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“'Oriental opulence'” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion
Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE, England
44 1273 290900
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Ranked #2 of 244 things to do in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of classical and Indian styles, which has been labeled as "Hindu-Gothic."
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“'Oriental opulence'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Fabulously restored royal seaside palace. Breathtaking and a 'must visit'. Even if you've been before, go again - I was amazed how little of the detail I'd remembered.

Visited February 2013
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“Lordly extravagence”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Grand extravagence from a decadent era. Incredibly strange taste by modern standards.
Needs money to restore to NT standards

Visited March 2013
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“the Royal Pavilion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

the Royal Pavilion is an extraordinary building in the centre of Brighton which gives it a different Indian feel

Visited June 2012
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“Very interesting if you like seeing how royalty lived”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The opulence and history of the house were very interesting. The decadence of the dining room and music room were amazing.

Visited March 2013
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“Cosy, friendly, nice simple food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This has an old world atmosphere in keeping with the Royal Pavillion. The simple lunches are well cooked and served, but the joy is in the home made scones and cakes. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there are lovely views over the Pavillion gardens and you can sit out in the summer. It's now being revamped and going under 'new management' so I fear some of the atmosphere might be lost.

Visited October 2012
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