Square

4 New Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1PB

Price from: £78

The Square, Brighton

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#6 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
4.9
4.9
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.8
4.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Nightlife, Relaxation, Romance, Shopping

Expert review of Square

Chic little hotel with no-nonsense prices, on a popular garden square.

So cool that it doesn’t even have a nameplate on its late Georgian façade - just a plaque with a square in one corner - Square feels to me like a cross between a boutique b&b and a modest but stylish private members’ club. The interior is a cocoon of sleek, modern design.

Location: 

New Steine is a pleasant garden square which dates back to the 1790s and opens onto the seafront on the south side. It always feels bright and airy, even in grey weather. To the north are the gay-friendly bars and shops of St James Street, a lively and raffish local high street. The Lanes and the Royal Pavilion are well under 10 minutes’ walk away.

Bedrooms: 

All 10 rooms are different but decorated in a consistently attractive style with clean white walls and contemporary furniture; luxurious details include mirror-fronted chests of drawers and furry throws. The website sweetly claims that some rooms have ocean views (in reality, you’ll have to make do with the English Channel) and invites you to sample the “reverse penthouse” (that’s the basement, to you and me). The latter turns out to be a tour de force – it’s as large as an apartment, complete with a kitchen and a living room with a cosy modern gas fire.

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Public areas: 

Well kept.

Eating and drinking: 

On the ground floor, the smart, arty front room doubles as a breakfast room and bar, open to residents and non-residents for beer, wine and cocktails.

Service: 

Staff are friendly and eager to please.

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Who stays there: 

Style-conscious singles and couples.

Pros: 
Attractive modern décor
Soothing colour scheme
Cons: 
At busy times, traffic noise carries up from the seafront
As in many of Brighton’s townhouse hotels, some rooms are small

More information on Square:

Price from:
£78
Type:
Hotel
Address:
4 New Steine, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1PB
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Kemptown

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