If you take the domes of New Delhi, add the charm of San Francisco and mix in a little of Barcelona’s nightlife, you get a taste for what Brighton is all about. A seaside town in East Sussex with a quirky and eclectic edge, Brighton is giving its European neighbours a run for their money.
Brighton is known as the place where people come to escape the daily grind and lose themselves on the dance floor, as well as for its residents serious sense of style. Brighton’s hotels are as colourful and unique as the city itself. Here we give you a round-up of the best quirky places to stay in Brighton!
A small contemporary art hotel, in the beautiful Regency Square on the seafront, that combines cool design with warm and friendly service. The 23 distinctive bedrooms are well priced for those looking for affordable boutique accommodation.
Many of the rooms have been individually designed by various street artists including Ben Allen and there are also a new range of ‘House’ rooms which are eclectically decorated in a vintage style with reclaimed furniture and limited edition prints. Whether you are on a romantic break or travelling alone, their young team of hosts will ensure you have a great stay in Brighton. Also be sure to check out their critically acclaimed restaurant The Set and The Cocktail Shack cocktail bar for a tipple!
Address: 33 Regency Square, Hove, BN1 2GG
Price Range: £60 to £80
Recently awarded 3 stars from the AA, this hotel is situated on the pretty Russell Square, in the vibrant heart of the city. Take a short walk and you will reach the main shopping centre, Brighton’s fantastic beach, The Lanes and The Brighton Centre. They are constantly improving their green policy and hope to soon be one of Brighton’s few green flagship guesthouses. All of the rooms are ensuite with clean fresh bed linen, fluffy white towels and tea and coffee making facilities. Plus, breakfast is made to order and can be delivered straight to your room for the ultimate lazy morning in bed. Each room has Freeview and wi-fi so you can catch-up on work, surf the net or just chill out after a hard day of shopping.
Address: 37 Russell Square, Brighton, BN1 2EF
Price Range: Mon – Thurs from £50 to £120, Fridays & Saturdays from £70 to £150
One of the funkiest places to stay in the UK, this award winning boutique guesthouse is located in Brighton’s quirky Kemptown district. Snooze is full of ingenuity: it is aesthetically unique and provides a truly creative setting for you to enjoy a memorable and relaxing getaway. Laid back and unpretentious with touches of luxury and lovingly prepared breakfasts.
Address: 25 St George’s Terrace, Brighton, BN2 1JJ
Price Range: £65 to £155
Sea Spray boutique hotel is also located on one of Brighton’s best seafront squares, just a short stroll from Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier and The Lanes – the premier shopping area of Brighton.
The boutique rooms on offer range from superior stylish boutique suites with great sea views, fun themed doubles, swish penthouses with wow-factor and the new Garden of Eden suite with a Hot Tub for two!
Address: 25-26 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PD
Price Range: £49 to £285
Hotel Pelirocco is Brighton’s sauciest boutique hotel; inspired by pop subcultures, maverick musicians and some of the most inspiring individuals – you won’t find a better place for a dirty weekend in the UK.
With 19 themed hotel rooms, Hotel Pelirocco is guaranteed to tickle those quirky taste buds of any pleasure seeker looking to try something new. For those who love Rough Trade, spend a night in the single room decorated to resemble the inside of a Rough Trade record shop. It even has a deck with headphones plus Rough Trade promos to sample. Very suitable for DJ’s visiting Brighton.
Address: 10 Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG
Price Range: Double rooms from £99
See Saw Sea is a discreet, intimate escape for a luxurious seaside getaway. Tucked away just off St James Street in bohemian Kemptown, you are within easy reach of bars, boutiques, the city centre, and the beach. You will have the whole of this romantic seaside house to yourself, so it’s perfect for a couples break where you won’t be disturbed.
Lounge in the designer bath, or on the sun-drenched roof terrace (with sea views!). Recline on the opulent 4 poster bed, browse the erotic library, or share champagne in the lounge. See Saw Sea promises “a few nights of sexy, decadent pleasure“, and you won’t be disappointed if you are looking for somewhere chic, saucy and indulgent.
Address: 27a Devonshire Place,Brighton, BN2 1QB
Price Range: From £110 per night, prices rise during peak season and events e.g Pride, Valentines Day
Looking for things to do whilst your in Brighton? Why not check out our top Free Things to do in Brighton or how about our favourite Things to do on Brighton Beach?
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