From stylish boutiques to full-service hotels, Brighton offers a vast choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. With over 4,000 bedrooms to choose from, there really is something for everyone. We take a nosey around some of the best properties in the city to discover that when it comes to style and value, Brighton leads the way…
Superior Room at The Oriental
The Oriental is a home from home offering a warm welcome and friendly service with 9 stylish contemporary rooms in a gorgeous Regency period terrace in central Brighton.
The Superior room’s features include a spa bath and double basins, flatscreen TV, a leather desk and chaise plus silk furnishings. L’Occitane toiletries in the bathroom, and bottled water are complimentary.
Winter rates from £105 – £170 per night based on two sharing, including local organic full English breakfast. There are also offers available for some stays of two or more nights.
It’s Catherine – the owner’s – 5th Anniversary at The Oriental this February so anyone both staying 2 nights or more in a double room and celebrating a birthday or anniversary between January and March 2012 will have a free bottle of prosecco on arrival in their room if they book direct by calling 01273 205 050 and quote ‘Brighton Visitor Anniversary’.
The Oriental, 9 Oriental Place, Brighton, BN1 2LJ
To book call 01273 205 050 or visit www.orientalbrighton.co.uk
The Penthouse Suite at The Thistle
Thistle Brighton is a welcoming contemporary seafront hotel offering stunning views of Brighton Pier and the promenade.
The stunning atrium is a great place to relax with a drink, or grab a bite to eat, whilst the recently refurbished health club offers a gym and swimming pool.
The Penthouse Suite overlooks Brighton Pier and is the hotel’s largest and most indulgent room; perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. Recently refurbished using a contemporary colour palette, complemented by bold vibrant fabrics and soft furnishings, the room offers a double bed, a separate lounge area and an ensuite bathroom.
What makes this room truly unique is the large outside decked area complete with hot tub with views spectacular views including Brighton Pier and the Brighton Wheel. The perfect spot to unwind and take in that sea air!
Bed and Breakfast packages for the Penthouse Suite are £559 per night (weekends) based on two sharing, including full English breakfast and VAT.
Special offer: Stay in the Penthouse Suite midweek until the end of March 2012, with a welcome bottle of Champagne and full English Breakfast for £399 per night. Quote “BV Hotel Feature” to take advantage of this offer.
Thistle Brighton, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2GS
To book call 01273 371 492 or visit
Room 218 at The Grand
More than a hotel; The Grand is an institution, an iconic piece of British history, perched contentedly at the centre of one of the most famous seafronts in the world.
Room 218 is a beautiful deluxe feature room with stunning sea views, balcony and luxurious pastel décor. Featuring a king-sized bed with Egyptian cotton bedding alongside an in-room spa bath and rain shower with complimentary Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Unwind with pay per view movies and satellite TV, and keep up to date with family, friends and colleagues with the free high speed internet.
Bed and Breakfast packages for room 218 start at £275 per night based on two sharing, including full English breakfast and VAT.
The Grand, 97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW
To book call 0844 980 9950 or visit www.devere-hotels.co.uk
Room 104 at drakes of brighton
Exuding a modern, relaxed glamour with unbeatable service, drakes sets the standard in Brighton for the ultimate in contemporary luxury.
drakes is more like an exquisite home than a hotel, with colours and textures that stimulate the senses. Clean contemporary lines fuse with neo-classical overtones to create a comfortable, thoroughly modern feel throughout the design-led bespoke rooms.
Room 104 features 25 square metres of elegant space, furnished with a supreme seven foot handmade bed, chaise-longue and fitted with a deep free standing bath in front of floor to ceiling windows, revealing the finest sea views in Brighton.The newly refurbished wet room offers a monsoon shower, and air con, wi-fi, i-pod docking station, DVD/CD player and plasma television come as standard throughout the property.
Bed and Breakfast packages for room 104 start at £320 per night (weekdays) and £370 per night (weekends) based on two sharing, includes full English breakfast and VAT.
Special offer: The Chef’s Gourmet Package is available for £390 based on two sharing, including a welcome glass of bubbly on arrival, five courses from Chef’s Taster Menu in the fine dining restaurant, overnight stay in the super king Feature Room and full breakfast the following morning. Quote “BV Hotel Feature” to take advantage of this offer.
drakes, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE
To book call 01273 696 934 or visit
Executive sea view at Mercure
The Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel is an elegant Grade II listed Victorian hotel located just a pebbles throw from the beach, overlooking the sea and promenade.
The largest Double Executive Feature sea view room combines the classic Victorian high ceilings with comfortable modern furnishings, all with outstanding views. The vast comfy bed faces the double French doors to what is probably the largest private balcony of any hotel in the city. With in-room internet access and flat screen TV, there’s plenty to keep you entertained should you tire of the vista.
Bed and Breakfast packages for an executive room start at £139 per night based on two sharing, including full English breakfast and VAT. Standard rooms start at just £69 per night.
Special offer: Book in advance and quote ‘Brighton Visitor’ on arrival to receive 25% off food & drink during your stay (excludes breakfast). For best rates visit www.mercure.com.
Mercure Brighton Seafront, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2PP
To book call 0844 815 9061 or visit www.mercure-brighton-seafront.com
Carousel penthouse at myhotel
The very cool myhotel bills itself as ‘where Freddie Mercury meets the Marharishi’. Combining modern architecture and Feng Shui with quirky features such as fish tanks and crystals, it’s a truly unique property.
Situated in the heart of North Laine in the city’s Cultural Quarter, this stylish and contemporary hotel is also home to one of the best restaurants in Brighton – the acclaimed Chilli Pickle – and the very cool Merkaba bar.
The Carousel penthouse suite gets its name from the 300 year old Spanish carousel horse that adorns the room. The spacious suite includes a king size four-poster bed, free standing spa bath, shower and steam room, vanity area and is oozing with technology including a plasma TV with Sky HD, wifi and your very own Apple Mac.
Bed and Breakfast packages for the Carousel penthouse suite start at £449 per night based on two sharing, including full English breakfast and VAT.
myhotel, 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
To book call 01273 900 300 or visit www.myhotels.com
The Loft Suite at Hotel du Vin
Situated in the Lanes conservation area, and a pebbles’ throw from the seafront, Hotel du Vin’s 49 bedrooms are housed in a collection of eccentric gothic revival and mock Tudor buildings erected, appropriately, by a wine merchant on the site of an old inn.
The Loft Suite is the best room in the hotel. A wooden floored room with an 8 x 8 feet bed, the key feature is the luxurious twin bath tubs in the bedroom. There are plenty of other great touches including widescreen plasma TV, stunning B&W Zeppelin iPod docking station, nespresso machine, a wet room with double walk-in showers, large corner suede sofa and a small private roof terrace with your own telescope to survey the sea.
Bed and Breakfast packages for the Loft Suite start at £250 per night midweek based on two sharing, including full English breakfast and VAT. Standard rooms start from £150.
Hotel du Vin, 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD
To book call 01273 718 588 or visit www.hotelduvin.com