Something goes in Brighton: it is a wonderful alternative for a seaside break, rain or shine. And with its burgeoning restaurant scene luring Londoners to maneuver south, a keep right here has change into much more interesting. However, the place to mattress down? Sparkly seas views? Tick. Hip pub with rooms hooked up? No drawback. Quiet glamour or burlesque kitsch? We have now them coated. In reality the alternatives are as vibrant as the town itself.
Greatest for celebrations: Drakes
Neighbourhood: Kemp City
The luxurious room 104 at Drakes (Drakes ©Julia Claxton Pictures)
Trendy, critically attractive and a agency favorite with Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett, Drakes is a gem of a boutique lodge and its basement restaurant serves up top-notch fashionable British delicacies. Even higher, 13 of the 20 bedrooms get pleasure from pier and sea views, the perfect of which have roll-top baths positioned in entrance of floor-to-ceiling home windows. The look to this double-fronted Georgian lodge is 1930s swish, with elm wooden detailing, rippled cornices, sizeable moist rooms and heavenly handcrafted beds. Order up a bottle of bubbly or a love hamper of grownup toys then run a shower and chill out…
Sea-facing doubles from £140, room onlydrakesofbrighton.com
Greatest for indie buying: My Brighton
Neighbourhood: North Laine
One of many unique rooms at My Brighton (My Brighton)
On the fringes of the boho North Laine district, this 79-room lodge is ideally positioned for those who’re into inventive eateries, indie outlets and gnarly flea markets. My Brighton could look bland from the surface, however step inside and there’s a playful Teletubbies-chic look happening: suppose porthole home windows, citrus colors, curvy partitions and pod-shaped bogs. It makes for a enjoyable keep and most bedrooms have big image home windows (the perfect views being to the rear). Kick off the night at Merkaba cocktail bar downstairs, then slip subsequent door to the award-winning Chilli Pickle for top-of-the-line curries on the town.
Doubles from £88, room onlymyhotels.com/brighton
Neighbourhood: Centre, Regency Sq.
Classic followers and vintage lovers will love the pre-loved and located furnishings that decorates Artist Residence (Artist Residence)
On the prime finish of Regency Sq. and dealing with the i360 statement tower and skeletal West Pier, Artist Residence is an impressively fashionable 25-room boutique lodge. Junk store finds (previous tea chests, copper slipper baths, wrought iron beds and classic lamps) combine with hanging graffiti or murals hand painted by the house owners’ favorite modern artists. Downstairs is The Repair – thought-about one of many metropolis’s groovier cocktail bars, and subsequent to it, The Set, a regionally acclaimed restaurant that majors in intelligent cooking at reasonably priced costs. It is a lodge for type aware media varieties, though their “under deck” bunk rooms present excellent crash pads for small teams out on the razz.
Doubles from £90, room onlyartistresidence.co.uk
Greatest for seaside glamour: The Grand
Neighbourhood: Brighton seafront
For old-school glamour, head to The Grand (The Grand)
A latest refurbishment sees this Victorian Italianate magnificence wanting as glam and shiny as when she opened in 1864. The Grand is definitely the grande dame of Brighton’s lodges – completely situated overlooking the ocean, a pebble’s throw from the pier and simply minutes from the antiques outlets of The Lanes. New bedrooms carry a cool rethink on artwork deco, with gentle Farrow & Ball color tones (the perfect after all, face the ocean); the bar is buzzier than ever and serves bang-on cocktails with free nibbles and reside jazz, and the spa (attempt the bee venom facials) has a heavenly rest room with double day beds.
Doubles from £100 together with breakfasgrandbrighton.co.uk
Neighbourhood: centre, Regency Sq.
