Lansdowne Place Hotel

, Hove, United Kingdom
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Lansdowne Place Hotel

, Hove
3 star

Rooms: 71

Lansdowne Place - Hove - England - BN3 1HQ - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01273736266
432 Traveller

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Glitz but no quality or class

from A TripAdvisor Member
After our stay here, we agree with the review that stated "fur coat, no knickers".

This hotel lacks the class it aspires to. Marketing itself as a Boutique, this property lacks the basic amenities within the rooms - such as shaver points and robes. Outside the rooms, there are wires hanging out of walls and paint on the furniture. Clearly, this lack of attention to detail sets it outside the boutique catergory.

The food is not high standard. Having dined in all four corners of the world, the food was an attempt at high cuisine at best. We left most of ours which in our opinion was over-priced. There was a lack of clients overall but notably within the restaurant.

We wouldn't visit this property again. It still has a "Coaching" feel about it, aspiring to grander things and failing. Not our style at all.

Worth it if you get a good deal!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was very nervous about staying at this hotel after reading some of the reviews on here. It really was a pleasant surprise. Admittedly it did lack some finishing touches and the double room that we had was very small (we would not have been happy if we payed the full room rate!) Our TV was also not working (apparently some builders had cut through the wires?!) Overall though it was nicely done. We also had a meal in the restaurant which was fantastic - we couldn't fault it. Definitely worth £25 for 3 courses.

Fur coat no knickers

from A TripAdvisor Member
Its the new boutique hotel that claims to be the place to stay in brighton.

We stayed 2 nights there, and it was so nearly really nice, but just felt like they had run out of money with 10% still to go.

Our room was nice - a big, king sized room. But all the trimmings were not good - bad toiletries, no paper, slightly surley staff, lots of people with little gripes as they left but precious few aplologies.

all in all a perfectly OK hotel but we did leave feeling a bit let down. Once the spa is open it might be better but at the moment I'd say there's better value to be had in the area.

Cannot understand the negative reviews!

from A TripAdvisor Member
After booking this hotel for a romantic weekend with my other half, I read some of the reviews on this site and became rather nervous as to the number of negative reviews that perhaps I had booked the wrong place. But, after just having spent a wonderful weekend there, I can't say I agree with some of the more negative comments above. OK, there might be a splash of paint on the door, but that's not enough to ruin a whole weekend!

While the decor may not be to everyone's taste, it certainly makes a difference from the usual travel-tavern standard fare you would usually get at a 4-star hotel and was very sumptious and contemporary. The staff were extremely helpful and were kind enough to upgrade us to a Queen suite after we mentioned that it was the first time we had been away together in 2 years! Room was huge and very clean, only grumble is that there were no bathrobes, but were assured that they were on order!

Room service and food in general is costly, but then you would expect it from a hotel of this standard. Bar was very stylish and laid back, again staff were very friendly and accomodating.

Location may be a problem for some, but the walk is pleasant enough (even in November!) but at least you know you're well out of the way of the stags and hens roaming around!

All in all, had a brilliant time!

PROS: Free upgrade, friendly staff, gorgeous room, quiet location.
CONS: No fluffy bathrobes.

five out of ten

from colinbar
Stayed here at short notice for one night over a weekend. Got a deal on the rate through laterooms. Only after I had booked it did I think to check it out on tripadvisor. Having read the reviews, wasn't expecting much. Got there very late and left very early, so can't comment on the food or the atmosphere in the reception areas (bar, etc). On the rooms...
Yes, there seems to be a fundamental flaw with the size of the rooms - they are too narrow, meaning that even though they are a reasonable size, they feel small. My bathroom was immaculate - very smart and spotless. It's clear that this place has been renovated on a budget, and that although they've done their best there is still a lot of detail (my window was in a terrible state) that they need to attend to. The location means that you're never really going to get a proper sea view from any of the rooms. Also, the parking is a nightmare, something to think about if you're in a car. Conclusion - okay if you get a good deal on the room rate, but if you want that special weekend then there are going to be better places.

Disgusted in so many ways!

from A TripAdvisor Member
It is amazing how photographers can make a room appear so tasteful. When I arrived I was disgusted to see stained carpet in the main reception, half hearted paint work, cheap/hard furniture obviously more for looking at than sitting on!!
The staff were unfriendly and gave the impression that they were bored. It took along time for them to establish that I was actually already booked in.
My room on first glance seemed lovely, but deeper inspection led me to see some kind of 'mess' left on the toilet seat, hair in the plug hole and what I hope was make up on my sheets.
Against my better judgement I decided to eat dinner there and found the staff to be untrained and incredibly rude. They simply resented having to serve me my meal. Which was warmish! I would have preferred a roll from the local deli, at least it would have been fresh and tasty.
As for the bar area it was empty and lacking in any atmosphere. A hen party arrived for a drink and were advised to leave, so the only atmosphere that would have been was shipped off to a better hotel no doubt!
I regret spending my money on this hotel instead of hotel du vin or Blanch house. I have stayed in these Brighton hotels before and found them to be remarkable in every way.
Lets hope people see sense and do not throw away their money at the Lansdowne place in Hove.

