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OVERVIEW

A modern take on the traditional seaside guesthouse, Nineteen has a cool, contemporary vibe, largely thanks to its covetable artwork and specialist gin bar. It has seven sleekly decorated rooms, some with oblique sea views. And you simply can't beat the central location between the beach and St James's Street.


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Tracey Davies
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A travel writer for 20 years, Tracey has written for a wide variety of national newspapers, magazines and websites including Metro, Guardian, The Times and Good Housekeeping. A self-proclaimed connoisseur of hotel breakfasts, she's also the East Sussex hotels expert for the Telegraph.

OUR REVIEW

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Located on Broad Street, a narrow road which connects St James's Street to the seafront, Nineteen has a central spot just moments from the beach and the pier. The Lanes, North Laine area and the Royal Pavilion are an easy five-minute stroll, while Brighton station is 15 minutes walk. For cocktails try the Plotting Parlour on Steine Street, while VIP Pizza on Old Steine is the best in town.

By car: Brighton is around 2 hours' drive from London, and 45 minutes from Gatwick Airport. Bristol is 3 hours away. Paid on-street parking can be found nearby.

By train: Trains to Brighton regularly from London Victoria, London Bridge, London Farringdon, and London Blackfriars, roughly every 20 minutes. Nineteen is a 20-minute walk or 10-minute taxi ride from the Brighton station. Book trains to Brighton.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

Behind the oh-so-blue facade of this narrow Victorian townhouse is the antithesis of a traditional seaside boarding house. Almost like walking into an art gallery, the stark-white halls are bedecked with a rash of contemporary art. The seven rooms are light and airy with pops of breezy seaside shades.

THE FACILITIES

Dan and Liam (and Gracie the dog) are exceptional hosts. Friendly, welcoming and brimming with local knowledge and recommendations. Liam is very knowledgeable about gin, and it's well worth sampling a few in the lower ground floor Gin Den. Dogs are welcome to stay if booked in advance.

  • Dog-friendly
  • City centre location
  • Contactless check-in
  • Local artworks
  • Parking permits for £15/day
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

Each room is flooded with natural light making the white walls the perfect canvas for Nineteen's art collection. Ensuite bathrooms are small, modern and abundant with Rituals products, while superior rooms have baths.

Room types: Double Standard, Double Deluxe, King Premium, Premier, Superior, Japanese Courtyard Room

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with shower, Rituals toiletries, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

Nineteen is currently reviewing how they work with their partner cafe, Red Roaster, so for the time being can only provide room-only rates. There are a large number of cafes, restaurants and takeaways a few minutes' walk from the guesthouse.

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