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Cool and Contemporary Places to Stay

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British accommodation like our food has changed hugely over the last couple of decades. We used to be happy with over-boiled veg like we once tolerated fading floral wallpaper and clashing swirly carpets. Not any longer. These cool places to stay are the hospitality equivalents of the restaurants still leading the way in our gastronomic revolution, ahead of the curve. Don't just expect stainless steel, black granite and thick Egyptian cotton either, they are as varied as the people behind them, which is part of the charm - there are creative individuals out there coming up with new ideas, making their vision of a contemporary hotel or B&B into a reality. A comfortable, stylish, unique reality.

Like sculptors influenced by the stone with which they work these people craft places according to the building and the location, where as well as the all important good night's sleep you'll maybe find some inspiration of your own, find some of their energy rubbing off on you. Retro, contemporary, a quirky take on the traditional, variety is the spice.
So for a memorable stay, have a look at these pages. They won't bore you and neither will the places themselves.

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