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

1
The Zetter

The Zetter

London

Housed in a converted Victorian warehouse, this design-conscious boutique hotel is a perfect fit for east London’s creative hub.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • eco-friendly
  • foodie
  • cycling
2
St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

The panoramic views of Saundersfoot harbour and the coastline from this modern hotel above Carmarthen Bay are ‘exceptional’ – and the inward calm that washes over guests in the award-winning spa isn’t bad, either.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
3
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
  • foodie
4
Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

Behind the facade of an Edwardian villa, Scandi chic prevails in this multi-award-winning hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
5
Tigh an Dochais

Tigh an Dochais

Isle of Skye

Huge windows bring ‘glorious views’ of Broadford Bay and the Cuillin hills into Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s ‘beautiful’, architect-designed house on the Isle of Skye.
  • activities
  • baby-friendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
6
Kaywana Hall

Kaywana Hall

Kingswear

Across the estuary from Dartmouth, in hillside woodland, Tony Pithers and Gordon Craig’s ultra-modern B&B is in a 1960s Le Corbusier-inspired ‘butterfly house’ – one of four in Devon.
  • adults-only
  • boutique
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • outdoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wi-fi
7
Tebay Services Hotel

Tebay Services Hotel

Penrith

A motorway services hotel with inspiring views, smart bedrooms and a friendly atmosphere? Tebay Services astonished readers.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • good_value
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
8
CitizenM Bankside

CitizenM Bankside

London

Style-conscious, budget-friendly and well located – a winning combination for this ‘excellent-value’ hotel within easy reach of the financial and cultural quarters.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
Last updated: October 26, 2020