Editor’s choice: 2016 Boutique Hotels

looking for the ultimate boutique hotel? then we can help you – as we have reviewed the top uk hotels independently and chosen the best. the pig in the wall, southampton, offers interesting bedrooms in three sizes – snug, comfy and spacious – and has its own deli. jesmond dene house, newcastle upon tyne, an arts and crafts mansion at the head of a forested valley close to the city centre. or visit the quirky zetter in london’s clerkenwell with its brightly-coloured bedrooms and buzzing bar.

Editor’s choice: 2016 Boutique Hotels

1
The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

‘The situation is perfect, central, by the Assembly Rooms and Circus,’ readers write of Laurence and Helen Beere’s self-consciously quirky hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • boutique
  • for_wine-lovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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2
Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

Built in 2003 on the old ramparts of the medieval castle, Tim and Stefa Hart’s city hotel is a sister to their country house, Hambleton Hall (see entry).
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
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3
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

‘An oasis of calm in the northern suburbs of Newcastle’, Peter Candler’s mansion is named after the wooded valley in which it stands.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_wine-lovers
4
The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

In ‘a great location’ in vibrant ‘Portman Village’, tucked away behind Oxford Street, this ‘all-day café/bar/restaurant-with-rooms’ has a relaxed vibe.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • great_breakfast
5
The Levin

The Levin

London

The show-stopper at this small hotel is Sharon Marston’s April Light, an 18-metre cascade of polished steel, polymer and glass fibre optics, which hangs in the central stairwell, scattering colours and light.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • parking
  • spa
  • baby-friendly
6
Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Opposite the Bodleian Library, this contemporary conversion of three stone buildings retains the spacious feel of their Georgian origins.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
7
The Zetter

The Zetter

London

A design-led boutique hotel with impressive green credentials (it pumps water from its own 1,500-foot borehole), this former Victorian warehouse embodies the renaissance of East London.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • eco-friendly
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8
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

London

Wit and whim go hand in hand at Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyan's ‘brilliantly quirky’ Georgian town house in a cobbled corner of Clerkenwell.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • eco-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide