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Address: King Alfred Leisure Centre Kingsway | Hove, Brighton BN3 2WW, England
Phone Number:
+44 1273 290290
Today
06:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 20:30
Sat 08:30 - 18:00

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Cleanliness issues

I have been swimming here regularly for nearly two years. However, in my opinIon, cleanliness at King Alfred is an ongoing issue. Drains often clog up in the shower areas leaving... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2016
Susan R
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this leisure centre! Best in Brighton! Long may it carry on. Great gym equipment, lovely atmosphere. And it's a maritime heritage site where 22,500 men and women did their naval training in World War II when it was commandeered to become a 'land ship'!

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Thank Cassadra
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The swimming pool is small so you should check with the staff before going. When not crowded, the place is great. And once swim is finished, just go for a relaxed walk on the seafront. Heavenly!

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Thank Ma E
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have been swimming here regularly for nearly two years. However, in my opinIon, cleanliness at King Alfred is an ongoing issue. Drains often clog up in the shower areas leaving standing water and frequently unpleasant smells. The pool is often littered with bits of paper and other debris floating near the bottom -- really off-putting! I keep going because... More 

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2 Thank Susan R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Mud on the pool floor, barely white dirty water salt tasty with all the floating stuff you can imagine.

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1 Thank Elisabetta M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The King Alfred Leisure Centre is a great place to visit on a rainy day if on hols in Brighton and Hove. It's not much to look at on the outside, and the entrance is hidden round the side. But, the pools are clean and not so busy, and well organised so that everyone can have space to do their... More 

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Thank Delbert1964
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I come here every week to swim from Worthing to the ladies only session on Wednesdays. I thoroughly enjoy my visit. The lockers are roomy, the changing rooms are clean, the showers are hot, the water is just right, the pool is large enough for a good swim, there are plenty of staff about and I love the light coming... More 

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1 Thank Meg O
Brighton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Never had any issues with showers being too cold/hot or cleanliness in any area of the complex, 25 metre pool with slow, medium and fast lanes and a large open pool area for kids/families.Great indoor 5 a side football pitch with clean changing rooms Staff are friendly and helpful. On occasion they offer a free BMI test. I joined Freedom... More 

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Thank Peter G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Need to modernise and build again for the community Please remember we need our local pool as everything seems to revolve around losing our history and heritage

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1 Thank leggisue
Brighton
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I have used the King Alfred since I was a child, in fact I learnt to swim here in the 80s. Not much has changed since then except the removal of the little slide and the mushroom-type thingy you would slide over. Funny thing being you can still see where they used to be from the rusty marks on the... More 

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3 Thank Samantha C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Arrived 10mins before the swimming lesson and were told by the lifeguard that we have to move to the spectator corner out of the sight. Explained to him I'm simply dropping off my 7yr old and will move to the spectator area promptly but insisted we have to move. That's now 5mins before lesson. Personally I think it's rather harsh... More 

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Joe W, Public Relations Manager at King Alfred Leisure Centre, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feedback and please let me apologise for your recent experience. These comments will be passed on to both the centre and area manager for investigation. Regards Joe More 

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