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“Shabby not chic”
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Hotel Pelirocco
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2008

Booked this looking for something exotic, looks cool and retro on the site, but turned out to be grubby and shabby with a slightly sleazy atmosphere, the staff were okay if a little affected, and overall nice, but there was just an undercurrent there, and it's drastically over priced. It looked like it would be an interesting experience and fun, but in future I'd got with something modern, clean and slick..... don't go if you're not going to get down and dirty.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2008

Just returned from the Pelirocco for my birthday weekend. My husband and I were really excited having read really fab press coverage but have to say we felt pretty let down. The staff are really cool and are so welcoming and fun. We stayed up late both nights partying in the bar with staff and local Brighton party animals but that still didn't make up for the room. We had booked the Nooki Room as it sounded lots of fun.. Trade mark kinky bed etc! Anyway what we got was very worn decor, a bathroom that you couldn' swing a cat in and all this for £130 a night. All in all I would say if they refurb the rooms, get rid of the musty smell then just maybe it would be worth the money.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2008

My partner and i decided to book at hotel Pelirocco after seeing some excellent reviews on trip advisor, it looked like a boutique hotel with a 'twist'.The hotel was effectively a guest house with a paint job, which was several years old.The people running the hotel are charming and friendly but sadly their attitude was let down by a sub-standard and dirty room. We had chosen the absolute love room and were expecting a smart, stylish and funky hotel room as one would imagine as this is what the website promotes. However what greeted us was a creaking floor, loose underfoot, a door that did not lock properly and a stale stagnant smell lingering in the room and corridor. The centre piece of the room is an impressive king size bed, the bed stead and base of the bed was velvet but stained, torn and dirty, ...very dirty,the lamp shades both had burn holes in them and there were used sweet wrappers on the floor. The 'nice touch' smarties in the room were boxes that seemed re-used and one box was three quarters empty. The overall impression you are left with was that this room had had several parties in it over the years and not really been cleaned, the hotel is in major need of a refurb, upon noticing all of this we checked out within the hour. In defense to the hotel the bathroom although very basic was clean. We then headed to Drakes which cost us £5 per night more and the difference is tantamount to departing from Tel aviv and landing in St. Tropez.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2008

We booked a birthday weekend and a much needed break from our 3 young children. The hotel was fantastic and just what we needed. The staff are so friendly and laid-back. We loved it. The Bloody Mary breakfast in bed was much needed for our huge hangovers! We ended up drinking in the hotel bar until 5am!

It's not for the faint-hearted nor blue rinse brigade but we had a really really had a fab time. We can't wait to go back. (if you like Banners in Crouch End, you'll love it).

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

My partner and I went to Brighton to celebrate his 30th and to see Ricky Gervais's new stand up. We stay in the "Pussy" Room at the hotel and had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and funky with a fab view of the square and the sea. The bar was great and some very likeminded guests sat up with us drinking in the playstation bar until the wee hours!!!

What hosts. Oh yeah breakfats was great too, the chef did resemble Jesus a little!?!

Cheers guys x x

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2008

Even though we were squeezed into the smallest attic room (Bowery Room) on a hot summer weekend, we had a great time at this hotel.

The staff are genuinely laid back, but friendly and helpful. The bar plays great music and is open til very late.

All the decor is really funky, although our room was showing some signs of wear and tear (fur fabric doesn't age very well).

The breakfast, consumed through the fog of a monumental hangover, was marvellous, and we particularly appreciated the offer of cocktails with breakfast. Also, there is a 'late check-out' option, for those of you who get carried away with the bar facilities.

There was nothing to complain about here, I'd happily return here any time!

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2008

We recently stayed during the August bank holiday weekend. We had the room dedicated to Bettie Page - it was all in the best possible taste including the handcuffs! The decor looked as though it had been refreshed and the view across Regency Square and to the sea was marvelllous. The staff were first class and couldn't have been more heplful.

It was occassionally noisy in the early hours but that's part of Brighton's busy nightlife.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Brighton
#4 Best Value Hotel in Brighton
#7 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
Price Range: $108 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Pelirocco 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pelirocco is Brighton's original boutique hotel with 19 individually themed rooms inspired by maverick musicians, inspiring individuals and popular sub-cultures. Complete with late night cocktail, private karaoke lounge and frequent live music and events. ... more   less 
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