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“Not good value” 2 of 5 stars
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Topps
17 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FG, England   |  
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Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Brighton
Horsham
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Not good value”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2007

This so called boutique hotel was over-priced for what was provided. First impression was good, nice reception, but it did not stretch as far as the room. Many of the other reports are a bit old, so I guess it may have changed hands and successive owners have done little, but reduce services and increase prices

£100 for 1 nights B & B was far to much for a room which had:-
No satellite TV and only 4 terrestrial channels – the TV was a small portable
No plugs in the sink or the bath
A hand held shower over the bath
A floor which needed repaired – walking on several parts made the furniture bounce
No tea/coffee making facilities
No breakfast room or bar ( smaller hotels in the same terrace managed this)
A voucher for breakfast in the local greasy spoon
Ikea Furniture

Saying that it was clean and warm – but possibly that should be a given for all hotels

We only live 15 minutes from Brighton and this was supposed to be a treat after a big night out – My wife wanted to get a taxi home, she was so disappointed

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — Miss-sold as boutique when it was little more than bed without breakfast
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2006

Topps Hotel is very expensive for what you get - and the new management seem to have no idea what they are doing. when i arrived the duvet cover was inside out - not a problem but a bit odd. the room although extremely big was so tired it was decrepid. the television was ancient and needed 3 minutes to warm up - the remove controls was held together with a blue plaster. the towels were totally threadbare and the bedlinen so old and like sandpaper............. and then the brown threadbare carpet with Topps Hotel threaded into it - how old and dirty was that?
The breakfast was mean and unappetising - my fried egg looked like it had been bought second hand from a happy eater - when i asked the waitress for another fresh egg she didn't understand and having waited 10mins for another one i just couldn't bear to stay in the miserable cellar anymore and escaped to my equally miserable room.
if they are trying to sell this hotel as a 3* i don't understand the rating system and the whole thing cost me £200 for 2 nights. the previous weekend i stayed at maison mascara for £150 for 2 nights and although it was noisy it was clean with white cotton sheets.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Buckinghamshire
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2006

Four of my girlfriends had booked a weekend away to Brighton. I decided to join them for the Saturday night but the hotel they had booked was full. I searched the net and came across this little gem. I paid £49 for one night B&B. It was the only single room they had available at such short notice but it was perfect. No sea view but the Brighton roof tops had character.
A small room but very cute, very clean and just right. A fan was provided which was much needed in the July heat wave. A small bath tub was built under the roof slope and was very cosy indeed.
I did not make breakfast in the morning due to a heavy night but the bacon cooking smelt gorgeous.
A superb location in Regency square, over the road to the beach, a short stroll to the hundreds of shops, and night life 5 mins walk away.
A quiet, inexpensive, clean hotel in a perfect location. A great base for a weekend in Brighton.

Stayed July 2006
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2004

The Topps Hotel is worth noting because of its location and its pricing. It's ideally placed for visiting Brighton, is close to the sea, has a multi-storey car park outside - yet doesn't cost the earth.
It may not have the newest decor (although it's clean and tidy) but it makes up for it with a friendly welcome. I keep going back whenever I visit the area.

  • Stayed March 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2004

We stayed at this hotel and were very impressed by the size of the rooms, and the size of the bed! Also the breakfast was good and the owners were very pleasant. We have stayed in a few different places in Brighton, including the Jarvis Marriott hotel, but this has outdone them all. We will definitely be staying here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2003

I found the Topps Hotel to be a really good choice. We have stayed in the Quality Hotel & The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, which were more expensive & not nearly as nice. The owners are friendly & helpful, the breakfast was lovely & the service good, the room was far bigger than we expected & next time we're in Brighton we will definately stay here.

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Additional Information about Topps

Address: 17 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Brighton
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Topps is situated in the heart of Regency Square in three beautifully restored Regency period listed-buildings, ideally located within a short walking distance of Brighton Pier, Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Brighton Conference Centre, the Lanes and all that Brighton has to offer. The beach is less than 100 yards away and there is a multi-storey underground car park at our door-step. Regency Square is one of the oldest squares in Brighton directly opposite the old West Pier, soon to be home to the i360, a 600 foot tall observation tower.Topps has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. We have carefully restored the exterior of our buildings to their former glory. Most of our generously sized en-suite guestrooms have been renovated to a very high modern standard. Features include real wood flooring, flatscreen TVs with Freeview, comfortable new beds and well appointed bathrooms. A number of our guestrooms overlook Regency Square and have views of the sea. Some of our Executive Rooms are air-conditioned and we are working to extend this feature to all the rooms.Nearby Preston Street is home to many bars, clubs, discos and restaurants. The newly restored Victorian Bandstand is close-by where weddings and dancing fans take the center stage most weekends. If you are keen to try "Slacklining", the latest craze, you will find plenty of enthusiasts practising or showing off their skills on the beach in front of the old West Pier.Our aim is to provide our guests with modern, clean and comfortable accommodation. Based on feedbacks, our room-only rates are excellent value for money in Central Brighton for the high quality accommodation we provide. ... more   less 
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