Best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

The South East offers a gentility, as well as a variety of landscapes and experiences for travellers coming from both near and far. From romantic escapes to family getaways, hotels in this enchanting corner of England, have it all.
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Best luxury and boutique hotels in the South East

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House

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
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen

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
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House

Taplow

As you approach this glorious Italianate Thames-side summer palace designed by Charles Barry and set in 376 acres of National Trust grounds, it ‘feels as if you are on the film set of Pride and Prejudice’, says a Guide insider (see also Chewton Glen, New Milton).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • historic
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The Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham

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.
  • wifi
  • parking
  • golf
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms

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
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House

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
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • romantic
  • parking
  • good_value
  • foodie
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The Cat Inn

The Cat Inn

West Hoathly

‘This is one of the best, if not the best-run inn we’ve ever stayed at.
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • 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

nr Woking

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
  • wifi
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Wine lovers will delight in the English vineyards scattered across Surrey and Kent, where the mild climate and rich soil makes for grapes that rival their European counterparts. See for yourself at the likes of Gusbourne or the Bolney Wine Estate. Meanwhile, the history, architecture and academic prowess of Oxfordshire makes for a weekend escape that’s brimming with luxury and romance.

Alternatively, perhaps a trip to the beach would suit you better? Tuck into good old fashioned fish and chips by the sea in Margate or Broadstairs after a tour around Dickensian Bleak House. Or gorge on ice cream by the famous pier in Brighton. For those looking to be a little more active on holiday, the South East is home to some of the most prestigious golf courses in the UK, from Royal St George’s to Wentworth.

Then again, at the heart of it all, hotels in London, are surrounded by cosmopolitan attractions, welcoming guests to enjoy a feast for the senses. From theatres to restaurants, parks to spas, shopping to cultural icons, whatever holiday you’re looking for, hotels in the South East offer something for everyone.

From Buckinghamshire to Hampshire, Berkshire to Sussex and the blissful tranquility of Surrey, the South East has it all.

Last updated: September 20, 2021