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27 St. James's Avenue, Brighton BN2 1QD, England
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Ranked #27 of 100 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014
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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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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Lovely last minute find during a night away in Brighton. Met by Helen and William on arrival who couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Helen kindly upgrading us to the front room downstairs which was clean, well equipped and very homely. Nice touches throughout the room and bathroom really demonstrated why Boydens has such a good reputation for good... More

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you both for the really kind review you posted. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Boydens and the complementary upgrade to our Superior room. Very pleased to hear you relaxed ready for the onward journey. We look forward to the next time you visit Brighton and hopefully you can stay longer to sample our hospitality at... More

Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Boyden's guest house is probably one of the best places I've ever stayed at! I stayed here for 3 nights with my other half over New Year and it was the perfect choice! We stayed in room number one which had partial sea views and an incredibly large, comfortable bed with more pillows and cushions than I could count! Every... More

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to make sure your stay was a comfortable one especially as you had just arrived back in the UK from Australia. I look forward to welcoming you again if you are passing this way again. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The house was lovely and 'homey'. The owner Helen was an excellent host, very friendly, helpful and accommodating, which always make a difference to the place. The room was nice and clean, breakfast was yummy. Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The B&B is ideally situated being only a short walk from the pier / sea and shopping areas. The room we stayed in was compact, quiet, very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. Unfortunately as I was a bit under the weather I didn't have the breakfast but my other half confirmed it was very good. Helen was an exceptional... More

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whyteleafe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Spent our 10th anniversary here. We had originally stayed here 11 years ago on our first trip away together. When we arrived the owner was lovely. Asked if we had been to brighton before and was prepared to explain everything about the area. Comfy bed, nice room and great breakfast. Only problem was the rain the next morning.

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

It was a shame about the weather so you couldn't stay longer in Brighton, but at least you managed a night away from the children on your anniversary. Thank you for taking the time to give a review. I am glad that I played a small part in your celebrations. More

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Helen and William were absolutely fabulous hosts, and it was an utter pleasure to stay at their guest house! The room was clean, well presented, comfortable and had all the little extras we often take for granted (tea, coffee, and chocolates to go with)! Helen was warm, welcoming and extremely helpful, and William makes a fabulous breakfast! They were both... More

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

We are both very pleased that we helped to make your weekend a memorable one and hope to welcome you again in the future. Thank you for your review. More

France
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

William and Helen will do everything they can to help you, advise you and make you feel comfortable. Helen took time to tell us about the city, show us the map and the interesting areas. She always had a nice word for us, was always curious, at breakfast time, about what we had done the day before. Very welcoming, kind... More

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you here. I like to pass on previous guest's experiences to others when I am checking them in, but hope you didn't find it too intrusive. I look forward to your next visit. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in August. It's a fantastic guest house and Helen and Bill make it. They go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay. Good sized rooms and a fantastic breakfast. What more could you ask for? We can't wait to come back next year. Thanks guys xx

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

We're glad you both enjoyed your first Boydens experience. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed at Boydens in April before running in the Brighton marathon. The service we received was fantastic with the couple who run the hotel putting on a special early breakfast for us runners. We had a ensure room which would be perfect for a short stay. The location is also perfect within walking distance to the seafront and town... More

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased that we made your stay a memorable one. Well done again and maybe you will beat your time next year! More

surrey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed at Boydens guest house for 2 nights. Helen was an excellent host.Very welcoming and friendly. Our room was clean and tastefully decorated with a huge comfy bed!! Would definately recommend this small friendly guest house. As it we were celebrating a birthday, Helen left a bottle of wine which was a nice touch! There is a pizza/pasta restaurant... More

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Also Known As:
Boydens Hotel
Boydens Hotel Brighton
Address: 27 St. James's Avenue, Brighton BN2 1QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
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Ranked #27 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
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