When something is not your cup of tea it’s usually because you’ve picked up the wrong mug. Get it right with today’s Groupon: £25 for afternoon tea for two, nine hours of parking, and full use of spa facilities at Thistle Brighton.
Oozing four star luxury and with a sea view to boot, this indulgent hotel is part of the iconic Thistle chain and has its thoroughly modern finger firmly on the hospitality pulse. The auberge is a stone’s throw from the pier and accomodates guests in style with penthouse suites and a luxury health club complete with pool, sauna and steam room. A popular wedding venue, this hotel features a range of eateries and drinkeries, from the Promenade restaurant with striking aquatic vistas, to the glass-topped Atrium bar and the contemporary Waterbar.
The day can begin with a dip in the pool of the Otium Health and Leisure Club before working up a lunchtime sweat in the fully equipped gym. Drivers can park up for the day and take a wander around The Lanes before heading back to the hotel for a leisurely afternoon tea in the Atrium Bar. When seated in this airy expanse, sup a tea or coffee while finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a selection of cakes keep teeth sweet.