We booked a last minute weekend break with the 2 kids just to get away. Sooo many hotels to choose from, really didn't know which to go for. Many hotels didn't have family rooms at such short notice. So we took a chance with the Thistle, although a little more what we would have chosen to have paid, but thought if we paid a bit more it would be a nicer experience. We weren't disappointed!
Worried a little about the parking so pre-booked on the Thistle's website for the NCP, and it was easy, specially being able to walk straight into the lobby from the car park! However, arriving on a Friday helped because the queue to get into the car park on the Saturday was ridiculous!
Checking in was easy, concierge was very friendly to the kids, staff and reception polite and helpful.
Room was perfectly adequate, 2 comfy double beds, with nice fluffy towels. The furnishings and bathroom was a little dated but it was very clean.
Location is perfect, which I suppose reflects the price, practically opposite the pier. We had a room on the side as no family rooms face the sea, but although on the side we still had a glorious sea view which was a nice surprise.
The self service breakfast was lovely, couldn't fault it. Cooked brekky, waffles, omelettes all cooked to order but the prepared fresh fruit was our favourite.
Loved the huge Atrium, perfect to sit and have a drink and people watch.
Pool was good, not very big but kids didn't complain.
Didn't seem to hear much corridor noise at night, some from the road (we were on the 2nd floor) But you are in Brighton and it didn't go on all night....
We have stayed in The Grove in Watford before now which is stupid expensive and really couldn't work out why. We much preferred The Thistle. Better value, not as big, and friendlier people!
Would we go back....? absolutely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As relaxed and easy-going as the city itself, Thistle Brighton is situated directly on the seafront and just a short stroll from the Pier, with some of the South’s best shopping, theatre and entertainment also within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Brighton Hotel Brighton
- Brighton Thistle Hotel
- Brighton Hotel Thistle
- Brighton Hotel In Thistle
- Thistle Hotel Brighton