When is a hotel not a hotel? This is how a handful of top hotels that we like around England and Wales have, at very short notice, managed to move their post-lockdown reopening date forward ahead of Monday 17 May and still stay within UK government rulings. Al-fresco dining in the grounds and hamper meals delivered to your door are just some of the tweaks enabling a hotel stay, without it technically being a hotel stay, and making it possible earlier than you might think. Here are our favourite hotels you can possibly stay in now. Find out what's happening with the rest of the UK's hotels in our constantly updated article: 'Are UK hotels and Airbnbs open?