Best Value Hotels

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These hotels give you value for money without compromising on standards. Our editors have selected cheap boutique hotels and B&Bs across the UK that ooze luxury, but don’t cost the earth. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes.

Best Value Hotels

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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel - Early Autumn Special Offer

Isle of Iona

‘Being here makes even a committed atheist feel holy,’ wrote a reader after a visit to Iona and a stay at this hotel, occupying a row of crofters’ cottages.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer

Little Sark

‘Wonderful as ever,’ writes a reader this year, a regular returnee to Elizabeth Perrée’s 16th-century, whitewashed stone farmhouse in a beautiful part of this car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • parking
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

‘After a journey along the bumpy road, we were welcomed at the door by Lisa and Clinton, who took our cases up the rather steep stairs to a lovely room.’
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Castleman

Castleman - Midweek Special Offer

Blandford Forum

If you’re in search of ‘a comfortable and homely experience’, look no further than Barbara Garnsworthy’s former dower house in an ‘unspoilt’ estate village within the former royal hunting ground of Cranborne Chase.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • good_value
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

Bright gardens, dotted with sculptures, and a sweep of lawns tumble down to a private lochside terrace from this Victorian country house, where many thoughtful touches ‘set the hotel apart’.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • wine
  • baby-friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • wi-fi
  • electric_charging_point
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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn - Sunday Sleepover Special Offer

Colchester

An eye-catching hand-painted pub sign marks your arrival at Piers Baker’s ancient butter-yellow inn, on the Essex-Suffolk border, just down the road from rowing boats bobbing on the River Stour.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • walking
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Tasting Menu Special Offer

Austwick

‘We have stayed many times, and it remains a favourite,’ writes a trusted reader after this year's visit to the Reynolds family’s popular, dog-friendly Dales hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
25% voucher
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Stoberry House

Stoberry House - Autumn and Winter Four for Three Night Special Offer

Wells

‘Fabulous views’ over the cathedral and the Vale of Avalon to Glastonbury Tor await at Frances and Tim Meeres Young’s 18th-century coach house, run as a ‘faultless’ B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • b&b
  • for_wine-lovers
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • vegan-friendly
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Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall - 10% Discount Midweek Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

‘As soon as we entered, we knew this was going to be special.’ Readers offered high praise in 2019 after visiting Amanda and Peter Jaques-Walker’s Victorian country house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • cycling
Upgrade voucher
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Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Grange-over-Sands

‘In a lovely location in quiet countryside’, Christopher and Andrea Varley’s 400-year-old manor house stands in wooded grounds with views across the Vale of Cartmel.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
25% voucher
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Lake Isle

Lake Isle

Uppingham

‘The real break we had hoped for.’ ‘We haven't had a bad meal here in over 30 years.’ High praise from readers in 2019, suggesting this small restaurant-with-rooms was right to name itself after Yeats’s ode to tranquillity and relaxation.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • restaurant-with-rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

‘Hospitality of the highest quality lies behind the front door of this outstanding B&B.’ A Guide inspector had ‘a most rewarding stay’ at this pink-washed, Grade II listed Georgian house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
  • good_value
  • seaside
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

‘As ever, very enjoyable, and three minutes from the ferry terminal.’ The Urquhart family’s ‘busy, buzzy' café/bar, bookshop, hotel and cultural hub hits all the right notes.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
25% voucher
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The Lynch Country House

The Lynch Country House

Somerton

Lynne Vincent is the perfect hostess and a mine of information at Roy Copeland’s Grade II listed Georgian country house B&B on the edge of a market town, the former capital of Wessex.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • baby-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Buxton

‘The garden was entertaining at mealtimes. There seemed to be more hens on the lawn this time.’ A trusted reader on a third visit captures the spirit of James Moffett’s manor house hotel in a 'delightful Peak District location'.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • wi-fi
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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Kirkby Stephen

‘Our very special place, where we love to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside,’ writes a reader this year, signing off with a smiley emoji.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • for_wine-lovers
  • baby-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House

Ambleside

‘Strongly endorsed by readers this year: ‘The exceptional ambience of this very fine English country house hotel reflects Richard Lee’s personal, multi-talented approach.’
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • wi-fi
  • bird_watching
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren

Llandysul

Leave the West Wales coast road, head down a country lane, and you’ve suddenly arrived at this ‘superb’ B&B, a former Victorian farm among ‘delightful grounds’ in ‘complete silence’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • baby-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend Hotel

Isle of Islay

There is whisky galore on this Inner Hebrides island; bonhomie in the bar of this friendly hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
  • garden
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

‘In the most beautiful position, with sea, islands and mountains in full view,’ this former Victorian piermaster’s house stands ‘right on the shores of Loch Linnhe’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • wi-fi
  • honeymoon
  • eco-friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • baby-friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
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Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

On the family dairy farm on the edge of the Quantock hills, Ann and Ian Dyer run this 15th-century manor house with chapel as a 'warm, welcoming' B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • good_value
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

‘Near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac lane’, within the Peak District national park, Vivienne and Philip Taylor welcome guests to their farmhouse B&B, ‘overlooking the beauty of Hope valley’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • good_value
  • eco-friendly
  • wi-fi
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Beechwood Hotel

Beechwood Hotel

North Walsham

There is no mystery to the appeal of Emma and Hugh Asher’s ‘comfortable, ‘most welcoming’, country hotel with strong Agatha Christie associations.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
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The Old Store

The Old Store

Chichester

There are treats in store for guests behind the chequerboard facade of this B&B, in a ‘pretty’ South Downs village close to Chichester.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • vegan-friendly
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
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The Howard Arms

The Howard Arms

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare was at work up the road in Stratford when this inn was built, overlooking the green in a ‘lovely' Cotswolds village.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • historic
  • pub_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • wi-fi

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Best Value Hotels

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Not in
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Close to the station, a hotel and restaurant inside a Grade II-listed 18th-century sandstone mansion. Intimate and clubby, there is an open fire in the bar, and Gallic-influenced dishes in the informal restaurant. Alfresco dining on the terrace. Modern bedrooms (some overlooking Calverley Park) have plenty of perks: a capsule coffee machine, fluffy bathrobes, chic toiletries for indulgent bathing. Within walking distance of the Pantiles.
Check availability
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Not in
guide
The Belmont

The Belmont

Leicester

On leafy New Walk, this welcoming family-owned town hotel is formed from a row of Victorian residences. It is within easy reach of the city and station, the King Richard III Visitor Centre and the University.
Check availability
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Not in
guide
Grendon

Grendon

Buxton

Wonderful views, luxury extras and home-baked treats – on a quiet road within walking distance of the town centre, this B&B in an Edwardian property has an immaculate modern interior and welcoming hosts.
Check availability
  • wifi
  • parking
  • golf
  • garden
  • exceptional_value_(<£50)
  • b&b
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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Not in
guide
The Bijou

The Bijou

Harrogate

Within easy walking distance of the town centre and railway station, this small B&B in a Victorian villa tempts with an honesty bar, pleasant front garden; private parking is an added bonus.
Check availability
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b

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Last updated: July 23, 2019