Of course, when I first booked to stay at the Twenty One last winter, I was bowled over by the reviews. The reality matched what others had written
I was met by Andy who greeted this tired traveler with graciousness and a badly needed cup of tea as he Took my bag up to the room (I stayed in the single room on the first floor which Matt calls the "broom closet") while I finished paperwork
Andy gave me a little introduction about Brighton and a guide to some of the wonderful nearby restaurants and also let me know that by mentioning the B and B , there was a discount! One other comment he made that probably sums up the wonderful atmosphere was "If you are popping out, feel free to take along a beer or a bottle of wine". Now , I have stayed in many hotels and b and B's before, but never have had this lovely invitation offered !
Paperwork and tea finished, I went to my room to get settled It is a small single but never did I feel too "crowded". It was immaculate and I was bowled over by the tea tray stocked (and restocked daily) with wonderful chocolates and biscuits and many choices of tea and coffee
The bathroom (although small) not only had the usual shampoo and bath gel but a cute "vanity" kit of cotton wool balls and tweezers and also a shaving kit
What can I say about the breakfast? Well, it was quite overwhelming :). Plenty of choices of quality cereals as well as juices and seemingly bottomless teas and coffees. The first morning Matt couldn't tempt me to the Full Sussex but I did not every other morning of the 4 nights I stayed
It was wonderful also to converse with Matt in the breakfast room about holidays (mine and also where he and Andy had been to in California). It was never "forced" but truly a relaxed atmosphere
I usually stay with my friends, Mark and his partner, Neil when I come to Brighton but Mark's mother was staying that weekend and so before I came this time, Mark investigated b and B's and the Twenty One was at the top of the list !
I would recommend the Twenty One enthusiastically to friends and family and I look forward to staying again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Twenty One, we hope you will enjoy the fact that our well-maintained period property is located in a quiet residential side street, yet right at the heart of the lively and cosmopolitan Kemp Town area of Brighton. We are a few steps from the seafront (our principal rooms have the benefit of side sea views) and within easy walking distance of all the major attractions. All rooms have brand new en-suite facilities. We are so proud to have been awarded a Travellers Choice Award by TripAdvisor for the years, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now for 2015! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The 21
- The Twenty One Hotel Brighton