British hotels: exciting new places to stay in 2017

The Art Deco-style Rotunda Bar at the Four Seasons Trinity Square, in London. Credit: Richard Waite Photography
The Art Deco-style Rotunda Bar at the Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, in London. Credit: Richard Waite Photography

If you’re planning your next trip then check out some of these British hotels and boltholes, all new for 2017

Looking for a seaside retreat, a city base or a remote hideaway this year? Then read on for our roundup of some of the most exciting British hotels for 2017.

Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London

If you’re looking for a stay in the capital at the luxury end of the market then how about the Art Deco finesse of the Four Seasons, which opened in January?

This summer new suites will open at the hotel, housed in a restored Grade II listed building, which cost £1m when it was built in 1922. Every effort has been made to maintain and restore the original features of architect Sir Edwin Cooper. And the Rotunda Bar is one of the most glamorous settings for a cocktail in the capital imaginable.

Seven hotel, Southend, Essex
Bedroom at the Seven Hotel with views of the Thames Estuary

Seven Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

This new boutique hotel in the Essex seaside town of Southend-on-Sea (due to open in September) has 37 bedrooms, 3 luxury apartments, a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and a dedicated gin bar. The hotel’s biggest selling point though (aside from its proximity to seven miles of beaches) is its splendid view across the Thames Estuary.

Skybar Dorsett Hotel, Aldgate, London | British hotel | Best new British hotels 2017
Skybar Dorsett Hotel, Aldgate

Dorsett City, Aldgate, London

The second London opening for the Dorsett Hospitality International group of hotels, this East London hotel promises affordable rooms. Plus, from September guests will be able to make use of the rooftop bar with views of The Shard and the Tower of London.

Gingerpig, Hove, East Sussex

Once a popular restaurant in Hove, East Sussex (near Brighton), The Ginger Pig has now opened 11 boutique en-suite rooms upstairs. Each of the double rooms includes a minibar stocked with handmade cocktails, coffee machines and even beach bags packed with towels and mats.

Hot tub view from the Hill Reserves on the Isle of Eriska | British hotels | New places to stay Britain 2017
Hot tub view from the Hill Reserves on the Isle of Eriska

Hilltop Reserves, The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island

These new reserves, recently added to the established complex on the private Isle of Eriska on the west coast of Scotland, offer a sense of seclusion away from the main hotel. Positioned on a hill, you can enjoy views over Loch Creran and to the island of Lismore and beyond from your very own hot tub.

Guests can also use the golf course, swimming pool and spa facilities of the main hotel, just a short walk away.

The Exchange, Cardiff

This 200-room hotel is housed inside Cardiff’s Victorian Coal Exchange, once the epicentre of the world’s coaling industry. Upstairs, bedrooms are luxuriously decorated, with velvet bedding and grand dressing tables. Downstairs, the RP Culley & Co Bar and Restaurant pays homage to the history of the building and sources its produce from the surrounding valleys and bay.