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The Kelvin
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The Kelvin
Ranked #54 of 98 Brighton B&B and Inns
Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Our stay this year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We spent three days at the Kelvin and found it to be very nice. The only issue we had was that the charge for the parking permits had gone up from £7 last year to £10 this year per day! This put an extra £30 on our stay. I've contacted the Council to ask why their charges have risen so dramatically but no response as yet! Apart from that we had a great holiday!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carol p
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stayed for 5 nights in August at The Kelvin. This was my second stay here. I highly recommend it if you are wanting affordable, centrally located accommodation. The Kelvin is situated a quiet side street between the sea front and the lively St James Steet. It is very conveniently located for shops, pubs, restaurant and buses. The new owner, Patrick, was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. The hotel is clean and comfortable.....the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. The staff are polite, friendly and helpful. Very good breakfast with plenty of choice. See you next year!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kyrenia1965
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We usually stay in the ex-sister hotel Boydens but this was fully booked so decided to give the Kelvin a go. We are glad we did. We have no complaints about anything and would happily stay again- maybe not in room 10 though: it's right at the top of the house and seems a long way after a few too many party drinks. Staff and host, Patrick, are welcoming and friendly and
Brighton wise the location is perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nick T
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

brilliant place to stay,warm friendly atmosphere patrick and his staff very welcoming,rooms clean and tidy,lovely breakfast,hotel situated within five minuets of the pier,would stay at this guest house again.highly recommended.
barry and bethan.
llanelli.
south wales.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank barry d
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

just to let you know,I stayed at the kelvin from the 20th until the 22nd of august 2012,was extremly pleased with everything the room was very comfortable n clean staff vry pleasent breakfast perfect,good start to the day.I have n will b recommending to all my friends n family this is the place to stay with an ideal location aswell,hope to be back soon.TREVOR

Room Tip: all rooms are of a very good standard,although no lift n stairs mite be a problem for some with mobi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank willowb73
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Leatherhead
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

The Kelvin was just what we were after for our 4 day break.
It was warm, comfortable & efficiently run.
Handy to everything in the city centre.
Best of all a relaxed, helpful & hppy atmosphere.
The rooms were clean and simple, the showers terrific.
Thank you Patrick and All. We'll be back.
Stunning view of the Brighton Eye at the end of the street.

Room Tip: We had ensuite room 3.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leodridan
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Herisau, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Kelvin is a nice and pleasant guesthouse near Brighton Pier. The owner arrived immediately after calling him and was very friendly. He showed up at breakfast time to help and ask the guests if everything was okay.
In our "Luxory en-suite king size double room" everything was clean - the room itself rather small but high. We like to mention the good quality of the bed. The bathroom was okay.
I'm not able to compare with other british hotels because it was the first time we stayed in one.
The breakfast was well prepared and friendly served. We experienced the staff as likeable.
The owner wanted to hear our feedback and seems definitely to be interested to do his best.
I would recommend this place!
Andrea from Switzerland

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andrea_preisig
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Property: The Kelvin
Address: 9 Madeira Place, Brighton BN2 1TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #54 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Brighton
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Kelvin 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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