Absolute Checks into the Gorgeous new Malmaison Hotel Brighton Marina

If design, service, comfort, fine food and amazing drinks are your wishes, then look no further than Malmaison.

Now stylishly reinvented, this fabulous Hotel now boasts all-new bedrooms, an elegant brasserie with sea-view conservatory and a glittering bar. Situated in the Marina and a seagull glide from the harbour, we visited Malmaison with two young children in tow. Importantly the car was parked in the multi-storey car park on the marina and is complimentary to guests. The hotel is a short walk away.

The hotel offers 73 stunning bedrooms and these range from Standard Rooms to Club Rooms to Suites. These include as standard, free WIFI, Flat Screen Plasma TV and other essentials for your stay. There are 5 function rooms in total if you include Work & Play divided up into thirds. There is a smaller function room next to The central Lounge.


The décor is ultimately contemporary and stylish. Post punk and multi image montage images are placed throughout, The rooms in the ocean-front hotel are alternatively washed with sparkling sea reflected light on the ocean side, or gentle north facing cliff reflected ambience on the town side. It’s altogether a sanctuary to unwind after a day or evening out in the buzz of the city. Clean lines and tasteful styling ensure that these rooms offer a very comfortable retreat. Malmaison describes their rooms as Twin Inland view, Double Inland View, Double Sea View, Superior Double Inland View, Mal Club, Deluxclub sea view and Marina Suite.

The Bar at Malmaison Brighton has a style of its own. It has to be Brighton’s newest destination visit. Spacious, light and very relaxed. It’s where you can escape with your morning coffee, meet friends for lunch, or sit out on the deck to watch the world go by below. The exclusive atmosphere, sensational cocktails and eclectic design all help to make the bar special. Not to mention views over the Marina, floor to ceiling windows – and a large decked terrace.

Before dinner, we took a seat in the stylish bar and ordered drinks. The Malmaison Fizz and a Negroni were promptly delivered. The fine quality of malchemy cocktails was obvious. Being Friday, we noticed the rush hour effect – £5 cocktails between 5 pm and 8 pm. Quality and value, and second to none. The wine list includes something for everybody, and the wines by the glass are no different. These are bound to impress. Bar food is also available; Brasserie-style dining with fresh light bites or artisan sandwiches. Afternoon Tea and Classic Cream Tea is available.

The evening weather was fine so we headed out onto the balcony terrace. It has an Ibiza style lounge layout with very cool oversized ambient lighting and sits overlooking the parked boats and yachts. A fantastic place to meet with groups and friends, or simply a romantic getaway. The seats are comfortable and accommodating. Perfect escapism. Our children loved the space and settled nicely on the seating.

The hotel is licensed for ceremonies and civil partnerships, allowing you to spend the day there. A series of beautiful spaces, which you can choose to move from room to room as the day goes by. Exclusive use of the hotel is also available. The hotel can arrange your disco Dj selected from a city famous for its music scene.

A range of wedding breakfast menus is available, including a children’s menu complete with all their favourites. When guests get peckish towards the evening, decide which buffet takes your fancy.

Malmaison could be described as luxe but with a quirky vibe. This is my type of seaside hotel. The design attention is second to none, with a sassy approach to service and style and is ideal for anyone seeking a quality stay or visit. With a short journey out of Brighton’s buzz, chilling out has never felt more natural.

Staff are warm and welcoming, managing to be both professional and laidback.

 

 

Pete Hayward

Waterfront, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, BN2 5WA

www.malmaison.com