We’ve never found a place in Brighton we liked enough to recommend, but Charlie and Justin’s Artist Residence has changed that. They’ve converted two old Regency townhouses in beautiful Regency Square, with views of the sea, into a buzzing, trendy 24-room hotel.
   The two townhouses are divided into the Artist rooms, which are individually designed and decorated by local artists; and the House rooms, which have Farrow and Ball muted walls, earthy tones and fabrics, and bathrooms that make the best of small spaces.
    The hotel is also home to The Set Restaurant, a personal, 20-cover restaurant serving a seasonal British tasting menu, and The Set Bar, offering a more casual environment where seasonal small plates and craft beers are served on long tables with sea views. Next door, The Fix Cocktail bar, with moody tropical prints and quirky neon lighting, draws a young, local hipster crowd.