Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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The word ‘boutique’ often gets overused when it comes to hotels, but with a mix of opulence and fashionable design, contemporary gadgetry and history these boutique hotels are a joy to behold.  There’s always something to catch your eye in these magic places, from the art to the bespoke furniture.  Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice selections for best boutique hotels.

2018 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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Limerick

Once a youth hostel, this hotel at the corner of a late Georgian terrace has definitely waved away any thoughts of backpackers' basics, swapping them for boutique chic.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
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Drakes

Drakes

Brighton

Indulge in a Pornstar Martini in the sea-facing cocktail bar at this stuccoed, bow-fronted Georgian seafront hotel, for this is Brighton, after all – hip, tolerant and fun.
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • boutique
  • foodie
3
The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

There’s a huge sense of fun at this stylish hotel, whose logo is Vanity Fair’s caricature of the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Oscar Wilde’s Nemesis.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • romantic
4
Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

With peacocks in the garden, kilt-wearing staff, fire-warmed sitting rooms and antiques at every turn, this 17th-century country house is an indulgent experience.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
5
Bank House

Bank House

King's Lynn

Occupying a splendid Georgian merchant’s house and one-time bank on a square by the Great Ouse, this hotel deserves to be restored to main entry status, by all accounts.
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • good_value
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wifi
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • walking
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
7
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
8
2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

Art-filled interiors and home comforts make for a soothing ambience at this elegant Georgian townhouse B&B on a cobbled drive in Liverpool's cultural quarter.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
9
Chapel House

Chapel House

Penzance

Gorgeous interiors and a friendly, informal ambience are a winning combination at Susan Stuart’s beautiful B&B, where every bedroom has a sea view, and breakfast is quite special.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • surfing
10
Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield

Behind the solid exterior of an Edwardian park-side villa lies a Scandi-chic boutique hotel and popular drop-in restaurant.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • weddings

2017 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘A stone’s throw from everything Oxford has to offer’, Jeremy Mogford’s second hotel (see the Old Bank) impressed our inspectors with its ‘peaceful, classy vibe’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • cycling
  • boutique
2
The Queensberry

The Queensberry

Bath

There’s a huge sense of fun at this stylish hotel, whose logo is Vanity Fair’s caricature of the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Oscar Wilde’s Nemesis.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • romantic
4
The Rookery

The Rookery

London

Hip eateries and bars have supplanted hovels and bawdy houses in this once-notorious area, but behind the 18th-century facade of three shop-houses Georgian London lives on.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
5
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
9
Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton

Bohemian Brighton is artfully encapsulated in this Regency townhouse with its cool vibe, quirky furnishings and neighbourhood café-bar.
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining

2016 Editor's Choice Boutique Hotels

Editor’s Choice Boutique Hotels

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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

In a historic rural park, just ten minutes’ drive from the city centre, this Arts and Crafts mansion impresses with its grand interiors, bold design features and first-rate modern British cooking.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • historic
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
4
Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

A sleek, modern hotel on the ramparts of what remains of medieval Nottingham Castle, Hart’s is where your home is when you want to escape the bustling city.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
5
Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

Jeremy Mogford’s conversion of the old Barclays Bank gets credit from a Guide insider for its 'brilliant location, right in the city centre'.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • weddings
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • honeymoon
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • walking
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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

Close to West End shops and theatres, this pub-with-rooms has a relaxed vibe, a pavement terrace, stripped-back chic, a restaurant serving modern dishes alongside classics, comfortable bedrooms over three floors.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_dining
  • babyfriendly
Last updated: May 19, 2024