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Hotel Villa Romeo, Catania, Sicily

The hotel was once a prince's palace and it still feels palatial, with a grand staircase, high ceilings, gilt mirrors etc. Prices, however, are surprisingly reasonable. Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. Breakfast, which was fine by Italian standards, was in the remarkably quiet courtyard garden. The staff were especially friendly and helpful. Although we arrived very late (due to a delayed flight), they helped us find a parking space and a restaurant that was still open. Best of all, not a trace of piped music.

Location

Via Platamone 8, Italy
95131 Catania, Catania
UK
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Ceilidh Place,Ullapool

If you're looking for somewhere quiet in Ullapool try the Ceilidh Place. They do have music playing in the cafe/restaurant but were happy to serve us our lunch in their peaceful front sitting room (when we asked nicely!)
Their bookshop is muzac-free.

www.theceilidhplace.com/

Location

12-14 W Argyle St, Ullapool
IV26 2TY
UK
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The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

This wonderful hotel had its beginnings as a 12th Century Abbot's Priory. Every area - lounge, bar, dining rooms - is muzac free, with the one exception of the large upstairs dining room. There's a beautiful garden to sit in and a kitchen garden producing vegetables for the original and appetizing menu. Surprisingly affordable food.

http://www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk/

Location

The Square Blanchland
DH8 9SP County Durham
UK
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Wetherspoons - Cross Keys Hotel, Peebles

Seventeenth century coaching inn now run by Wetherspoons. Fitted out to standard Wetherspoons design and with their standard menus and coffee.
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-cross-keys

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Northgate Peebles
EH45 8RS
UK
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The Royal Hotel, Comrie

An eighteenth century hotel in the middle of the small town of Comrie. Delightfully furnished with quiet lounge bar, dining room, library/sitting room. No muzac by design though they do have it in the public bar at the back. (No spillage though).

www.royalhotel.co.uk

Location

Melville Square Comrie
PH6 2DN Perthshire
UK
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Tontine Hotel, Peebles

An elegant Georgian hotel with comfortable lounge, bar and dining rooms. They have no music before 5pm and then quiet background music. Good and reasonably priced coffee elegantly served. www.tontinehotel.com

Location

High St,
EH45 8AJ Peebles
UK
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Prince Rupert Hotel, Shrewsbury, SY1 1UQ

Our room was very quiet, overlooking the churchyard, and we thoroughly enjoyed our cooked breakfast (overlooked by two suits of armour). The staff at breakfast were delightful. My husband has various food allergies. We had alerted the hotel in advance and they catered for his needs as if it were no problem at all..
One evening we had drinks in the Bar which were very reasonable. Apart from breakfast, we didn't eat at the hotel so I can't comment on the restaurants.

Location

Butcher Row
SY1 1UQ Shrewsbury
GB
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Greywalls, Muirfield, East Lothian

Not cheap (3 course set lunch is £29.50 and doesn't include wine or coffee) but a wonderful venue for a special occasion. Have your aperitifs and amuses bouche in the Library of this beautiful Lutyens country house, followed by an excellent lunch in the dining room. The service is wonderful. You are even presented with a tray of orange slices, lime slices and lemon slices and asked which, if any, you would like added to your tap water... Lunch can be followed by coffee and petits fours. Either in the Library again or there are various other sitting areas you can choose.

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EH31 2EG Gullane, East Lothian
GB
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Nags Head

Chiltern hotel with a good choice of local cask ales in the bar.

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London Road
HP16 0DG Great Missenden , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Dog Inn, Well Bank Lane, Lower Peover, Cheshire, WA16 8UP.

Good food, excellent wine list, open fires, and no piped music. Highly recommended: I've eaten there three times in the last 6 months, and enjoyed every visit.

Location

Well Bank Lane Lolwser Peover
WA16 8UP Knutsford , CHS
Cheshire GB
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