With its slightly worn cream façade, this double-fronted Regency townhouse close to the seafront in Brighton looks like any of the others in the area. Inside, however, you’re in for a surprise. Head up the beautiful checkerboard path, through the entrance, to the inner door. Give it a little push and …
Ta da! I bet you didn’t expect it to look like this mash-mash inside, did you? Old neon signs from Soho’s red light district decorate shocking pink painted hallways crammed with cool artwork from Britpop album covers and band posters to original YBA works. Welcome to the Hotel Pelirocco, the kitschiest place to stay in Brighton since it opened in 2000. Let’s have a snoop!
A quick bit of practical information: Brighton’s rock n roll hotel is a two-minute stroll to the seafront and the BA i360 observation tower which you can see from the hotel’s location on Regency Square. It’s also just a 10-minute walk to all the shops, a five-minute cab ride from Brighton station. Oh, and rooms cost from £83/night.
Above is the breakfast room below which doubles up as a cocktail lounge and bar with late-night DJs and the odd gig. It’s open until midnight during the week and until 3am at the weekends when it attracts a local crowd.
There are 19 rooms each with a different theme catering to different tastes from DollyWould decked out in plaid and gingham and Lord Vader’s quarters in Star Wars to the Pin Up Parlour dedicated to Diana Dors and the Lovers’ Lair. The newest room is the Koibito Love suite, Pelirocco’s twist on a modern Japanese love hotel. All rooms have en suites of varying styles and sizes, Rituals products, plus televisions and tea trays complete with Curly Wurly chocolates! Here are some of my favourite rooms to get you in the mood:
I hope you enjoyed your tour of Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton’s kitschiest place to stay. Which room would you choose?