The pelirocco (the word means means Redhead in Spanish) is a 19-room boutique hotel on Brighton’s beautiful Regency Square. The exterior looks like any other traditional historic Regency building that is typical of the local style – a style developed by Joshua Hanson, a keen-eyed real estate developer who made this one of the hottest addresses in the early 19th century made along the coast.
However, when you step in, let yourself be dazzled by eccentricity, outrageous decor, and bizarre wallpaper. This boutique hotel is just rock and roll.
Arty, young at heart weekend travelers, or even business travelers looking for a place to add some pizza to their stay – expect fun and relentlessly friendly service.
Each room is uniquely themed and sometimes very cheeky. The first time I was here I slept in the Nookii room. It’s pretty lush with purple walls and bedding. I swear the pair of handcuffs behind glass winked at me. There is also a tantalizing Nookii game for inspiration.
The next time I was here I got the Dolly Parton room. I love this cheeky woman and enjoyed mementos from old vinyl to books and concert tickets.
Some rooms had guest decorators: they invited Pressure Sounds and Gresham Blake, the tailors, to do their thing and even let the Modrophenia Room celebrate mods and rockers.
The newest redesigned room is the Rebel Rebel room. Yes, you guessed it, it’s a tribute to David Bowie.
Somehow they built in an LED-lit double hot tub, and those in the know will recognize the classic street scene on the cover of Bowie’s 1972 LP. The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars.
The focus is on a luxurious red synthetic leather bed, the walls of which are adorned with art commissioned by Brighton-based international artist thepostmanart.
By the way, do you remember curly Würlys? This is the snack that you can enjoy with your cup in the room.
to eat and drink
The stunning bar area doubles as a breakfast room. It’s casual with a laid back atmosphere and that creates a happy hangout. The bar itself has a hard time focusing on swirling prints. Put it on a stool with your favorite drink and selection of cocktails. There are several different types of wallpaper on the walls that someone with a astute eye for design has gotten to work.
The breakfast menu offers a full menu from eggs benedict to a hearty full English breakfast. Or order a champagne breakfast in bed!
The hotel is just a few meters from the beach and the fabulous BA i360 Observation Tower – a glass donut that moves up and down on an upward-facing pole so you can enjoy the view for miles. The pier and many bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
Room rates start from £ 105.00 per night.
Room prices are comparable, but what price can you put for the experience.
You can reach Brighton by train via Victoria, London Bridge or Blackfriars.