Royal Albion Hotel
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6.7
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Value for money6.3
Distance to city center0.5 Miles
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportGatwick Airport (LGW)
Distance to airport37.1 km
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  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Dry cleaning

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Superior Twin Room Sea View
Superior Twin Room Sea View
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double Room Sea View
Superior Double Room Sea View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Triple
Standard Triple
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Family Room
Standard Family Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Single Standard
Single Standard
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  • Bathtub
  • 1 sofa bed
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Basic Double/Twin
Basic Double/Twin
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    Agoda Reviews (183)Booking.com Reviews (7422)
    Cleanliness5.8
    Facilities5.7
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality5.8
    Service6.6
    Value for money6.3
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    4.8
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    1 night in Brighton”
    I found this hotel on agoda at what i thought was a very reasonable price of £42 per night with breakfast included for a standard room. Very quick check in . Gave my name and they handed over a key card for the room. Great Got to the room and found that I had been given a sea view room. Brilliant. Then it all went down hill from then on The room was very tired, dated and dirty. The bed was clean but rock hard. Neither of us had much sleep. Breakfast was advertised until 10.00 am We turned up at at 9.30. To be told that breakfast had finished oh joy. No sleep and now no breakfast. I was a bit grumpy so the waitress went off to ask the chef if he would knock up some food for us which was very helpful. When the bacon, egg, sausage and beanz arrived 2 mins later it was almost inedible. It was dry and shrivelled. All in all some good bits (quick check in. Sea view) shouldn't really complain at 42 quid but this place could be so much better given a good clean and make over.
    Reviewed October 20, 2018
    4.0
    H from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Shame, such a nice and iconic building”
    Everything was all a bit too much hassle for most of the staff who barely cracked a smile let a alone a friendly hello. Given a smoking room (which didn't appear to have been hoovered) despite booking non-smoking and whilst Reception did change the room stayed in, it was clearly a hassle for them. The rooms have dated decor, obvious signs of mould in bathroom, the jets in the bath had not been cleaned for some time and there were cracks on the bath that were filled with silicone. Beds are rock hard. The building is clearly old, which is part of the nostalgia of it, but unfortunately the condition internally appears to have had very little done to it in a very long time and the wear and tear is very clear. Walls strangely are very thin and every noise from the corridor can be heard from in the rooms. Room doors slam closed as they don't seem to have the slow close mechanisms fitted.
    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Kevin from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Faded Glory”
    First off location is second to none. Facilities are dated and some rooms are good and some are pretty poor. I upgraded to sea view and that was worth it. Staff are friendly but harried. No investment in building in decades I’d say. Food is poor. Location however made it work for me.
    Reviewed October 08, 2018
    4.4
    Cara from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    The worst hotel i've ever stayed in!”
    Dirty, dated, battered walls and furniture, rock solid, lumpy bed, unhelpful staff - you name it , it's all here at the Royal Albion! I must give credit to the excellent location - it's right opposite the pier. Unfortunately, the windows are so filthy that you just might not see it....
    Reviewed October 05, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Silvia from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Good but old”
    My room was pretty clean but not perfect (found used napkins under my bed while I was recovering something felt down) . No plugs close to beds. Toilet really old. Really quiet and enough warm. I will be back.
    Reviewed October 03, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    anders from Sweden
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Very good”
    Great waterfront view but too few staff in the reception. Breakfast composition not the very best
    Reviewed October 01, 2018
    5.2
    Ashleigh from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Rooms are not worth a touch on the price you pay. ”
    It is close to the pier and sea front but stuff don’t want to help you and only do if there’s money involved
    Reviewed October 01, 2018
    4.0
    Rob from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Location good, facilities outdated and pacthed up in places. Front desk check in staff very poor.”
    Pros Brilliant location. Cons Outdated facilities, patch eork everywhere. Front desk checking in staff didnt appear to know what they were doing. Not familiar with computor system leading to long waiting times in the queue.
    Reviewed September 26, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Richard from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Grand old building in need of TLC”
    This is a very grand old building that could be a fantastic hotel. The location is perfect but the hotel is in need of a bit of loving, it's very run down and dated. Cannot fault the staff one bit, they were very good, friendly and efficient. Give the hotel a thorough cleaning and modernising and stop charging for wifi and this could be the best hotel in Brighton. It's such a shame and quite sad as the building is very grand indeed, show it some live people. Oh yeah, there was a rather strange smell in my room in the morning too, wasn't me, honest.
