Drakes, Brighton, East Sussex
Located opposite the sea and close to Brighton town centre, this gorgeous Georgian mansion hotel is ideal for a chic break away. The best of Brighton is on its doorstep.
Rooms available from £173.46 per night
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You're within walking distance of a plethora of great eateries, bars and eclectic shops. Brighton has a huge array of independent art galleries and there's history through attractive buildings like the iconic Royal Pavilion, created as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV.
Just opposite the sea, Drakes is in a convenient position to experience the beach, buzzing pier and extensive nightlife.
By car: over 2 hours from London and Oxford, and 3 hours from Bristol. On-site parking costs £15 per day.
By train: trains from London Victoria and London Bridge take around 1 hour. It's a 10-minute drive (or 20-minute walk) from the station. Book trains to Brighton.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Throughout, you'll find attractive Art Deco touches. Spaces are flooded with natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows which also frame the lovely seaside views. Curved walls and warmth from red hues in decorative fabrics add a homely touch.
As the hotel doesn't serve lunch or dinner, the receptionist gave recommendations of the best local restaurants. As we were going to be joined by our vegetarian friend, we were very grateful for the top veggie and vegan ones in town.
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Individually-designed rooms boast views - some of glitzy Brighton city, others with a sublime sea view. Expect the use of natural wood whether on the statement walls or flooring, rich reds and browns for the upholstery and slick tile-clad modern bathrooms. Some bathrooms feature a standalone bathtub.
Room types: City, Bijou, King, Attic, Queen, Yin Yang, Feature
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, bottled water, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
Drakes restaurant just serves breakfast, however, the choices are good and it can be served in-room or at the restaurant. There is a Full English breakfast, vegetarian option, Eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royale, as well as lighter options. The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with wholegrain toast was delicious.
Bar: sea views and comfy chairs. Organic local coffee, cocktails, wines and premium spirits. Open daily.
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