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Artist Residence Brighton
Ranked #3 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic quirky hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic quirky hotel with fabulous cocktail bar. Stayed in one of the large double bedrooms at top of hotel (unfortunately lift was not working) so nice and quiet with a lovely view. Good location, five minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Brighton and a minute from the beach. Really helpful staff who provided us with a map and recommended restaurants which turned out to be perfect! On return to the hotel that evening we had a drink at the bar which was excellent and the bar man could not have been more helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious with a good sized coffee to set us up for the day. Will stay again on our next visit.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Danshell7062,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Best Regards, Amber, Chamane, Mel and the AR Team.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned home (Sunday 17/8) after a wonderful weekend in Brighton. The Hotel was excellent we stayed in room 11 , top floor great view across the square to the sea. Cocktail bar was fabulous couldn't have asked for more. If the London Hotel is half as good it will be a winner ... Any chance of an invite to the opening night

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear JennyDavidWanstead,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and hope that you will be visiting our hotel in London in the near future. To keep up to date with all of our upcoming news and events, please visit us on facebook.

Best Regards,

Amber, Chamane, Mel and the AR Team.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great little hotel - quirky, interesting, loads of odd artefacts and pictures. Room was basic, but did have all that we needed and was very clean. Staff were incredibly cheerful and oh so friendly. Excellent location for getting out and about. Car park opposite hotel was fine. Breakfast was delicious - beautifully served.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Dear acaburton,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.
We are pleased that you had everything that you needed for your stay and enjoyed your breakfast.
We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards, Amber, Chamane, Mel and the AR Team.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This hotel sells itself as fun quirky and imaginative and thats exactly what it is. Every room is different so choose carefully. Staff are friendly and there is a community feel around the reception/cafe area. Get one of their little maps which recommends local restaurants and attractions

Room Tip: Arty rooms are fun but the house rooms are also stylish and each is unique
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Dear IRISHROVER,

Thank you for your review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we are able to welcome you again in the near future.

Best Regards, Amber, Chamane, Mel and the AR Team.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I took my girlfriend down to Brighton for a few days for her birthday & as she is a designer we decided to book a room at Artist Residence.

We have stayed in some really stylish, beautiful hotels over the years & they all have one thing in common - attention to detail! Artist Residence was no different! Fantastic sense of style & with some wicked unique furniture & a great location to top it off.

The staff were absolutely on point with their service (in particular Chamane) & nothing was too much for them. I requested if they could get hold of some flowers & a cake to put in the room for when we arrived & of course they were both taken care of.

Finally, the breakfast was delicious (& great quality) - an excellent addition to booking with them directly.

I'm sure we will be back some time soon!

Matt & Nina

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Dear MBjumps,

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us in Brighton and hope that we can welcome you again in the near future. We are glad that you enjoyed the birthday cake!

Best Regards,
Amber, Chamane, Mel and the AR Team.
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Shropshire, England
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed at AR on 1st & 2nd August when we visited Brighton for my cousins wedding. The service is good and friendly with a cracking cocktail bar just next door. Excellent location in a pretty regency square, short walk from the main shopping area and far enough away from the noise of busy bars and restaurants. We stayed in room 22 which overlooked the back of the hotel so not the best view, the room was a small double but just big enough for what we needed. Decoration was great with quirky paintings and the most amazing tiles on the bathroom floor - I'm now trying to source some because I want them at home!!! Breakfast was excellent - good choice and cooked to order. Will definitely be staying again but will have a front facing, larger room with balcony.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Front Office Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Yvette S,

Thank you for writing us a review.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The tiles in room 22 bathroom are rather lovely!

We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best Regards
Mel, Chamane, Amber and the AR Team
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We only stayed for one night but we really could not fault this hotel at all. It is in a convenient location, almost right on the sea-front, ten minutes easy walk to the lanes. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. There is a ping-pong room and cocktail bar as well!

We had a sea-view room with a balcony, which was big and comfortable, with a nice bathroom. The room was quite warm but you can ask for a fan if required - we actually didn't need to. The breakfast was really nice and we did not wait any longer than we would expect for food cooked to order.

We would definitely stay here again and you get 10% discount for return bookings. You also get breakfast included if you book direct with the hotel,

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArtistResidenceTeam, Front Office Manager at Artist Residence Brighton, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear gillynet1,

Thank you for writing us a review.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Brighton.

We hope to see you again in the future so you can make use of the 10% returning guest discount!

Best Regards
Mel, Chamane, Amber and the AR Team
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Additional Information about Artist Residence Brighton

Property: Artist Residence Brighton
Address: Brighton 33 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2GG, England (Formerly Malvern Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Artist Residence Brighton 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun and quirky rooms with imaginative design, featuring award-winning cocktail bar and two restaurants in a unique double-fronted townhouse hotel in the heart of Brighton. Located on the seafront in historic Regency Square this hotel is a 10 minute walk from Brighton train station. Dine at one of Brighton's best restaurants The Set, which features seasonal British tasting menu's, or opt for the more casual Set Cafe for a selection of small plates and craft beers. Each of the 23 guest rooms at Artist Residence are either individually designed by an artist or by the house and feature vintage and retro furniture, limited edition prints, graphic murals, flat screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms have sea views overlooking the West Pier. All rooms and communal areas have free Wi-Fi and there is also a ping-pong room which doubles as a meeting room. In addition to being a home-from-home and unique place to sleep, The Artist Residence serves as a gathering place and hub of community activity for locals and visitors alike. ... more   less 
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