Brocco on the Park – Sheffield
Brocco on the Park is a shining example of how imaginative yet practical design can lift a place far above the ordinary. Its owner and creator, Tiina Carr, is half Finnish and the hotel is now a perfect marriage of pared-down Scandi chic and classic touches of British comfort. Tiina’s theme, executed throughout with the lightest of touches, is birds (rooms are given names like Nightjar’s Nest and Pigeon’s Loft). Her mantra for the hotel is ‘sleep well, eat well, live well’ and in her eight pretty, carefully crafted rooms with wooden floors, sumptuous, tactile furnishings and Bramley products, that’s just what you do. The ground floor, with an honesty bar for hotel guests, is given over to the stylish indoor-outdoor ‘neighbourhood kitchen’ for relaxed all-day dining (‘seasonal, a little bit Scandinavian and unmistakably Sheffield’) with smorgasbord lunches, Jazzy Sundays with live music and Nordic-style tapas, and plenty of choice. And don’t miss hygge hour, with a complimentary glass of fizz available in the lounge for all guests every day at 5.30pm. Now that’s relaxation.
Doubles from £120
+44 (0)1142 661233; brocco.co.uk