Such a great improvement to this hotel since the refurb, which is still ongoing but a lot is complete.
It's location is superb, overseeing the beach and the new 360 tower by the West Pier. The view
from breakfast is one of the best in Brighton. The car park underneath the hotel is really useful and not as expensive as the local NCPs.
They've really thought about the refurb. The restaurant is now a burger & cocktails joint with a great wrap-around bar, breakfast was wonderful. The bar is so different, really welcoming and some perfect touches for the modern traveller like USB sockets in all the electrical points (by every table) for device charging.
We have a seafront Exec room, which was vast and comfortable, one of the best beds I've slept in, and a lovely modern bathroom.
I find some of the negative reviews very interesting, This is not a new building and although the refurb has ironed out some of the 80s themeing of the previous look, you still have a very windy seafront hitting the hotel so some nights can be a bit noisy on the windows, and the car park lift and entrance to the hotel looks like a car park lift entrance to a hotel. What do you expect? Gold plated lift fittings crafted by Bentley?
Above all, the staff here are fantastic, the best reception welcome in the entire chain! :) [Less]