The number nine must have some special significance in Brighton as the Oriental is yet another B&B with this number of rooms. Each of the rooms falls into one of five categories and is decorated uniquely. The smallest of the rooms, the single, is a bright, cosy little room with soft carpet, a padded violet headboard and small desk and chair. It has sufficient space for storage while amenities include flatscreen television and DVD player, bottled water and tea and coffee facilities and there is a fantastic photo of 1970s Denver on the wall. The bathroom features a shower cubicle and L'Occitane toiletries. The luxury doubles, of which there are two, are also very bright, and have the same features as the single room just with more space and a double bed. One of them has a hardwood floor and light olive green linen curtains, while the other has a sloping ceiling and designer armchair in cream. They each have a sink within in the room and the bathrooms have large walk in monsoon showers. The larger version of this room, the large luxury double, boasts more space, making it a better option for a lengthier stay. The superior double rooms, which are of a size you could only dream of finding at this price in London, offer many extra comforts such as chaises longue, faux leather desks, floor to ceiling windows with oblique sea views, a variety of funky lamps and an a tin covered Indian wardrobe. The bathrooms are extremely loud, with glass panels covering blocks of colour, while the bath has a monsoon shower and jets, a double vanity and smart fittings. The largest room in the hotel is the suite, which has a separate living area with corner couch and coffee table and in the bedroom a marvelous crocodile leather trunk and desk. None of the rooms have air conditioning but you will find fans in each. Similarly, in order to store your valuables safely, you'll have to entrust them to Catherine and Nathalie as there are no safes in the room. Also absent from the rooms are iron and ironing boards (on request) and telephones, although if you want to make a quick local call from reception there's no problem. All rooms do have though a memory foam bed, meaning you'll have a perfect night's sleep (we guarantee).