Best hotels in Somerset from the Direct Hotel Online

Historic treasure with dramatic landscapes

Somerset has rolling hills, beautiful gardens and historic jewels. There’s the perfect countryside for rambling or walking, including the beautiful coastline around Porlock Bay and Exmoor’s majestic wildness. There are historic houses including Dunster Castle and Coleridge Cottage (the poet Samuel Coleridge’s home), picturesque towns including Somerton and Dunster - worth visiting for a relaxing potter around - and charming Wells, the smallest city in the UK. Bath’s beautiful architecture and history and Bristol’s vibrant arts scene make these ideal for a hotel break.

DHO offers 31 selected hostels in Somerset – an eclectic mix of unusual, luxury and boutique hotels, from quaint converted cottages to majestic castles. While in the cider-producing county visit Glastonbury, not for the festival, but to climb the iconic tor and visit the ancient abbey. Cheddar Gorge is a popular tourist spot with two interesting caves to visit and a museum telling the story of the ancient site.

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Hotels in Somerset

  • Little Barwick House, BARWICK, Somerset

    'Top quality.' In large, wooded grounds close to the Somerset/Dorset border, Tim and Emma Ford's restaurant-with-rooms is liked for the 'simple warm welcome, comfort and good, imaginative cooking'.

  • Apsley House, BATH, Somerset

    'Everything is carefully thought out' at Claire and Nicholas Potts's 'delightful' Georgian house built for the Duke of Wellington (and, allegedly, his mistress) after the battle of Waterloo. In

  • The Bath Priory, BATH, Somerset

    With Edwardian sporting paintings in the lounge, and croquet to be played on the 'immaculate' lawns, there is a 'comfortable country house feel' at Andrew and Christina Brownsword's luxury hotel near

  • Blackmore Farm, CANNINGTON, Somerset

    Working farmers with a large dairy herd (as well as cereal crops), Ann and Ian Dyer welcome B&B guests to their Grade I listed 15th-century manor house. It stands at the foot of the Quantock hills.

  • The Crown, EXFORD, Somerset

    'Very attractive in that quiet, practical way - no grand statements.' Surrounded by 'splendid' countryside and heather-clad moorland, where deer and Exmoor ponies roam free, Sara and Dan Whittaker's

  • The Oaks, PORLOCK, Somerset

    'First class in all aspects', Tim and Anne Riley's small traditional hotel is a gabled Edwardian house which stands above Porlock Bay, within the Exmoor national park. 'Standards are high and the

  • The Lynch Country House, SOMERTON, Somerset

    The 'attention to detail' is praised at this 'beautiful' Georgian country house. It is run as a B&B by Mike and Chris McKenzie ('lovely hosts') for the owner, former jazz musician Roy Copeland. On the

  • The Carpenter's Arms, STANTON WICK, Somerset

    In a 'great location' in the rural Chew valley, this stone-built inn is well placed for travel to Bath or Bristol: it is 20 minutes from the airport. 'It is more like a small hotel than a cosy pub,'

  • The Castle at Taunton, TAUNTON, Somerset

    In the centre of Taunton, this 'venerable' hotel has welcomed travellers since the 12th century. 'It is an excellent town hotel which fulfils its function well,' say Guide inspectors in 2014. Marc

  • Harington's Hotel, BATH, Somerset

    Close to Bath's attractions, Melissa and Peter O'Sullivan's small, modern hotel is formed from three Georgian town houses on a picturesque, cobbled side street. It is managed by Julian Mather.