For an ‘accidental hotelier’ the owner of this Regency townhouse hotel is doing a pretty impressive job, offering a sophisticated seaside stay in artist-designed rooms plus high-end diningNungwi Village
Saturday evening in Brighton is hen party central. L-plated brides-to-be totter from the station, ready for a big, brash night out. But there’s no hint of the kiss-me-quick vibe inside the Artist Residence, a 24-bedroom boutique hotel on smart Regency Square. Made up of two townhouses, it’s all wooden floors, dark walls and big art, and with two restaurants and two bars, there’s already a buzz at 7pm.
The welcome is casual but warm – no formal check-in – and we’re shown straight to our second-floor room overlooking the sea. A Roberts radio is playing 1920s tunes, there’s a mini-Smeg fridge and striking original prints on the wall. While a slightly industrial vibe is a common trend in places of this ilk, this feels a bit special.Nungwi Village