My Hotel – Jubilee Street Brighton
I arrived Sunday afternoon with my two children (Elektra 6 and Valentino 3). They were extremely excited at going to a hotel. The moment we arrived at my hotel (Brighton) in the heart of the city you are taken in by the kaleidoscope of colour that greets you. From the blue glass sliding doors as you enter through to the patterned symbol on the floor in the reception that changes colour. I had researched the hotel and the owner is a follower of feng shui which I must say I have embraced and practised some elements of over the years. Whether you believe in it or not they have created a beautiful environment that feels good.The reception team were friendly and professional and very thoughtful with regards to the children and where we could leave their scooters. Just going to our room on the 2nd floor was an experience with coloured patterns adorning the doors to each room. Once inside our room we went straight to the window seat that overlooked Jubilee Square. My daughter inspected the bathroom with its alcove where the basin looked back into the room and the well thought out position of the shower and toilet. Spacious and comfortable throughout.
Once the beds passed the kids’ bounce test, we were set and ready to discover the city. Off we went with the kids on their scooters. It’s a great location in this developed part of the city lends itself to discovering all Brighton has to offer whichever direction you decide to go. We set our compass to go for a pizza at VIP 19 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL which is a perfect restaurant overlooking the fountain at The Steine. The pizza is out of this world, as I found out from the manager, they have their own farm near Napoli, Italy therefore they make sure the ingredients are of the highest quality. 10 out of 10
Back to the hotel and off to the local swimming pool located behind the hotel, with its slides, 3 pools and spa (for adults only). I could only look on with envy as I took my position at the top of the slide. Wahoo! Back to hotel and we got into bed for some late afternoon chill out. Then time to eat once more and we booked a table at Chilli Pickle directly underneath the hotel – no brainer. More about here in the food section. The staff were awesome with the kids and could not do enough to accommodate the changes and mess we brought to this stylish unique restaurant. To top it off in the square in front of the hotel and restaurant preparing for an event of walking on fire. 20 brave souls were to walk the fire to raise money for the Dolphin kids centre locally. My children could not believe the event, a show right on our doorstep! My daughter said “Dad this is the most amazing day ever”. With all this excitement after the meal and seeing the fire walkers off we skipped to the hotel room. Pyjamas and bed. The room was sound proofed and we could not hear any noise outside or inside hotel, tick from me especially, as a city centre hotel, must have triple glazing.
Early to rise the next morning we showered and went down to breakfast which was in the Merkaba Bar with its fish tanks built into the walls and crystals placed accordingly. Melanie, the girl serving, was most helpful and more importantly, had a welcoming smile. Goes a long way in my book. A substantial continental breakfast and we were ready to get going. Bill paid, goodbye to Mirka on reception and off we went back to our normal lives. Did I mention they have an underground car park…win win!. We will be back or maybe daddy will have a weekend in My Hotel on his own as I imagine it could be a different experience.
My Hotel (Brghton), Jubilee Square | 01273 900300 | myhotels.com/Brighton