Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hotel Wishlist: Hilton Brighton Metropole

Waterhouse Terrace (all photos taken from the Hilton website)
It's time for the third instalment in my Hotel Wishlist series!  Now that Spring seems to have finally made an appearance (or at least, the daffodils have), I thought it'd be appropriate to choose a hotel in a sunny, seaside destination.. and so, say hello to the Hilton Brighton Metropole!  The hotel was recently brought to my attention after hearing a relative's positive recount of their stay there.  The first thing to note is that it's predominantly a conference hotel, however considering my relatives were visiting Brighton for rock sticks and seawater, it would seem the hotel accommodates a wide variety of guests.      


Double Deluxe with Sea View and Balcony

Hilton Brighton Metropole Suite

The qualities of staying at business hotels include both feeling secure in your surroundings and aware of what is available to you, because there's nothing worse than checking into a hotel and finding that some of your favourite comforts and amenities aren't available.  Having said that, you can never predict a good view with any hotel, which only pushes the Hilton Brighton Metropole higher up my Hotel Wishlist - I just hope I'm not the only one imagining standing on that suite's balcony with a glass of ice water, admiring the view!    

The Salt Room
Waterhouse Bar 
Waterhouse Bar
As well as having access to beautiful views from the sea-facing hotel rooms, it seems you can also view the West Pier from the Waterhouse Terrace.  The West Pier was actually destroyed by fire in 1975 (opened in 1866) and so although you'd be looking at the remains of what once was, it still makes for a very interesting view.  I remember seeing the skeletal frame of that pier for the first time when I was very young and relating it to a crab - but if you'd rather see it in it's previous former glory, there are plenty of photos available online!  

With regard to 'things to do', the hotel is situated in Brighton and so the options are pretty much endless.  There's the famous Royal Pavilion, an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton that boasts a remarkably flamboyant interior (with a self-guided audio tour), the 'The Lanes' for shopping and/or tearooms and then of course there's the substantial Brighton Pier!  However, another reason I'm featuring this hotel in my Hotel Wishlist series is because of the on-site hairdressing facility and Beauty Rooms; professional therapists offer a wide range of Thalgo facial and body treatments, as well as complementary therapies such as Indian Head Massage and Reflexology!

Cove Hair - located in the Hilton Brighton Metropole
The Beauty Rooms - located in the Hilton Brighton Metropole
All in all, the Hilton Brighton Metropole is definitely worthy of being on my Hotel Wishlist and I'll be sure to stay there next time I visit Brighton.  There is one thing that's been playing on my mind though.. why are no obvious photos of the hotel bathrooms made available on their website?

With love,

Gabrielle x


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  1. This hotel is really classy and elegant! Rooms look fabulous! I wish to visit it too! Nice taste!
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    1. I agree with everything you've said and thanks Cvetina!

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  2. What a lovely hotel. I also love the new look of you blog, so clean and chic! Hope you have a nice and safe Friday dear! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Kenny, I really appreciate the feedback - I'm so excited to have a new blog design! :)

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  4. Such a beautiful and luxury hotel. Great pics.
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    1. You can't beat a beautiful, luxurious hotel!

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  5. It seems a beautiful and luxury hotel, I would love to go there. xoxo

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    1. Hilton hotels certainly have consistently high standards!

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  6. I absolutely love that last photograph. It looks so relaxing.

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    1. That makes two of us - it's time for a massage! ;)

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  7. It's a few years since I last visited Brighton and I am keen to return some time. This hotel looks ideal and the rooms look spacious and the views sound amazing. I remember being impressed with the Royal Pavilion.

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    1. I haven't visited in about a year - let's hope we both find ourselves back there soon! Oh, the Royal Pavilion really is VERY impressive, I agree

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  8. Such a beautiful hotel, I like the sound of those therapies :)
    I'd love to visit a place like this sometime!

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    1. The therapies sound appealing to me as well, thankfully I've got a spa break booked for next week haha!

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  9. Wow beautiful hotel!! x

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  10. This hotel looks so nice!
    Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. So glad you think so too, Vanessa!

