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East of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina, Brighton, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in an Air BnB in Kemptown having never visited this part of Brighton before. Real village and friendly feel to the area alongside huge variety of boutique shops, eateries, pubs and coffee shops. Great to return to the village after the hub bub...More

Thank V5814LPdavidr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a lovely townhouse here. It is close to everything, but not as expensive as some areas. East access to water, buses, restaurants, etc. It was great for a straight couple in their 60's.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Kempton which is only ten minutes walk to the centre of Brighton. Lovely old buidings with lots of restaurants and shops

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Kemptown, and would not stay anywhere else. There is the classic buzz of Brighton with some great places to eat and shop, but less of the crowds. some great bars too!

Thank hanp86
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Walked through Kemptown from the marina. Plenty of independent coffee shops. Several antique shops and various other types of independent retailers. Interesting and different. A change from the usual corporate retailers

Thank suebex12
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On some streets there are some fun cafes and shops. Generally, however, I find the area to be quite seedy.

Thank barrydodds83
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having not been to Brighton before, we found ourselves staying in high Kemp Town on the verge of Pride weekend (unbeknown to us when booking) so the place was thronging. The San Francisco of England.

Thank James M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

No I can spell, didn’t bother with the park this year but spent a fab 72 hours, in the sun; watching the drag queens and just having a wow time in Kempton

Thank Kris B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We loved staying here. it is full of gorgeous Georgian architecture and feels so peaceful away from the tourists whilst staying in Brighton. It's an easy bus down into the City Centre on the number 7 bus. Definitely look into staying here if you're thinking...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Nice place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Brighton itself. A fantastic selection of coffee shops, cakes, bakers to choose from and some nice streets to walk round. Amazed by the religious buildings dotted frequently too.

Thank Phil H
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Response from sp1der280 | Reviewed this property |
Hi cannot advise you really as it depends on your budget. Look for accommodation in Upper Rock Gardens as that is a lovely area. Do not book anything on St James's Street as that is always busy but lovely.If you really want... More
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Response from Sally C | Reviewed this property |
The pavements are quite well negotiable in a wheelchair as the kerbs are dropped at the ends of the roads. Some shops do have disabled access upon request but some are at street level. As the previous person says, Kemptown... More