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Five Hotel
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

I have just returned from three nights at "Five". The stay was booked at short notice after a trip to Prague was cancelled because of the British Airways Strike.

The hotel is located within five minutes walk of the pier and less than a minute from the seafront.

The room we had was on the top floor, which is quite a climb if you are not very fit. But two middles aged people back from a twenty mile walk managed it without a problem! On the plus side we could see over neighbouring rooftops so, even though the room was at the back of the house we could have a limited view!

The room was exceptionally clean, but the showroom/toilet en suite was very cramped. There was also quite limited space for clothes. At one point the cover to the wall light fell off the wall. These were VERY minor niggles however. The bed was exceptionally comfy. Toiletries were provided and the flatscreen TV had a built in DVD player.

The breakfast was a real highlight - freshly squeezed orange juice and smoothies, fresh fruit salad, "home made" marmalade and a cooked breakfast to a scale I wish I could repeat at home. There were some lovely muffins that I wish I had room for - but I was stuffed. Also, the breakfast hours were less restrictive than at some similar sized hotels.

Our hosts were friendly and willingly offered to loan their books and ordnance survey maps for our walks.

I have stayed at a number of hotels in Brighton (some B&B and some chains) and this is definitely one of the best if not THE best overall.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank DuncanHockley
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Reviewed March 9, 2010

We have just returned from a weekend in Brighton with our 5 year old. It was hard to find a hotel that was happy to accommodate a small child but Five were very accommodating and very helpful. We all had a lovely break, the breakfasts were amazing (for all of us - my son has dairy allergies and they worked around this for us quickly and easily) the cleanliness throughout the hotel was absolutely superb. We felt that the location was perfect for us as well as very easy to walk to everywhere but a quiet enough location to stay in with a child and not feel overrun with stag/hen nights or the like. The only teeny tiny negative (if you were being fussy) was the shower room which was not newly refurbished (or recently even-1980's?) and quite small. It was absolutely spotlessly clean though and had a good working shower with good pressure so was more than fine for us. Well recomended overall - we will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Thank TheAJsOxford
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

when we researched 'boutique' hotels on the web, this one looked fantastic, however we were disappointed as we felt that the photographs did not give a true representation of the hotel.
positives - the owners are lovely poeple who gave us good recomendations for eating places etc
- breakfast was fantastic
- towels and bedding were good quality

negatives - our room was up 3 flights of stairs and was a bit tatty
-the bedside table was about 3 foot away from the bed - a nuisance when you want to turn off the bedside lamp!
-it may have been better for the owner not to mention the sea view as you had to stand on tiptoe at a very awkward angle to get a glimpse of the sea

Maybe the other rooms in the hotel are of a better quality and we were just unlucky but for the price we paid we were expecting a higher standard

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank LissaDEngland
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symes-five, owner at Five Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2010

Thank you so much for your kind report. We are sorry you were a bit disappointed but we are not advertised as a boutique hotel , we are a family run georgian 4 storie townhouse. Our photos accurately represent our rooms and enviable position we have overlooking the sea. We are happy to announce that since you stayed nearly a year ago, the third floor has undergone refurbishment and now has fully tiled mosaic bathroom, 2 bedside tables with matching (crimson) bedside lights, (see photo on website) flatscreen tv/dvd with freeview. The seaview will always remain the same as it is at the rear of the house looking down to the sea with a glimpse of the pier. However our larger bay-windowed front rooms have a gorgeous view over our square to the open sea.

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Reviewed February 2, 2010

I stayed at Five Hotel for two weeks, while doing research activity at the University of Sussex. The hotel location was perfect: I always could choose the sea-view or the street-life while walking to the bus station, every morning. The hotel is run by a really sweet couple who always made me feel at home. All the building was always extremely clean, sunny and fresh! The breakfast is really delicious (even if I am not such an English Breakfast "eater" I can say the juices, jams, fresh fruits and muffins were great). Defenitly a place to recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Thank HappyResearcher
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Reviewed November 6, 2009

We have stayed for bonfire night in room 6.

It was really good choice as this B&B met all our expectations.
- Really great location - 300m from the sea, few minutes from the town centre.
- Very well equipped rooms with Flat Screen TV, IPod Station, DVD
- Rooms very clean - one of the cleanest we ever seen
- Very nice however indirect sea view,
- Very comfortable Bed with warm Duvet
- Good Showers with proper pressure,
- Very friendly hosts,
- Tasty breakfast with great service.

Minor inconveniences
- you can only park outside on the street where is payable £1/hour between 9-18 what could be bit inconvenient if planning longer stay
- room could be slightly bigger, but there are arranged the way is not very inconvenient

Definetely good choice and great value (we paid £65/ per room per night on hotel website)

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pawel U
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