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Reviews of Colson House 3 stars

17 Upper Rock Gardens, Kemptown, Brighton & Hove, BN2 1QE, United Kingdom

#38 of 67 B&Bs and Inns in Brighton & Hove

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Review score

Based on 133 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.8

  • Comfort

    8.3

  • Location

    9

  • Facilities

    8.1

  • Staff

    9.1

  • Value for money

    7.9

  • Free WiFi

    7.3

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  • Reviewed: 13 July 2018

    5.4
    The location is good, quite near to the sea front and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    People at the reception are not very friendly for foreigners, one of them got drunk in the evening and didn’t let my roommate go back to our room. Feel really unpleasant.

    The location is good, quite near to the sea front and the bus stop.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2018

    9.2
    Fantastic character accommodation made better by The hosts...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fantastic character accommodation made better by The hosts friendly and open nature. We managed to score the balcony room which was lovely to sit on and watch the world go by. Location excellent.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    9.6
    The staff is very friendly.
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    People chatting and laughing during the night next our window

    The staff is very friendly. The room is clean and light. The bathroom has a good size, upper than usual.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    10
    Everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean nice room we where in Clark gable room. Eamon & Mark where lovely. A special birthday and had a bottle of prosecco .Lovely touch. So central.

    Everything. I haven't got any bad thing to say. We will come back

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2018

    6.7
    I will go again
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not really exprieced in booking and going on holiday on my Owen to make any negative comments

    Received a warm welcome from the staff and he was very helpful. Although the room was basic it was clean . Parking is an issue one is an additional cost of £8.00 ,24hrs other it can be difficult to find a space near the accommodation. On holiday first time on my owne 65 year old Asian woman I did feel safe .Walking distance to all attractions including cafe / restaurants which for me was a very helpful.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2018

    8.8
    Great location, the owners were great and really helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I had mistakenly thought breakfast was included, but there is really great breakfast cafe just around the corner

    Great location, the owners were great and really helpful

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2018

    10
    Great location, value for money very friendly would recommend to my friends.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Nothing major but a small fridge would have been useful.

    Querky each room film star themed, stayed at top of house small room but ideal for me useful to have tv with a dvd player, WI-FI included. Owners great guys very welcoming.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2018

    5.8
    It was alright. For a few days but would not come again
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed was uncomfortable and the room a bit small for the price we paid. Might aswell pay a little extra to stay at a better hotel. This felt more like a b&b

    The staff is very friendly. Couldn’t ask for a nicer person.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2017

    10
    Will come back soon :)
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maybe the sound proof could slightly improve.

    The property is conveniently located, within minutes walk to the centre and the sea, very friendly and helpful staff, good theme based rooms if you are a movie fan will be a bonus to you:)

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2017

    7.9
    Friendly, clean, good location, great value.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Parking on the street outside is a nightmare. We stayed 2 nights & the host unfortunately refused to give us clean towels.

    Friendly, clean, good location, great value.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2017

    10
    It was just what I wanted.
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Can't think of anything.

    I only had the room, no breakfast facilities. The room was quiet and clean, with en-suite. Ideal. Owners friendly and obliging.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    10
    It was a lovely comfortable clean room with a balcony .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was a lovely comfortable clean room with a balcony . We stayed in the Betty Davis room and will definitely go back. Breakfast is not provided but there is a lovely place just around the corner on James Street called The Corner which does a fab full English

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    8.8
    Had a great time apart from being woken by the fire alarm at 3.30 am. Hosts and room were lovely.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Ensuite very compact. Being woken by the fire alarm and then having the continuous beep of the alarm outside our room for the rest of the night/morning.

    The hosts were very friendly and informative. The room was spacious. Very close to local amenities and the pier. Particularly loved the atmosphere of St James Street which was literally round the corner. The hosts were very quick to respond to the fire alarm being set off and apologised profusely at the inconvenience.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2017

    7.5
    Convenient
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Internet was virtually useless and extremely frustrating. Even though there was no smoking policy at Colson House there were a lot of fags around Brighton.

