This year the Good Hotel Guide launched on Instagram, giving us another opportunity to salivate over the hotels we love so much in a world entirely dedicated to pictures. Here are some of our most ‘Insta-popular’ hotels (so far)…
The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire
A superbly popular pub with rooms, The Beckford Arms in Wiltshire is an ivy covered inn with oodles of charm. Their ‘Name Your Price’ special offer for February and March is an added bonus for this beautiful mini break destination, where you can book two nights, and name your price for the second night! The first night you stay at the regular room rate, then the price for the second night to be decided by you at check out. Includes breakfast. Offer valid February and March 2017, Sunday to Thursday nights, subject to availability.
Hotel Endsleigh, Devon
Modern art, fresh flowers, hand painted wallpaper and a well stocked library are all part of the charm at Hotel Endsleigh. The elaborate house was built for Georgiana, Duchess of Bedford, and stands in a ‘magical’ landscape of grottoes and follies created by Humphry Repton, on the banks of the Tamar.
Northcote Manor, Devon
Murals in the dining room and an intriguing monastic history are just the start of all things fascinating at Northcote Manor, surrounded by ancient fruit orchards and mature woodlands, quiet pathways and open lawns. It’s an oasis of calm that once belonged to Henry VIII – to give an idea of its pedigree.
Lindeth Fell, Cumbria
An Edwardian country house with views over Windermere, Lindeth Fell can be summed up in the word ‘lovely’. Lovely owners, lovely afternoon teas, lovely food and lovely views. The Edwardian country house is simply excellent according to our reviewers.
The Levin, London
Grand-hotel luxury mixes with small-scale intimacy at The Levin. Owned by David Levin, who also owns the neighbouring Capital, from the contemporary light installation as you enter, to the champagne mini bar and selection of books to borrow, the whole experience is a treat.
The Star Inn, Yorkshire
When you’re looking for ultimate cosiness, Yorkshire is amongst the best places to go, especially at The Star Inn At Harome. The congenial ambience at this 14th-century inn on the edge of the North York Moors is part of what makes it so popular, that, and the excellent service and Michelin Star restaurant will do the trick!
Venton Vean, Cornwall
Chic, cheerful and 10 minutes from the sea, Venton Vean has all the elements for a magical getaway. Contemporary, but sympathetic to its Victorian heritage, the stylish B&B retains its stained-glass panels, original cornices and fireplaces, alongside flamboyant pineapple sconces and towers of books. It’s everything a holiday in Cornwall should be.
The Capital, London
When The Capital partnered with confection expert Claire Clark on a delectable festive afternoon tea, it proved particularly popular, and is there any wonder why? With old fashioned hospitality and a sense of intimate luxury, the hotel does everything with superb taste, including the cakes.
Seaham Hall, Co. Durham
This year Seaham Hall opened the Lovelace suite to the world. Lord and Lady Byron married in this beautiful room, overlooking the grounds and the nearby coast, in 1815. Their daughter, Ada Lovelace, who was born almost exactly 200 years ago, provided the inspiration for it and its name. The grand split-level suite features a daring glazed bathroom and mirrored boudoir. There’s an elevated sleeping mezzanine overlooking a generous lounge with a bathing deck, complete with two mischievously-placed slipper baths which sit in front of the Georgian windows…
La Haule Manor, Jersey
A new addition to the Guide for 2017, La Haule Manor in Jersey has made a splash with its captivating view. Close to the village of St Aubin, the well-maintained gardens of this extended Georgian manor house are very much part of its charm, while inside a period French air fills the high-ceilinged sitting room, decorated with chandeliers and ornate furnishings.