Ok, so it's a pretty swanky place right on the sea front - however - it's a little tired, and not really wort the high price tag.
We paid a fee to have a sea facing room, which was great - the view out to the Pier was top notch, however, the room was rather tired.
Scuff marks all along the wall, dust, literally everywhere (over the telephone, radio, light boxes) and slight black mold around the sink. You could see this room was great once, but it really needed a quick 'once over'
Looking under the bed was a large magazine wrapper, which went to show the room had not been cleaned properly for our arrival. The bed was also slightly on the small side.
The freestanding bath in the room was a nice feature, but in a room so small, not overly needed.
The wet room was literally just that. everything got wet - toilet roll included. Also very small, and water leaked out and across the floor of the bedroom area.
The staff were very pleasant, and we couldn't fault them. We didn't try the restaurant, but at £50 a head for a 3 course meal, we heard it as very good!
Not trying to paint a negative picture of Drakes, but we definitely think a quick paint job a tidy up is in order.
The hotel did smell nice at all times, and The White Company amenities left in the room were a nice touch.
Would stay again, but wouldn't want to pay full rates until the few little niggles had been ironed out.
- 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 of quality and luxury in the city winning several accolades and praise year on year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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