Top ten romantic hotels in Britain revealed
Despite the fact that a recent poll revealed that 49% of Brits do not even plan to celebrate Valentine's this year, it doesn't mean Brits are devoid of romance.
Despite the fact that a recent poll revealed that 49% of Brits do not even plan to celebrate Valentine’s this year, it doesn’t mean Brits are devoid of romance.
“Perhaps Brits are just too savvy or Valentine’s Day is too busy or too expensive for many to justify a lavish celebration, but the hotels in this list offer Britain’s best romantic escapes whenever the urge may strike,” comments Emma O’Boyle, TripAdvisor spokesperson.
Whether booking before, on or after Valentine’s Day, these hotels are romantic 365 days a year.
1. Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, England
Yorebridge House is picturesquely situated on the riverside at the edge of beautiful Bainbridge. The hotel, perfect for a romantic rendez-vous, is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the North Yorkshire Dales with rooms featuring private gardens and outdoor hot tubs.
2. Dormy House Hotel, Broadway, Worcestershire, England
Dormy House is a uniquely converted farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. Situated high above the village of Broadway, the hotels grounds are in a rural setting overlooking the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
3. Hassop Hall Hotel, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Hassop Hall Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Hassop, near Bakewell. Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel is a relaxing retreat.
4. Velvet, Manchester, England
Located in Manchester city centre, Velvet is set in a vibrant and lively area. The hotel boasts 19 individually designed bedrooms and three luxurious suites, decked out in four poster beds, sumptuous fabrics and chandeliers.
5. Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons by Orient-Express, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England
Le Manoir, nestled in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton is surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards. Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir has been delighting guests since 1984.
6. Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke, North Hampshire, England
Built in 1795, Oakley Hall has a distinguished past. Formerly owned by the Bramston family, it is mentioned fondly in Jane Austen’s letters to her sister Cassandra at the turn of the 19th Century. Oakley Hall is a fine venue for a country retreat.
7. The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Arden is located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, directly opposite the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres. The luxuriously renovated Arden boasts chic new spacious suites with beautiful views over the River Avon.
8. Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter, the Merchant Hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. The Merchant is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, and the Odyssey Arena.
9. The Marine Hotel, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
The Marine Hotel was opened in May 2008 on Whitby’s Habourside and features opulent rooms with sea views and private balconies.
10. Holbeck Ghyll Country House, Windermere, Cumbria, England
Built in the 19th Century, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is one of the Lake District’s finest luxury hotels, boasting breathtaking views over Lake Windermere.
“This list recognises Britain’s most romantic hotels as decided by travelers,” said Emma O’Boyle. “They’re perfect for a loved-up weekend not just on Valentine’s Day, but whenever couples crave a cosy few days away.”