Unique UK Hotels to Visit For Your Next Staycation

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There’s nothing better than being waited on hand and foot, having your breakfast served to you and popping downstairs for an afternoon tipple! That’s why we are so excited for the return of staycations, indoor dining and most importantly hotels. We’re rounding up some of the most unique hotels in the UK, offering you some inspiration for your next escape!

The Idle Rocks


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Set in the stunning seaside village of St. Mawes, The Idle Rocks is hard to beat when it comes to finding accommodation in Cornwall. Compared to more popular spots such as St Ives, Newquay and Padstow – St Mawes is relatively unknown, and one of the best kept secrets among locals and those in the know, and the jewel in that secret is this hotel. Set in an enviable location with a terrace overlooking the harbour, The Idle Rocks offers panoramic views of Falmouth Bay and beyond. Light and airy interiors combine with pops of colour to create a cosy environment. Guests can enjoy the calming sitting room, home to a log burner, books to peruse and – of course – views over the harbour. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, The Idle Rocks is always a home from home.

The Pig On the Beach


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The Pig is a chain of hotels that started in the New Forest, and while we love them all, The Pig On The Beach in Studland certainly offers the best of all worlds. On the beach, in the countryside, and home to that Piggy hospitality, you couldn’t picture a better place for a weekend of indulgence. Set in a higgledy-piggledy yellow manor house, with turrets poking out of the trees, The Pig on The Beach is a hotel stay you won’t forget in a hurry, much of the produce you eat during your stay is home grown in the kitchen garden, while meat and fish are sourced within 25 miles of the hotel, hence the 25-mile menu on offer in the pretty orangery. Think country gardens, classic English pubs and unrivalled British service, this little piggy will get you back to nature and allow you to switch off.

Port Lympne


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Fancy lying with the lions? Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve offers an incredibly unique opportunity to do so. You’ll of course be separated by big cat-proof glass and enjoy some of the most opulent surrounds you’ll ever lay your eyes on. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from – including glamping amongst giraffes and bedding down near the bears, but the most mesmerising are Lion Lodge and Tiger Lodge. Here you can cosy up beside the fire and watch as lions, or tigers, go about their day with just glass separating you. With windows next to the bath, sitting room, and even the bedrooms, you can truly get up close and personal with your new neighbours. They’ll be as interested in you as you are them – there really is nothing else quite like it in the UK.

Chewton Glen


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Dreamed of sleeping under the stars and amongst the trees? Chewton Glen is the best place to do that! Home to luxury treehouses in The New Forest, Chewton Glen is an experience unlike any other. You’ll enjoy hot tubbing in the clouds and snuggling down for the evening next to the log burner. The luxury lodges offer views across the canopy of this historic forest, while the main hotel is home to comfortable bedrooms, an airy dining room where you can enjoy afternoon tea, and a state of the art spa!

The Crazy Bear


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Crazy by name, crazy by nature. If you are looking for a wild experience then look no further than The Crazy Bear! Built on the bizarre, this hotel is certainly one to watch if you like to go against the status quo. Bedrooms are some of the most plush we’ve ever seen – walls are padded, ceilings are adorned with gold and copper baths make an appearance in many of the suites. There’s a Thai Restaurant and the option to indulge with a Thai massage, one thing’s for sure, your trip to this hotel won’t be a dull one!