We had two rooms at this hotel on the eighth floor in July 2013, one week after it opened. On the plus side it's right next to the main Brighton Station (only 55 mins from central London) and we noticed no noise from the station or anywhere else come to that.
The hotel being new was clean, comfortable beds, air-con and had a good bar/breakfast area near the reception. The service was efficient and friendly, except at the reception where brusk was the order of the day. If you've prepaid for breakfast, make sure you point this out on arrival otherwise you may end up being asked to pay twice.
We paid the £7.95 for the 'all-you-can-eat' buffet breakfast and expecting the usual stodge were pleasantly surprised with well cooked 'English' options as well as a good selection of tasty croissant, jams, juice etc.for continental. If hotel fare is not for you there is a great little sit down French style café just around the corner in Queen Street called Cocoa that does fabulous croissant and coffee.
Only down side is it's a fifteen minute walk to the beach (all down hill & get the bus back) and the shower was of the super hot or cold variety - not much in between).
If you're travelling by car beware as the hotel has no parking and the car parks are seriously expensive for over night parking. We parked in the small residential roads behind the Business school (BN2 4BF post code) for free, then walked the short distance down to the Lewis Road and got a 25 bus into town for £2 - bargain.
To sum up great hotel for the price, I would definitely stay here again - air-con was a blessing while we were here. Have to also say we had a great meal at a restaurant called Bills, book if its the weekend though.
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