Editor’s choice: 2016 Boutique Hotels

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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

Spread across four honey-stone town houses, this characterful hotel with fine-dining restaurant, themed around the pugilist 9th Marquess of Queensberry, really punches above its weight.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
2
Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

With its light footprint, floor-to-ceiling windows and stainless steel roof, this sustainably built hotel on the castle ramparts chimes with Nottingham’s ambition to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
3
Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Oxford alumni get a discount on rooms from Sunday to Thursday at Jeremy Mogford’s smart hotel on the ‘High’, opposite the university church of St Mary’s and the Bodleian Library.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • walking
4
The Zetter

The Zetter

London

In a once run-down neighbourhood of clockmakers and communists, now a hive of creativity, the former home of the Zetters football pools company was reborn in 2004 as a cool, child-friendly, eco-friendly hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • ecofriendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
5
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

A city hotel with country house style, Jesmond Dene House is a peaceful retreat beside a lush wooded valley, yet only a 10-minute drive from Newcastle centre.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • historic
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
6
The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

The chain stores of Oxford Street are so near and yet (praise be!) so far from this gastropub with a pavement terrace for outdoor drinking and dining.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • babyfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • dog_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
7
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

London

Just across the cobbled square from the mothership (previous entry), in an area described by George Gissing in the 1880s as one of ‘abortive streets, of shadowed alleys’, today as hip as you please, a pair of Georgian town houses have been reinvented as a one-off small hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • babyfriendly
  • ecofriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • conferencemeeting_friendly

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Last updated: December 12, 2016