Green by name and nature: this 32-room Victorian boutique bolthole claims to be the UK’s most eco-friendly hotel, with everything from the vegetable ink used in the wallpaper to the low-energy TVs to the beehives on the roof all designed for minimum environmental impact. Even the company car runs on waste cooking oil from the hotel’s kitchen. The ethos, however, is informative, warm and luxurious rather than preachy – and it’s just a couple of minutes' walk from the seafront. While you’re here be sure to book dinner at its locally minded restaurant, Arbor.
If you’re in the market for a classic British beach holiday, look no further than Bournemouth. Offering the dual charms of the Jurassic Coast and the New Forest, Bo’mo has been drawing holidaymakers to it for generations. We’ve rounded up the best hotels the area has to offer, including stylish boutique hotels and quaint B&Bs. Just don’t forget to pack the bucket and the spade.
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