A little stay in Brighton!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Recently, my boyfriend and I visited Brighton for a short break away. Upon deciding we wanted to visit I began trawling the internet for hotels and found that I was incredibly spoilt for choice. 

One of our requirements was a hotel with a car park, located onsite as we didn't want to pay extortionate amounts for parking and have to walk miles (ok, slight exaggeration) but still! It was also essential at the time that the car was near, should we need to travel home quickly. I was toying between two hotels based on the car park requirement and the availability for our required dates, but, I eventually decided on The Holiday Inn, Brighton Seafront

After searching various reviews online, the Holiday Inn really stood out as a central, friendly place to stay with great reviews. The hotel had recently undergone a full refurbishment and it looked great. It may not be the first hotel that pops into your head when you are looking for a hotel but I can highly recommend it. It was the perfect base for a place to stay whilst exploring the city. 



Upon arrival, we were met at reception by a very friendly man named Victor who informed us that our room wasn't ready yet but we were welcome to leave our bags if we wanted to leave the hotel and come back later. We decided to pop into the Starbucks within the hotel and warm up with a hot chocolate, and again we were met by another fantastic member of staff who couldn't do enough for us. I found during my time at the hotel the staff just couldn't do enough to help, they were always on hand for assistance. This is something that I find to be extremely important, I have stayed in 5* hotels before and found the service to be atrocious. 

Room:

We had an executive room with a large balcony and a gorgeous sea view! The room itself was extremely spacious, perfect for a messy girl like me! It was complete with a lounge area, desk space, large bathroom and of course a king-sized bed. I think additional touches really make hotel visits extra special and our room had added extras that we loved. 


Facilities: 

Although there wasn't a swimming pool or a gym, there were other facilities that we made use of. We had a dinner reservation for 6pm at the newly opened, cocktail and burger bar, Stock Burger Co. located within the hotel. We overindulged, as expected, with the biggest portion of nachos to start! Followed by burgers and cocktails, the perfect combination if I'm honest! The prices were reasonable for the food and service provided. My boyfriend and I, thoroughly enjoyed our meal and certainly would return in the future. So if burgers and beer are your thing then you have found the right place! I would also advise booking a table as it was rather busy during our stay! 

Breakfast was buffet style, something that I am not always the biggest fan of! The hotel offered a wide variety though and there was plenty of food to fill us up for the day ahead! The standard full English breakfast was on offer - something my boyfriend took full advantage of! Alongside an array of yogurt, fruit and continental style breakfast items - including pastries and preserves. 


You really do get great value for money based on the price you pay. I do have to say that the Brighton Seafront is definitely one of the best Holiday Inn's I have visited, and I couldn't actually fault anything based on my visit. I hope this has been useful if you are considering visiting Brighton! 

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x 


* Please note, this is not in any way a sponsored post. 

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