BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel,  Hove

4.0/5  - based on 618 guest reviews.
153 Kingsway, BN3 4GR, Hove, Great Britain - See map
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Take a seat on the seafront, retire to your room or potter along the promenade. . . the world is your Oyster when you stay with us at BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel! With spacious, comfortable rooms and free car parking, coming and going is as easy as can be. Within touching distance, thanks to a great location, the hotel is only two miles from the center of Brighton, the Pavillion, the Pier and the Marina are within touching distance. If a walk by the sea isn't your cup of tea, but need some exercise, you'll find the King Alfred swimming pool & fitness centre is just a five minute walk away. Sea views, four-poster bedded rooms and family rooms are available on request, so please ask our friendly staff for details! The 57 spacious well-equipped rooms consist of double, twin, family or four-poster beds. All single guests will be given a double or twin room for single occupancy. Drinking and dining at the Sea View Restaurant and Bar is a real pleasure as they wait on your every need. We have three meeting rooms to meet the needs for your functions/ events. The Starlight Suite is situated on the roof and has splendid views across the English Channel. Car parking is available on-site, free to guests on a first come first serve basis. Enjoy your stay.

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  • 4
    « Lovely hotel in good location - an interesting stay! »

    I stayed here for 2 nights on business. The hotel is a good 15 minute walk from Hove station and right on the sea front. Check in was friendly and efficient. I was allocated a lovely room on the 4th floor, well appointed, spacious and clean. Due an electrical problem in the hotel I was later moved to a room on the 5th floor, an executive room with sea view and terrace. Again a lovely room. I did have to turn the heating off completely in both rooms as they were very warm. The bathrooms were very warm because of the heated towel rails so I had no trouble drying out my wet clothes! The staff were very good about keeping me informed about progress with fixing the electrics. I had room service both nights, reasonably priced, large portions and very tasty. Breakfast was also plentiful with hot food cooked to order ( I did not have the cooked options but they looked delicious.) There were obviously lots of regular guests there. It would be an excellent base for a holiday.

    5
    « Great Food, Great Hotel! »

    Our 2nd visit to Princes Marine Hotel. We highly recommend the restaurant for an evening meal. My Husband had the Belly Pork with crackling, he said it was one of the best if not the best meal he had ever had! he even asked for the Chef to come out of the kitchen for a word. Pasquale introduced himself & was delighted that we had enjoyed our meals so much (I had the Morroccan style lamb meatballs, fabulous)! We finished our meal with Chefs Amaretto cheesecake, YUM. Breakfast is very very good too. We will definitely be back for another visit. Prime location directly across the road from the sea.

    4
    « Great »

    Husband and I stayed two nights here again. Have tried several hotels in the area but have returned here once again. Very friendly staff, clean, good location. If you are planning to eat out in Brighton don't bother as the food here is SUPERB.

    4
    « Very Comfortable »

    I have stayed here twice this month for work and found both stays to be comfortable. The hotel has a really good location directly on the sea front, it is clean and the staff are really friendly and helpful. It does have its not so good points, parking is limited and quite tight for a larger car I would say, and it was at times a bit noisy overnight. But that said the rooms are really good and the 2 I experienced were big. Myself and colleagues ate in the restaurant on a few occasions and found all food to be really good. So all in all a very good hotel. I will be staying here again.

    3
    « Very thin walls! »

    My partner and I stayed here for one night over the weekend. The room was large and so was the bathroom. Bed was far too soft and our double consisted of two singles joined together. Really odd that the bed sheets did not fit the bed, leaving several inches of exposed nasty mattress underneath. Hotel is clearly old and you can hear so much from others in their rooms, at one point I literally thought someone was in our bathroom. Slept ok despite lots of banging of doors etc. Don't think there is anything they can do about the paper thin walls. Managed to get one of the car park spaces which was helpful.

    3
    « Adequate »

    Reception area was rather grotty but the room was large and very clean. Pity the double was two single beds put together and the mattress was very soft and lumpy. Was nice to have parking. Food was quite good but service not as good.

    5
    « Mr Simon Evans »

    The best western Prince marine is the best ever I stayed the staff very polite & freindly the food was was lovely the bar was fantastic the room was beautiful I would to stay here again thank you very Much

    4
    « Ideal location »

    We stayed 2 nights in August as a family of 4. We were in Brighton visiting family who actually live in Shoreham. The hotel was ideally located between Brighton and Shoreham. We had a big spacious room with a sea view, rooms were nice and clean and the staff were friendly. We paid for breakfast both mornings and this was well worth the money. We managed to secure a parking space at the hotel but spaces are very limited. We caught the bus right outside the hotel which took us to where we needed to be. Great hotel and we would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Visiting Family »

    A good hotel situated on the sea front, clean rooms, good food, very welcoming and friendly staff. We have stayed there several times and have as yet not been disappointed. The bar and restaurant are both used for lunch and dinner and should you wish to invite guests to join you for an evening meal this has not been a problem

    3
    « This hotel only rates average »

    Room too hot, noise from fan in bedroom all night. TV on wall was crooked-so dare not move in case it fell!!! Staff not welcoming and stood in reception entrance smoking!!! Bar food was ok. Can't work why all the reviews are 5 star, cos this is a middle if the road business hotel.

  • 4
    « Quite nice »

    We have stayed a couple of times, the rooms are good but the ones overlooking the seafront are better. Car parking is available but very limited. Service and food are good,in fact the food is very good.

    5
    « An Excellent Hotel »

    After being shocked at the expense of Hotels in Brighton plus that hardly any could offer off street parking I looked at Hove , just down the road.There I found and telephoned the Best Western, Princes Marine Hotel. The receptionist was helpful "Yes we have free parking at the Hotel on a first come basis. Yes they had a lift in the Hotel , yes I could have a room with a sea view and yes I could have a large room.So I booked. The Hotel is right on the sea front with unrestricted views of the sea (from front bedrooms). I easley found the Hotel and parked in their car.park. Booking in was quick and the welcome was friendly and helpful, also at the reception was a phone to book taxis if needed. I went to my room on the first floor. I have stayed in a good many Hotel bedrooms but this one was very very good and absolutely pristine. From carpet to ceiling everything was so clean, shiny and dust free it looked as if I was the first person to ever be there . The bed sheets ect. were equally as good . I'd rate it 12 out of 10. I noticed an extra door in the room which, I think, when unlocked went into the next room to make a family suite. On the ground floor there is a Dinning room and Bar. The Barman was friendly and it is also possible to have meals or snacks there but I opted for the restaurant for an evening meal . The Gentleman in charge there took me to a table .I noticed that he looked after all the diners, especially the elderly ones, very well in a friendly and helpful manner. . He was good, as was the food. On going to bed I did find there was noise from the lift (near my room) and from the plumbing I think . It delayed my sleep for a bit but when I did get to sleep I had a good sleep.Not waking until the morning. I will certainly go there again (and look forwards to it). To me the experience was very good and the best I have stayed in for a very long time.I thoroughly recommend it

    5
    « A Most Enjoyable Visit »

    Lovely hotel with plenty of space, all the halls have plenty of space, even the lift was huge! Check-in was simple and the staff were friendly and informative. The room itself consisted of a large spacious bedroom and bathroom. Our room (13) also had a great sea view through a large picture window. The decor was agreeable, quite modern with a flatscreen TV on the wall. Facilities include tea & coffee making facilities (lovely biscuits) and stationery. The bed was large and gave a comfortable night's sleep. The bathroom had a full sized bath with shower over. Hot water was plentiful and the controls were easy to use. A non-slip mat was provided for the bath and plenty of clean towels. Good quality soap, shower gel and shampoo were provided which was handy as I forgot to pack shampoo. The location of the hotel is good too, a 20-25 minute walk to the centre of Brighton but on a nice day this is welcomed as the Promenade from Hove to Brighton is wonderful. The Victorians used to travel down from London just to walk up and down it. One benefit of being a bit out of town is the parking is better - more available and cheaper. £1 an hour for on-street parking around the hotel and of course free if you can get one of the limited spaces in the hotel's own car park.

    5
    « Pleasurable visit »

    Fantastic hotel, brilliant sea view room. Spotlessly clean and lovely, helpful staff. Could not believe the amazing view from our room. The bar was nice and friendly and the food on offer from the specials menu was really tasty and good value

    5
    « Excellent Hotel, excellent service »

    I stay here weekly whilst working on a project in nearby Shoreham By Sea and have found the quality of the rooms to be excellent, the staff friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant to be of the highest standard. I will continue to stay here and can highly recommend the hotel

    5
    « excellent value for money »

    This hotel is a real find. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished and the bed is really comfortable. Breakfast is excellent and make sure that you book it at the same time as your room for the discounted price. The 700 bus into town stops outside the hotel but you can't use your Key card on this one. Other buses are just a short walk away. Room prices are real value for money just for being a little further out of town. I will definitely book here again

    5
    « Amazing hotel. »

    Just got back from our stay at this hotel. It was wonderful. Staff were so friendly and kind, gave us tips of where to go. Our family room overlooked the sea and was so comfy, it was very reasonable. My friends could not believe we got such a lovely room for the price. Parking was fine it is a little tight so if you drive a big car you may struggle but parking over the road is free at night. A real plus in Brighton. The breakfast was very tasty. Will definitely be visiting again :)

    5
    « Love this place »

    As above; stayed twice and it never fails to impress me. It's clean and bright. Got a room with a sea view this time and it's great. I stay away on business on a weekly basis and I always look forward to coming to Hove so that I can stay at the Princes Marine. The restaurant is great. Good selection of food on the menu. Only negative thing I have to say is that the middle pane of glass in my room is starting to condensate, so the view is obscured. Still 5 star rating from me as it's a very minor point (Room 2) Staff are helpful and friendly. Nice to see the same faces, which rare these days. Well done. Keep up the good work ?? I will be back. Highly recommend

    4
    « Weekend trip to Brighton »

    This was not my first choice as the hotels were extremely busy this particular weekend but I was not disappointed. The Hotel is 2 miles from the town centre along the Esplanade which is within walking distance if you fancy a long stroll. The reception is small but quick to check you in, there is a bar and restaurant as you walk in with internet facilities. We were given room 8 which overlooked the car park and was very well presented with all amenities such as widescreen TV, tea/coffee making, and free wi-fi. After a few hours in the room though we asked to be moved as we were right above the kitchen and all we could hear were the clanging of pots and dishes. We asked for a seaview and were given room 3 on the ist floor overlooking the sea. This was a family room with a huge double bed which was very comfortable. The Hotel is busy up to about 11pm then it goes quiet so a good nights sleep is guaranteed. Shut the window though as the traffic along the front is constant. The only gripe about this room was that we could hear the scraping of chairs on the hard floor in the restaurant below us which was not a problem in the evening but annoying first thing on a Sunday. When we checked out we mentioned this and they kindly waivered the extra £20 charge to move to a sea view room. We had breakfast across the road at Marroccos restaurant which was very good. we also had dinner there. The hotel is £12.95 for breakfast all in which I found a bit pricey. There is 24 hour room service as well To sum up, a very pleasant hotel with friendly staff, out of the way of the town right on the front. Avoid room 8 as its noisy from the kitchen, ask for a top floor room.

