Best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

Hotels, B&Bs, country houses, inns, restaurants with rooms The South and those who live there are seen as a bit soft by the rest of Britain. The weather is a few degrees warmer, the landscapes are softer, and the beaches in the summer are filled with holidaymakers.
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - £125 Per Person Per Night Flexible Special Offer

Aylesbury

Visitors this year were ‘very happy with everything’ at this former stately home set in landscaped gardens and parkland on the edge of the Chilterns.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

Readers are ‘unable to fault anything at all’ at this ivy-clad country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, ‘the ultimate luxurious and indulgent treat’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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The Feathered Nest

The Feathered Nest - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

Chipping Norton

An 18th-century malthouse on a hilltop, with spectacular views across the Evenlode valley, is today a village hub, pub and foodie destination.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • vegan-friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • child_friendly
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Special Offer

Canterbury

Every Dog has its day, and Marc Bridgen’s canine-friendly gastropub-with-rooms has been garnering awards since his family took it on in 2016.
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • golf
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • walking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Escape to the Country' Special Offer

Beaulieu

Perfectly placed to explore the New Forest, this Victorian Arts and Crafts inn, on the Beaulieu river near Lord Montagu’s home, is a mix of cosy bolt-hole, luxury hotel and fine-dining restaurant, with a pub in a 1920s wing.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_wine-lovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Winter Coastal Break Special Offer

New Romney

With a superb sea view amid the elemental landscape of Romney Marsh, haunt of both writers and smugglers, this 1920s mansion was built by Clough Williams-Ellis.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wi-fi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • romantic
  • parking
  • good_value
  • foodie
25% voucher
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Drakes

Drakes - Autumn Getaway Special Offer

Brighton

‘A really memorable experience without stuffiness or formality,’ write our trusted reviewers of this stylish boutique hotel on Brighton’s Marine Parade.
  • weddings
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • boutique
  • baby-friendly
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn - Two Nights for the Price of One Special Offer

West Hoathly

‘This is one of the best, if not the best-run inn we’ve ever stayed at.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wine
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • foodie
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Broadway Barn

Broadway Barn - RHS Wisley Complimentary Tickets Special Offer

Ripley

In the centre of a historic village, Mindi McLean’s B&B is in a ‘beautifully and tastefully restored’ 200-year-old barn that wins praise from Guide readers – not least for the ‘eggs Benedict made right’.
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • garden
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wi-fi
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More best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

Best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

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Bay Tree Hotel
Bay Tree Hotel, Burford
A wisteria-festooned arch frames the entry to this prettily refurbished hotel, forged from a row of 17th-century honey-hued houses.
  • baby-friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings

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Hotels, B&Bs, country houses, inns, restaurants with rooms

The South and those who live there are seen as a bit soft by the rest of BritainYou can go hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, work out how they built Stonehenge, and wander around the Palladian architecture of Bath. There is much to see from the castles at Windsor, Leeds, Hever, and Bodium to hundreds of miles of coastline filled with superb beaches.

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Last updated: October 20, 2020