Good Hotel Guide Review
Pure Evil has been unleashed this past year at Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s funky hotel. The graffiti artist was one of two brought in to work on bedroom murals at the original Artist Residence. ‘At the top of a delightful Regency square looking down to the derelict West Pier’ it is praised by trusted readers for its ‘enthusiastic young staff’ and a bedroom ‘with character’. A ‘tiny lift’ bore them up to the fourth floor, to a ‘comfy sea-view room with repurposed furnishings, a mock-antler chandelier, a large, comfortable bed’. Even rooms classed as ‘tiny’ have original artist decor, a minibar, espresso machine, Bramley toiletries. A new loft room has an in-room roll-top bath, a walk-in rainfall shower, limited-edition prints. Balcony rooms come in various sizes and guises. In The Set Restaurant, Dan Kenny uses local and foraged ingredients in such dishes as glazed monkfish, octopus, seaweed, butterbeans, olives. One small request: ‘A little more cleaning of the industrial chic decor, please.’ At breakfast, ‘super squeezed juice and a bacon roll with fried egg and tangy Cheddar set us up for a morning in the Lanes, ten minutes’ walk away.’ (Desmond and Jenny Balmer, K and VS)
34 Regency Square
all year, restaurant closed 25/26 Dec.
lift, lounge, cocktail bar, private bar (events), restaurant, ping-pong/meeting room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed (under-16s not unsupervised in bedrooms).
allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog/per night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
room £85–£325. Cooked breakfast from £6, full English/veggie £10, à la carte £32. 1-night bookings refused weekends.