The upper-middle-range Hotel Pelirocco has a lot to live up to when it calls itself “England’s most Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel,” but it does a great job. The emphasis is on the hotel’s individually themed rooms (ranging from burlesque to sci-fi), which are very imaginatively finished and truly one-of-a-kind, though some are beginning to show wear. True, some rooms are rated X, but there are also more traditional and subdued options. The location is good, as it is only a 10-minute walk to the town center. The club is a fun place to hang out, although it doesn’t serve much food. The general ambiance may not be to everyone’s taste, but rates aren’t much higher than expected for the seaside, and the encounter is likely to be unforgettable. Compare rates at the boutique property if you want something more stylish and less campy.
Hotel Pelirocco Brighton review
Hotel Pelirocco is Brighton’s first boutique hotel, with 19 individually themed rooms inspired by unconventional musicians, inspiring individuals, and popular subcultures.
Complete with late-night cocktails, a private karaoke lounge, and live music and events on a regular basis.
The Hotel Pelirocco is a small hotel on Brighton’s beachfront with a conventional Regency terrace that reveals the riot of quirkiness and burlesque sauciness that awaits
As they enter, visitors are welcomed by hot pink walls covered in pin-up girls, pop art, and old concert posters, leading them to the lobby/bar area, which features an even more riotous combination of unusual furnishings and quirky design.
The ethos is one of subversive and sensual celebration, reflecting the area’s renowned counter-culture and attracting a mix of hip city breakers, amorous young couples, and the occasional bachelorette/hen party.
On a typical Regency square, opposite West Pier, and a 10-minute walk from the center.
The Hotel Pelirocco is situated on a typical Regency square on Brighton’s seafront, directly opposite the ruins of the West Pier. It’s not as central as many hotels, but it’s still within walking distance of the town center lanes and the main Brighton Pier. Brighton railway station is about a 15-minute walk away, and Hove, the twin town, is a mile down the coast.
There is no parking at the hotel.
The hotel has 19 rooms, each with its own theme, ranging from the lavish burlesque found in the Pin Up Parlour to the Star Wars-themed Lord Vader’s Quarters.
Every room is a tribute to an icon or subculture, or it was designed by a local artist or boutique, with an emphasis on the sensual – nowhere more so than Kraken’s Lair, which has a dancing pole.
The Standard Double room has a large bathroom with a full bathtub, though the majority of rooms have shower stalls. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, electric kettles, and free Wi-Fi; additional adult amenities can be arranged ahead of time: Does anyone want a leather spanking paddle? Some rooms have sea views, but many could use a refresh.
Although there is no restaurant on-site, the hotel serves a full English and buffet breakfast in the bar area every morning (for a fee).
By night, this room comes alive with live music and cocktails with double meanings; the bar also hosts frequent DJ and karaoke nights, which can run late. In-room cupcakes, couples massages, bloody Mary breakfasts, and bedroom toys are among the other fee-only extras.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and believe it or not, the hotel has a boardroom-style meeting room and team-building event packages.
Food and drinks
Breakfast is served downstairs in the cocktail bar and lounge, which is decorated with sparkly gold banquettes and bonkers monster wallpaper.
The hot options include a topnotch Eggs Royale, soft-boiled eggs and soldiers, and a proper full English with free-range bangers and bacon from the Brighton Sausage Company.
Because of the hotel’s party atmosphere, many weekend guests choose Pelirocco’s signature champagne or Bloody Mary breakfast in bed.
Pros of Hotel Pelirocco Brighton
- A quirky and eccentric rock-and-roll-themed boutique hotel in a historic townhouse.
- Located in Regency Square, with a view of the seafront.
- From Star Wars to Motown, rooms are imaginatively decorated and individually themed.
- Some rooms have ocean views and jetted tubs.
- A lively bar with a cocktail menu and live music and karaoke on a regular basis.
- Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the property.
- There is an in-room massage, adult toys, and a bloody Mary breakfast available (extra fees)
- Meeting spaces and team-building exercises
Cons of Hotel Pelirocco Brighton
- Some rooms are a little worn out.
- Not for everyone’s taste.
- There is a possibility of noise in the rooms, and there is no parking or restaurant.
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- Drakes Hotel Brighton
- The Grand Brighton
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Features & Amenities
- Amenities : Free Wi-Fi, Breakfast, Restaurant, Bar, Smoke-free, Beach access