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“Quirky Hotel, fab staff, fun stay!”

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The Granville Hotel
Ranked #18 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey UK
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“Quirky Hotel, fab staff, fun stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Very quirky hotel.
Ed - aka Jamie Oliver was fab at reception, most helpful, fun and smiley! Very on the ball.
Black rock room very sexy!! A little tired and a little noisy from the roadside but we knew that was to be the case so cannot really class this as a fault. Bathroom in Black rock room has been refurbished and is amazing! It has the biggest jacuzzi bath I have ever seen, possibly 3 people could fit in it easily!!!!!!
Great location.
Hotel could do with some modernisation however if this was to happen it may detract from the hotels funky atmosphere.
Service and individuality is enough on its own for us to return!
Happy Days - dont hesitate in booking if you want a fun stay in Brighton!
This hotel is what Brighton is all about! :-)

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Very well run hotel, deserves to succeed, well maintained rooms and helpful friendly staff.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

On arrival, were checked in by a friendly member of staff to the Downs room. The peeling paint around the door key wasn't a good sign of what was to come..
The room had some faulty flickering lights, carpet stains, mould in the shower and a hazardous sharp step, as well as cracks in the ceiling. Definitely nothing like how the rooms look on booking websites. We requested a change but unfortunately we were told that all the other rooms were taken. We told the person at the desk (Manager?) that we were expecting a themed room, as advertised and pictured on various booking websites, but he facetiously commented that this wasn't the Pelirocco (a nearby hotel) and our room was actually 'themed' in Regency style. Well, more likely it probably hadn't been decorated or maintained since Regency times!
The TV was miniscule, the shower dial actually came off when pulled and oddly there was even an unset flashing alarm clock left on when we arrived. There was a continuous rattling noise through the night, which appeared to be boiler or heating pipes. We could also hear guests upstairs walking around and talking quite easily so it's not well soundproofed.

On the plus side, the bed was clean and very comfortable (this was the saving grace preventing the score being even lower), and the breakfast was good, other than that we are very unimpressed and can not believe it got such high ratings on Tripadvisor or even 3 stars....We felt hoodwinked and cheated by what we were given compared to what had been advertised. I will be doing more research before relying on advertised pictures and oddly 'glowing' Tripadvisor reviews in future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Stayed here on a Saturday night - the hotel was extremely quiet but then it's a quiet time of year for hotels I suppose. The reception area is a bit gloomy and old-fashioned and could do with updating, but the staff are lovely and helpful. We booked the Mrs Fitzherbert room - we were initially concerned that it was right next to the lift, but actually we couldn't hear it at all. Top floor too, so no noise from above. However there was a fire door right next to the room that banged extremely loudly. The only other downside was that the window in the bedroom was very draughty and though the curtains blocked out most of the draught there was still a big gap between the curtain rail and the top of the window - it was very cold and windy that night though, so it may not usually be such a problem.

The room itself was fairly small but this wasn't a problem - the decor was nice and everything extremely clean. The bathroom was pretty big though the window didn't open which was a shame.

Breakfast the next morning was wonderful! Don't have a bad word to say about it!

I would be happy staying here again in future and it was worth the money we paid.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Stayed at the Granville for one night. We were allocated the Granville room on the ground floor. Despite close proximity to the Stairs we didnt experience any noise during our stay. The room was very large with four poster bed. The room decor was perhaps a little tired but it was very clean and came with large flat screen tv and DVD player. The en suite bathroom had a fantastic shower and separate bath. Breakfast was served down in the basement restaurant. A range of hot breakfast options were offered as well as toast and cereals. Service was very courteous and quick. The hotel is located just along kings road a few doors down from the Brighton grand and Hilton hotels. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to walk to the lanes and the main Pier. The hotel is opposite the beach too so all in all a good location. I would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about The Granville Hotel

Property: The Granville Hotel
Address: 124 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Brighton
#9 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,401 - ₹ 14,797
Hotel Class:3 star — The Granville Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the seafront opposite Brighton's historic West Pier, The Granville is a boutique hotel with 24 eclectic bespoke rooms, individually themed from Minimalist to Art Deco, Japanese and Gothic.The Granville Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from shops, restaurants and on the doorstep of many clubs. The rooms have a luxurious bathroom, some with a spa bath or corner bath. Many of the bedrooms have a superb view across the coastline.All of the rooms are furnished with a TV and DVD/CD player. Complimentary broadband wireless internet access is available in all rooms. ... more   less 
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