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

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Saundersfoot

‘The sea views, over Saundersfoot Bay, are wonderful and exceptional’ at this family-friendly hotel, perched above a village in the Pembrokeshire Coast national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

Heralded as the ultimate in cool when it opened in 2004, this modish hotel, in a converted Victorian warehouse, remains ‘on good form’.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
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Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

‘There’s a feeling of complete well-being about the place,’ write Guide readers in 2017 of the Dunning family’s hotel and upmarket farm shop just off the M6.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • disabled
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Tigh an Dochais

Tigh an Dochais

Broadford

Every room from Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s modern, architect-designed building has ‘glorious views’ of Broadford Bay and the Cuillin mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • activities
  • b&b
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citizenM Bankside

citizenM Bankside

London

‘Budget’ is far from ‘boring’ at this style-led, ‘excellent-value’ hotel within easy access of the city’s financial and cultural quarters.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
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Cathedral 73

Cathedral 73

Cardiff

Across the park and the River Taff from Cardiff Castle, the service guests receive at this stylishly refurbished Victorian town house hotel is positively royal: a butler, personal chef and chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce are at the ready.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
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Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

‘There’s a vibrant atmosphere’ at Tiina Carr’s ‘stylish, Scandi-chic’ hotel, in a ‘buzzy neighbourhood’ of shops and cafés.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
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Kaywana Hall

Kaywana Hall

Kingswear

In acres of mature woodland, Tony Pithers and Gordon Craig’s uber-modern home (one of five ‘butterfly’ houses in Devon) is all curving stairways, unexpected angles and walls of glass.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • outdoor_pool
  • b&b