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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never used the word dump in a review but I am afraid that what this place is. The place is dirty and tatty. The carpets are stained and clearly not well cleaned. The TV remote didn't work so I couldn't watch the TV. The sink in the room was so small that a shave was nearly impossible. The... More 

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here after a long journey from London, very nice location for the pier and sealife Center lovely greeting from landlord nice room with good shower and facilities. Local knowledge was good too, Breakfast was good and served by very nice people. Genuinely a good place to stay!

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Thank LordChunky
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a nice play to stay and very central. Parking is an issue though. The rooms are lovely, we stayed in a double but there were a couple of issues. The shower head was lose and would spontaneously sort of hang off, and the taps were too close together so it was REALLY hard to fill up with kettle... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Although basic, it is a really friendly place, the breakfast is excellent. But the best bit, the staff, Patrick and his colleagues are brilliant, The location is very convenient for all Brighton attractions, and only a 5 minute walk to the centre.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The location of this B&B is excellent, 2 mins from Brighton Pier and close to all the bars and shops. It's a 10 min walk into Brighton town centre and 20 mins walk from Brighton train station. The rooms were smaller than expected, comes with decent beds, flat screen TV, sink, small wardrobe but everything is clean and good for... More 

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Thank sexualchocolate1978
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited The Kelvin guesthouse with a friend on my first weekend away in Brighton. We booked a couple of nights and definitely enjoyed our stay from start to finish. We were greeted by Theresa, the lovely owner of the guesthouse who sorted us out with our rooms as well as our parking (notoriously difficult in Brighton but Theresa... More 

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Thank Josh M
Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The Kelvin is near the sea front and not in easy reach if you have heavy bags and intend to walk (get a taxi) however, if you have backpacks then you can enjoy a stroll down the lanes and beach before reaching the Kelvin. The owner was very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were small, but we were only there... More 

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Thank Fallen W
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely excellent, warm friendly hotel. Two minutes walk from the pier. Staff are so friendly! Make all the guests feel so welcome, breakfast was absolutely lovely. Could not find any faults with this hotel at all. Lovely, clean everywhere , comfortable, professional and homely atmosphere. Excellent service. Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Have been here regularly and the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I booked this b&b as I was working in the area for a few days and needed a place to sleep. When I arrived I received a very warm welcome, the place had a real family atmosphere. My room was very clean and cosy and it had everything to suit my needs. I enjoyed the breakfast which was cooked fresh.

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Thank Russknight83
Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

First off all I'd like to start by praising the two young ladies who served us breakfast and serviced our rooms. They were not only polite they were very cheerful and couldn't be more helpful through out our stay. Breakfast was really nice and service was fast. We came down for breakfast at the same time as what seemed every... More 

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Additional Information about The Kelvin

Address: 9 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range: $111 - $711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kelvin 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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