    Location was excellent. Walking distance to Brighton Pier

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2017

    9.2
    Very clean and welcoming
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Didn't really need themed rooms

    The owners were lovely full of information and ready to help the rooms although small were very clean and everything worked

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    10
    Friendliness of owners, Cleanliness of room and bed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Although not a big issue, the parking arrangement made us reluctant to use our car during our stay. We were concerned that we might not get a space close to our accommodation whenever we returned.

    Friendliness of owners, Cleanliness of room and bed. Location close to restaurants and tourist sites.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    8.8
    Staff were very friendly and offered advice on where to find...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were very friendly and offered advice on where to find local bars restaurants and shops. The room was nice and clean also included a mini fridge which was handy.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2016

    8.8
    Great location for local sights and excellent helpful owners
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Had to park in another Street. Parking can be a nightmare outside the hotel

    Helpful owners. Very pleasant and in a good location to city centre and waterfront

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2016

    7.9
    Great location!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The shower cabin was quite small. The mattress was very soft and therefore notcas confortable as we would have liked.

    Great location! Nice owners. Big room with chairs to sit on and a little table as well.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    10
    A great place to spend a weekend
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The location is great as its very central and near all the sights.The rooms are comfortable and well furnished and the hosts are excellent. All in all it was a genuine pleasure to stay in Colson House and I would highly recommend it to other travellers.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2018

    9.6
    Great little hotel in Brighton
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was nothing we didn't like.

    Loved the room which was also very quite considering its in the middle of the city. Great location.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    5.4
    Was not worth the price paid for as it was room only when I...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Was not worth the price paid for as it was room only when I thought breakfast was included

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    9.2
    Weekend in Kemptown
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location and value for money

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 July 2018

    10
    Very friendly host and a great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly host and a great location

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2018

    10
    a great time.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    a longer stay!

    everyone was friendly, lots to do and see. great shops, Resturants and bars and all a in a short walking distance. very relaxing.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    9.2
    Very happy with our stay at Coulson House.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Would have liked breakfast!

    Very friendly owners, well positioned, clean spacious room.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2018

    7.9
    great experience Brighton
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    great experience Brighton

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2018

    10
    Very clean and the owners where lovely 😁
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very clean and the owners where lovely 😁

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2018

    6.3
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower is fixed, needs to be replaced with an adjustable height head and flexible hose.

    Location

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2018

    10
    Great hosts and a lovely balcony with the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Great hosts and a lovely balcony with the room.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    9.6
    Clark gable room
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fiddly keys.

    Fine old villa, spacious rooms

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    9.6
    Fabulous
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed was a bit hard. Fire alarm didn't like us.

    Great location. Friendly owners. Very clean.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2018

    9.2
    The owner is really nice and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The owner is really nice and friendly. He helps you out, gives you all the necessary information and is also very funny.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    10
    It was relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    The room was lovely and we was greeted very nicely. The shops was nearby and so was the beach and clubs.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 April 2018

    8.8
    Good location and friendly staff. Plenty to do in Brighton.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Would have been nice a wider bed. Good location

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2018

    9.2
    Great location, very friendly
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice friendly owners, great location, would use again

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2018

    8.3
    Nice room
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We couldn't find anywhere to have food close to the room for breakfast

    It was clean and close to the breach

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2018

    9.2
    Clarke Gable room was delightful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Clarke Gable room was delightful

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 April 2018

    10
    First rate.Would recommend without hesitation
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Staff and room were excellent.Great location and the facilities were great.Most impressed there was a fridge in room

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2018

    9.6
    Nice place, quite and clean.
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Nice place, quite and clean.Friendly personal.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    8.8
    Great little gem
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathrooms. But still very clean

    How clean the rooms are and the location

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2017

    7.5
    bed was a little small
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    bed was a little small

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2017

    3.3
    would not go back
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    very small room no room to get around the bed.

    tea coffee in room

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    8.8
    Fabulous, will be back!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We had a tv but no signal.. we had a couple of Marilyn Monroe dvds though!

