The Best England Hotels

recommended hotels and other accommodation throughout England

These are the twenty best hotels in England, hand-picked by our own independent travel experts. Use the menu and filter options to refine your selection, explore specific styles or English regions.


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Coworth Park

Sunningdale

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indulge yourself in the luxury of this outstanding hotel and spa, with its own equestrian centre, polo fields, Michelin-starred dining and eco spa

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a fine, Palladian mansion set in 500 acres of parkland 6 miles from Bath, award-winning dining, an indulgent spa and equestrian pursuits feature

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a Victorian mansion that has been sympathetically refurbished to offer an elegant hotel and dining that reflects the lakeland landscape

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multi-award winning hotel with a fine gastronomic reputation serving seasonal dishes of local fare; rooms feature a unique, luxurious design

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elegant, 19th-century mansion, set in 38 acres of grounds, where original character and charm features alongside contemporary touches

Rockliffe Hall Hotel

Hurworth-on-Tees

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impressive country estate of 375 acres comprising of an 18th-century manor house and modern lodges and boasting outstanding facilities

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a charming 18th century manor house set in 5 acres of well-maintained grounds, rooms are stylish and contemporary and a relaxing air prevails

Lords of the Manor

Upper Slaughter

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a former rectory, dating from the 17th-century, set in 8 acres of secluded gardens, offering elegant rooms and award-winning, fine dining

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

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a magnificent 16th century manor house in extensive grounds is now a luxurious hotel with sumptuous rooms and suites, and gourmet dining

Plumber Manor Hotel

Sturminster Newton

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experience luxurious comfort in a breathtaking historical setting, at this fine Jacobean manor house - rooms are in the house or a restored barn

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a grand country house hotel dating from 1887, buried deep in the New Forest, featuring a luxury spa, fine dining and ornamental gardens

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eclectic design and features dot the interior and gardens of this smart hotel, the rooms are elegant and the restaurant offers fine dining

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set in 16 acres of gardens and woodland, this graceful, award-winning hotel features luxurious rooms, great dining and spa facilties

Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Grange-in-Borrowdale

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escape to the country at this privately owned, family-run hotel set in 2 acres of tranquil wooded gardens with views of the Borrowdale Valley

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a magnificent stately home set in 300 acres of countryside, opportunities to relax and unwind abound with a good array of leisure facilities

Brockencote Hall

Chaddesley Corbett

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outside this fine manor house is reminiscent of a French château, inside though there is no doubt that it is a classic, elegant English country pad

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in a pretty country setting, this fine 15th-century manor has a world-renowned restaurant and sumptuous suites with marble bathrooms

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luxurious hotel offering a peaceful, country house atmosphere - there is a relaxing spa and fine dining too - situated 1 mile from the city centre

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a grand, period hotel offering elegant, sumptuous rooms with the public rooms retaining many original features, all in a tranquil setting

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a boutique country retreat set on the edges of Exmoor, featuring stylish suites, bedrooms and lodges along with an award-winning restaurant

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