‘Everything you’d expect from a really good hotel is here,’ writes a trusted Guide correspondent in 2017, fresh from celebrating the holidays at the Francis family’s characterful hotel above Hugh Town.
There are inspiring views over salt marsh and sea from Julian and Carolyn Godlee’s characterful B&B and restaurant on the north Norfolk coast – but you’ll have to climb to the top of the 19th-century grinding mill to see them in their full glory.
‘Old-fashioned in the best way’, the Harrison family’s ‘lovely, eclectic guest house’ on the shores of Loch Ewe is run by ‘friendly, informative hosts who make a real effort to ensure every guest is taken care of’.
In ‘a great location’ in the old city centre, a stroll from harbourside restaurants, Carla and Andrew Brooks have converted a 1960s office block–turned–backpackers’ hostel into a contemporary B&B with a difference.
Down ‘a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it lane’ in the middle of town, Les and Vanessa Scott’s bohemian, family-friendly hotel is ‘an enjoyable spot’ for guests in search of ‘a comfortable bedroom and excellent food’.
Decked out in an opulent, eccentric style befitting the one-time home of Edward Lear, this seven-storey Georgian pile is ‘an interesting place’ with a ‘warm, inclusive atmosphere’ and more than a touch of character.
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