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Drakes Hotel Brighton
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Interesting hotel, has a lot of plus points but one or two issues. But on the whole i would recommend. Positive stuff first, the food is amazing and i know its not the cheapest but believe me its worth every penny. The rooms are modern and high spec. The beds are fantastic and the best i have every slept in.

Staff were excellent and can fault their commitment. Location is pretty good althou i am told its in the gay part of the town according to the taxi driver but no issue for me.

The issues are no lift and a very small winding stairs. Don't try and lift your suitcase up 4 flights of stairs. You will need to be fit for those attic rooms believe me.

Also, was not to happy with my wife been talked into a cocktail and turning out to be £15.... Sorry thats not right. But apart from those minor grips. Its a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: I got a good deal for £99 for midweek for an attic room. Chance your arm :)
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

What a find. A totally enjoyable stay. Everyone from the young man who took the booking to the cleaning girls everyone that we met at Drakes was so friendly and very helpful. Booking was easy and check-in very quick. There is limited parking space so make sure you get there early. The rooms although not the largest are beautifully decorated with a seperate bath in the room and a wet room. They are clean, well appointed with comfy bed and pillows.
We had breakfast in the restaurant which was quick and wonderful to have a full English that was not coated in grease.
A central position and if you are visiting Brighton then well worth a stay

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Had a cracking stay at Drakes. The service was faultless and staff genuine and very helpful with helping us with finding somewhere for lunch. The breakfast was delicious and very fresh products, also good value.
Defo one of the best places I've stayed at in Brighton.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MuffinManMatty
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

The room was small with no wardrobe, there were a few modern clothes hooks with hangers situated behind a wall mounted tv which made it very difficult to handle clothes for a 5 night stay.
The stirs a very steep and the hotel has no lift. My husband and I became irritated as each day one or the other of the key cards had been cancelled, this resulted in one of us going back down 3 floors and up again, on the 4th occasion when one of us complained, the young guy on reception said, ''I'm sorry I don't know what to do''! He did offer us a free drink for our trouble. I wouldn't stay in this hotel again as it was hard work, to go to breakfast or dinner required an extra flight of stairs as the dining room is in the basement! For this reason we only had one dinner and one breakfast at the hotel. i would advise travellers to research other hotels re noise levels, lifts and quality of air conditioning units.

Room Tip: Low floor as no lift and stairs are very steep. All rooms very noisy due to traffic noise and revell...
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Thank M11ssm
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Arrived yesterday having booked quite a few weeks ago and was put in a downstairs room that must have backed onto the kitchen. Room smelt of food and felt claustrophobic. Apparently there were no other rooms available so we checked out (fortunately were able to secure a room in another excellent, very modern and popular hotel in Brighton).
Staff at Drakes were helpful and friendly but this could not make up for the very disappointing room. Other rooms may have been lovely - but avoid room 002 for which we had been charged £115 (refunded).

Room Tip: Don't book room 002!!!
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

I wento to Brighton two days ago and first of all I want to say many thanks to alla Drake's staff. Very friendly and lovely. Nice location in front of the sea, very relaxing atmosphere, cloce to the city centre and nice pubs. the rooms are very nice and confortable.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Thank MD1306
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

The hotel is conviently located next to the laines, the beach, the pier. The bar is relaxing, although it doesnt feature a terrace.
The room we had was modern, stylish, large and clean.
Service was excellent.
Overall a good experience, a little bit on the pricey side though.

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Address: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Brighton
#2 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
#11 Business Hotel in Brighton
Price Range: £97 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakes Hotel Brighton 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Drakes is a design-led 20 bedroom "hand-made" hotel on Brighton's seafront. Everything about Drakes is exceptional, from the impeccable service to the stylish design and highly acclaimed fine dining Restaurant at Drakes. Now in their 13th year, 4 star Drakes continues to set the standard for quality, service and luxury in the city, winning several accolades and praise year on year. ... more   less 
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