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“Long Weekend in Brighton”
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Kempfield House
Ranked #32 of 95 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed with a group of friends in Brighton for 2 nights at the Kempfield House hotel. We received a warm and friendly welcome on arrival (and from the 2 lovely Labradors) and were all shown to our respective rooms. Ours was a twin on the ground floor. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable but the only downside was it was somewhat noisy at night due to people coming out of the nearby bars, although to be fair we had the window open as it was hot. Good breakfast included in the price. Brighton itself is looking a bit tired these days but this hotel was in a good spot just off the main beach road and near the pier. Short walk to the shops or entertainment, the Lanes and transport.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Things you need to be aware of;

This establishment is not a hotel it is a B&B.
The on street parking is bad. If you have an expensive motor you will not be happy leaving it in this area. That is if you can find a place to park. Which, by the way, will cost you a minimum of £10 per night for a permit.
Reception is not 24 hours. If you arrive late you will need a front door access code.
They change the door code from time to time and don't always tell you, which means you could find ourself locked out.
I stayed in a superior room. Not a description I would apply as it wouldn't even match up to a Premier Inn.
The bottle of wine provided in the room was a third of a bottle - for two people!
The mattress was new but the bed frame was distorted out of shape so it still dipped in the middle.
Some of the rooms overlook a pub beer garden.

I moved on to a proper **** hotel down the road. It cost me just £20 more. I got free parking and a sea view!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Fotovoyager
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The top floor single room I stayed in really was very tiny indeed but I have a fondness for attics and small spaces and herring gull cries (all three of which remind me of my childhood) so I loved it and the bed was wide and comfy. The whole place is spotlessly clean and welcoming. It has a pleasant, cosy atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Great location, nice breakfast and excellent value for money. Wi-fi worked faultlessly also, and complimentary goodies are a delightful touch.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank Elderwoman
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed 1 night mid week in August 2013. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The room was clean and tidy, wet room brilliant. The seafront was less than 2 mins walk.
The breakfast was great, English breakfast was cooked to order quickly. Would defo stay there again!

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1  Thank Nursecarole
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My experience at Kempfield was simply wonderful. Convenient, well maintained, cleaned. The breakfast was really nice, served in a nice relaxing area in the basement. It was a bit noisy at night from the bar(s) nearby but that has nothing to do with the hotel itself. There are many restaurants nearby, and walking to the beach was within 5 minutes. Going to the Royal Pavilion was easy, and it was worth a visit, touristy as it is. Visiting the Town Center was not far either. Great shopping to be found there. I love walking among those little streets with shops on both sides!! Kempfield also has wonderful staff -- Scarlet was a prize, making my stay totally worth the money and time. We had some great conversation. Friendly and yet very professional.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank beebahk
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed for two nights here, absolutely lovely hotel! Central location, clean rooms and a wonderful breakfast. Special mention to Scarlett on reception who was so welcoming. Would definately recommend and hopefully will visit again

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We took our daughter and our niece for an over night stay,and as our niece was visiting from USA,it was important to get right location for such a short trip.ahe loved the house and the location was perfect with everything within walking distance.The staff were very efficient and polite.we would defiantly have no hesitation in retuning in the future!

Room Tip: For an extra few pounds you can get a superior room which was very spacious and comfortable!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank AnnieRobBushey
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Additional Information about Kempfield House

Address: 18 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England (Formerly Genevieve Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
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Ranked #32 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range: £44 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kempfield House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quality grade II listed, RAC 4 Diamond regency hotel with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere located in the fashionable area of Kemptown, close to all main attractions and the city centre. All our rooms are well appointed with en suite bathrooms and we have luxury four poster and super kingsize balcony rooms available for that special occasion. ... more   less 
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