Holiday rentals in Brighton vary considerably from small one bedroom flats suitable for one or two people, to opulent townhouses ideal for groups and families. Central Brighton in particular offers a good choice of stunning self catering flats which would be great for a long weekend or short break, some of them with rooftop sea views. The sea front itself is lined with beautiful Victorian and Regency buildings housing spacious flats and holiday apartments, perfect for a family break. This stretch of coastline is filled with bed and breakfast accommodation and guest houses, some with parking facilities and outdoor space.

For families

There is no shortage of high quality short term holiday accommodation for families in Brighton. From delightful cottages by the sea to spacious houses in the bustling centre, the town caters for any length of stay from long weekends to one, two or three month visits.

Proximity to the sea is very important when you have children, and as Brighton’s seafront extends for over five miles, there is a lot of choice for families looking for clean and comfortable self catering holiday accommodation near the beach. Victorian architecture prevails along the sea front, with many apartments housed inside beautifully-preserved Victorian buildings.

Closer to the edge of town, large homes for rent and smaller townhouses compete for the attention of visitors looking for comfortable short term lets. This type of accommodation provides a good balance for families, allowing parents as well as children to relax and enjoy a comfortable break.

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

On a budget

Budget-conscious visitors may be able to catch a deal on the huge choice of flats and apartments located further away from the sea front and the centre of Brighton. A less sought after location, paired with renting out of season, will ensure a more affordable holiday let in Brighton.

If you’re visiting as a group, particularly for a stag or hen weekend, renting one of the townhouses or cottages often works out cheaper than booking a hotel, especially if you take advantage of the cooking facilities. Some properties also include small patios and gardens equipped with a barbecue.


Brighton is a great place to find exclusive luxury self catering accommodation, whether in modern apartments or Regency houses. For short lets, the area near to the Royal Pavilion Palace offers a good choice of Grade I listed buildings incorporating top quality flats and apartments. Stylish townhouses in the vibrant North Laine area of the town would also appeal to those wishing to be close to boutiques and top class restaurants.

For business

The centre of Brighton is a good place to base yourself if you are visiting on business, whether the stay is for a single night or for as long as three months. You may find it more affordable to stay in a studio or one bedroom apartment if your visit is likely to exceed one month, as the cost per night will be reduced for a longer stay. Basing yourself in the town centre also opens up the options for dining and shopping during your time off.

The Marina area is particularly attractive and offers a good choice of apartments, as well as having many small self-contained studio flats, some with parking and internet connection. Waterfront views plus easy access to a range of dining options add to the appeal of this area. You can entertain business clients here, or simply enjoy a pleasant meal for one.

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