Thistle Brighton Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2GS  show map
 4 stars
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Thistle Brighton Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Overview

Located at the heart of Brighton, the four-star property is close to the Brighton Beach, Kemptown, Brighton Toy Museum and Booth Museum of Natural History.

Renovated in 2009, the hotel combines technological advances with modern design and a sun terrace.

All 210 rooms come with an en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, a direct dial telephone, a mini-bar/fridge, centrally controlled air conditioning and a hire safe.

The Promenade is a brasserie-style restaurant serving traditional British and European cuisine. Two bars are available on site as well.

The hotel offers fantastic facilities at Otium Health and Leisure Club, sun beds and a fully-equipped gym.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   208.

Rooms

Standard Double Room comes with a partial sea view.

Executive Double Room is complemented by bold vibrant fabrics and soft furnishings. Many of them come with views overlooking the sea.

King Suite comes with a separate lounge area and complimentary luxury toiletries.

All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Extra beds are not available. Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Dining options

Full English breakfast is served and costs GBP 10 per person per night.

The hotel offers the Promenade restaurant with sea views and serves traditional British and European cuisine.

The spectacular Atrium Bar is a focal point of the hotel with its huge glass ceiling, real trees and plants.

The modern Waterbar has comfortable seating and is a perfect place to unwind.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site at GBP 20 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Brighton Hotel Brighton location
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Hotel Address:

Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2GS

Get directions
City Center
  • Brighton
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Brighton railway station
    1.0km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Jamie Oliver's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
    100 m
  • JB's American Diner, Brighton (cuisine: American)
    30 m
Beaches
  • Brighton Beach
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    208

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room comes with a partial sea view.

Executive Double Room is complemented by bold vibrant fabrics and soft furnishings. Many of them come with views overlooking the sea.

King Suite comes with a separate lounge area and complimentary luxury toiletries.

All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Extra beds are not available. Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Thistle Brighton Deluxe Twin with View  Deluxe Double with View
Deluxe Twin with View
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 20m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers two beds, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower. The room features sea view.

Room facilities
    Thistle Brighton Executive Double with View  Standard Double
    Executive Double with View
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 20m2
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    Room with exquisite decor and elegant interior offers a Double bed, functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom.

    Thistle Brighton Junior Suite Double Thistle Brighton Junior Suite Double
    Junior Suite Double
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    Junior Suite is one of the most spacious and lavishly appointed rooms in the hotel, the room offers a king-size bed, a separate lounge area and an ensuite bathroom complete with power shower.

    Thistle Brighton Suite King
    Suite King
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    Suite King is the largest and most indulgent room in the hotel; perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. The room offers a king-size bed, and a separate lounge area. The ensuite bathroom comes complete with power shower and complimentary luxury toiletries.

    Thistle Brighton Penthouse SuiteThistle Brighton Penthouse Suite
    Penthouse Suite
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    The Penthouse Suite overlooks Brighton Pier and is the largest, most indulgent room; perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. The Suite features a large decked outside patio area complete with dining table, sun loungers and outdoor hot tub. Recently refurbished using a contemporary colour palette complemented by bold vibrant fabrics and soft furnishings, the room offers a double bed, a separate lounge area and an ensuite bathroom complete with power shower.

    Thistle Brighton Standard Double  Standard Double Room
    Standard Double
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 20m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers a Double bed, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower.

    Room facilities
      Thistle Brighton Standard Twin Standard Double
      Standard Twin
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 20m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers two Single beds, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower.

      Room facilities
        Thistle Brighton Standard Double with side sea view  Standard Double Room
        Standard Double with side sea view
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 20m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers a Double bed, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower. The room features side sea view.

        Room facilities
          Thistle Brighton Standard Family  Standard Double
          Standard Family
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 20m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers two Double beds, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower.

          Room facilities
            Thistle Brighton Deluxe Double with View  Standard Double
            Deluxe Double with View
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 20m2
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            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            Room with traditional decor and warm colors offers a Double bed, small functional table with chairs, en-suite bathroom with power shower. The room features sea view.

