Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton, Sussex

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. More

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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)

Hotel details

Address

34 Regency Square
Brighton
Sussex
BN1 2FJ
England

Telephone

01273 324302

Bedrooms

24.

Open

all year, restaurant closed 
25/26 Dec.

Facilities

lift, lounge, cocktail bar, private bar (events), restaurant, ping-pong/meeting room, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

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

Dogs

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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

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.

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Comments about Artist Residence Brighton

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