While far-flung travel will always be one of our favourite ways to vacation, many of us have a new-found appreciation for staycations. That said, it’s imperative that you book somewhere that feels like a real holiday. You need to feel like you’re actually away and not just up the road from your own abode. You need to be pampered. You need one of the best hotels in UK.
The good news? We’ve done all the research for you, and have narrowed it down to our top 19 recommendations in locations dotted about the country. From boutique hotels with cosy rooms to grand castles with spas, we’ve got your UK getaway sorted.
We’ve also already sniffed out the best Airbnbs in the UK, and even gathered a list of holiday cottages with hot tubs, Airbnb houseboats, and Airbnbs for your girly weekend getaway. Yep, we’ve covered all bases. We love ourselves a holistay, and what better way to explore our own land than with a little trip to somewhere you’ve never been before? Plus, it gives us all the excuses to treat ourselves to a new suitcase or weekend bag – winning!
Looking for a quiet, super relaxing break? Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa dates back as far as the Domesday Book and is set on an extravagant estate in Plymouth, Devon. Featuring 42 rooms and suites, the fairytale-looking retreat is one you’ll want to return to.
Fancy a city break? The County Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne awaits. Its rich interior serves as the perfect base to return to after a day of exploring – the independent hotel is located in the heart of Newcastle city centre and opposite Newcastle’s Central Rail and Bus Station, so it’ll still feel like a proper holiday as you needn’t drive yourself there!
Hoping to get yourself by the sea? Eastbourne’s newest hotel Port looks set to secure the coastal town a spot on every must-visit list. Bursting with super Instagrammable interiors, top of the range appliances, delicious food and an enviable beachfront location – as well as a very reasonable price point – it ticks every box on the millennial staycationer’s list. It’s also a walk away from the nearest train station, which can be reached in under 90 minutes from London Victoria.
For somewhere more far-flung, look to Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. A privately owned Victorian hotel, located on the edge of Loch Rannoch and the ‘Schiehallion’ mountain, the grand property features individually decorated rooms with a mix of antique and modern fittings for added character. Each bedroom includes an en suite bathroom complete with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary The White Company toiletries. We’re booking a week’s stay ASAP.
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