            Room facilities

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Thistle Brighton Hotel Brighton location
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              Hotel Address:

              Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2GS

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Brighton
                400 m
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Brighton railway station
                1.0km
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Jamie Oliver's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              • JB's American Diner, Brighton (cuisine: American)
                30 m
              Beaches
              • Brighton Beach
                390 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  10 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of rooms:
                208

              Hotel Awards

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              Thistle Brighton Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Two Kats and a Cow Gallery - 200 m
              • South Downs Way - 200 m

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 300 m
              • West Street, Brighton - 300 m

              Places of interest

              • Quadrophenia Alleyway - 100 m
              • The Chapel Royal - 200 m
              • Royal Pavilion Shop - 200 m
              • The Lanes - 300 m
              • Volks Railway - 300 m
              • Brighton Sea Life Centre - 400 m

              Convention centers

              • The Brighton Centre - 300 m

              Sport related

              • Brighton Racecourse - 200 m

              Amusement

              • O W Smith & Son - 100 m
              • horror hotel - 100 m
              • Family Leisure - 300 m
              • Regency Leisure - 300 m
              • Nobles Amusements - 300 m
              • Odeon Cinema - 300 m
              • Regency Pool Club - 300 m
              • Noble Amusements - 300 m

              Museums

              • Brighton Fishing Museum - 100 m
              • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - 200 m

              Parks

              • Pavilion Gardens - 300 m

              Theaters

              • Brighton Rock - 100 m
              • Joogleberry Playhouse - 300 m
              • Komedia Theatre - 400 m

              Local Attractions

              • St. Ann's Well Gardens and Cafe - 1.6km
                Somerhill Rd, Brighton
              • Booth Museum of Natural History - 2.1km
                194 Dyke Road, Brighton
              • Naturist Beach - 3.0km
                Black Rock, Brighton
              • Preston Park - 1.9km
                London Road, Brighton
              • Hove Lagoon - 2.6km
                Hove Lagoon, Brighton

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Fishing Museum - 40 m
                201 Kings Road Arches, Brighton
              • Royal Pavilion - 320 m
                Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
              • The Lanes - 350 m
                Boundary at East Street, West Street, North Street and Kings Road, Brighton
              • Brighton Beach - 390 m
                BrightonEngland
              • The Penny Arcade Museum - 90 m
                The Sea Front, Brighton
              • Brighton Pier - 300 m
                Madeira Drive, Brighton
              • Kemp Town - 240 m
                East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Jamie Oliver's Italian - 100 m

                Address: 11 Black Lion Street
                Phone: 01273 915 480

                59% likes this, based on 811 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 54

              • Terre a Terre - 110 m

                Address: 71 East Street
                Phone: 012-73-729-051

                83% likes this, based on 702 reviews
                Price Range: CAD 54 - CAD 76

              • Food for Friends - 130 m

                Address: 17-18 Prince Albert Street, The Lanes
                Phone: +44 (0)1273 202310

                81% likes this, based on 632 reviews
                Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
                Price Range: CAD 23 - CAD 43

              • JB's American Diner, Brighton - 30 m

                Address: 31 Kings Road, Brighton

                69% likes this, based on 274 reviews
                Cuisine: American

              • AguaDulce - 90 m

                Address: 10-11 Kings Road
                Phone: 01273 328 672

                80% likes this, based on 480 reviews
                Cuisine: Spanish

              Getting there.

              London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is in 36.7km.

              · Take the M23 straight to Brighton. Continue through Brighton city to Brighton pier and take the right-hand turn at the roundabout. The hotel is situated 100m along on the right-hand side.

              Heathrow Airport (LHR) is in 76.6km.

              London City Airport (LCY) is in 77.5km.

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  10 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of rooms:
                208

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBrightonThistle Brighton

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              Thistle Brighton Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Brighton

              Average guest rating

              7.6out of 10
              Excellent
              Based on 681 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              10.0
              Value
              6.0
              Service
              7.0

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                Central seafront location, good soundproofing, excellent breakfast.

              • Group of friends
                6.6

                location is fab

                Drinks at the bar were extortionate, will never buy drinks there again. No mini bar in room, went to make coffee and milk was lumpy so decided against it .

              • Single
                6.2

                Location excellent - close to both the South Lanes and the seafront. Staff helped me recover my toiletries I left in my bathroom after checkout

                I was significantly overcharged and proved this with an electronic e- mail confirmation from Booked.net . The reception staff were not authorised to correct the problem and refund me without calling the duty manager. I had paid upfront in full. I had to e-mail the duty manager who told me he needed to check the electronic confirmation and offered no guarantee of any recompense even after that. I was asked to go back the next day to check. When I did so, I was again told by reception they could not help as the duty manager was not there so I should ask the next morning. It then took 15 minutes to check out - the next morning - only one person was on reception. I had booked a taxi with the hotel, which either did not show up or left because my checkout took so long. I was delayed for a meeting by both the checkout delay and taxi no-show. On return after checkout I received no cash refund and was told I had to wait up to four working days. Wifi was available but only through high charges with bt Openzone. I was able to get free wifi one hundred metres away at a local pub

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                the location, so close to the seafront, shops and lanes. Also the spa facilities are good, clean and friendly staff.

