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.
Eating and drinking
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.
Who stays there
Business and leisure travellers of all ages, families and wedding parties.
- High-Speed Internet
- Business travellers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Attractive back garden
- Pleasant and spacious
- Quiet and sedate, it won’t suit party animals