The Sunday Times has named two Harbour Hotels, Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa and Harbour Beach Club & Hotel, in its annual list of the Best 100 British Hotels.
The accolade was handed over after both hotels received glowing reviews from The Sunday Times journalist, Sean Newsom, and Travel Editor of The Times and The Sunday Times, Duncan Craig, in 2021.
Opened in July 2021, stylish beachfront Harbour Beach Club &Hotel was described by Sean Newsom as "a sensation" and "an effortless refuge where staff break into radiant smiles as guests approach; and, at dinner, the atmosphere isn’t much different from a Cornish beach café." You can read the full review here.
Desirably located near the crystal-clear waters of South Sands Beach, one of the most unspoilt beaches in South Devon, Salcombe’s most highly anticipated beachside retreat is set to make a splash on 31st July. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, every element of Harbour Beach Club & Hotel is inspired by its surroundings – with many of the hotel’s 50 bedrooms and suites, including the penthouse, boasting seaside views and balconies overlooking the banks of the Salcombe Estuary. The hotel is also home to an all-day dining restaurant with sweeping sea vistas, a laid-back beach bar and offers an array of outdoor activities to enjoy right on its doorstep.
Richmond Harbour Hotel & Spa reopened after a refurbishment in June 2021. Duncan Craig wrote that "This hotel’s knockout spa, convivial communal areas and edge-of-park location will float your boat." and "They’re shooting for a buzzy neighbourhood-hang-out vibe here; judging by the mix of blazers and Lycra, joggers and elegantly lunching ladies, they’ve hit the spot." You can read the full review here.
Richmond’s only spa hotel, with world-class facilities, is a tranquil oasis to escape to. Positioned on the edge of Richmond Park, the vibrantly-restored 18th-century boutique hotel offers a country retreat within the city. Perfectly situated for sightseeing, after a busy day head back to the hotel's kitchen and bar, The Gate. A great spot to enjoy a lazy afternoon, The Gate's outdoor terrace offers a peaceful hidden gem, in the heart of Richmond.