10 of Britain’s greatest new motels | Journey
The Nici, Bournemouth
Step by the gleaming white portico of the Nici and you can be in South Seashore, Miami. Assertion artworks, daring materials and clear white partitions imply Bournemouth lastly has a luxurious lodge that’s bang on development. The very best rooms have sea views, overlooking the pristine lawned backyard and shimmering pool, whereas downstairs the South Seashore restaurant affords cocktails on the terrace, native seafood and poolside snacks. Households are welcome, with a kids’s playroom, exercise centre within the backyard and kids’s actions in holidays and half-terms.
Doubles from £212 B&B; thenici.com
100 Shoreditch, London
An amazing instance of the brand new breed of “hybrid-hotels”, 100 Shoreditch appeals as a lot to native freelancers who come to work within the Espresso Store or Foyer Bar, as guests from abroad. Of the six eating places and bars, the Rooftop is the one to ebook, for wickedly good cocktails and sundown views over the capital’s rooftops. Rooms are stylish with modern artwork and furnishings, and the lodge has produced a information to native inexperienced areas, to offer moments of respiratory room amid the hustle of town.
Doubles from £269 B&B; onehundredshoreditch.com
Parador 44, Cardiff
Successful of Spanish model within the coronary heart of the Welsh capital, Parador 44 opened in June, with simply 9 rooms, all furnished in conventional Andalucían model, with classic Spanish picket shutters and doorways reused as bedsteads, alongside polished wooden floors and crisp, cream furnishings. The rooms sit above Asador 44, the house owners’ current Spanish restaurant and wine home, which has a selected concentrate on Basque delicacies, whereas within the small lounge, visitors are welcome to attempt the household’s personal Manzanilla sherry and Galician white wine.
Doubles from £195 B&B; grupo44.co.uk
The Moxy, Bristol
After a two-year delay, the Moxy lastly opened its doorways in Could, with putting modern artwork blazing throughout the glass-walled foyer, the place visitors are welcomed with a complimentary drink and locals beaver away on laptops, till cocktail hour looms. There’s a enjoyable, casual really feel to the place, with the whole lot out there from cappuccino and croissants to midnight snacks. Rooms are crisp and cozy, if moderately company, with canines welcome in some (for a payment), and the proximity of Temple Meads station makes it excellent for a car-free break.
Doubles from £107 B&B; marriott.com
Lodge Brooklyn, Leicester
Simply across the nook from Leicester’s personal Statue of Liberty – which topped the Liberty Shoe Manufacturing unit within the Twenties – this newly opened New York-themed lodge brings a slice of Brooklyn model to the east Midlands. For a big lodge, it feels surprisingly intimate, with 16 accessible bedrooms all together with a spread of options similar to roll-in showers and observe hoists to accommodate folks with mobility points. The buzzy bar and restaurant, the Lair, does a pleasant line in cocktails and has good vegan and vegetarian choices.
Doubles from £89 room solely; hotelbrooklynlei.co.uk
Fort Street Lodge, Margate
Initially a boarding home inbuilt 1820, Fort Street threw open its doorways in August, with 14 modern bedrooms. A number of rooms have putting views over Margate’s shoreline, and all function luxurious Naturalmat beds, 400-thread rely linens and Haeckels merchandise within the gleaming bogs. The sunshine, ethereal restaurant has a menu that adjustments day by day, with a powerful concentrate on domestically caught fish. The lodge is a simple stroll from the seashore and the outdated city, in addition to Turner Up to date, the city’s famend cultural hub.
Doubles from £140 room solely; fortroadhotel.com
Misplaced Property, London
It’ll all concerning the location at Hilton’s latest Metropolis outpost, which opened in July, with the sinuous curves of St Paul’s simply throughout the street. Despite its 145 rooms, the lodge feels small and welcoming, with an eclectic artwork assortment and a modern bar and restaurant, Discovered, on the bottom ground. However actually, this can be a base for exploring, with Tate Trendy, Borough Market and the Globe Theatre all simply reachable.
Doubles from £250 room solely; hilton.com
The Alan, Manchester
Housed in a revamped, six-storey warehouse within the coronary heart of town, the Alan opened its doorways in Could, bringing a Shoreditch vibe to town. An enormous, upper-ground ground house homes the bar, restaurant and foyer – with DJ decks changing the standard reception desk. Rooms have naked plaster partitions, uncovered ducting and angular lighting and furnishings, with critically comfy beds. All visitors are supplied a free two-hour guided strolling tour of town.
Doubles from £103 room solely; thealanhotel.com
Virgin Lodge, Edinburgh
Virgin touched down in Edinburgh in June, turning the long-lasting mid-Nineteenth-century India Buildings right into a vibrant hub for travellers and locals. Rooms – “chambers” in Virginspeak – include separate dressing space, scarlet Smeg minibars and old-style dial telephones. Cocktails and dinner are taken within the moodily lit Commons Membership, the place one of the best Scottish seafood is served with élan.
Doubles from £250 room solely; virginhotels.com
One to keep watch over when it opens in two months’ time, that is the primary Artwork’otel within the UK, promising a rooftop pool set between the ability station’s chimneys, a public artwork gallery and 4 eating places and bars. The lodge is designed by Jaime Hayon, with installations dotted all through the communal areas and all kinds of artworks. Bedrooms are vibrant and enjoyable, some with assertion partitions in burnt orange and midnight blue and a mixture of futuristic and retro furnishings, all with spectacular views throughout the capital’s skyline.