Hull, United Kingdom

Hideout Hotel

Rates per night from$99.84

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP78.33), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Hull lotta love

Setting

Buzzing city centre

Make yourselves at home in Hull at Hideout Hotel, whose 15 apartments and refreshingly independent approach to hospitality encourages you to do exactly that. Forget Independence Day, this is an independence stay: from self-check-in (via a nifty code) to the notable absence of staff. There’s no restaurant or bar – but you’ll fall for the onsite independent café, BE coffee house, where you’re likely to start each day’s adventures. And, locally loved Atom Brewery, just next door, where you'll likely end them…

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

15 apartments.

Check–Out

10am on weekdays; 11am, weekends. Earliest check-in, 2pm. That said, Hideout offers 24-hour check-in and will always try to accommodate early arrivals and late departures with advance notice (pending availability).

Rates

Double rooms from $99.84 (£78), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t usually include breakfast: in-room goodie bags are available (from £12 a person, including porridge, granola, syrup, nuts, fruit, snacks and an elderflower drink).

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout; parking; secure bike storage on the ground floor; laundry service. In rooms: smart TV, DAB radio, underfloor heating, hair dryer. Each apartment has a kitchen area with a dishwasher, fridge, oven, microwave, sink, ceramic hob, toaster and kettle, plus a selection of free teas and coffee.

Our favourite rooms

The Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment gets our vote, thanks to its lashings of space, separate living room and freestanding claw-foot bath tub – we’d happily move in.

Packing tips

Bring footwear fit for cobbled streets and an appetite for fish and chips.

Also

Except for the Den Studio, all apartments come with an arty boon: an easel and watercolours for guests to use during their stay. Unleash your inner Hockney.

Children

Little Smiths of all ages are welcome. Cots (free) and extra beds (£20 a night for over-fives) can be added to all rooms (subject to availability). The foyer poses no problems to buggy pushers and, thanks to the lift, all apartments are easily accessible.

Best for

All ages.

Recommended rooms

Each apartment has plenty of space for extra beds or travel cots.

Activities

Hideout can arrange a five per cent discount at the Deep, one of the largest aquariums in the UK, a short stroll away.

Meals

You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal; expect stress-free family meals.

No need to pack

Kid kit available on request includes travel cots, black-out blinds, highchairs, board books, books, puzzles, crayons/paints and paper. Your older offspring can request children's books, PG- or 12-rated DVDs, board games or puzzles.

Eco‐friendly

Very: hamper items are sourced from the market next door; interiors star reclaimed, secondhand and antique furniture. Recycled paper comes from GF Smith, less than two miles away; earth-kind light bulbs feature throughout; the laundry service is every four days, unless guests request otherwise.

Food and Drink

Photos Hideout Hotel food and drink

Dress Code

Wear whatever the heck you like: you’ve got an apartment to yourselves, after all.

Hotel restaurant

Hideout doesn’t have a restaurant, but shares space with an independent café, BE Coffee, which serves delicious home-made sausage rolls and excellent coffee, among other things. Hideout can also provide breakfast and food hampers (with bacon, sausages, pizza, pasta and other items); speak to staff before arrival to order yours (or arrange a bespoke package). Or, raid local Trinity Market to stock up on supplies for your fridge.

Location

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Address
Hideout Hotel
North Church Side, Hull
Hull
HU1 1RP
United Kingdom

Hideout has a prime city-centre location in North Church Side, a five-minute stroll from the waterfront (and many of Hull’s best bits).

Planes

Humberside airport is 25 miles away; you could also fly into Leeds, 70 miles from the hotel. Hideout can arrange luxury transfers from Hull for £40 and from Leeds for £100. Let Smith24 sort your flights.

Trains

Hull Station is a four-minute drive away, with services connecting to London, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and other hubs.

Automobiles

Hotel parking is £8 a night; drop your luggage off at the hotel entrance when you arrive (the carpark’s a short walk away).

Worth getting out of bed for

Spend some time getting the most out of your surroundings: admire the art on your walls (buy a piece or two if you’d like to take it home with you: most of the hotel’s art is for sale). Sit back with a just-brewed coffee, starring the beans you’ll find in your apartment – they’re sourced from the local Blending Rooms. (Hideout can also provide in-room ‘fill the fridge’ hampers on request.) Hull Minster is close enough for a staring contest; and stare you should – it's rather comely, both outside and in, where elaborate stained-glass windows sparkle. Wander around Humber Street Fruit Market, pausing to pick up snacks from the food stalls and listen to live music – the market hosts regular performances. Get an art fix at Ferens Art Gallery in Queen Victoria Square, home to a magnificent array of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters and modern British art. Dive into The Deep, the UK’s largest aquarium (more than 3,500 fish await) on Tower Street; stay put for an eye-popping, fish-spying dinner at the aquarium’s restaurant. And, if you want to peep through – allegedly – England's smallest window, head to the Land of Green Ginger alleyway and stop by the George Hotel.

