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Hip UK hideaways

Mark and David's verdict:

It’s rare to find a single reliable source of great places to stay in the UK - with options to suit all pockets, from a stylish budget weekend to a celebratory splurge. i-escape has the pick of cheap and chic, trendy boutique and downright luxurious boltholes in cities, countryside and on the coast.

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i-escape says

Why endure airport queues and jet-lag when the stunning UK has so much to offer? From the secret beaches of the Scillies to the majestic lochs of Scotland, via the honey-stone thatched Cotswolds and the peaceful Lake District, we’ve got it covered.

  • Cheap chic hotels
  • Luxury spas
  • Remote cottages

Sure, the weather’s a gamble, but with the right choice of hotel, you’ll be happy and relaxed whatever. And finding hip hideaways for all budgets is what we do best.

Trust us, budget hotels can be cheap and chic. Like this groovy guesthouse in Brighton, this riverside hotel near Bath, or this funky bolthole in south London.

If your budget’s a bit bigger, fall in love with the Yorkshire Dales, hike and fine dine in the Scottish Highlands or self-cater in style near Norfolk’s glorious coastline.

If money’s no object, spoil yourselves! Bike in the New Forest from this luxe spa hotel, explore the Cotswolds from an exceptional base, or experience polished perfection by the seaside in Cornwall.

And if you want something unique, book these boltholes at the very top of Scotland.

Wherever you go, we’ll give you honest advice and the very best rates – plus (at most hotels) an extra gift to get you in the holiday mood.

Check out our full range of UK hotels and the latest special offers.

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