Holidays in in the UK

Riviera - Such an Evocative Word

Italian RivieraRiviera" seems to convey so much more sophistication and glamour than just "the seaside". But where does the word come from? Surprisingly perhaps, it's not French.....READ MORE

Newsletter, August 2019

altFor years, Little Hotels specialised solely in Spain and the Spanish islands so inevitably we are still best known for carefully chosen small hotels in Spain. Now that we are covering hotels in a few other countries too, we offer a much wider choice for your next holiday. Let's look at a few of the places that we recommend.....READ MORE

Newsletter, June 2019

The 25 Boutique B&BThere have been some big changes recently at Little Hotels. We have combined with Best Small Hotels so Little Hotels now covers not just Spain, but the best small hotels in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy as well. Our philosophy remains unchanged; to bring you quality, charm, character and service from the little hotels that we would want to ....READ MORE

A Journey Through the North-East of England

Alnwick CastleIt's not the work of a moment to decide if a hotel is deserving of the label "BEST Small Hotel". Here is the tale of a trip through the north-east of England searching out that elusive hotel that we can truly say is one of the best. Along the way, we also visited some interesting places and saw some wonderful scenery. ....READ MORE

Artist Residence

Artist Residence BrightonThere's an unusual story behind the Artist Residence hotels.

Once upon a time there was a run-down guesthouse in Brighton, owned by a middle-aged couple who also had an even more derelict place in Penzance.  Sad to say, the husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack and just a week later his wife was ....READ MORE

The Trials and Tribulations of Being Best

Durham Cathedral and the riverSometimes I think we  set ourselves a very high bar when we dedicated our website to the best small hotels. What is best? Well, it's different things to different people and as far as we can, we have to show hotels that people will universally agree to be amongst the best....READ MORE