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“Perfect Place for a Hen Weekend”
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Looking Glass Room Fully equipped dinky kitchen with vintage tea set
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Flamingo Dreams Room
Looking Glass Room
Fully equipped dinky kitchen with vintage tea set
Madhatter Lounge
Vintage accessories
Playing card wallpaper
Teacup chandelier
vintage playing cards wallpaper
Madhatter Lounge
Madhatter Lounge
Madhatter Lounge with 2 silver sofa beds
Vintage tea set & complimentary beverages
Luxury wetroom with 2 showers
Teapot tap
White Rose Boudoir Victorian wash stand
Flamingo Dream Room wash stand
Stairway
Terrace
Brighton's historical Lanes
Black Lion Street (Black Lion and Cricketers Pub)
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Brighton, East Sussex, England

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pinky84
Bath, UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for a Hen Weekend”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This is a really cute cottage, and perfectly located for our classy, vintage themed hen party.
So many tiny details, making the cottage really fun.

The decoration and cuteness of the property also matches the cosiness of the property,. We had six in our group, and it was just the right size. If you are thinking about using the sofa beds, you would need to carefully think who would be happy in them, as it is rather cosy.

Its really well located, we based ourselves around the beach (we had fantastic weather) and the lanes.

We kept our hen costs by being able to walk everywhere, no taxi costs. We also did a picnic on the beach and then fish and chips in the evening. (All tea, coffee and cleaning bits are provided) The catering facilities are basic, but suitable for basic meals. We were also able to have lots of pre drinks before going out on a night out and only went to two bars mainly for dancing, as the bars and clubs are so close. (perfect if anyone needs to head home early)

The only thing that bugged me was the nosiy seagulls, but that's Brightons fault - Jacqueline provides earplugs!

Jacqueline, is also really organised and really helpful, and you tell she puts a lot of thought into here guests.

This is perfect for hens, I would say that the low points of this property have been cleverly twisted so they are a highlight - the outside toilet is the best feature! The property is cosy rather than small, and the location is in the noise, so you need to go out and enjoy with everyone, but you don't mind as its so close!

I would only go here as a party property, not for a relaxing break! Perfect for classy hens!

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Liked best: The decoration
Liked least: Noisy seagulls
Traveling group: Large Group
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Bristol
Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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tiredandt...
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“I felt just like Alice”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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This is a quirky and beautifully presented cottage right in the heart of the old centre of Brighton. We were a group of four, so didn't test the sofa beds in the sitting room, but the 'real beds' were very comfortable indeed.
We loved the thoughtful little decorations, such as the rabbit with his ruff and stopwatch in an alcove, and the teapot tap in the outside loo!
Being in the heart of the city inevitably means 'city noises' but Jacqueline has provided foam earplugs for those who might find it a little too loud. We didn't need them, so maybe the sea air, and all the exploring of the Lanes and North Laine area works as a sedative?
There are masses of nearby restaurants (within a five minute walk) so even though there is a mini kitchen, we barely needed to use it. There is a cafe in Duke's Lane called TFI which does a fantastic Full English breakfast for under £7, and opens at 7.30am. If you want to eat around 8pm, I'd advise booking at most, as they are all very popular. 'Jamie's Italian' is about three doors away, Gars is lovely but pricey for Chinese, and there are three pubs which do food within yards of the front door. Most high street staples have a presence in the area too.

As we had come to explore and shop, but not cook, this was the perfect location.

Brighton seafront is no more than 100 yards from the front door, with the Pier about 250yards.

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Liked best: The attention to detail
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alice M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic quirky little cottage.”
Reviewed May 15, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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I booked this place for my best friends suprise Hen Party and we couldn't have loved it more. Everywhere you look there are more suprise features waiting for you, nothing has been left out. The bedrooms were all so cozy and the beds were very comfortable too. The bathroom was a great size for a property of this age too and the addition of the extra toilet downstairs was great, not to mention the teapot tap, genius!!! The small terrace is a well utilised space and a perfect sun trap (When the sun comes out!)
The location is perfect too a stones throw away from the beach and wonderful restaurants and shops of The Lanes.
Overall I would say that everyone should visit The Looking Glass Cottage to experience it's charm for themselves, it really is one of a kind.

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Liked best: The amazing attention to detail throughout the property.
Liked least: Slightly noisy at night because of it's central location however ear plugs are provided.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Foddle
1 review
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“Perfect Brighton Haven”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
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Our group were five friends travelling from Dublin to Brighton for a long weekend. I had found Looking Glass cottage on the internet and thought the photos looked like a good place to stay. When we arrived we realised that photos can't do this place justice enough. The house is beautiful and so unusual. Everthing about the decor makes you want to spend hours in the place. Which doesnt help when there is so much to see and do in Brighton!
Jacqueline, the owner, was extremely helpful from my first booking enquiry and we really appreciated her clear instructions and the bottle of bubbly she had left for us.
The location is perfect, right in the centre of everything. And the recommendations for places to eat in the Looking Glass' handbook were spot on.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place for a group of friends looking for somewhere nicer than a hotel to stay in.

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Liked best: The quirky,comfortable decor and the location.
Liked least: We had to recycle our bottles on leaving but it was hard to find a recycling bin nearby.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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London, England
Reviewed March 31, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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people found this review helpful

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 27, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location, unique interior decoration and character of the property
Liked least: Noise from surrounding pubs
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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