After a busy working week in London my boyfriend and I decided to have a weekend in Brighton and wanted to stay somewhere a little special. I used to live in Brighton for a number of years and know the place well. I am not a fan of Kemp town where the hotel is situated but it’s just far enough out of the way of the loud bars and clubs down the road so I was presently surprised. This is a boutique hotel so expect a more intimate service. The reception check in is at the bar and we were greeted by pleasant staff. We were taken up to our rooms and were showed the room features (lights, TV etc) and breakfast times.
We had booked a city feature room (no 103) the room was great for us. I did not want a sea view room as the road can be noisy with drunks over the weekend (although we didn’t hear or see many) the room was very contemporary and very pleasing to the eye. We found the storage plenty for a weekend, with cupboards built in the wall either side of the bed and the hanging space behind the electric curtain. The sunken bathroom was really nice and out of the way of the bedroom creating a feeling of space and wonderful lighting. Although the room had no views and the windows were frosted glass it suited us fine at it was quiet.
On the Saturday night we ate at the Gingerman restaurant, which I could not fault one bit. The food was out of this world and such a treat. The staff were fantastic and really know customer service and their food well. Some restaurants can be a bit stuffy in this price range but this one is very relaxed, comfortable, and intimate. A visit to the restaurant is a must if you budget allows. I would definitely recommend this one, book early as they get booked up very quickly.
Overall I would say this is a great hotel with fantastic food and staff, well worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Independently owned and a true retreat from everyday life. Drakes is a unique design led 20 bedroom "hand-made" hotel, on Brighton's seafront. Everything about drakes is exceptional, from the impeccable service, to the opulent yet serene design and the critically acclaimed "the restaurant at drakes". The offering at Drakes is set to be the ultimate in decadent contemporary luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brighton Drakes Hotel