Living the Luxury Life
When you think of Brighton, the word’s ‘modern luxury’ probably don’t come straight to mind. You probably think of the beach, the pier, vintage shopping, and nightlife. Well this trip was a little different for me. Although it was a beautifully sunny few days while I was there, I could barely bring myself to leave the hotel. Although, can you blame me when it looks like this.
The Grand Hotel in Brighton has a mixed reputation. Probably most famous as the site of an attempted assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher, it’s been sat looking a little run-down and sad ever since. That is until it’s undergone recent, and extensive restoration and refurbishment works.
The entrance and lobby are the most beautiful of any hotel I have ever stayed in, with marble floors, and princess stairs that circle all the way up the roof. The bar is filled with velvet club chairs and you can choose whether to sit on the covered terrace (all of the light for Instagram worthy snaps) or in the luxurious inside bar area. They serve delicious cocktails, and even a cup of tea comes in the most beautiful silver teapot.
The room was modern, spacious, and had an incredible sea view. The bathroom was roomy, and the bed was so comfy I slept right through the night even in the 33C heat wave!
Although tempted to venture out into the Brighton night, it’s not often you get to stay somewhere that makes you feel like royalty, so we decided to stay in a make the most of the luxuries the hotel had to offer. We had dinner just 5 minutes down the road at The New Club, before coming back for some martini’s in the hotel’s beautiful bar area.
The best part of any hotel stay in my opinion is the breakfast – and The Grand did not disappoint. We wandered down to the restaurant at 7am, and were greeted with a buffet full of every kind of breakfast food you could ever desire. There was a cereal stand, fruit and yoghurt, all the breads and pastries and doughnuts, ham and cheese for the continental amongst us, and hot food sat right in the middle on a circular table with beautiful silver lids on top.
We took a seat on the terrace and tucked into our three course breakfast before hopping in a taxi to the station.
Out of any hotel I’ve stayed in, The Grand Brighton definitely made me feel like a Princess, living a life of luxury. Perfect for a short stay, where you can make full use of the spa and food, and forget about the outside world for a little while!