20 Charming Hotels for UK City Breaks

20 Charming Hotels for UK City Breaks

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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory - Short Break

Norwich

‘One of the nicest small hotels’, Sally and Chris Entwistle’s Georgian rectory close to the centre affords guests ‘a cosseted, home-away-from-home experience’.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • outdoor_pool
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Stoberry House

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Wells

Approached by a drive through parkland, Frances Meeres Young’s upmarket B&B, in an 18th-century coach house, is surrounded by gardens ‘planned and tended with love and skill’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • b&b
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Hannah’s

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Winchester

Sweet hospitality is par for the course at Hannah McIntyre’s B&B off the High Street: mid-afternoons, the hostess supplies a spread of freshly baked treats for guests to help themselves to.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • b&b
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Amid the sublime sweep of a Grade I listed Georgian crescent, two converted town houses combine as one luxury hotel affording ‘magical vistas’ over lawns and public parkland.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wine
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Old Parsonage

Old Parsonage

Oxford

An open fire in the entrance hall sets the tone at Jeremy Mogford’s clubby, upmarket hotel, a much-extended 17th-century building where visitors give in to the charms of bookish Oxford.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • disabled
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Old Bank

Old Bank

Oxford

Town and gown gather at the smart restaurant and buzzy bar of Jeremy Mogford’s sleek, ‘perfectly positioned’ hotel between All Souls and Oriel colleges.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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Castle House

Castle House

Hereford

In ‘a pleasant location’ close to the cathedral, David Watkins’s family-run hotel has long pleased visitors who praise its ‘quality and comfort’, and its ‘cheerful, intelligent, helpful’ staff. ‘
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • disabled
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

Heralded as the ultimate in cool when it opened in 2004, this modish hotel, in a converted Victorian warehouse, remains ‘on good form’.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

In ‘an oasis of calm’, Peter Candler’s ‘impressive, imposing’ hotel stands in ‘an attractive wooded dell, with paths leading into woodland for exploration’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

On a narrow street lined with independent shops and restaurants, this voguish pub-with-rooms is equal parts bustle (downstairs in the busy pub) and calm (upstairs in the ‘thoughtfully furnished' bedrooms).
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
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Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

In a popular neighbourhood with ‘plenty of interesting local amenities’ – the Saturday farmers’ market, just down the hill, gives a fine flavour of the place – this upmarket B&B is ‘highly recommended’ by Guide readers.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
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Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

A sprightly hop, skip and jump from Central Station, this good-value, design-led hotel is ‘an excellent choice’ in the busy centre.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
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Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel

Bath

‘All kinds of interesting art and quirky touches’ bring cheer to this lively modern hotel, which sprawls across three Georgian town houses on busy North Parade.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • disabled
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The Pig in the Wall

The Pig in the Wall

Southampton

A Pig with pedigree, the second of Robin Hutson’s sounder of swine, this Georgian house set into the medieval town wall has been given the hotel group’s signature shabby-chic treatment by designer Judy Hutson.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
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Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

‘A refreshing choice’, Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘delightful, well-located’ B&B is minutes from the colleges and the Grand Arcade.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
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2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

‘The personal service, facilities and little extras put this upmarket B&B in a class above quite a few better-rated hotels we’ve stayed in.’
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • b&b
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Edgar House

Edgar House

Chester

Listen to the ‘wonderful sound of water rushing over the weir’ at Tim Mills and Michael Stephen’s ‘beautifully refurbished’ Georgian villa on ancient city walls along the River Dee.
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
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The Bonham

The Bonham

Edinburgh

Three bay-fronted Victorian terrace town houses come together as one ‘civilised, very satisfactory’ hotel within walking distance of Princes Street and the National Gallery.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
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Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton

‘Laid-back and bohemian’, Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s hip town house hotel brings a youthful air to a street of Regency terraces.
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
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The Assembly House

The Assembly House

Norwich

‘Ideally situated’ in a quiet pocket of the city, this ornate building has hosted entertainment for more than 260 years, from genteel balls and concerts to waxwork exhibitions and a cinema.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • cooking_school
  • disabled