    4
    « Decent hotel with good food »

    Stayed here on business and had a lovely room on the top floor with a balcony and (just about) sea view. Service was excellent and food very good, although I was full of cold and didn't really appreciate it

  • 4
    « Jasper & Jens Brighton rock. »

    Booked for two nights and upgraded to a superior room. The hotel is ideally situated on the Hove sea front with excellent views. Access to the car park is to the left hand side of the hotel, via a narrow entrance, had to withdraw the wing mirrors to squeeze through, found a vacant place and left it there for our duration as spaces are at a premium. A swift check in and up to our room on the fifth and top floor, well pleased with our room, large spacious room, well furnished, king sized bed that proved to be so comfortable, balcony with fantastic views, the huge bathroom is contained in a wet room and all spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were really good, with a varied menu. The staff we met were all pleasant and informative. We had a lovely short stay and would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    5
    « Great staff! »

    We recently stayed here in a big group for the London to Brighton Off Road Bike Race. We needed a hotel that was close to the finish line, had parking, and could store a number of mountain bikes, and this place fitted the bill. The hotel is a little bit away from the centre of Brighton, nearer Hove, but it's in a good location directly across from the beach and within easy walking distance of some shops and pubs, although the hotel does have it's own restaurant and bar. The rooms were clean, big, and had all the amenities needed. We had a sea view room and it was lovely. There are drinks facilities, TV, WIFI, and the bed was big and comfy. I'd like to make a big point about how friendly and helpful the staff were. As mentioned we had a number of mountain bikes, and the staff let us use a locked room to store these safely, and they also let me park there from early morning the day of arrival, before I could actually check in, and also the following day they let me continue to park there, after we'd checked out, while we went into town to have a wander and get some lunch, basically saving us a lot of hassle and small fortune in parking charges - as anyone who knows Brighton knows, it is not the easiest or cheapest place to get parked! Nothing seemed too much trouble for them and everything was done with a smile. We will definitely be returning next year over the weekend of the ride, as we couldn't have chosen a more perfect stopover.

    4
    « Warm but lovely room »

    The location is just down the road from Hove beach. Nice clean room, decent bathroom. It was very warm when we were there, we didn't realise we could of asked for a fan. The barman was friendly and we had some lovely food there. Can't fault the place

    5
    « Excellent Hotel and Staff »

    Spotlessly clean hotel. ALL staff efficient, friendly and nothing too much trouble. Breakfast amazing & very promptly served - all freshly cooked, nothing sitting in trays. We did not eat other meals in hotel as visiting relatives. Car parking good - rather tight but manageable and free. Could not praise this hotel enough and we will definitely return. All staff deserve praise - they do a really good job which is appreciated. Also great location - we walked along the sea front to the pier, around The Lanes etc and managed to walk back !! Great hotel.

    4
    « Lovely view »

    This was a business trip so only stayed 1 night. Room was a little dated but well maintained and spotlessly clean. My room service was speedy and the meal of Battered Halloumi arrived very quick and was enormous The room was huge and could sleep 4, bed was comfy Couldn't get BBC1 on the tv until the morning, however WIFI allowed me to stream it live with a little buffering. Breakfast was beautiful and freshly cooked, great scrambled egg and nice Sausages. lots of variety available All staff very polite. The best view of the beach when I woke and the sun shone to Will definitely come back.

    4
    « A short break with elderly parents »

    Stayed at this hotel for four nights last week with my wife and elderly parents.only a short taxi ride from hove train station. Friendly reception staff and our room was clean and comfortable. We ate in the bar area three times over the four days we were there and the food was very good quality far exceeded our expectations.The breakfasts were also very good and a wide choice available. We didn't have a sea view but are available on request at a small extra charge. Good friendly hotel with good quality good and drink which I think was spot on.

    4
    « Great location »

    Great location if you are visiting Brighton and surrounding areas. Boardwalk is just out front and it's a half hour walk to Brighton. Take the bus back, stops right out front. Our room was large, very clean and provided an excellent view of the sea. No A/C but fans are available at the front desk. Staff very friendly and in our case very helpful providing info on getting to London. Thank you!

    5
    « Comfortable welcoming hotel »

    Stayed for two nights, rooms with sea view, large, clean and comfortable, bathroom clean and well equipped extra towels provided on request. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was good. No hesitation in recommending this hotel

    5
    « Last break of the year »

    This was our final trip to cricket of '16 season and the weather , the win and the excellent service at this hotel made for a perfect end to our summer. The only down side was the fact that it was so hot on return each evening and the windows don't open fully - H&S strikes again

    4
    « Nice place to stay »

    Stayed here on a Friday night for a wedding in Brighton on Saturday. The room was excellent, large, airy and clean. The breakfast was good and prompt. parking is tight but free and is at the back of the hotel. We decided to walk into Brighton as we feared that our parking space would be gone on our return (arrive early for the best chance of a space). What stops it being a five? The area could be better but, to be fair, that's not the hotel's fault.

  • 5
    « Excellent hotel »

    Lovely hotel and we were made to feel very comfortable and welcome as soon as we arrived. The rooms were clean and comfy, the staff were polite and very helpful. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Sunshine, smiles and seaside views »

    We visited in July expecting heat and sunshine and got rain and winds like a blustery April. Fortunately the hotel kept us feeling sunny during out stay with warm greetings from staff and magic tricks to entertain us from the concierge (how often is it they are sat reading a book etc?) The rooms were spotless, there was never a queue, the view was beautiful and the choice at breakfast was more than we expected. Above and beyond what we expected for our money.

    5
    « Relaxing Hotel »

    We stayed here after my wife had ridden the London to Brighton charities ride. From check-in to checkout the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room and hotel were very clean and a pleasure to stay in.

    1
    « A very unhappy birthday »

    Stayed here with my children and my best friend in two rooms, never again! There was a nasty smell that greeted us upon arrival. Although check in was at 2 there were bales and bags of towels strewn all over the landings and outside our room. We had requested dairy free options but there was nothing in the room and only offered soya milk at breakfast, no soya butter or yogurts at breakfast. Beds were awful as was the shower and there weren't enough towels. Manager was no where to be seen at check out and we were offered 20% off the bill (cost of breakfast) as the breakfast was inedible. Still ended up paying over the odds. I would of hoped for a significant reduction in price given the poor all round standards.

    4
    « A very well run hotel »

    I stayed at this hotel for four nights, bed only, a double bedroom with a sea view. Squeaky clean throughout, attentive front desk service, reliable elevator and desk top in the lobby. A fridge and ironing board and iron were provided upon request, all in all I was completely satisfied with the hotel and services within. A bus stop outside the front door for a short hop into the centre of Brighton, and a fifty meter walk to the sea. I would recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Very Nice Comfy Hotel »

    Stayed here with my 2 boys & mum, overnight. It is a really nice hotel, the room was lovely with 3 single beds & a double bed, with a large flat screen TV. Big wardrobe & a beautiful bathroom, we also had a sea view. I can't comment on the breakfast as we had to leave here early to catch the ferry, was disappointed that I couldn't have a refund on the breakfast as I had booked through booking.com, not sure what that had to do with it as I paid the hotel direct, that is my only reason I have given 4 stars, it would of been 5, other than that would highly recommend.

    1
    « Never again! »

    We stayed here for one night. The room was clean as was the bathroom however very badly designed. No where to put anything so had a feeling of where shall I put this and that - hopeless when one is travelling.

    5
    « Nice hotel friendly staff »

    We stayed here at the end of August. It's a pleasant hotel in Hove outside Brighton city centre. Our room was spacious and clean. There are not any ACs but we didn't feel any need. Great location just across the beach. Very friendly staff - at the reception restaurant and bar. Quick and efficient check in. Dodgy lift though. I was a little scared. It definitely needs changing. Thanks very much for a lovely time.

    4
    « Nice hotel new room and friendly staff »

    Stopped 3 nights last week 2 nights in room 49 and 51. These are the newest rooms in the hotel and are on the top floor and have a door which opens to the small terrace looking towards the beach huts and sea. Both rooms spotless comfy beds and modern furniture. Room 49 was smaller but had bath and shower . In this room the Internet signal was poor and if at the desk kept dropping off. Room 51 larger room and adapted for disabled access as had wet room. Both rooms had powerful showers. Staff professional and friendly. Parking is extremely limited at the hotel but you can park on the sea front in the evening time free of charge. I didn't eat at the hotel as there are several restaurants within walking distance. I would happily return to the hotel and would recommend the hotel Pay the extra and have a sea view room with a balcony

    5
    « Will definitely stay again »

    Very clean and modern. Staff friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Good facilities. Good location to access all parts of Brighton and Hove. Only downside was not enough parking spaces although on street parking is available.

