“Of the ‘new wave’ Brighton hotels that boast boutique luxury and contemporary style, this is our favourite, with the added bonus of its superb seafront location (the Pier is in view from many of the rooms, a splendid sight when lit at night). Bedrooms have been expertly designed, with huge beds; best are circular with freestanding-baths. On the ground floor there’s a 24-hour bar, and in the basement, the excellent Restaurant at Drakes. Service is particularly courteous and friendly.”
Written by Marcus Waring
“Since opening their doors eight years ago and immediately breaking into Conde Nast Traveller Hot List, drakes of Brighton has set the standard for boutique hotels – receiving accolades for design, service and consistent high quality.
This 4 star luxury hotel on the seafront, combines breathtaking design with professional yet personal service and is home to Brighton’s most renowned 2 AA Rosette Fine Dining restaurant.
drakes has 20 bespoke, design-led bedrooms, most with superb sea views and free standing feature baths. All rooms are en-suite, fully air conditioned and finished to the highest standards with flat screen televisions, satellite TV, state of the art DVD/CD player, i-pod docking stations and wireless broadband connection.
The sea facing Cocktail Bar is a slick space incorporating an impressive black granite bar, backlit and flanked by glass and lacquer drinks lockers and boasts unsurpassed sea views from the double aspect windows. The impeccable cocktail list offers a pleasing mix of classic and original creations, New & Old World wines by the glass and a selection of Fine Champagnes.
Nestled inside the hotel, the restaurant at drakes is comparably stylish and reflects an ambiance of relaxed glamour. The exposed brickwork and subtle lighting create an elegant yet unpretentious backdrop for intimate dinners, low key lunches and private parties.
drakes is also licensed to hold Civil Ceremonies at the hotel and offers an impressive complete package for Exclusive Use Weddings and Partnerships.
At the very heart of drakes’ philosophy is the desire to treat guests as friends coming to stay, providing the ultimate in personal service, comfort and care, all delivered in a style of laid back glamour.”