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Drakes Brighton

Last updated: 28 December, 2023

Brighton has long been the destination of choice for a sexy couple’s weekend, and decadent Drakes, set in a renovated Georgian townhouse, continues the tradition.

The main pro is its location – the beach is right outside the door, and Kemptown is Brighton’s hippest neighbourhood, with great restaurants and bars.  

Step out of the front door onto Marine Drive, and you’re instantly hit by a blast of sea air. Rooms are thoughtfully designed, too, with claw-foot bathtubs in some of the bay windows, making the most of the sea views.

The chic little cocktail bar, with its must-try cocktails, and elegant restaurant (one of Brighton’s best, specialising in locally-caught fish and seasonal produce) make it the top romantic, luxury choice along the seafront. 

Surrounding area

Any closer and Drakes would actually be on the beach  – only Marine Parade (the busy seafront road) separates it from the shingles.  The traditional seaside pleasures of the pier are a couple of minutes’ walk, while the streets behind the hotel are dotted with the bars, cafes and restaurants that have made Kemptown the city’s coolest neighbourhood. 

Kemptown can get very lively at night, although the hotel is well shielded from the noise – the less raucous streets of the North Laine area are a ten-minute walk, and have an equally good selection of bars and restaurants. 


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed