Our Stay At The Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton

Bonjour lecteurs! Where do you like to stay when you go on holidays? Pour être honnête, I am usually a fan of luxury hotels ? I have not been camping for a while and a spa with champagne is always music to my ears. But we stayed at the Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton during our little gateway over half-term and I totally succumbed to this cool place! Regardez now as it is unlike anything you might have seen before!

The Hotel Pelirocco

Situated in Regency Square on the seafront in Brighton, very close to the fameuse British Airways i360, it is less than a 10-minute walk to the city centre.

So if you fancy a stroll or a bit of shopping in the cool location, it is a bonne option! Or you can go for a drink too. Mind you, you could actually enjoy a cocktail or two at the hotel because its decor is really worth you stopping by!

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Described as England’s most rock’n’roll accommodation, the Hotel Pelirocco is a quirky boutique hotel in Brighton with less than 20 rooms.

There is no parking but we booked a car park only 5 minutes walk from it.

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L’originalité? Its room bien sûr! They are all based on a specific theme. You can even book one dedicated to Star Wars! Or your very own pin-up parlour for the night if you fancy something else ?

Our Dollywould Room

As it was half-term and Baba was with us, we went for a family-friendly option with the Dollywould Room.

And it was absolutely crazy! Indeed, it is entirely dedicated to all things Dolly Parton and Americana kitsch!

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Designed in the style of a country cabin, you are literally surrounded by Dolly Parton memorabilia. Without forgetting the dear American flag!

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No need to say that the guns (unloaded!) were a hit with the boys

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Ok, I admit I had a go too and imagined myself as a cowgirl for some pictures.

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Family-friendly

Ultimately, the Dollywould Room is super family-friendly.

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It is so spacious for a boutique hotel and the original Regency bay window meant that we had plenty of light too! A nice touch to remind you that you are actually in Brighton and not somewhere in America.

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Baba was quick to find the complimentary chocolates and he was extremely happy to have his own single bed too!

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Let me tell you that he was quick to make himself at home amongst the patchwork blankets with his cars!

Personally, I really liked the space. There is nothing worse than a room where you feel like you are on each other.

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Top marks too for the en-suite with shower! How cool is this?

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Plus, the Rituals toiletries also got the hotel some extra brownie points! Call me superficial but I love a good pamper when I am away. Those were smelling lovely!

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More generally, given that is was full of memorabilia, the room was clean and full of character!

Hotel Pelirocco – L’atmosphère

Ultimately, the Hotel Pelirocco is worth a visit for its quirkiness. No way you have been to a place like this before.

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Our room was not the only thing to get us back in time.

The lift too! It was like being in a movie from the 70s! And the corridors are covered in caricatures and pop and rock posters!

I was actually expecting to meet some mods!

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Seriously, it is very rock’n’roll and so much fun! So différent from what I have ever seen before!

Breakfast & More

But the place in itself is not the only good thing. Marko and his team made us feel so welcome during our stay.

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The breakfast was basic but it did the job. You have a small buffet but you can order some food from the kitchen and the homemade granola was délicieux!

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More importantly, you can enjoy your food amongst rock stars such as The Beatles and Jimmy Hendrix.

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We also had a cocktail in the lounge area in the evening and it was really cool! The bar looks very 80s and once more, the staff was lovely.

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Such a warm welcome!

The Hotel Pelirocco – Le Verdict

As the Hotel Pelirocco is very rock’n’roll, you might not consider staying there with a child. However, our room was super family-friendly and really spacious.

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And it is so close to the city centre and the seafront! Therefore, we went to the aquarium.

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You have to check out this gem on the coast. Inspired by maverick musicians, individual who marked generations and popular sub-cultures, this place is totally unique.

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The stairs are very old fashion and a bit narrow but you have a lift, so easy!

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No wonder why this cool pad has been the ‘enfant terrible‘ of the Brighton hotel scene since opening in 2000 (Telegraph Review)!

It is full of character and its staff are so nice, you will make some crazy memories, whatever option you go for with or without the kids ?

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If you are stopping by Brighton, check out this totally funky place! We really liked it! And let me know if you bump into a rock star too! You never know!

Disclosure: With thanks to the Pelirocco Hotel for inviting us free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

57 Comments

  1. Jo Dawkins
    February 27, 2020 / 3:58 pm

    This looks great!I’ve never been to Brighton despite only living in Kent ?.

  2. Alison Barker
    February 27, 2020 / 3:59 pm

    Don’t think this ones for me.

  3. lynn neal
    February 27, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    This hotel looks so much, well worth a visit next time we are in Brighton!!

  4. February 27, 2020 / 5:09 pm

    The hotel looks so quirky…love that shower & the phone is a nice touch!!

  5. Andrea Fletcher
    February 27, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    Love Brighton. That looks like an amazing hotel.

  6. Fiona jk42
    February 27, 2020 / 6:38 pm

    This loks like a fun and different place to stay.

  7. Julia Kerr
    February 27, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    That looks cool, you could stay a few times and have a totally different room each time

  8. Jazz Fulcher
    February 27, 2020 / 8:16 pm

    Might have to stay here when I go to the gudetama cafe

  9. Tamara Wheatley
    February 27, 2020 / 8:22 pm

    Looks like a fun place to stay in!

  10. Denise walton
    February 27, 2020 / 8:33 pm

    This place looks fab

  11. Margaret GALLAGHER
    February 27, 2020 / 9:11 pm

    Oooo la la – what a beauty ‘-great fun for you all with superb family facilities

  12. natalie s
    February 27, 2020 / 9:25 pm

    I’m loving these pics they’re hilarious! Looks like you both had too much fun!

