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Britain’s best boutique hotels for £100 or less

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Nicola Rachel Colyer
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Taking a break doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. With hotel prices constantly on the rise, getting away might seem like a distant dream. But there are some hidden gem hotels out there that don't cost a week's rent.

From the remote Isles of Scilly to the golden valleys of the Cotswolds, we've rounded up the very best boutique hotels that the UK has to offer for no more than £100 a night.

Pack a bag, grab a friend and get set to hit the road...

Tommy Jacks

Tommy Jacks

Bude, Cornwall 

This urban boutique hotel is just a stone’s throw from some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches and describes itself as being the “funkiest” place to stay in town. 

Rooms from £70 per night.

tommyjacks.co.uk

The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Truro, Cornwall

The setting of this picturesque hotel will take your breath away. Located in the charming hamlet of St Clement on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Truro, history fans will love the architecture of The Old Vicarage which dates back to the 1500s. 

theoldvicaragetruro.co.uk

Brooks Guesthouse

Brooks Guesthouse

Upper Bristol Road, Bath

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, head to this typically English boutique hotel in Bath for an abundance of beautiful countryside and friendly staff.

Rooms from £94 per night. 

brooksguesthouse.com

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

Yattendon, Berkshire

This country pub nestled in the pretty west Berkshire village of Yattendon has lovely views out across the surrounding countryside and a never-ending supply of hearty, home-cooked grub. 

royaloakyattendon.co.uk

Marmadukes

Marmadukes

Bootham, York

Marmadukes resides in two adjoined Victorian houses with decor that perfectly reflects the historic nature of York, filled with beautiful antiques and period furnishings.

marmadukestownhousehotelyork.com

No.11 Boutique Hotel     

No.11 Boutique Hotel    

Edinburgh, Scotland

Located just 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh city centre, No.11 Boutique Hotel is located in a Georgian townhouse offering a private garden, 24-hour reception and an onsite restaurant. 

Rooms from £71 per night.

 booking.com

Albion House     

Albion House     

Ramsgate, Kent

Just 550 yards from the Granville Theatre in Ramsgate is the 4-star Albion House hotel. Many rooms offer a sea-view whilst others offer a balcony.

 Rooms from £95 per night. 

booking.com

Pennine Boutique Hotel

Pennine Boutique Hotel

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Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria 

Located on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Pennine Boutique Hotel offers cosy accommodation with an on-site bar.

Rooms from £99 per night.     

booking.com

Kingswell Hotel & Restaurant

Kingswell Hotel & Restaurant

Harwell, Oxford

Located in the quaint village of Harwell outside Oxford is the Kingswell Hotel & Restaurant. Offering free on-site parking, a bar and restaurant focusing on British cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, this is the perfect quiet getaway for the New Year. 

Rooms from £95 per night.

booking.com

The Plough

The Plough

Kelmscott, Oxfordshire

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a trip to this cosy inn nestled deep in the Cotswold countryside. The stunning landscape offers the perfect playground for daytime activities, including walking, cycling and horse riding, and after a day outdoors you’ll be welcomed home to roaring log fires and a menu to make your mouth water in the restaurant. Count us in.

Single rooms from £80 per night.

theploughinnkelmscott.com

Albion House

Albion House

Ramsgate, Kent

Forget sea air, a stay at this super-stylish hotel is all you need to cure your ills. Decorated in chic white, grey and blue, this seaside boutique has plenty of Instagram fodder to keep you busy but put your phone away for long enough to enjoy the breath-taking views from your room.

Rooms from £100 per night.

albionhouseramsgate.co.uk

Artist Residence

Artist Residence

Penzance, Cornwall

Serving up some serious cool on a budget, the Artist Residence offers the perfect place to rest your head after a busy day exploring all the beauty that this corner of the UK has to offer.

Rooms from £75 per night.

artistresidencecornwall.co.uk

The Grosvenor Arms

The Grosvenor Arms

Shaftesbury, Dorset

An inn since Medieval times, the Grosvenor Arms manages to retain its character while mixing in lust-worthy interior details. The picture-perfect Gold Hill is only a stones throw away so you can enjoy the views while browsing in the many boutique shops that the village has to offer.

Rooms from £90 per night.

thegrosvenorarms.co.uk

The Angel & Blue Pig

The Angel & Blue Pig

Lymington, Hampshire

A recent refurbishment leaves this 13th century building looking achingly cool, but its the little touches that make it feel like home, including a home-made welcome basket for every guest.

Rooms from £95 per night.

angel-lymington.com

Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park

Sheffield, Yorkshire

Boutique hotel meets neighborhood eatery, Brocco on the Park is a place to escape the stresses of everyday life. Despite the affordable price tag, attention to detail has been paid at every level meaning you will enjoy a cashmere and wool-layered mattress, luxury linens, a Nespresso machine, Monsoon shower and a smart TV.

