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Royal Albion Hotel - Brighton

3 star Hotel Brighton

35 Old Steine - Brighton

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 50.24
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The Royal Albion Hotel, built in 1826, offers a warm and friendly environment directly opposite Brighton Pier.

The Jennys restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Brighton hotel also offers a 4-square meter conference/meeting room, complimentary wireless Internet access, banqueting facilities, business services and wedding services.

Disabled-accessible facilities and guestrooms are available. Pets are welcome (surcharge).
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.5 Fair
Based on 40 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The young receptionist was very helpful and polite.

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Facilities at Royal Albion Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per stay (maximum GBP 25 per stay)
  • Pet deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Renovation and closures

Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Royal Albion Hotel is also known as

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Royal Albion Hotel Brighton

5.9

Clean

7.9

Location

5.7

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

6.1

Service

Royal Albion Hotel reviews

2.0
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First impressions hotel tired and run down. Reception not welcoming. Some of the staff were disinterested. Room signage inaccurate. First room in basement very small in which bed only just fitted. Situated opposite a wedding disco. Pictures on wall of pornographic nature one of which was a woman mastebating the impression was of a room that could be hired by the hour. Room changed without question leading one to believe this room is always offered first to everyone. Second room bigger. Carpet stained, furniture threadbare bathroom falling to pieces, no plug for the sink, windows seized and mouldy, ribbons of peeling paint hanging off the building outside the window. Toilet was loose and cover to ciston damaged and not fitted securely . Overflow cover fell off into bath. Unfortunately we did not have time to look for an alternative hotel as we were due to meet with someone only 30 minutes after we checked in. Cannot believe it is described as a Premier hotel. We would never return or recommend this hotel. The price is outrageous for what they offer.

1.1
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Complete pane of glass missing from window, freezing bedroom!!!!!

2.4
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the first room no 421 was dirty and we had the kitchen extractors outside our window the noise was unbearable, the second room no 168 was quieter but very dark as it was situated under the steps to the main entrance. Also the carpet was damp at the foot of the bed. We were unable to dine in the hotel as it was always full with the coach parties and there was no room for the independant travellers until they had all finished

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Booked a single but ended up in a large twin. Very spacious and a lovely sea view.

4.3 Ordinary
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Our room ; the shower was not working well the bath tub was stained and rusty the toilet was not flashing and the handle was broken. the beds were full of bugs and we had to call the reception who were very helpful and they agreed to change all beddings. The quality is not worth the price and it is disappointing.

1.7
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Travelling from Athens to Brighton just for a weekened we faced the unfriendly staff at the reception after travelling for half a day. Intially we were placed at the first basement where the noise was so unpleasant that we asked to change room. We then were placed to the second basement which was like mouse trap without window. Our reservation was for a standard double room(not economy or double-economy as they called it) so we again had to ask for another room, to hear the receptionist's ironic comments. Finally, we were given a triple room (not double as per as original reservation) and on our first day we had no electricity in the room. In general the quality of the services and the attitude of the receptionist was very unfriendly and poor that we regret we chose this accommodation. This hotel certainly did not meet our standard.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The checking out time is too early

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

The hotel was a little dated but to be fair, I understand it is going through some upgrades. The hotel staff were poor at best, incredibly rude from check in to check out, and some staff barely spoke english. I'm not racist but, if you are going to be working in England and dealing with the English general public, surely a basic grasp of the language is required(?)

7.3 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

I was a bit concerned by some very negative comments in comparison sites. The place was fine - no big problems. Clean, friendly staff, good buffet breakfast. There is only one lift, which is not really good enough for a 5-storey hotel of this size.

2.6
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

I was disappointed about the breakfast and the over all cleanliness of the glas, cups, knives... and so on.

7.1 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

When I booked a suite I expected a living room and a bedroom. We got a very small room with a four poster bed and a cramped bathroom. We did have a view of the sea and the pier which was good. The bathroom needed renovation. On Friday night we were awakened several times by drunks clattering back to the room opposite and then were awoken in the morning by room service coming to the wrong room. We made the mistake of eating in the hotel the evening we arrived. The water who greeted us was not very polite and spoke poor English. The food was of a VERY poor standard; overcooked, luke warm and not very good ingredience. On the Saterday morning at breakfast the toast ran out and the staff refused to make more even thoigh we had arrived well before the closing time. When we reyurned the following Monday we booked a cheaper room which turned out to be much bigger than the more expensive one although not overlooking the sea. The beds were more comfortable. Both rooms were clean, although in the second room there was a certain amount of dust in the air from the building work being done outside our window. The workmen were quiet so we were not disturbed. The reception staff were very helpful and polite.

7.6 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

A nice hotel. Granted a little dated, and the rooms could do with a lick of paint, but on the whole it served its purpose. Staff at check in were incredibly helpful nand friendly. We were a young group, and therefore didn't mind the late night noise, but others might, so bear it in mind if you're staying at a weekend.

