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Queens Hotel
Ranked #19 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Mini break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

My new wife and I recently spent a few days here on a mini break just after our wedding. It is a lovely hotel with very friendly staff and has great sea view rooms. We booked this hotel through a late deal hotel booking website. The description was accurate to that given and we were pleasantly surprised when we got there to see this, made even better with a surprise bottle of wine we were welcomed by in our room after telling them it was a booking for a 'mini honeymoon'. Which was a very nice touch considering we only requested a room with a sea view.

As with the rest of our experience at this hotel the breakfast was outstanding. The only problem we found was with parking. However £7 for the day 200m down the road was sufficient for me.

A great central location just across from the pier and also just on the back of the lanes and the city centre. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stephen C
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, and also of course , congratulations on your recent marriage!
It is great to see that everything met with your expectations over your visit with us , and great to see that you found our team of staff here to be so friendly.
I fully understand your comments about Brighton parking , and it sounds to me like you made a sensible move by parking slightly down the seafront , at a less expensive rate than the NCP at the city centre.
Perhaps we might see you both back next year for your anniversary !
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Shanghai, China
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156 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have stayed in hundreds of hotels all over the world and had to come home to dear old Brighton, in order to experience the very worst of hotels; this dump makes faulty towers look like Claridge’s. I really cannot supply a full review of all the facilities of the hotel, as I did not stay for the two nights which I had booked but for the first time in fifty years of travelling, I booked out soon after arrival.

First impressions are very important and the first impression of the Queen’s was not good. The reception area is dreary, tired, dirty and pervaded by the musty smell of decay. The furniture is in terrible condition, the vinyl chair covers have worn patches and are torn; the receptionist, surly and unhelpful. I cannot believe that any reviewer on Trip Advisor would rate this hotel any better than ‘terrible’; they must have very different standards to me and much lower expectations.

There is no porter service at this so called 4 star establishment and we had to drag our luggage up and down several flights of steps in order to access the lift, which was also dirty. One look at the dingy, grey colour of the once white duvet cover, the worn and grubby carpet, the cheap, nasty furniture and fittings and once again, worn out chairs with soiled and torn covers. This was a room in which no one would want to spend a night. We dragged our luggage back to the reception, demanded a refund and moved immediately to the Grand.

Do not stay at the Queen’s, Brighton, under any circumstances. This is an establishment which brings the whole hotel industry in the UK into disrepute; what must overseas visitors think of our country when they arrive at a dump like this? I only hope that it will soon change hands, so that it may benefit from refurbishment under new management.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Philip B
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
I was sorry to see that you were disappointed with our hotel , and decided not to stay with us.
I can see from your review that you thought we are a four star hotel , but we are only a three star hotel , and do not provide certain four star services such as porters for luggage etc.
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Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I had booked this hotel through the internet and was pleasantly surprised at how it matched the information given on the website. The rooms were spacious enough. The breakfast was great. Good variety and they even let me take a tray of breakfast goodies up to my husband in our room as he wasn't feeling well. Great location! It is near the Brighton pier and the lanes. Close to a shopping centre and restaurants. Bathroom was the only downfall. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
I am delighted to see that your visit met with your expectations , and that you had an enjoyable stay , finding the hotel location ,and size of the rooms , being a particularly big bonus.
It is great to see that you are planning a return visit too.
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had booked to stay elsewhere &, disappointed on arrival, took a wander & found the queens hotel. The front office manager Tracey Rooke took us to see a standard & superior sea view room & was very friendly & helpful. All the staff were amiable & efficient. The breakfast was good & though very busy they managed to get everyone seated fairly quickly & the food was good. The gym was well equipped, the pool was warm & the changing rooms clean.

Right by the pier & the Lanes, a great sea view & reasonable prices, would definitely stay again & recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The superior sea view rooms were much bigger, did have a great view & despite being right on the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephbean2
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
I was delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit with us , and I agree with you fully about the benefits of booking the superior seaview rooms.
Tracey is always very happy to help , and especially keen to ensure that our guests get the most suitable rooms for their needs , and I shall make sure she sees your comments.
I hope that when you are next visiting Brighton , you will consider staying with us again.
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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have stayed at The Queens on many occasions over the years. That fact alone says that we must like it! But why?