The Dolly Would room at Lodge Pelirocco pays homage to the queen of nation (Lodge Pelirocco)
Sassy and saucy, this 19-room boutique lodge takes kitsch up a complete new notch: scorching pinks, glitter sofas, mirrored ceilings – you identify it, they’ve purchased into it. Every of the rooms is totally different – and by totally different, we imply critically bonkers. A fan of Star Wars? Test into Lord Vader’s Quarters full with mild sabers and Darth Vader costume. Fancy 50s kitsch? Ask for Bette’s Boudoir – all whirlpool tub and leopard print extra. The breakfast room doubles as a DJ/reside gig and cocktail house, and downstairs, there’s karaoke. And sure, the “Peli” will fortunately serve you Bloody Marys in mattress the subsequent day…
Doubles from £59 together with breakfashotelpelirocco.co.uk
Greatest for clubbers & teams: YHA Brighton
Neighbourhood: Metropolis centre/seafront
Occasion animals or these on a price range will discover YHA each economical and centrally situated (YHA)
Brighton has its fair proportion of hostels, however simply the cleanest and most fashionable is that this pad, situated in a former swish Regency lodge simply north of the beachfront. You’re inside staggering distance of the town’s finest bars and golf equipment, and with 180 beds throughout 51 rooms it’s additionally ideally suited for teams. That stated, there are doubles in order for you privateness on a price range – the perfect of which is the en-suite premium with a floor-to-ceiling bay window overlooking the pier and shoreline. In case you’re a light-weight sleeper, keep away from the rooms above the coach station. Downstairs is a fairly priced café-bar (open till 2am) and self-catering kitchen, and an honest self-service cooked breakfast may be scored for £7.
Doubles from £35, room solely, beds from £15yha.org.uk
Greatest for boutique B&B: Lodge Una
Neighbourhood: Centre, Regency Sq.
The luxurious room, Danube, at UNA, which has a balcony with sea views (UNA)
With aspect views onto the ocean and that i360 statement tower, this 18-room boutique lodge exudes beauty: suppose handcrafted furnishings, funky pendant lamps and sparkly summary work that improve slightly than mar the unique regency footprint. It is a tremendous discreet pad, a lot liked by rock musicians and politicians, and every room is individually adorned and named after a river. Quaile, the posh duplex, has a personal cinema with leather-based recliners; however higher nonetheless are the primary flooring south-facing rooms with oodles of house for sofas and roll-top baths within the bed room, and entry to a sit-out balcony for excellent sundown moments. Oh, and classy Bar Una additionally serves up critically good cocktails delivered to your door.
Doubles from £110, together with breakfasthotel-una.co.uk
Greatest for hanging with the locals: The Ginger Pig
The cool rooms above the Ginger Pig are the proper place to unwind after feasting downstairs (The Ginger Pig)
This cool gem opened a few years in the past above the extremely widespread Ginger Pig. Eleven superbly rendered bedrooms include dense Farrow & Ball color schemes – inky blues and velvety greys – with brighter accents present in orange trimmed cushions and retro radiators. Add to that, prints by Hackney steampunk artist, Dan Hillier, well-stocked seashore luggage, Nespresso machines and pre-mixed mini-bar “Ginger” cocktails, and also you’ve a sleek place simply up from Hove’s sedate seafront. Locals adore “The Pig’s” big-flavour cooking (hake with mushrooms and chestnut; venison pie and celeriac), and Sunday lunch is buzzing.
Doubles from £100, room onlythegingerpigpub.com
Neighbourhood: Kemp City
Come rain or shine, the view’s superb at A Room with a View (A Room with a View)
Practically each bed room on this sensible nine-room Kemp City B&B enjoys some kind of a sea view, however arguably the loveliest is on the prime of the home: the cosy roof terrace room which has a tiny balcony sheltered sufficient to look at the waves going wild in winter months. Elsewhere, anticipate critically snug rooms decked out in gentle tartan materials, excessive thread rely linen and house sufficient for armchairs. We additionally just like the considerate extras: binoculars, ironing boards, kettles and mini fridge which you’re inspired to replenish. Breakfasts give attention to regionally sourced grub, with scrumptious scorching selections cooked to order.
Doubles from £99, together with breakfastaroomwithaviewbrighton.com
Greatest for wine lovers and foodies: Lodge du Vin
The decadent Cristal room at Brighton’s Lodge du Vin (Lodge du Vin)
Pistachio-toned gothic from the surface and funky beachy vibe inside, Lodge du Vin & Bistro was previously a wine retailers – an applicable starting for this famend temple to all issues grape. Make sure to ebook a desk at its sensible Parisian-style bistro, earlier than heading upstairs to one in all 49 beautiful bedrooms. Consolation is the important thing right here: gentle, seaside colors, beds wearing crisp Egyptian cottons, drench showers and squashy sofas. The most effective, Cristal, has a moist room large enough to accommodate a rugby group and side-by-side roll prime tubs with an overhead large display TV. And for those who don’t really feel like a seashore stroll, Cristal’s personal terrace incorporates a highly effective telescope skilled on the waves.
Doubles from £125 together with breakfasthotelduvin.com