Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A really memorable experience without stuffiness or formality,’ write our trusted reviewers of this stylish boutique hotel on Brighton’s Marine Parade. After a warm welcome, they were shown to a ‘light and airy’ sea-facing room on the first floor with three floor-to-ceiling bay windows giving it the feel of an observation deck – a telescope is helpfully provided. Traffic noise from the busy road outside was ‘not too intrusive and we slept soundly’. All rooms are beautifully furnished with handcrafted beds and designer fabrics, some with a bathtub in the bay window, and generously stocked with luxury items, including cafetière with freshly ground coffee, complimentary slippers, waffle dressing gowns and White Company toiletries. In the elegant restaurant, chef Andy Vitez serves ‘truly delicious’ dishes, including the ‘most tender beef’ one reader had ever eaten, though ‘only one dish (out of five) on the menu changed over our three-night stay’. The true strength of Drakes lies in its ‘friendly, enthusiastic and helpful’ staff. ‘Whatever we requested, they delivered.’ (Andy and Sylvia Aitken)
43–44 Marine Parade
lounge/bar, restaurant, meeting/private dining room, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, off-road parking, unsuitable for disabled.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
only assistance dogs allowed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
room only £120–£360, DB&B £190–£430. Breakfast £7.50–£15, 5-course tasting menu £65, table d’hôte menu £40–£50. Min. 2-night stay Sat, but check availability.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.