With the ever increasing popularity of minimoons, it can be quite difficult to find the perfect luxury hotel for a romantic break. Whether you go before or after your wedding day, spending a few nights in a luxury hotel is a dream.
To help you choose the best place to go, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite luxury hotels from up and down the country. Enjoy wine overlooking the sea in Cornwall, or look out across the historic capital of Scotland. These hotels are gorgeous and perfect for a little escape with your loved one.
This is a mixture of independent and chain hotels which we think you will absolutely love. Make sure you check them out and let us know your favourites in the comments!
Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, Dorset
Set on the famous Cobb harbour overlooking the Jurassic Coast, Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant is a lovely escape on the Dorset coast. Built in 1735, the hotel is full of history and one of the best examples of UK coastal hotels. Each and every bedroom is unique, with different sizes, shapes and aspects. Decorated with a traditional English style, most rooms have stunning views across the coast and sea. The rooms feature soft Egyptian cotton bed linen and Algotherm marine extract toiletries, to help you unwind and relax.
Think of yourself as a wine connoisseur? The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and wine cellar, offering the very best fine dining experience. Whether you’re dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even afternoon tea, you’ll discover appetising dishes with the best produced sourced from local farmers.
For further information, visit hotelalexandra.co.uk
Artist Residence London
Heading to the Capital is the best place for a luxury break. London is packed full of so many things to do, places to discover and delicious restaurants. The Artist Residence London is an award-winning hotel, just 10 minutes walk from Victoria Station. There are only 10 rooms but are completely stylish, modern and of course, oozes luxury appeal.
You don’t need to head far for a delicious dining either. The Cambridge Street Kitchen is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perfect if you’ve spent the day seeing sights, head back for a delicious dinner then retire upstairs to bed.
For further information, visit booking.com
Barnsley House, Gloucestershire
If you fancy heading deep into the countryside, Barnsley House is perfect for you. Nestled in the Cotswolds, this is the ultimate country retreat for a luxury stay. The country house sits amongst extensive landscaped gardens, perfect for romantic walks.
The beautiful rooms are elegantly designed with unique characters in each. Once you’ve walked into your room, you won’t want to leave! If you do manage to drag yourself out, head down the winding path through the gardens to Barnsley Spa & Skincare Centre. Take a dip in the pool or relax with one of the many treatments available.
Ready for an evening of delicious dining? Head to the Potager restaurant for fresh and seasonal food available all day. If a country pub is more your style, pop over the road to The Village Pub – great ales, exquisite wines and tasty food.
For further information, visit barnsleyhouse.com
Bedford Lodge, Suffolk
Mixing modern luxury with classic elegance, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket is a lovely location for a romantic break in Suffolk. Nestled in three acres of secluded gardens and close to Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, you can discover the local area and scenery from this hotel. The hotel consists of 77 stylish rooms and suites, designed by some of London’s leading interior designs. Full of luxury and comfort, you won’t want to leave!
Discover the quaint cobbled streets of Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and Ely, all close by to the hotel. Alternatively, head to the award-winning spa complex where you can enjoy spa treatments, relax in the hydrotherapy pool or even spend time in the outdoor rooftop hot tub. After a day of shopping or relaxing in the spa, head to the 2 AA Rosette Squires Restaurant for a delicious meal.
For further information, visit bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk
Burley Manor, Hampshire
Steeped in history with records dating back to 1212, Burley Manor is a luxurious hotel to escape the bustle of everyday life. Snuggled in the New Forest, this Grade II Listed hotel is a fantastic place to spend a few nights with your loved one. The comfortable rooms feature bold colours, elegant fabrics and antique furniture for that home away from home feeling. Sink into the soft Hypnos beds for the perfect night’s sleep and wake up in the morning with a power shower or deep bath.
The relaxing restaurant is the place you’ll want to dine in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With Mediterranean inspired dishes that follow the seasons, you’ll find something to delicious to enjoy. Their ethos is all about simple dishes with carefully sourced ingredients, cooked in their wood-fired oven. Now doesn’t that sound absolutely perfect?
