This fashionable, design-conscious type of hotel is found around the country. Revelling in innovative architecture, funky décor and high-tech gadgetry, many exude an air of uncluttered minimalism, and some have outstanding restaurants. Chains like Malmaison or Hotel du Vin are also included in this category. Popular with the budget-conscious traveller, the boutique B&B is a spin-off of the trend.
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