Drakes Hotel - Brighton

43 44 Marine Parade, Brighton, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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Drakes Hotel - Brighton

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Situated on a beach, the historical Drakes offers 20 spacious guestrooms with views of the Brighton Sea. The hotel opened in 1820 and since then remains an example of innovative architecture in Brighton.

It is nestled in the heart of Brighton with direct proximity to Sussex County Cricket Club, Preston Park and Hove Lagoon. Just 1km from the center of Brighton known for The Brighton Centre, Brighton Beach and Brighton Dome.

Brighton railway train station lies within a 15-minute walk. 40km to London Gatwick airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Circular Double Room, First-Floor Double Room and City Double Room that come with superb décor as well as a writing desk, satellite TV, individual climate control, coffee/tea making facilities and a DVD player. There are rooms with stunning views of the sea. They offer designer bathrooms with a hairdryer, slippers and bathrobes.

Eat

The modern restaurant offers fine European meals. Cocktails can be savored in the lounge bar.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 12.50 per person per night.  You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs GBP 5 per person per night. 

Services

Business facilities at Drakes include internet access, a photocopier and a meeting room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 15 per day.

Number of rooms   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • No wheelchair access

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Shiatsu massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • No disability-friendly bathroom

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

43 44 Marine Parade, Brighton, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Brighton
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Brighton railway station
    1.3km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Giggling Squid (cuisine: Thai)
    100 m
  • Cafe Rouge Brighton (cuisine: French)
    110 m
Parks
  • Queens Park
    690 m
Beaches
  • Brighton Beach
    280 m
  • Naturist Beach
    2.4km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    20

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Rooms and availability

Drakes Circular Double RoomDrakes Circular Double RoomDrakes Circular Double Room
Circular Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
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Drakes City Double RoomDrakes City Double RoomDrakes City Double Room
City Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Queen Size bed
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Superior Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
Size: 23m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Drakes Hotel - Brighton Brighton location
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    Hotel Address:

    43 44 Marine Parade, Brighton, United Kingdom

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Brighton
      400 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Brighton railway station
      1.3km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Giggling Squid (cuisine: Thai)
      100 m
    • Cafe Rouge Brighton (cuisine: French)
      110 m
    Parks
    • Queens Park
      690 m
    Beaches
    • Brighton Beach
      280 m
    • Naturist Beach
      2.4km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      20

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBrightonDrakes

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • South Downs Way - 300 m
    • University Of Brighton Gallery - 600 m
    • The Royal Pavilion - 700 m
    • Brighton Pier - 700 m
    • Ink D - 700 m

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 300 m

    Places of interest

    • Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kemptown - 100 m
    • Brighton Sea Life Centre - 200 m
    • Volks Railway - 300 m
    • Quadrophenia Alleyway - 500 m
    • Royal Pavilion Shop - 500 m
    • Brighton Palace Pier Co - 600 m
    • The Chapel Royal - 600 m

    Sport related

    • Brighton Racecourse - 300 m

    Amusement

    Museums

    • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery - 500 m
    • Brighton musuem and art gallery - 600 m
    • Brighton Fishing Museum - 700 m

    Parks

    • Pavilion Gardens - 600 m

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Sea Life Centre Brighton - 600 m

    Theaters

    • Joogleberry Playhouse - 300 m
    • Komedia Theatre - 600 m
    • Theatre Royal (Brighton) Ltd - 700 m
    • Brighton Rock - 700 m
    • Brighton Dome - 800 m

    Local Attractions

    • Preston Park - 2.0km
      London Road, Brighton
    • Naturist Beach - 2.4km
      Black Rock, Brighton
    • Hove Lagoon - 2.6km
      Hove Lagoon, Brighton
    • St. Ann's Well Gardens and Cafe - 2.2km
      Somerhill Rd, Brighton
    • Booth Museum of Natural History - 2.5km
      194 Dyke Road, Brighton

    Near the hotel

    • Brighton Wheel - 220 m
      Madeira Drive, Brighton
    • Brighton Pier - 380 m
      Madeira Drive, Brighton
    • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery - 680 m
      Church St, Brighton
    • Fishing Museum - 700 m
      201 Kings Road Arches, Brighton
    • Brighton Beach - 280 m
      BrightonEngland
    • Royal Pavilion - 600 m
      Pavilion Gardens, Brighton
    • Queens Park - 690 m
      Egremont Place, Brighton

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Giggling Squid - 100 m

      Address: 11 Market Street
      Phone: 01273 737373

      76% likes this, based on 213 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai

    • New Steine Restaurant - 100 m

      Address: New Steine Hotel

      61% likes this, based on 63 reviews
      Cuisine: French

    • Muang Thai - 110 m

      Address: St James St

      Cuisine: Thai

    • Cafe Rouge Brighton - 110 m

      Address: 24 Prince Albert Street
      Phone: +44 (0)1273 622423

      54% likes this, based on 114 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 36

    • The Townhouse Restaurant - 120 m

      Address: 81 - 82 St James Street
      Phone: 01273 693216

      73% likes this, based on 166 reviews
      Cuisine: British

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      20

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    Drakes Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Drakes

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 21 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Service
    10.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Couple
      7.8

      I liked the location of this Hotel. The room although small was extremely comfortable and of good quality. They got all the small details down i.e the slippers and gowns, the replenishing of all items such as toiletries, tea and coffee etc. Nice pleasent stay.

