Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton Harbour Hotel

Rates from (ex tax)$90.69

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP85.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Bright Blighty bolthole

Setting

Scenic seafront

With views of the iconic Brighton Pier, ocean-gazing Brighton Harbour Hotel is bold, brilliant, and by the beach, much like its colourful home town. We’re swept away by its mod-nautical stylings, the local-produce-loving restaurant, and the marble-topped bar with its snug and retro funfair prints – where the bespoke cocktails are as addictive as the two-penny pushers. If your new digs and beachy exploits have made you giddy, take a restorative slug of sherry or gin – there are free decanters of each in every room.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

78, including eight suites.

Check–Out

11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $90.69 (£71), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP85.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast; choose from a made-to-order full English (£21.50 a person), or a buffet breakfast with freshly-squeezed juices, pastries, yoghurts, organic oats and cereals (£15 a person).

Also

The hotel provides a magnificent afternoon tea, served between 3pm and 5.30pm. Choose from the Traditional Afternoon Tea, a sumptuous array of classic sandwiches, cheese and fruit scones, dinky cakes and cream-filled pâtisserie with a flute of champagne, or the Jetty Afternoon Tea, a feast of tuna tartare, salmon blinis topped with Keta caviar, bacon scones drizzled in maple syrup, macaroons and peach-blossom bellinis, as well as the usual cream-and-jam-filled suspects.

Please note

The hotel is currently building an underground spa, which will include a gym, indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. There may be some slight noise disturbance until completion in early 2017. 

At the hotel

A snug and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a TV, writing desk, bottled mineral water, decanters of gin and sherry, and White Company bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Atlantic Ocean vistas are the ‘catch of the day’ at Brighton Harbour Hotel; we love the light and airy Sea View Corner Suites, which have raised, window-side roll-top bath tubs with panoramic views of the beachfront – perfect for people-watching – an intriguing affair in this madcap town.

Packing tips

Bring a bucket and spade, and pack a colourful raincoat for when the British weather lives up to its reputation; floaty linens and vibrant prints are required for evening shenanigans in HarBar.

Children

The hotel is better suited to teenagers and older children (they’ll love the bunk-beds in the Twin Bedroom Cosy Cabin Room), but baby cots can be provided for infants, on request.

Food and Drink

Photos Brighton Harbour Hotel food and drink

Top Table

Grab a table by the window and watch the neon-lit bustle along Brighton Pier, or take a secluded pew by the open kitchen to watch the talented chefs at work.

Dress Code

Dress for artsy romance: floaty brights and colourful stripes.

Hotel restaurant

Join the in-the-know locals who flock to the Jetty; we love the warm lighting, blue-hued decor, comfy banquette-seating and gleaming marble surfaces, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering an eyeful of ocean. Chef Lee Redman’s seasonally-changing menu prides itself on just-off-the-quay produce; he casts a wide net for global influences, with dishes like tronçon of turbot with smoked mash and truffle beurre-blanc, and platters of fresh fruits de mer and sashimi. The dessert menu is similarly inspiring, with an ambrosial peanut-butter parfait, served with salted-toffee popcorn and toasted marshmallows. 

 

Hotel bar

Don’t leave without trying a Smoked Salt Negroni at marble-clad HarBar (we’d go back for those – and the red-and-gold decor – alone); it’s a British seaside take on the Italian classic that combines gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, smoked salt, thyme and blood orange. Decision-phobic? Opt for the tempting Dealer’s Choice: tell the bartender what poisons you like, and they’ll create a personalised cocktail just for you.

Last orders

The Jetty serves breakfast from 7am till 10am, lunch from noon till 3pm, and dinner from 6pm till 10pm. From Thursday to Saturday, HarBar welcomes patrons from noon till 1am, and hits dry land at 11pm from Sunday to Wednesday.

Room service

The room service menu has a selection of favourites from the hotel restaurant, which is available 24 hours a day. However, there’s a limited late-night menu from 10pm.

Location

Photos Brighton Harbour Hotel location
Address
Brighton Harbour Hotel
64 King’s Rd, Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1NA
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Planes

London Gatwick Airport (www.gatwickairport.com) is 27 miles away (a 45-minute drive) and is served by British Airways, American Airlines and Emirates.

Trains

Brighton Train Station is two miles from the hotel (a 10-minute drive). Frequent Southern Railway services run from London Waterloo (www.southernrailway.com), direct Gatwick Express services from London Victoria (www.gatwickexpress.com), and Thameslink Railway services from London St Pancras International (www.thameslinkrailway.com).

