Ratings based on 175 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 28-Jan-2009 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from London

Very Poor

Posted 27-Jan-2009 on Hotels
We had gone for a weekend break and upon arrival at the hotel we checked in. We had this very good impression about the hotel before we arrived there as this is "Thistle Hotel" which is meant to be a five star hotel. Anyway when we went up to our room i went to the toilet and noted that it wasn't cleaned properly. The Air conditioning was not working. The TV reception was not working. Although i must admit that when we complained about the AC the maintenance man came down and checked it out and got us a new room. There is one thing i must point out and that is after paying for the accomodation, the hotel should give its guests free parking.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from London

Enjoyable stay

Posted 23-Jan-2009 on Hotels
This is a good quality hotel and the staff are very pleasant. Excellent location if you want to stay on the sea front or near the Lanes. Breakfast was very nice but expensive (just under £15 per person). If its not included in the price think about going out for it. There are a number of options in the Lanes. Leisure facilities were very good, clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel's decor is a bit dated but not shabby. Bed was very comfortable and firm. Pillows were good quality and not thin or floppy.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from London

Gorgeous Old Hotel

Posted 07-Jan-2009 on Hotels
Our trip was a spur of the moment weekend away from London and as a first time to Brighton we wanted to stay right on the beach. This is an old hotel, currently under renovations, but perfectly located adjacent the pier and close to restaurants, bars, etc. We arrived late on the Friday night and were immediately upgraded to a seaview room as the hotel was not fully booked. The room was lovely and the view was a pleasant addition to our stay. We would recommend this hotel for value for money and would definitely stay there again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Enttäuschung

Posted 10-Dec-2008
Nach einer Nacht frage ich mich, wo das Hotel vier Sterne hernimmt. Das Zimmer bedarf einer Renovierung, da es insgesamt einen nicht sehr sauberen Eindruck hinterliess. Morgens um fünf wurden die Gäste fast eine Stunde lang mit einem Feuerwehralarm wachgehalten, der sich als grundlos herausstellte. Eine Kompensation für die fehlende Nachtruhe wurde durch das Hotel in unfreundlichem Ton abgelehnt. Glücklicherweise gibt es in Brighton an der Promenade genügend Wettbewerb, so dass ich das Thistle umgehen kann.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Milton Keynes

Food was excellent Best I have had in a hotel

Posted 01-Dec-2008 on Hotels
We were upgraded to a sea view if we chose to eat in the hotel. Which I am so glad we did. Will be coming back in the summer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Dorking, Surrey

Brilliant break in brighton

Posted 26-Nov-2008 on Hotels
Speedy, efficient and welcoming receptionists, delightful festive feel to the impressive hotel foyer and bar area, spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious standard double bedroom, which has been recently decorated. Leisure facilities were outstanding which was the perfect antidote to some serious shopping in The Lanes which are situated right on the hotel doorstep. Excellent service, food and value for money in hotel restaurant and bar. We'll be back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Caubon St. Sauveru, France

C'était the quatrieme fois que nous avons visitez le Thistle. C'est trés bon

Posted 09-Nov-2008
Excellent
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from London

Basic Review of Brighton Thistle Hotel UK

Posted 05-Nov-2008
Simply wanted to add the "general review"
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller from Swansea, Wales

3-day stay at the thistle

Posted 02-Nov-2008
The location of this hotel was perfect for a few days in Brighton. Situated on the sea front, the sea view rooms were fabulous. An offer to upgrade your room to a sea view room was too good to turn down, so in exchange for dining at the hotel restaurant we decided to give it a go. Sadly, the restaurant experience was awful. The main course took nearly an hour to arrive after the entrees, and when it did arrive, it was stone cold in parts and lacked any real flavour. Drinks did not arrive and wrong meals were sent to wrong tables in a less than half full restaurant. Another problem was the closure of the spa. We booked the hotel with a view to book some treatments. Sadly the spa was closed with no alternatives.The restaurant and spa aside, the staff were helpful and polite, the rooms were clean and of a decent size and standard, and as mentioned, the location was suprerb.