Hotel du Vin Brighton
Why We Love This Hotel
- This upscale lodging is in a 17th-century building
- It’s right in the heart of The Lanes shopping area
- There’s an elegant bistro and a plush bar
- The chic rooms and suites have heated floors and coffee machines
Offering a sophisticated stay among the antique stores, cafés and boutiques of the quaint Lanes district, the upscale Hotel du Vin is set on a cobblestoned alleyway leading down to the seafront. This refined lodging occupies a Gothic-style former merchant’s house dating from the 17th century and is located within a 10-minute walk of both the striking Royal Pavilion, and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Hotel du Vin’s historic façade opens to interiors with a cosmopolitan vibe. Wood-beamed ceilings, exposed brickwork and plush leather seating decorate the polished, split-level bar and there’s an elegant bistro with light wood accents and banquettes, serving a French-inspired menu. Guests can dine al fresco under a vine-covered canopy in the hotel’s courtyard and enjoy wine tasting sessions in the cave-like wine cellar.
Spread throughout the quirky Gothic and mock Tudor buildings, the 49 rooms have chic décor with beach-inspired accents. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffee makers, as well as Egyptian cotton linen and heated floors. Upgraded rooms add walk-in showers and roll-top baths, while suites offer individual touches such as fireplaces, bay windows, 4-poster beds and sitting areas. Top-of-the-range quarters come with sea views and iPod docks, and there’s one suite with a wet room and a private balcony.