Booked on the hotel's easy to use website. Had read mixed reviews so was a bit uneasy, but the Amsterdam allowed us to book for 1 night at the weekend, unlike a lot of other hotels we had tried.
We arrived really early and, no surprise, the room wasn't ready. They were happy to look after our bags and, when we returned later, we went straight up the the room.
The room smelled of paint and looked like it had just been redone. It could have done with a picture or two on the wall, but I'm sure they'll get round to it. Whoever had done the painting had obviously had a great time - there was paint on the light fittings, on the sofa cushion, on the waste bin, everywhere. The bathroom was a wet room and was nicely done. The bed was comfortable and the bedding very clean. Flat screen TV would have benefited from more than 4 channels.
The room was huge and had a great view of the pier. The bad side of having a lovely sea view is that the road is pretty noisy. There is a club next door and the crowd noise carried on all night . Didn't bother us as we passed out in an alcohol induced coma anyway. So, if you want an early night, I'd suggest you give up the view and go for a side room.
The sauna was being refurbished, so didn't get to use it. The bar is great and there was a good crowd in.
The thing that lifts this place from just being a nice place to stay is the friendly staff. At checkin, at the bar, leaving or collecting luggage - whenever we met the hotel staff they were enthusiastic, professional and friendly. They made our stay with them relaxing and memorable.
- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Hotel Brighton
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Sea Front in the heart of Kemptown, Brighton's Vibrant Village, opposite Brighton's famous Pier and close to the shopping district and nightlife, the Amsterdam offers a warm, welcoming and hassle free environment where you can relax and be yourself. All our rooms are newly refurbished and facilities include a late bar, restaurant and men only sauna. ... more less
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