Good Hotel Guide Review
With its outré tastes in art, Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s seafront hotel and social hub perfectly encapsulates Brighton’s bohemian spirit. The template for a small collection of hotels was set here in 2008 when Justin invited street artists to stay at his parents’ B&B in exchange for bedaubing and bedecking it. The cheapest bedrooms are snug, with maybe one of those runny-mascara murals by Charles Uzzell-Edwards (aka ‘Pure Evil’), or a sea-facing balcony and works by local artist Joe Webb, plus a Roberts radio and rainfall shower. Some rooms have a bare brick wall, an in-room copper bath, a modern four-poster, bunks, a view of the skeletal remains of the West Pier – rather like an art installation in itself. New this year is a fourth-floor apartment in the house next door, a great base for a family stay. The restaurant has closed, but coffee and cocktails are served all day in the ground-floor bar and café spaces, along with neon admonishments (‘Stop pretending’), as well as breakfast and weekend brunch. Besides, this is Brighton, with any number of places to eat.
34 Regency Square
all year, restaurant closed 25/26 Dec.
small lift, bar and café, private cocktail bar (events), ping-pong/meeting room, in-room TV (Freeview), small terrace, car park opposite (fee), unsuitable for disabled.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed, free cots, extra bed £30, under-16s not unsupervised in bedrooms.
allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog per night, incl. bed, bowls and treats).
Amex, MC, Visa.
room-only doubles from £129. Cooked breakfast from £7.50, full English £11, brunch (Sat, Sun) £20. 1-night bookings refused weekends.