Local restaurants

Great name, even better food: Thieving Harry’s at the Dock, Queen Street, will handsomely fulfil your brunch and lunch needs. Options include crumpets, French toast with streaky bacon and maple syrup, and fried eggs with chorizo, salsa and crushed avocado. Have a delicious pub lunch at Head of Steam on King Street, which woos brew lovers with a worthy line-up of craft, cask and world beers, plus some lip-smackingly tasty ciders. The former home of a fruit merchant, Butler Whites on Humber Street has been sensitively transformed into a modern restaurant that’s beloved of locals. Highlights include buttermilk chicken, king prawn thermidor, pizza with pork belly and black pudding, and pan-seared sea bass. Or, canter through Spanish shared plates at Tapasya @ Marina, on Humber Dock Street. For a sloppy yet satisfying, grab-and-go affair, make a pilgrimage to the Dope Burger stand on Anlaby Road by the station. The Black-and-Blue burger with melted blue and cheddar cheese and treacle soaked into the bun is an unholy, yet heavenly, treat. 

Local bars

Slake your thirst in style at Bar 82, which is sitting pretty on Princes Dock Street, in the heart of Hull’s Old Town. Historic Hull is still evident in its drinkeries: 17th-century watering hole, Ye Olde White Harte, is notable as the place where the English Civil War kicked off (when city elders denied Charles I entry to the city); and WM Hawkes, on Scale Lane, has been flying the flag for maximalist decor for around 600 years… Back in the present, one of Hull's best pubs is right next door to the stay… Atom Beers has a stonking selection of craft beers. 

Reviews

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Rachel Everett

Anonymous review

By Rachel Everett, Travel addict

I come from Yorkshire. It’s in my blood. Even after living overseas for 12 years I know where to go – and where not to. So when I was asked to review a place in Hull, I was somewhat surprised. Hull? ‘Grim’ Hull? 

The fact is, the city today is going through a renaissance. It was 2017’s European City of Culture, no less. There has been a serious amount of money invested in the city as a result and you can tell; it’s given the city a facelift, and much for the better. 

‘Is this really Hull?’ I ask Mr Smith, then, as we arrive at the old-town home of Hideout Hotel. The design-forward Hoxton-style apartments are down a lane opposite the city’s ornate Minster (we can open the window and hear the chiming of its bells). There are grand old theatres and museums, a bustling local market, the mighty honey-hued Guildhall, hip cafés, restaurants, and bars that wouldn’t look out of place in London.  

One of my absolute favourite things to do on arrival in a new city is to just wander; roam the streets and get under its skin. The old town even feels different – I spy antique, well-worn buildings tastefully restored to their former glory. It’s uplifting to see. The rejuvenated old signage over the mill and printing shops is impeccably done. 

You get the same feeling when you take in the streets leading to the marina area where money has been put into developing derelict warehouses into a Melbourne-style street maze of eateries including Thieving Harry’s, our brunch destination of choice. Just like any period of change, excitement abounds.

We visit Bankside Gallery with its bold street art, the Trinity Market with its menu of international food, Ferens Gallery for a spot of art in a glorious Grade-II listed building and a petite (and curiously named) café, Simples, which is packed to the rafters. We dine at the Old House – a ‘proper’ cosy pub serving hearty fare, that is reminiscent of Dublin’s snug hole-in- the-wall establishments off Grafton Street. 

We meant to catch England’s smallest window at the George Hotel, too – and the geek in me was sorely disappointed that we didn’t – but enjoying a city takes time. 

So, to Hideout Hotel… It’s a total contrast to the old city, or anywhere in Hull for that matter. You enter a chic designer apartment (down a side-street via your own check-in code to make it feel even more like a well-kept secret) complete with carefully curated furniture, and a painting easel and watercolours in the living room overlooking that handsome Minster. 

Our deluxe one-bedroom apartment is roomy and bright with a cute terrace painted in a sunny palm leaf design. Inside, the kitchen and living space is sleek and modern with many tasteful touches. The patchwork parquet wooden flooring is a favourite, so is the nostalgic dining table, and cosy slate-grey couch. There’s no hotel restaurant here but with all the options nearby, and a living area like this, who needs one? The kitchen is so handy – a cooker, microwave and hob, and all the accoutrements you could imagine including ground coffee from BE Coffee below, which is just perfect when preparing breakfast in bed. 

As parents of twins, a good night’s sleep is as rare as a drought in Yorkshire these days. So snuggling up with dreamy duvets – courtesy of the Fine Bedding Company – was just the ticket for Mr Smith and I. As was the Honest potions and lotions in the gorgeous bathroom with its standalone tub. I took a long bubble bath and come out to the aromatic scent of rosemary. 

We agree, Hideout Hotel is somewhere we’d be happy to go off the radar for a while. And, if you both get up late – which is inevitable – don’t miss out on an idle brunch, if not at Thieving Harry’s, in bed. 

Maybe the reason why Hull is so interesting right now is that nobody really knows quite what it will blossom into yet. Like any great reinvention, ‘gritty’ Hull is about to step out of the shadows. As a champion of the underdog, I’m waiting with anticipation. Just go there, before you miss its renaissance in full swing.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Hideout Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

We loved the quirkiness of this hotel:the code emailed to you in advance to enter your large room and also park your car, the very lovely bathroom with delicious smelling products; the excellently equipped kitchen was a bonus, large and very comfy bed, the position in the heart of old Hull allowed us to see a side of Hull that one would never have expected – quirky buildings and cobbled streets. The friendliness and warmth of Hull residents is wonderful too.

Don’t expect

Peace and quiet at night – earphones provided by the bed were supplied – though not used by us.

Rating

Stayed on 15 Aug 2018