Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday
The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1
‘Lively, comfortable, informal, stylish – at the top of its game.’
From £95 per night
The Seaside Boarding House
For those who like to be beside the seaside, this style-conscious hotel ‘has much to recommend it’.
From £200 per night
The Crown Inn
Meet your sweetheart underneath the spreading horse chestnut tree that fronts this ‘thoroughly recommended’ thatch-roofed country inn.
From £72 per night
Between Totnes and Dartmouth, Nichola and Graham Hawkins’s B&B occupies a lavishly renovated 400-year-old longhouse. This is a homely, rustic spot, where rooms have been kitted out with fresh flowers, English oak fittings and a mix of antique and farmhouse furnishings.
From £55 per night
‘We had a fantastic stay.’ Guests in 2016 ‘really enjoyed’ Moyra and Rod Davidson’s ‘relaxing’ Georgian B&B, in tranquil farmland with uninterrupted views across the Solway Firth.
From £80.00 per night
Woodlands Lodge Hotel
‘A perfect little hotel, ideal for those with dogs.’ Travelling pets are as well looked after as their human companions at Imogene and Robert Anglaret’s dog-friendly hotel in the New Forest.
What to do next is the hardest decision you might face at this expanded 17th-century castle (Hastings Hotels) overlooking the beach. It is ‘excellently located’ for living out fantasies of all kinds: follow the footsteps of giants along the Causeway coastal route; tour nearby Bushmills distillery; trace each moment of the TV series Game of Thrones, which was filmed nearby.
The Crescent Turner Hotel
With wide views of the Kent coast, this privately owned red-brick bolthole is named for the British master who immortalised the region. Prints of JMW Turner’s works hang in the airy, rustic lounge, above squashy sofas and a wood-burning stove; the spacious terrace looks across the garden to the sea.
From £99.00 per night
Guide Book Vouchers
Selected hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide