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Boydens

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27 St. James's Avenue | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1QD, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a welcome. . Helen is great. However just couldn't get used to the shower in the corner of the room and having to use a toilet on the landing. The room was very small and there wasn't even enough space to use the iron properly with the iron board. The best thing about this place is its location not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year I visit Brighton, and in recent years stayed at Boydens, for its friendly value for money, with an excellent service provided by the owners, the room, the towel, the sheets are all clean, and changed, the breakfasts, more choices than most, and accommodates everyone's pallet, finally soap and shampoo and provided so don't pack them. I enjoyed my... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. Our aim at Boydens is to provide our guests with 100% customer satisfaction, which it looks like we have achieved again. We look forward to welcoming you to Boydens again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've reviewed Boydens in the past but feel compelled to again as it was just as good as it was previously. Helen the landlady and her partner, who cooks a mean full English, are such wonderful hosts. I also noticed that a previous review gave just one star and am amazed he is even writing about the same place. Anyway,... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

I was very pleased with the positive feedback you detailed in your review and noticed that our quality of service was to your satisfaction. Our aim is to always provide the best services and facilities to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you here again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and i have been to Brighton 4 times in the last month to look at property for sale. Until this visit we had stayed at The Moreland. unfortunately we left booking very late and so we virtually had no choice as Bowdens was the only show in town. it is in Kemptown and easy to find. As it... More 

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Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

As a holiday stay boydens and the wonderful Helen would more than fit the bill.notwithstanding the wonderful location peacefully yet within easy walking distance of the city centre and an excellent bus route with night buses.the welcome and personal care is non intrusive but you are made to feel welcome and an interest is shown in what you are up... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Boydens. I look forward to meeting you again in the near future. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The friendliness and service of this place is indisputable and the breakfasts fantastic, so this review is purely based on the actual place itself. We found it a little 'dated' decor wise and 'basic' in furnishings for the price. It's worth flagging that the parking is very hit and miss - we were lucky to get somewhere as arrived early,... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review. Since your stay last September Boydens has been redecorated and the furniture in the rooms replaced. The parking is out of our control but we do advise our guests where to park their cars if the avenue is busy. I am pleased that overall your stay was a pleasant one. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Brilliant location and Brilliant Helen, If you go to Brighton stay here let me know if you find better for the same price, I'm sure you cant. We never used the car once walked everywhere. Steve & Carol

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your mini break. I hope to welcome you to Boydens again in the future. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I spent 4 weeks at the Boydens Guest house and although I was staying by myself in a single bedroom, I felt like I was at home. I will never forget how welcoming and friendly Helen was and how warm and lovely it felt to be at this guest house. Thank you Helen!

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Customer service and the comfort of my guests is my priority. I am pleased you felt at home whilst you were in Brighton. See you next time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed in Boydens Guesthouse while I was studying at English courses in August 2014. First of all, I'd like to say "thank you" to Helen and William who run this marvellous guesthouse, for their attention to all visitors and warm and hospitable atmosphere which made my 2-week holiday in Brighton extremely pleasant and memorable. From the moment I arrived... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Boydens. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We telephoned Boydens a few weeks before our stay to enquire and make a weekend booking. Courteous consideration of availability was given and our booking confirmed by email from Helen. Good central location in a quite avenue around 1 mile from Brighton Station - 20 minutes walk or regular buses to St James St or Edward St. Via Old Steine,... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Customer service and our guest's comfort is our priority. I am very pleased all your expections were met. We look forward to greeting you again. More 

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