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Top Leicester Historic Hotels

Castle Farmhouse B & B
3 out of 5
Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Lovely place! Proper service to please the customer, now often sadly lacking in the hospitality industry. I will be back when I'm next in the area!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

Castle Farmhouse B & B
The Star Inn 1744
4 out of 5
37 The Green, Leicester, England
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The price is £115 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (88 reviews)

"The accommodation was lovely. The room was a good size with everything we needed. The en-suite bathroom was also a good size, very clean with an excellent shower. Although we booked our stay several months ago and received emailed confirmation from Hotels.com about our booking, when we arrived to ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

The Star Inn 1744
College Court
3 out of 5
Knighton Road, Leicester, England
The price is £66 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (530 reviews)

"Great hotel"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

College Court
The Belmont Hotel
4 out of 5
20 De Montfort Square, Leicester, England
The price is £70 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (894 reviews)

"We chose this hotel as it is close to the De Montfort Hall. It did not disappoint. The only negative was that the room was too hot."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

The Belmont Hotel
The Bluebell Inn and Lodge
3 out of 5
39 High Street, Leicester, England
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4.2/5Excellent! (94 reviews)

"Nice friendly pub, with lodge next door, great food, and splendid lodgings, I will use again, when I work locally"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

The Bluebell Inn and Lodge
Rothley Court Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Westfield Lane, Rothley, Leicester, England
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The price is £68 per night
4/5Very Good! (343 reviews)

"Overall, a very good hotel. I enjoyed a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed, a good selection of food and a lovely surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Rothley Court Hotel by Greene King Inns
Castle Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Main Street, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, England
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The price is £40 per night
3.8/5Good! (140 reviews)

"Hotel was very good room a bit small but had everything you needed wonderful pub very busy food was great had evening meal there would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back fantastic location 20 minutes from all the shops staff great 23rd February till 25 2020"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

Castle Hotel by Greene King Inns
Castle Park Hotel
3 out of 5
12 Millstone Lane, Leicester, England
The price is £63 per night
3.7/5Good! (244 reviews)

"Clean, tidy, good continental breakfast, nice room and shower, good valye for money, great location. Windows don't block noise outside and not keen on tv in breakfast room"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Castle Park Hotel
Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Granby Street, Leicester, England
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The price is £58 per night
3.5/5Good! (646 reviews)
Pros and Cons

"A good location for us to travel by train and visit Richard111 Centre and van Gogh exhibition.Bar/lounge pleasant and staff helpful and welcoming. Sadly we were given a very cold room with a non functioning radiator. The second room was the same but number 3 was ok. We met another guest who told ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel
OYO Sunrise Hotel
2.5 out of 5
A46 Thrussington, Green Acres, Fosse Way, Leicester, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £35 per night
3.3/5 (55 reviews)

"I have very impressed with facilities and most importantly the staff on duty - very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2020

OYO Sunrise Hotel
Travellers Inn
3 out of 5
32 Wood Street, Earl Shilton, Leicester, England
The price is £31 per night
2.1/5 (192 reviews)

"We turned up at the hotel, as per our booking - to find the hotel has closed down. No one informed us of this!!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

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About Leicester Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just putting a pin in a place on your map, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of an area. One of the best ways to get an idea of the area's culture is to plunge yourself in its history. Visiting landmarks or museums is a good start, but staying in a Leicester historic hotel can whisk you back to the past. Get ready to pack your duffel (and no need for the time machine) as your Leicester vintage hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

As soon as you pass through your Leicester hotel's doors, you'll be whisked back in time. With their Victorian-style and locations in the heart of Leicester, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. While these hotels may be vintage, they have of the up-to-date conveniences that allow you to relax or keep in touch during your getaway. You will find your room furnished with a comfortable bed, lots of character, and just about anything else you'll want for a marvellous visit.

Once you've spent time appreciating the historic hotel property, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the art museums and prominent landmarks. Leicester has several museums. With places like the New Walk Museum, Jewry Wall Museum, and the Leicester Museum there should enough to do during your visit. If you still need more sights to explore Leicester, read our review section. You'll find recommendations about where to go and what to see in this region.

Book a Leicester Historic Hotel Today

Leicester has 11 vintage hotels that possess the look and feel of another era. Some of these famous hotels are where influential politicians may have stayed. You're sure to land a hotel possessing all the amenities as well as the traits you desire. If you are wishing to stay in one of these vintage hotels, reserve soon, or you may miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Leicester?
The historical sites in Leicester are probably at the top of your sightseeing list. While you’re here, you might want to visit the major shopping area and university campus. You can also discover the museums during your holiday.
What's the best accommodation in Leicester to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, The Belmont Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Leicester Cathedral is a short 14-minute walk away. A couple of other options near historic sites include Castle Park Hotel and Rothley Court Hotel by Greene King Inns.
How many historical hotels are located in Leicester?
In Leicester, there are 181 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 11 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Leicester?
Leicester is notable for landmarks like Leicester Guildhall, Jewry Wall and Abbey Pumping Station. Cultural venues include Curve Theatre, De Montford Hall and New Walk Museum. Other popular sights include National Space Centre and Victoria Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Leicester?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can enjoy a holiday someplace that has a national historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel as long as it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Leicester, giving a historical feel.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Leicester have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, while every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found in a hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Leicester, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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