After staying at the Hilton Manchester last week, I assumed that all Hilton Hotels would be similar. I stayed at the Brighton Metropole on Saturday evening, and even though the public areas of the hotel were very grand and well kept, the rooms were a little worse for wear to say the least.
My room on the 6th floor was very tired and old fashioned. A rather spacious and open room but requires much TLC and a new lease of life! Stains on the carpet, marks on the wall and very old fitted bathroom. I reluctantly didn't take a hair dryer as the Hilton in Manchester provided each room with modern appliances - The Metropole has a built in hairdryer in the bathroom which does about the same as sticking your head out the window - useless!
The TV only had 5/6 channels and 3/4 radio stations. Lighting quite poor with old fashioned lighting.
Staff very friendly at reception and concierge. Didn't get to experience breakfast but looked delicious!
Parking is available in their underground car park. We were charged £16 for 24 hours - but be careful, very hard to maneuver around if you have a larger vehicle.
Would consider visiting again, but not for a luxurious stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on Brighton's seafront, the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel offers charming Victorian elegance alongside modern convenience. This large South of England conference hotel has 340 guest rooms as well as 33 meeting rooms, including three exhibition halls. Enjoy the convenient location of this Brighton hotel, within easy reach of major travel links just off the A23 and only five minutes from Brighton station. Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes from Hilton Brighton Metropole, and Central London less than an hour by train. Stay connected at your guest room desk with WiFi. Family Rooms are equipped with a double and a single bed - ideal for those with small children. Relax in a comfortable Deluxe Room with views of Brighton seafront, or select a Hilton Suite for a roomy seafront home from home. Choose from a menu of modern European classics in the Waterhouse Restaurant. The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace serves Costa coffee and Afternoon Tea in an exquisite setting. Unwind on the sea-facing terrace with drinks and enjoy light meals during the day. Hilton Brighton Metropole offers a choice of flexible space, quality facilities and excellent service. Our Conference and Events Team will ensure that events are tailored to your needs. Unwind in the fully equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, warm tired muscles in the steam room or be pampered and polished on the Beauty Rooms our on-site spa, or treat yourself to a haircut in Cove Hairdressers. Alternatively indulge in what has become a Hilton Brighton Metropole tradition, afternoon tea 'Seaside Delights' in the Waterhouse Bar & Terrace with one of our 'Perfectly Paired' cocktails, or dine in grandeur under the ornately corniced ceiling of Waterhouse Restaurant. Walk down the original 1890's marble staircase of Hilton Brighton Metropole, and out into the chic boutique-lined streets of central Brighton. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel Brighton
- Brighton Metropole