Modern hotels

For a break from the traditional, try a modern hotel where you’re more likely to encounter abstract art, tablet-based technology and infinity pools than tea and coffee-making facilities or trouser presses. From cutting-edge architecture to pioneering standards of sustainability, these nine modern UK hotels blend state-of-the-art facilities with the sort of hospitality that never goes out of fashion.

Modern hotels

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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel - Sunday Sea View Special Offer

Saundersfoot

‘The physical ambience and sea coast views are wonderful,’ write trusted readers, of this spa hotel overlooking bay and village on the Pembrokeshire coast.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While families whoop it up at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), grown-ups enjoy the serenity at this adults-only hotel and spa.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

‘Effortless charm and warmth’ personify Tiina Carr’s ‘vibrant’ hotel, a ‘stone’s throw’ from the Botanical Gardens.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Tigh an Dochais

Tigh an Dochais

Broadford

Across a galvanised footbridge, the huge windows of Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s modern, architect-designed B&B bring those ‘glorious views’ of Broadford Bay and the Cuillin mountains right into the house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • activities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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CitizenM Bankside

CitizenM Bankside

London

Style-conscious, budget-friendly and well located – a winning combination for this ‘excellent-value’ hotel within easy reach of London’s financial and cultural quarters.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Kaywana Hall

Kaywana Hall

Kingswear

  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • outdoor_pool
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
  • walking
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

Handy for the Square Mile and the West End, this hip hotel conversion of a Victorian warehouse, in its 15th year, is on its best form yet.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

‘Comfortable, warm and reliable,’ say readers this year, who stayed, on journeys north and south, at the Dunning family’s hotel with farm shop off the M6.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Cathedral 73

Cathedral 73

Cardiff

The royal treatment awaits visitors to this stylishly refurbished Victorian town house hotel; a butler, a personal chef and a chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce are at the ready, if required.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
25% voucher