For further information, visit burleymanor.com
Dakota Deluxe Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds has undergone quite a regeneration in the past few years. Having visited not long ago, I can’t wait to head back! If you’re seeking a romantic night in town or some high-quality retail, a few nights at Dakota Deluxe Leeds is the place to stay. The rooms ooze luxury appeal and the feel of a boutique hotel. Fully equipped with the latest tech including a 49″ HD Smart TV with the Full Sky Package, you can retire to bed snuggled up in the 300 thread count cotton sheets for a romantic movie night.
After a day discovering all that Leeds has to offer, head back to the hotel and enjoy incredible food from The Grill. Serving food all day, this is the perfect place to dine. If you’re looking for a delicious drink, The Bar is the place to go. Offering classic cocktails, wine, beer and even afternoon tea.
For further information, visit leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk
Glazebrook House, Devon
Nestled in secluded grounds, Glazebrook House is a luxurious boutique hotel for the perfect romantic getaway in Devon. This hotel really is one-of-a-kind when it comes to the style. Stunning British revival decor is featured throughout, with handmade furnishings and retro touches. Each room is unique and has its own personality, plus check out the room names! Rooms such as Tweedle Deez, Jabberwocky, Mad Hatter and many more. You just need to choose your favourite!
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner using the best local and seasonal produce sourced within 50 miles of the hotel. Choose from a range of dishes to delight the taste buds. Indulge with drinks in the bar, a chic stylish area to relax for pre- and post-dinner drinks. For something a little special, book a wine or whisky tasting session with a professional sommelier in the dedicated tasting room.
For further information, visit glazebrookhouse.com
Royal Mile Edinburgh
Escape to Edinburgh and stay at The Radisson Collection Hotel Royal Mile Edinburgh, a boutique hotel with a dramatic backdrop. Each room offers incredible views across the city, so you’ll be right in the centre of Scotland’s capital! The sophisticated rooms and suites are decorated with the latest styles and are bang on trend. Two of the Premium Rooms have also been designed by Scottish Fashion Designer of the Year, Judy R Clark.
The location of the hotel is the perfect place to start your Edinburgh adventure. Head out into the historic capital and discover stunning scenery, sophisticated shopping and a whole host of attractions. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant, Cucina, which features delicious Italian flavours with a Scottish twist. Head to the Epicurean, an upbeat and vibrant bar where hotel guests and city dwellers mix. Sip colourful cocktails prepared by the capital’s finest mixologists and many other drinks to enjoy. The perfect place to end the evening!
For further information, visit radissoncollection.com
The Swan, Suffolk
Now, this is one unique hotel which stands out, The Swan is a contemporary hotel in the heart of Southwold. Owned and run by Adnams Brewery, this hotel is the best place to stay for a fantastic experience. Each room is modern with a coastal design and beautiful bespoke furniture. With 3 different room classifications – Excellent, Fabulous and Outstanding – you’ll find a room perfect for you. To get your break started right, each room has a 20cl bottle fo Adnams gin on the house!
Being only steps away from the world-famous Adnams Brewery and Distillery, this is a tour you must book. Beer has been brewed on the same site, just behind The Swan, for at least 670 years and has been embodied in the town’s history. For an elegant meal, The Still Room restaurant is where you’ll want to dine.
For further information, visit theswansouthwold.co.uk
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
What could be more peaceful than overlooking the beach? Spend time with your loved one sipping wine and watching the sunset over the horizon at Watergate Bay Hotel. With it’s close proximity to the beach, this hotel is the perfect location for a walk along the sand or even surfing. The rooms are modern with coastal colours throughout, the latest tech and many offer full sea views. Each and every room is unique, some feature stand-alone baths in the window and others have dual aspect views.
Tempt your taste buds with four unique places to eat, all offering a different selection of dishes. Head to Zacry’s for breakfast and in the evening, a menu of international and local influenced dishes with a hint of American cuisine on offer. If you’re looking for some rustic dishes perfect for sharing, The Living Space is excellent. To hang out beach-side, The Beach Hut serves burgers, steaks, fish and shellfish. There’s also Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Italian inspired food you’ll love. This is a foodies heaven!
For further information, visit watergatebay.co.uk
Ready for a luxury romantic getaway? Let us know your favourites in the comments below!