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

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The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

The city centre is an easy walk from Helen and Laurence Beere’s ‘near-faultless’ hotel, in an ‘unsurpassed situation’ within reach of museums, shops and heritage spots.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Levin

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London

Between Harrods and Hyde Park, this well-established small hotel is ideally located for visitors seeking culture, commerce and the calm of one of the city’s largest green spaces.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wine
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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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Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

In ‘an attractive, central setting’, with ‘a commanding vista’ over the city, Tim Hart’s hotel is ‘a clear choice for business travellers and parents visiting offspring at university,’ say Guide inspectors this year.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • 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
10% discount voucher
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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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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

London

‘We’ve been raving about it to everyone!’ A Guide reader this year extolled this ‘brilliantly quirky hotel’ in a Georgian townhouse across the cobbled square from the original Zetter.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic

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