Step out of The White House’s pretty front courtyard garden and within a few paces you can be on the Kemptown seafront with its wonderful, elevated views of the sea and sky. This offbeat district is also a fantastic hunting ground for vintage furniture and oddments.
All 10 rooms have a warm, easy elegance, with simple but stylish furniture and stencil effect wallpaper in soft shades of lavender, sage, hazelnut and cream. The overall atmosphere is peaceful and romantic. All rooms are stocked with thoughtful extras such as fair trade tea and coffee and quality toiletries, and there’s free WiFi throughout.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast at The White House is superb – this is one of the few guest houses in Brighton and Hove to have won both the Sussex Breakfast Award and the AA Egg Cup Award for its creative use of top quality, locally sourced produce, most of which is free range or organic. On sunny days, you can enjoy your kippers or eggs and bacon al fresco.
The staff are easy-going, considerate and attentive.
Who stays there
Solo travellers, couples, families and business travellers looking for a little peace and relaxation.
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Decorated with impeccable taste
- Very close to the beach
- Over 15 minutes from the city centre on foot
- Some rooms are rather small