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Expect great service at The Cavalaire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere –  and a breakfast that is second to none.

The Cavalaire

34 Upper Rock Gardens Brighton BN2 1QF 01273 696 899

We say

Brilliantly run by its friendly, down-to-earth owners Derek Jermey and Garry Clarke, The Cavalaire manages the rare feat of being both stylish and refreshingly unpretentious – a bit like Brighton itself in fact! Situated in the heart of the funky Kemptown district, its ten rooms vary a lot in size, but all are comfortable and contemporary, with good, recently refurbished bathrooms kitted out with powerful showers and good quality toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities with real milk and biscuits – plus iPod docking stations, flatscreen Freeview TVs and digital radios. And even if you don’t treat yourself to one of the four-posters, you’ll find your bed made with high-end linen and loaded with colourful cushions. The breakfast, too, served in the bright and tasteful dining room, is first-class, with lots of locally sourced ingredients, pancakes as an option, as well as a fab veggie alternative, and good coffee. Basically, though, there's no secret to the Cavalaire's success, which is mostly down to Derek, and Garry, owners prepared to go the extra mile for their guests and whose eye for detail is impeccable. 

They say

Award Winning 4 Star Guest House - one of Brighton's premier B&B's High Quality rooms with luxury beds and oversized duvets to lose yourself in- you are sure to want to try our award winning breakfast.

Each guest room has a flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock, mini fridge, iPod dock, Iron, ironing board and luxury tea and coffee facilities. All have an en suite shower with big fluffy white towels, hairdryer and toiletries provided. Free WiFi.

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Ten comfortable en-suite rooms in various shapes and sizes.

How much?

£95–£250 for a double room and breakfast based on two sharing and seasonal variations.


  • Parking
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

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  • Boutique
  • Family-Friendly
  • Seaside

Getting There

The Cavalier is a 15-minute walk from Brighton station, or a 5-minute taxi ride. By car, follow the signs for the city centre to the seafront and at the roundabout turn left onto Marine Parade; turn left at the first traffic lights, then left into Lower Rock Gardens and continue straight on at the next traffic lights into Upper Rock Gardens. The Cavalaire is on the right.


Open all year.

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