Rooms from £100 per night.

brocco.co.uk

The Gallivant

The Gallivant

Camber, East Sussex

This ‘restaurant with rooms’ is the perfect spot for a foodie getaway: with 95% of fresh ingredients coming from within a 10 mile radius, complimentary tea and cake served every afternoon and bottomless bloody marys at breakfast, you’ll probably struggle to drag yourself away from the restaurant but with the beautiful beach just across the road, we strongly advise you to venture outside.

Rooms from £95 per night.

thegallivant.co.uk

The Beckford Arms

The Beckford Arms

Tisbury, Wiltshire

Come rain or shine, The Beckford Arms is the place to be. With everything from hammocks in the garden and in-house masseurs to the usual country pursuits, you’ll find your stay flying by and we’re certain that you’ll be sad to leave.

Rooms from £95 per night.

beckfordarms.com

The Queensberry Hotel

The Queensberry Hotel

Bath, Somerset

Host to a 3 AA Rosette restaurant and the ‘best wine list in the UK’, this boutique Bath hotel promises to keep your taste buds happy. With sublime design and attentive staff, we can see why it’s been been on the receiving end of so many awards over the years.

Rooms from £100 per night.

thequeensberry.co.uk

The Swan

The Swan

Wedmore, Somerset

With a daily changing, River Cottage-inspired menu created by Tom Blake and individually designed rooms featuring vintage French furniture, this village pub has plenty to offer even the most discerning guest.

Rooms from £75 per night.

theswanwedmore.com

The Talbot Inn

The Talbot Inn

Mells, Somerset

This cosy country inn provides the perfect backdrop to a culinary adventure; with the Coach House Grill Room, where food is simply grilled over a charcoal and wood fire in the way country inns did many years ago, an onsite cookery school and a seasonal menu of homemade produce coming out the kitchen.

Rooms from £100 per night.

talbotinn.com

Church Street Hotel

Church Street Hotel

Camberwell, London

Providing an alternative option to the very British boutique hotels of central London, the Church Street Hotel offers a taste of ‘Spanish Americana’ in the midst of arty Camberwell. Despite its bustling surroundings, you would be forgiven for not making it out of the hotel with all that it has to offer: the award-winning Spanish restaurant ‘Angels & Gypsies’ together with the ‘Communion Bar’ offering artisan cocktails made with independent boutique rums brought back to the UK for ageing. We’re in.

Double rooms from £80 per night.

churchstreethotel.com

The White Hart

The White Hart

Somerton, Somerset

Surrounded by some of Somerset’s most striking countryside, this pub with rooms provides a place to put your feet up after a day out walking. With the kitchen lead by Tom Blake of River Cottage fame, the local, seasonal menu is guaranteed to whet your appetite.

Rooms from £95 per night.

whitehartsomerton.com

Florence House Hotel

Florence House Hotel

Portsmouth, Hampshire

With beautiful interiors and bright, airy rooms, this refurbished Edwardian House provides the perfect pad for a weekend by the seaside.

Rooms from £75 per night.

florencehousehotel.co.uk

Timbrell’s Yard

Timbrell’s Yard

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Contemporary cool meets rustic barn - it shouldn’t work but it does and the combination has transformed this country pub into a destination hotel. Refurbished in 2015, the rooms are crisp and clean with fantastic attention to detail. If you can tear yourself away then you’ll find the lovely town of Bradford on Avon at your feet.

Rooms from £85.

timbrellsyard.com

The Fontmell

The Fontmell

Shaftesbury, Dorset

Dogs are welcome in this Nordic-inspired hotel so pack your bags and take your furry friend for a weekend in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Rooms from £65 per night.

thefontmell.com

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow, Lanarkshire

If you’re one of those travellers who doesn’t want to waste a minute before getting out to see your host city, then the Grasshopper is the place for you. A modern take on a railway hotel, the proximity to the station will have you pounding the pavements in no time.

Rooms available from £70 per night.

grasshoppersglasgow.com

Royal Oak

Royal Oak

Tetbury, Gloucestershire

The Royal Oak lets the beautiful architecture do the talking; the pared-back decor allows the vaulted ceilings to shine and creates a relaxed, down-to-earth vibe throughout. Escape away for a couple of days in the country.

Rooms from £90 per night.

theroyaloaktetbury.co.uk

The Highway Inn

The Highway Inn

Burford, Oxfordshire

Tradition and a splash of modernity come together at this Cotswolds pub, boasting a cosy restaurant and a cellar dining room for private events.

Rooms from £90

thehighwayinn.co.uk

Kemp Townhouse

Kemp Townhouse

Brighton, East Sussex

This five star boutique hotel provides a sleek setting for a sojourn by the seaside. To maximise your budget opt for the ‘single room’ which holds a double bed and can sleep two - just make sure you are travelling with someone that you don’t mind getting cosy with.

