The best hotels in Britain – Our pick

No matter where you travel across Great Britain, you’re sure to be met with the country’s traditional hospitality and high standards.  Whether you’re exploring London for a few days or are touring the countryside, here are the best hotels in some of Britain’s biggest and most-visited cities.  Now all you have to do is plan your itinerary!


It may be part of an international chain, but the Hotel Indigo is truly one of the best hotels in Glasgow.  Located right in the city center, convenient to both the central train station and Glasgow’s shopping district, Hotel Indigo is a boutique 4-star hotel that focuses on eco-friendly.  With a stellar restaurant/bar on location and a lovely breakfast that you can even order up to your room, Hotel Indigo does everything it can to make sure your stay is a comfortable one.  The rooms are large and outfitted with funky furniture, bright accent colors, and artsy wall treatments to help tie in the thriving vibe of Glasgow into your room.


Voted time and again the best hotel in Edinburgh, the Chester Residence puts a luxurious twist on living like a local.  Located just a five minute walk from most of Edinburgh’s biggest attractions, Chester Residence is a group of four 5-floor townhouses located on a charming street in the city center.  All apartment-style, the 23 guest rooms are modern and glamorous, pushing the envelope on elegance and style.  After you’re greeted with a glass of champagne, the extremely accommodating staff will show you to your apartment—one of which, the Owner’s Apartment, is outfitted with a theater and a Jacuzzi.


Located in the Bethnal Green neighborhood, which has a cool vibe and is full of culture, the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments is an understated and affordably-priced London luxury hotel.  While it’s not in the heart of the London sightseeing scene, East London is a great place to explore—especially for those looking for something different or for those who have visited the city before.  The art deco guest rooms are apartment style and the hotel is outfitted with a pool, fitness center, bar, and restaurant.  While Town Hall Hotel is definitely luxury in feel, you’ll be surprised by the affordable price—especially considering all of the amenities you get.


The dog-friendly Hope Street Hotel is home to 89 simple rooms outfitted in cabin-esque light wood with under floor heating and large windows to let in the natural light and take in the gorgeous views—including some of the Gothic Revival tower of the Church of St. Luke.  A short walk from the waterfront, this Liverpool hotel is home to a great restaurant and a bar that serve up signature cocktails, fantastic food, and even the delicious complimentary breakfast.  The friendly hotel staff will help you arrange for concert tickets or a tour featuring hometown heroes, The Beatles.


The Tara Lodge is a sleek 4-star hotel in Belfast, located in the Queens Quarter.  Convenient to the university as well as the city’s major attractions, including the Titanic experience, and a 15-minute walk to the city center, Tara Lodge is a great choice for those seeking comfort and style without a hefty price tag.  The sophisticated guest rooms are good in size and are equipped with plush beds and modern bathrooms.  Tara Lodge serves up a wonderful complimentary breakfast, which includes rave-worthy porridge and omelets.  Nearby Botanic Avenue is a great area to spend your evening, with tons of restaurants, bars, pubs, and shops.