Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton, Sussex

Pure Evil has been unleashed this past year at Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s funky hotel. More

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)

Hotel details


34 Regency Square


01273 324302




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.

Background music

in public areas.


all ages welcomed (under-16s not unsupervised in bedrooms).


allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog/per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


room £85–£325. Cooked breakfast from £6, full English/veggie £10, à la carte £32. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

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At the top of a delightful regency square looking down to the derelict West Pier;. Enthusiastic young staff; and a bedroom with character. Our a comfy sea view room on the fourth floor (reached by a tiny lift) had a high ceiling, the usual mix of repurposed furnishings, a funky mock antler chandelier, a large, comfortable bed. Good bedside lighting, less good storage. Small but well-equipped bathroom. Breakfast (aka brunch) is charged by the item. Set us up for a morning in the Lanes, just ten minutes' walk away. But the background pop music was disturbing. - Desmond and Jenny Balmer - December 2018
We stayed in room 21,"the best room in the house". It is fairly compact but has a perfect view across Regency Square; in fine weather the balcony would be wonderful. Bed linen was excellent. But there were only four spare clothes hangers. We were the first diners to experience the new tapas offering in The Set Café. Service and food were good and reasonably priced. Breakfast was not well organised, perhaps because not yet taken over by the Set. - Kevin and Victoria Seymour - January 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide