Smart townhouse living on Brighton's seafront
Bedrooms at Drakes have been designed for indulgence, with huge beds, big mirrors and gleaming bath tubs for two sitting right beside the windows.
- Seduction-on-sea in downtown Brighton.
- Seven-foot beds and sexy windowside bathtubs.
- Great dining.
- Grown-up glamour favoured by a number of showbiz names.
Hit the spot
Regency Brighton bang on the ocean waves.
There's a ground floor lobby bar where they'll mix you any kind of cocktail, and the excellent Restaurant at Drakes – one of Brighton's top dining spots.
Good to know
It's a tall townhouse with plenty of stairs. There is some limited off-street parking.
Minimum StayTwo nights at weekends
ParkingThere are some guest parking spaces (chargeable) available on a first-come basis. Otherwise you’ll find pay and display parking along the seafront.
AirportLondon Gatwick – 25 miles (40 mins).
TrainBrighton station – 1 mile.
ChildrenChildren can be catered for, but this is a place for grown-ups.
LocationMarine Parade, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 1PE, United Kingdom
20 rooms and suites
Rooms are smart and sophisticated (the best have seven-foot beds), with a palette of red and white and plenty of blond wood. Vi-sprung mattresses with Egyptian cotton bedding and velvet throws, flat screen TVs with masses of channels (including Playboy) and DVD players, plus individual air con, White Company toiletries, waffle robes, slippers (to keep), wi-fi, tea/coffee tray. Around half the rooms have free standing bathtubs.
Splash out on one of the signature sea-facing King rooms; a big bed, huge Georgian bay windows and roll-top bath for frolics and fun with views of the pier.
Eat & Drink
The Restaurant at Drakes offers modern European dining in sleek surrounds, with a keen focus on local and seasonal produce. The menu changes regularly but you can expect to sample dishes such as assiette of suckling pig with celeraic puree, langoustine risotto with wild asparagus, and lavender pannacotta with blueberries.
Breakfast (charged extra) is served until 10am. Choices include soft boiled eggs with Marmite soldiers or Scotch porridge with an optional shot of Drambuie. You can also start the day with some Buck's Fizz or champers.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
There’s stacks to do in Brighton. Admire the exuberant Victoriana of Brighton Pavilion, eat fish and chips on the pebbly beach, trawl for antiques in The Lanes or spend an hour with the sea breeze in your hair on Brighton Pier, where you'll find everything from hot dogs to dodgem rides and a helter-skelter. You can admire the marine life at the Sea Life Centre, or head to Brighton Race Course, which holds 23 meetings a year.
Book a couples’ in-room massage or beauty treatment for some serious unwinding. The Lanes health and beauty spa is half a mile away as is Brighton’s David Lloyd Leisure Centre, where Drakes guests are eligible for exclusive offers.