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    Ah, good old Aesop. What a wise soul he was, giving us so many lessons for life, including one my favourites, “A man is known by the company he keeps”

    Strange as it may seem, that phrase comes into my mind during my stay at the impeccable Drakes, in Brighton, a hotel that has much in common with its most famous guests.

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    TOP 10: BEST BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN BRIGHTON An insider's guide to the top boutique hotels in Brighton, including the best for themed bedrooms, stylish furnishings, sea views and hip cocktails bars, in locations near to...Read more


    In the tastefully grey, banquette-lined basement of one of Brighton's best hotels sits a restaurant that has long been the city's best claim to a fine-dining scene.


    Of the ‘new wave’ Brighton hotels that boast boutique luxury and contemporary style, this is our favourite, with the added bonus of its superb seafront location (the Pier is in view from many of the rooms, a splendid sight when lit at night). Bedrooms have been expertly designed, with huge beds; best are circular with freestanding-baths. On the ground floor there’s a 24-hour bar, and in the basement, the excellent Restaurant at Drakes. Service is particularly courteous and friendly


    With Valentine's around the corner, the L word is...Location. Now is the ideal time to think about whisking your adorable-other to a fabulous place. It doesnt need to be far, far away. Brighton has the right atmosphere for a bit of holiday love. With this in mind I stayed at Drakes of Brighton, probably one of the most charming hotels in town. Originally two townhouses, this is a...Read more


    Created by award-winning architect Michael Phillips and interior designer Tim Shepherd, Drakes of Brighton is a boutique hotel with style. With nods to its original Georgian town house roots, you’ll fall in love with its sweeping staircase, free-standing baths and unrivalled sea views. You won’t be left disappointed by the restaurant, either; its nabbed the highest score of all restaurants in Brighton for the 7th year in a row in The Good Food Guide 2015 – and for good reason. Read more


    The décor at Drake is perfectly matched to the town’s cool edge and their warm and friendly welcome make it a top four star hotel with true personality. The building is an attraction in itself, with two Georgian Townhouses in one and an array of stunning period features combined with contemporary designs making it one of Brighton’s most exciting accommodations. Read more