  • 5
    « One night stay »

    Excellent room on the top floor with balcony,overlooking the beach and sea.Fab TV and in room facilities.Car parking is restricted but there is plenty of space on the sea front.Great location if visiting Brighton,you can walk there along the promanade! Great Breakfast served by Smiling attentive team Thank you

    4
    « Perfect for a weekend in Hove. »

    I stayed here with some friends recently, as part of a Hen group. This hotel is about a 10 minute cab ride outside of Brighton center, and was perfect for us. The staff are extremely obliging and pleasant. Rooms are a decent size with comfy beds, and the bathroom was spacious and very nicely decorated. It was very hot while we were there and so we were showering at different times during the day and there never seemed to be an issue with hot water. A fan was provided in the room, as was a hairdryer. There were plenty of toiletries, and no issue with getting extra tea bags when requested. There is a bar / restaurant downstairs, we had a drink there one of the evenings and it was lovely to sit and look across at the beach and the sea. We went for a walk along the promenade one evening and it was just lovely. So nice to be able to do stuff in Brighton, but escape the crowds too and get back to this lovely quiet hotel. We didn't have breakfast there so I can't comment on that. Very happy with our stay, and thanks again to all the staff. Especially Dave the night porter who entertained us with magic tricks!! Would definitely recommend if you want a quiet stay near Brighton. Also plenty of restaurants and cafés nearby within walking distance.

    5
    « A good location »

    Outside appearances aren't everything! inside this is a welcoming hotel and a short walk from the Brighton Doughnut (sorry BA). Comfortable with no complaints, ate out in the evening, breakfast great. Rooms at the back receive a lot less sun and would recommend, unless you want a sea view.

    4
    « A nice surprise! »

    I booked this fairly last minute so that we could spend time with family. What a pleasant surprise. A large, spacious room facing the back.slower over the bath might be awkward for some. Everything was clean & the bed super comfortable. We didn't use the bar or restaurant but they looked very inviting.. The car park entrance is narrow & hard to negotiate but we found a park right in the front which was better for our large hire car. Remember this is Brighton and even here, away from the entertainment strip of Brighton, there are party goers arriving back in the early hours. This wasn't too much of a problem & it was Pride weekend. We will definitely stay here again but maybe away from thrift!!

    4
    « Brilliant for a one night stay »

    Room was huge, clean and comfy perfect location really even if it meant us walking along the beach to get into Brighton but that didn't bother us... Defiantly recommend! Didn't have breakfast so can't tell you what that's like as I wasn't paying £10 each for breakfast if you walk about 5 minuets along the beach there's loads of cheaper and probably nicer places to have breakfast

    4
    « Work »

    Lovely friendly hotel breakfast was fab had a room that faced the sea tea and coffee making facilities in room always got a couple of packs of biscuits each day. Breakfast was superb with lots on offer. Was a nice stay for work as its not what you want to do be away from home but if I am I like nice friendly places and this suited that bill. Hotel was spotlessly clean

    4
    « Short break to Hove »

    What I like about Best Western Hotels is that they are independent and therefore have an interest in you as a paying customer. The positives for this hotel were: clean room and properly serviced each day; appropriately furnished; the hotel was not worn down and carpets were in good condition; staff were friendly; bed was good and managed to get a parking space. The negatives were: a sea view room means overlooking the main road, the green and then the sea. The reason I raise this is because the road does get busy around 7 in the morning and if your window is open, the traffic may well wake you. We were on the first floor above the restaurant/breakfast room which had tile flooring. The flooring meant that chairs or tables or some heels made a noise which could be heard in the room which could well wake you in the morning starting about 7am. If you sleep between 11pm and 7 the room was lovely and quiet, ideal if you are a business traveller. We didn't try the breakfast or evening meal because Hove has loads of cafe's, pubs, restaurants and shops on Church Street, a short walk away and many are also independent and are great. There is a bus stop right outside of the hotel that will take you into Brighton town centre or you can get one from Church Street.

    4
    « Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...........regardless »

    An ordinary building, lucky enough to be on the seafront, staffed by cheerful and polite souls. Breakfast is the highlight. Good food and courteous service. The hotel is not air conditioned and in the summer the building is exposed to the full strength of the day long sun. It gets very hot. Parking is tight both in numbers and the squeeze factor. Navigating the access requires advanced skills.On our visit the car park was full for most of the time.

    4
    « Amazing experience in a foreign land »

    Back in 2007, my first international trip and I landed in this COSY and Comfortable place. The bar has a piano which anyone can play if they know how to which really made my trip awesome. They accepted travellers cheques as well without ado. Hope it's still as good!

    5
    « small on outside but large in inside »

    Very impressive hotel and with matching staff All so clean, lovely homemade food, though not for the light eaters as portions are tremendously large , nice clean rooms and bar areas, everyone their is pleasant and professional Car park on site though first come first service as gets filled up quick

  • 2
    « Request any room but 9 !!! »

    From the front a nice place to stay looking right onto the beach in the quieter area of the sea front. We managed to get into the carpark at the back which was free to use always good as we stopped in a ncp in Brighton that was £5 per hr. If you cant get a space the on street parking is very cheap out on the front. Our room was pleasantly decorated with a large bathroom with bath. Our room looked out over the carpark at the back of the hotel this was actually a good thing as it was in the shade and much cooler than any rooms at the front. The good point for room 9 however stop their. Under the room is the office area and the kitchen. Durring the day after we checked in we unpacked and thought it was a bit loud from the kitchen but didn't think it would carry on. On our first night we had to ring reception after 11pm to complain about a personal walking up and down the tiled floor in heels ever few minuets. The receptionists response was " o yes that will be me in going home soon don't worry" well thanks for that and a small sorry would have been nice. In the morning at 6:08 I was woken up by the kitchen staff preparing for breakfast I did get back to sleep but kept being woken up by banging and general noise. The second night was no different with the clip clopping like billy goat gruff on the tiled floor below us till around 11.15pm. Woken again at 6:10 am by the kitchen start up. We decided to get up around 8 as it was just annoying both of us. Both of us decided to pack checkout and drive home as we were both more tired from poor sleep than before we came for a few days away. I would defiantly stay away from room 9 and 10 being next door and over the kitchen. We didn't bother to eat in the restaurant or bar so cant comment on them. When we checked out no one bothered to ask if we enjoyed our stay. would I stay again No and if you do book please ask not to have room 9 or 10. ps the shower curtain in room 9 is next to useless as a large pool of water collects in the corner of the floor no matter what you do with the curtain.

    3
    « Small Hot Room: No Air conditioning »

    Overall Average... Small Room: No Air conditioning. Pigeons on the balcony: very noisy. Overpriced Bar/room service wine list. This hotel is in Hove...so quite a walk to Brighton. Would I stay here again: No.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    Arrived late to find staff ready with our information and room clean. Staff were all friendly and very helpful. Breakfast very good with good selection. Only down side is the lack of parking if you arrive late!

    4
    « Excellent seafront hotel »

    Recently stayed at this hotel. We booked 2 rooms one of which was an executive room with terrace, although a small double the view was fabulous over the channel - for a special occasion really lovely for the price. We had a meal the first night and can highly recommend the lamb chops - superb. Breakfast which was included had a very good selection. The staff were really helpful, nothing was too much bother and they are always smiling

    3
    « Nice hotel shame about the amenities »

    This is a nice hotel. This was our third time.so no problems before. No lift is no joke when your room is on the fourth floor. It's no joke at any time. We were at the rear of the hotel and the wifi was at best intermittent

    5
    « Lovely hotel with views of the beach »

    Great hotel and very friendly and helpful staff. The room was great, very comfortable bed, spacious room and bathroom. Right next to the beach and a longish walk to Brighton Pier. There's a car park out back that fills up quickly but plenty of street parking otherwise. We enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « A very good stay »

    Courteous staff and a mostly good feel to the hotel. Although the lift was out of order, I was forewarned very politely so it was no problem. The room was clean and had a kettle & tea/coffee. Plenty of breakfast options, although I didn't partake.

    4
    « Right across from the Beach »

    Nice place across the road from Brighton beach. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean, tidy and nice rooms. Has a bar and restaurant. Good breakfast available. Located a bit away from main centre of Brighton. Lacked enough parking on site; first in, first served.

    4
    « One night stay »

    Reasonably priced for the area Clean and comfortable and friendly service Unfortunately the lift not working but at check in was offered help with bags Overall a pleasant stay and would use again when I'm the area Hotel is situated on seafront so a walk along the beach and to the pier is easy enough

    4
    « Good with one exception »

    We stayed at the hotel for three nights and were generally satisfied. The room was clean and well equipped with a newly renovated bathroom. We chose the hotel for the free onsite parking and did get one of the coveted spots. As reported the approach is very narrow and we were thankful for our economy sized rental. One negative however was the non functioning elevator, requiring us to walk up four flights with our luggage! I understand breakdowns occur and repair may not be immediate, but if you require a guest to climb four flights surely a free breakfast or some other concession is in order?

  • 2
    « very basic »

    i found a member of staff to be rude to me in the morning - which I didn't like at all. And the breakfast selection was a disappointed and it was not nice. I wouldn't book here again, I would prefer somewhere more modern with wifi that actually works.

    3
    « Comfortable Room »

    I stayed in a refurbished room on 5th Floor which was very good. I wanted to catch the morning ferry - opportunity for an early breakfast would have been good. Staff were helpful though and the location convenient for what I needed.

