One night break
Reviewed 14 September, 2021
Stated for overnight stay fab hotel right near all amenities ,walking distance to the lanes and shops lovely bed and so comfy , parked on site with their permit , would defo book again but with the sea views next time , but as it was one night very happy with the room we had ,
Wedding weekend in Brighton
Reviewed 13 September, 2021
Drakes Hotel is in an excellent location on Brighton seafront but near to Kemp Town. Inside was beautifully decorated and the lounge bar was very welcoming. When we arrived, we were shown a parking space and helped with our bag storage as our room wasn’t ready and we had a wedding to attend. We were given the key and filled in all the check in details so we wouldn’t have to do it later on in the evening.
Our room was on the second floor and there was no lift but the staff had put all our luggage in the room before we returned from the reception. When I booked the room I didn’t know I was going to be using a walking stick - our en suite bathroom was 8 steps down from our room. This did prove to be a challenge for me but thee wasn’t another room to which we could move. I did request a non slip mat for the bath as it was quite slippery; this was provided promptly.
The room was very comfortable with air conditioning which we did need as it was unusually hot for the time of year. The bed was very comfortable.
We stayed for 3 nights, just using the bar in the evening, going out for breakfasts as that provided by the hotel seemed a little expensive. There were plenty of places nearby for us to visit. On one evening we ate at The Olive Grove which served Greek tapas in very authentic surroundings. Another evening we ate at Cote Brasserie which was equally good - nowhere is too far away in Brighton and buses and taxis are plentiful.
During the daytime we went on an open topped bus tour, visited the Pavilion, went on the i360 and tried a few bars and pubs. It was a great few days.
Very sexy, stylish hotel on the seafront
Reviewed 5 September, 2021
Fabulous hotel. We stayed in room 201. What a view! Lovely comfy bed. Near to loads of bars restaurants and the seafront obviously. The cocktails were super. We got a parking space too. Staff all lovely. Will definitely stay again. Next time we’ll try the Feature room!
Reviewed 2 September, 2021
Fabulous hotel right on the seafront.
The service was excellent.
Our room was lovely we had a superior king room [town view] which is split level with a downstairs bathroom.
The staff were so friendly and really helpful suggesting restaurants for us.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
Close to the lanes, shops and the pier is a short walk across the road.
Would definitely book again.
Reviewed 31 August, 2021
This was our 3rd stay at Drakes - always over the August bank holiday weekend - and we enjoyed it very much. Previously we had a ground floor room, this time we tried the sea facing attic one with a balcony. We noticed before booking that access to the balcony was by climbing through the window (not ideal), and also knew that there was no lift in the property (help with luggage was at hand). Therefore cannot complain about either though preferred being nearer ground floor and bar - not least as there is no mini bar in the room. There are coffee / tea making facilities and daily replenished water bottles. The bed as always really comfortable and excellent pillows too. Windows single glazed so there is some street noise but we did not go to bed early. Efficient air con (also works as heating), a good hairdryer, robes, slippers and nice toiletries. Lovely thick towels. Enjoyed the bath, which ran quickly, shower was over head and powerful without flooding the very compact bathroom. Would have liked some hooks for towels and a magnifying mirror. Went downstairs for breakfast on day one of 5 night stay but no longer offer buffet (prefer continental breakfast), and stops early (10 am weekdays) so did not bother after that. Appreciated newspaper delivery service. Great staff in bar and reception and housekeeping- very clean room. Booked already again for next year (not attic room).