For the past few months, my friend Lizz and I have been planning a gals trip away and decided on beautiful Brighton! I had never been before and we wanted a little getaway from London where we could have fun and relax and Brighton was the ideal spot. Brighton is a short hour away from London and it’s super easy to jump on the train from Victoria and in 50 minutes you’re at the beach.
When we arrived in Brighton, the sun was shining and we were both really excited to just breathe in the fresh sea salt air and be out of the city for a while. We walked over to the Grand Brighton hotel to check in, and I must say, it is one of the most grandiose hotels I’ve been to.
The Grand Brighton is a show-stopping hotel that stands centre-stage on Brighton’s beautiful seafront. The gorgeous hotel is steeped in history, dating back to 1864 and still exudes the same elements of glamour as it did all those years ago. The hotel itself was built with an Italian influence in mind, though Victorian in structure, it is truly magnificent. From the moment we walked into the unique hotel and saw the dramatic winding staircase extending over seven floors, we knew it was going to be a most memorable stay.
We had the pleasure of staying in a spacious sea-view room with breath taking views of the Brighton seafront. The moment we walked, in we were in awe of the sheer size of the room and were filled with excitement at how gorgeous it was. We had a lovely welcome card and sweets waiting for us on the table when we arrived, which was a lovely surprise.
The room featured a soft egg blue and grey colour palette with elegant beach-inspired decor including silver starfish lamps and photos of Brighton adorning the walls. French doors lead us out onto a large balcony and there was also a comfortable seating area that was ideal for drinking champagne and taking in the exquisite seaside views. I also must note, that the beds were so incredibly comfortable. It was lovely to fall asleep in 400 thread count Egyption Cotton sheets and fluffy pillows! Needless to say, we felt like we were on cloud 9!
The bathroom was clean, modernised and chic and boasted fluffy towels and robes and all the amenities one could hope for.
After settling in and taking in all the views of the beautiful room and ocean-front views, we decided it was time for some bubbly before dinner! We headed down to the opulent Victoria lounge, bar and terrace for some snacks and pre-dinner tipples. I loved the art-deco inspired lounge area with bright plush furniture and pretty chandeliers.
The bar exuded 1920s glam, featuring a large marble topped bar, dark wood liquor cabinets and a great cocktail list. It was the perfect place to kick off our mini holiday and toast to our gals trip. The service was friendly and outstanding and always on hand for a top up! After a few more glasses of champagne, we headed out for dinner and a night out in Brighton. More to come on that later.
The location of the Grand Brighton cannot be beat, as it is situated between the Brighton Pier and the remaining structure of the West Pier, making it central to all Brighton’s major attractions. We suggest heading out of the hotel and taking a long walk down the beach or shopping over in The Lanes – Brighton’s quaint historic quarter, before heading back to the hotel for cocktail hour, where cocktails are just £5 from 5-7pm!
The Grand Brighton Hotel exudes elegance and grandeur, making it one of the most iconic hotels not only in Brighton, but England too. From that stunning sweeping spiral staircase (I recommend you climb to the 8th floor to experience the true magnificence of the hotel), to the beautiful sea view rooms and elegant decor throughout,there is no doubt you will have a memorable stay at the Grand Brighton.
Thank you to the Grand Brighton Hotel for hosting us.
My review of the Grand Brighton for Luxuria Lifestyle can also be read here!