Brighton is Britain’s best-loved beach town. Here are five of the best luxury hotels to retreat to after a day of sun, sea and pebbles.
Nestled along a quiet street and just a few steps from the seafront in Brighton’s bustling Kemp Town, the Kemp Townhouse hotel is one of Brighton’s finest. The only five-star boutique residence the seaside town has, it’s a little sanctuary of warmth and luxury away from the sometimes-chilly sea breeze. The Grade II listed property brings with it an elegant old-world charm whilst the contemporary décor pings it right back into the 21st century.
This prominent Victorian building is somewhat of a local icon along Brighton’s seafront and it’s not hard to see why. Occupying a prime position for visitors, The Grand, a DeVere hotel, sweeps along the promenade like one of the many seagulls flying by. With 201 bedrooms and a 123-step staircase, the name most definitely serves the hotel well. The Kings Restaurant is fit for just that with large chandeliers hanging overhead whilst the very English tradition of cream tea is served in the Victoria Lounge. A popular filming location, it has also checked in some of the world’s elite from Dame Maggie Thatcher to America’s former President JFK.
Drakes of Brighton
Stealing the accolade for stunning location, Drakes of Brighton sits overlooking the nippy waters of the English Channel. A krakow.wiki/best-luxury-hotels-in-krakow/ with just 20 contemporary designed bedrooms, there is a cocktail bar with ever-so-slightly impressive sea views as the backdrop, which is open 24 hours for guests. Ask nicely and the hotel will even arrange the booking of helicopter flights from Shoreham Airport over Brighton and the South Downs for you.
One of the original Brighton boutique retreats, The Oriental is a 4 star luxury hotel a stones throw from the town’s main attractions. Awake early for an early morning saunter along the promenade or cobbled Brighton beach and then tread the boards along the infamous pier. For art lovers, the hotel often displays the work of local artists on its walls.
What Blanch house lacks in size it certainly makes up for by oozing charm and friendliness. Owned by a husband and wife team, it is located in a quiet Georgian terrace, just behind Brighton’s seafront. With just 12 en-suite rooms it’s small but perfectly formed. The award winning lounge and cocktail bar is a real find but the pet friendly notice above the door is even more of a winner for anyone not wanting to leave their beloved animals at home. Details count here and the Fogarty goose and duck down duvets and pillows, reylon beds and selection of DVD’s and CD’s available to borrow from the reception just add to the feel. This is family friendly accommodation at its best.