Five Of the Best Luxury Hotels In the UK
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The UK is a wonderful place to visit. Whether you choose to see the sights of the bustling towns and cities or want to get away from it all with a relaxing countryside retreat, there is always something to see and do.
During your visit to the UK, depending on what you have on your must-do list, why not take a trip and visit one of the UK’s most luxurious hotels? There are many dotted up and down the country, stretching from Cornwall to Inverness, so you won’t be short of choice! Here are 5 of the best luxury hotels you can visit during your trip.
The Corinthia, London
With an unbeatable location right in the centre of London, The Corinthia offers award-winning services, world-class dining and breathtaking sights. Set in the heart of Westminster*, The Corinthia is in between Trafalgar Square, Royal Horseguards and The River Thames. Perfect for those travellers who want to delve right into London’s most iconic landmarks.
With opulent and luxe style, which is floor to ceiling in every room, The Corinthia is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels which is designed to impress. In what other hotel would you find glistening chandeliers, a mini Harrods branch, a flagship ESPA luxury spa and a hair salon all in one place?
With beautiful restaurants serving afternoon tea, cakes and pastries, delicate full menus and offerings from artisan chefs and producers, a meal here unlike no other. Even if you are passing by, stop by for a pot of tea and some cake whilst you soak up the opulence.
Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
The Balmoral Hotel is right next to Waverley Station, meaning that you can travel directly from London to Edinburgh in just over 4 hours. Built specifically as a railway hotel in 1902, the hotel is now home to a stunning example of a Victorian take on Renaissance architecture. The dome-ceiling Palm-Court tearoom sits in the middle of the hotel and is accompanied by a harpist, murals and palm trees.
There is a Michelin-starred restaurant on site, Number One, which has a menu brimming with dishes full of Scottish ingredients (think whisky smoked salmon and Inverurie hog) that are a true treat. The restaurant itself is full of old-school glitz and glamour and comes with wonderful service.
In the evening, head to the Scotch Bar and try one of the 500 whiskeys that they have on offer and enjoy a peaceful drink in The Gallery whilst admiring the Scottish art.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath
This luxury hotel is comprised of two stunning townhouses set in Bath’s show-stopping Georgian crescent. The hotel also comes with beautiful gardens and buildings to the rear of the property, all of which combine 21st-century indulgence with 18th-century heritage.
Perhaps set in the best location in Bath, the crescent is extremely peaceful thanks to being made up of mostly residential property. There is no passing traffic and the hotel overlooks luscious green lawns. Thanks to the other townhouses on the crescent, the hotel is brimming with an elegant tone, along with chandeliers, curving staircases and extravagant ceilings. There is also an acre of gardens to explore, as well as a spa and external bars and restaurants within the grounds.
Barnsley House, The Cotswolds
A superbly relaxing and chic retreat just for grownups, Barnsley House is a hotel set in a beautifully picturesque village. With contemporary rooms, a magnificent spa and great food all on offer, a stay here is sure to make you relaxed and refreshed.
The 17th-century house is tucked away in Barnsley village and comes with a picturesque landscape. Whilst you are very much confined in a rural hug, access here couldn’t be easier. Barnsley is just a 90-minute drive from both London and Birmingham and is just 4 miles from the centre of Cirencester.
This is a wonderfully romantic hotel and is a place where you can relin. However, you may find that the house is completely upstaged by the gardens and surrounding grounds. There are 4 acres of land surrounding the hotel, complete with a potager and a laburnum avenue.
Each room is furnished in soothing cream, brown and grey tones and features artwork inspired by nature. You will also find a Nespresso machine, Bose speaker and a specially selected collection of books within your room. The bathrooms are big and spacious, including a walk-in shower and stand-alone bath, and are fully stocked with Ren products.
Lucknam House, Wiltshire
Known as one of Britain’s best country hotels, Lucknam Park is set within a vast estate. Complete with Michelin-starred dining and a spa complex, there is also a range of other luxurious facilities on offer, including a cookery school and horse-riding centre.
Set within a 500-acre estate complete with meadows, woodlands and paddocks. Be sure to arrive via the main entrance, where you’ll drive down a mile-long avenue full of beech and lime trees. The main building is a beautifully symmetrical mansion which dates back to 1720 and comes with 42 bedrooms spread around the grounds.
A visit to the Hywel Jones restaurant is a must during your stay, as well as spending an afternoon unwinding and relaxing in the spa and thermal cabins. With a vast range of treatments on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your stay.
It is important to note that, due to the current Brexit scenario and numerous visa changes, it is vital that you have the right travel visa for your trip across the UK. With so many different restrictions and rules currently in place and at high risk of changing due to the economic climate, having a valid visa for the duration of your stay is important, especially if you need medical attention during your trip. If you need to find out more information about your visa during your stay, or want to extend your visa duration, do not hesitate to contact a specialist immigration lawyers or contact the government visa team for advice.
The article was contributed by our guest writer, Natalie.