second I stepped foot in the hotel - the bar, however was excellent.

    Nightmare!!!!

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    Where do i start.............?

    My room was damp, had wallpaper peeling off, windows that didn't shut, mould in the bathroom, and generally unclean and shabby. When i complained i was actually laughed at by a member of staff.

    Breakfast was a joke, not only had to wait 20 mins, was told to clean my own table and fetch own cutlery. When i asked for fresh coffee i was greeted by a grunt from the waitress.

    I have never stayed anywhere so grubby with such unfriendly and rude staff........steer clear!

    Royal? Royally BAD!

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    I recently stayed at the Royal Albion Hotel (5th October 2002) and my advice to others is - DON'T!!! Not only was my room shabby, wallpaper peeling, even the floor was uneven. It was akin to being in a small ships cabin in a storm. When I asked to be moved, the staff were rude and unhelpful. The breakfast was woeful, and when we asked for toast the waiter brought it adding "please don't mention it to anyone else, otherwise I'll be making toast all morning". Nice attitude eh?

    Bad and I didn't even get to stay there

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    My wife made an online booking at this hotel for a weekend treat for our teenage son and his girlfriend. She was asked for, and gave, her credit card details and assumed that this was a done deal. What she did not anticipate is that the hotel would not accept a credit card payment unless the cardholder was present. In the event my son and his girlfriend turned up at the hotel and were refused accomodation because they did not have the credit card or alternative means of payment. The hotel policies state that the credit card would be debited in the event of a "no show" so why could they not accept online payment with a credit card. Appeals to the on-site management achieved nothing other than reference to head office policies.

    So thanks to the intransigence of the hotel management and/or the company head office my son and his girlfriend are, at the time of this correspondence (9.11 pm) stuck in Brighton, miles away from home, without accomodation. Forget this hotel if you intend staying over in Brighton; there just has to be a better choice

    DISASTER!!

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    I only wish I took notice of all the reviews knocking around regarding this hotel. I stayed at the hotel Feb 2002, and it really is that bad! Royal Albion...Fawlty Towers more like. What can I say, that hasnt already been covered? Unhelpful staff, unbelievably rude, terrible conditions, expensive. I really cant emphasise how badly we were treat at this hotel. Dont be fooled by the location..save your money and go somewhere else.

    Completely incompetent

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    I had the mispleasure of staying here as part of a wedding at the end of December 2001. I would never wish to go near the place again. Rude, unhelpful staff, dirty rooms, shabby conditions. they couldn't care less.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair