Our accommodation, whether old country estate, exotic hotel resort or traditional villa, is carefully selected to reflect the character and charm of each Back-Roads destination. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have interesting historical and architectural heritage, while others may have been chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food.


Character is not a substitute for quality, however, which is why all of our accommodation throughout Europe and Asia comes complete with ensuite facilities, comfortable furnishings and delicious food. We offer a choice of twin, double or single rooms – and while room sizes in older buildings may vary, each room will have its own unique style and character.

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The Kings Hotel - England

Located in the heart of picturesque Chipping Camden, the Kings Hotel is a 17th and 18th century listed townhouse that combines traditional character with contemporary style.

Comlongon Castle - Scotland

Comlongon is a restored 15th  century, medieval Scottish castle.  The stronghold was built in the  early 1400s by the Murray family,  to guard against approaches  from across the border, and it’s  regarded as one of the most  impressive strongholds of its age to survive.    

Hotel Eilean Iarmain - Scotland

This traditional hotel, in an idyllic setting, with spectacular views across the sound of Sleat to the Knoydart Hills, retains its old world charm giving each guest a truly genuine highland welcome from the moment you arrive.

Hammet House - Wales

Hammet House is a luxury country house in beautiful Pembrokeshire. 

Kilronan Castle - Ireland

One of Ireland’s most luxurious Castle Hotels, Kilronan Castle is the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. 

Château de la Bourdaisière - France

Located in the heart of the  stunning Loire Valley region, La  Bourdaisiere is a unique historical  monument, built between the  14th and 16th centuries.   

Kasteel Vaeshartelt - The Netherlands

The 17th century Vaeshartelt Kasteel is steeped in royal history. The site of the fortress of ‘Harburgum’, it is reported to be the place where Charlemagne’s grandsons divided up his empire between them. 

Las Casas de la Juderia - Spain

Las Casas de la Juderia is a luxurious hotel nestled in the heart of Cordoba, offering a direct access to all major attractions, historical landmarks, museums, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Hotel Hospederia de Leyre - Spain

The hotel is located within Leyre  Monastery – one of the most  important historical monasteries  in Spain.     

Hotel Villa La Palagina - Italy

Nestled in the Tuscan Hills, in  the Italian wine-growing region  of Chianti, Villa la Palagina was  built using stone from an ancient  convent. 

Richard Loewenherz - Austria

Richard the Lionhearted is said to have been the first true guest of note in Dürnstein, where this idyllic hotel is found. 

M/Y Vjeko - Croatia

Explore tiny islands and a truly  spectacular coastline, far away  from the tourist trail, on our first  ever tour by private yacht. 

La Belle Etoile Xaluca - Morocco

Strategically located, La Belle Etoile occupies a spectacular space in the middle of the dunes of Erg Chebi. Watch the sunrise and sunset, or enjoy a night in the desert under a sky full of stars.
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Two Bridges Hotel - England

The Two Bridges Hotel is located in a stunning riverside location, within its own 60 acres of private grounds, right in the middle of the barren expanse of Dartmoor National Park.

Three Ways House Hotel - England

Located in a charming village in the Cotswolds, close to Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon, Three Ways House Hotel offers 48 individually styled rooms and is also home of the world famous ‘Pudding Club’.

The Fowey Hotel - England

Made famous by the celebrated authoress, Daphne du Maurier, the pretty Cornish town of Fowey, is a delight to explore full of characterful buildings, cottages and shops that tumble down the hillside. 

Royal Wells - England

Tunbridge Wells is a famous spa town, which gained prominence in the Georgian era when many well-to-do visitors came to “take the waters”. 

Fairwater Head - England

Set in the picturesque Devonshire countryside, the Fairwater Head is an Edwardian country house hotel, located just 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast

Spa Hotel - England

Set in 14 acres of gardens and parkland, the Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion located on the edge of Tunbridge Wells, a famous spa town, which gained prominence in the Georgian era when many well-to-do visitors came to “take the waters”.

The Royal Hotel - England

Overlooking Ventnor Bay on the most southern tip of the Isle of Wight, the Royal Hotel is set in tranquil gardens. Built in 1832, it is one of the oldest hotels on the island and, with its refined ambiance, has been welcoming the discerning traveller for over 180 years.

Abbey Hotel - England

The Abbey Hotel is a privately owned property located in the heart of Bath only a few minutes’ walk from the station and many of the city’s attractions such as the Roman Baths’ The Abbey and Thermae Spa. 

The Mermaid Inn - England

The Mermaid Inn has a wide range of accommodation including rooms with four-poster beds and fascinating secret passages. The lounge bar boasts of one of the largest open log fires in the country. 

The Churchill - England

The Churchill Hotel is a luxury hotel situated in York city centre. The building is a superb example of a late Georgian mansion built around 1827. The Churchill is one of the finest hotels in York.

Rutland Arms Hotel - England

The Rutland Arms Hotel dates back to 1804 and is set in the majestic Peak District National Park in the picturesque town of Bakewell. The hotel is perfect for those looking to explore the sights and sounds of the area as it lies just three miles from Chatsworth Estate and two miles from Haddon Hall. 

Mortons House Hotel - England

Mortons House Hotel is a historic sixteenth century Elizabethan Manor House situated in the beautiful village of Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck.

Arden Hotel - England

Located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the Arden Hotel is an elegant and sophisticated boutique hotel in the birthplace of William Shakespeare. 

Waterhead Hotel - England

The Waterhead Hotel is located next to Lake Windermere. It cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance and its stunning setting with the comfort of a new luxury 4* Town House Hotel. 

Duke Of Richmond - Guernsey

The Duke of Richmond Hotel stands on the site originally occupied by what is generally accepted to be Guernsey’s oldest hotel - in Berry’s History of Guernsey, dated 1815, there is a charming engraving of Grover’s Hotel, and this appears to be on the exact site of the present building.

The West End - Scotland

Our hotel offers the simple comforts and is among the finest places to stay in Orkney. It was built in Kirkwall in 1824 by a retired sea captain and became Orkney's first hospital in 1845.

The Waterside Hotel - Scotland

The Waterside is a privately owned hotel, located on the banks of the River Ness, in the heart of Inverness. This 3 star property has 28 well-appointed rooms, with the upgraded superior rooms offering river views.

Western Isles Hotel - Scotland

The Western Isles Hotel is a 26 bedroom hotel beautifully situated in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.  The hotel was designed and built specifically as a hotel in 1882 and all rooms are accessed via stairs to 3 floors.          

Castle Hotel - Wales

Castle Hotel, an old coaching inn, stands on the site of a Cistercian abbey and used to consist of two famous hostelries, The Castle and the 15th Century King's Head. The Castle was by far the larger and in Victorian times has had an attractive face lift of local granite and Ruabon brick and is now one of Conwy's most photographed buildings.

The Bear Crickhowell - Wales

The Bear is famous far and wide for its welcoming atmosphere, historic character, convivial surroundings and good food. A cobbled forecourt, archway into the inner courtyard and 19th-century stagecoach timetable in the bar are all reminders of the Bear's former role.

The Old Ground Hotel - Ireland

A truly magical residence, that blends the warmth of a country home with the style of a contemporary luxury Irish hotel, 

Beech Hill Country House - Ireland

Beech Hill Country House is an elegant 18th century rural manor house offering the very warmest in Irish hospitality. Located just 2 miles outside the historic walls of Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland's second city, it is also within easy reach of the Republic of Ireland's rugged but beautiful County Donegal.

Malone Lodge Hotel - Ireland

Located in the leafy Queen’s Quarter of south Belfast, just a 5 minute walk from the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum, Malone Lodge Hotel is a boutique Victorian townhouse hotel.

Blarney Castle - Ireland

The Blarney Castle Hotel has been a family run hotel since 1837. It is ideally located in the picturesque village of Blarney, just 200 yards from the magnificent grounds and gardens of Blarney Castle, where high up in the battlements is the famous Blarney Stone.    

Dingle Benners Hotel - Ireland

Located in the centre of Dingle, in the heart of West Kerry, the Dingle Benners Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the magnificent Dingle Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel - Ireland

Located in a private courtyard, away from the bustling streets of Kilkenny city centre, the River Court Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny’s majestic 12th century castle. The hotel has a classic style and an old world grandeur, with crystal chandeliers, elegant Georgian furniture and beautifully designed fabrics throughout the property.

Park House Hotel - Ireland

Located on Forster Street in the heart of Galway city centre, the Park House hotel blends 4-star luxury with the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel. The hotel’s 84 bedrooms are decorated in warm colours, with natural wood furnishings and luxurious fabrics and feature satellite TV’s and tea/coffee making facilities.

Actons Hotel - Ireland

Actons Hotel was originally established as a hotel in 1946 by two sisters, Sidney and Sheila Acton.

Hotel Diderot - France

The Hotel Diderot, long-time friends of Back-Roads, is a delightful small hotel in the attractive town of Chinon, famous for its landmark chateau and surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the Loire.

