Brightonwave

10 Madeira Place, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1TN

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Brightonwave, Brighton

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#12 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.8
4.8
Leisure facilities:
0
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Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Honeymooners, Singles, Stag / hen parties, Nightlife, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Brightonwave

Sleek, modern décor gives this funky guest house the edge.

So central that you could be riding the bumper cars on the pier within minutes of finishing breakfast, this townhouse b&b is chic and refreshingly down-to-earth. I particularly like the owners’ commitment to local artists – all the work on the walls is for sale, and they don’t even take a commission.

Location: 

It’s right in the thick of it, close to the Pavilion, the pier and the heart of Brighton’s buzzing gay scene. Let’s face it, there’s a tinge of shabbiness to this part of town and a quiet night is by no means guaranteed, but it’s a great spot for an action-packed stay.

Bedrooms: 

Sleek, modern and gimmick-free, each of Brightonwave’s eight rooms is designed with comfort in mind. The colour scheme blends soft, sober shades of umber, straw and teal; contemporary paintings and photography add splashes of drama. The beds are generous, with good linen and cuddly, allergy-free duvets. Luxury touches include iPod docks, media players and a DVD library, plus a cache of small treats to make you feel welcome. Room 8, on the lower ground floor, has a private patio.

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Public areas: 

The downstairs dining room and lounge is transformed each time the owners hang a new batch of paintings. There’s a laptop and printer set up for guests to use at any time, and free WiFi throughout.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is way above average, with luscious pancakes and other freshly-cooked dishes available on request.

Service: 

The staff are thoughtful and flexible: a Continental breakfast in bed is never too much trouble, even if you don’t surface before 10am, and late check-outs are positively encouraged.

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Who stays there: 

Weekenders, holidaymakers and business travellers looking for something stylish and a little different.

Price advice: 

As in most of Brighton’s townhouse hotels, there’s a choice of larger rooms with glimpses of the sea at the front, and smaller, cheaper rooms at the back. Mid-week rates are considerably lower than Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Pros: 
Very central
Friendly, arty and stylish
Cons: 
The neighbourhood can be noisy at night

More information on Brightonwave:

Price from:
£60
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
10 Madeira Place, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1TN
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Kemptown

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