Upon reading various differing reviews I felt a little doubtful whether or not to stay here. I liked that the manager responded to good and less positive reviews and had the impression that the hotel staff cared what people thought. So I thought, why not? The hotel is located close to the ruins of the old pier overlooking the sea and is within easy walking distance (appr. 5 minutes) to the main shopping areas. There is parking at the front and back of the hotel, at 15 GBP per stay which I thought was fine for convenient on-site parking if you don't want to carry your luggage around. There is a children's playground almost opposite of the hotel next to the pebble beach, about a 2-minute walk.
The entrance of the hotel, its chandeliers and the old staircase are impressive and the reception is located immediately to the right. Check-in was swift and friendly, our room was not quite ready but we were told it would only be 10 minutes so we waited in the bar area. We were offered an upgrade to a seaview room for 65 GBP, but decided against it since we wouldn't be spending that much time inside the room anyway. The bar is not huge but looks great. There are tables with a seaview.
We had booked a family room via the Mercure site. The rate included breakfast and came to just under 100 GBP. The bright corner room in the back of the hotel on the 3rd floor was sizable, clean and modern, the bed very comfortable. The children's bed is a pulldown couch and we were given extra towels and own-brand amenities. The bathroom had a strong power shower and was also modern. The double glazing kept the street noise to a minimum.
Breakfast was in the old ballroom, a large room with mirrors (albeit no windows). Full English breakfast, croissants, pains du chocolate, fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereals were included as well as grapefruit and apple juice.
We decided to go for a walk by the beach and it was no problem to leave the car a little while longer at the hotel.
So, all in all, I'm very happy I gave this hotel a try, it was well worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location doesn't come much better than this, right on Brighton seafront with fantastic views of the beach and out to sea. Close to the Brighton Centre and the town centre this elegant Regency style hotel is perfectly situated for business and leisure guests. Each of the 116 bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, flat screen LCD TV featuring in room entertainment and high-speed internet access, hairdryer, trouser press as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has limited parking on site and this is charged at £25.00 Per car overnight and is payable at check in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Brighton
- Brighton Ramada