Au Grand Hotel de Sarlat - France

In the heart of the Black Perigord region, the Au Grand Hotel de Sarlat welcomes you in a contemporary setting. Built around a beautiful park, this charming hotel offers a quiet stay in the city centre.

Hostellerie les Cedres - France

Hostellerie les Cedres is located in Villeneuve-de-Riviere, a quiet village in the Midi Pyrenees region of France. The 23 rooms, located around the estate with views of the swimming pool, the gardens and the three hundred year old cedar trees, have a unique character and charm.

Castel Jeanson - France

The hôtel Castel Jeanson was previously demeure of famous champagne families. Visitors can enjoy the tranquillity of the drawing-room or the lounge, reading books, whilst enjoying a glass of Champagne. 

Grand Hotel des Terreaux - France

Remarkably well situated in the city centre, the Grand Hotel des Terreaux is one of the oldest hotels in Lyon. 

Le Donjon - France

Located in the heart of the medieval city of Carcassonne, the 4-star Hotel Le Donjon is surrounded by the city’s ancient ramparts.

Georges VI - France

The 4* Georges VI, recently renovated, is situated in the center of Biarritz close to the Port Vieux beach. The hotel's privileged location is next to the Aquarium (Musée de la Mer) the "Rocher de la Vierge", the "Côte des Basques" beach and the center of town.

Le Churchill - France

The churchill hotel is located in the heart of the historic town of Bayeux near the tapestry and the cathedral..

Les Loges - France

Located within four 16th century former fishermen's homes this charming, historic hotel has 14 well appointed rooms. Situated  in the heart of the old Honfleur, Les Lodges is an ideal base for discovering one of Normandy's most picturesque harbour towns.

Hotel le D'Avaugour - France

Hotel Le D'Avaugour is in the heart of Dinan, in a historic stone townhouse set on the town ramparts. It offers charming rooms and suites fitted with all modern comforts.

Hotel Sous les Figuiers - France

Hotel Sous les Figuiers is located in an exceptional location in Provence, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles and a few steps away from the historical centre of Saint-Rémy. 

Hotel Perier du Bignon - France

  The Hotel Perier Du Bignon, dating from 1777 is located in the Mayenne town of Laval. It has an outdoor swimming pool and spacious guestrooms with LCD TVs and free wi-fi.

Hotel Oceania - France

The 4* Oceania Saint-Malo Hotel is located on the Chaussée du Sillon coast road, right beside the historic town centre, within the old walls. 

Hotel Cantemerle - France

The 4* Cantemerle Hotel Spa & Restaurant in Vence is located half-way between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel Cezanne - France

Urban, up-to-date and inviting, Hôtel Cézanne is the first boutique hotel in Aix-en-Provence. 

Hotel Kasteelhof 't Hooghe - Belgium

Located in the countryside, approximately 3km from Ypres, the Kasteelhof 'T Hooghe Hotel is situated on the former front line of World War I. 

Stempels Hotel - The Netherlands

Stempels Hotel is situated in a historic location in the heart of Haarlem.

Quintas Lagrimas - Portugal

This 4* hotel is located halfway between Lisbon and Porto. 

Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira - Portugal

Situated in Porto’s historic quarter, overlooking the River Duero, Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira is a stylish, historic hotel, committed to promoting local artists and cultural exchange.

Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues - Portugal

Situated in the village of Batalha right next to the UNESCO Monastery of Batalha, Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues is a modern 4* hotel set within a fantastic location. 

Porto Cristo - Spain

This restored former winery is just metres from Port de la Selva Beach, just outside the Cap de Creus National Park. 

Carlos V - Spain

Situated in the historic city of Toledo, hosts this 3-star flagship hotel has previously welcomed  John Wayne and Claudia Cardinale.

Hotel Puerta de la Luna - Spain

The hotel is housed in a magnificent XVI century building which was the Davila's family residence. Davila was one of the protagonists in the Jaen reconquest to the moors during the XV century.

Hotel Eguren Ugarte - Spain

Eguren Ugarte is set within the idyllic surrounds of Victoriano Eguren’s winery. 

Villa Oniria - Spain

Villa Oniria is a Spanish/Arabian themed hotel with very tastefully decorated and extensive space on the ground floor.

Fortuna - Italy

The Hotel Fortuna is situated within Perugia's historic centre, a few meters from Corso Vannucci and the City Palace.

Albergo San Martino - Italy

The hotel San Martino is a 3 Star hotel located in the heart of the ancient town of Lucca, inside the town-walls. It is located close to the Cathedral and a short distance from the most important buildings and historical churches. 

