Although the weather was bad, the Oriental made up for it. The staff were attentive and the breakfast was great. Great location to explore Brighton. Felt totally at home.
- Free Wifi
The b n b was quirky n fresh.the location was amazing as was the recommended parking however the in room
Massage was uncomfortable in every sense of the word. It was a deep tissue massage but was painful to be honest and very disorganised late n the music didn't work beds didn't fit in the space (despite them telling us they usually fit fine) plus my other half went to have a shower n was told that she couldn't cos the hot water wasn't on during the day n that it'd take half an hour to heat up xxx
We are glad you liked the Oriental and its location, plus our parking recommendation. However we are disappointed to note that you did not enjoy your massage. We will pass this onto the masseur but incidentally in March we moved over to a new massage company, details of which will be on our website this week, who we feel offer a better service and value to our customers so we'll be monitoring their progress. With regard to the lack of hot water, this was a temporary problem with the time clock that we've fixed so their should be water throughout the day now.
Stayed at The Oriental in April 2012. Bed and room was nice. Tv did not work properly. Water in shower was a light drizzle and not the full on shower. Breakfast very good. Recommended but must be freezing in the winter with gaping single glazing windows.
We staying at the oriental in March and it was lovely. The rooms are beautiful, the staff were very attentive and the cocktail bar was great. In my opinion its the best hotel in Brighton
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Oriental mid-week just before Easter. Andrew was very welcoming and delightfully sneaky in helping me to arrange champagne on arrival.
Our room (superior with balcony) was lovely and relaxing. Plenty big enough though I suspect the others were smaller. That's what you get in a converted house like this though.
Road was really quiet and hotel perfectly located for a few days roaming around.
I would have loved to know more about the history of the building...
Breakfast was lovely, but be warned, it is a boutique hotel so if it's full there will be a wait. This was no problem for us but I'd suggest getting there at the start of the breakfast hour!
We loved our stay, couldn't have found anywhere better.
Thanks to everyone at the Oriental!
Thanks for the lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and that we could help with your special champagne requirements.
Since you ask, I can advise that the Oriental is located in a Grade II* listed terrace designed by Amon Henry Wilds, who designed several key streets in Brighton and whose signature ammonite capitals and shells can be found in the blank window arches. Work commenced in 1825 and was to combine with an Oriental garden and Athenaeum (conservatory) to be built of iron and glass situated at the top of the street but which was later abandoned due to lack of funds on this site.. You can read more about the street and Brighton's architecture in Pevsner Architectural Guide to Brighton and Hove which includes walking tours. Hope that helps?
The people at The Oriental are really lovely and helpful. The room was clean and quiet, the only thing I didn't like was the mattress, which was too hard for me, but this is just me.
The breakfast was great and Andrew such a nice person!
If they had rooms with softer mattresses I would definiteyl come back :)