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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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 

Wennington, Nr Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ideal for single traveller. Handy for beachfront. Quiet area. Room clean and comfortable, shower and handwashbasin, kettle, desk etc. Separate loo on the landing. Breakfast plenty of choice, cooked to order and delicious - sets you up for the day. Helen very welcoming and helpful. Lots of places to eat nearby. 10 - 15 walk from shops. Will use again,... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your first stay in Brighton. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just stayed for the weekend, very warm welcome from Helen & William, felt at home straight away, location good short walk to the Brighton Pier. Full English is a must and cooked to order. See you soon.

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Boydens and in particular the breakfasts. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and look forward to welcoming you again next time. More 

Caboolture, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Boydens is set back from the busy streets of Brighton, making it quiet and restful. However it is only a short walk to eateries and the beachfront. Parking is not much of a problem, with Helen able to on sell parking permits for the day. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable with a large bed. Breakfast was... More 

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future if you are in Brighton. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 5 days,it was so good,I was made so welcome from Helen and William,fresh cooked breakfast,and extremely clean and tidy room and guesthouse. It's close to all you need,and is a great base to explore from,Helen has a vast knowledge of what to do and where to go,as well as parking permits,if you need to park outside.

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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thank you for your welcomed comments. We are pleased to have made your stay in Brighton a memorable one. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A down to earth B&B in a great location. Landlady Helen and her husband make you welcome and relaxed from the minute you arrive. Spotlessly clean, a good breakfast offering and surprisingly quiet even for Pride weekend. Don't try and book for Pride next year though as we all reserved our rooms as we checked out for next year. But... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write your review expressing your views. I am delighted that you both enjoyed your stay and that you wish to return again next year. More 

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