The staff are always very good, and helpful: from booking to check-in to service at the bar. It's really worth paying for the sea view rooms, the location is unparalleled in Brighton. The suites (in particular the Tower ones) offer a fantastic 180 degree panorama, while you are 3 minutes walk from a fantastic selection of restaurants.

The rooms are nice and clean, the beds comfortable, the breakfast perfectly acceptable.

Now there are issues, and these are often mentioned in reviews. Much of the furniture is showing its age. Things such as tables, both in No. 1 Bar and Bistro and in the rooms, could quite easily be improved by a touch of stripping and polishing. There are also issues with regards to joins and cracks in the rooms as well.

I do, however, sympathise with the Management. The very specific location of this particular hotel, it juts out unlike its next door neighbours, means that it absolutely takes a pummeling in bad weather, and the storms of the past few weeks must have caused considerable damage. The maintenance bill must be enormous.

So, overall, we will continue to stay at The Queens. "Our" hotel in London by-the-Sea.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrCfromHYU
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
One of the many great aspects of working at The Queens Hotel , is the amount of regular guests such as yourself who return time and time again.
It is great to see your feedback about the staff , and of course to read that you find it such great value, and we look forward to your continued custom.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed between Christmas and New Year during the bad weather and expected to experience some noise due to rain and wind but not think we would feel like we were sleeping in a night club. Our room was on the right hand side as you look at the hotel from the front, down the side of the alley. The room was fine but when we went to bed about midnight we could hear people talking in the alley below and music from the nightclub in the alley. In the morning I asked if we could be moved to a quieter room and we were moved and told this room had better sound proofing, however the room was fine when we left to go out for the evening but when we returned and went to bed the music from the club was so loud we thought we were in the club partying, we might has well have been as we could not sleep. I began to think that the receptionist who had moved us was having a laugh at our expense but when I complained to reception I was told that they thought this was a quieter room, obviously they had had no other complaints from anyone else who had stayed on this side of the hotel, me thinks not . Also as the noise was from outside the hotel it was not their responsibility, nice one.
Anyway as far as the rest of the stay there were no issues the staff were polite and the breakfast was fine. Some parts could do with a facelift but it would have been value for the money but for no sleep. We will not stay there again and will spend the extra to stay next door at the Thistle.
So make sure you check where you room is if you want to sleep, if you want to party all night don’t worry you will love it.
Also the Jellyfish is not real what a disappointment.

Room Tip: rooms on right side as you look at the hotel very noisey
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jimmy-malynn
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
i was sorry to see that there were occasions when noise from patrons at nearby venues impacted on your stay.
However , it was good to see that you found our staff to be polite , and the breakfast satisfying.
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Petham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

This hotel may be a bit old now however it's position friendly staff more than make up for the TLC that may be required. The rooms are spacious equipped with all that one might need and if you are fortunate to book a sea view room the views are absolutely stunning over the sea and pier. Above all a comfortable hotel at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are stunning and the king sea view rooms are enormous
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sussextriper
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QueensOperations, Operations Manager at Queens Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.
With a heading that says "Good value , Nice staff" , you have summed up what we endeavor to offer our guests , which makes us indeed very happy.
I totally agree with you about how stunning the views are from our seaview rooms , overlooking the seafront and pier.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
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Property: Queens Hotel
Address: 1-3 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Queens Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Queens Hotel in Brighton, you will receive a warm welcome from our friendly and professional team, one which will ensure your stay with us will be a truly memorable experience. The Queens Hotel Brighton overlooks Brighton Beach, the famous Brighton Pier, and promenade. The area comes alive at night with various restaurants, pubs and clubs situated around the area. The hotel has a large leisure club with Pool, & Sauna as well as 20 cardiovascular & 10 resistance machine as well as a well stocked free weights area & Olympic bench. We also have an in-house spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments & the No1 Bar and Bistro for Breakfast, Afternoon Teas and Evening meals & snacks with our Bar open till 1am Sunday - Thursday, & Late on Friday and Saturdays. We also have 14 fully serviced apartments that are an ideal option for your Brighton getaway ! ... more   less 
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