Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Britain

The world’s largest travel site today reveals the ten most romantic hotels in the UK, as decided by TripAdvisor travellers.

1. Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, England
Yorebridge House is picturesquely situated on the riverside at the edge of beautiful Bainbridge. The hotel, perfect for a romantic rendezvous, is set amidst the breathtaking scenery of the North Yorkshire Dales with rooms featuring private gardens and outdoor hot tubs. One TripAdvisor traveller said ”We fell totally in love with the Yorebridge, so booked to go back for our wedding anniversary later in the year.”

2. Dormy House Hotel, Broadway, Worcestershire, England
Dormy House is a uniquely converted farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. Situated high above the village of Broadway, the hotels grounds are in a rural setting overlooking the beautiful Cotswold countryside. As one TripAdvisor traveller explains, ”Back from one night with my boyfriend at the Dormy House in Broadway. One word to describe our weekend – FANTASTIC.”

3. Hassop Hall Hotel, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Hassop Hall Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Hassop, near Bakewell. Set in beautiful gardens and rolling parkland, the hotel is a relaxing retreat. According to one TripAdvisor traveller, ”This is country house living of the highest order and I recommend Hassop Hall to anyone who enjoys a luxury break.”

4. Velvet, Manchester, England
Located in Manchester city centre, Velvet is set in a vibrant and lively area. The hotel boasts 19 individually designed bedrooms and three luxurious suites, decked out in four poster beds, sumptuous fabrics and chandeliers. As one TripAdvisor traveller explains, ”We arrived at the hotel for our engagement celebrations and we were thoroughly impressed with the hotel.”

5. Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons by Orient-Express, Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England
Le Manoir, nestled in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton is surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards. Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir has been delighting guests since 1984. One TripAdvisor traveller comments, ”We spent the weekend at Le Manoir to celebrate a significant wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect.”

6. Oakley Hall Hotel, Basingstoke, North Hampshire, England
Built in 1795, Oakley Hall has a distinguished past. Formerly owned by the Bramston family, it is mentioned fondly in Jane Austen’s letters to her sister Cassandra at the turn of the 19th Century. Oakley Hall is a fine venue for a country retreat. A TripAdvisor traveller comments, ”A perfect romantic stay, shame we couldn’t stay longer.”

7. The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Arden is located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, directly opposite the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres. The luxuriously renovated Arden boasts chic new spacious suites with beautiful views over the River Avon. One TripAdvisor traveller recalls, ”The whole experience was a pleasure for my wife and I on our wedding anniversary.”

8. Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter, the Merchant Hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. The Merchant is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, and the Odyssey Arena. One TripAdvisor traveller explains, ”All in all we had a fantastic weekend away and would highly recommend The Merchant for a special couples getaway.”

9. The Marine Hotel, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England
The Marine Hotel was opened in May 2008 on Whitby’s Habourside and features opulent rooms with sea views and private balconies. According to a TripAdvisor traveller, ”We have just returned from having a fantastic weekend that I booked for my fiancée for Valentines. Perfect in every way.”

10. Holbeck Ghyll Country House, Windermere, Cumbria, England
Built in the 19th Century, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel is one of the Lake District’s finest luxury hotels, boasting breathtaking views over Lake Windermere. A TripAdvisor traveller comments, ”We stayed here for our honeymoon, and would love to go back. It was the best place I have ever stayed.”

“This list recognises Britain’s most romantic hotels as decided by TripAdvisor travellers,” said Emma O’Boyle, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “They’re perfect for a loved-up weekend not just on Valentine’s Day, but whenever couples crave a cosy few days away.”
Britain’s most romantic hotels were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s Popularity Index and traveller ratings of specific property attributes.



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