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“Great location close to the Pier”
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Kempfield House
Ranked #32 of 94 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Great location close to the Pier”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We only spent one night here and unfortunately it was cold and wet so we didn't see much of Brighton but we appreciated the warmth and comfort of this hotel. The room was really big with a king size bed and modern bathroom and it's a great location just off the Esplanade. The extras like the little bottle of wine were a nice touch.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stayed at Kempfield House for just one night for a recent conference. Arrived early but reception staff very welcoming and looked after luggage which they later put in the room. Room I had was huge and very clean. Really comfortable bed, tea and coffee making with a small bottle of wine. Large towels, good bed linen, window you can open, good bathroom. In all very comfortable and I would recommend the hotel for business or pleasure. Unfortunately had to miss breakfast for an early meeting.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting relations. Our room and bathroom were spotless clean and comfortable but could maybe do with a make over as quite dated and tired looking. Very nice breakfast all cooked fresh with nice coffee. Staff friendly and would stay here again.

Room Tip: If staying more than one might a for a larger room. Our room was called Patchings and was small.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Top class establishment. The three rooms were clean, quiet (all at back of hotel), good tea making etc. and decent towels. No problems with security code entrance, able to contact reception via intercom over room change. Good breakfast, large selection. Definitely recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Pleasant little guest house, well placed for sea front and town. Everything you would expect; clean room ( a little small, but we knew this when we booked), friendly staff and service and good breakfast. Stayed here for son's graduation (several other families around for same reason!) Handy for an early start!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had the Hanover room on the first floor for our 2 night stay over this weekend. The room was at the front of the hotel and was spacious and comfortable although a little tired on it's decor. However being at the front friday night was rather noisy with the pub being 2 doors away and they had live music (but then we are in Brighton). Thankfully there were earplugs supplied. Saturday night was much quieter and the earplugs were not used!

On arrival we had to let ourselves in with a security code which is not something we are used to and would have liked to have been welcomed by our hosts. We met Scarlett at reception the following morning she was very friendly.

The breakfast was well worth it! Freshly cooked and very tasty. It was good to know local produce was used.

Kempfield House is well located for all the places we wanted to go and enjoy are stay in Brighton.

We would stay again if visiting Brighton.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We've just finished our stay at the Kempfield House and although the staff there are lovely and the location is great, there were a few things that would put me off a return visit.

The room was only slightly larger than the double bed in the middle of it and the bathroom door didn't close very well so it felt like being in the same room as the person you're staying with.

The bed was a bit hard and the frame was creaky, making quite a loud noise with small movements like moving a leg or rolling over.

The window wasn't double glazed and the noise from the street on Saturday night kept me awake from 11pm until after 5am. We were given earplugs when we mentioned it to the staff which were needed as there is a loud pub at the end of the road and the bin men seem to collect rubbish every morning at 6:30am.

Breakfast was simple and there was a large selection of food to eat, from muesli to a full English, though the hot food was average at best.

Finally, the WiFi connection was non existent for half of our stay which was disappointing.

I think if we had stayed for 2 nights rather than 5 I'd have felt better about my stay, but I'm likely to book a hotel instead.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: 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 94 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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