    4
    « Recommended »

    We always stay here when we are in sussex. The staff always go out of their way to help with any issues you may have, if you don`t let the staff know if something is wrong how can they fix it. It is right on the seafront with a bus stop right outside but its only a 20/30 mins walk along the promenade into the town centre. Car park is free but limited amount of space after 4pm with business people arriving, free parking on the street from 8pm till 9am and theres a carpark at the side of the leisure centre. You can pay a fortune for hotel rooms in this area and at the end of the day all rooms look the same when you are asleep.

    1
    « Shocking !!! »

    Let me say first we have stayed at this hotel many times before and never had any problems sadly not this time .... We booked a Saturday & Sunday night which cost £249 so not cheap the room was nice and clean our first problem was on Sunday we returned to our room around 5pm no housekeeping had been done so we had no clean towels .... However we got ready to go out on Sunday evening and my partner went to reception I stood back to let her explain to the lady .... She told her we had not had our room serviced we had no clean towels no loo paper no tea or coffee and dirty cups . The lady said she would sort it out but as soon as my partner turned around the receptionist pulled a strange face at her ! I don't know why this was done as my partner had not been rude or raised her voice . We went out and returned at around 1130 ish and no body had been near our room . We left it that night and spoke to a manageress in the morning . Off course by then we were checking out . As I said we have never experienced this service at this hotel before however it did spoil what was a lovely weekend .

    4
    « Princes Marine »

    Good hotel close to Brighton, but far enough away to be more relaxed. Excellent staff, especially the night man, Dave. Very helpful, and knows the area well. Rooms are average for this class of hotel. On the main Brighton to Worthing road, but traffic is not too heavy so noise level is ok.

    5
    « Can't think of anything bad to say »

    We arrived about half 12 in the afternoon which at this point there were only 2 cars in the car park. So we easily got parked. I would say it got full early afternoon as we could see the car park from our hotel window. The car park entrance is quite narrow, not sure how but 4x4s did get through. Luckily our room was ready so we got to check in early. The reception staff were very friendly, we spoke to 3 different staff members and all seemed helpful and welcoming. There is a massive lift which I think my nan would use even with her fear for them. We had a room on 2nd floor by the lift. I thought we might get some noise but actually we heard nothing from the hotel or the other rooms. In the morning when we were waiting for the lift we could hear every word of the conversation in the room next to us, yet we couldn't hear any of it in the room so the walls must be nice and thick and the doors leave all noise out. The beds are super comfy. The bathroom is nice and modern. All facilities you need are there. There's a big TV which was a nice surprise. Plug by one side of the bed. Chairs and a big wardrobe. The room was surprisingly large, it would have been ideal for a whole weekend. There was a towel rail in the bathroom which was a nice surprise. We walked to Brighton and back twice. The walk was about 30 minutes at a slow to steady pace. We did it once in the evening and in the afternoon and it was quiet both times along the main road. There was a free phone at reception to call taxi's, the taxi arrived in under 5 mins and cost 8 pound to get to the lanes. Breakfast was a nice surprise. They had a decent continental selection which you would expect from a B&B, with the option to choose a cooked breakfast. This was either full English, or eggs cooked in several different ways ie eggs benedict, omelette, scrambled. I had eggs florentine and they were perfectly cooked. All in all a excellent hotel for the money and I would stay again.

    4
    « A good choice away from the bustle of Brighton »

    We enjoyed our stay and were very happy with the top floor seaview and balcony. Large double bed and nice quality bedding lovely bathroom.The evening meal in the restaurant was excellent a great Belly of Pork dish with apple sauce root veg and Rosti. Just one thing to watch, breakfast was NOT included and for the price, compared to the Old Ship in Brighton for instance, this would be my only complaint.

    5
    « Don't be put off by the dated exterior »

    We booked this hotel fairly last min for a family celebration, check in staff were very helpful and announced we had the best room in the hotel. As a frequent traveler for business i took this with a grain of salt having been told the same on many occasions only to find the room was the size of a broom cupboard right next to the lift. On this occasion they were totally right ..double aspect windows with a great view of the sea a sofa to relax on and recently refurbished ..whats not to love!. Don't be put off by the dated exterior it hides a gem insde!

    4
    « Good for the price »

    This is a clean and comfortable hotel. The lack of air conditioning may mean that it gets a bit hot in better weather though, and the windows have safety devices fitted which prevents them from being opened very far. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The hotel is also right on the seafront so is in a good location. The free wireless is like most other free wireless, a poor experience, and I gave up in the end and used my phone signal instead. Apart from that it is a pleasant and reasonably priced hotel in a great location. I would certainly go back.

    5
    « Still amazed by the food »

    Every time I visit Hove on business I am amazed by the quality of food that is placed in front of me! This is beyond any expectations I first had when I decided to 'stay in' to eat. The service is great, the food arrives promptly and never disappoints. Always seafood specials on the board. I think I'll 'eat in' next time as well!

  • 5
    « Lovely room, great stay »

    The room was small but well decorated and very clean. We weren't bothered about the size because we were out and about. The staff were friendly and helpful. The car park was full when we arrived as it is quite small so i would recommend arriving early otherwise you have to find on street parking which can cost a fair bit. The location is fantastic for the beach and the price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone.

    3
    « Not for the business person »

    This was booked by my company for me while on business in Brighton City centre and it was not really suitable for my needs. It was approx. 2 miles from the City centre so taxi fare in and out of city, parking very limited at hotel and street parking is coin operated only, breakfast was pretty basic, the hotel rooms are in need of a facelift. The whole hotel had a old fashioned feel about it which some people may feel is seaside charm but not me on business. Had an evening meal which was OK. Rooms however not designed for people needing to work on laptops etc. Will not be staying here again while on business

    5
    « Best western Hove »

    Excellent hotel - service from lady at reception was exceptional. Hotel slightly dated, but excellent location. Breakfast satisfactory and served well. The only grip would be the price - a little expensive I thought for a solo traveller. However probably comparable to other hotels in this area. Would recommend.

    1
    « Appalling Customer service. »

    My partner( who is quite forthright) booked a room through booking.com . this was supposed to be a double. When we arrived the receptionist/front of house accused my partner of having made a mistake as the system showed her having booked a single room( with twin beds? ). The situation went from bad to worse as the receptionist ( Patricia B) continually pressed my partners buttons and seemed determined to escalate the problem rather than looking for a solution. We seemed to be charged a lot of money to resolve things and this was far in excess of what had been advertised. Patricia had less than zero customer skills . Her sole input was to wind us up ( and I'm a fairly relaxed dude) I had to use my management skills to partially defuse an awkward situation. In all it was very unpleasant experience. The receptionist clearly had severe issues/problems and probably needs to be locked in a cellar , as far away from customers as possible.

    5
    « Love this hotel! »

    Great hotel, great location and great service. Had an extremely pleasant stay at this hotel. A lovely location on Hove seafront away from the busier Brighton. Very impressed with room and the breakfast was delicious.

    4
    « Good hotel with parking »

    I booked this hotel as it is one of a very few in the Brighton area with parking. Although this is limited I knew I would be OK as I would arrive early (at lunchtime). I was given a very friendly and efficient welcome, and, indeed all the staff were most helpful and pleasant. The room was large and most comfortable. T V and wifi were fine. I didn't eat here so can't comment on the food. I come to Brighton quite often while visiting my daughter and will definitely use this hotel again.

    5
    « Gem on Hove seafront »

    This sea front hotel has everything on its doorstep without the litter, noise and impossible parking of Brighton. Uninterrupted sea views, Hove lawns across the road, regular buses to all the Brighton attractions or further afield along the coast. It has just had a major refurb adding several penthouse rooms with spectacular views. As it is a small hotel there is a small, tightknit staff who function as a friendly team. There are some long serving staff so not the staff turnover that make a hotel less personable. Phillip is in charge of the restaurant and is very obliging, a real asset. The housekeeping staff are efficient. It is the sort of hotel that is perfect if you are travelling alone as a woman. Not intimidating to eat alone in the bar. The restaurant seems under used yet the menu is diverse and the quality of the cuisine exceptional with very reasonable prices. The chef has been there for ten years. The rooms are comfortable, well proportioned,light and airy. The only improvement could be the addition of a mini fridge but that is because we stay for ten days at a time and it would be convenient. It has all the facilities of a chain hotel (Best Western) with the friendliness of a family hotel. We will be booking up for the Brighton Festival 2017.

    4
    « Great location »

    Stayed in one of the amazing sea view rooms on the fifth floor, not very spacious, but did the trick for one night! Great to have a small terrace and go out to overlook the beach but again not overly big, you can't sit out and even out there is no smoking so you can't enjoy sitting out with a drink and a cigarette after a night out or before going out! Great location for going out in Brighton, a very short taxi ride cost us £6-£7 each way!! Would definitely stay again for a night out in town, well worth the short taxi ride for the amount you save on the expensive hotels in central Brighton!

    4
    « Dave the magician night porter »

    We shall come back to the very clever magic tricks that greeted our late night return to the hotel but our short stsy was very comfortable in our executive room on 5th floor overlooking sea. Bed very comfortable, room tastefully decorated. Big plus was huge flat screen TV with HD channels. The only reason we didn't have breakfast was our eating Kaye with griends the night before and wanting to explore Brighton. Only caution is staying in Brighton during festival time is expensive due to rooms disappearing fast but we liked being a bit away from the hubbub and bustle of the city centre and we enjoyed our stay. The night porter entertained us on our return with a couple of clever magic tricks which rounded off our entertainment and we found all the staff very efficient and polite.

    4
    « Surprisingly spacious »

    The hotel looks small from the outside and the parking is minimal, even though we managed to find a spot. The rooms are a decent size and a king sized bed is a must for me and it was very comfortable. In addition the bathroom was very generous in size. SO from my point of view it was better than expected. There r were also good views from all angles in the hotel.

