Had a very nice stay at the Grand. Shame it was only for 1 night. We booked a deluxe sea view room and it was lovely. Complete with balcony. Very spacious and decor appeared relatively new. You could hear traffic from the promenade at night but it didn't dampen our stay. Good choice at breakfast. All the staff were really professional and friendly from Concierge who met us at our car with an umbrella in the rain to receptionist who phoned a nearby restaurant to book us an evening meal. Hopefully we'll be back to stay longer and enjoy afternoon tea which looked great! !!
Would definitely stay again. Facilities very clean. Reception staff very nice. Breakfast good.
Only negative point was that there were some loose floor tiles in the entrance to the room that could be a potential health and safety risk.
"Pretty building, nice staff, shame about the room"
The hotel is very ornate and attractive, with marble work and luxurious carpeting. The staff were friendly and helpful. The utilities include a decent sized pool and jacuzzi, which were very enjoyable. Unfortunately the room was very standard: the shower had no curtain or guard, so the bathroom got soaked every use. There was no mini-fridge, so the hotel missed out on a tidy little alternative to room service (and I missed out on being able to chill some snacks from a nearby shop). There is also no free WiFi. For £90 a night, it seems odd to provide a pool but no Internet access! The restaurant and bar is also ridiculously overpriced (£5 for a pint). There are much swankier and cheaper eateries within a 5 minute walk, so again this feels self-defeating.
On the south English coast, Brighton is a popular beach destination, especially with Londoners as the train ride between the two cities is less than an hour. The seafront has bars, restaurants, nightclub,s and amusement arcades, as well as two old-fashioned piers. Brighton hosts the Brighton Festival each May, which is the UK's second-largest arts festival.
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