Limehouse is a lovely room only B&B right near the centre of Brighton.
We arrived on a Friday night and arranged to pick up our room key from Strawberry Fields which is the sister hotel across the square as we were worried about the traffic. My Mum & I stayed in Room 7 which is a spacious double room at the top of the house with only one other room on the same floor.
As you come out of the B&B St James Street is at the top of the square which has everything you need from supermarkets, restaurants (would recommend Betty La La's and the Italian), post office and cash points. That will take you right into the high street if you walk right down to the end and you can also get a bus to the Marina which takes about 5-10mins from outside the Co-op. Turn left out the front door of Limehouse and your right on the seafront. The Ferris wheel is just at the bottom as is the Sealife centre. Its just a 5minute walk to the centre and to the infamous lanes where you can lost in the shops and cafes.
We loved the decor of Limehouse - very fresh and clean. Our room had a table in the corner with a kettle, tea, coffee, sugar pots and 2 cups and mugs. The tea canister had some green tea, camomile tea as well so not just PG tips which was a nice touch. There was some little pots of UHT milk and I think the coffee pot had decaf as well as decaffeinated coffee. There were two bedside tables and also hanging rails behind the front door, as well as a mini ironing board. The shelf above this area had little boxes for: a blanket, iron and hair dryer - this was a normal sized proper hair dryer, not a stupid little one you would find in most hotels! The bathroom was perfect for us, quite small but fitted well in the room. Shower was great too, no problems with water. The bins were cleaned out each day and the bed made up which was a nice touch to come back too. The bed was comfy and big enough not to be squashed next to each other. Room 7 is at the back of the house, it has lovely shutters on the window which let in a nice breeze whilst maintaining privacy.
The other bonus for us with this hotel was the wifi - worked without a problem and was handy to explore the reviews of restaurants and get our bearings for the first few days! Overall, we had a lovely stay for 3 nights and would definitely go back. We quite liked being room only as this gave us the freedom to do what we wanted. We did consider having a takeaway one night as it was raining heavily and then realised that we wouldnt have had any cutlery or plates! Not a problem had we ordered pizza but other takeaways would have been a problem. We decided to go out in the end and braved the rain anyway. We bumped into Jay as we left on the Monday who is very nice and had been very accommodating. We were able to leave our bags at Strawberry Fields on the last day while we went for one last browse in the lanes before heading home. The only thing that would have made things easier would be to have some parking. There is pay and display parking outside if you can get a space from 9am-8pm each day, this is around £12/day and the same on the seafront. We parked at the marina for the weekend which worked well for us, its a 15-20min walk which with the good weather was no problem!
I would definitely recommend and will come back in the future :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to LimeHouse, your independent base to explore the best of Brighton and beyond. We’ve got a fantastic location with stunning sea views and easy access to all that our cosmopolitan and vibrant city has to offer. If you would like to make an enquiry or if you would like some further information please send us an email.Whether overlooking the sea or gardens, take time out in one of our suites with super king size beds, snug duvets and a deep relaxing bath with plenty of space to unwind. Alternatively, our newly refurbished guesthouse is just a hop and a skip to the beach and pier or a short stroll to the city centre. We have created a seaside hideaway that is full of style. Informal and relaxed, we are committed to giving you the freedom to choose how to spend your time here and we are happy to steer you in the right direction. Choose which local cafe to go to for breakfast or pre-arrange a brunch delivery to your room from our friends at Bonjour Breakfast.Your break, your choice. ... more less
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