Automobiles

Brighton is easily reached by car; from London, it’s around an hour’s drive. There’s no parking at the hotel, but there’s an NCP car park on Russell Road, a six-minute walk away (www.ncp.co.uk).

Worth getting out of bed for

Let your inner child loose on Brighton Pier, a short trot away from the hotel, where you’ll find all manner of fairground fun: win a giant teddy-bear on the hoop-toss, hit the jackpot on the two-penny-pushers and snack on pots of cockles and whelks (if you dare) followed with a cloud of candyfloss. If it’s not beach weather (this is England, after all) head to The Lanes, a quirky shopping district full of independent boutiques, or nose around Snooper’s Attic, a vintage haven crammed full of curious treasures. Toast the panoramic views of the Sussex coastline from the Nyetimber Sky Bar at the top of the British Airways i360 tower, or check out the sprawling gardens and exotic architecture of the Royal Pavillion, King George IV’s neoclassical beachside retreat.

Local restaurants

Make sure to book ahead at locally-loved Plateau, a five-minute walk from the hotel, where you’ll find artisanal wines and perfect-for-two sharing platters – our pick is the sea-trout fillet with tandoori mackerel and crispy cod-cheeks. Alternatively (if sharing’s not for you), snap up a table at English’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar on East Street, for the freshest seafood and crustacea. Eco-hero Silo, on Upper Gardner Street, serves up a delectable (and virtuous) four-course set menu, and claims a no-waste policy: any unused food is composted and all ingredients are foraged or locally grown – they even mill their own flour and brew their own beer.

Local cafés

Stop by the quirky Marwood café, for delicious cake and coffee in intimate secret-garden surrounds, or get your health kick at 42 Juice for organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and nut-milks. 

Local bars

We’re biased, but the expert connoisseurs at The Cocktail Shack in boutique hotel – and fellow Smith pick – Artist Residence Brighton know a thing or two about mixing the perfect tipple: try the totally-tropical Aperol Caipirinha, the perfect companion to an evening in the Caribbean-style bar: an island-style hut crafted using reclaimed driftwood from Brighton Harbour.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from the seaside and this luxury hotel in Brighton and unpacked their stripy sticks of rock and boat shoes, a full account of their British beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Brighton Harbour Hotel…

The panoramic Channel views aren’t the only thing we’re head-over-heels for at Brighton Harbour Hotel; we’re smitten with the idyllic beachside aspect, the bright and beautiful rooms, the oversized roll-top bath tubs, and especially the sparkling crystal decanters of free gin and sherry in each room. Clink. Oh, and we’re particularly enamoured with the cocktails served up in HarBar. Our favourite? The Smoked Salt Negroni, a nautical twist on the Italian classic – this savoury sipper pairs perfectly with the raw or tempura-battered oysters served in the Jetty restaurant.

The hotel’s well placed to satiate your seaside desires: brace yourself for a dip in the chilly Channel waters, let a 99 Flake ice-cream run down your arm, and take a candy-floss-fuelled ride on Brighton Pier’s teacups and ferris wheel. If all that sugar and spinning gets too much, head over to the Lanes, a quaint shopping district where you’ll find petite antique shops and cosy boutiques for bric-a-brac browsing. Oh, how we do like to be beside the seaside…

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Brighton Harbour Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We were given a larger room than the one we booked (I believe it was the only one left). Great view of the sea, great spa area. For more interesting cafes and restaurants, walk to Hove.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Apr 2017

We loved

Hotel decor, comfortable bedroom, good location.

Don’t expect

Room 103 has no aircon or opening window. Had to change room. Breakfast service and food poor.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Apr 2017

We loved

Great room, excellent amenities. Lovely bar. Go to the Salt Room and 64 Degrees for really excellent food.

Don’t expect

To get a particularly good nights sleep, being on the sea front and near a nightclub you here drunk people in the street until the early hours. There is a reason the hotel provides ear plugs! Better double glazing is required.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Mar 2017

We loved

The restaurant and bar were pretty good.

Don’t expect

Spacious rooms; good sea views from sea view rooms (ours was on the side of the hotel); complete quiet (our room faces the Prism nightclub and it was noisy at closing time); an exceptional breakfast.

Rating

Stayed on 25 Feb 2017

We loved

The view from out top floor room, the relaxing friendly bar. Cocktail in the Jetty, Pizza at Fatto a Mano in Hove, walk by the pier.

Rating

Stayed on 31 Dec 2016

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