The 4 Best UK Boutique Hotels for Interior Lovers
Image Credit - The Pig Hotels
Let's celebrate the interiors of boutique hotels around the UK. This year has been all about the UK staycations and exploring places closer to home without the hassle of boarding a plane. As the UK government is about to ease lockdown one more notch, now’s the perfect time to book a break.
If you are an interior lover, look no further! Today, we have carefully selected an eclectic mix of 4 UK-based boutique hotels. Interiors that take hotel design to the next level, and gardens abundant with colour just waiting for you to stretch your legs. Their interiors are sure to make you swoon, and seeing as 2021 is the year of the Staycation, it’s the perfect time to book yourself in one of them. Here is a selection of our favourite UK-based hotels.
EDEN LOCKE, SCOTLAND
Image Credit - Locke Living
Hotel decor of our dreams! Tapping into a Wes Anderson colour palette, the interiors at Eden Locke are incredibly clever and beautiful. Eden Locke has given themselves the moniker aparthotel, meaning not quite an apartment but not quite a hotel either.
Undoubtedly, Eden Locke’s interior is worthy of it’s own Pinterest page. A design-led and lifestyle-luxe Edinburgh aparthotel - mixing mod with retro, chic with cool, vintage with luxe, and monochrome with sorbet-shade pastels (think mint greens, sorbet-soft pinks, and warm greys).
Eden Locke has 72 state-of-the-art stylish studio rooms, perfect for both weekend trips and long-haul stays. Boasting a more casual vibe than your typical hotel stay, it’s a fabulous destination for locals and travellers to sleep, eat, drink and play.
The design duo behind the aparthotel are; Grzywinski and Pons - they have transformed the space into something that's both homely and style-led. We've selected some of our pastel themed rugs to pair well with Wes Anderson inspired decor.
Featured Rugs (left to right) - VALE, BAZ, LEAH
THE PIG, SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND
Image Credit - The Pig
The Pig hotels are a frisky phenomenon that have struck the country-house concept into the long grass and gathered a band of loyal followers. Famous for their affordable luxury, outstanding food, and stunning interior design, The Pig caters to clientele that crave a city detox.
Set in some of the most beautiful parts of England, you could happily spend a weekend here without venturing outside, but you’d be missing out on English countryside at it’s best.
The Pig hotels have all the rustic charm and comfy luxury vibes: Using the signature Pig style of mismatched furniture, vintage décor, oriental rugs, and rich colours, the bar and kitchen restaurant are delightful places to chill.
Not only are they hot on interiors but The Pig hotels have a solid reputation for ethically sourced, hyper-local ingredients (as much as possible comes from The Pig’s own gardens) the focus is on freshness and flavour.
THE ROSE HOTEL, KENT
Image Credit - The Rose
The Rose hotel really is a game-changer. Once a tired hostel, Chris and Rachel Rowley got their hands on it and transformed it into a design paradise, fusing eclectic design with luxurious style.
Sitting pretty on the south coast of Kent is the charming seaside town of Deal. Deal flaunts vintage record shops nestled next to quaint tea rooms and artisan shops. At the heart of this remarkably trendy community is The Rose Hotel.
The town setting is decidedly more sleepy, which makes the inventive food and strikingly convivial common spaces all the more special (the ‘Press for whisky’ button in the teal bar says it all).
When you enter the bedrooms, you see where the charm of this gorgeous hotel lies. Punchy artwork, plush Persian and Oriental rugs, and tropical planting all go a long way to reiterate the sense of homeliness.
All 8 rooms have their own personality, with solid base colours set against the dark timber floors, lavishly opulent bed heads, and cute vintage furniture.
THE ZETTER TOWNHOUSE, CLERKENWELL
Image Credit - The Zetter Townhouse
The Zetter Townhouse is English Eccentricity at its very best. With sumptuous interiors by Russell Sage, the team at The Zetter Townhouse liken it to a private home of an eccentric ancestor that they like to call ‘Aunt Wilhelmina.'
If you want to indulge, this is the place to do it. The Zetter Townhouse is a super cool and quirky hotel in London’s historic Clerkenwell. We love that it’s more than just a little bit different - packed full of collectables, taxidermy, and unmissable Victoriana, it’s easy to see why The Zetter Townhouse has enjoyed reverberating success from the day it opened in 2011.
A lovely, under-the-radar hotel that’s for real London lovers with a jolly upper crust vibe. The rich and flamboyant rooms feature beautiful sash windows with collections of antique Oriental rugs and reclaimed furniture. Expect Union Jack flags flying from the beds, and (somewhat more discreetly) in the colours chosen for the throws.
The sumptuous lounge, known as Seymour’s Parlour, provides bespoke cocktails, it's dedicated to a notorious ancestor known affectionately as Wicked Uncle Seymour. Quirky, cool, and cosy all in the same breath is what makes it one of my favourite London hangouts.
Below we have selected three beautiful vintage and antique Persian and Oriental Rugs, taking inspiration from The Zetter Townhouse interior decor.