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The Kelvin

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   9 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
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Ranked #55 of 96 Brighton B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just stayed for the weekend for a wedding. Perfect location, comfortable bed and tasty breakfast. Unfortunately there was no hot water on morning of the wedding so washed hair in freezing water. It was fixed later and the shower was great. Patrick was a star and his staff very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Kelvin for the weekend, at first sight it looks ok but nothing special. On arrival you have to call the owner/manager to gain entry, no reception area so you are taken into the breakfast room, given a key and that's it, he's gone! we didn't see him again during our stay. The room we booked was supposedly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made me feel immediately at home.Advised me to all the sites and good breakfast.Available as a need arose.Just a few minutes walk to the Brighton Wheel,Beach and only 10 to stroll the Lanes.Excellent.Expect to return,Jim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed here bank holiday weekend and we loved it here, the location is amazing so close to everything and very very clean. The only thing i would say is the breakfast is not very big at all 1 sausage and 1 rasher of bacon on your fry up doesnt go far but im sure if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just the perfect place for you if you´re traveling and looking for a good bed and kind people! It also has a good breakfast and it´s quite near from the main touristic points in Brighton, especially the pier! Loved that!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Kelvin Guesthouse is located in a road right opposite the Brighton Wheel, making it very close to the city's main attractions. This is extremely handy for travel if you don't have a car and don't fancy journeying on public transport. The hotel itself was clean, and to a large extent so was our room, bar a few marks on... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having stayed at the kelvin twice before under the ownership of Paul and Shaun, we were disappointed to find out they are no longer there......and doesn't it show. It is now just another tired B & B which serves a purpose, close to all amenities but no friendly hospitality which really helped make your stay a special one. A phone... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed here over a weekend for my birthday last week. What a lovely little guesthouse. We arrived early at Brighton (10am) however our check in wasnt until 2pm, so rang the hotel and was advised to come straight away as our room was already cleaned and ready for us. Room was small but clean and perfect for a couple... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I paid £100 for 'luxury king size room'. Room was small; the king sized bed 2 beds put together; cheap mattress; cheap duvet and pillows; flimsy curtains. Mediocre breakfast; waitress smoked fag in our sight; no help with buggy. Unwelcoming and depressing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Myself and two sisters stayed last weekend and found it very comfortable and above all clean (we did the hotel inspector thing and checked for matress protectors!!!) Patrick was brilliant, very helpful. Breakfast was lovely, nothing lavish but lovely nonetheless. We had the room on the ground floor next to the entrance so it was a bit noisey when people... More

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Address: 9 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kelvin 4*
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