‘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.
‘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’.
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.
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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