  • 2
    « Be aware breakfast not included »

    I booked this hotel under the impression that £69 for a double room for one night only to arrive and be told that breakfast was not actually included after all continental was an additional £9.95 personally was very annoyed as if I had known that I would have booked a B&b so be careful of the misleading information when booking . The room was nice and clean and comfortable but personally two sachets of caffeinated coffee and 4 little milk caps for two people overnight was pretty stingy so overall wax not that great .

    5
    « Perfect venue for family celebration »

    We had my husbands 70th birthday luncheon party In the function room yesterday We were delighted with the friendliness, efficiency and helpfullness of all the members. Of staff They couldn't have been more amenable with us setting up the room for the celebration The food ( a finger buffet )was really superb with great choice and presentation . Just a perfect day .

    4
    « GREAT PLACE TO STAY. We had a family reunion - 2nd one held at this hotel in four years. »

    Had a great time. Room with a sea view and full breakfast every day. Excellent food. The matre'd, "Phillip", took great care of us at our family dinner. Very accommodating, professional gentleman. We had meals at the hotel on many occasions during our two visits in 2012 and this year. Each evening there were various "specials" offered along with the standard menu.The Bar was intimate and service excellent. The reception ladies were very knowledgeable and accommodating.

    4
    « Pleasant Stay »

    Our room, overlooking the downs, was spacious and well appointed. The ensuite bathroom was also a good size. We found the staff efficient and helpful. The hotel is well situated and within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The Ginger Pig just around the corner is very pleasant for lunch. A stroll along the promenade was enjoyed. I would certainly recommend this hotel for a long or short break.

    3
    « Great staff - unexpected ongoings »

    We stayed here in July 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed Brighton. Upon arrival we parked up which is a massive plus and were greeted with some very attentive staff. Unfortunately the room wasn't quite upto scratch the bathroom floor was at an angle and you roll coins from one side to the other with ease. The rest of the room was quite dated and I must say, not much of a 4*

    1
    « Be Aware! »

    I booked this hotel for a getaway for my partner and myself, with no deposit to pay and turn up - stay - and pay... it cost me £244.00 for the two night stay which was acceptable for the clean and spacious room......What is not acceptable was without informing me on the first night of my stay they took £89.00 from my card account as a deposit which was not supposed to happen unless we never turned up! I have spoken with the carefree staff who informed me that they were sorry and that it would be put back in my account......six days later and it has not been returned. Now I am going to go to the police to try and get it returned.....my advice is be aware!

    4
    « Good choice for Brighton stay »

    The hotel is good value and a nice place to stay. The parking is tricky is you have a large vehicle as the space to drive into the carpark is so narrow. The rooms are good and if it works in your budget get a sea view room it is worth it. Opt to eat in the restaurant it is great value and top food. The waiter is so keen to make sure you are well looked after, it makes the meal an experience. Top marks to the team.

    3
    « Onsite parking! »

    The parking is a big plus as any regular visit to Brighton and Hove will know. Recently redecorated and smarter than it was, but this is a dated building which would be difficult to make into something special. It is very well situated right on the seafront within walking distance of Brighton itself.

    5
    « Princes Marine Hotel Hove »

    Good stay. Stayed at this hotel several years ago and it then was rundown and very disappointing. Not so on this occasion. The decoration and overall comfort was greatly improved. The staff were excellent and the place was generally very clean. Our only problem was that the pillows were a little uncomfortable. We would certainly chose this hotel again when we stay in Brighton or Hove.

    4
    « Friendly staff and good location »

    This was a return visit over the Brighton Marathon weekend and as rooms had all gone apart from the most expensive we were able to enjoy a sea view and balcony. The room was clean and comfortable (although I wish the mirror was placed so I could see my reflection in it when trying to do my hair, and the pillows were a bit too high for me). Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Phillip the waiter. There's a bus stop immediately outside the hotel with a frequent service so no need to take the car into Brighton. Parking is quite tight, take your smallest car! Delicious breakfast filled us up for the day. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • 4
    « Nice spot, comfy stay »

    I actually really liked staying here. Even though the weather was drizzly, the spot is pretty - right across from the beach and you can actually walk into Brighton - it's only about 25 minutes or so. Hove itself is a nice place and I was there for a weekend of training. I'd absolutely recommend this hotel - the staff are friendly, bar and food good, rooms a good size and very comfortable. It was a little noisy but nothing the establishment could do about it. All in all, enjoyable stay.

    5
    « Family friendly »

    We had a great two night stay here. The staff were all so lovely, especially the gent orchestrating breakfast, he remembered us the second morning and got a high chair already set up at the table! He talked to our daughter and was so kind and friendly. The hotel was clean and tidy and our family room was huge!! I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay! We will definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Lovely location, but not the best mannered staff »

    We recently stayed here for my mum's birthday, it's our second stay. The biggest downfall is you can hear every noise, I could even hear the chairs in the dining room being moved. It's in an excellent place for hove beach and a 10min walk into brighton. One last thing to complain about is my mum and I came with her guide dog granted she never worked him due to it being a rest for him as well as her, however she had his vet book and he had a guide dog flash on his lead. When we left the receptionist that was on was almost quizzing my mum on her dog which I didn't think was appropriate, she ruined the end of the holiday which up to that point was very enjoyable except for the noise. Also if you request disabled parking make sure you don't use the car for your stay there as when you get back it will be gone and then if you park next to the disabled bay you get asked to move your car, but saying that it seems to be if your face fits you get away with it as several people did during our stay!!

    4
    « Comfy like a motel »

    Just as described but kinda reminds me of a motel but without much parking (we didn't need a parking space but just letting drivers know). We booked a sea view room and that's what we got! Can't complain, just a few little things to note: shower is very slippery so use the non-slip mat provided. The reception area is a little bit dated. The great thing is that it's not too close to the heart of things so it was quiet and we slept so well. We got there really late (past midnight), but the guy at reception was super understanding and incredibly welcoming actually. Wish check out time was later than 11am but the sun was shining bright so wouldn't have wanted to keep our eyes closed anyway. It's such a great walk along the beach back to the pier, you really get to enjoy more of it when walking from this hotel.

    5
    « Best place to stay in Brighton »

    wonderful place! Superb, large room with excellent facilities. Bed very comfortable and shower / bathroom clean and plenty of towels and hot water. Very powerful shower. Breakfast the best! Plenty of choice and personal service. Nice touch with toast brought to the table - no 'do it yourself'. Extremely good staff - very helpful and friendly. Deserves more than 3 stars. Even the heating can be regulated. Would not stay anywhere else. Bus right outside the door takes you into the centre of town within 10 minutes. Home from home (or even better). thanks all

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    The room and the view were both amazing. Bed really comfortable. The bathroom was really clean and cozy. Really high standard of cleanliness. I would really reccomend this hotel. Only 15 minutes by bicycle from Brighton city center.

    3
    « Clean and functional »

    I came here off season for work & for its location I'd imagine it's pretty busy in holiday season because it's in a cracking location. It is though showing its age, but that said its actually okay. Rooms are nice and big and clean, the staff were nice. Ticks the boxes ??

    4
    « Not bad for overnight stay »

    Not bad Hotel considering it a 3 star. Neat and tidy friendly staff and breakfast was really good. Good value for money only draw back might be that it is a bit far from city center. Otherwise we really enjoyed our stay.

    2
    « So noisy!!! »

    Writing this review just after 5am which will give you an idea of the kind of sleep I have experienced here. Noise levels through paper thin walls, have spent the night hearing coughing, moving furniture, clunky lift, other folks toilet habits etc. Such a shame as the room is beautiful, as is the view. However if you can't sleep what is the point?? Just one really quick final point - restaurant menu says food starts at 6pm, and hotel info book says 6.30pm, so hotel could do with aligning these.

    4
    « Room good »

    We stayed there this weekend. Twin room for two friends, was comfortable but very hot over night. Beds are comfortable. Staff were friendly and welcoming. On Saturday night the lift broke and was still out of order the next morning. It is just one of those things but we were thankful we were only on the second floor. Continental Buffet breakfast was ok and had a selection of everything but limited compared to other places I have stayed. I would have liked to see a larger selection of fruit salads, and more pastries. The juice actually wasn't juice but a really poor orange juice drink so this was disappointing. We opted for the cooked option and I specifically asked if the poached eggs were fresh - they develop a skin when held in a water bath and reheated and I don't like it and would have chosen scrambled - I was told categorically that everything was cooked to order so really disappointed when the eggs arrived and clearly were "hot held". The waiter had an almost sarcastic air about him when I pointed this out and he just walked away. It wasn't worth spoiling the mood by taking it further so I remained quiet. Car parking is very limited and a tight squeeze but we did get a space. There is a bus stop right outside the doors and 700 bus goes into Brighton town very frequently. We walked in to town and it says two miles but didn't seem that far. Taxi's later that night were costing under £9.

  • 3
    « Ok but dreadful stench »

    We had read some of the previous reviews on this hotel. So we were a little bit nervous on what to expect. The room was spacious clean and fresh I think newly refurbished with a sea view so very happy. Downside was the awful stench on the landing outside our room made me physically wretch. Oh and the fact that as we checked out the receptionist didn't utter a word to us at all never mind ask if we enjoyed the stay !!

    4
    « Good service, good food, good room but very hot. »

    enjoyed our dinner and the breakfasts. Staff friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable but the first 24 hours was like being in a sauna. After the manager came up and showed us the heating control was on the adjacent wall and not on the radiator! - then with the windows open the room cooled down. Parking is available (very narrow entrance) which is better than many of the hotels further east. Would stay again.

    5
    « STILL GREAT PLACE TO STAY »

    Stayed last year, and came back again this year. Last year there was building work going on but that is all completed now and our seaview room had been completely refurbished and was all excellent and comfortable. We were a bit surprised our room was a fully fitted disabled room with a ramp into the shower, perhaps a bit dangerous for walking guests, if I were fitting a bathroom I would not put the only shelf over the toilet cistern, not that hygienic and in the way if you want to change the inside of the cistern, this shelf was not large enough and there was space to right of basin for some shelves. Room 18. but we had a lovely sea view and we were very comfortable. Most staff were excellent, good service polite and helpful, felt the barman could do with more training for his job. But good value, good food, good service and will stay again. My comments may seem a bit negative, but they are my thoughts and may help the owners to make a good hotel even better.

