The hotel is in Brighton’s shiny new urban development, New England Quarter, near the station. If you’re travelling to Brighton by train, you’ll see it just before you pull into the platform.
The hotel has more than 200 modern, functional rooms. They’re larger and more attractive than you might expect, with space for a single bed or a sofabed as well as a double, making them great value for families and sharers. Several are specifically designed for wheelchair users. All have air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV. WiFi is available too, but there’s a steep charge for this.
Nine conference and seminar rooms are available to hire.
Eating and drinking
Downstairs, there’s a bar, all-day coffee bar and an informal restaurant. They’re pleasant enough but a bit too bland to have much of a local following, so they’re rarely overcrowded. The restaurant is family-friendly and convenient, with child-pleasing dishes, free fruit and colouring packs available on request.
Friendly, but the staff can sometimes seem overstretched.
Who stays there
Families, groups of all sizes, rail travellers and budget-conscious business travellers.
- Backpackers / Students
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Live entertainment
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Good value for families and sharers
- Handy for the station
- There’s a charge for using WiFi in the rooms
- Service can be slow at busy times