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“Very welcoming, helpful hotel”
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Kemp Townhouse
Ranked #30 of 94 Brighton B&B and Inns
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very welcoming, helpful hotel”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We booked the hotel on the same day as we arrived as a last minute trip to come and see our son at university. I specifically asked about the beds as I have a very bad back. They were extremely helpful. The room was just as described. The bed large and comfortable with luxurious duck down bedding. Our bathroom was a wet room which had a good effective shower. Other reviews have mentioned this as a negative but we found it absolutely fine. Attention to detail throughout the room was excellent however the towels would be better if they were bigger.
The staff were helpful and informative they also accommodated our son for breakfast. I would recommend this hotel and definitely return. Thank you.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes,

Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

A great one night stay in Kemp Townhouse. Had a lovely room on the top floor with a bath in the bedroom. Attention to detail was great down to the toiletries and the smoothie shot at breakfast. In a great location, it was only a short walk to the lanes and main town. The only thing I would suggest looking at is the quality of the pillows but saying that I would still definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your comments and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the pillows you're right that these are a tad on the soft side so I've just ordered some firmer ones to give our guests more options. I hope you'll be back to try them if you head to Brighton again.

Best wishes,

Paul
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

...I could write a negative review of this hotel I would love to in order to prevent others discovering this truly extraordinarily wonderful hotel. It is 100m from the beach. The room was beautifully appointed with many nice little touches, decanter of port, real coffee, real milk available etc. with a very comfortable bed and lose-yourself-in-them towels. The breakfast was as good as any I have ever had anywhere in the world with all fresh local ingredients including home made compotes and smoothies. Really excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Go. Enjoy. We did.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for writing such lovely comments. You've made the team's day!

Wishing you all the best,

Paul.
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Northchapel, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Fantastic for a short stay. We had two rooms and they were both perfectly fine, new clean and nice linens. Breakfast is almost worth the stay -just perfect French toast. Paul was really helpful when one of our guests needed help in the city. We will stay again.

Room Tip: No internet in the upstairs room, although it is really spacious.
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Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and I'm sorry the wi-fi wasn't working as it should. This is now resolved and I very much hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again.

Best wishes,

Paul
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London
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the four poster room with bath. Very beautifully decorated, comfortable bed. Staff were very very friendly and attentive. Had breakfast in bed at no extra cost, which was delicious, best I've had in a hotel. Smooth check in and checkout, quiet place, I can go on. All in all, a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend to friends. Will be back.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Kayode A
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely words and we very much look forward to welcoming you back!

With Best Wishes,

Paul.
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We were really pleased we found this hotel, it suited us perfectly. We chose a king room, and were upgraded to one with a four poster bed, which was lovely. All the staff were friendly and very helpful, and helped us to find a parking spot outside - where we could stay for 24hrs for £9.50. Parking in Brighton is a nightmare... The breakfasts used free range ingredients, which is important to us, and were very nicely prepared to order. There were also aNespresso m/cs in our room. My only criticism was the wet rooms, which were tiny (I saw 2). They were beautifully appointed and worked well, but I didn't like that I was almost standing on the loo to shower, and everything in the room got wet. Still, I would go back anyway.

Room Tip: For us it was worth paying the extra for a king room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thanks so much for your comments. Whilst the wet rooms are compact, as you found they are extremely nicely appointed and we've just upgraded our toiletries to Noble Isle which I hope you'll get the chance to enjoy next time you visit Brighton!

With Best wishes,

Paul.
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East Molesey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stayed for one night (Friday) during off-peak November. The welcome by the Manager was good and he was very helpful in recommending a day street parking permit for zone 3 costing £9.50 but offering peace of mind whilst we could enjoy the whole of Saturday for our Brighton visit.

We had a top floor normal double but without a front of hotel/sea view. All very cosy as the name implied with good furnishings and facilities. The one thing I'd have been happier without, was a "walk-in" shower which positively flooded around the whole bathroom/loo surface area and didn't drain quickly. However, it's probably good for the hotel owner as it reduces the time one spends in the shower and the owner's hot water bill!

Breakfast is quite legendary at this hotel but it was a real shame that ours took ages to arrive and the girl serving the tables made an apology. As the hotel wasn't full to capacity, it seemed odd that she mentioned that it was due to guests coming through at a similar time. It was a Saturday morning so they should be more prepared for the outcome of having guests sleeping in a bit and wanting a not-too-early breakfast.

Overall, a very enjoyable place to stay and really handy for a part of Brighton where it is a delight to shop and eat.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul L, Owner at Kemp Townhouse, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for providing such detailed feedback and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay, even if breakfast was a bit on the slow side. You'll be glad to know that we have put some new processes in place in the kitchen which should mean that breakfast should be speedier should you decide to stay with us again.

Wishing you all the best.

Paul
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Property: Kemp Townhouse
Address: 21 Atlingworth Street, Brighton BN2 1PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Kemp Townhouse 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kemp Townhouse: "Brighton chicest new hotel. The IndependentKemp Townhouse offers luxury boutique accommodation at affordable prices. All 9 bedrooms have stylish en-suite wet rooms and boast their own individual features such as bay windows with sea views, beautiful antique fireplaces, free standing bath or indulgent four poster beds. The Regency style listed property is found in a quiet location, just off the seafront, close to the beach as well as restaurants, shops and Brighton’s thriving nightlife. ... more   less 
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