5 Quintessentially English Hotels You Have to Visit

There's something so charming about a quintessentially English hotel; from a quaint cottage all the way through to a luxe resort housed in a stately former home. The level of service that comes with somewhere like this is something to be rivalled so if you like your coffee brought to your door and attentive staff, look no further than these five hotels.


Apsley House Hotel, Bath


This
lovely little bed and breakfast is the height of luxury in a stunning
rural setting just outside Bath. As you would expect from somewhere
that was once the home of the Duke of Wellington, the hotel features
ornate details such as antique furniture and a grand piano.

While
all of the 12 rooms are clean and cosy, they’re all very different
too. The Victoria room is decked out in opulent colours, while the Romantic room features a four-poster bed. There’s also the Coach
House, which is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite that’s perfect for
families.

The
quaint little property transports you back to 19th-century
England and just oozes charm and class. It’s a great place to stay if
you want to explore Bath or spend a romantic weekend away with someone you love.

Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere


This
upmarket 19th-century hotel is located in a lovely little
village in the Lake District National Park, making it a great place
to stay if you want to explore the peaks and hills of this beautiful
part of the world.

The
popular attraction of Wordsworth
House and Garden
(where the poet William Wordsworth grew up) is
just a short walk away, so you can do some sightseeing and get your culture fix too.

Hare and Hounds Hotel, Tetbury


Set
in the heart of the Cotswolds, this traditional English hotel is a
fantastic way to experience country charm. Beautiful lounges and
crackling open fires make the public rooms of this hotel warm and
inviting — the perfect place to relax during your stay.

The
rooms put a contemporary twist on the traditional style, making
them more comfortable than ever. You’re treated to bright colours,
fantastic views and all the amenities you’re used to in modern hotels. 

Beaumont Estate, Windsor


Set
in historic Windsor, this hotel is a fantastic place to say if you
want a break away, while staying close to London. It’s also within easy reach of Legoland, which makes it a great base for families planning on visiting the famous attraction.

While
the hotel exudes country charm, the bedrooms are all very modern and
span a number of styles. There are stylish singles, twins and doubles
as well as family rooms with extra beds for the kids. If you want
something a little more luxurious, there are premium rooms and suites
to choose from too.

Norfolk Royale Hotel


This
hotel is made up of two converted Victorian villas and still retains
a number of period features such as an Art Nouveau veranda. The
restaurant within the hotel serves British cuisine, including
delicious afternoon tea taken in the lounge.

The
rooms boast cosy, traditional décor and the honeymoon suite is
particularly beautiful with its patterned wallpaper and wooden
details.

Note: If
a luxury hotel isn’t your style, look for B&Bs and self-catering
cottages set in the heart of countryside as these often offer the quintessentially English experiences as well.