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Best Western Princes Marine Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was lovely and clean and our room on the 5th floor was nice but a bit tight around the bed and no sea view which was sad as it was a special occasion . However the room was clean and the staff couldn't do enough for us , friendly , helpful fab well done . Down side as a chef the cooked breakfasts where not good . The sad thing was they had lovely ingredients . The continental was lovely , but the cooked was prepped and cooked early and not to order . The eggs Benedictine was stone cold , the pouched eggs and ready mad sauce cold and English muffins . The egg and bacon cold and bacon over cooked . And it was such a shame as they had wonderful free range eggs and maple bacon . Never mind it didn't spoil out stay thank you guys xx

We stayed for one night. The impeccable bedroom was well-furnished with a proper dressing-table, good lighting, lots of wardrobe room, and an excellent bathroom. The breakfast menu was one of the most extensive we've come across. For instance, apart from the usual full English offering, there were kippers, a variety of egg-based dishes such as scrambled with smoked salmon, omelettes, eggs Benedict and Royale. Really rather surprising in a mid-range hotel. And perfectly presented too. Not a great deal of parking space at the hotel, but there's a large car park only 50 yards or so away across the road. It's is free between 6pm and 9am - ideal for an overnight stay. There were lots of spaces.

We have stayed at the hotel a number of times when visiting family nearby and have always enjoyed the experience. All the rooms we have stayed in have been of a good size and occasionally when we can treat ourselves to a more expensive room, those on the front provide great sea views. The greatest asset of the hotel is the staff. From Reception to restaurant, bar and night porter. They are all very welcoming and enhance the stay. The rooms are clean, the food is good and although there is some parking on site, there is plenty of parking nearby. Its a great location for getting into Brighton

Stayed here for two nights over the bank holiday weekend. The hotel is well situated, just opposite the Brighton and Hove Promenade. Lovely stroll from here to the Pier/Brighton Centre which is about 45minutes in total. Buses available frequently. The price we paid was not as competitive as usual for a Best Western but I understand the rates are higher on weekends. We had a Seaview executive room on the 5th floor. The room itself was quaint and had a small balcony. The room was not very spacious but well maintained and well equipped. The issue we had was the heat! It was uncomfortably hot in the room and no air conditioning. You cannot open the window due to the noise from the main road and although a fan is provided, it is again really noisy. That, coupled with the fact the pillows and mattress were awful, did not make for a good night's sleep. Seriously, the pillows felt like bricks! Parking the car was challenging. Although I'm grateful parking is provided, it is limited and a very tight squeeze! People were blocking each other in and it was mayhem at ons point. Breakfast was very reasonable. Buffet continental and cooked items can be ordered from an extensive menu. Overall, it was a pleasant stay but the lack of sleep was not ideal.

Stayed here several times now and it's always clean, tidy and comfortable. The food in the restaurant is good with friendly service. Probably the best asset in the hotel is the night porter (Cornish). Nothing is to much trouble. If you need an early sausage sandwich before the normal breakfast service starts it's not a problem. Served with a smile and a pot of tea at 6.20 am. One of life's characters.

From the get go the service was warm friendly the room was booked via Booking.com and we were given a back room. That was fine but we payed $10 and opted for a sea view upgrade Whilst it was on the front it was very quiet. AND we could open the windows (bonus for fresh air) Excellent The room itself was clean comfortable bed and excellent shower (that is all we need) The restaurant was unbelievable Apart from great views over the ocean the food was extremely good It quickly became obvious an entrée serve was more than enough and delicious to boot. The breakfast was very good too with choice of lots of fruit cheese cold meats fresh croissants Good start to the day. If there was anything negative it would be the access to the rear car park. We had a hire car and the drive through to the back was far too narrow and the parking limited. We ended up parking under the verandah by the front door which was OK with them

Excellent hotel, everyone was happy, room was good, food was very good, drinks were a little expensive but then you are basically in Brighton, would recommend to anyone.The parking is probably the only issue, but you can park for £5. Per day if you don't use the car.

Stayed for the august bank holiday and had a lovely stay the room we had was recently refurbished basic but had all you needed and the shower was powerful and hot ,stayed room only so could not comment on breakfast , across the road from the beach and about 10 mins from the centre taxi fare about eight pounds each way but there is also a bus stop outside the hotel , free parking but not many spaces do first come first served and it's very small the entrance next to the hotel is very narrow and not for the faint hearted ! Overall a good value hotel with friendly staff had a sandwich the first day we arrived and it was lovely would stay here again

I've stayed at this hotel twice before as it's near to family when I've visited Brighton, however, it's not a great hotel - just an ok one. The hotel is about a 45 minute walk from the centre of Brighton, but it's location on the seafront is nice for a stroll. We were fortunate enough to get a parking space in front of the hotel (which is free), but were blocked in by other guests/staff on a few occasions which we had to mention to the front desk. It would be better if they restricted cars parking in front of the hotel where there aren't designated spaces. There were 3 of us sharing a family room (1 single and 1 double), which was spacious enough for a brief stay. With more luggage in the room it would have become a bit of a squeeze. We had a sea view room, which even on a gloomy day was pleasant. However, during the night the room became unbearably hot (the weather wasn't at all hot when we stayed). Opening the windows meant enduring the noise from the busy road below so in the end we had to settle for one or the other. There was a fan in the room but this was also noisy to have on at night. We had breakfast during our one night stay. The breakfast didn't open until 8am, which in my opinion is a little late even for a Saturday. There was plenty of choice of fruit, yogurt, pastries, meats, cheeses and cereals. They brought toast and hot drinks to the table, as well as the option of a cooked breakfast (including pancakes/scrambled eggs etc).

Booked for one night on a Saturday. The price hike for weekend is an absolute liberty, nearly double the price at £180 night! For that price, I would expect something exceptional. This hotel is NOT exceptional. It is tired, the room I had was tired. There is no a/c and because of the road noise it was not possible to have the window open. The desk fan provided helped. The parking round the back requires a very narrow car to get to and is very limited. The staff on duty were very friendly BEST Western? Hmmmmmm..... I understand that during Gay Pride Week the week previously, that the local prices were hiked considerably, how fair is that? There should be a law against this sort of profiteering.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Sea View

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Terrace, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 743 reviews