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa - Italy

Opened at beginning of 2010, G.H. Piazza Borsa, merges three adjacent buildings in the historical center of Palermo into one large hotel structure. 

Grand Hotel Majestic - Italy

Built in 1870, on the elegant west Piedmont shores of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Majestic is an exemplary conception of La Belle Époque

Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto - Italy

The Hotel Art Resort Galleria Umberto of Naples is an elegant small hotel situated in the heart of the city, inside the famous Galleria Umberto.

San Lino - Italy

Situated within the medieval walls of Volterra, the 4 star Hotel San Lino was originally built as a convent in 1480. The building retains certain aspects of its former “life" thanks to specialised renovations that have helped to enhance its historic charm, whilst introducing necessary modern day comforts. 

Hotel Granaio dei Casabella - Italy

Located inside the archaeological area, opposite the Porta Aurea, one of the four gates of the ancient city of Paestum, Il Granaio dei Casabella is a restored farm turned into a country hotel.

Lido Palace Hotel - Italy

The 4* Lido Palace Hotel is located in a historic 'Liberty' building on the coast of Santa Margherita Ligure, capital of Tigullio . All of the rooms have sea views and are decorated with classic and elegant furnishings. 

Antico Convento - Italy

  Originally the Capuchin Convent housed 40 cells, transformed today for a total of 23 rooms.  Overlooking the green valley dell'Irminio, this site was originally chosen because of its natural beauty. 

Hotel Monte Tauro - Italy

A few steps away from Taormina's center and from the Greek-Roman Theater, the Monte Tauro Hotel overlooks the Sicilian coastline.

Relais Corte Palmieri - Italy

Relais Corte Palmieri is housed in a building dating back to 1700, within the fishing village of Gallipoli and is characterized by sunny terraces and walls covered by colorful bougainvillea.   

Villa il Palagio - Italy

Villa Il Palagio is was an historical palace and now a contemporary hotel.

Villa San Martino - Italy

Surrounded by a forest in the Apulian countryside, 5* Villa San Martino boasts antique furniture and paintings.

Albergo Corte Albertina - Italy

Albergo Corte Albertina is an historical mansion transformed into an intimate hotel. 

Palazzo Turchini - Italy

Palazzo Turchini is set in the lively heart of the city.

Art Hotel - Poland

Art Hotel is a unique property located in the most charming part of Wroclaw’s Main Square. 

Steigenberger Hotel & Spa - Austria

In a scenic location in the Wachau region, the 4* Steigenberger Hotel and Spa Krems is known for its picture-perfect scenic beauty. 

Harmonie Hotel - Austria

This boutique 4 star hotel is located in the trendy Serviten quarter. 

Hotel Stern - Switzerland

The Romantik Hotel Stern is a historic, 360 year old hotel in the centre of Chur. 

Hotel Beau Rivage - Switzerland

The 4* Hotel Beau Rivage is located right on the shore of Lake Lucerne. 

Garni Roter Ochsen - Switzerland

The 3* Hotel Garni Roter Ochsen is a freshly renovated, atmospheric hotel.

Seegarten Hotel - Switzerland

This Comfortable, friendly 3* hotel is situated on the shores of Lake Constance.

Hotel Pasike - Croatia

Situated in the centre of UNESCO's Trogir, Hotel Pasike was originally the home of the Buble family, who have been in Trogir for eight centuries. 

Hotel Degenija - Croatia

This 4* Hotel Degenija is situated in Selište Drežničko village. The entrance of the Plitvice National Park is just 2.5 miles away. 

Rossi Boutique Hotel - Russia

The 19 th century Rossi Boutique hotel is situated by the Fontanka River, in central St. Petersburg. Rooms are all individually decorated and furnished with antiques. 

Hotel Triglav - Slovenia

Newly opened in April 2009 after extensive renovations, this 4-star hotel, first opened in 1906, is only 200 metres from Lake Bled. 

Taanilinna Hotel - Estonia

Right in the heart of Tallinn’s Old Town and close to Viru Gates, Taanilinna Hotel is located in a nearby proximity of museums, churches, art galleries and shops. 

Hotel Vardar - Montenegro

Hotel Vardar is a 4* hotel situated right at the entrance of the Old City of Kotor. 

Hotel Xaluca Dades - Morocco

Surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Atlas mountain range and impressive Dades gorges, the Hotel Xaluca Dades, former National Relay, stands in the hills of the Valley of the Dades. 

Riad Mimouna - Morocco

Next to the ocean, the Mimouna is a traditional riad offering a large terrace with panoramic sea views in Essaouira.