On a sunny afternoon in Brighton, I had an afternoon tea date at The Jetty within The Harbour Hotel. Now, you only have to say the word ‘cake’ to me and I’ll be there in a flash but this was no ordinary afternoon tea. I was meeting up with a group of Brighton Bloggers, a Facebook group run by Chelle McCann. It’s always lovely to meet other bloggers in the area and I also knew my good friend Ky from Snapshots & Adventures would be there.
The Harbour Hotel is home to The Jetty restaurant and you have to see the amazing location to believe it. Located just past the West Pier, I was excited to have a look round and see more of the hotel. The Brighton Harbour Hotel is nautical themed and we were told that each hotel in the chain has its own theme to match the city’s vibe. I really felt like I was on a ship as we walked around to get a feel for the place. The HARBar looks like a fantastic place to have a drink before dinner and loved the open kitchen as we walked through.
We went upstairs to see the rooms and I was blown away. With beautiful decor and complimentary gin and whisky on arrival – this is the kind of place I could stay in! The hotel has 79 rooms all with brilliant views on the seafront and I immediately thought this would be a fantastic place to recommend to people coming to stay with us. The hotel is a listed building and throughout our tour, I was spotting beautiful Georgian features.
Next we went to see the spa and swimming pool for a bit of relaxation. The hotel has an underground spa, which I’d never seen before. As we entered, we saw six treatment rooms as well as sauna, steam room and rainforest showers. There was also a large, mood-lit swimming pool – I couldn’t ask for more on a spa day. The best part came next as we visited the private grotto, which is designed for couples. You can have your own area with a hot tub, double day bed and butler service at an extra cost. Access to the spa facilities is complimentary with the hotel room and you can also buy a day pass for £25 per day.
It was now time for afternoon tea in The Jetty Restaurant and I couldn’t wait! We enjoyed a high tea of finger sandwiches, fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, cheddar scones with bacon jam (a first for me, but such a treat), raspberry choux buns and cherry bakewells too. Of course, there was also plenty of tea and I was completely stuffed afterwards. We chatted and got to know each other and had such a lovely afternoon. Huge thanks to Chelle for organising and also to The Harbour Hotel for looking after us so well.
We were invited to The Harbour Hotel, Brighton for complimentary high tea for the purpose of this review. All views are my own.