When we think of luxury, it springs to mind superlatives like stunning, gorgeous and pretty fabulous. In the travel industry, when it comes to identifying what is classed as ‘luxury’ we tend to revert to the star-ratings of hotels as a good indicator. However, in some cases, these can sometimes be knocked down a peg or two when we discover the online reviews that have been left behind of them. So, if you really want to make sure that you receive the ultimate luxurious experience when you’re looking to fork out on a special occasion, here are 5 hotels that are worth the expense.
1. Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
When you first look at Stoke Park, it appears less hotel and more country club come to think of it. Built in the 18th century, this mansion is perfect from getting away from the chaos of city traffic and population and engage in a more relaxing atmosphere. It has its own private facilities which guests can use. It boasts a spa, tennis court and even a championship style golf course. It truly is sophistication on all levels with rooms starting from around £300.
2. The Vineyard, Berkshire
Its design has taken inspiration from the famous vineyards of California and hosts 49 rooms in the hotel. Ultimate comfort is felt through the beds that are vacated inside the rooms and once you’ve exited the comforts of the walls in your room you can indulge in the on-site restaurant which has a remarkable menu. The service is also exceptional, where the staff will personally pick wines to compliment your meal. Don’t forget to bring your swimming costume too so you can enjoy the spa facilities that the hotel has to offer.
3. Chewton Glen, New Forest
You can’t get any better proof that Chewton Glen is a luxurious hotel due to the numerous awards that it’s won over the years. The reason? It has immaculate attention to detail, extravagance and it has adapted as times have moved on. The restaurant oozes class with its black and white design which has menus that are relatively flexible. There are several treatments on offer at the on-site spa and you can even go one step further by booking out the treehouse suite. You’ll have your own private hot tub!
4. Gidleigh Park, Devon
For a beautiful and calming setting, there’s no place like Gidleigh Park which covers over 107 acres of garden and woodland. It’s a rather popular destination for foodies considering the Michelin awards that it’s held for about 15 years, as well as other awards for other aspects of the hotel. With just 24 beautiful rooms to vacate its residents, it can get booked up relatively quickly but there are several reasons why. A spa room is available to book out which includes its own sauna and steam room which overlook the beautiful scenery of Dartmoor.
Hotel stays in the UK can be an incredible experience for everyone across the globe. To ensure that your stay is as seamless as possible without any unnecessary problems to interrupt your visit, be sure to visit immigration solicitors who can provide you with all the information you require before visiting the UK. Along the way, they can also answer any additional questions that you may have about your visit including any further travelling documents that you’ll require or if you need to put forward a spouse visa application. This should be considered as a special occasion, so with the right hotel already booked, make sure that nothing else interrupts it.