    Excellent location and value for money. Superb place to stay

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2017

    7.5
    had a great weekend
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    shame there was no breakfast

    lovely clean room, comfy bed and great power shower

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2017

    7.9
    It was nice and comfy and good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The toilet leaked.

    The location was brilliant and the bed was comfy.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    10
    Good hotel, friendly staff, quiet location near the sea and good bus services
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The staff were very efficient and friendly and the room was quiet and everything clean and tidy

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2017

    5.0
    Limited check in time
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Limited check in time Beds too hard Felt more like an hostel than a B&B

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    9.2
    The great accomodation at Colson House really helped make our time in Brighton special.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location, just up the road from the waterfront. Room was a good size. Room and bathroom were both clean. Very friendly staff.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    10
    Brilliant weekend and would definitely come here again
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room themes were great. The owners were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to stay here. Close to the beach and facilities great.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2017

    9.6
    Fun, our hosts are excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to report

    Bed was very comfy and the room themes are excellent

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2017

    8.3
    Location of property.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very small bathroom space.

    Location of property. Clean and comfortable bedding. Having a fridge provided was nice.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2017

    8.5
    Absolutely fabulous
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Just the parking which is not the fault of the property

    Very friendly and welcoming staff.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    9.2
    all good, very helpful owner.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing

    fridge and coffee making in the room. large comfy bed.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    10
    very relaxing and wonderful staff .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    everything was wonderful very relaxing stay...

    very relaxing and wonderful staff ...

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    7.9
    Ok for 1 or 2 nights
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could do with an update

    Location

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2017

    3.8
    No pleasure
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Poor wifi and mean owner

    Wifi was very poor and the owner was not supportive at all

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    10
    good time in brighton
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    not a lot,

    very nice and clean room, run by to great guys

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    7.5
    The bed Abit hard
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The mattress should be Abit soft

    The bed Abit hard

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    10
    Great place to stay in Brighton
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Good location - Large comfortable room good quality bed and pillows

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    9.2
    The bed extra confort.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed extra confort. The staff nice and polite. Everything was tidy and clean. The room was comfortable and very nice.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    9.2
    The guys were friendly and very helpfull .
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The guys were friendly and very helpfull .

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2017

    7.5
    ideal good location made welcome
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The mattress

    Plenty of variety

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    10
    Excellent place to stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Spotlessly clean and a great location.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2017

    9.2
    Amazing stay at colson house
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I have no complaints to be honest.

    Big room with a very comfortable bed!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2017

    9.2
    Home from Home
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No comment necessary

    Good, plain English Fayre

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2017

    9.6
    Great location and clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No breakfast

    Friendly helpful staff great location n clean

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2016

    10
    A home away from home. Can't wait to go back!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No breakfast available.

    The staff were so accommodating. They were so polite and honestly could not have been more helpful.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2016

    9.2
    The two guys running this place, fantastic service.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The two guys running this place, fantastic service.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 November 2016

    3.8
    Chap
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Booked for B and B but no breckfast and n on top of that had to pay author £16.00 to park car at B and B not happy

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 November 2016

    9.6
    A wonderful stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A better shower. But everything was great

    Just a brilliant stay! Will be coming back, lovely owner. Everything was great

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    5.0
    Never stay there again
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No breakfast

    Totally disappointed, booked as a bed and breakfast, as advertised, got there no breakfast, still charged £100, not happy customers

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2016

    10
    It was a very lovely stay Excellent location and clean rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Only minor toilet flash system abit weak that's all.

    It was room only lovely location a good atmosphere would return again. Lovely host.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2016

    9.6
    warm comfy & nice ow
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bigger rooms found the room a bit small but comfy

    Did not have any meals

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2016

    8.8
    Great weekend in Brighton at clean and spacious guest house in good location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No breakfast option.

    Great location in Kemptown. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Stayed in August 2016

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