Cougar Town and I stayed at the Chatsworth on a whistle-stop visit to Brighton to go to a Vince Kidd gig. Frank (the proprietor) is an absolute gent and gave us a free upgrade to an en-suite room as he hadn't realised that Cougar was 'A lady'.
The accommodation is perfectly charming, full of yer auld Granny's brown furniture and lovely knick-knacks and ornaments. Patterned curtains and wallpaper are of the kind one couldn't buy nowadays. The beds are comfy and have sheets and blankets and candlewick bedspreads. There is a warm and cosy atmosphere, as though The Ladykillers are plotting in the Dining Room. Ashtrays in the bedrooms are an almost unique touch of civilisation and sophistication. During our stay, I managed to lock myself out of my room wearing only my pants (much to the horror of Hattie Jacques in the next room who was awakened by my frantic chapping). Thankfully Frank had a spare key and was remarkably nonplussed by my near nakedness. We didn't sample the breakfast because we were so drunk the night before we slept in!! Frank came to our rescue once again and phoned us a taxi in the morning ensuring we caught our train home by a bawhair.
All in all, the most remarkable place to stay in Brighton. A welcome and refreshing change from soul-less hotels and up-themselves guest houses. We are planning to return and stay for a longer visit. Highly recommended.
- Also Known As:
- Chatsworth Hotel Hove, Brighton And Hove, UK