Modern hotels

For a break from the traditional, try a modern hotel where you’re more likely to encounter abstract art, tablet-based technology and infinity pools than tea and coffee-making facilities or trouser presses. From cutting-edge architecture to pioneering standards of sustainability, these nine modern UK hotels blend state-of-the-art facilities with the sort of hospitality that never goes out of fashion.

Modern hotels

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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel - Dining Escape

Saundersfoot

‘After lunch overlooking the beach, we were smitten.’ Laid-back, minimalist and very cool, Andrew and Lindsey Evans’s chic clifftop hotel has ‘great views’ of Carmarthen Bay and the wide, sandy shore.
From £130 per night
  • romantic
  • view
  • outdoor_pool
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

A pink chandelier hangs in the lobby of this cool, contemporary hotel, in a modish neighbourhood where meatpackers and media folk walk the streets.
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

‘What a great find!’ In a peaceful rural spot ‘conveniently’ close to the M6, this ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ motorway hotel (formerly the Westmorland) is upgraded to a full entry, thanks to trusted Guide correspondents whose stay in 2016 ‘exceeded expectations’.
From £89 per night
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

An eco-friendly, low-tech ethos meets indulgent, high-spec style at this adults-only hotel in ‘a superb situation overlooking a classic Cornish bay’.
From £210.00 per night
  • seaside
  • view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Tigh an Dochais

Tigh an Dochais

Broadford

Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s ‘excellent and unpretentious’ B&B shines out on the Isle of Skye.
From £105 per night
  • view
  • activities
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

‘What a joy to discover this stylish city hotel,’ Guide inspectors enthuse in 2016.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
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CitizenM

CitizenM

London

Style and budget friendly, this ‘impressive’ contemporary hotel, a branch of an international chain catering to ‘mobile citizens’, is ‘excellent value for money’.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Kaywana Hall

Kaywana Hall

Kingswear

One of four ‘butterfly’ houses in Devon, Tony Pithers and Gordon Craig’s ultra-modern house is all curving stairways, unexpected angles and walls of glass, the whole hidden at the end of a private drive amid 12 acres of woodland.
From £155 per night
  • outdoor_pool
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi
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Cathedral 73

Cathedral 73

Cardiff

Old-school cosseting gets a chic, unstuffy setting at Nigel John’s stylishly converted Victorian town house a short walk to the castle.
From £99.00 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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