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“Good but not excellent, would still stay again” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malmaison Brighton

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Malmaison Brighton
Ranked #13 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
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kent
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good but not excellent, would still stay again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

We stayed here for a Bank Holiday getaway, and chose it for the location - slightly out of town so we could get parked and sleep at night!

The hotel is above the shops and restaurants of the Marina, so there's no on-site parking (you use level 6 of the multi-storey next door, and walk across a walkway to get to the hotel) and I would imagine in summer with windows open it could be quite noisy. We liked where it was, though, as it gave the break a different side to it, looking at the boats and wandering round the marina was as interesting as the main town.

However, we thought it was very nice. The reception areas and staff were lovely, and the restaurant served a great breakfast - although they were understaffed and panicky on the Sunday, which meant waiting for a long time, despite numerous tables being available but just not cleared. The bar area is nice and big, though being served was quite odd - you ordered at the bar and then the drinks were brought over. Surely it would be better offering either a full table service, or just a good old-fashioned bar service? The barman was very good at dealing with an unruly hen party who were annoying everyone - he really put them nicely in their place, explaining that they didn't actually own the place and that everyone else had a right to enjoy the hotel as well..... well done him!! He also made a mean cocktail!

The rooms get a mixed review from me. They are stylish and warm, and the bed was comfy, but it was very small and only had limited hanging space (you really wouldn't want to be there for more than 2 days). The bathroom had a great shower and free toiletries, but the hairdryer in the room had the shortest lead known to man, which made it impossible to dry your hair in front of a mirror!

Finally, the cleaning/housekeeping was rubbish: our bins were left un-emptied and the cups/glasses unwashed, which we thought was very poor.

All in all? A good hotel just lacking that little bit more effort, and it probably needs a small spruce-up, but we would still stay there again.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a delux, which looked out onto the boats & got full 'sunshine'
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Have just returned from our first trip to Brighton. Stayed two nights in the Seattle and loved it. Our room overlooked the marina, so it was nice waking up to the lovely views. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. The shower was great too. Breakfast was lovely and the staff on reception and throughout the hotel polite and very friendly. We had a couple of drinks in the bar in the evening and found it to be beautifully designed with comfy sofas and chairs, a real relaxing area. We loved where the Seattle is situated as there are a good selection of restaurants to choose from on doorstep. We chose to walk into the centre of Brighton, where there is so much to see and do. Wish we'd stayed longer. Will definately return again as we loved Brighton and the seattle so much. Thank you for making our weekend so enjoyable!

Room Tip: Book a room with a marina view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Great service excellent breakfast and beautiful views especially from the seaview side

Room Tip: Seaview rooms best
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We normally stay in one of the larger hotels on the main Brighton sea front. We decided we wanted a change and thought we would give the marina a try. We weren't dissappointed. The Seattle is a modern boutique hotel overlooking the marina. Rooms very airey and bright, staff all really helpful. The food was superb and the best cooked breakfast we have ever had - really fresh and a good selection. The marina village is really nice too, cinema and restaurants and the Cafe Rouge very close to the hotel is superb. So nice not to have all the traffic noise of the main Brighton sea front. If you like to walk its a lovely walk up to the pier but if you don't like walking you can get the mini train. Free parking in the multistorey close by. We were running late on check out day and told not to worry and were given an extra hour.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

The bed was uncomfortable, the room was cramped with no wardrobe or storage space. There was hair on the bathroom floor. Had to make a request for a portable Air conditioner which meant the window had to be left open for the hose. Very nice breakfast though.

Room Tip: Request a room with a permanent air conditioner
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Malmaison Brighton

Property: Malmaison Brighton
Address: Waterfront, Brighton BN2 5WA, England (Formerly Hotel Seattle)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
#9 Family Hotel in Brighton
#10 Business Hotel in Brighton
#11 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
Price range (per night): $141 - $342
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Brighton 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Malmaison Brighton, a contemporary hotel with a big personality on Brighton Marina waterfront. Uniquely located to offer the best views of Brighton Marina. Close enough to make the best of Brighton's vibrant life but also somewhere where you can enjoy a more relaxed environment with great hospitality, fresh & local produce menus & something a little more unique. Seattle is a hotel to explore, sit back and enjoy the day in the lounge, as the boats come and go, or perhaps it will be the retro pop art that will attract you or relax on our terrace and enjoy the buzz of our restaurant during the evening. Our team are a big part of what makes the Seattle experience so unique. You'll find them friendly, welcoming and never shy to help. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Seattle Hotel Brighton
Brighton Hotel Seattle
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