England

Hotels in England

Two 18th-century row houses—set on an immaculate lawn made for picnics—at the center of Bath’s Royal Crescent, a series of Georgian-era residences.

Sourcing most of its food from right on the property, the Pig functions as a less hands-on agriturismo—a fantasia of the Dirty Life for would-be back-to-the-landers.

One could hardly get further from the chrome-and- wengewood minimalism of many contemporary hotels than the Lygon Arms (pronounced liggin). Furlong Hotels, the family-run firm that bought the place nearly two years ago, has taken on the task of bringing it into the 21st century.

From the flower planters to the bedroom pillows, MyHotel Chelsea brims with warm shades of pink. Architect James Soane of Project Orange reinvigorated this space with the color, turning a former Victorian-era police station into a modern hotel.

 A detached house in the center of Poundbury; rooms with private bathrooms and a choice of continental or full English breakfast.

Located minutes from Buckingham Palace and just south of St. James Park, 51 Buckingham Gate has 86 luxury suites ranging from one to nine bedrooms, each featuring a palate of violet, bronze, fuchsia, and mustard paired with natural wood.

On the outskirts of the Cotswolds, the lively university town of Cheltenham finally has a hotel to mirror its youthful energy.

Images of the seafront, projected behind the reception desk, welcome guests to Hotel Seattle. In step with Brighton’s past as a seaside getaway from London, the hotel has with beach-holiday touches like wicker furniture and a large, marina-view restaurant.

On a mellow cobblestone street in the swank Belgravia neighborhood, this townhouse-turned-87-room-boutique hotel is an easy walk to the shops of Sloane Street (including Harrods and Harvey Nichols) and the Knightsbridge tube station.

The eco-aware hotel, which opened in mid 2007, is as sustainable as possible, with native woods and stone, organic toiletries, and fair-trade linens. The 11 rooms have chunky wooden beds, leather tub chairs, and flat-screen televisions.

If you’ve been looking for an English country weekend straight out of a Jane Austen novel (minus the heartache), look no further than Temple Guiting, a private estate in the Cotswolds, where Sophie Conran hosts custom and all-inclusive getaways.

Across from Buckingham Palace, this family-owned establishment has a total of 164 accommodations, including standard rooms and townhouse apartments.

This hotel in the heart of the city is just a stone's throw from the Tower of London. A 12-storey mid-rise, it was built in 2002 and houses 307 rooms and 11 suites. Common areas have a relaxed, neutral design, as do guest rooms with cream-tan-gray palettes.