      Cocktail bar was the reception, no lifts so not good if you were on the top floor, everything gets wet in the wet room i.e the toilet, toilet rolls etc. Slightly over-rated.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Room was very comfortable although a bit small. The breakfast was great and good value. Overall an excellent stay!

      It might be worth paying more for a seaview room as our room looked over the backs of neighbouring buildings.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Good quality hotel in a great city with good access to facilities in Brighton (e.g. The Lanes, Brighton Centre). Excellent albeit expensive restaurent.

      1. Paying £12 per night to park having paid £175 per night for a room. 2. Paying a similar sum for breakfast. 3. being asked to par for accommodation up front rather on check-out. 4. Layout of room very poor with little space and a hopeless configured dressing table (no mirror within reasonable reach)

    • Couple
      7.0

      The location was great, although not obvious to find along the seafront, as the sinage was very discreet. Staff were very kind and more than helpful. We stayed in a Bijou room, interior wise, spot on.. however the exterior (i.e. view from the window was non exsistant.) This should have been mentioned at the point of booking via 'Booked.net'. over all though, a pleasent hotel.

      I did not like the fact that the view from the room was practically non-exsistant (a concrete void which housed a flock of pigeons!) I have taken this matter up with the hotel directly, who have dealt with my discrepancy & have been more than helpful & proffesional.

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      The staff were very helpful and the place was spotless.

      I thought the restaurant was not living up to expectations and price. I also did not like that after the meal when presented with the bill a service charge eas added at 12.5% which was not clear before hand and ultimately thought it was very overpriced for the quality offered.

    • Single
      10.0

      the atmosphere of the hotel is relaxing, the staff are extremely friendly. my fiance and i enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back there again!

      the fact that u can hear people walking in the corridor and on the floor above, from the sweaking of the wooden floors :S

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      This small boutique hotel has a modern style to it. The staff were very approachable and friendly. In room facilities were good including the bath tub sitting in the bay window. There was an ipod dock and enough hanging space for clothes for the weekend. I is located within easy reach of the beach and the shops in the Lanes. The downstairs restaurant is highly recommended for that special occasion night out.

    • Couple
      7.0

      The staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the free standing bath in the room.

      I found the room a little costrophobic and as we were staying in the town view room it wasn't that nice having our window open. I would definitely advice spending more on a sea view room!! Also we found the wet room (bathroom) and toilet too small and uncomfortable.

    • Single
      10.0

      The hotel Hosts, Siret & Marta, were exceptionally helpful with my special requests. Very accomodating & professional. Highly recommend.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Even before our arrival at Drakes we were made to feel that our visit was imporatant to the hotel and that they would do anything that they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. On arrival, the reception was warm and efficient. Our room was very well designed with modern features which nevertheless were in perfect harmony with the Regency building. We sampled the full breakfast and bar sandwiches, both of which were excellent. We would very much like to visit Drakes as soon as we can!

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The hotel was beautifully designed, romantic and yet classy. The staff were exceptional, the room was lovely and well equipped. The room had an air of romance and sexiness, the bathroom was stylish and the bath big enough for two. The bathrobes and gift wrapped toiletries a lovely touch.

      The only downside was the sound proofing. We had an early night and could hear everyone passing on the stairs and moving around in the room above.

    • Couple
      9.2

      The hotel staff, location, and view from this room are amazing. It is right in front of a Volk's electric railway station which goes down to the marina. The Lanes section of town was a short walk away (about 10 minutes). We got the last of the 10 parking spots owned by the hotel, which was key. It made the Brighton experience a lot less stressful, so try to get there early to check-in since parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cool thing is that you are assigned a particular space that no one else is allowed to use while you are there. Because of this, your spot will be waiting for you if you take your car out during your stay.

      The biggest negative for us was the fact that none of the rooms have American- style showers. They are all European shower rooms in which the showerhead and drain are in the middle of the tiny bathroom so when you shower, the toilet and sink get drenched. Another potential issue is that the bed is built into a tight space where there is only 8 inches of space on either side, which could be an issue for someone who doesn't have perfect mobility. That didn't bother us too much, though.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Excellent michelin recommended restaurant not too expensive (30 pounds starter and main course + chef complement) . Perfect very friendly staff!!! Fresh original good repair. .

      Our room was too small

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      This is how a boutique Hotel should be managed, exceeded our expectation. Very friendly staff and in-house restaurant as well a pleasant surprise.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Drakes Hotel - Brighton Brighton location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    43 44 Marine Parade, Brighton, United Kingdom

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Brighton
      400 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Brighton railway station
      1.3km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Giggling Squid (cuisine: Thai)
      100 m
    • Cafe Rouge Brighton (cuisine: French)
      110 m
    Parks
    • Queens Park
      690 m
    Beaches
    • Brighton Beach
      280 m
    • Naturist Beach
      2.4km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      20

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBrightonDrakes

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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