0.7
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was filthy and needs a complete refurb the staff was rude, the room looked as if it has never seen a vacuum, the bed linen was a disgrace, I asked for a disabled room for my 87 year old mother, and was given a room without shower facility, expecting a lady of that age to climb into a bath. It really needs an health and safety officer to examine the condition that hotel is in. As for the meals, after looking at the state of the hotel,I just could not imagine what the kitchen would be like, so we went to a nearby resturante.

2.7
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Room was dirty - stains on the floor and chair. Light switch was coming off the well Smell to the room Long wait at reception while the recveptionist could get on the computer (who even said she hated the competer!)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

We have had a very good time in Brighton, and the hotel was exellent...as I imagined and old fashion english hotel! I was with my child 12 years old young boy and he also realy like the hotel

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

OK hotel for the price, sentraly located, nice view - old style - a little crowdy. Got a damp and ugly room under street level first, but the receptionist changed this immediately to a much better room for the same price.

6.5 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Hotel very nicely located. Rooms could be cleaner, and more quiet (the windows need to be changed). Breakfast is OK.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

the only fault i can find for this hotel was we had to queue for ages on the sunday morning for breakfast for quite a while...this was i think cos they were doing special deals at the hotel in January so it was very full!!!....Other than that it was a great hotel and we realy enjoyed our stay there!!

6.1 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

As with many Brittania chain hotels, the rooms, while relatively clean, are depressed and delapidated. This is bargain bin accomodation, a description apt for my particular room with its stained bedthrow, lumpen mattress and a bathroom full of chipped and ungrouted tiles and a marble shelf that had become unglued and posed an arguable health and safety risk. Would I stay there again? Yes. Would I go expecting little? Undoutedly.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

nice place. However, many rooms must be renoved.

7.5 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We had a really great time at this hotel and for the price it was great value. The hotel is in a great location and well kept for such a huge hotel. Our stay was ruined on the day we checked out because one of my friends' suitcase was taken from the reception area and the staff were really unfriendly and unhelpful, they weren't interested at all even though a suitcase with all of someone's belongings had been stolen from their hotel. Luckily we got it back with no help from the hotel.

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The decoration of the rooms, hallways and other areas is very worn in places. It is also quite mismatched and does not always fit with the grand architecture. The location is excellent and bar and restaurant prices are very reasonable.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Make sure you get a jaccuzi bath it was the best

7.1 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

the very old windows in the room were so dirty, that someone wrote "wash me" on the glass. apart from that it was o.k.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

BLOODY BRILLIANT

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Myself and 9 friends stayed at the Royal Albion for my hen night. We could not have asked for more. Although the hotel is in need of some TLC (I suspect it was quite grand once upon a time), it had everything we needed. The buffet breakfast was delicious and we would certainly stay there again.

5.0 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

My stay was not good, the first room I was given was already occupied, the hotel not knowing, the second room was tiny, had no toilet seat and the frames from the window had broken off. So again I was given another room, this room was more acceptable but had leaking air conditioning but by this time I was tired of complaining. All in all the hotel is in a fantastic location within Brighton but is let down by the maintenance and cleanliness, as there were glass's and bottles in the corridors. I could go on running the place down but to end on a high the breakfast was nice and the staff were friendly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Qatar

In general very pleasant stay. Location couldn't be better. Excellent breakfast and a truly warm place. When booking online even when you book double room for single occupancy, single room is given which can be unplesant when not sea view. No satellite channels in TV. Rogues bar was not open on week days in winter.

7.8 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We went to The Albion for a hen night. It was a good choice as there were loads of hen and stag parties there. The bar stayed open very late which we all enjoyed! The location of the hotel was ideal too, right opposite the pier and easy walking distance to all the shops and nightlife! I would recommend this hotel to other who were planning a weekend in Brighton.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • France

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Romania

7.9 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

5.6 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

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7.0 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.1 Ordinary
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.2 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Royal Albion Hotel offers 208 guest rooms for your beach holiday. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Brighton area will have access to desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk

How to reach Royal Albion Hotel

Driving Directions
Road
The hotel is within easy access of the A23/A27 & A259 with excellent motorway links.

Airports
Gatwick airport (26 miles) is 30 minutes by car and 45 minutes by train. The main bus/coach terminus operating services to Heathrow airport and London is around the corner from the hotel.

Train station
(1.5 miles) In addition to the regular rail services to London Victoria from Brighton, there are 2 express trains per hour, with a journey time of just 49 minutes.

Ferries
Cross channel from Newhaven to Dieppe, which is 10 miles east of Brighton on the A259, coast road. Bus from Newhaven to Royal Albion for £1 every 15 minutes.

Bus/coach
Terminus operating services to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airport is around the corner from the hotel.

Distances from Royal Albion Hotel

Brighton Sea Life Centre - 0 km / 0 mi
Brighton Pier - 0 km / 0 mi
Brighton Wheel - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Old Police Cells Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Brighton Royal Pavilion - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Chapel Royal - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Brighton Fishing Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Friends Meeting House - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Victoria Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Corn Exchange - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brighton Theatre Royal - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brighton Dome - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pavilion Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brighton Lanes - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Royal Albion Hotel is London (LGW-Gatwick) - 37.5 km / 23.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.