Drakes Shortlist*

Sleek style, sea views and a good selection of sundowners come together at this modern seafront hotel near the pier. More

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Drakes
43–44 Marine Parade,
Brighton
Sussex
BN2 1PE
England
01273 696934

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sleek style, sea views and a good selection of sundowners come together at this listed seafront hotel opposite Brighton Pier. It is owned by Gayle and Andy Shearer; Richard Hayes manages a team of ‘courteous, helpful’ staff. Spread across the two Regency town houses, bedrooms are well equipped with magazines, freshly ground coffee, still and sparkling water; waffle robes and slippers in the bathroom. Go for glamour in the best room, where a free-standing bathtub has been set in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to sea. Start the night – or finish it off – with cocktails in Drakes Bar; in the ‘smart’ basement restaurant, newly promoted chef Andy Vitez serves modern British and European dishes, including interesting vegetarian options. Lounge/bar, restaurant. Meeting/private dining room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky). Civil ceremony licence. Light background music. Off road parking. 20 rooms. Room £120–£360. Breakfast £8.50–£15.00. Open every day for lunch and dinner. 3-course menu £45. 5-course chef’s taster menu £60. 2-night min. stay at weekends.

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“3rd Course Free” Restaurant Special Offer

Book a table for a 2 course FINE DINING LUNCH and receive the 3rd course FREE OF CHARGE. Offer valid at the time of making room reservation, Monday through Saturdays, pending availability. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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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.

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Drakes
43–44 Marine Parade,
Brighton
Sussex
BN2 1PE

Guest comments

'It sets a standard that others should measure up to. We were in the attic room which had been converted to a high standard (pity about the electrician who seems not to know what horizontal means ). The bed was excellent and the room was quiet and comfortable. There is no elevator to the fourth floor but a bit of exercise is welcome. The breakfast was outstanding and reasonably priced. Jams, bread and croissants are made in house. The staff were charming, unpretentious and helpful. ' - Jonathan Osborne - July, 2017
'On top form. Expensive bur exquisite. As good as it was eight years ago w hen I last went there. Their restaurant is the best Brighton ' - David Berry - July, 2016

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