Quirky UK hotel stays – from floating hotels to old forts that you can stay in from £39.50pp a night

A SUMMER of staycations seems likely for millions when travel restrictions start to lift from next week.

However, a break in Blighty doesn't have to be boring. Across the country are quirky hotels where you can stay from £39.50 per person a night.

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With uncertainty still surrounding trips abroad, many people will be opting for a holiday at home.

Hotels will be able to reopen from May 17, providing another great option for staycations.

As well as the standard B&Bs and hotel chains, there are unusual stays for those looking for something a bit different.

From former convents and floating hotels to super yachts and even old prisons, there are plenty of places that promise a memorable stay.

Here's our pick of the quirkiest hotels to check into.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel, London

Dock yourself at the Sunborn London for a long weekend, where there's also a lovely lounge bar and restaurant on board.

The floating super-yacht hotel is based in Royal Victoria Dock, not far from Canary Wharf, Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Rooms are chicly decorated and many have views of the river for a relaxing stay in London.

  • Stay from £79.50pppn

Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

For an out-of-the-ordinary stay, check in to Crazy Bear Beaconsfield, which has individually designed bedrooms packed with memorable decor.

Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and touch-activated mood lighting but each is slightly different – there's even one that has a copper bath that fills up from the ceiling.

Guests also have access to the hotel's outdoor swimming pool, show-stopping bar and two restaurants.

  • Stay from £149.50pppn

Star Castle Hotel, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

Found on the biggest of the Scilly Isles, St Mary’s, the Star Castle Hotel gets its name from both the 16th century castle it's housed in and the beautiful star-filled skies the area is famous for.

Its rooms can be found within the fortress and are suitably grand, with king-sized beds, period details and sloping walls.

Guests can unwind on the island of St Mary's or explore the rest of the Scilly Isles via boat.

  • Stay from £115pppn

Malamaison, Oxford 

What is now an amazing boutique hotel in Oxford was once the city's main prison in Victorian times.

Guests can spend the night in a converted cell, with lots of luxurious additions including a power shower, mood lighting, free WiFi and satellite TV.

As well as lots of interesting original architecture, the hotel also has two bars and a great restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast each morning.

  • Stay from £84.50pppn

The Cookie Jar, Alnwick, Northumberland

For a cosy yet luxurious stay try The Cookie Jar in Northumberland.

It's a former convent that's been converted into a hotel, with rooms highlighting its original features, from stained glass detail to antique furniture.

Guests can explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, as well as nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Wallington House and Dunstanburgh Castle.

  • Stay from £80pppn

Good Hotel, London

 This unique floating hotel was originally a 'pop up' in Amsterdam, where it stayed for a year before being moved to Royal Victoria Dock in East London.

Its cool interiors are perfect for Instagram, and many of the hotel's rooms have panoramic waterside views and open plan living spaces.

There's lots to entertain at the hotel, from a rooftop bar and terrace to a swanky restaurant, but if you can tear yourself away, you're also just a cable car away from the O2 arena and the shops and restaurants of Canary Wharf.

  • Stay from £39.50pppn

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon

Fancy a long weekend on a island off the Devon coast? Book into the Burgh Island hotel, which is only accessible by foot at low tide or by sea tractor at high tide.

The building has played host to a number of celebs over the years, and has kept its Art Deco design, including in its rooms, which have printed wallpaper and fab 1930s style beds.

Dine in the hotel's Palm Court Lounge, with its amazing glass dome roof or take a dip in the seawater pool.

  • Stay from £125pppn

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