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Brighton boutique hotel
Drakes Hotel (Brighton)
Member Name: Lady1981
Drakes Hotel (Brighton)
Advantages: Sea views, lovely atmosphere and staff
Disadvantages: The price, but it's worth it
I had been wanting to visit Brighton for a long time and my other half gave in and said he would love to take me for my birthday back in May. Bless!
Because I had been trawling the internet and reading reviews on Brighton Hotels for some time by this point, I knew right away that I wanted to stay at Drakes.
Drakes is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel situated on the Brighton seafront, near to the pier. The hotel has, I understand, 20 bespoke designed rooms, most with sea-views. All rooms are en-suite, fully air conditioned with flat screen televisions, satellite T.V, DVD/CD players and wireless broadband connection.
Upon arrival at Drakes we were greeted by friendly staff and were informed that we were able to park at the front of the hotel which was a relief as parking in Brighton is very limited.
Our room was on the second floor at the front of the hotel, overlooking the sea and the pier. Lovely! There is a free standing bath tub in the room which is big enough for two.
My lovely boyfriend purchased two glasses of champagne at a cost of £18 for the two for us to drink whilst in the bath which was very sweet of him and made us feel rather decadent!
The room was of a fairly good size, modern and clean with a wet room. It cost £140 for the night which was a lot but worth it as a treat. There were the usual toiletries available in a nice pack, slippers which can be taken home by guests and fluffy white dressing gowns which can't.
We had booked into the Gingerman restaurant for dinner, a few minutes taxi drive away. There is also a Gingerman restaurant within Drakes hotel itself but we wanted to go off the premises for a night out.
I had researched the hotels in Brighton and the Gingerman is one of the best. It was really lovey food and I can only assume that the restaurant in the hotel is of the same quality, and indeed the reviews I have read seem to confirm this.
Not wanting to go on to clubs or hectic bars, we went back to the hotel bar after the Gingerman. It's a lovely setting, and has a buzzing yet intimate feel. I wasn't sure what I wanted to drink so the barman made me a cocktail which was lovely and cost £13.
Check in and out at the hotel was swift and the staff were very friendly.
We had a fantastic stay at Drakes and would highly recommend it!
Summary: When can I go again!?
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