Historically known as London by the sea, Brighton, on the East Sussex coast, is a fabulous, must-visit city whether as a staycation or if you are an international visitor. Stay somewhere as equally iconic as the city itself; only the Grand Brighton will do – currently glowing from a major restoration project.
The hotel is very conveniently situated centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront making it the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city by the sea. You are a stone’s throw away from the famous Lanes where you can spend many a happy hour browsing the independent boutiques, antique and jewellery shops. All Brighton’s major attractions are within walking distance; the exotic Royal Pavilion, the Brighton Dome, the Theatre Royal and of course the beach itself with its popular Pier. Brighton is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport and an hour from Central London making it prime weekend getaway territory.
Style & Character
The Grand Brighton is quite literally a Brighton Landmark. The stunning Victorian property has a true grandeur and feels inherently British. The traditional period detail remains and the stunning sweeping spiral staircase is a masterpiece but the hotel now has an up to date feel, the 201 spacious guest rooms are tastefully art deco-inspired and excitingly the restoration project have given a huge face lift to the hotel. The project dramatically enhances the façade with new windows and balconies and re-rendering of the front of the 154-year-old building. The final finish is due to be unveiled any day but our sneak peek shows it’s quite simply stunning.
Service & Facilities
When you’re worn out after a fabulous day of sightseeing and shopping, treat yourself to a session of pure indulgence at the sumptuous day spa with its gorgeous relaxation areas, sauna and steam room. The treatment rooms are beautiful, there’s a detoxifying thermal suite and you can choose between working out at the gym or tucking into a healthy bite (and a treat or two) to eat at the spa café after your treatment, or maybe opt for both!
In a hotel of this calibre you can’t help but have a certain expectation of the levels of service that you will be receiving and luckily in this case, the staff more than deliver. They are extremely helpful, very friendly and take genuine pride in their work and their hotel.
For starters, your room simply MUST have a sea view room! And you can, of course, specify this in your room selection (a third are sea facing). Opt for a Sea View Classic, Deluxe or Feature Room or alternatively upgrade to a King Suite. The Feature Rooms offer their own distinct and unique décor and would suite luxury travellers who like to fill their Instagram or just have an acute sense of style. But the ultimate room here is definitely the Grand King Suite, worth the upgrade if your budget will stretch, they are set over two floors and include a stunning lounge/ dining area and your own private gym.
Food & Drink
Although you’ll be very tempted to sample the restaurants of Brighton you really must dine at the hotel at least once. The glamorous and effortlessly stylish GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar has an exceptional reputation for giving its guests an exceptional culinary experience all washed down with your choice from the extensive wine list. Your afternoons are sorted too, taking traditional afternoon tea at the sunny sea facing Victoria Terrace is somewhat of a Brighton institution and not to be missed.
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