13 Second Avenue, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN3 2LL
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Shopping
Best for Escapists - Expert review of The Claremont
Stuffed as it is with hectic clubs, pubs and funfair rides, it may come as a surprise that Brighton can be a great place for a quiet escape, too. If you’re looking for somewhere serene to chill out, catch up on a novel or two or practise your yoga or tai chi routines, I’d recommend The Claremont. This spacious Victorian guest house is in a lovely part of town, close to a beautiful, uncrowded stretch of beach.
As well as being a short hop from the seafront lawns, The Claremont is within easy walking distance of the delis, bistros and shabby-chic furniture shops which have helped rejuvenate this part of Hove. Once saddled with a dowdy, old-fashioned image, this is now one of the city’s stylish districts, with a grown-up feel.
The Claremont isn’t quite what you’d expect from a boutique b&b. Overall, the décor is a bit of a mishmash, veering cheerfully between classic (bordering on chintzy) and modern (bordering on suburban). The rooms vary hugely in size, too. However, all 11 are comfortable, attractive and well kept. There’s free WiFi throughout.
The generously-sized reception rooms downstairs give The Claremont a real advantage over the smaller guest houses and b&bs found elsewhere in Brighton. The entrance hall, stairs and landings are spacious, too, and act as gallery spaces for work from local artists. Best of all, and a real rarity, is the large and pleasant back garden.
Breakfast is a highlight, with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on offer as a sophisticated alternative to the Full English.
The staff are professional and discreet. The Claremont is licensed for weddings and the staff will go out of their way to create a uniquely special occasion.
Business and leisure travellers of all ages, families and wedding parties.
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- 13 Second Avenue, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN3 2LL
- High-Speed Internet