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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Special offer
The Zetter

The Zetter - The 'Long Weekender' Special Offer

London

A design-led boutique hotel with impressive green credentials (it pumps water from its own 1,500-foot borehole), this former Victorian warehouse embodies the renaissance of East London.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • eco-friendly
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Special offer
The Scarlet

The Scarlet - Complimentary Wine Flight Special Offer

Mawgan Porth

Shhh! It’s adults only at this ‘truly special’ cliff-top hotel, which, say readers this year, ‘achieves a wonderful balance of chic luxury, tranquillity and culinary delight’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

‘An example of what a British seaside hotel can do.’ Trusted readers were impressed by Lindsey and Andrew Evans’s coastal property, created with an ‘ambition, vision and style one might associate with California or Australia’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_dining
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Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

‘A beacon of how to do things properly: metropolitan style with Yorkshire substance.’ Generous praise from a regular reader this year for this ‘smart, sophisticated' hotel on the edge of Sheffield’s student quarter.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Tigh an Dochais

Tigh an Dochais

Broadford 
Isle of Skye

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
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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Kaywana Hall

Kaywana Hall

Kingswear

Across the estuary from Dartmouth, in its own hillside woodland, Tony Pithers and Gordon Craig’s ultra-modern 1960s Butterfly house (one of four like it in Devon) has a curving staircase, angled zinc roof and glass walls.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • adults-only
  • disabled_facilities
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Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

‘How wonderful it would be if many service areas (and indeed motorway hotels) could be like this one.’
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • good_value
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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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
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Cathedral 73

Cathedral 73

Cardiff

Royal treatment awaits visitors to this stylishly refurbished Victorian town house hotel; a butler, personal chef and chauffeur-driven vintage Rolls-Royce are at the ready, if required.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
Last updated: November 10, 2019