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

Iona

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Suite Upgrade Special Offer

Little Sark

A horse-drawn carriage brings guests to this rose-covered, 16th-century farmhouse on a car-free island.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • tennis
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - Two Night Break Special Offer

Ambleside

‘We will never tire of the stunning location, lovely rooms, superb food and excellent hospitality.’ Praise from readers, on a fourth visit to Richard Lee’s Georgian country house overlooking Esthwaite Water.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • wi-fi
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House - Three Night Special Offer

New Romney

In the otherworldly landscape of Romney Marsh, this extraordinary 1920s house was built by Clough Williams Ellis for Hollywood actress Hedda Hopper.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
25% voucher
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Castleman

Castleman - Midweek Special Offer

Blandford Forum

‘Set in a period property, this hotel pampers its clients like friends, and captures an age of country house hospitality,’ write readers this year, of Barbara Garnsworthy’s former dower house in a feudal village.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
  • golf
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The Green Park

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Pitlochry

‘From the moment you pull up at this beautiful hotel, you are treated like royalty,’ writes a reader on a return visit to this Victorian country house on the shores of Loch Faskally.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
  • walking
  • wine
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The Sun Inn

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Colchester

‘A convivial local gathering spot’, Piers Baker’s 15th-century, timber-framed inn stands ‘in a prime situation’ in ‘this endearing village of variously coloured houses’ in Constable Country.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Tasting Menu Special Offer

Austwick

‘One of my favourites.’ ‘Deserves a glowing account.’ Readers are full of praise for the Reynolds family’s dog-friendly, people-friendly hotel in the Dales.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Stoberry House

Stoberry House - Summer Five Night Special Offer

Wells

‘Five stars’, ‘Highly recommended’, ‘Faultless.’ ‘Frances, Tim and their lovely staff treat guests as if they are treasured members of the family.’ This year’s Guide received plentiful accolades for Tim and Frances Meeres Young’s B&B in an 18th-century coach house.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Brownber Hall

Brownber Hall - 10% Discount Midweek Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

Drawn by the possibilities for walking, climbing and cycling, ‘enthusiastic, hard-working’ Amanda Walker and Peter Jaques invite visitors to share in Dales living at their lovingly restored Victorian house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
Upgrade voucher
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Aynsome Manor

Aynsome Manor

Grange-over-Sands

Warm hospitality, centuries-old architecture and ‘beautiful countryside’ again delighted loyal fans of this ‘exceptionally good-value oasis of peace and tranquillity.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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Lake Isle

Lake Isle

Uppingham

The food is the main course at Janine and Richard Burton’s restaurant-with-rooms. ‘How I wish we had a restaurant anywhere near as good as this where I live now,’ writes a regular reader this year, after returning to her old Rutland haunt.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
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Cnapan

Cnapan

Fishguard

Friendly and welcoming as ever, this B&B is run by second-generation owners Michael and Judith Cooper, and their son, Oliver.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
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The Ceilidh Place

The Ceilidh Place

Ullapool

There’s ‘a good night’s sleep’ and more at Jean Urquhart’s ‘lively’ Ceilidh Place – a popular fusion of cultural hub, bookshop and small hotel, one street back from the ferry terminal.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • value
  • wi-fi
25% voucher
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The Lynch Country House

The Lynch Country House

Somerton

A scattering of jazz memorabilia sets the tone – and hits the right note – at this Georgian country house B&B on a ridge overlooking the Cary river valley.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Buxton

‘We were welcomed with a complimentary Pimm’s,’ write Guide insiders, who dined at James Moffett’s historic stone manor house in the Peak District national park.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Kirkby Stephen

A babbling brook etches a course past Louise Dinnes’s ‘good-value, thoroughly dependable’ Victorian pub-with-rooms, where visitors find ‘outstanding food’ and ‘welcoming, efficient service’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Penbontbren

Penbontbren

Glynarthen

Surrounded by rolling countryside, yet just a hill away from the sea, this ‘first-rate’ former Victorian farm B&B ‘is a very special place set in beautiful grounds’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend Hotel

Bridgend

Famous distilleries, ‘lovely walking trails’ and trout-rich lochs are within easy reach of this traditional Scottish country hotel, an Islay fixture for over 150 years.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
  • garden
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

‘Log fires were burning in the bar and residents’ lounge when we arrived on a miserable day,’ write readers this year, of a visit to Nick and Nikki Horne’s ‘very efficiently run’ hotel on the Loch Linnhe shoreline.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • wi-fi
  • honeymoon
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Blackmore Farm

Blackmore Farm

Cannington

Breakfast is served at a carved oak refectory table by the Great Hall’s massive log fire at Ann and Ian Dyer’s B&B in a manor house with private chapel.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

A 19th-century cottage and barn combine as one exceptional B&B on private land within the Peak District national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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The Old Store

The Old Store

Chichester

Behind a ‘gorgeous, checkerboard red-brick-and-stone facade’, in a hamlet a mile from Goodwood and ‘an easy, breezy drive from Chichester’, the former village grocer’s shop is run as a friendly B&B.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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The Howard Arms

The Howard Arms

Stratford-upon-Avon

On the ‘picturesque green’ of a ‘peaceful and stunning’ Cotswolds village, this 400-year-old inn was taken over in 2015 by two local families, providing a welcome breath of new life.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • wi-fi
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The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

‘What a super place to stay for tackling some of the Coastal Path; it ticks all possible boxes,’ writes a Guide inspector in 2018 of Sally and Chris Searle’s historic B&B.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
  • wi-fi

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Best Value Hotels

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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
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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Not in
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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.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
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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.
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  • wifi
  • parking
  • golf
  • garden
  • exceptional_value_(<£50)
  • b&b
  • 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: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide