My wife & I stayed at the Granville last weekend and absolutely loved it - we stayed in the Marina Room which was spacious and has full height floor to ceiling bay windows overlooking the beach and old west pier which made for incredible views... the website really doesn't do the room justice - it's much more modern than it appears in the picture.
The hotel was a refreshing chage from the glut of "changing rooms" style, supposedly "boutique" hotels which have sprung up everywhere with their gaudy wallpaper and mdf as far as the eye can see. One of the other reviews said it's cleanliness was "not up to travellodge standards" - well quite frankly if travellodge is your benchmark for rating hotels I'm not sure you have any business commenting!
We found it perfectly clean and well presented. Albeit not much too look at from the outside, inside it's a touch of georgian splendour and that shabby chic feel was for us, part of it's charm. It was a touch of class with generally traditional decor, but a touch of the contemporary mixed with antique furniture - unlike many of it's competitors it doesn't feel like they have tried too hard as it balances all of these effortlessly.
Breakfast buffet plus choice of fry-up, salmon, kippers, eggs, bagels etc. gets a big thumbs up. And at only a couple of minutes walk to the shopping centre, night life and pier it's in a perfect location (just far enough to be a little quiter but close enough to be handy to access everyting).
All the staff were excellent and very friendly - we'll definitely be going back. Book with confidence (and we highly recommend the meze in Steki's greek taverna next door)!
Only minor issue you should consider when booking (and you can't blame the hotel for it) is that the sea view rooms overlooking the beach are a little noisy, with the buzz of music, traffic and the general noise from people on the beach and promenade - but we slept fine even with the window open (we were blessed with blazing temperatures) and it's more than made up for by those views, and after all, aren't you going to Brighton for the buzz in the first place! but if you do want absolute peace and quite perhaps book one of the rear facing rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the seafront opposite Brighton's historic West Pier, The Granville is a boutique hotel with 24 eclectic bespoke rooms, individually themed from Minimalist to Art Deco, Japanese and Gothic.The Granville Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from shops, restaurants and on the doorstep of many clubs. The rooms have a luxurious bathroom, some with a spa bath or corner bath. Many of the bedrooms have a superb view across the coastline.All of the rooms are furnished with a TV and DVD/CD player. Complimentary broadband wireless internet access is available in all rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Granville Hotel Brighton