The Hotel Culture

Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

Contributor/ Saffron Powell Brown

Best Known For
Brighton’s famous rock and roll boutique hotel with themed bedrooms, including the infamous Play Room which is now the Kraken’s Lair. 

The Good Stuff
Just off the seafront and a ten minute stroll from The Lanes it provides the best of both worlds. There’s a room for everyone, we chose the new Gresham Blake room (£135pn) – he’s a tailor with a shop locally on Bond Street. It had the feel of a modern hunting lodge, featuring plastic laser-cut guns on the wall, their fluorescent colours along with the embroidered cushions and throw took the masculine edge off the decor. We loved the tea tray featuring Curly Wurly bars instead of boring biscuits and the option of a 2pm checkout is a big bonus.

The Vibe
Good fun and relaxed, this hotel doesn’t take itself too seriously, for starters the bar area doubles up as reception. This isn’t a luxury bolthole by any means, it’s a hotel for fun-seekers, with an eclectic mix of people the hotel has a real party atmosphere. Be warned – it can get loud with the downstairs bar open til late, but if you’re after a good night and not much sleep then the Pelirocco is for you.

Inside the hotel – 7/10
Good value and good fun for a naughty weekend away. 

Outside the hotel – 10/10
This is Brighton! There’s an abundance of great places at every turn.

Images courtesy of Hotel Pelirocco