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“Absolutely perfect!”

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Hove, East Sussex, England

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tizwazrip
Hove, Brighton.
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed October 16, 2015 for a stay in August 2014

I couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay.

I stayed here for approximately 4 months when my own Hove property was flooded out in the bad hail storm. I was extremely lucky to get this place as they had only just opened and it was right in the middle of peak season so I had to act fast.

It is in a perfect location. It is in Hove which is just next to Brighton and considered to be much nicer and trendier. Medina Villas is one of 2 streets in Hove (the other being Osborne Vilas) which are considered to be the best streets to live in in that area. The road at the top of Medina Villas is Church Road where there are lots and lots of great restaurants, best Thai restaurant in Brighton/Hove, fabulous cocktail bar etc and a direct bus route in the centre of town. At the other end you're 2 steps from Hove beach.

This stay was so great for me. Being by myself it was a bit daunting and even though the insurer was paying I didn't want to live somewhere crap. I couldn't afford a one bedroom place but this was no less if not better. It is a big studio with enough space for a dining table, separate lounge chair, lounge and TV. The kitchen is separate too and a huge bathroom with very very strong shower. The whole layout is quite cute too with a Hove beach hut theme. You don't feel like you're living in a tiny studio at all. I'm sure I'd be happy to live there fulltime!

The owners are amazing and have become good friends of mine. Very professional, and clearly know what they're doing. From the moment I stepped in the door to being presented with a welcome pack of wine and biscuits, to being taken to a great local pub and lovely local Thai restaurant, they couldn't do more for me. The insurance company was messing me about a lot with payment and things and they were very patient. When ever they cleaned they treated it like a hotel with fresh rolled towels.

If you're staying a long while too there is a huge Tesco's just near the top of the road and a place called George Street where you'll find a plenty of coffee shops, Boots and charity shops to roam about in.

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Liked best: Hospitality of owners, quality of the property.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. If you ever find need to be in short term accommodation in the area you know where we are. Good luck with your next endeavours.
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kaitlinma...
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Look elsewhere, this has been nothing but a headache for us.”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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person found this review helpful

Please, if you're thinking of staying in this place, do not.
We never communicated directly with the owner of this place, and it's been nothing but an utter headache.
When we arrived, her husband opened the door for us, said not to put anything in the freezer because it was broken, and left.
We also weren't able to get a parking permit from them which was promised on the listing, so we had to pay for parking the entire week of our stay.
The "close distance" to the shopping and what not is a load as well, it took us 40 minutes to walk to the pier and back, and about the same to get to the lanes. We're both in our 20's so it's not like we move at a snails pace. There's nothing close distance about this place.
The dishes we pulled out of the cupboards were dirty, the teapot still had used teabags in it, and there was still food in the "broken" freezer from the last person who stayed.
If you are over 5'8" you will not fit in the shower, your head will hit the ceiling that's above the tub that's already raised off of the floor.
The heater in the bathroom doesn't work either.
The TV is about the size of a shoebox.
We tried twice to call the owner after our arrival to get our parking permit and see what we were meant to do with our trash as well as knocked on their door and no one ever bothered to get back to us about anything.
This morning we received an email from the company they let through ,telling us they had to keep part of our security deposit due to do "excessive cleaning"
The cleaning in question was apparently because we left four dishes dirty, and the bags of rubbish that we weren't told what to do with tied up and neatly placed in the corner of the room ready to be taken out.
We had also been kind enough to strip our bed for them, and put all of our towels into one place thinking that would be the nice thing to do, but apparently the mattress needed a "deep clean" after our stay, which was a load of crap.
If the mattress needed cleaned it wasn't on our heads, it was on the people who had stayed their that morning and left early.
Keep in mind that we had booked the stay until Monday, and left before 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, so not only did they make extra money out of us, wouldn't answer our calls, didn't let us know what we were meant to do with anything when we left, but now that we're gone they're relaying information back to their company saying we left the place in a state of mess.
I have NEVER stayed in a holiday let that required you to do the dishes spotless when you checked out, that's what they pay the people to clean for.
If that was a requirement we should have either been told, or it should have been on the listing.
I have also NEVER stayed in a holiday let that required you to take your rubbish out yourself, and again, if it was required we should have been told or it should have been on the listing.
Please, save yourself the headache of this place and stay somewhere else. You'll be happier.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review. I’m surprised by your complaints as we didn’t hear anything from you during your stay. The owner will be notified of your review immediately and if you wish to discuss your security deposit further please contact me directly by phone or email. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm and emails will be collected over the weekend.
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Aya T
1 review
“Cozy quiet but convenient flat”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Our holidays couldn't be better :) The flat made us feel at home, with child-friendly neighbours, amazing sunshine and great location where close to both beach/gardens and supermarket/high street. We definitely will visit here again and will recommend this property to my friends!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Laundry
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Oct 19, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. If you find yourself in the area again please do get in touch. Best wishes from all of us at Henry Adams Holiday Lets.
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