    Reviewed September 18, 2018
    3.2
    gary from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Loosing the will to live”
    Don't go there! Despite booking a Double, reception tried to palm me off with a tiny box room. If i was a dog it would have been unacceptable. After a lot of ranting i got the double.. Dingy, a/c didn't work, hot n humid, dirty toilet. No fresh sea air as window didn't open properly. No natural light as it was opposite a internal column of very hot a/c machines. Poor breakfast. Cook incapable of making scrambled eggs. Staff annoyingly took away my drinks whilst i was getting breakfast on both days . Hotel very shabby and looks like it hasn't seen new decor for 20 years. Staff are escaped, ex Soviet block with full frontal lobotomies. The lights are on but no-ones home. They are however KGB trained in annoyance that could break any normal person. Having a complete failure to understand the concept of hospitality. More a case of surviving, not a holiday. If you've booked already...shoot yourself and save yourself the pain & aggravation. Save your money, go to Thailand.
    Reviewed September 04, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    carmell from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Short stay”
    Was not happy with the view from my window some noisy fan system air conditioning kept me awake would have liked a sea view otherwise room was good.
    Reviewed September 03, 2018
    2.0
    Chris from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Acceptable”
    This hotel is a shambles. It is dirty, falling apart and run and managed by poor staff. Do not ever stay here. I am looking for a total refund. It's a disgrace.
    Reviewed September 03, 2018
    5.2
    Natalie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Unsatisfactory room”
    I think the room was poor quality for the price.
    Reviewed September 02, 2018
    4.0
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Wet, dirty and smelly”
    Walked into our room to see a puddle where the windows were leaking (a lot) the carpet in the rest of the room was filthy, pubes in the bed, tiles missing from bathroom-the only good thing about it was when we left! We tried to call down to reception on several occasions to report the issues but the phone was never answered and there was always a very long que at reception if we went down there and because we were very tight for time we didn’t get a chance to tell anyone in person! I will never go to this hotel again.
    Reviewed August 28, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jane from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Good location. ”
    Much better than expected, room had lovely see view, nice and big. Good bar. Friendly staff. Good location.
    Reviewed August 23, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Tommi from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
    Just about OK”
    Very basic hotel with old rooms in need of refurbishment. The room we had overlooked a lightwell with all the noisy kitchen extract fans right outside our window. We did ask for a high floor & this was on the 4th floor. So I guess we shouldn't complain really eh? Wouldn't stay here again.
    Reviewed August 08, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Julian from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Twin Room Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Amazing sea view room and terrific value via trivago”
    Unfortunately bathroom was poor. Extractor fan didn't work and shower temperature couldn't be altered as temp control didn't work. But satisfied on the whole as the price was so good.
    Reviewed August 04, 2018
    4.4
    Mr from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    Do not stay at this hotel!”
    Disappointing stay after booking a SUPERIOR double sea view room. There was nothing superior about the room other than the price. Yes it had a sea view but, amongst other issues, the bathroom was dirty, a drawer was broken, a lampshade was broken and the light bulb was touching the shade (think fire), the mattress had seen better days and I spent all night trying not to fall out of the bed. When raised with the reception staff all I got was "I'm sorry". In the restaurant the breakfast staff made you feel like you were putting them out. One gets the feeling the hotel experience is more about the staff than it's guests. This hotel has seen better days and although it is in a good location, it could do with a Gordon Ramsay style makeover and that includes the staff. Who needs a row after a night with no sleep? Brighton offers better places to stay for less money. Heed my advice.
    Reviewed August 03, 2018
    3.6
    ryan from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Avoid at all costs!”
    Enough said. No further details needed - look on tripadvisor. Oh, and if you're seeking a refund - good luck. Once they have your money they do not care about you.
    Reviewed August 01, 2018
    4.8
    Irene from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Single Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Will not be returning ”
    Have stayed in the Albion about four times and have been increasingly disappointed with the cleanliness and staff attitude. My window would not shut but as it was late I pulled the curtain and froze all night. The ‘duvet’ was a sheet in a duvet cover. The shower was cold, which I didn’t know until I got up. On telling the receptionist my concerns they wrote down the details and said “someone will be up about 10.00 to fix it”. No apology whatsoever - was not impressed. Cleanliness was an issue too, there was rubbish from the previous occupant under the glass table, the tissue bin in the bathroom had a thick coat of dirt all over it. The first day I received two towels the second day I received four? Will not be returning as it is definitely on a decline compared with my first visit.
    Reviewed July 30, 2018
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