    5
    « Excellent service, food, room and facilities »

    Stayed here over a weekend in March 2016. The location is a little distance from the centre, however a walk on the sea front, or down the high street is an excellent route to the pier area. The hotel breakfast is excellent, well prepared and presented. Evening food is very good. The staff and the service can only be described as first class. Everyone was very attentive and gave the impression they genuinely wanted all the guests to have the best experience they can. Well done all at the hotel.

    5
    « Friendly, helpful and clean »

    From the moment i arrived i was met with friendly helpful staff, who were able to advise local buses into Brighton (just a few minutes walk away), or other nearby places. They had a car-park that had about 12 bays. The twin bedded room came with a proper kettle (instead of a machine that takes pods) with coffee, tea and chocolate to drink; plus a hairdryer There was not a fridge, but that was not a problem. The shower was lovely and hot, and the bathroom clean. Apparently i could have upgraded for £10. I was able to open a window a little bit, so i could breath properly instead of air-conditioning. A cooked breakfast was too daunting, but tea/coffee and toast for £3.95 was just what i needed. There usual jams were there, plus honey and my favourite, Marmite. If i was in the area i would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Home from Home but on the seafront »

    Pleasant Hotel and Staff, excellent kitchen, very clean rooms and public areas. One of the few hotels in Brighton / Hove especially on the seafront which has a private parking area. Location is superb, opposite beach and easy walk into town

    5
    « A nice hotel »

    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Princes Marine Hotel. Staff were lovely and helpful. It was very clean and comfortable and has parking which was a bonus. I used the bar and the restaurant, and both were of good quality. The location is great as you overlook the sea with a 2 minute walk till your on the beach.

    5
    « Fantastic weekend away. »

    I stayed at the Princes Marine last weekend with my mother. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a beautiful sea view room with all the amenities you would need on a holiday. We both were very impressed with the hotel and it's value for money. I would recommend to anyone looking to holiday in Brighton or in the near by area.

    4
    « Good location, decent value. »

    We stayed for two nights while working in Hove, and playing in Brighton. Hotel provides a good view of the ocean (with a large road between you and the sea), decent breakfast options, and a great location for work in the area and access to the bus. Wifi is free and strong. Receptionist was very helpful with directions.

    5
    « Great Western Princes Marine Hotel, Hove »

    Exterior of hotel does not do hotel justice. The exterior had put me off before but the interior is really lovely. Décor is relaxing with clean beige carpeting. Lovely sea view, quiet, good sound proofing. Most staff were helpful and friendly.. Very good value for money. Might be better to state online that car parking is limited although staying all day is not too expensive on road nearby. Handy for sea, Brighton and Hove. I felt really at home. Would stay again and recommend..

  • 4
    « good stay »

    we used this hotel for 7 nights while we was working in Brighton, we arrived at the hotel early and found out our room was ready we had room 12 which was at the back over looking the car park, to us not a problem as we only used hotel for sleeping after work,but you could upgrade to sea view room for a extra £10 twin bedroom was a good size two comfortable beds,and we had walk in shower tea/coffee making facilities ...room was clean daily with fresh towels etc. free wifi which was great, and what a top class breakfast in the morning great way to set yourself up for a days work and the staff in hotel always had smile and time for you,,like others have said the only problem is a small car park with very narrow entrance

    5
    « Lovely stylish hotel, great room, fantastic sea view »

    Stayed for the weekend 19th / 20th Feb, the sea views are fantastic, very good breakfast menu with meals cooked to order. Large room with modern stylish fittings, comfy beds, very low noise level in day & night and friendly helpful staff. We stayed in room 28 on the 3rd floor and I was impressed. Very clean cared for hotel, Brighton Pier is a 2 mile walk from the hotel so easy access. Dave the night porter does a good impression of William Wallace from Braveheart, ask him if you see him of an evening! Will be back in the summer for another stay for sure.. A+

    4
    « Great Location decent interior amazing view »

    Firstly we arrived and saw a lot of signs about the carpark, this is down a very narrow passage, difficult to manoeuvre around it (at least with my big car) but found a space. Went to check in and someone was in front of me talking about moving rooms, another person quickly asked if they could help, however my room was just being given away to the person moving, so I had to wait for them to find another seaview room even though the other person said they were off out so could be arranged later? Our room was on the same floor just round the corner and was clean and tidy, large and fairly well maintained (Most of the hotel could just use a freshen up really). Beautiful seaview and when we arrived the sun was even shining in. I do think the maids could leave the hallways a lot cleaner when they are doing their job as we came out to an almost full hallway and had to pick our way through the mess or clean and dirty stuff from rooms. Right by some shops, restaurants and pubs and of course the sea. So location is great only a couple of miles from Brighton centre as well. I would go back and if they did a little extra they would get that fifth star from my rating.

    5
    « Lovely Room »

    We enjoyed the facilities of Room 4, which was a sea view room on the first floor. The bed was a comfortable Queen Size, with a large bedroom, a beautiful view to the sea and a spacious bathroom. We slept well and had a excellent breakfast, which was a buffet followed by a cooked breakfast. Excellent value for money. Limited car parking and a tight squeeze but very useful

    5
    « SAME AGAIN Please »

    This is now our Hotel of choice when we visit Hove and would never consider anywhere else. It offers clean comfortable accommodation and the landward facing rooms are the best as you can sleep with the windows open and not have the traffic noise. The hotel car park is not the easiest to use but nearby on street parking is easy to find in a safe neighbourhood.

    4
    « Pleasant room with sea view »

    Stopped in July 2015 whilst on business in area. Managed to find a space in the small hotel car park. Was given a sea view upgrade as a diamond for life member. Room was large and clean and it did have a sea view. Staff were friendly and food was good. I would happily return

    4
    « Great views, great stay »

    We stayed at the marine hotel for one night February 2016, we have stay in Brighton many times but this was our first visit to this hotel, it certainly won't be our last. The food was top class, good portions and good prices. My room had a sea view was clean and perfect for my needs. A bus stop outside the hotel if you want to go into town although you can walk it in 20 minutes. The staff are excellent, well done best western I will be back

    4
    « Rude reception »

    On walking into reception to ask about the car parking I was met by two receptionists having a good old natter. I stood waiting for a few seconds for one of them to acknowledge me, when neither did I said excuse me I need to know where to park please, this was met by a quick point of the finger in the random direction of over the road. We parked came back in and the same lady who was obviously not listening as she gave us someone else's reservation to fill in. Room was lovely and very clean , thank you cleaning people. We mainly booked as it said free car park on booking page, should of said you might get free parking if you hang around all day and wait..

    5
    « Cheap and very nice Hotel »

    Stayed in Hove rather than in Brighton this visit. Great sea view room over looking the beach huts. Good walk into town through Hove meant we got to see and experience some fab cafes and bars in Hove and get exercise walking into Brighton. Cab in the evening was between £8-£9. Bys stop right outside hotel. Small car park at rear. Staff helpful and room kept beautifully clean with chairs and table by the window to enjoy the view. Didn't eat in hotel as wanted to explore area and find nice place es in Hove - of which there are loads. Would definitely consider it again.

    3
    « Nothing Special »

    We found this hotel to be extremely over priced. The décor was dated, the service was poor and we didn't love the atmosphere. We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and found the overall quality of the food to be very good. The restaurant service was great in the evening when the restaurant was empty, however the service went down hill in the morning when busy. Reception staff were generally quite rude and unhelpful. We notified them of a problem with our toilet continuously flushing of its own accord and nothing was done to rectify it.

  • 5
    « Two night stay »

    Absolutely delighted with hotel and service. Room clean and comfortable, breakfast served quickly hot and delicious. Easy free parking and nice walk or bus trip to brighton. Would recommend. Sea view room very comfortable bed and helpful staff.

    4
    « Cracking stay »

    Just had 4 nights here and I was lovely. The hotel itself is a tad dated, but our room was massive, quite modern and very clean. All the staff were lovely, especially Phil the breakfast waiter who nothing was too much trouble for. Breakfast is cooked to order and the selection is fantastic. The 700 bus stops right outside and a return into Brighton was a little over £3

    5
    « Clean, nice rooms, sea views and cheap! »

    Excellent clean double room with sea views at very competitive price. Booking and check in seamless. Does everything it says on the tin. Worth a stay if you are in the area. Carpet difficult to get into if you have a large car. Great walks along the sea front.

    4
    « Grumpy granddad »

    Had a birthday party here no complaints party held on the top floor room we hired was lovely looked out to sea.Hotel arranged a disco for us.We also booked a few rooms for guests to stay over night .Breakfast was brilliant

    2
    « Friends 50th birthday party »

    This hotel was ok at best the room was like a box the view was great, but the building shook in the wind and vibrated. They also put the TV in the wrong place which you could see as the holes where visible. The key cards didn't work very well. The two receptionists I spoke to where lovely and the cleaner lady who helped us the first morning we where there was lovely, but the lady who served us at breakfast was miserable needs to crack a smile. The cost for staying for three nights plus breakfast was far too much and to park our car was tight like an alley. I personally won't stay there again.