Oh dear!

from GillKent
This hotel can't deliver what it promises. It looks good until you find that the room is so small that you have to shuffle sideways round the bottom of the bed to reach the other side; that despite opening the windows wide, it's sub-tropical and that the only decent lighting is at the door. The bathroom looks nice but the shower has insufficient water pressure, there's nowhere to put toiletries and no hook on the door. However, there is something much worse wrong with this hotel. My now brother-in-law arranged for gifts to be placed in the rooms of the two mums of the bridal party. He took the gifts to reception, the room numbers were allocated and he was assured the presents would be there for the arrival of the guests. That was the last he saw of them. When the mums arrived, the gifts weren't there. Management confirmed they were placed in the rooms but cannot explain what happened to them. Hopefully the situation will be resolved when the bride and groom return from honeymoon.

Pros and Cons

from caro103
Stayed for three nights at short notice ( and consequently was able to secure a "Queen" room for £99 per night)

Pros: Public areas, and our room, were beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean.
Quiet location (on our visit)and a stones throw from the beach.
Good restaurant Costing about £80 for two people.(three courses and wine)

Cons: Strictly speaking the hotel is in Hove and therefore about a mile from the Pavilion, Lanes, Pier etc. But having said that, if one is not averse to a stroll, the route to town either along the beach promenade or, commencing at the north end of Lansdowne Place, the main shopping street is an interesting one.
Very little information either in the room or at reception regarding either the hotel or the area.
The advertising promises Satellite T.V. but in reality this appeared to be (apart from the 5 terrestial channels) Sky news and a music channel!
The bathroom though smart and clean was, I'm afraid, a case of style over substance. The only shelf was small and anything placed on the sink fell off, the shower was difficult to use unless stood in the bath, not a position one wants to be in when adjusting the water temperature.
When making a booking I enquired about car parking and was told that there was a car park at the hotel but if this was full when we arrived there was street parking available. At no time was the hotel parking charge of £15 per 24 hours mentioned or the fact that the street parking was limited to 4 hours at any one time. (in fairness the parking charge was waived upon leaving )
There was also a problem when checking in regarding the fact that we only had a debit card rather than a credit card. This was deemed to be no guarantee of payment upon leaving.We therefore were obliged to pay for the 3 nights on checking in.Whereas one can perhaps understand the reasoning behind this again no mention was made when booking by telephone and giving my Debit card number.
In conclusion: Perhaps this review gives a more downbeat impression than intended as we did enjoy our stay, we may even return but would certainly look at the alternatives.
Oh yes, the beds were very comfortable and we loved Brighton.

Great hotel if you can get a good deal

from A TripAdvisor Member
On arrival we were a bit apprehensive due to all the scaffolding and all the renovation work going on. However this did not affect our stay at all.

The room was really nice, the bed very comfortable and linen was changed every day. The bathroom was a good size, very clean and modern, with a bath and a shower. The only criticism we had was that there was no air conditioning, we were there during a very hot week and the room get very hot even with the windows open.

The staff were very friendly and the hotel is located very close to the beach and only 20mins walk to the centre of town and the pier, there are also many shops at the top of the road.

We got a very cheap deal on laterooms, however I think that the full price for a room is a bit pricey especially as you don't have air con.

Unfinished but getting there

from GamblingMan
On arriving at the Lansdowne, you are likely to be impressed by the lobby which matches the boutique image that the hotel is promoting. Nicely done, sumptuous but not overdone and the bar area to the left is similarly attractive. Parking is not immediately apparent and we were directed around the side of the hotel to an underground parking area which is too small. We had booked a standard double room but were shocked to find a room so small that you could not walk around the base of the bed to get to the other side!! Bathroom door didn't shut (nor did the sash window because the runners had been painted) and no shower curtain. On the basis that we are both over 2 foot tall, we asked to be moved. We requested a King room (for which we would gladly pay the extra for) and the friendly receptionist offered to have our luggage moved while we were out. On our return, we were given the key to a King room with no luggage in it. Good job really as there was no clothes rail in the wardrobe, just a pile of hangers on the floor. Also, paint all over the wardrobe door and exposed insulation around the plug sockets. One complaint later, man arrives with new key and directs us to another room and our luggage. Another complaint as the room is a Queen, but can't by now be bothered to move.
I could go on, but overall the staff handled the situation with professionalism but what is not acceptable is the situation that they find themselves in. This hotel has obviously been invested heavily into by the owners but has been opened in a big hurry - it is not finished. I'm not sure how the acoustics work in a Grade II building of this type but noise seems to reverberate throughout. Good food, however, is a redeeming feature and give this hotel another year and a review on room sizes and it could be a winner.

Top Local Tips for Hove

Parking The seafront has ample parking which is freen between 6pm and 9am which is a minutes walk away. Just remember though to get up in time to feed the meter.

Try not to bring your car into town! Parking and navigating are difficult in Brighton (less so in Hove). And why bring a car into a compact town with lots of taxis, anyway? Put on your walking shoes and get more organised!

Don't drive. Take your bike on the train. Take your bike on the train and cycle along the prom. It's totally flat and parking your car in Brighton can be an expensive nightmare!


Other names for Lansdowne Place Hotel

  • lansdowne place
  • brighton park inn
  • Address: Lansdowne Place - Hove - England - BN3 1HQ - United Kingdom
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