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Amherst

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2 Lower Rock Gardens Brighton BN2 1PG United Kingdom
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Hotel Amherst

Description

The Amherst is a 4 star hotel near the centre of Brighton. The Regency townhouse building has been updated to offer 10 individually designed rooms divided between luxury doubles and junior suites. Doubles face the rear and have en-suite showers, while the suites have a sea-view and en-suite bathroom. All rooms have wifi and wired internet access, CD and DVD players, minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and courtesy tray. The hotel is non-smoking and there is no lift. Setting down and unloading is possible at the front of the building and there are car parks nearby. Pets are not allowed. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and full English breakfast is available for a surcharge. Hotel staff can recommend and book restaurants for evening meals. The hotel is within walking distance of the city centre with its attractions, shops and nightlife, and the sea front. It is about 1.5 miles from the main rail station.

Price range

from $222 to $222

Name

Amherst

Address

2 Lower Rock Gardens, BN2 1PG, Brighton United Kingdom | 0.2 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +44(1273)670131 | Fax:+44(1273)673571 | Official Homepage

Payment

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Suitable for

  • Business People
  • Water Enthusiasts

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Windows that open,
  • Television,
  • Central heating,
  • Tea/ coffeemaker,
  • Mini-bar,
  • Small lounge,
  • Telephone,
  • DVD player/ Video recorder,
  • Stereo system/ CD player,
  • Internet,
  • WiFi in the rooms

Hotel features

  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in/ out,
  • Porter service,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with Internet,
  • Laundry service,
  • WiFi in Lobby,
  • Room service,
  • Balcony/ Terrace

Sports Facilities

  • Volleyball/ Beach Volleyball,
  • Boats to Rent,
  • Sailing,
  • Squash,
  • Surfing,
  • Diving

Rating Overview
Overall rating trivago Rating Index based on 128 reviews across the web
90/100

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  • other sources (99) 99 reviews
    89/100

Review analysis from across the web

  • Breakdown Rating Guest comments
  • Beach 100 Beautiful beach
  • Food 98 Delicious food
  • Location 97 Great location
  • Price 95 Good price
  • Service 91 Fantastic service
  • Hotel 87 Excellent hotel
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Hotel type

Family Hotel

Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.

Good to know

  • Fair breakfast prices
  • Best value for money
Reviews Amherst
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Reviewed July 2013 by trivago traveler
Very clean and tidy, well equipped en-suite rooms. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet allowing great sleeping experience. Staff very friendly, courteous and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone else. Probably (if not) the best hotel experience ive ever had. Location is pretty close to beach and walking distance to Pier and city centre. Fantastic and 10/10
90 out of 100 based on 128 reviews
Sea Life Centre Brighton

Sea Life Centre Brighton

Sea Life Centre Brighton is one of several marine centres within a chain of venues that serves as both an entertainment attraction and an animal conservation centre. Brighton's Sea Life Centre contains over 150 different species including seals, turtles and sharks. All of these are housed within environments that resemble their natural habitat. Many of the tanks have been designed to enable visitors to walk underneath them to see to see the animals at close range but without disturbing them. The Sea Life Centre Brighton is houses within an old Victorian building and claims to be the oldest aquarium in the world. Admission prices are: Adult – 8.40 (10 Euros) Child (under 12) - £6.00 (7 Euros) Discounts are available for large groups and Internet bookings. It is open daily from 10am until 6pm (last admission 5pm). Animal feeding times can be found on the website.

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The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion in Brighton was built in the early part of the 19th century as a Royal residence for the Prince Regent, who later became King George IV. It was largely designed by the architect John Nash and has an exterior that is built in the style of an Indian mausoleum, whist the interior is influenced by both Indian and Chinese designs. It was primarily used as a seaside retreat for the young Prince, where it is said that he used it to entertain his secret lover, Mrs Fitzhubert away from the scornful eyes of his family in London who disapproved of the relationship because she was catholic. Following the death of King George IV it was used on a few occasions by his successors King William IV and Queen Victoria but neither of these monarchs liked the Royal Pavilion very much. They felt it lacked privacy, which became more of a problem after Brighton was connected by rail to London in 1841. In 1850 the local council acquired the building. Today the Royal Pavilion is a popular tourist attraction. Details of opening times and admission prices are available on the website.

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Brighton Seafront

Brighton Seafront

Brightons strandpromenad sträcker sej från Hove i väster till Brighton Marina i öster och är ca 15 km lång. Längs med promenaden finns det massvis med attraktioner och aktiviteter såsom lekplatser för barn med små pooler, konstgallerior med många olika sorters konst, museum, pubar, fish and chips restauranger, caféer och Hove lagoon som erbjuder vattensporter såsom surfing. Det finns klädbutiker, marknader och många olika glassbarer och kiosker. West Pier som brann ner finns fortfarande kvar och är fortfarande ett känt inslag längs promenaden. Man hittar också Brighton Pier, Sea Life Centre och det finns en liten järnvägsbana för turiser att åka som heter Volk's Electric Railway. Den är England's äldsta och går längs Madeira Drive till Brighton Marina. Själva stranden är av småsten istället för sand och är oerhört populär. Det är en bred strand och man kan hyra strandstolar. Precis ovanför och längs med promenaden går en väg där fler restauranger ligger men även många av stadens hotell bla. Hilton och Devere Grand. Det är gångavstånd från stan och där finns även lokala kommunikationer. Järnvägsstationen ligger ca 1 km från stranden.

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City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

The Brighton City Sightseeing bus offers an itinerary which lasts approximately 50 minutes and includes a recorded guiding commentary. Buses depart on the half hour from the Grand Junction Road terminus opposite the Coach Station. On offer are 11 stops which include the Sea Life Centre, Regency Square, The Laines, Royal Pavilion and more. Please visit the website for detailed pricing information, routes and timetables.

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Prince Regent Swimming Complex

Prince Regent Swimming Complex

Prince Regent Swimming Complex has recently undergone a major refurbishment program. Facilities include four different swimming pools, a health suite, crèche and meeting rooms. The standard opening times for the swimming pool are: Monday - from 10.30am until 9.30pm Tuesday - from 10.30am until 6.45pm Wednesday and Thursday - from 10.30am until 9.30pm Friday - from 10.30am until 5.45pm Saturday - from 9am until 4.45pm Sunday - from 10am until 9.30 pm Early morning swimming is available for members Monday to Friday from 7am until 9am. Various membership packages are available but non members can use the facilities at the complex and pay on the door.

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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle, currently the seat of the Duke of Norfolk, dates from approximately 1070 and is one of the most complete remaining British castles. Exhibits within the castle include various works of art, armour and period furnishings and a visit includes the opportunity to view the Gothic architecture of the 14thC Fitzalan Chapel as well as explore the established gardens. Special historical events are regularly showcased and included in the normal admission tariff. Arundel Castle has also featured in various films such as Henry VIII as well as The Prince and the Pauper. Some of the facilities are not easily accessible to disabled patrons, details being provided at the website. There is ample parking and the premises include both a restaurant and gift shop. Credit cards other than Diners Club or American Express are accepted. Please note that photography within the castle is prohibited and that no dogs other than assistance animals are allowed. Full details of the opening hours and tariffs, including reduced rates for groups of 20 or more persons, are provided at the website.

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