Historic Hotels in the South of England

Although there aren’t many castle hotels in the south of England, this is more than made up for by the many country house hotels throughout Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. Don’t just take our word for it though… scroll down to see for yourself!

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Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa, Climping, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5RW.

Situated adjacent to lovely, undeveloped Climping beach near Arundel, this unusual hotel nestles amongst acres of gardens and features medieval architecture and gothic mullioned windows. There is also a luxurious spa.

  • 13th Century

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The White Cliffs Hotel

The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margarets-at-Cliffe, Dover, Kent, CT15 6AT.

Situated just ten minutes drive from Dover, this hotel still ranks as one of White Cliffs Country’s best-kept secrets. Dating back to the 16th century, this Kentish weather-boarded inn lies in the heart of picturesque St.Margaret’s-at-Cliffe.

  • 16th Century

The Grand Brighton

The Grand Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW.

Set on the beautiful Brighton coastline, the Grand, Brighton is a masterpiece of Victorian splendour and offers 201 well equipped, bright and spacious en-suite rooms. The GB1 Seafood Restaurant serves a fine selection of fresh fish and sea food.

  • 19th Century

The Clarence Boutique Hotel

The Clarence Hotel, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 2LQ.

This Edwardian residence has been stylishly converted to offer an Adults only boutique hotel. Set just a few hundred metres from the seafront and close to all of Portsmouth’s attractions, the eight individually styled rooms feature luxury bathrooms.

  • 18th Century

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4EQ.

This five star luxury retreat is undeniably one of England’s finest coastal hotels. It boasts two award winning restaurants, luxurious bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pools and is within easy reach of Gatwick Airport.

  • 19th Century

Westcliff Hotel

Westcliff Hotel, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7QW.

Set high on a clifftop location offering spectacular views over the Thames Estuary, this magnificent Victorian building dates from 1891. The individually decorated, en-suite rooms boasts a classic boutique English style, some with views of the seafront.

  • 19th Century

Roundabout Hotel

Roundabout Hotel, West Chiltington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2PF.

On the fringe of the delightful village of West Chiltington, home to three established vineyards, the Roundabout Hotel offers 26 spacious en suite rooms. With open log fires and exposed beams, the restaurant serves fine food with a traditional twist.

  • 16th Century

The Bell Inn Hotel

The Bell Inn Hotel, Brook, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7HE.

Surrounded by peaceful scenery in the heart of the New Forest, the Bell Inn enjoys a history dating back to 1782. With an established reputation for quality food and wine, the 27 spacious rooms each boast a modern private bathroom.

  • 18th Century

Lainston House Hotel

Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LT.

Lainston is an elegant 17th century country house hotel set in over 60 acres of parkland. It is full of historic charm whilst also offering the latest in contemporary elegance. Close to Southampton, Winchester, Stonehenge and the New Forest.

  • 17th Century

Park Inn by Radisson Thurrock

Park Inn by Radisson Thurrock, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 5UE.

Set in 6 acres of beautifully tended grounds, this former Georgian manor house offers a warm welcome along with excellent food and service. With Central London just 20 minutes away, Park Inn has modern, refurbished, air-conditioned bedrooms.

  • 18th Century

Stanton House Hotel

Stanton House Hotel, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7SD.

Nestling in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside, this idyllic stone country house is just 10 minutes from Swindon and the M4 Motorway. The hotel’s restaurant serves European and Japanese dishes amid elegant decor, overlooking a lake and parkland.

  • 19th Century