Brighton, United Kingdom
December 31, 2004
The hotel is noted for its restaurant and walk-in wine cellar. Rooms are a little sparse, and maybe the bathrooms could do with a makeover, but the hot water bottle with the nightly turndown is a nice touch.
The town itself has a distinctly British feel, as it was settled by the British in an attempt to escape the driving heat of the lowlands. It is a good base for hiking and touring the local tea plantations. Transport in the mountains can be very slow due to the nature of the roads; if travelling by coach it can take even longer due the difficulty of negotiating the mountain passes.
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