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With its creaking floors, high ceilings and huge public rooms, the Racquet Club is housed in one of the city’s most atmospheric old buildings – once a Gentlemen’s club, and still retaining a clubby, old-school vibe.

The hotel boasts individually-styled bedrooms (with antiques and bric-a-brac rubbing shoulders pleasingly) while downstairs has a great restaurant, gym and treatment rooms.

Racquet Club and Hotel is well placed for the Business Quarter, shops and historic waterfront attractions.