Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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The word ‘boutique’ often gets overused when it comes to hotels, but with a mix of opulence and fashionable design, contemporary gadgetry and history these boutique hotels are a joy to behold.  There’s always something to catch your eye in these magic places, from the art to the bespoke furniture.  Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice selections for best boutique hotels.

2018 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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Limerick

Once a youth hostel, this hotel at the corner of a late Georgian terrace has definitely waved away any thoughts of backpackers' basics, swapping them for boutique chic.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • veganfriendly
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The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

There’s a huge sense of fun at this stylish hotel, whose logo is Vanity Fair’s caricature of the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Oscar Wilde’s Nemesis.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
3
Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

With peacocks in the garden, kilt-wearing staff, fire-warmed sitting rooms and antiques at every turn, this 17th-century country house is an indulgent experience.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
4
Drakes

Drakes

Brighton

Indulge in a Pornstar Martini in the sea-facing cocktail bar at this stuccoed, bow-fronted Georgian seafront hotel, for this is Brighton, after all – hip, tolerant and fun.
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • foodie
5
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
6
Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

There is a friendly, open-house ambience at Susan Stuart’s beautiful B&B with views over the harbour and Mount’s Bay: drop into the kitchen at any time for coffee, cake and a chat.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • surfing
7
Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

Behind the solid exterior of an Edwardian park-side villa lies a Scandi-chic boutique hotel and popular drop-in restaurant.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • weddings
8
Bank House

Bank House

King's Lynn

In a ‘fine waterfront setting’, this ‘distinguished’ Georgian building, and former bank is within strolling distance, along cobbled streets, of historical buildings and squares.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • walking
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
10
2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

Everything is on song at this boutique B&B on a cobbled drive behind a row of lime trees, in the city’s Georgian quarter, minutes from the Royal Philharmonic.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view

2017 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

There’s a huge sense of fun at this stylish hotel, whose logo is Vanity Fair’s caricature of the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Oscar Wilde’s Nemesis.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
2
Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘A stone’s throw from everything Oxford has to offer’, Jeremy Mogford’s second hotel (see preceding entry) impressed our inspectors with its ‘peaceful, classy vibe’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • boutique
3
The Rookery

The Rookery

London

Hip eateries and bars have supplanted hovels and bawdy houses in this once-notorious area, but behind the 18th-century facade of three shop-houses Georgian London lives on.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
4
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
5
Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton

Bohemian Brighton is artfully encapsulated in this Regency town house with its cool vibe, quirky furnishings and neighbourhood café-bar.
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining

2016 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its 'brilliant location, right in the city centre'.
  • 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
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Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

A sleek, modern hotel on the ramparts of what remains of medieval Nottingham Castle, Hart’s is where your home is when you want to escape the bustling city.
  • gym
  • 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
5
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

With its flamboyant architecture, gardens and views over a wooded valley, this Arts and Crafts mansion has the trappings of a country house hotel, yet is only a ten-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
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

A country pub feel close to the bustle of Oxford Street sounds unlikely but this pub-with-rooms with its popular pavement terrace in a quiet backwater manages it with unpretentious style.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
Last updated: December 01, 2022