Drakes

‘Exquisite’ was the verdict of a regular reader on a belated return visit to this ultra-chic hotel on the resort’s Regency seafront. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, restaurant, meeting/private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, off-road parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only assistance dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

Room only £120-£360, DB&B £190-£430. Breakfast £7.50-£15, 5 course Tasting menu £65, Table D’Hote menu £37-£48. Min. 2-night stay on Saturdays, (Fri or Sun)

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Exquisite’ was the verdict of a regular reader on a belated return to this ultra-chic hotel on the resort’s Regency seafront. All the rooms are individually styled. Some are on the attic floor, there’s a good-value single, a ground-floor en suite with double monsoon wet room. ‘Bijou’ city-facing rooms have a freestanding bath and wet room. Most glamorous are the feature rooms, with a freestanding bath in the floor-to-ceiling window offering pier views – particularly glorious at dusk. But at all hours, rooms have cafetière coffee (fresh milk and espresso delivered on request), glossy magazines, still and sparkling water, complimentary branded slippers and toiletry gift packs. The sea-facing cocktail bar is open to non-residents in licensing hours – and around the clock to resident guests. In ‘the best restaurant in Brighton’, chef Andy Vitez wins high praise for his modern European dishes including pan-fried Barbary duck breast, mulled wine-poached pears, dark chocolate, confit leg bonbon; mushroom and vegetable Wellington with truffle cream sauce. Breakfast choices range from full English with handmade sausages, through free-range eggs Benedict, smoked haddock and salmon, to field mushrooms on toast. (DB)

Special offers

'Romantic Stay and Dine Getaway in Brighton' Special Offer

In celebration of winning an Editor’s Award this year in the Romantic hotels category, Drakes is delighted to offer a great ‘Romantic Stay and Dine Getaway’ – a wonderful excuse to indulge your loved one in a little luxury and exemplary fine dining at this stylish 4-star seafront boutique hotel. This appealing package includes a luxury stay in one of the bespoke guest rooms* where a bottle of their specially selected organic Champagne sits on ice awaiting your arrival. You’ll also find rose petals scattered around the bath (*call the hotel in advance of your arrival and they’ll run a bubble bath for you!) and a box of decadent Lauden’s chocolates. A complimentary glass of Sussex’s Bluebell Hindleap Sparkling Wine will precede a 3 course Dinner from their a la Carte menu is served in the intimate, stylish Restaurant and full breakfast can be taken in bed in the morning. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Good Hotel Guide to take home. Rates from just £265 for 2 people, including vat. To redeem this offer, please remember to quote “The Good Hotel Guide” when booking. Call us directly on 01273 696934 to check availability. *Be sure to book a sea facing room with a free-standing bath for breath-taking views of the iconic Palace Pier, a vista guaranteed to leave a lasting impression of Brighton at its best.

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.

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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.

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Drakes
43–44 Marine Parade
Brighton
Sussex
BN2 1PE

Guest comments

'This stylish hotel is part of a small terrace and looks quite ordinary from the outside, but inside it is quite special. Our room was circular, with beautiful light wood panelling behind the enormous bed. To say it was light and airy would be an understatement. There was even a telescope. The food in the restaurant was truly delicious but only one dish (out of five) on the menu changed over our stay. The true strength of Drakes is in the staff, who are welcoming, friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. Our most enjoyable ever stay in a hotel. ' - Andy and Sylvia Aitken - July, 2019
'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 but exquisite. As good as it was eight years ago when I last went there. Their restaurant is the best in Brighton ' - David Berry - July, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • The Royal Pavillion

    Adorned with gilded dragons, carved palm trees and imitation bamboo staircases, the palace's unique style mixes Asian exoticism with English eccentricity.

  • The Sealife Centre

    Combining the splendour of rich Victorian architecture with over 30 modern marine and freshwater habitats, and featuring one of the longest underwater tunnels in England.

  • The Volks Railway

    The world's oldest electric railway, running along a mile of the Brighton seafront.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide