5 quirky Brighton hotels for a weekend getaway
Thousands of visitors make their way to the eclectic and often eccentric city of Brighton to enjoy a break away from the everyday. After a long day visiting Brighton's independent shops and one-off haunts after dark, end your evening (or morning) inside an equally unusual room in a boutique hotel. Here are some of our favourites that stick in the memory.
'England's most rock and roll hotel' may have its contenders in the category but it has certainly created a buzz in Brighton as one of its most funky hotels. Its 19 individually-styled rooms range from Sex Pistols-dressed rooms, complete with Union Jack bed cover, to the reggae-themed Pressure Sounds room, with warm Jamaican colours. Other favourites include Ali's room dedicated to the legend Muhammad Ali, and spacious Betty's Boudoir that is extravagantly furnished to Betty Page's standards, with a bath spa for two. The hotel also holds events for its guests and others, most with a fitting music theme.
Escape to an artistic wonderland inside a room at this small, contemporary, boutique hotel. In true Brighton, style, many of the individually designed rooms have been sprayed by high-class street artists such as Ben Allen. Eating and drinking at the hotel isn't too shabby either, with a great cocktail menu to order from in the evening.
The award-winning boutique B&B Snooze, in Brighton’s fashionable Kemptown, styles itself as a luxury vintage hotel with all the trimmings. Furniture and painted walls are impressively original at Snooze, with a spacious dining area to enjoy a well-prepared breakfast. A comfortable and friendly place to rest your head and have a snooze.
As part of the My hotel’s hip chain, My Brighton is a clean-cut, artfully decorated pad in Brighton’s North Laine. With hints of every contemporary art era, from Art Deco to minimalism, My Brighton is refined but fun. A walk inside the front door into its wonderful reception area, with its large, chrome reception desk a central feature, lets you know that you’re in for an unusual and brilliant stay.
See Saw Sea
If you fancy an indulgent and romantic break away from the house, head to the boutique little house, See Saw Sea in Kemptown to be seduced by its black satin sheets, sea views and plush furnishings. Named after the Under Milk Wood quote: ‘The only sea I saw was the See Saw Sea with you riding on it. Lie down, lie easy. Let me shipwreck in your thighs’ by Dylan Thomas, See Saw Sea stirs feelings of lust and romance that will make your trip that little bit extra special.