  13. Michelle Lewis-Robertson
    February 27, 2020 / 9:56 pm

    Very cute and Americana, growing up on the prairies in Canada this was a huge part of the culture I grew up in lol

  14. Alice Gilkes
    February 27, 2020 / 10:13 pm

    Looks like a nice place.

  15. jennifer turnbull
    February 27, 2020 / 11:18 pm

    I’ve visited Brighton but not in this hotel, I wish I’d known about it. It looks brilliant. Loved Brighton.

  16. Rebecca Morris
    February 28, 2020 / 5:18 am

    Looks fabulous, we’re always looking for new family friendly hotels, quirky ones are a bonus

  17. Ashleigh Allan
    February 28, 2020 / 7:30 am

    Looks fab. Love the shower

  18. Jayne Townson
    February 28, 2020 / 8:59 am

    What a fun looking hotel, some great photos there, Baba looks really pleased to have found his free chocolate.

  19. Susan B
    February 28, 2020 / 10:20 am

    What a fun and quirky place! I am a Dolly Parton fan so would love to visit.

  20. Susan Smith
    February 28, 2020 / 10:35 am

    Love the quirkiness, looks afabulous place to stay, different

  21. Priscilla Stubbs
    February 28, 2020 / 10:38 am

    Well that’s different but looks like great fun.

  22. Catherine Bell
    February 28, 2020 / 10:58 am

    This looks awesome!

  23. paula cheadle
    February 28, 2020 / 12:22 pm

    Looks a wonderful family hotel

  24. Sarah Cooper
    February 28, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Looks wonderful!

  25. February 28, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    Brighton is certainly a place on my wishlist to visit….sounds very vibrant!! Xxxx

  26. Rachel Arnup
    February 28, 2020 / 1:31 pm

    Would love to see the Dolly Parton themed room!

  27. February 28, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    Love this never been to Brighton love the cowboy theme

  28. Mel Pennie
    February 28, 2020 / 6:27 pm

    What a fabulous, fun looking hotel. Never been to Brighton but would certainly look at staying here if I ever did.

  29. Fiona Aitken
    February 28, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    GORGEOUS pictures looks amazing

  30. Carly Belsey
    February 28, 2020 / 6:40 pm

    I love the fact the hotel is rock n roll, would be perfect for a trip away with the other half when the kids are older.

  31. Ruth Amy Wollerton
    February 28, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    Love to stay here, it’s so funky and retro, and even better my disaster lives in Brighton too, so I could visit her at the same time xxx

  32. Ayten
    February 28, 2020 / 7:58 pm

    This is so cool! I’m planning to visit Brighton this year and I’ll definitely be adding this one to my list of places to stay ?

  33. February 28, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    Lovely pictures its really looks lovely

  34. natalie s
    February 28, 2020 / 9:20 pm

    Loving the Dolly Parton themes here! Super cool x

  35. Hannah Wood
    February 28, 2020 / 9:49 pm

    What a super cool place to stay not seen anything like this before.

  36. Jeanette Leighton
    February 28, 2020 / 9:53 pm

    Looks like great fun I can see it being appealing to adults and children

  37. Amy Jo
    February 28, 2020 / 10:57 pm

    Have always been intrigued about here as I’m from Brighton – decor is so cool!

  38. Emma Gough
    February 28, 2020 / 11:33 pm

    This would be besties Idea of heaven! she loves Dolly 😀 what a fab little place to stay

  39. Hazel Rush
    February 29, 2020 / 12:30 am

    Looks fab and not too far from hole either!

  40. Carolyn E
    February 29, 2020 / 6:58 am

    Looks like a fun place for a fun mini break

  41. Charlotte Wildman
    February 29, 2020 / 7:43 am

    I love hotels

  42. Susan B
    February 29, 2020 / 9:33 am

    So very different from all other hotels I have ever stayed in. Fab!

  43. Sue Carter
    February 29, 2020 / 10:35 am

    I love Brighton, so much to see and do. This hotel looks great.

  44. claire woods
    February 29, 2020 / 10:54 am

    Love the theme rooms. My son would go for Star Wars.

  45. Victoria Easton
    February 29, 2020 / 11:18 am

    This place looks really special! Never been to Brighton!

  46. February 29, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    Looks like a great location with a Seaview hope fully? !

  47. Romana Richards
    February 29, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    Looks and sounds like a fun place to stay in Brighton!

  48. AnnaSSS
    February 29, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    Very original hotel and a lots of fun. Seems like you two have a good time there. Thank you for another great review. More please.xxx

  49. Krzysia
    February 29, 2020 / 3:40 pm

    I know this area fairly well and the Regency buildings are gorgeous. It would be great to get to stay in this hotel which looks so quirky and unique.

  50. Anthea Holloway
    February 29, 2020 / 6:54 pm

    What a super hotel! It look like you had lots of fun there.

  51. Orange23
    February 29, 2020 / 7:56 pm

    It looks really unique! The dolly parton room looks fantastic

  52. Liz T
    February 29, 2020 / 9:54 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  53. Laura Merle Bryant
    February 29, 2020 / 10:01 pm

    I just love a quirky place to stay!

  54. Gill Mitchell
    February 29, 2020 / 10:32 pm

    I have never stayed in a luxury hotel but it is something that is on my bucket list. This looks amazing!

  55. Tracey Hallmark
    February 29, 2020 / 10:34 pm

    Looks a fun and quirky place to stay

  56. Susan B
    February 29, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    The shower tiling is absolutely amazing. I love it!

  57. natalie s
    March 1, 2020 / 10:00 pm

    A trip to Brighton has been on the cards for a while so I must look into this quirky hotel!

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