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UK hotels with more bang for your buck

Staying in great hotels across the UK need not break the bank. From hypno-beds and original Victorian feature pieces to quirky glamping opportunities, the following hotels hand-picked by Tom Churchill offer more – for less…


Liverpool – The Nadler – £59 

Since the city’s induction into the European Capital of Culture rankings, Liverpool has flourished and thrived as a city. The Nadler is a luxury, boutique hotel offering exceptionally reasonable prices for guests keen on soaking up Liverpool’s culture and great nightlife. The hotel is situated on Seel Street, one of the city’s hippest spots thanks to its abundance of quirky bars, first-rate restaurants and boutique shops. Handily, the 106-room hotel is within close proximity to Liverpool Lime Street station, as well as the neighbouring destinations such as the Echo Arena and Liverpool One shopping centre.

London – Hotel 55 – £65 

Located in North Ealing, West London, Hotel 55 offers customers a great location and comfy stay for a budget price – particularly given the fact it’s in London. Hotel 55 provides various themed double rooms, which are spacious and contemporary in style. Each of the 26 rooms has Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs and free wi-fi. Be sure to check out the hotel’s Japanese restaurant ‘Momo’, the stylish bar and the continental buffet breakfast is definitely worth getting up in time for.

Edinburgh – Brooks Hotel – £59

Brooks Hotel offers 46 bedrooms, all of which have had their original Victorian décor sympathetically updated. The rooms now boast a tasteful blend of characterful charm – cue crackle glaze mirrors and vintage furniture pieces – merged with a bold, modern look thanks to striking wallpaper and flooring. The hotel’s location on Grove Street means it’s a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Haymarket train station. Unsurprisingly, this hotel is a popular choice with locals and visitors alike.

Bristol – Brooks Guesthouse – £70

Located in Bristol’s picturesque Old Town area, this cosy guesthouse provides a perfect base for exploring one of the UK’s most popular cities. Brooks Guesthouse offers boutique chic, with services such as iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and free wi-fi. For something a bit different and if the weather is on your side, why not try the glamping accommodation? Four luxury caravans are situated on the rooftop of the hotel, offering you stunning views of the city and creature comforts not usually associated with camping!

Brighton – Strawberry Fields – £69

Situated close to both Brighton’s seafront and the quirky Lanes area, Strawberry Fields is the perfect, trendy B&B for a seaside escape on a budget. With plenty of cafes and bars located in close proximity to the B&B, you can choose whether to eat out or, for an extra £5 per person, why not opt for the ‘brunch in bed’ package. There are three different types of rooms to choose from, the Attic rooms are private and cosy while the deluxe double rooms offer great bang for your buck.

Leeds – 42 The Calls – £70

Slightly offset from the exclusive Call Lane area of Leeds, 42 The Calls is ideal for a romantic break away. The hotel itself is a converted mill, particular features such as the low-beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork are kept in order to retain some of the former building’s character. As well as maintaining attractive original features, 42 The Calls has been given a modern facelift with handmade furniture and colourful artwork giving the rooms a unique, cosy feel. Leeds has plenty to offer including an exciting art and culture scene, great shopping, quality restaurants and lively nightlife.

Manchester – aBode – £69

Manchester’s aBode benefits from a Grade II listed building, which has been lovingly restored to celebrate its original period charm. aBode’s decorative Victorian style is complemented by modern features such as large glass windows and spacious open-plan bedrooms. Located just minutes from Piccadilly Station, this popular place is a convenient, comfy spot to base yourself while getting to grips with everything Manchester has to offer.

Newcastle – Grey Street Hotel – £62

Positioned in the heart of Newcastle city centre, Grey Street Hotel is in the heart of Newcastle’s lively nightlife and excellent shopping district. This hotel offers elegant Georgian style including bedrooms boasting high ceilings and large sash windows. All rooms offer unique touches such as Hypno-beds, plasma TVs and a free DVD collection if you feel the need to lounge around in bed after the night before.


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