What We Love
- A boutique five-star hotel in Brighton, with prosecco on arrival and full English breakfast Staying in Brighton’s Kemp Town, a boho enclave with a real village feel
- Delicious breakfasts in bed with healthy fruit smoothies and cooked-to-order eggs
- Gorgeous guest rooms with Noble Isle bath products and plenty of mod cons
What To Know
- Located in the center of town, just two minutes from the beach
- This is a boutique property with only 9 rooms (some of which have sea views)
- Free WiFi is available in common areas
Perfect for those who like to be right in the heart of things, this tiny five-star guesthouse perfectly encapsulates Brighton’s boho vibe. And the location couldn’t be more spot-on either; smack bang in the heart of Kemp Town – the villagey neighbourhood just east of the city that’s all grand seafront crescents, elegant squares, drain-your-wallet shopping, and on-trend eateries.
Set in a Grade II-listed building on a quiet side street just off the seafront, the look in each of the nine guest rooms is hip but homely. Expect soothing hues, high-end furnishings, comfy beds with down feather pillows, and wet rooms with power showers and Noble Isle toiletries. Nice extras include flatscreen TVs with Freeview channels, iPod docking stations, and a decanter of port.
After refuelling on award-winning breakfasts in the gorgeous blue-panelled lounge, your days here can be spent wandering through The Lanes for designer and vintage goodies, relaxing in the stunning gardens of King George IV’s Royal Pavilion, and gorging on masterpieces at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. And of course, no visit here is complete without hitting the iconic Brighton Pier for its fun rides, amusement arcades, candyfloss, and rather famous rock shop.
Good to know
The hotel does not have a car park but provides 24-hour parking permits for £10 per day.
How to Get There
A perfect solution for me, deciding at one week's notice to attend a conference in Brighton. I chose the smallest available room, as super budget conscious for work trips, and the room was perfect. Tiny, as shown, but making really good use of space, and no unpleasant surprises at all. The staff are all really friendly and kind. Especially the night receptionist who helped me with my bathroom light (I'd suggest putting instructions on the mirror for dummies like me) and the French lady with whom I chatted when picking up my bag. Breakfast was really good!
Nice place, good location and breakfast was nice. However the room was really hot with no air (there was a fan but too small to get any air in the room). We would suggest they get bigger ones for the top floor.
The bathroom / shower room was very small and you couldn’t stay in there for longer than a couple of minutes as it got very hot and wet.
Appreciate it was a very hot weekend but i would recommend anyone booking a room asked for a fan and avoid the top floor if you can.
I would go back but I wouldn’t pay the price I did next time. There were other options that were cheaper and the whole idea of our stay was a good nights sleep and a lay in (a night away from the very demanding kids!) and yet we returned as tired as when we went. But Brighton is fun and the short walk back to the hotel after a night out was good.
My second stay at The Kemp House. This is a hidden gem and well worth the time spent finding a parking space. The rooms are well furnished, great bathrooms and comfy beds.
Thoroughly recommend The Kemp for an overnight or weekend stay!
Well that's twice in two weeks that I have been caught by the booking snatchers on-line.
Usual rules, research a decent place with a decent bed and a decent breakfast. I was in town for a 4 day conference and know the area pretty well so the 15 minute walk to the conference centre didn't phase me so I went to the website for a comparison. The online price was significantly cheaper, even with the hotels discount code so I called up. The receptionist advised me to take the cheaper price, even with the commission it was a better deal.
Ordinarily I would prefer to deal direct, so I queried it at the time of the stay and the manager said they should have honoured the deal - best check.
Anyway, the room was comfy and compact, shower was pretty good but the one niggle was the sink which is the first thing that you confront when entering the bathroom,it is way too narrow and the tap protrudes so it is nye on impossible to brush your teeth or have a shave without soaking yourself. On the plus side there are ample towels and bathrobes and slippers are a nice touch, as was the decanter of port (only enough for two tots per day though).
On the amenities I have to ask every day for new sugar and tea but the range was good with all tastes catered for.
In relation to breakfast, the earliest sitting was 08:00 which is a pain given the 20 minute walk to the town. Also it is cooked to order so expect a wait if you are not first down. One morning I asked for a bacon sandwich and received one slice but in half with one rasher, however there is a complimentary smoothie and the usual toast cereal croissant ensemble.
Overall very pleasant.
Superb experience. The room was beautiful with so many thoughtful touches. Location excellent. Staff truly exceptional in helpfulness. Breakfast superb and imaginative. Really can’t recommend this highly enough.