When we travel we always afraid to spend money we don’t want. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to stay somewhere fabulous. In UK there are hotels that are fabulous and they are cheap to spend the night. Hotels which have modern design and are for a young audience or even hotels in more hidden places in UK for people who want privacy.
Here are the Top Fabulous Places in the UK for under £100 a night.
The Bear, Hay-on-Wye
“A quiet, three-room B&B in a former 16th-century coaching inn, the Bear offers modern Welsh style – wrought iron beds with colourful Welsh blankets, antique and midcentury furniture and hip ceramics. Breakfast of homemade beans on toast and sweet sharp rhubarb compote with yoghurt should start the day off nicely, served in the lounge with woodburner and smart grey sofas.”
– 01497 821 302, doubles from £70 B&B
The Elmfield, Ilfracombe
“You can dress up a hotel with antiques and swaggery, but if everyone’s whispering, who’s having a good time? At the Elmfield, kids are laughing in the garden or summer house, teenagers are eating popcorn on big sofas, watching a movie … and later on, when the baby-listening devices have been set, grownups are chattering in the bar. Parents can relax at this family-friendly hotel. Of course, it’s quieter in term-time, and then you’ll stand a good chance of getting a bit of peace for an early morning swim in the indoor pool.”
– 01271 863 377, doubles from £65.
“This hotel does what it says on the tin. Within moments, you can hit Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar, or fashion bastion Cricket in the Cavern Quarter, or even (wearing flats, mind) head down to Albert Dock to catch the Chagall exhibition, at Tate Liverpool until 6 October. This hotel “edits out” what it regards as unwanted extras, so if you want breakfast in your PJs you pay £6 extra and it’s delivered, in a box, the night before. And I can vouch for a decent night’s sleep.”
– 0151 705 2626, doubles from £59.
Berkeley Square Hotel, Bristol
“Bristol hotel rooms are in demand during the week, but prices can drop dramatically on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at this Georgian secret on an elegant square. It is in a row of Grade II-listed houses just off Park Street, and guests can use a members-only cocktail club in the basement.
– 0117 925 4000, doubles from £96.”
“If you’ve travelled way down to Weymouth, you want to be on the beach, right? At B+B Weymouth, you are. The only thing to toss up is whether to take the car or travel by rail – parking in Weymouth in high season, at least, can be a pain, even though this pet-friendly B&B thoughtfully provides permits, which can (and must) be reserved in advance. Many of the 22 understated, unadorned rooms in this Grade II-listed Georgian building have sea views and fabulous light. The ground-floor cafe is modern, canteen-like and serves a decent breakfast.
– 01305 761190, doubles from £55.”
Cathedral Quarter, Derby
“With its heart-of-the-city location, in the historic cathedral district, this hotel tends to be busy midweek, with bargains at weekends. The building used to be magistrates’ chambers, and one cannot help feeling slightly awestruck at the baroque grandeur of the marble and alabaster lobby. A former cell in the basement has been turned into a spa steam room, there is a cocktail bar on the ground floor, and the first-floor restaurant is in yet more opulent surroundings, with oak panelling and ornate plasterwork.
– 01332 546080, doubles from £65 B&B”
“I have a fondness for this 73-room hotel (with one step-free accessible room on each floor). Who would have thought a modern, no-frills enterprise in a regenerating (but, blissfully, not completely gentrified) area of Brum would grab such attention when it opened in 2011? It did so because it was unorthodox: inspired by Japanese capsule hotels, the rooms were manufactured off-site then stacked in situ, with the hotel’s exterior shell constructed around them. I love the smoked-glass shower rooms, but not the vending machine refreshments.
– 0121 212 1223, doubles from £45.”
Yotel, Gatwick Airport
“When Yotel launched at Gatwick in summer 2007, it was the first hotel to open within a UK airport terminal. No shuttle buses, no faffing. Not an obvious choice, perhaps, for inclusion in a boutique hotel selection, but the brand is so cool, it is an experience in its own right. Pod-like rooms have been modelled on first-class aeroplane cabins, with a techno-wall screen from which to order food and create a personalised music playlist. Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Yotel in midtown Manhattan have subsequently opened.
– 020-7100 1100, doubles from £80.”
Blue Lion Inn, East Witton, North Yorkshire
This North Yorkshire institution has 15 contemporary bedrooms, some in converted stables. While most cheap-and-chic hotels are busy omitting creature comforts to keep costs down, the Blue Lion delivers a comfortable stay with frills – a cracking breakfast, for one. Whether or not you can eat it is another matter: the restaurant is a destination in its own right, and you won’t have been able to stint at dinner.
– 01969 624273, petite double £94, other rooms from £109.
In late November, the company that practically invented the Brit boutique concept (when it launched in Edinburgh 19 years ago) is bringing it back home, with hotel number 13, opening in Dundee. The new Mal is in an iconic former temperance hotel, built of sandstone, overlooking the river Tay. It was opened by the Mather family in 1900 and will have 91 rooms, plus signature Malbar and brasserie with Josper grill.
– 01382 339316, from £99 room-only.
So, which are your favorite Boutique Hotel in UK under £100?