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“A wonderful and cosy stay!”
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Boydens
Ranked #34 of 93 Brighton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Townsville, Australia
1 review
“A wonderful and cosy stay!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Boyden's guest house is probably one of the best places I've ever stayed at! I stayed here for 3 nights with my other half over New Year and it was the perfect choice! We stayed in room number one which had partial sea views and an incredibly large, comfortable bed with more pillows and cushions than I could count! Every day we left the room only to return and find the bed perfectly made, bathroom immaculately cleaned and even the corner of the toilet paper folded over! Breakfast was also very well presented, including choices of cooked breakfasts made to order and an unlimited amount of tea, cereals and juice! The toast was even cut into little triangles with the crusts removed! The attention to detail in this guest house was very impressive! The land lady was very friendly, polite and professional and made our stay feel as if we were at home! The guest house is in a Victorian town house and the interior decor is very well suited to the character of the building! I believe this guest house has the quality of a very good hotel, but the ambience and homely feel of a guest house! I definitely recommend this place and would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to make sure your stay was a comfortable one especially as you had just arrived back in the UK from Australia. I look forward to welcoming you again if you are passing this way again.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The house was lovely and 'homey'. The owner Helen was an excellent host, very friendly, helpful and accommodating, which always make a difference to the place. The room was nice and clean, breakfast was yummy.
Would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for adding a comment and that you enjoyed your experience at Boydens. We very much would like to welcome you again the next time you are visiting Brighton.
Kind regards
Helen
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The B&B is ideally situated being only a short walk from the pier / sea and shopping areas. The room we stayed in was compact, quiet, very clean and the bed extremely comfortable. Unfortunately as I was a bit under the weather I didn't have the breakfast but my other half confirmed it was very good.

Helen was an exceptional host...within 10 minutes of arriving she had sourced information on local music venues for us following an enquiry we made.

Would definitely stay here again when visiting Brighton.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for placing a review we look forward to welcoming you again when you visit Brighton the next time so you can experience the breakfast!
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whyteleafe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Spent our 10th anniversary here. We had originally stayed here 11 years ago on our first trip away together. When we arrived the owner was lovely. Asked if we had been to brighton before and was prepared to explain everything about the area. Comfy bed, nice room and great breakfast. Only problem was the rain the next morning.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
It was a shame about the weather so you couldn't stay longer in Brighton, but at least you managed a night away from the children on your anniversary. Thank you for taking the time to give a review. I am glad that I played a small part in your celebrations.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Helen and William were absolutely fabulous hosts, and it was an utter pleasure to stay at their guest house! The room was clean, well presented, comfortable and had all the little extras we often take for granted (tea, coffee, and chocolates to go with)! Helen was warm, welcoming and extremely helpful, and William makes a fabulous breakfast! They were both wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
We are both very pleased that we helped to make your weekend a memorable one and hope to welcome you again in the future. Thank you for your review.
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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

William and Helen will do everything they can to help you, advise you and make you feel comfortable. Helen took time to tell us about the city, show us the map and the interesting areas. She always had a nice word for us, was always curious, at breakfast time, about what we had done the day before. Very welcoming, kind and friendly people.
The street is quiet and in a great area, close to St James's St which is very lively, busy and very popular with lots of nice pubs and different restaurants. It is a 10 minute-walk to the city center and less than 5 minutes to the sea front.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Anne H
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you here. I like to pass on previous guest's experiences to others when I am checking them in, but hope you didn't find it too intrusive. I look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in August. It's a fantastic guest house and Helen and Bill make it. They go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay. Good sized rooms and a fantastic breakfast. What more could you ask for? We can't wait to come back next year. Thanks guys xx

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Helen D, Owner at Boydens, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
We're glad you both enjoyed your first Boydens experience. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future.
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Additional Information about Boydens

Property: Boydens
Address: 27 St. James's Avenue | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1QD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Boydens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boydens is situated in Kemp Town in a residential area. It is close to all the local attractions, good restaurants and shopping. The house has recently under gone a refurshishment. Helen looks forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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