The Princes Marine will win no awards for appearance, with a rather austere and box-like appearance on arrival (also not helped by current building work) but from reception onwards, it's good all the ... more
The Princes Marine will win no awards for appearance, with a rather austere and box-like appearance on arrival (also not helped by current building work) but from reception onwards, it's good all the way.
We flew through reception quicker than any other hotel I've been in and we had a super sea-view room on the second floor, with a fabulous view over the sea and the Hove Kingsway but with no traffic noise. The room was large, spotless, a very comfortable double bed and an additional single. The bathroom, was large and nicely appointed and all room facilities were clean and in good working order.
Breakfast was very good, with an excellent selection to suit all pallets. The dinner menu looked very inviting too (although we didn't have an opportunity to take dinner, owing to other commitments) and very competitively priced it was also.
The hotel is ideally situated and very close to the sea, Hove's restaurants and shops and a nice walk (20/30 minutes) along a glorious sea-front, or a short drive into the high-lights of Brighton.
I've been to many Best Western hotels and although The Princes Marine would not fall into one of the 'flagship' categories, it was an ideal place to stay and very reasonably priced (i.e. just £114 a night for B&B in high-season, very reasonable by Brighton standards.
The hotel does have its own car park but it is very, very small and available on a first come, first served basis. Remember to put your wind mirrors-in when entering the car park as only the very narrowest of cars will get in comfortably. However, if full, on-street parking in the immediate vicinity is very cheap and free overnight.
All in all, we were hugely happy with our stay, with the hotel and amiable staff meeting our high expectations and as regular visitors to Brighton and Hove we'll certainly return and I suggest you give it a try too! less