Last week, I was lucky enough to stay at My Hotel, Brighton. I’ve actually never stayed in a hotel in Brighton but it was so cool! It was a well needed night away and I’d wanted to stay there for a while. I’d been to My Hotel before for cocktails and coffee and always walk past and peek into the lobby. We had a great evening, going for a few drinks and chilling in the room. Sorry about the quality of photos of the cocktail bar, the lighting wasn’t great! I was greeted by the lovely staff and given my room key. They were really accommodating!
T H E R O O M
I loved my room, which was a superior double. It was spacious with a great layout and very big bed. The selling point, to me, was the window seat- perfect for people watching. The bed was really comfortable with simple white sheets, not overpowering in the brightly coloured room. I liked the little workstation, great for getting ready in the morning. One thing to note is that the bathroom isn’t very private. There is no door to the shower room and the toilet door is see through anyway. Fine if you’re alone or with a partner but consider this if you wanted to visit with a friend or new date. The shower was lovely and the mirrors in the bathroom were really bright and perfect for getting ready in the morning. I found the room really ‘easy’ to use if that makes sense. Some of these ultra-modern hotel rooms can confuse me with all the switches and buttons but this was easy! The WiFi was free and the coffee was tasty, what more could you want.
The amenities were excellent- the best I’ve seen! The mini bar has everything you could ever want including a disposable camera. There was complimentary coffee pods, tea, milk and hot chocolate. One thing I really liked was that they had a recycling bin, something I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a hotel room before. You can also borrow DVD’s from the reception, I watched Devil Wears Prada whilst getting ready for my evening out.
M E R K A B A
Attached to the hotel is everything you’d ever want. Grab a coffee from Small Batch, enjoy Indian food at The Chilli Pickle and drink cocktails all night at Merkaba. Last time I was here was my 18th Birthday (nearly 4 years ago?!?!) and I really enjoyed it then. They have some cocktails on 2 for £12 which I think is great for a high-end cocktail bar who knows there stuff. I forced myself to try something new as my body can’t take any more pornstar martinis this month lol. I first tried a lovely one with tequila, lime, sugar, mint and yellow chartreuse. It was so yummy! It was a short cocktail so fairly strong but the flavours were great. Jake had a mai tai which was also lovely. For the second round, I had the yummy strawberry ‘Red Carpet’ cocktail which tasted way too non-alcohol for me (dangerous) it came with a toasted marshmallow on top, which was a great idea.
B R E A K F A S T
To my surprise, breakfast was included in my stay! It was a continental affair- lots of pastries, bread and cereals. I like a continental over a cooked breakfast sometimes. It’s quick and easy- perfect for the businessmen that stay there and families with kids. I went for a ham and cheese crossaint and then dippy eggs and soldiers. My only concern is that there wasn’t many vegan/gluten free options but you can’t win at everything! The food and coffee (suplied by Small Batch) was lovely but nothing crazzzzyyy amazing.
O V E R A L L
I really enjoyed my stay at My Brighton. The staff were kind, the bed was cosy and the cocktails were BANGING. I loved the location, Jubilee Street and New Road are actually my 2 favourite roads in Brighton. It’s a stone throw to loads of restaurants, theatres and bars so perfect for anyone visiting the city. I loved my room, I could have stayed for ages! If I wasn’t on a student budget, I’d be there monthly (even if it’s just for that mini bar) I really hope you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks so much to My Hotel for having me. I’d love to start reviewing more hotels in Brighton so please leave your suggestions!