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43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE, Brighton & Hove
England, United Kingdom

In the epicentre of funky Brighton, a super-cool hotel that stands above the beach. Expect great food, loads of style and super-comfy beds

Drakes has the lot: cool rooms, a funky bar, big sea views, the best restaurant in town. It stands across the road from the beach, with the famous pier a three-minute walk and the big wheel even closer. Inside, a chic style has conquered every corner. Bedrooms are exemplary. Eleven have free-standing baths in the room, all have waffle bathrobes and White Company lotions, but what impresses most is the detail and workmanship. Handmade beds rest on carpets that are changed every year, contemporary plaster mouldings curl around ceilings like mountain terraces, Vi-Spring mattresses, wrapped in the crispest linen, are piled high with pillows. Don't worry if you can't afford the best rooms; others may be smaller and those at the back have city views, but all are fantastic and the attic rooms are as cute as could be (Kylie loved hers). As for the food, it's the best in town, perhaps cauliflower soup with a smoked quail egg, honey-glazed duck with cassis sauce, pears poached in sweet wine with a chocolate and hazelnut mousse. The Lanes are close and packed with hip shops. Don't miss the Royal Pavilion.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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  • Off street parking available.
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Booking enquiries: Richard Hayes
+44 (0)1273 696934(landline)

  • 16 Doubles
  • 1 Twin/double
  • 2 Singles
  • 1 Suite for 2
Price:(i) £115 to£345 per night

Booking info:

Minimum stay two nights at weekends.


Breakfast £5-£12.50. Lunch from £20. Dinner from £39.95




43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE, Brighton & Hove

Hotel 16 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 275 per night
Hotel 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 275 per night
Hotel 1 Suite, sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 295 to £ 345 per night
Hotel 2 Single rooms
Price: (i) £ 115 to £ 275 per night
Booking enquiries: Richard Hayes
+44 (0)1273 696934(landline)