I stayed at this hotel after turning my nose up at a nearby hostel. I wanted something that would inspire me at a bargain price and it did just that.
The hotel was a wonderland of quirky and original art. Some of the artwork I found truly inspiring, some amusing, all of them surrounded me with colour and warmth. The hoteliers are artists themselves and were friendly and helpful.
The room I stayed in had a perfect view of the sea across Regency Square and it was a joy to stay in such an originally decorated room.
In the interests of a fair and objective review I must point out some minor flaws; breakfast was a bit basic (toast or cereal) and wi-fi and shower didn't work in my room (but there was a bath and the wi-fi worked downstairs).
But it comes down to what you are looking for in a hotel. If you expect everything to be functional and perfect, then an artist residence is probably not what you would be looking for anyway.
This is a wonderful, cosy retreat from the humdrum sterility of modern life and is a perfect complement to the feel of Brighton's North Laine – with a sea view.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Artist Residence Brighton Hotel Brighton