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13 Coolest Airbnbs in Brighton, England

Brighton might just be my favorite city in England. Living only an hour’s train ride away means I’ve spent a huge amount of time exploring the quirky independent shops of the Laines, sunbathing on the beach, playing the arcades on the pier, and checking out the ever-growing array of restaurants and bars dotted throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape, a family adventure, or a solo retreat, Brighton has something for everyone. Not sure where to stay next time you hit up Brighton? Read on for all of the coolest Airbnbs there!

Five Star Seafront Flat with Sea Views Five Star Seafront Flat with Sea Views
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Five Star Seafront Flat with Sea Views

With over 500 five-star reviews, it’s fair to say this beautiful flat is definitely worth checking into for a few days. The flat is on the 1st floor of one of Brighton’s famous Regency buildings (built circa 1810) with lovely high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sash windows with 180-degree views of the sea and pier. Its sea-facing balcony wraps around the front of the building, which means you can smell that gorgeous sea air as soon as you step outside in the mornings. The double bedroom has lovely sea views and a new four-poster bed, while the master bedroom is very spacious and quiet, with huge windows that look onto the dome of what used to be the building’s own art gallery.

Radiant Townhouse Flat Near Seven Dials Radiant Townhouse Flat near Seven Dials
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Radiant Townhouse Flat Near Seven Dials

Seven Dials might just be Brighton’s coolest neighborhood, and this incredible spot puts you in the heart of the action. This property is made up of a large lower ground floor flat that consists of two beautiful bedrooms and two stunning ensuite bathrooms with a warm and welcoming open-plan living space and kitchen. The open plan kitchen and living area is a great place to eat and be social with its large TV and plenty of comfortable seating. If that wasn’t enough, the flat also has three smart TVs and a Sonos speaker in the living area, ensuring your entire vacation here comes with a backdrop of your favorite sounds.

Number 34 Brighton Wood Room Number 34 Brighton Wood Room
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Number 34 Brighton Wood Room

This cozy, colorful Airbnb offers a brilliant place to set up camp in Brighton for a few days with a gorgeous atmosphere to match. Designed for two friends or one person looking for a little extra space, this room features two single beds and plenty of plants. From the room, you’ll have gorgeous views of the garden & the setting sun, while the rest of the property has plenty to offer, too. You’ll have access to two beautiful bathrooms, a kitchen, a conservatory, and a garden, and also a chance to play with the owner’s cute cat. The coolest part? You can book spa services from this Airbnb: the perfect tonic after hours spent on your feet exploring the city.

The Hollywood Apartment The Hollywood Apartment
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The Hollywood Apartment

You’ll feel like a movie star when you check into The Hollywood Apartment. This magnificent apartment oozes the glamor of the Hollywood Regency era everywhere you look, with its beautiful interiors combined with spectacular direct Brighton seafront views. Set in a beautiful period building on Brighton seafront, it blends incredibly with luxurious style in every direction. Here, you can cook up a feast in the fully stocked kitchen, laze back on the pink sofas and fall asleep in the gorgeous paneled bedrooms. You’ll also wake up each morning to the sounds of the sea just outside, which means a quick paddle in the ocean is only a few steps away, too!

Brighton's Sexiest Little House Brighton's sexiest little house
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Brighton's Sexiest Little House

Imagine telling your friends you’ve booked into “Brighton’s sexiest little house.” The name doesn’t really lie here: this is a place you’ll feel a little astounded by when you first walk through its colorful doors. See Saw Sea is a stylish, contemporary, impeccably clean house over three floors with a pink front door, gold-balustraded stairs, and a sun-filled roof terrace. It also has a few more…adult-friendly features, making this a top choice to check into with someone special. Its beautiful black blinds ensure privacy and lie-ins while its great location, within easy reach of exciting St James’s Street in Kemp Town, means you’re never too far from exploring everything Brighton has to offer.

Spectacular Frontline Sea View Penthouse & Hot tub Spectacular Frontline Sea View Penthouse & Hot tub
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Spectacular Frontline Sea View Penthouse & Hot tub

Recognize this incredible spot? That’s because you might have seen it on the pages of various magazines. Proudly known as Elle magazine’s No. 1 Airbnb in Brighton, this stunning frontline penthouse suite comes with a huge hot tub and roof garden on Brighton’s historic Kemptown seafront. If you want something totally unique, even by Brighton standards, the penthouse really is the perfect place to make you feel very special, from its comfortable, stylish, and generous double room to its private rooftop sitting room, housed in a ‘glass box’ with direct, breathtaking, unparalleled sea views. The roof terrace has a table and chairs so given good weather, you can sit and relax with a drink or a morning coffee and simply marvel at the ever-changing views.

