The 10 Most Less Talked About Luxury Hotels in the UK

Top 10 lists are always subjective to some degree, so think of this as a guide, a starting point, some lighthearted fun and you never know, you might agree with some of them.

First, it would probably be useful to define luxurious simply as a stand-alone word and in the context of hotels. Luxurious is used to describe something that is superior in quality to something else and the word often suggests that whatever is being described is considered expensive and the owner is wealthy. When taken in the context of hotels, it means superior to other hotels and therefore often a more expensive place to stay. It is usually defined in terms of room size, quality of furnishings, food and drink on offer, facilities, and the surrounding area. So, with these definitions and criteria in mind, here’s what we think make up the 10 most luxurious hotels in the UK.

10. The Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk – AA 4 star hotel set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. This hotel offers luxury dining both in the fabulous restaurant and al fresco, making it perfect all year round.

9. Stanley House, Lancashire – As perfect for a quiet break as it is for a grand wedding, offering incredible scenery and acclaimed dining and being within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of Manchester and the natural charm of Cumbria.

8. Lowry Hotel, Manchester – Great location in the center of Manchester and home to the River Restaurant, whose truly delicious menu has two AA rosettes. This is perfect for a luxurious city break, just around the corner from the acclaimed Cloud 23 cocktail bar and the endlessly fascinating Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).

7. The Bath Arms, Wiltshire – Beautiful boutique hotel with an emphasis on a warm welcome, exceptional service and endless charm in every room.

6.Ickworth, Suffolk – One of the only UK hotels to combine family with luxury, making this a unique experience for those with children and couples looking for a luxurious retreat in National Trust surroundings.

5. The Howard, Edinburgh – Five-star luxury hotel in the center of Edinburgh, this hotel offers afternoon tea and personalized butler service that far from making this hotel feel too formal, actually makes you feel like you’ve been a hundred times before .

4. Hotel 41, London – Excellent location for the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and the many world famous restaurants and sites London has to offer. This is downtown luxury at its finest – no two rooms are the same.

3. Ten Manchester Street, London – Boutique hotel in Marylebone with a charming and stylish interior, step off the busy streets and into a haven away from it all with a beautiful bar and the unusual but interesting addition of a humidor.

2. Sharrow Bay, Lake District – Who can forget this magical place with rooms to die for, idyllic surroundings and a Michelin star restaurant on site? This is not for those looking for a small boutique hotel where they can relax, this is the ultimate in Lake District luxury.

1. The Cornwall Hotel & Spa, Cornwall – 4-star hotel in luxurious surroundings, this hotel has it all, from fine dining to spa facilities that will leave you wanting more. Close to the lots that Cornwall has to offer, but also ideal for those looking for independent luxury.

It’s time to go and find out for yourself whether you agree or not, so happy to search for that luxury hotel and we hope you find the luxury boutique hotel for you.

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