Boutique Hotel Find: Artist Residence Brighton
Behind a refined 19th-century façade on Brighton’s upmarket Regency Square, you’ll find a hotel that proves you really can’t judge a book by its cover: despite the staid frontage, Artist Residence Brighton couldn’t be any quirkier if it tried.
With two restaurants, a cocktail bar, a ping-pong room and street art making statement wall features throughout, the 23-bedroom boutique hotel is as eccentric as you’d expect from an artist’s abode. Half the rooms are individually designed by local and international artists; the other half – the “House” rooms – feature upcycled furniture, limited edition prints and generous bathtubs.
Room 21 stole our heart, with its freestanding copper tub (complete with luxe Bramley bath products) and four-poster bed. Curled up in the pair of sea-facing vintage leather armchairs, we sipped Negronis from the in-house Cocktail Shack, to the tune of the Roberts Radio, as the sun set behind the derelict landmark of West Pier.
For breakfast, diner-style dishes and Brighton-roasted coffee are served with a sea view in The Set Café – perfect fuel for blustery beach walks, kiss-me-quick jaunts along super kitsch Brighton Pier, and endless boutique browsing in Brighton’s famous Laines.
Artist Residence Brighton
33 Regency Square, Hove, Brighton, BN1 2GG
+44 1273 324302
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(All photos courtesy of Artist Residence Brighton)