Seaview Stay Seaview Stay
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Seaview Stay

You’ll adore the sunset views from Seaview Stay each evening you spend at this picturesque Airbnb. A clifftop escape with uninterrupted panoramic sea views, it features a one-bedroom annex with your own terrace and private access. Perfect for those looking to switch off without distractions, it’s a 15-minute drive or a short bus ride into Brighton town center and comes with the added bonus of a beautiful and quiet location to return home to. But don’t think it’s too far from the beach: this Airbnb sits directly on the East Sussex coastal path, with the nearest beach access only five minutes walk. It’s also just a short stroll into the beautiful South Downs National Park.

The Seaside HQ The Seaside HQ!
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The Seaside HQ

The Seaside HQ might just be one of Brighton’s most popular Airbnbs, and it’s easy to see why. Set in the Kemptown area of Brighton, just moments from the pier, it’s a perfect retreat for couples and comes with everything you need for an incredible stay. The apartment sits in the basement of a beautiful historic grade II-listed Georgian seaside building, with plenty of historical touches dotted throughout. The space consists of a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, small garden, and a secret nook in the garden for enjoying an evening drink outside. Step outside the door and see the sea or wander a little further to check out the many bars, pubs, and restaurants just a few steps away.

Balcony Sea View Flat Balcony Sea View Flat
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Balcony Sea View Flat

This beautiful high-ceilinged home blends spacious rooms with an industrial-chic aesthetic and looks like it’s fresh off the pages of an interiors magazine. Set in a grade II listed residential building, it’s home to everything you need to switch off and enjoy the seaside for a while. Here, you’ll probably want to spend most of your time on the balcony, which has a sea view and a small bistro table and chairs for two people to sit outside and take in the sea air. Designed to feel like a luxe home away from home, you’ll find a dining table, a well-equipped kitchen, a Smart TV with cable channels, Netflix and Prime access, amongst many other great features.

Regency Residence with Private Cinema Regency Residence with Private Cinema
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Regency Residence with Private Cinema

We’ll be honest with you: Brighton has far too much to explore to want to sit around and watch a movie. But a private cinema is definitely an eye-catching feature and deserves its space and attention here! This regal property will have you daydreaming about being a king or a queen for a few days, with its royal purple couches, high corniced ceilings, and refinished plank flooring. Much of the original period splendor has been retained, while tasteful upgrades have been made to the kitchen and bathrooms. But it hasn’t forgotten the modernities: here, you can enjoy a state-of-the-art smart home automation system and that all-important private cinema home theater system.

Cheerful Cottage at the Heart of Brighton Cheerful Cottage at the Heart of Brighton
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Cheerful Cottage at the Heart of Brighton

What could feel more quintessentially British than checking into a cheerful cottage? The Cottage at the Laines is ideally located at the heart of Brighton, with easy access to the best the city has to offer. And you’ll never feel anything less than seriously comfortable here. The bedroom has a cozy double bed, while the kitchen has coffee and tea-making facilities, a microwave, a toaster, and a dishwasher. After a busy day in town, you can relax in front of the log burner whilst sipping on your favorite tipple. Being in the Laines conservation area, you’ll have Brighton’s array of independent shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants right at your doorstep, too.

Unique Flat in Historic Quarter Unique Flat in Historic Quarter
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Unique Flat in Historic Quarter

It’s hard not to fall in love with Brighton when you check into this gorgeous Airbnb. A unique home in the heart of the historic Laines, it couldn’t really be better located, only a minute’s stroll from the iconic Pavilion, the beach, and the famous pier. Enjoy socializing in the open plan lounge and kitchen during the day or, after a long day on your feet, lie back and relax in the oversized bath. With two bedrooms and space for four guests, this Airbnb best suits a group of friends looking to explore Brighton together or a couple who fancy a little extra space.

The Chapel Townhouse The Chapel Townhouse, Brighton
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The Chapel Townhouse

This suave and sophisticated spot takes you on a trip back in time with its unique decor. The Chapel Townhouse is a beautiful one-bedroom property, hidden in the heart of central Brighton, affording you the privacy of your own home with the romance, style, and grandeur of the best luxury hotels. A beautiful converted chapel dating back to 1876, the Chapel Townhouse is hidden along a private and picture-perfect Victorian mews. Step inside to discover the grandest of staircases winding around an 8-foot chandelier made from 300 antique crystal wine glasses, up to the studio room with a 15-foot high ceiling, original stained glass windows, super-king sized bed, roll-top bathtub, and a second Victorian-inspired chandelier made from black Lego bricks.

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