Umi Brighton Hotel
Reviews - Umi Brighton Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
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loved it . Reasonable price with great stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Dreadful, waste of moneyfrom luofei
The rooms are unbelievably small - I've been to Tokyo and know what small is believe me - these are much more cramped and quite grubby too. There was a kettle in our room and an old telly, but that was the extent of the 'facilities'. Our (dirty) window view was of a noisy bar next door.
Utterly disappointing and the 4* award is a joke.
Stay here if you are desperate only.
The main problem with our room was the noise, there is 24 hour music piped into the reception and cafe bar and this could be heard all night in our room. There's also a large banner on the front of the building which is noisy in the wind and the floor boards in the room above ours were very loud during the night. In summary, we slept very little and were disappointed with our experience. I stay in 3 and 4 star hotels regularly and would suggest this hotel is not deserving of its 4 star status.
Good cheap clean funfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is clean, tidy, and spacious. The room we were given was of an ample size, with space left over for two armchairs and a coffee table by the window area, affording superb views of the coast. The staff were also helpful, friendly and provided an enthusiastic and cheerful service.
I confess that I do not stay in four star hotels very often, as they are normally way outside my budget, but this establishment was certainly better than most of the three star rated hotels I've used. The breakfast on offer in the morning was particularly impressive, offering some of the best morning food I've had in any establishment (beating even rated hotels in France) in a very polished, modern dining area.
The only criticism I would make is that some of the sea view rooms are not double-glazed. Brighton seafront is notoriously noisy and often the sound of party goers, clubbers and drinkers runs all through the night. I would therefore advise anyone booking to check that their sea-view room is double glazed if they're not planning to stay out all night themselves - or failing that, ensure they pack ear plugs.
Besides this quibble, though, I would argue that this hotel is of a good quality, and I would certainly return there again, especially at their competitive rates.
Have they forgotten we come here to sleep?from IsabelleParisFrance
But when I went into the room I remembered that in Britain stars are more a matter of hairdryer and tee-making than of real comfort!!
Room looks OK, bathroom smaller than in most 2*, television older than my granny's, and so-called satellite channels are only Sky Sports!(and only 2 out of 4 are actually working)
The worst of all was the bed, we had to battle with the springs beneath the sad and thin blanket (are quilts that expensive?)We were happy when the sunshine pushed us out of it!
The breakfast was fortunately there to help us recover from the bad night. Only the breakfast is 4*, the rest is not more than 2!!
Please Mr Manager, remember that customers come here to sleep!
beware of this hotel the staff dont have a clue on managementfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Barefoot in the Belgravefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Started to look around and realised that the place hadn't been cleaned properly for some considerable time. There was dirt and detritus in the nooks and crannies in both bedrooms together with visible dirt on the surfaces.
I find it surprising that the hotel website describes the place as "recenty re-furbished" when I was told that it was done at least six years ago. The web site also boasts that it has recently been awarded four stars??
This place is a disgrace. I am told that the owner is Mr Khan. If so Mr Khan, stop taking all that money under false pretences and hire a cleaner!
Beware of the danish pastries!from A TripAdvisor Member
On arrival I found the staff to be very unfriendly and the reception very uninviting. As we carried on through the hotel I was hoping things would get better, but they didn't. As we walked into the room I could not believe I had paid £130 for this plain 2 star looking hotel. Then after requesting a non-smoking room when booking we ended up with a smoking room and after asking twice at reception they finally changed us but we ended up with an even worse room. The room was tiny and the bathroom, I don't even think you could call it that, more like spare space they shoved the bathroom into, and to make things even worse our view was a guy hanging out from the window across the lane smoking a cigarette.
Breakfast-If it is rubber eggs your after well there is no shortage of them in this hotel, and hair in your food, you've got it, after thinking at least a danish pastry would be okay to eat I saw huge hair hanging on one and realised it was time to checkout of my nightmare, walk to the beach and get some decent breakfast. What a weekend!
Twice Bittenfrom Springlewongle
Staff seemed to think it weird that we required two key cards, yet with them operating the lights if one person wishes to leave the room there are problems - managed to convince them to issue a second ne. Breakfast was better second time, perhaps our complaints had had effect. Strange that they did not provide a pot of tea just a single cup - I like a second cup in the morning!
For £80 it would have been OK but at well over £100 plus loads extra for a sea view, it is too dear.
Positives - generally friendly staff, good location - Brighton is great for shopping, eating and walking. As the Gay Capital of England it is a liberal and welcoming city and we heartily recommend a visit - just choose another hotel, use Tripadvisor
Poorly maintained, but some good viewsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
But all was not bad: the kids liked their room. On the corner of the building, it had a magnificent view down Brighton beach to Hove. It was more spacious with a small table. The furniture in this room has yew veneer (rather unusual). And best of all, THEIR TV had Sky, and WWF Smackdown.....
The Christmas Lunch was surprisingly good: they had clearly made an effort: though the restaurant itself is not particularly well furnished. Breakfasts were good. They gave us a reduction for the room mix-up.
I would say that this hotel is Definitely NOT a four-star hotel (I see it's only rated 3 star on this site). I've been to 3 star hotels with better service, better furnishings and a much better atmosphere. Avoid, unless you are desperate for a sea-view.
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Other names for Umi Brighton Hotel
- umi hotel brighton
- brighton umi hotel
- belgrave hotel brighton
- Address: 64 Kings Road - Brighton - England - BN1 1NA - United Kingdom
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