Chris and Kieran welcome you to The Griffin Guest House.
A recently refurbished Guest House in the heart of Brighton’s lively Kemptown. The Griffin Guest House is just five minutes stroll to the Royal Pavilion as well as being close to the famous Brighton Pier, with the Brighton Zip Wire at the bottom of our street. Dating from about 1780 the Griffin has recently been thoroughly renovated with nine rooms, each with its own en-suite whirlpool bath or shower.
Like many places in Brighton we decided to have themed rooms, after much consideration we chose to theme our rooms as … bedrooms!
We are not Licensed, but we can provide glasses if you decide to bring your own drinks.
Our three luxury rooms are all suitable as wedding suites and all have ‘oblique’ sea views and views of the Brighton Wheel – this means by sitting in the bay window you can see the sea and wheel at the bottom of our road. Many of our other rooms feature Kashmiri hand-sewn wall hanging rugs, some of these are based on the artist Miro’s works, others are geometric and some depict beautiful butterflies. All rooms have LCD TV and DVD, Iphone docking radio and fridges. Wifi access is available free of charge for our guests throughout the guest house.
Brighton is a lively City throughout the year, especially during weekends. The area we live in, as in all parts of the city centre can be subject to street noise and of course, our very vocal seagulls.
Enjoy complimentary fair-trade coffee or tea, chilled water, biscuits and fruit in our conservatory or on our terrace at anytime during your stay. Smoking is limited to our outdoor first floor terrace.
A full breakfast menu is served in our ground floor reception room from 08.00-9.00 weekdays and 09.00-10.00 during the weekends. During the school holiday season, breakfast starts at 09.00 weekdays and weekends. With most of our rooms we offer an inclusive rate for bed and breakfast, or accommodation only. Room 1, our budget single option does not include breakfast.
Check in is from 14.00, the latest check in is 21.00, however, we can hold your bags for you if you need to arrive earlier, check out is 12.00, again, we can hold your bags for you if you just have to go back to the Lanes to buy those shoes!
Travelling to Brighton
Parking can be a real pain in Brighton during the holiday season and all weekends. If you can, we recommend using public transport try http://www.southernrailway.com/ book in advance and you can get a return from London for £8, or a return from Manchester for £34. If you do prefer to use your car, we can offer Brighton and Hove Tourist Parking Permits – these allow you to park in any residents bays in Zone C, this is all our road and most of the adjacent streets. Find a space then drop in for your permits. If you have any problems, drop off your bags and we will assist in finding a space. If you come late on a Friday or Saturday, you may have to use the local car park as there will be no spaces remaining in the streets. Permits cost £10.00 for 24 hours. There is also a local car park two streets away in High Street – this costs about £17.50 for 24 hours. To find us, go to the Map on our home page and put in your postcode, search and Google will do the rest for you.
The Prince Regent, later George IV opened Brighton up as a party town and it has remained so ever since. The Royal Pavilion is at the heart of Brighton and set the scene for the Regency style for which the City is famous. In the Cultural Quarter you will find Theatres, the Museum, an award winning modern library. There are sightseeing buses, walking tours and even a trip around the Brighton sewers.
Eating out –
From fish to pasta, from tapas to vegan Brighton really is a foodie heaven. Whilst most eating places are situated in the centre of the city, it is definitely worth checking out other parts of Brighton. You can walk to Preston Street, off the Western Road, where you will find an entire street almost exclusively filled with restaurants. Or follow the Western Road to find Middle Eastern Food. Keep going into Hove for even more top places to eat. The cultural quarter is rapidly becoming another area with some excellent places to eat. Brighton does get busy at weekends so it is a good idea to book to avoid disappointment. We have put some of our favourite restaurants in a word document along with information on how to contact them. If you need any more help please ask.
There are three main shopping areas in Brighton, Churchill Square and Western Road are where you will find mainstream shops. The famous ‘Lanes’ is where you will find loads of clothes, jewellery and gift shops. But Brighton is about being different and no trip to Brighton should miss the North Laine, here you will find hundred of small shops interspersed with café’s and pubs. If you have time, wander up St James street for antique and retro shops.
Bars and Clubs –
Buzzing during the day, Brighton really takes off at night. Many shops stay open late and the restaurants fill up, the bars and clubs go on until the early hours and if you wish to partake in the enjoyment there is usually somewhere going on through the night. The main nightlife area is in West Street and on the sea front but there are many other places around the city.
Gay Scene –
The Griffin is in the heart of the Gay area with pubs and clubs and shops on our doorstep.
Please note – we are unable to accept children under 12 or pets.