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The Courtlands Hotel

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More than a hotel; The Courtlands is an iconic piece of Hove's history, stretched contentedly along a prestigious tree-lined avenue within a short walk of the famous promenade and shingle seafront. Quietly grand by nature, this is understated splendour and restful style, with friendly and professional service. We offer comfortable accommodation with style; each of our sixty-three en suite rooms are different – some traditional, with an eclectic mix of beautiful and authentic antique furniture, some contemporary with chic and minimal style – whether old or new, each room has complimentary wifi...
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Dry Cleaning
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 84 out of 100
81Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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It must be quite hard to maintain a building of this age and size and keep the prices competitive with the area. This place just about manages to do this. Parking in Brighton and Hove is quite difficult and also very expensive with some hotels charging over £20 a night. The
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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The Courtlands Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for this review and for coming back to the hotel; your kind and thoughtful remarks are all the more special given your status with TripAdvisor - that is heading towards 1000 reviews. Fantastic Your feedback will help us improve and whilst the trees are a lovely feature when in full leaf, of course they are, by equal measure, a natural habitat for our feathered friends Hopefully we can see you again before too long and meanwhile, renewed thanks
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When we looked out the window we were horrified please see pictures. Very upset with customer service asked for a refund or reduction were told NO said its 152.00 because it sat night! And it was a take it or leave it attitude left us with no option but to stay no apology.
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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The Courtlands Hotel
Responded 1 Oct 2018
Naturally we were very sorry to read this review. Clearly your stay did not hit all the right notes but with no proper details of your room etc we are left with the hope of reaching out to you through the good offices of TripAdvisor We should however make it clear that hotels operate in a transparent and competitive marketplace where pricing is highly dynamic and sensitive to fluctuation in demand. It is also fair to say we know of no hotel in the City which provides "free" parking with most tariffs much higher than the amount to which you refer
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When you first arrive at the hotel it looks dated and tired from the outside, the inside is the same. The room was reasonably clean but again needs a makeover. Speaking to the staff everything seems to be an extra. They charge you £10.00 per night to park your car in the car
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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The Courtlands Hotel
Responded 29 Aug 2018
We were disheartened to read this somewhat down at heel review but surely it is for a prospective guest to decide what may or may not represent value for money? To be clear hotels operate in a highly transparent and competitive marketplace where pricing is truly dynamic and sensitive to fluctuations in demand In Brighton, with parking at such a premium we know of no other hotel which does not charge, with our tariff - for guests choosing to book through an online travel agent - one of the lowest. At no point would it have stated parking was inclusive
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My first room was had a horrible looking carpet, a terrible mattress and a bare light bulb hanging from the undecorated ceiling. I was offered two alternatives but was moved from the one I chose. The FOURTH one, which I had, was clean and newly decorated. BUT the main point
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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The Courtlands Hotel
Responded 19 Aug 2018
We were disheartened by this review; it would appear that the reception team bent over backwards to find you the right room which you have been kind enough to highlight. Positively, the hotel is the subject on ongoing investment and we are proud of the Courtlands long heritage and commanding position along The Drive
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I had yet another lovely stay at this hotel. This time with my Mum and young son. I find it is the perfect location and has a lovely quirky feel to it. The room we stayed in was lovely. Lots of original Victorian features. I very much look forward to my next visit.
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Response from SteveT258Hove, Manager at The Courtlands Hotel
Responded 17 Aug 2018
Thank you for this delightful review. So pleased for you and your family and having you as loyal and lovely guests
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Nice old fittings
we cant remember if the bed was two singles joined together, as a lot of places do that! I would suggest you contact the hotel. steve and silva
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Hello, I would like to know if parking is free to stay in your hotel?
The cost is £10. Thanks for your question
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"Views from the rooms are none existent."
"Don't expect too much from this shabby hotel."
"Street facing rooms are probably best."
"Rooms st the rear are quieter but an awful outlook!"
"Rooms not facing the street have pigeons waking you up"
US$62 - US$210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandBrighton and HoveBrighton
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