There are some positives: spotlessly clean, reasonable size room, comfortable bed, quiet air conditioning with a good temperature range, blackout curtains/blinds, and location convenient for most attractions. The staff were helpful and polite, and without fault. Taking account of all that, why do I rate it only three stars?
Answer: the poor breakfast. What does one expect for breakfast in England, and what's available at this hotel? Cornflakes and other cereals - no; selection of bread for toasting - no; marmalade and other preserves - no; sausages - no; mushrooms - no; hash browns - no. You get the picture. The only bread was a bun in which they serve some average bacon. The poached eggs were fine, but the "scrambled" were really just a beaten egg left to cook in a microwave and hence a bit like a rubber sheet rather than light and fluffy scrambled. The breakfast menu is offered via a coffee bar environment with its own shop front, and the service seems more aimed at the passing trade than the hotel guest.
We were pleased by the lack of traffic noise, but surprised by how loud the conversations were from the pub next door - perhaps better glazing is needed?
One thing to watch - crisps are placed with the complimentary tea and coffee, but they are a chargeable item from the minibar.
For Brighton, the hotel offers reasonable overall value, so it's a shame that the breakfast is so poor. Just improving the food would immediately raise the hotel to excellent.More