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    1. Have a lovely week Elizabeth

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  12. Wow, it looks stunning! I need a vacation so badly, it's not even funny.

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    1. I feel the same way, I've got a spa break next week although I'm looking forward to going abroad ASAP haha!

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  13. Oh wow, this is so dreamy! How incredible would it be to stay there?! :D

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    1. Totally agree with that, the suites look particularly impressive!

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  14. Look at that view and those windows! And that bathroom! Can I live there?! Also, have you changed your template recently. I notice a difference... .

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    1. The suite's decor and balconies are so, so dreamy. Haha nice spot, I'm so in love with my new Pipdig design! :)

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  15. This hotel looks so classy and chic. I love that view! I need to visit this place sometime! I really enjoyed this series, really great posts!
    Xoxo

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    1. 'Classy and chic' is a fantastic way of describing this hotel and I'm so pleased you're enjoying this blog series!

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  16. Agree so much with the first paragraph, great post! x
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    1. Thanks very much, have a wonderful week!

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  17. Wonderful place, love the view from the rooms!! Would be marvellous to stay here :)) Happy Good Friday my dear, I hope you have a wonderful Easter time xx

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    1. I completely agree with that, the view from the suites looks heavenly! Happy Easter weekend, lovely! :)

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  18. Wow, this hotel looks stunning! I really like decor of it, but what's more - the view from the rooms is breathtaking :) Have a great Good Friday, dear :)

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    1. It certainly is a lovely hotel and the decor is really very sophisticated!

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  19. This hotel looks lovely :) The salt room is especially pretty. I've only ever been to Brighton once, but it seemed like there was a lot to do

    Rachel xx
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    1. There really is a lot to do there, I have found that even two nights staying in Brighton isn't long enough!!

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  20. Woowww!!! This is amazing <3

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  21. Oh, this looks so pretty! I want to stay here too!
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    1. Let's hope we both find ourselves visiting the Hilton Metropole in the future!

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    1. 100% agree with that!

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  23. Ah man, this would SUCH a treat! I may start dropping hints...

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    1. Haha hinting is a foolproof way of getting yourself to hotels!

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  24. This hotel definitely looks wish list worthy and with it's location overlooking the beach, the chances of having a lovely view of the water from your room seem quite good.

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    1. I'm confident including it in my Hotel Wishlist, that's for sure - it's such a gem! That's very true and few things are better than a beautiful waterfront hotel balcony view :)

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  26. This post makes me dream and wish for a hotel getaway, it's been way too long since I last have one. :-/

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    1. I know the feeling, although thankfully I'm booked on a spa break for next week! Yay!

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  27. It looks beautiful! But usually when there are no bathroom photos, it means they are very very small :)

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    1. That's true, I've visited some fabulous hotels before now and been met with uncharacteristically small bathrooms, which always comes as a surprise!

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  28. I would LOVE to stay there! I've seen glimpses of Brighton and it's lovely. Love that it is near the water. The decor is fabulous.
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    1. You and me both! Brighton is certainly a nice place to visit, although perhaps more so during the summertime

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  29. Those lights at the bar! So gorgeous. I hope you get the chance to go sometime!
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    1. Thanks Randi, have a fantastic week ahead..

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  30. Oh my this place looks stunning! I love the bedroom, looks cozy. Beautiful dining area as well x

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    1. The larger suites are particularly eye-catching - so much space!

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  31. What a great hotel! I would love to stay there one of these days, the spa therapy sessions and the salon would have easily sealed the deal for me :) xo~ Lena
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    1. I hope that you find yourself there in the future, Lena! The on-site hairdressing facilities are particularly impressive :)

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  32. Everything looks very nice!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ♥

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    1. So glad you think so as well, thanks for your comment!

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  33. Gorgeous pics!
    Have a nice week end!
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  35. It's gorgeous! This series really makes my feet itchy, I want to see them all :)

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    1. I know what you mean, it's torture for me haha!

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  36. Wow!!!!!! This looks surreal! How can it be so perfect? I'm noticing signs of envy rising up in me :D
    Hope you have a wonderful time <3 Kisses from Budapest xoxo

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    1. I don't have any trips planned to visit this place, however I doubt it'll stay that way for long!

