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Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton
Ranked #40 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Brighton
1 review
“A Basic Night's Stay”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The building is impressive and conveniently located next to the seafront. If you're looking for a good value basic room then it's quite good. I stayed twice - the first was a tiny little room under some stairs which I actually liked quite a bit as it had no windows, was very quiet and had a bit of character. The second was a large 4 bedroom room (not sure why I got 4 beds when it was just me!) but the curtains wouldn't close so people could see in. The furniture and bathroom are a bit grotty but like I say fine if you're just looking for a place to sleep. You do get tea making facilities though which is always a positive (especially as the tea in the breakfast area was bad)!
The only let down is the breakfast (buffet style cereal and cooked breakfast) which wasn't very tasty despite the good range of choice. But on the balance of things I could cope with that.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Stayed here for work in september 11 and the memories remain and not for a good reason. Checked in late at night and had to park a 5min walk away, the hotel needs some tlc in reception. Saw a man go to his room with a staffie dog and asked for breakfast to be sent to his room in the morning. Went to my room to find it in the basement with no windows, looked around around the room to find a inch of dust and cobwebs next to my bed, Plus also found a mouldy biscuit under the bed along side a pound coin so it wasnt cleaned. The artwork on the wall was of women with their bits on show and one lady looked on the youngside shall we say. Bathroom was on the small side and needs updating. Woke up in the morning after 3 hrs sleep and checked out. Went and stayed elsewhere, wont return again

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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what a shame that this hotel has been left to fall apart , fantastic location in brighton and this hotel relly could rock with a little love and care , room was cramped and we had a lovely view of harry ramsdens and the room was noisey from the road (not double glazed) , breakfast was not mind blowing but then who gets excited over a bowl of cornflakes , hotel was cheap but then so are the rubbish travel lodges .................

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed for one night over a bank holiday.
Paid £65 for a 'Superior' room, meaning you get a view or/and a spa bath. I got both. Not a great start. Check out is at 10am or 12 if you pay £10 for a late checkout. There was a 20 minute wait to check in, ok it was busy but it was quite slow with 2 staff on reception. Someone was given a key to an occupied room and an argument broke out in the check in q. On the way up to our room on the second floor the halls were littered with trays and plates, we arrived at 4 and they were still there at 11 in the evening.

On first impressions the room looked ok.
Great sea view from room 214.
Spa bath had a big sharp chunk missing from it and hairs from a previous guest. Wretching ensues as does washing it out with a drinking glass. The doors to the balcony had screws to secure the very frail locks. The balconys are shared so I don't recommend leaving anything valuable. The carpets had cigarette burns and smelt of shake and vac.
All in all not pleasant and I won't be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

its quite sad to see such a lovely building neglected. we stayed for one night, we also expected far worse than we actually got. yes the furniture is tired and old, we found our room to be fairly clean, but the price we paid we wasn't expecting a palace.
the bathroom needed mordernisation, but the bath was big.
it was slap in the centre of brighton two minutes walk to the lanes.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton

Property: Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton
Address: 35 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,863 - ₹ 17,467
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Albion Hotel-Brighton 3*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Albion Hotel in Brighton is a Regency Style Hotel built in 1826 which offers a warm and friendly environment in a premier position directly opposite Brighton Pier. So, if you are looking for a seafront hotel in Brighton, you won't get much closer than this. Facing the sea, it's right at the heart of the action. ... more   less 
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