Rooms available from £80 per night.

kemptownhouse.com

The Hoxton

The Hoxton

Shoreditch, London

You might be surprised to see this Shoreditch institution on this list but if you select your dates carefully (ahem, Sunday nights) you can bag a bargain at the super cool Hoxton.

Rooms from £80 per night.

thehoxton.com

The New Ellington

The New Ellington

Leeds, Yorkshire

Providing sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Leeds city centre, this boutique hotel aims to envelop you its period charm and Art Deco style. Get into the 1920s spirit and spend some time in the Gin Garden, which boasts over 300 varieties of gin.

Rooms from £65 per night.

thenewellington.com

The Globe

The Globe

Warwick, Warwickshire

A trip to Warwick is bound to be rich in history, but a stay at The Globe will have you in the thick of it from the moment you arrive. Originating from 1788 as the Globe Inn Commercial & Posting, the hotel is tucked between Warwick Castle and Market Place, providing a great spring board for your explorations.

Rooms available from £75.

theglobewarwick.co.uk

Rick’s

Rick’s

Edinburgh

If a boozey night is what you need then head to Rick’s - a boutique hotel/restaurant/bar in Edinburgh. With bartenders from across the globe and a range of soda stream cocktails, this has all the elements of a weekend to remember.

Rooms from £90 per night.

ricksedinburgh.co.uk

My Brighton

My Brighton

Brighton, East Sussex

Set in Brighton’s buzzing North Laine, this trendy hotel is as cool as its surroundings. The contemporary rooms are pleasing to the eye and the staff are there to ensure you are kept happy too: with your preferences logged, they will take note of your favourite pillow/duvet/book/music and make sure it is available next time you visit.

Rooms from £65 per night.

myhotels.com

Number Four Hotel 

Number Four Hotel 

Portsmouth, Hampshire

In the seaside resort of Southsea, penny arcades and fish and chips are the order of the day; fun aplenty that can be topped off in true style by booking in at the Number Four Hotel.

Rooms from £85 per night.

number4hotel.co.uk

The Nadler

The Nadler

Liverpool, Lancashire

This elegant hotel keeps the price down by keeping things basic. There’s not a bar or a restaurant on site, but being nestled in Liverpool’s vibrant city centre means this won’t be a problem.

Rooms available from £59.

thenadler.com

The Murrayfield Hotel and House

The Murrayfield Hotel and House

Edinburgh

This city center hotel provides excellent value for money with a great location and cosy, modern rooms.

Rooms from £62 per night.

themurrayfieldhotel.co.uk

The Townhouse

The Townhouse

Durham, County Durham

The various room designs at this Durham hotel mean that there is something for everyone, but our favourite is the Edwardian Express-themed bedroom. With great attention to detail, including Molton Brown toiletries, you’ll feel like you’re in first class from the moment you cross the threshold.

Rooms from £90 per night.

thetownhousedurham.co.uk

Quebecs

Quebecs

Leeds, Yorkshire

This independent luxury hotel is recognised as one of Leeds’ most striking buildings with its distinctive red brick. Just a stone’s throw from the station and within a short walk of the Victoria Quarter, Leeds’ luxury shopping destination, the hotel is ideally situated for a city break.

Rooms from £99 per night.

quebecshotel.co.uk

The Gunton Arms

The Gunton Arms

Thorpe Market, Norfolk

Set in a an extensive historic park, The Gunton Arms is in prime location for chef Stuart Tattersall (ex head chef at Mark Hix) to serve up venison dishes from the adjoining deer park. With open fire cooking you would be forgiven for focusing on the food here, but don’t miss the expertly decorated rooms which remain traditional yet have a subtle contemporary feel.

Rooms from £95 per night.

theguntonarms.co.uk

Houndgate Townhouse

Houndgate Townhouse

Darlington, County Durham

The bijoux size of this hotel does not mean that great care is not taken: attentive staff, immaculate rooms and delicious dining equals great value for money.

Rooms from £90 per night.

houndgatetownhouse.co.uk

The Porch House

The Porch House

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

Steeped in history, ‘England’s Oldest Inn’ was refurbished a couple of years ago, but the charm has not been lost. Going above and beyond your usual pub with rooms, this luxury inn is a handy base for a weekend in the Cotswolds.

Rooms from £99 per night.

porch-house.co.uk

The Florentine

The Florentine

Sheffield, Yorkshire

If you’re not sure about staying above a pub then allow The Florentine to convince you. After undergoing a major refurbishment, the rooms are fresh and modern, decorated in neutral tones with pops of colour and the subway-tiled bathrooms are beautiful.

Rooms from £80 per night.

theflorentinepub.com

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Nicola Colyer is a freelance writer and ex-corporate girl. A francophile and relapsing sugar-free graduate, she'll often be found seeking out the best places for brunch or struggling to choose between a green juice and a G&T.

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