Five Quirky English Hotels That Won’t Break The Bank

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Quirky stays have exploded in popularity with people going to stay in yurts, helicopters and hotels with unusual interiors. However, these stays often come with a hefty price tag and we don’t know about you, but we think this detracts from the fun quite a bit! Here, we’ve rounded up five quirky hotels with rooms available for under £150 a night, so that you’ll get to enjoy eccentric escapes without breaking the bank.

The Bell in Ticehurst, Sussex

We think The Bell is really rather lovely but don’t just take our word for it—The Telegraph also gave it an 8/10 rating. It’s a village-pub-turned-hotel with an exterior that belies the quirkiness within. Inside, you’ll find light fittings adorned with top hats, old-beamed-ceilings propped up (or seemingly so) with towers of books and rooms that are themed and look like they have stepped out of a fairytale.

Price: We’ve found rooms as little as £131 per night.

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Mollie’s Motel, Multiple Locations

Mollie’s Motels look like they’ve stepped right out of an American film. There are neon signs, pancakes served with both savoury and sweet accompaniments, and the very fact that it’s a motel screams USA. However, while motels across the pond are known for being a little bit scruffy, these are certainly not. Run by Soho House, you can find the same stylish interiors, carefully planned menus and comfy rooms that you can across the rest of the group. Where these stays differ though is the price tag, with rooms here being significantly cheaper.

Price: Rooms start at £70 per night.

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Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton

Opened in 2000, the Hotel Pelirocco has long been a base for those looking for a sexy weekend away. The hotel has a prime location right on Brighton’s seafront, so getting out to explore couldn’t be easier. However, that’s if you ever leave those bedsheets. Each of the rooms is designed to cater to a specific fantasy, the cheapest room is a Star Wars-themed number, while the plushest is the Lover’s Lair, a sprawling room with a circular bed (replete with matching circular mirror overhead) and its own hot tub. You can have massages organised in-room and the room service menu features a lot of toys. It’s a great spot for an unforgettable weekend.

Price: We’ve seen rooms for as little as £83.

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Victorian House, Grasmere

The Victorian House is perhaps the plushest of the hotels in this round up, and has all the charm needed for a relaxing countryside getaway. It’s not a hotel that’s immediately quirky but just wait until you get to the rooms. There are stargazer rooms with vast windows, letting you look out into the clear skies of the Lake District, all with the help of the telescopes and star maps provided. It’s not just the stargazer rooms that are full of quirky charm either—there’s a Shepherd’s Hut for those looking for that out-in-nature (but also in the lap of luxury) feeling.

Price: We’ve seen prices as low as £99 per night.

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Snooze, Brighton

Snooze has appointed itself as Brighton’s funkiest hotel, and we might just agree. The location itself is decidedly hipster—it’s in Kemptown, just moments from flea markets, second-hand stores and cosy pubs. Back at the hotel, you’ll find retro decor in primary colours throughout. This might sound gaudy and it is a little, but it also manages to be almost impossibly chic. Every room has a elaborate ceiling mural, and there are band posters aplenty. This is the sort of hotel that we imagine Kate Moss and Pete Doherty would have loved in the mid noughties.

Price: We’ve seen prices as low as £94 per night.

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