                No early checkin offered, we arrrived around 12noon, no late weekend so understandable. We discovered the Signature Membership leaflet, but this was not brought to out attention. This would have been Fantastic service if the staff had. We would have happily joined on the Friday, and stayed the extra Sunday to Monday. Never mind. Thank you.

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                locaton

                rooms where we were a bit clostrophobic

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                Love the thistle been there many times when visiting brighton. The location is brilliant- easy reach of beach, pier and lanes. Sea view rooms are lovely and the reception area where you can have drinks is very comfortable and inviting.Staff have always been friendly helpful and professional. Rooms have always been very clean .

                Hotel drinks in reception can be a bit expensive and room prices at some times of year are a bit high but there are always deals to get and it Is worth paying for the location etc.

              • Single
                4.6

                Location of hotel is excellent. Other than that, nothing good to say about it

                Reception staff left me waiting for 20 mins to check in......then a second receptionist arrived and immediately saw to someone before me, completely ignoring their own sign to "queue here" Very frustrating indeed. Bathroom had really nasty rust marks on the bath (4* hotel??) and the pillows were like footballs!! Worst nights sleep I've had in a long time.Was told next morning that the pillows were new and I could have asked for a softer one!! .......Instead the hotel should have had a choice of firm or soft pillows, Who's going to ring reception after they've gone to bed and ask for a pillow change!!!!! Average to poor breakfast, all the cooked food was luke warm at best. I stay in Brighton at least once a week on business, will not stay here again

              • Family with children
                4.2

                The room was right over a nightclub and we heard music all night. The toilet overflowed one afternoon( with little paper in it) and we called to have it fixed. Nothing was fixed for 5 hours. We then tried to call again, but no one answered for 20 minutes, my 70 year old mother had to walk to the front desk, wait on a 10 minute line and then she insisted the manager come to the room to fix it. He did and it was fixed, but not a good experience with 2 young children. Finally, there was a loud fire alarm that went off at 7:30 am the last morning we were there, we were instructed to evacuate (again with a 70 year old and 2 young children), we later found out most guests did not evacuate.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                It was spacious relaxing. The staff were very kind to my elderly mother who loved the view of the beach through the windows at the front of the hotel that looks out onto the beach. Our bedroom actually looked inwards into the huge atrium space where again mum enjoyed watching the action below. Everything was very very clean and kept tidy

                I object to having to pay for WiFi. If Thistle want to encourage more elderly travellers they need to make some areas more accessible and provide more accessible doors e.g. to toilets and raise some of the toilets

              • Single
                9.6

                The hotel services are all excellent and the location is very good near the seaside.

                The front side of the hotel gives you the impression of emptiness as the reception is on the first floor and thus you do not see the concierge on your arrival and have to help yourself with the luggages.

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The hotel was quiet and pleasantly situated.

                We arrived back at the hotel about 11.00 P.M. after not finding any restaurant open. We thought we could order room service. We were disappointed to be told that there were only plain sandwiches, etc. available 24 hours. It would have been more convenient if we could have ordered chips, etc.

              • Single
                9.2

                Location is good with great sea views from the restaurant/breakfast area. Full height internal atrium design is interesing and my room looked out on to it. Leisure centre is well looked after and made for a relaxing business break. The menu in the rstaurant was varied and good quality.

                Unfortunately it took about 20 minutes to check out at 12.00pm which appeared to be a staffing or computer problem

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                Just about everything about my stay! Love the hotel, location and Brighton and will come again.

                If I was being picky I would say the lighting in the atrium was too dim. Could be enhanced with additional mood lighting.

              • Older travelers
                5.8

                Location

                Not value for money. £10 each for breakfast should be included in price of £186 per night! Carpark should also be included. Was shocked no toothpaste included in toiletries. Although the room was comfortable I feel it was not value for the price paid and when we visit Brighton again I'm afraid we will not be using the Thistle hotel.

              • Couple
                7.0

                The airconditioning wasn't working and the room had very poor circulation.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Thistle Brighton Hotel Brighton location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2GS

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Brighton
                400 m
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Brighton railway station
                1.0km
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • Jamie Oliver's Italian (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              • JB's American Diner, Brighton (cuisine: American)
                30 m
              Beaches
              • Brighton Beach
                390 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  10 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of rooms:
                208

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBrightonThistle Brighton

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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