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  37. wow, such a beautiful and glamorous hotel :D xoxo

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    1. There are so many ridiculously stylish hotels around now and so little time to write about them all haha..

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  38. My bf would absolutely agree with you. When we travel, he's usually the type to book the expensive hotels because he wants to be comfortable, while me, I'm more of a backpacker but I wouldn't mind staying at a nice place too. Ha! We usually stay at Marriot Hotel.

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    1. I'm very much a 'comfort traveller', I'm almost ashamed to admit haha. Oh Marriot hotels are gorgeous too, I forgot to mention that chain in the post!

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  39. Amazing! :)
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  40. That looks so incredible! Especially the beauty rooms! I'd love to visit there one day too! x x

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    1. The beauty rooms and hairdressing facilities are particularly enticing, I know!

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  41. Great hotel and wonderful review...thank you for your fantastic suggestion about wearing a maxi.

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    1. Thanks Ivana, have a fantastic week ahead

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  42. Wow beautiful hotel! Looks like a dream! Amazing! I wouldn't mind to stay there :)

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    1. The views from the suites certainly do seem very dreamy!!

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  43. Wow, this hotel is so beautiful, wonderful place. ^^
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  44. Hi sweetie, this wishlist hotel is very cool. I love these photos. Kisses
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    1. It's nice to know you're enjoying the Hotel Wishlist series!

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  45. Nice post, have a great weekend :)

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  46. Wow what a beautiful hotel! I went to the Hilton in London with work once and it was amazing, completely agree that it's worth splashing a bit of cash for reliable quality!

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    1. The Hilton seems to be a top choice when it comes to conferences and work dos/parties!

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  47. I would love one of those sea view rooms! Looks beautiful!

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    1. You and me both, the views would be spectacular from the balconies!

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  49. wow.. now that is a luxurious hotel!! :D

    Have a great Easter Sunday! :D
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    1. Hilton hotels do have something rather special about them, for sure

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  50. Hello dear! thanks for coming on my Blog .. I send you a big kiss .. and Happy Easter! ^.^

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  51. So pretty!

    God bless,
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  52. Oh girl, I am LOVING your new blog layout! Work it! Haha
    Also, I love this hotel wishlist series, makes me wish I was a billionaire so I could just travel and staying all these gorgeous places!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much for noticing Anjelique - I felt as though it was the right time for a freshen-up! I know the feeling, we'll have to get working on becoming billionaires haha..

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  53. Amazing!! <3

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  54. The interior looks so nice!
    Love it
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  55. I've never been to Brighton but I hear really good things. That hotel looks amazing too!

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    1. It's certainly worth a visit, particularly during the summertime :)

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  56. ah, well there are so many beautiful hotels, wish I had the time and money to visit them haha.

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    1. There's always the future, plenty of time for visiting lovely hotels Susan!

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  57. Such a stunning hotel! Never been but would love to stay for a weekend in Brighton instead of staying in London that we usually do, x S.

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    1. Staying at Brighton is really lovely and mainly due to waking up to such peace and quiet, before looking out of the window to see the seaside! My visits have been wonderful - I'd definitely recommend staying there! :)

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  58. What a beautiful hotel! I would certainly stay there.

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  59. Beautiful hotel! All the rooms look gorgeous!
    Happy Easter Gabrielle!:)
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  60. this is lovely
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  61. What a lovely post, now I really want to go Brighton and stay at that hotel!
    xx

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    1. I've been bitten by the Brighton-travel bug as well haha!

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  62. luxurious :) Oh and i am really liking the new outlook of your blog..nice work Gabi :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really very pleased with my new Pipdig design! :)

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  63. This hotel looks so beautiful and relaxing!
    Great review :) xx

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  64. The hotel looks gorgeous <3
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  65. Such a cool post idea! I love interesting and fancy hotels! Such luxury!
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    1. Thanks very much, I love writing about hotels so it made sense to create a series of the most incredible hotels!

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