Ferris Wheel To Be Built In Brighton

ferris It’s recently been announced that the building of a ferris wheel on Brighton seafront is going ahead this year !

The wheel (which is said to be with us until at least 2016) will be situated about 100m east from the Palace Pier and be open thirteen hours a day , all year round.

Each ride will last around 11minutes  and , on full capacity , show 280 passengers the wonderful City of Brighton from a 45ft high view.

Here at The Oriental , we are really excited about this new attraction comint to Brighton , and guessing it’s going to be hugely popular for our future guests.
We will update you on opening dates and any other developments as soon as we are informed so keep checking back at our website.

The Oriental Goes Live

Music Entertainment – Thursday 5th May


What may end up as a monthly event , The Oriental brings you ‘Oriental Goes Live’.

Two hours of acoustic music from local singer/songwriters who will be performing original songs and also classic sing-along’s for you to join in with !
There will be a drinks promo and the hotel bar (as always) will be open for the public as well as guests.

We are hoping for a great night that will compliment the warm, friendly and fun atmosphere we feel lucky to have here already.

Head down for 8pm

Line up and official details TBC so keep your eye out for blog updates or call us on 01273205050

Bedouin Soundclash Play Brighton

May 23 , Conchord 2

bedouin-soundclash-website-imageThe incredibly talented Bedoiun Soundclash are coming to Brighton next month to promote their forth record ‘Light the Horizon’. The album has already had some amazing feedback , which is hardly surprising considering the success of the previous three.
As someone who as seen these guys live before , I cannot recommend it enough. The unbelievably tight rhythm section drives the catchy songs that blend dub, reggae and ska.
Prepare to have your heads bopping and your feet stopping to the soundtrack of summer 2011 !!
Get Tickets

If you are looking for accommodation in Brighton then we still have availability for this date. BS are often played through our speakers here at The Oriental and we’d love to hear all about the gig. There is a direct bus from the main street (2mins from out hotel) that takes you to the venue. Give one of us a call if you would like to make a booking. Visit our website for info and photos !

Elton John And Band Come To Hove

June 26 2011

The legendary Elton John will be coming to Brighton this summer during his 2011 world tour with the band. The venue for this spectacular event is Sussex County Ground, Hove. As you can imagine this is going to be a highly popular show and an amazing one too !

For more information please click here

If you are looking for accommodation then please give us a ring here at The Oriental.
Our little boutique is in the heart of Brighton but still only a short 20 minute walk to Sussex Country Ground
(alternatively we are right by the main bus route between the two places)
So stay with us and you can get the best out both wonderful towns.

You can contact us via our website or call 01273205050 to speak to one of our friendly team.


Celebrate the Royal Wedding – Brighton Style


29 April

Brighton loves to have an excuse to throw a good party and the Royal Wedding is one of them.

* The Duke Of York’s Picture House will be showing the wedding live followed by a screening of ‘The Kings Speech’.
With sofa’s, a bar, cake and bubbly , this is a nice chilled option for those who fancy escaping the crowds.
More Information …

* Exclusive new venue ‘Pop-Up Playgroup’ will be launching their ‘month-only’ opening with free champagne, cabaret acts and a swing-band. You will then be escorted by ‘wedding coaches’ to the Concord 2 for free shots, cake, confetti and cameramen whilst being entertained by bands and DJ’s !!
More Information …

* Hobgoblin will be hosting a weekend of entertainment with ‘Brighton’s Got Talent’. Starting on the Thursday night with the final on Sunday. The wedding will be shown live on a cinema screen with BBQ , games and local arts and crafts stalls ! It’s going to be a brilliant party in this large pub complete with a gorgeous terrace – perfect for sunshine drinks !!
More Information

These are just a handful of ideas there’ll also be street parties but destinations are being kept secret till the day and most pubs and venues will be holding events.

We still have accommodation available here at The Oriental so please give us a call or check out our website for information. Please note we are offering a 3 night minimum stay only , but with so much going on there is plenty to do and see !!

Chocolate Mojito’s This Easter Weekend


Due to the success of this scrummy cocktail last weekend for Brighton’s Chocolate festival , we will be continuing to have it on our specials board for the Easter Weekend. So whether you are a guest here or fancy dropping in to our bar for a drink , we recommend you trying this bitter-sweet, choc-tastic cocktail !

Opening hours this bank holiday weekend are Friday – Sunday 16:00 – 00:00

What’s on at The Brighton Centre

April/May/June 2011

pink-flloyd1British Pink Floyd , Mon April 25

From the producer’s of the world famous ‘Australian Pink Floyd’ comes our very own and all new tribute show !! Promising to be spectacular night with all the Floyd classics mixed with extravagant live performances from the top musicians and incredible stage design, lightings and animations.

Not one to miss !!!

John Bishop , Sun May 29john-bishop1

The multi-award winning John Bishop is heading to us in May to perform his brand new stand up show !!
John Bishop’s popularity has shot up in the last two years and he is now thought of as one of the funniest comedians around !
He came out of nowhere in 2010 and with his ever-growing following , we recommend you jump in there and purchase tickets . . .

b-talent1Britain’s Got Talent , Wed Jun 22

For it’s forth year , Britains Got Talent will be touring yet again this summer. Whether it’s your guilty pleasure, pet hate or complete love – the TV show has us millions of us gripped every year ! This evening will be crammed with the years favourites (for good and bad reasons !).
The night will have an incredible atmosphere with a blend of dance, music, magic, danger and surprises !!

Who knows what to expect !!!

For full listings of what’s on at The Brighton Centre click here for their website.

If you are looking for accommodation then we can help ! The Oriental is located just five minutes’ walk from the venue. With our own bar for a pre-drink, friendly staff and scrumptious breakfast (included in your rate!) we could be just what you are looking for.
Give us a call on 01273 205050 or take a look at our website for more information.

Volks Railway Re-Opens for Summer


Every summer Volks Railway runs a service along the seafront between the Palace Pier to the Marina.  Just under a mile long ; the train is fun, scenic and convenient. The station has been running since 1883 and has a lot of interesting history. Check out the official website for details, information, times and fares.

Perfect for a day out to the Marina . .

Jenna Bennett and Friends at The Latest Music Bar

Wednesday 20th April at 7:30pm

Local promotions company ‘Mode Music’ are putting on a night of acoustic acts and bands at this intimate venue on Manchester Street, Brighton. Jenna Bennett (our weekend receptionist) will be amongst the performers doing an original set with her new band ! It’s £3 on the door and promises to be a great night. Please click here for more info on the event or to check out Jenna’s music check out her facebook !

Special Chocolate Mojito’s at The Oriental


This Weekend

To join in with the Chocolate festival in Brighton , The Oriental are going to have yummy Chocolate Mojito’s on their bar menu all weekend. The gorgeous recipe consists of Bicardi Rum, Mint Leaves, Lime Wedges with Gomme and melted chocolate and will be served over ice and soda water.
Garnished with grated chocolate and fresh strawberries, this is going to be one to try . . .

Our bar is not only open for guests but also to the public , so come down and have a drink this Friday and Saturday (4pm-12am)

9 Oriental Place

Follow this link for more info on our bar