Good Hotel Guide Review
Right-on Brighton rocks to a bohemian rhythm, encapsulated by Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s mural-bedaubed hotel on a Regency square with view to the eerie remains of the West Pier. The quirky style for four further hotels was set here in 2008, when Justin invited artists to decorate his parents’ B&B in exchange for free board. You might go for a small sea-view room with work by street artists and upcycled furniture, or trade up to a master room with a balcony, a bespoke super-king-size four-poster, and a copper roll-top bath for two. In either, you’ll have a Roberts radio, a minibar, an espresso machine and organic Bramley toiletries. One reader’s room had the ‘perfect view down to the i360’, another a ‘small but well-equipped bathroom’. There is informal dining from lunch through to dinner in The Set restaurant, from a menu of such dishes as bream bisque with fennel, and venison with pear and shallots, while drinks are served in The Fix bar. Breakfast brings ‘tasty cooked dishes’, including a full vegan with sourdough from Flint Owl Bakery in Lewes, home-smoked salmon with kimchi hollandaise. (D and JB, and others)
34 Regency Square
all year, restaurant closed 25/26 Dec.
lift, lounge, cocktail bar, private bar (events), restaurant, ping-pong/meeting room, 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.
per room double £89–£275. Cooked breakfast from £7.50, full English £12, vegetarian/vegan £11, fixed-price menu (Mon–Sat) £34–£38, à la carte £32. 1-night bookings refused weekends.