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Tuesday marked my first endeavour out of the Bel of Fast and into the Big Bad World of England. Me and Kataratarina (Lauren couldn't get enough time off work - you'd be ragin) packed our belongings for our English day trip (we were actually in England for less than 24hours so it can hardly be described as a day trip..But anyway..). Our 1penny …
... and creepy compared to ours in London. We couldn't open our door, so the girls inside had to open it. The girl from California was really nice and we stayed up talking for awhile. At 1 in the morning, the girl from London knocked on the door saying she was kicked out of the other room and came into ours. She was upset because her bottom bed was taken, and then sat on her bed with her tennis on facing Nicola...which was creepy.
Today we ...
... 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 ...
... an enjoyable vibe. Lunch called so we strolled down the Lane, a bustling little shopping street that could almost fir a lorry, to the Roccoco for paninis and coffee. Another round of people watching as we enjoyed very fresh, nicely toasted focaccia bread. The 2 hour parking ended all too quickly so it was back to Corsa and on the road to home with A quick stop at Sainburys to replace the French press that hadn't survived the morning ...
... a nap and set my alarm for an hour after. Ten minutes before my alarm went off, I woke when two people entered my room. I jumped at the chance to make some friends so sat up from my top bunk and started a conversation. They were two German guys, one had just spent three months doing an internship in Swansea, Wales and the other was his mate who had visited for a few days. They were just having a nights stop over on their drive back to their German hometown.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kings Hotel Brighton
Stayed at the King's Hotel 3-6 December. Was quite worried after booking and then reading the reviews on this site. Initial appearance from outside of hotel it does need modernisation. I know most of the hotels in brighton are quite old but they are looked after apart from this one. Once inside reception, there was a horrible strong smell of gone off aftershave, lift is dodgy, carpet is stained in some places and wallpaper tatty in some places. Once in room, things don't get any better with decoration although the bed is one of the most comfortable I have slept in, bathroom needs updating. Breakfast was just about edible, toaster very dodgy if you can get it to work. don't have a problem with doing my own toast (have done that in a top hotel in this country). Staff seemed more interested in gossiping to each other at some points whilst people queued to give room number to sit down and have breakfast. Hated the black shirts and trousers they wore with the red tie!!! £105 per night for a hotel room with sea view is reasonable - provided it isn't at the Kings Hotel!
Well this 3* hotel is on the seafront in Brighton and is within easy walking distance of public transport and town centre. The room was comfortable, the breakfast good and plenty of hot water available. However, while the staff were efficient, they were not very friendly (there was a note in the window advertising vacancies). Past the reception and very comfortable bar (green leather sofas) the decor is VERY shabby. Carpets, walls, stairs, doors, lift, bathroom, everything was pretty horrible. Also, a trait I have noticed becoming more and more common in hotels, a liquid soap dispenser (Dove) and a shower-gel dispenser (Lux) attached to the wall in the bathroom. Also toilet roll-holder broken - petty I know, but made it look scruffy. If you are taking someone for a romantic trip away, I think they would consider you a bit of a cheapskate if you took them here - peeling wallpaper and a very unpleasant looking stain on the carpet. TV worked though.
Rooms were a furnace
On arrival the reception was quite poor, on going to the rooms the hotel and rooms were very hot. They were so hot that in middle of night had to hire a fan at an additional 20 deposit over th 120 I had already paid. The night manager was churlish and when I left the hotel staff could not find the deposit I had paid and it took about three quarters of an hour to get 20 back.
Very bad value
Stayed at this hotel thankfully only for 1 night. Payed £120 for a box room, which was boiling hot and had pigeons keeping us awake all night, which would explain the state of the window sill. Breakfast was inedible, you have to make your own toast! And they charge non residents £12 for the priviledge. Give it a miss and go to one of the more luxurious hotels for the same price. As soulless as a Travel Inn!
Could give Fawlty Towers a run for your money
We should have realised from the cold and churlish reception at check-in that this hotel was a farce only capable of decending into a comedy. Decided to spend all the evening out, but was careful to leave the small and crampped little double room in the morning in time to move the car before when we'd been warned the warden was due to arrive. Only to get trapped in the equally cramped lift for half an hour ! Yes really ! Ah well incidents will happen .. but to add insult to injury not only did we get a #60 ticket, but we had to ask for an appolgy from the staff. The best the asst. manager could do was take off a half of the room price only. Well I shall never return.
What a lovely hotel! I booked a sea-facing double with four poster bed.
great location, great food, great service, great rooms, great staff.
Thank you everyone at The Kings Hotel for a GREAT stay.
Cosy and comfortable
Me and my husband stayed over a weekend at the kings hotel.The hotel wasn't as big as some of the hotels on the front but i found it to be cosy and efficient.The staff were very pleasent and it was very good value for money.I will definitely be coming bak to this hotel.
Very pleasant stay
We stayed at the Kings over a weekend. We booked a sea-facing double, which to our delight had a 4 poster bed. All the staff seemed very friendly and efficient, and ready to go out of their way to help.
We treated ourselves to one of the packages available, and had kimono robes, slippers and Champagne waiting in the room for our arrival.
All in all we had a very romantic weekend that felt very special (we were celebrating our anniversary)!
We will definately come back!
Not What It Seems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reception very pleasant, bar small but sufficient, we paid £110 for the pleasure of staying in a room that i think inmates at woomwoodscrubs would complain about. It was dark cramped and as far as the sea view goes if you can see through the dirt on the windows NICE!!!! do youself a favour look about........