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WHAT OUR HOTELS WERE
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- 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 – they’ve all been restored, converted and reborn, tranformed into hotels which are distinctly different.
So, welcome to an exceptional, hand-picked selection of places to stay - places whose presence owes much to their past; individual properties with unique histories and authentic character. And welcome to an inviting choice, worldwide, of Hotels That Were Not.
Wouldn’t you rather stay somewhere really special?
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Wouldn’t you rather start your trip somewhere really special, too?
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Wouldn't it be really special if someone else carried your luggage?
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?