    5
    « Amazing!! staff, food great experience! »

    I can honestly say my experience here was amazing. we stayed for 6 nights and loved every minute. The food is out of the world, the view is amazing. only 10 mins walk not Brighton town and loved the fact we could get out of the centre to. Prime location. amazing beach, lovely to walk across, swimming complex for kids across the road and staff are so friendly! there was 16 of us who stayed here and every one of us are heading back soon! thanks guys amazing xxx

    2
    « Mates 50th Birthday stay »

    Princes Marine Hotel Hove Not happy that the cheeky hotel snatched £89 out of our bank account two days before we even arrived!. Out of order in my book!. Especially as we wanted to settle up with cash. Upon arrival we also discovered we had only booked room only and had to pay extra for breakfast another £45 for three days worth. Bad start ok up to the 5th floor in the lift room 49 the lookout actually they should have called it 24 and a half because its so narrow you have to climb the bed to get past it. It feels like half a room very small width wise. The view is actually very good of the sea anyways. It's a new room I'm guessing it has a modern feel but you can tell it's all been done on the cheap!. I liked the desk that was pretty cool, also the tv is large, shame they drilled the holes in the wrong place for the bracket to start with. The bathroom was clean and the shower very good. We went out for the evening and came back about 9pm. Still felt a little hungry so decided to try room service. I ordered a beef burger it came with chips and onion rings and salad. To be fair I've had a lot worse in my time the chips were not bad. The burger was thick & tasty but not cooked properly still a little pink in the middle. The burger bun toasted I didn't attempt because it was frozen bread. The salad had been hanging about all day and was a little brown. The onion rings although cooked from frozen I've tasted worse so not too bad. Very expensive at £12.95 and for bringing it to the room £3.95 like I say excessive for a burger. As we are on the 5th floor and just into February the wind noise is so loud maybe the double glazing needs another layer of glass. It's howling. Went out on our balcony and it didn't feel safe felt like the whole building was moving about. The weather has not improved the wind and rain is so noisy up here. Even the wind blew up the lift shaft most unnerving. The staff were all quiet friendly but not that knowledgeable though. I asked about tide times they didn't know. I asked about parking zones again they didn't know. I asked about restaurants and recommendations no idea. The blond lady cleaner was very polite and helpful she had been with the hotel for three months. The breakfast lady needed to crack a smile once in a while and not just go through the motions. The breakfasts could have been better. I've been in B&B's that had more choice. Instant coffee I wasn't keen on the sausages or the bacon. The fried eggs were good. The scrambled were passable and the poached were slightly undercooked. The bacon was undercooked the mushrooms were excellent. Catering baked beans very average. They could learn a lot from our continental friends in the breakfast department to be honest. The only thing that drew us to this hotel was the sea view and the balcony but in hindsight if I ever go back to this area I'm going to book a hotel further out. Also they have a total no smoking rule even on the balcony which is ridiculous. The bed although large was really really hard not totally uncomfortable but more than firm. I felt very inclosed in the room and not rested after our stay at all if I'm honest. So to sum up I've stayed in much better hotels on the continent. This one seems stuck in the 80's it would be very near the bottom of my hotel lists. A bit faulty towers lol. I would never holiday here we came down for a mates party. Expensive for what you get not very good value for your hard earned money.

    4
    « overnight stay. »

    We picked this hotel for its location to our nieces church wedding in hove. Access to the rear car park is narrow. We own a kia Sportage and managed to reach the rear car park only with our wing mirrors pulled in. Our room was clean and beds comfortable. There was some noise from internal water pipes. But as both my husband and I are heavy sleepers this wasn't always a proplem. Breakfast in the hotel was a good size. All staff were friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Superb weekend break »

    Most welcoming and accommodating hotel, great location, great view. Easy access into Brighton with bus stops right outside. Good quality, locally sourced food. Only downside it's just a little bit pricey.

    3
    « Comfy bed, clean room, friendly staff »

    A very comfortable stay. Bathroom lovely and clean, could control the heating from inside the room (great!), tea & coffee facilities with biscuits. Breakfast nice but pricey. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 5
    « Great hotel lovely views »

    Although it doesn't look great from the outside the hotel itself is lovely. Spacious rooms and very comfortable beds. Sea views from the bedroom window it was a lovely place to stay for the night. Lift needs updating and the chair in the room but overall great. Breakfast was very good quality and such a range of choice too!

    3
    « Great view, great room, shame about the food »

    We stayed for two nights in January, but the hotel seemed pretty busy judging from the available car parking spaces. Our room was well maintained, clean and very spacious with a huge double bed and a single. The room was warm - important in January! And we had a sea view, which was nice. We were opposite the lift, but not bothered at all by noise. The only let down was the quality of the food. We had arranged for friends to meet us there for a late lunch, not realising that the kitchen closed at 2.30 pm. (This information was not available on the website.) We ordered lunch at 2.15 and it arrived promptly. Unfortunately the two burgers we had were inedible. The bun was as hard as the wooden table, while the beefburger and bacon were not much better. The chips were fine. In fact, we could only eat the chips. Our vegetarian friends fared a little better, although their only option from the range of sandwiches was cheese and onion. We did not complain at that time as we were with friends and in a hurry to eat and get off to the theatre. In any case, we had been told quite emphatically that the kitchen was closing. We had intended eating dinner there (when we checked in this was being 'sold' to us quite heavily), but did not want to risk another inedible meal. We did complain the following morning, and the cost of the burgers was deducted, without any argument, from our bill. If this hotel can sort out their kitchen problems, we would have no hesitation in staying there again.

    4
    « Ear plugs might be needed »

    Firstly the positives which are a lot. Great position , wonderful room with bath and large comfy bed.staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast good and choice of bar or restaurant menu also useful. Parking not really an issue, if you do not manage to squeeze onto the car park there is amply cheap parking within 100yds. But the lift is so noisy! The room I was in 34- when the lift started it sounded like a jack hammer going off,then a sledge hammer when it stopped at a floor. I slept well but only between the last use of the lift at night and first use in the morning. So awake later and then awake earlier than I would like to have been. Everything else is excellent and really good value for money

    5
    « Away from the Stags and Hens! »

    We were a little bit wary, as from the outside it is not pretty. The downstairs areas are a bit clinical, especially the bar. It is not a place to sit and relax with an after dinner drink. The restaurant was very good and the food was varied and beautifully cooked. The staff were very friendly and worked hard. The room was large, newly refurbished and very clean the bathroom likewise. Our only grumble was it was over the kitchens and we could hear the kitchen noise late night and early morning. Having said that we slept well in very comfortable bed. Definitely go there again, well enough away from the stag and Hen hotels of Brighton. There was also some parking at the back which was first come first served, but we managed to park all three nights.

    4
    « One night in this comfortable budget hotel »

    The car park is tight, I bet it fills up in summer, but no problem on a Monday in winter. Fast check-in and up to my room, sadly at the back, no sea view. Soon became apparent that the radiator wasn't going to work; I was moved without delay to a warmer room 4 floors up (still at the back sadly!) Nice decor, new bathroom, WiFi good, bed very comfortable, quiet at night but I could hear the lift operating, 1 room away. Shower a bit feeble, shame as it was top quality kit, let down by low pressure. Hot at least. Breakfast included a real continental choice (cheeses and salami) as well as traditional, and poached eggs. All with friendly service.

    5
    « It just gets better! »

    I have been staying here for years, always a joy - this time in a new 5th floor room (no 52) . How cosy it was, everything I needed, plus an even more fab sea view! Breakfast very tasty , nice to have fish. Thank you!

    5
    « Brilliant »

    From the moment I entered until the moment I left I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Reception staff were great and the Breakfast staff couldn't do enough for me. I didn't want to leave and will be coming back again to stay very soon.

    4
    « comfortable »

    stayed here for 2 nights with my daughter. comfortable clean room. plenty of space , bed comfy. breakfast was very good. the staff were very welcoming & helpful. only down side was the window in the room needed updating as it was draughty & a little noisy. I would use this hotel again

    4
    « Recommended »

    We have stopped here many times and have never had any issues. The improvements they have made look great, new rooms, new bathrooms, room fittings ect ect all very pleasing. Room rates are very reasonable through the winter time and always a bonus is the free parking. Being right on the seafront is great too, bus stop right outside, takes you into town or great to stroll along the promenade, handy for local shops. The staff always put themselves out to help if you need anything or have any problems. We did not have breakfasts this time but when we do have them they are very filling and not short on choices. Would recommend to anyone.

    4
    « Very good »

    Great location on the sea front, limited free parking but it's very cheap just opposite if you don't get a space. Very polite staff and very clean and tidy. Free wifi with good strength throughout. Highlight of Best Western is always the food and Princess Marine doesn't disappoint.

  • 4
    « Difficult to fault »

    Stayed here for a couple of nights and had a wonderful room in the new development on the 5th floor. The room was extremely well fitted out to 4*+ standard.The staff are very efficient and friendly. Difficult to find faults.

    5
    « Excellent over night stay! »

    My partner and I stayed here recently. We were in one of the new rooms on the top floor with a balcony, offering some stunning views of Hove seafront and beyond. It was a rather dull and windy day, but it didn't spoil the view. The room itself was very spacious, stylish, clean and comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was immaculate. We found the staff to be very welcoming and attentive- my Mother, who is disabled, and also a guest at the hotel- was very happy with the service and felt very cared for. Breakfast was really nice, and there was a good selection of cooked and buffet options. Again, the waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Other members of our family have stayed there over the years, and have equally enjoyed the experience. I would happy recommend this lovely, family run hotel to anyone planning on visiting Brighton and Hove

    4
    « An ok hotel »

    We stayed here for 1 night in late December 2015. We arrived pre check in time but our room was ready and check in was quick and efficient. The car park is a bit of a squeeze but it is well laid out with more room than I anticipated. Our room was very nice (room 33), very spacious and tidy and clean as a pin. Wifi was quick and free. The bar area is pleasant but the drinks were a bit pricey- also the bitter was too cold - minor criticism really. Breakfast was ok - pleasantly and speedily served. Check out was efficient and speedy. I recommend this hotel for a short stay.

