Fodor's Expert Review Grand Brighton

97–99 Kings Rd., Brighton, Brighton and Hove, BN1 2FW, England

The city's most famous hotel, this seafront landmark is a huge, Victorian wedding cake of a building dating from 1864. It's both imposing and elegant, with high-ceiling public rooms richly decorated with enormous chandeliers and plenty of marble. Having afternoon tea here is a Brighton tradition, and highly recommended. The spacious bedrooms are light filled and traditional, with luxurious fabrics, white linens, and large bathrooms. The spa offers a wide range of pampering treatments, including the "gold champagne facial," which is every bit as indulgent as it sounds.

PROS

  • as grand as its name
  • lovely sea views
  • luxurious spa

CONS

  • a bit impersonal
  • prices can rise sharply on weekends
  • cheaper rooms are small

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Sophisticated
On the beach
Grande Dame
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01273-224300

HOTEL DETAILS

203 rooms

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