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“Perfect for a girly weekend away in Brighton”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Brighton, East Sussex, England

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WhichHote...
Woking, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect for a girly weekend away in Brighton”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I booked this weekend for a friend's hen do. There were ten of us and there was plenty of room and space for all of us.

The location was fantastic- it's less than 5 minutes from Churchill Square shops and round the corner from Sainsbury's, Waitrose and anything you would need. We could walk to the bars, clubs, the beach and the station- we did not have to get any taxis anywhere. It does mean parking is tricky though so if you want to bring a car and don't want mind parking your car somewhere a bit further out of town then this would work for you. I have a friend in Portslade so parked my car there after dropping stuff off quickly before getting a train back in.

The owners, Brett and Cheryl and their neighbour were very helpful and instructions and information were easy to follow. They were always quick to respond to any questions I had and even after we left, I told them that we'd lost the top of a cocktail shaker and they've found it and are sending it back to us in the post- great customer service!

There is wifi with a really good signal, the TV is a good make and we were able to play video messages to the bride on it from a USB stick, there was an iPod dock (pre- iPhone 5 connector) and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

The kitchen had the basic utensils, plenty of plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and serving dishes. If you need more than one big saucepan for your meals during your stay, then I would think about bringing your own. You will need to bring your own oil, condiments, tea & coffee bits, kitchen roll, toilet roll and whatever you want to eat and drink etc. but I found things like foil, cling film, bin bags, cleaning cloths and very important- the corkscrew! Plus as I've already said- there are shops a couple of minutes away which between them will have everything you will need.

The back garden is lovely to sit in with a glass of wine and some nibbles. The cat hoover cover did make me jump when I went into the downstairs bathroom but that would not stop me recommending this place! We had a great time- thank you very much again to Brett and Cheryl!

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Liked best: The customer service, location and set up of the house
Liked least: Parking to load/unload the car can be tricky
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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145chloe
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday cottage for a stay with friends”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed here recently for a hen do, there were 10 of us. Firstly the owner let us arrive on Friday at a time that we chose and also arranged parking permits for us so that we didn't have to park in the public car park. The house is in a perfect location to access all of Brighton within a maximum of 15 minutes' walk to the pier and the street is very quiet. The garden is a lovely sun trap when the weather's good and the living room is a perfect size for everyone to be able to relax together.
As we were able to liaise with the owner directly he gave us a great price for our stay and was extremely friendly and helpful.
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely weekend cottage.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
We are delighted that you had a good stay. On behalf of Crown Gardens and the landlords, thank you for taking the time to give your feedback.
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Brig71
Olten, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great house, excellent location, warm welcome by the owner”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We stayed as a group of approx 10 people in the Dragonfly cottage for a few days.
All of us enjoyed the stay.
The location is excellent, just up the road from the high street and near the seafront.
I can definitely recommend the cottage.

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Management Response
22 May 2014
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Simon O
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly and flexible owner”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Dragonfly Cottage is located very centrally, 2 roads back from the beach and has easy access to all local amenities. The cottage is kept in very good condition and the owners very kindly allowed us firstly to have only a 1 night stay (below the minimum 2/3) and also allowed us to stay as long as we needed on our check out day of Sunday which allowed us to enjoy the day in Brighton without having to carry our luggage with us. I would highly recommend staying here and if I return to Brighton I will definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
29 Apr 2014
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

On behalf of Crown Gardens Ltd and the owners
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StevieBar...
Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Cottage, Great Location”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed at this cottage in March 2014 for my sisters hen do, there was 12 of us. We loved the cottage and it's very spacious and social. There is a lovely little court yard garden and the house is very well equipped with everything you could need while staying there. The location is amazing and the shops are literally a stones throw away from the cottage. The beach is about a 5 minute walk. Overall it was a lovely place to stay and I would recommend it to other people.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Apr 2014
We are delighted that your special weekend was successful and thank you for recommending to future guests.

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