Back in October I took advantage of a late rooms offer and visited the Brighton Harbour Hotel for a night away with a friend. I love Brighton – there is so much to see and do and I’m always finding myself getting lost in the cobbled streets of the lanes every time I’m there.
The Harbour Hotel sits right on the beach, a stones throw away from the pier. In all honesty, it’s hard to find something so central at such a great price and the deal also included dinner and breakfast which was a bonus.
On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the reception staff and shown to our room. The hotel has recently been refurbished, with improvements on-going (there’s going to be a rooftop bar/pool and a spa – I can’t wait to try those!) and the updates were noticeable from the outset – the reception was bright, airy and clean with an arty vibe. Our room was equally modern with a touch of Brighton flair –colourful pictures hung on the walls amid a muted palette of grey and white. We were also welcomed with a tray of complimentary Gin and Sherry in our room, which went down a treat.
As part of the deal, we got to have dinner in The Jetty Restaurant, and the contemporary décor continued throughout. Warm greys and blues with pale yellow seating complimented the fresh feel of the bar and restaurant, which overlooked the sea and who’s menu was naturally fish inspired. I’m not a big fish eated myself, but I ordered a risotto for starter (yes it was small and cutely presented in a little mason jar but it was heavenly – I could have eaten x10 the amount I was given). Fish and chips for main, which was delicious and finally a Chocolate Fondant for dessert. My friend opted for the Octopus and I was assured this was amzing too – it did look equally as impressive on the plate. Dinner wasn’t cheap, but with the contribution from the deal it made it more affordable – although it probably wouldn’t be you average choice for a weekly meal and would be more of a special occasion venue. It was amazing though, the atmosphere, coupled with its waterside location, was perfect for a quiet evening meal and I would thoroughly recommend.
After a great sleep (seriously, the pillows are insane) we pottered down to breakfast which was equally as impressive as dinner the previous night. There was a help yourself type station with everything you could imagine – but not too much to make it over the top – and you could also order a breakfast from the main menu. We both went for the Full English before checking out to explore Brighton for the rest of the day.
Needless to say I was really impressed with our stay and felt well looked after throughout. See some pictures below from our stay – I’m eager to try another one of their hotels in the new year!