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The Griffin Guest House
Ranked #20 of 93 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rugby
1 review
“The place to Stay”
Reviewed 3 July 2008

The atmosphere and service are excellent, the rooms were clean and the beds were VERY comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful. I particularly like the conservatory, it was a great place to chill out and the owners had thought of everything from tea & coffee to paracetamol & after sun, thanks guys. I would highly recommend anyone stay here, it is probably the best place I have stayed and it felt like leaving family when it was time to go home.

  • Liked — The owners made this place
  • Disliked — The bathroom
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2008

I stayed at the Griffin Guest House with two friends in May 2008. We had originally chosen it because we were looking for a room that could sleep 3 people, but one of my friends snores terribly, so needed some space from her. The West Wing offered two double bedrooms with a bathroom, all in it's own area of the house, which was perfect.
We were met at the door when we arrived and then Chris helped me find a parking space while the others took the bags in.
First impressions are great - lovely decor and very very welcoming hosts. The rooms were lovely, with towels, toiletries and even a Ripple bar left at the bottom of the beds!
For us the best part was the conservatory with a terrace. This gave us a space to sit and relax at any time of the day or night. The breakfast was to die for and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts.
We are already talking about going back and are recommending it to all of our friends. I have stayed in lots of different hotels/b & b's around the world, but would be hard pressed to find somewhere so perfect or relaxing. Go - you'll love it!

Sonja - Hertfordshire

  • Liked — Everything - no way of deciding one thing, All perfect
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank Sonjadu
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2008

Location is wonderful, service efficient, owners very friendly and helpful, breakfast delicious. Good night's sleep until the sun rises (and then the seagulls and pigeons start making a terrible racket). We had a rear-facing suite of two (very small) bedrooms and so there might be less noise from a front-facing room. Bathroom in dire need of refurbishment and some elbow grease

  • Liked — friendly helpful owners
  • Disliked — substandard bathroom
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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London
1 review
Reviewed 27 May 2008

I stayed in The Griffin over bank holiday weekend in May with my boyfriend. On arrival we had help finding a parking space which was much appreciated! Lovely room with a great set up, really clean and nicely decorated. The breakfasts are amazing here and the atmosphere is really friendly and laid back. I'd recommend this place if you want to be in the centre of a lively town and be close to the sea front also.

  • Liked — The friendly owners
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ani002
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cfield
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2008

Just got back from Brighton after staying at the Griffin for the first time. This was my best experience of Brighton ever and I've been staying some years. Chris & Keiron have done a fantastic job with the hotel, the rooms are clean and beautifully furnished with every attention to detail. The food is out of this world and Chris makes a mean Salmon & eggs. I was on a work trip but this made it a pleasure and they made it feel like you were staying with family. Will recommend it to anyone I meet but book early if your going as this is going to be one hotel thats in popular demand.

  • Liked — The room was really special in detail and cleanliness, the owners friendliness and the food
  • Disliked — stairs
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Thank chessygirl
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Buckinghamshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2008

We have just spent 3 nights with the two charming and helpful guys who own this place and it was total perfection! Nothing too much trouble, fantastic cooked breakfast every day and a spotless clean room to enjoy! Loved the spa bath in our room (number 8) and the little terrace at the rear of the hotel is an excellent idea. We'll definitely stay here again the next time we're in Brighton and I'll be recommending this place to anyone I know heading in the direction of Brighton - keep up the great work boys!
Very sad to say goodbye:) x

  • Liked — All of it!
  • Disliked — not applicable!
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank AdyRichie
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London
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2008

We have just returned from The Griffin in Brighton, rang on Thursday a/m and were told no problem for an overnight stay. Owners Chris and Kieranhad excellent customer care skills and were very informative.
When we arrived we were greeted welcomly, we found this hotel very homely and at ease, we were given a room which had a four poster bed, walk in large shower separate wc and very tastefully decorated, this hotel lies in the heart of Brighton, a short walk to all shops and buzzing nightlife.
In the morning we had a cooked full english breakfast that you rarely get at most hotels all included in the price, we strongly advise visitors to Brighton go to The Griffin for all the above reasons.

  • Liked — Location and excellent Customer Care
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Referee54
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Property: The Griffin Guest House
Address: 14 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
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Ranked #20 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Griffin Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Griffin is a Georgian Townhouse in the heart of Brighton. The Griffin Guest House is a few yards from St. James Street, and also just off the seafront, you can be on the Pier in less than two minutes. The Griffin has undergone a thorough renovation in recent times and offers clean modern accommodation, lodged in a charming building dating from 1760, the hotel has nine rooms, each with its own en suite Whirlpool bath or shower ... more   less 
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