    5
    « Great, will return for sure. »

    The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Breakfast could be quite late and was nice. Very happy with double room, sea view. It was spacious and very comfortable bed. Used room service, decent risotto. Love Hove but getting into Brighton is 20 min fast walk, or just enjoy leisurely walk along beach to Pier /shops etc. This is where I'll stay for future trips. Claire

    4
    « Don't be put off »

    Stayed here overnight and when we checked in we didn't expect much. Reception area really needs a refurb - it's stuck in a time warp with old wooden doors which have vision panels. Check in was quick and efficient but the staff member was very business like, not exactly friendly or welcoming. Room was perfect - spacious, clean and warm. Breakfast was lovely. Staff friendly and efficient. Food was plentiful and nicely cooked and presented. Will happily stay again but investment front of house is overdue.

    4
    « night in Brighton »

    The staff were very friendly , the room was lovely and had sea views , we didnt have breakfast because we though £12.00 each for it was far too expensive so we went into Brighton for breakfast.The hotel is more into hove than Brighton but we had a lovely walk along the seafront to Brighton Town and there was lots going on along the way.

    3
    « Short Stay »

    Check in ok. Room 17 was a fair size and overlooked the sea. The room was clean, but the net curtain was dirty with marks. The bed was rather soft and not good for a bad back. Breakfast table was small once you had the tea, coffee, milk, toast, jams, butter etc., there was no room for the cooked breakfast or to move. I didn't like the cooked sausage and the plate size was small so it was overcrowded with food. Very limited parking so we had to pay to park across the road. Upon leaving due to very poor weather we wanted to load our bags in at the pick up/drop off point outside the main entrance, but we couldn't because someone had left their car there all night and it was still blocking the entrance in the morning at 10.20am.

    5
    « Can't wait to return »

    From the moment we stepped through the door the staff were so helpful and welcoming. We arrived Saturday November 28th the room wasn't ready left our case and went to the football. On return found we had been allocated a room on the top floor which was the Starlight room . The name was on the door and the room lived up to its billing. A very spacious room with settie ensuite a comfortable double bed a big screen TV on the wall and coffee tea making.The whole room was immaculate. A sea view was offered from the side window.On the night we went out to the Lanes and for a curry. Separate review. On returning late we were welcome back by the night porter David who entained us with magic tricks.When we said goodnight he said if we need anything just ring.This hotel ment it all the staff seemed to have one aim and that was to make your stay as pleasant special and as they could.They succeeded on all accounts Thank you. The cooked breakfast we had the next day was delicious.

    4
    « November 2015 »

    Very Helpful Staff, room excellent very comfortable, breakfast choice extremely good. Location ideal for trips into Brighton centre only 2 miles away, with frequent buses only a five minute walk away Recommended

    5
    « chill break »

    Fab hotel for access to Brighton for shopping and eating. Able to park up the car and forget it, Good bar and food on site. Bus service to Brighton & Marina. brilliant shops, only need someone to carry all the bags.

  • 4
    « Perfect location! »

    Stayed here for a couple of days on a long weekend away. Very friendly staff, free parking and a huge room with a sea view! The hotel is what I would describe as a 'hot' hotel and even with the radiators off we were still sweltering in our room and required the windows open - which presented a challenge in the driving rain and howling rain! Nevertheless, this hotel was clean, comfortable and we were well fed. Bus stops directly outside with regular (10 minute) buses into Brighton town centre or, off in the orther direction to Worthing and beyond! Alternatively, the walk to Brighton pier is about a 30 minute stroll. Good value and just what you need if you just want somewhere simple, clean and comfortable to use as a base. We will stay here again! PS; could do with mugs in the room instead of very small tea cups in order to get a decent quantity of tea or coffe down you first thing in the morning!

    5
    « One night stay »

    Really pleasant stay for one night, very spacious room for price charged - it was excellent value for money. Food was excellent and all staff were friendly and helpful. Great location right on the seafront.

    4
    « Fantastic room and view »

    Lovely room great sea view - newly refurbished. Fab breakfast with both continental breakfast buffet and various cooked breakfast options. Location was perfect, a pleasant 30 minute stroll along the promenade into Brighton. Also checked in early as room was available. There were a few car park spaces available when we arrived just after 1pm last Saturday , hotel perhaps a bit quieter now at this time of year.

    5
    « Great visit again! »

    We have stayed at the Princes Marine several times and always return when we are visiting our son. We have just spent 5 nights there in late October. The rooms on the front are spacious and well equipped with comfortable beds. The sea views are lovely, especially in Autumn and Spring when the sea is rough. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is always good with plenty of choice. The cooked breakfast is good quality and freshly prepared to order. We had room service one evening and drinks and food were efficiently delivered to our room ands they were of good quality. We have observed that the hotel has been undertaking a gradual refurbishment programme over recent years which is improving the overall quality of the stay. We will be returning.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Stayed here with 3 other girls for a night out, great hotel and friendly staff. Stayed in a family room that all 4 of us fitted in 1 kingsize and 2 singles, also had a seating area.Room was massive, modern and very clean. Beds very comfortable. Just a short taxi ride to the pubs and club and cost just £8. 24 hour room service perfect when you you arrive back after a few drinks. Can't fault this hotel at all and would 100% stay again. Thank you for a memorable stay.

    5
    « Friendly, homely hotel »

    We had a room overlooking the sea, clean with a lovely view. The restaurant served a fixed menu but changed daily evening choices. The food was very good and beautifully presented.All the staff were professional, helpful, polite.

    4
    « Upgraded comfort »

    Having stayed here in the past we welcomed the changes made to upgrade the hotel. The rooms were more modern in decor and the addition of penthouse suites makes it an even more attractive destination. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and we were impressed with the Italian chef's cooking: portions were enormous which made us feel guilty leaving some. We shall certainly stay here again on our vists to Hove and Brighton.

    5
    « Wonderful staff at reception! »

    I can't speak highly enough of the receptionists , especially Chris and Lisa - who were very helpful and happy to answer any questions i had about local amenities. They made me feel right at home and were extremely efficient.

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    Recently refurbished to a very good standard. The rooms are well equipped and are a good size. The staff were consistently very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. We were very impressed with the choice of breakfasts which were beautifully cooked and presented in the pleasant restaurant. The hotel faces the sea and gives a very quick access to the beach and the wide promenade. The hotel is about a 30 minute walk to Brighton. A frequent bus service stops right outside the hotel and will take you to Brighton and most of the other nearby resorts. We very much enjoyed our stay and will definitely visit again. Recommended.

    4
    « Princes Marine - nice hotel »

    I use this hotel when on business and find the hotel nice and inviting, the decor is ok but could do with updating but saying that it doesn't affect my stay, The bar and restaurant looks nice but I have never used them as I usually eat out. There are plenty of places to eat nearby (Turkish / Indian / etc) within a 5 minute walk or you can go down in to Brighton for a wider choice. The parking is FREE which is a luxury in Brighton (compared to £20 at the Hilton if you stay overnight). I would recomment this hotel over the Hilton or Jurys.

  • 3
    « Lovely sea view, if you like road noise »

    Lack of parking out back, hotel was under refurb when I stayed, bed bases left in corridor overnight, and as this is an emergency escape route this was a clear breach of regulations putting everyone at risk. Should have known better!. Breakfast was poor and very expensive for the quality of food served and choices available. Cheaper to walk up the road to a cafe for a full English. Check out was delayed due to one receptionist being tied up on the phone. As this is a busy time maybe more staff required

    5
    « Dave is a legend »

    Dave is the most hospitable and attentive gent I have met a genuinely nice guy with strong customer service skills and an ability to engage with customers from all backgrounds. I feel he should be recognised for his dedicated service to his role and that my last stay at the hotel due to a job change should reflect in the consistent level of service I have experienced. Thank you Dave for everything and many thanks a credit to your company. Mark

    3
    « A disappointment - despite endeavours of the staff »

    We have stayed at his hotel previously (2 years ago) and returned because of its convenient location. Sadly this time our experience was very disappointing. Whilst the hotel boasts of its "under construction" new rooms (an extra floor is being added) one can only presume all the spend is committed to that; meanwhile the rest of the hotel is suffering from underinvestment. During our stay the lights on our floor frequently went out ; the lift was out of action for 8 hours ; the mattress on our bed was so saggy I slept the night on the floor: and the building work left my car filthy dirty. In contrast to that criticism I must praise the staff. The "night porter" is hospitality and warmth personified. The lady on daytime reception was charming. And with just one exception (you know who you are unsmiling lady) the wait staff were keen to please. I am disappointed to therefore say I don't see us returning.

    4
    « 'comfortable' »

    good position on the seafront,easy walk to the 'the lanes' and town. very comfortable room, fresh and clean, very soft mattress though, could do with more towels .staff were brilliant and food really good .hope to return soon.

    5
    « Happy days »

    Hi, recently stayed in rm 38 on the 2nd October to 4th October 2015. Thank you to all the staff who made us welcome especially Phillip at breakfast. We had a wow room with a wonderful view. The food was fab and staff could not do enough for us. Thank you again and we will be back xx

    2
    « room too hot and noisy »

    room was too hot, no thermostat that i could see to adjust the room temperature so had to open the windows this then caused noise from the main road and people walking by late at night, also on first night after we checked in we went out for a drink and a meal on returning to our room we noticed that the self closing door had not shut properly leaving our room unlocked

    5
    « Great atmosphere and staff and location »

    The architecture and rooms were very standard but the location on the sea front was great. The staff were helpful from the start helping me park and giving me directions. The breakfast was terrific and huge. The highlight was Glaswegian guy who works at nights- he was legend! He fixed me a sandwich at 2am the first night and showed me magic tricks the second night! He could not have been more charming and helpful.

    5
    « Always good »

    Have stayed here for over 25 years. Always good. Always clean and comfortable. Nice staff. Good location. Will always stay here when I have a stop over in Brighton. There is nothing to NOT like about this place!!

 

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·From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN Princes Marine Hotel is situated on the main sea-front road in Hove. Approximately two miles from central Brighton.