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The neighboring communities of Brighton & Hove combine to offer a perfect English seaside experience. Beyond the beaches and a pier full of attractions, there's also Brighton's Royal Pavilion – a breathtaking19th-century palace that flaunts the city's extravagant side.

Take a stroll down The Lanes to explore its large selection of independent shops, restaurants, and record stores. Brighton is also home to Europe's largest marina, with over a mile of boutique shops, water sports options, and Brighton's very own Hollywood-esque Walk of Fame. For a unique way of getting to the marina, hop aboard the Volks Electric Railway – the oldest of its kind in the world.

During the summer, Brighton Beach is very popular with both tourists and locals – just don't forget a towel to lay over its pebbled shores. Getting around town is easy, thanks to all-day tickets ("CitySavers") for access to an extensive bus network.


From $142 per night

This weekend

From $295 per night

Next weekend

From $448 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.12
Language English
Average weekend price $71 per night
Average weekday price $68 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Lots of bars & restaurants in the marina.

October 6, 2022

Lots of bars & restaurants in the marina. The Harvester was very good value for money and good food. Only a couple of miles away from the racecourse and it was easy to get a taxi to and from the hotel to the racecourse.


Maybe because it was rainy and off-season, but Brighton felt...

October 3, 2022

Maybe because it was rainy and off-season, but Brighton felt a bit rundown and past its prime with lots of grafitti and some questionable characters on the street. Downtown streets were difficult to travel due to so many one-way streets.

Gary United States of America

Brighton has always been the quirkiest and most colourful of...

September 30, 2022

Brighton has always been the quirkiest and most colourful of seaside resorts with its rich history and alternative, bohemian vibe. Worth seeing: the spectacular Royal Pavillion, the Lanes and North Laine areas, Volks Railway, the British Airways viewing tower, the Pier and seafront, the nearby coastline with its white cliffs, and some pretty places and countryside in the rest of Sussex. Quaint Rottingdean is easily accessible by bus, but we were disappointed that there's no longer a direct link to Arundel - would have visited it if we'd had a car. On the minus side: some places - like the Old Steine gardens and fountain - are looking decidedly rundown and neglected and cafés are seriously understaffed.,

Sylvia United Kingdom

Lovely beach and peaceful quiet town.

September 28, 2022

Lovely beach and peaceful quiet town. However we didn't find much to do, nightlife was a little quiet. Pier was closed and had arcade/stalls there but all closed at night when we arrived. Would be nice for a day trip there only for the beach.


This apartment was awful.

September 26, 2022

This apartment was awful. The entrance area was dirty and where shops leave bin bags. There were no chest of drawers or wardrobes for clothes any where in the apartment. The WiFi did not work and the host did not fix at any point in the 5 days. As a result the smart TV would not work. Too many beds squashed into a small space. The sofa bed is not a proper sofa bed and definitely would not fit two adults. Also if you moved too far to one side the sofa bed tipped over. Worst stay some where I have ever had.

Sarah United Kingdom

Love the buzz of Brighton!

September 26, 2022

Love the buzz of Brighton! Always feels amazing here! People are warm and friendly! So many places to eat and drink! Quirky shops and stalls! You won’t be disappointed! You can never get bored in Brighton! My fav place in the UK!

Simon United Kingdom

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