WHERE OUR HOTELS ARE
- UK & IRELAND
- THE CARIBBEAN
- NORTH AMERICA
WHAT OUR HOTELS WERE
- PALACES & more
- MANSIONS & more
- ABBEYS, CONVENTS & more
- FORTRESSES & more
- SCHOOLS & more
- FARMS, ESTATES & more
- FACTORIES & more
- BANKS, OFFICES & more
- SOMETHING SURPRISING!
SOMEWHERE SPECIAL, SOMEWHERE DIFFERENTLooking for boutique hotels, luxury hotels, hotels with spas? You'll find them all on this unique website - and all are hotels that stand out from the crowd. What makes them special is what makes them different: each has a past that's unique, a present that's packed with character, and an appeal that's every bit as individual as you are. That's why it's our pleasure to present these distinctive hotels.
BROWSE... CHOOSE... BOOK... ENJOY...
AND THE PLEASURE'S ALL YOURS!
Welcome To Hotels That Were Not
Not what? It’s the first question people ask. And the answer is: not originally hotels.
Built as palaces, castles, convents, factories, farmhouses, fortresses, mansions, monasteries, schools and much else besides – one was an entire medieval village in Italy - they’ve all been restored, converted and reborn, transformed into hotels which are distinctly and delightfully different. Welcome to this exceptional, hand-picked selection of places to stay - places whose presence owes much to their past; individual properties with unique histories and authentic character. Welcome to an inviting choice, worldwide, of Hotels That Were Not.
And, by the way, the 20 properties we have put on the 'picture carousel' above are just an appetiser - we have over 100, so once you've watched the show and perhaps clicked on any pictures that tempt you, use the Where Our Hotels Are and What Our Hotels Were lists on the left to find your favourites, and read all about them.
Now, here's a question for you: wouldn’t you rather stay somewhere really special?
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So here's another question: wouldn’t you rather start your trip somewhere really special, too?
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Last question: wouldn't it be something really special if your luggage got there first?
Past & Present:
Two kings and a queen have lived here - and now you're invited, too. Wouldn't you rather stay somewhere really special?
Three of a kind:
Wouldn't you rather breakfast somewhere really special - with a view such as this? What a wonderful way to start your day!
This glorious garden graces one of Britain's finest country-house hotels.
Wouldn't you rather stay somewhere really special?