Hotel du Vin and Bistro, Brighton
Reviews - Hotel du Vin and Bistro
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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What a treat....from A TripAdvisor Member
Nothing too much troublefrom BunnyJack
Lived up to all expectationsfrom flump05
The hotel has a lovely feel, a fabulously relaxing bar (with an extremely high ceiling), along with a library should you bore of your company! The staff were attentive, efficient and accommodating. It is a clean, contemporary hotel with a comfortable, 'please lounge around' feel to it. The bed huge, the linen crisp and cosy, the bathroom large and the mini-bar stocked so well.
It's wise to book the bistro at the time of booking a room (in particular for Sunday lunch - we couldn't get a table) as it is so popular. The food is outstanding. The check out time of 12 is ideal too.
Slight niggles: We had a choice of only the standard double room, I would recommend going for a deluxe (there's more space). I would also request that the room doesn't face the street, the noise from the bars and clubs at 2/3am can be loud (as one would expect - this isn't the hotels' fault) but the bottle bank noise at 8am each morning is rather irritating too.
Overall a wonderful hotel that lives up to my expectations of the chain and perfectly located for the seafront and the lanes of Brighton.
Okay, but overhypedfrom Jamma
The bath was a bath. So what? What was impressive about this? roll top? whoppee doo. There was no towel rail and nowhere to hang a robe etc. The mosaic tiled floor was dirty with brown marks. I thought it was just marked but it wiped off. I don't want to think about it. This certainly wasn't the sort of bathroom that people who stay at H du V rave about.
It would be wrong and unfair for me to say that it was awful because it wasn't. However, it wasn't the sort of standard you would expect for a) the price, b) how the chain promotes it's accomodation or c) for a "superior room"
The bar. Though residents, we could not sit and there wasn't even anywhere to stand at the bar and lean. Okay, it was a Saturday night and not a problem, but then we saw people arriving from the street who had reserved tables in the bar. What does a hotel that charges £165 a night rack rate think it is doing reserving tables to non-residents when residents can't even sit down themselves. Pure greed if you ask me.
The restaurant. The food was good. Not bad, not excellent, but again, when a bill arrives for £110 for two courses and a glass of wine each, it's a bit over the top.
I researched hotels in Brighton as we wanted a change to Hotel du Vin. We couldn't find any competition and I think this is what is going wrong. Even the apparently 5 star Grand round the corner can't give the 4 star H du V a run for it's money so it's hardly surprising that this hotel receives such mixed reviews when it should be consistently rated high. In a nutshell, I'm sure you're trip there will be fine, but you won't feel like you've had good value for your money. In fact you'll feel slightly ripped off.
Disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Loved it - August 2004from coughcandy123
The room was very swish with Egyptian Cotton Bedding and the bed was so big and comfy.
Our room had air con and a dvd player and stereo in, along with a large tv. They had a film and music library which is free to hire out what you fancy !!!
The bathroom was 2 levelled. On the ground part was the loo and a stylish sink and then you walked up the steps to a free standing bath and a seperate shower - big enough for two :)
Comfy white dressing gowns are also provided and large towels.
All in all this hotel was stylish and worth every penny.
Rooms Great, Staff Great and a swish place to stay.
Its on a side street a stones throw from the sea and Brighton Pier - close enough to everything.
They take your car away for you and park it in their limited parking lot so do book a space early - but its then delivered back to you when you require it.
Fantastic hol and would return !!!!
FANTASTIC!from A TripAdvisor Member
Overall we enjoyed a lovely weekend at a fantastic hotel, nothing was too much trouble and the atmosphere was very relaxed and informal, can't wait to return!
absolutely Terriblefrom Vixen
Delightful Hotel Du Vinfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Checking out the following morning was effortless and we could leave our cars in the car park until 1pm to have time to have a wander around.
Fabulous hotel and staff and I can't wait to return !!!
Top Local Tips for Brighton
Browns This is a great bar and restaurant that is not too posh and delivers consistently good food and a realaxed atmospehere. Eaten there many times and never been disappointed.
Over rated hotels Having stayed at many hotels in Brighton, avoid the large 4*/5* hotels on the seafront. They are overpriced and the level of service is poor. You are much better off, staying at a good quality privately run hotel where the staff care whether you come back or not.
Bill's Drop in to Bill's on North Road, its a produce shop that serves breakfast lunch and early dinners and they make the most amazing cakes.
Other names for Hotel du Vin and Bistro
- hotel du vin brighton
- du vin hotel
- du vin brighton
- Address: Ship Street - Brighton - England - BN1 1AD - United Kingdom
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