Sunday, 12 July 2009

Day 1 - South Coast - Brighton - Whitburn Lodge

Just a block up from the sea-front, but thankfully in a quiet street and a bit of a distance from the crowds near the pier, Whitburn Lodge B&B is a low-key, trendy triple storey maisonette. The 5 rooms are modern, original and look brand new - they could be out of a city boutique hotel. Spotlessly clean - and smells nice too. Lots of big windows. Bathroom showers are like fire-hoses - great pressure! My room had huge sash windows down to the floor, looking out over the street below - you can hear the sea from your bed. It's got 4 stars from England Tourism.

Owned and run by Louise McCann (English) and Phil Kay (New Zealander!), Whitburn has a laid-back, yet classy and professional atmosphere. Guests get their own keys, and left to their own devices. Rooms have small flat screen TVs and WiFi. Louise and Phil have been in Brighton for several years, moving down to the coast from Surrey to escape civilisation in the north. They've got good tips for sightseeing and eating.

Whitburn Lodge room

Whitburn Lodge

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a beautiful place to stay...lovely decor.