21 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1PL
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- Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Honeymooners, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping, Special occasions, Trendiness
Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Kemp Townhouse
On a quiet and modest Regency terrace, Kemp Townhouse has true elegance and poise. I really admire the dedication and attention to detail that owners Claas and Russell have lavished on this, their first hotel project. Their exceedingly high standards have already earned them a coveted Five-Star Guest Accommodation rating from Visit Britain and rave reviews from the national press.
In Brighton’s hippest postal district, BN2, Atlingworth Street connects the seafront and the smart end of St James’ Street, the heart of Brighton’s gay village. This is the place where Brighton’s boutique-chic revolution really took off: Blanch House, currently closed, was in the same terrace. Narnia-style street lights add to the period feel, and there are quirky bric-à-brac shops nearby. The station is a pleasant 20-minute walk away, or under ten by taxi.
Wonderfully soothing neutral shades of silver, cloud-grey, charcoal and blue give the rooms a contemporary, minimal feel, but this is not a hard-edged haven of cool: cashmere-covered chairs and super-soft carpets and throws make everything eminently cosy and strokable. If you can afford it, treat yourself to one of the three front rooms: these have graceful bay windows looking down the street to the sea. For long, lazy soaks in a roll-top tub and a chance to stretch out on Brighton’s biggest four-poster, be sure to grab the one on the top floor, Room 301. The others are compact, to say the least, but cosy. All nine are kitted out with flatscreen TVs, WiFi and desirable bathroom goodies.
Very well kept.
A gorgeous breakfast is served in the tranquil, sunny first-floor dining room, which becomes an honesty bar in the evening.
Claas and Russell couldn’t be more thoughtful: they offer guests a warm and personal welcome, and go out of their way to please.
Couples on elegant escapes, business travellers and wedding guests-of-honour. No children under 12.
Reduced rates are often available for midweek (Monday-Thursday) stays of two nights or more.
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- 21 Atlingworth Street, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1PL