Panic! It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and time is ticking to sort out a nice surprise! Why not take your loved one away for a night (or two) in a beautiful hotel? Thoughtful AND you can book online now – extra brownie points! You two can get away from it all, enjoy some sumptuous surroundings and see a new place. Explore the cosy pubs, see the sights, or just ignore the world.
We’ve picked our top five boutique hotels in the UK to get your ideas flowing!
Rough Luxe – London
This hotel was opened in 2008 and it’s been making waves ever since with its half-luxury, half-rough and unfinished style. Peeling wallpaper meets sumptuous copper freestanding baths, and bare stone meets beautiful fabrics. Prices for rooms with a shared bathroom start from £179 per night, which gets you not only an exquisite room, but also a great spot in the capital. On a quiet street right near the transport hub of King’s Cross it’s easy to get to all the attractions.
Tigerlily – Edinburgh
This hotel too is right in the heart of the action, just a few streets away from the main train station, and it’s a destination in itself. With its own nightclub, you needn’t brave the cold streets of Edinburgh to dance the night away! The luxury too is tinged with that clubbing feel, but mixed with traditional elegance. Mirror mosaics and chic furniture alongside huge beds and cosy nooks make this a popular boutique hotel. Even better, they are offering dinner, bed and breakfast from £175 per night.
Pelirocco – Brighton
Styled as a “Rock n Roll” boutique hotel, the Pelirocco has taken Brighton’s quirky arty side and created something really luxurious and cool. Each room has a theme inspired by pop culture, and they don’t scrimp on the details! Located just off Brighton’s seafront, just a short walk from the pier, their location is pretty great too. Enjoy the sexy sirens in the Pin Up Parlour, go space-age with Sputnik and spend time in the Playstation Bar. Prices are a snip, starting at £55 per night.
Wordsworth Hotel & Spa – Grasmere, Lake District
This luxurious retreat is set in a stunning spot in the Lake District National Park, and it’s easy to head to the lake’s shore for a romantic walk – that is if you can tear yourself away! Beautifully refurbished, this historic house retains its old charm whilst providing a very luxurious experience. An award-winning restaurant as well as a spa, plus lovely gardens with view of the mountains means you might never want to leave! Romantic breaks start from £69 per night which is a steal.
Mount Haven Hotel – Cornwall
Nestled on the coast in Marazion, the other end of the bay to Penzance, the Mount Haven Hotel boasts views over the bay to St Michael’s Mount. The luxury here is contemporary and tinged with that laid-back surfer feel. An oasis of peace and quiet, it’s the perfect antidote to the stresses of daily life. Bedrooms come with exotic art, sumptuous fabrics and even organic hand-made toiletries. Winter prices start from £130 per night.
If these don’t appeal, take a look at our UK breaks page and tailor your own trip.
All images from the hotel’s websites.