The UK might be known all over the world as one of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in Europe, but there’s more to the UK than meets the eye. Aside from visiting cultural hotspots, you can make the most out of your vacation by treating yourself and your significant other to a well-deserved romantic getaway in the UK. There are many options to choose from, and they’re worth every penny!
If you have money to spare, the Montcalm Marble Arch is a hotel you need to visit. It’s the perfect staycation getaway with your partner. It has a modern bar, an on-site spa, serves first-rate international cuisine and British grill dishes, offers a wide variety of cocktails, has private marble bathrooms, and a world-class spa with a hot tub and sauna. The rate for a night starts at 518 USD, but it’s an almost once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a luxurious 5-star staycation.
The Montcalm Marble Arch, Westminster Borough
Address: 2 Wallenberg Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7TN, UK
Price: from 518 USD
Access: Take the tube and get off at the Marble Arch station.
Are you two foodies at heart? The Como Metropolitan London offers an upscale, mouthwatering dining experience with its cocktail bar, vintage champagnes and Michelin-star restaurant featuring an exotic Japanese-Peruvian menu. If you’re a couple who loves to enjoy food while enjoying each other’s company, this may just be the ideal place for you — not to mention, you get pampered by sauna and spa treatments, too. You can get all this starting at 367 USD a night.
Como Metropolitan London Westminster Borough
Address: 19 Old Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1LB, UK
Price: from 367 USD
Access: Take the tube and get off at Hyde Park. It’s a minute walk from there.
Unwind and forget your troubles at Sofitel London St. James. Here, you and your significant other can relax, dine, and enjoy the mix of an on-site spa, a high-end French-British cuisine, London views, cocktails and champagne along with an elegant, spacious room for two. So, right after you feast on delectable dishes, you can head straight to the spa where you can get a much-needed massage. Rates for two starts at 536 USD a night.
Sofitel London St. James
Address: 6 Waterloo Pl, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4AN, UK
Price: from 536 USD
Access: Take the tube and get off at Piccadilly station. Walk about 4 blocks to the hotel.
Get away from the daily grind of urban cities, fast-paced walking, and crowds. Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa lets you do just that, all while being minutes away from a beach. It’s perfect for those who are looking for some sun, sea and sand. Fistral also has a bar, a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a spa for your relaxation needs. A room for two with your own private bath tub is priced at 151 USD.
Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Newquay
Address: Esplanade Rd, Newquay TR7 1PT, UK
Price: from 151 USD
Access: Take the A392 if coming by car into Newquay. Get off on Trevemper Road, go straight onto Gannel Road, turn left at the roundabout into Pentire Road, then continue until you see the hotel on Esplanade Road.
Sit back in a plush, leather chair with excellent wine in one hand and a book in the other. Karma St. Martin’s is the place to be if you want to marvel at new experiences and discoveries — either through the pages of your book, through intimate quiet time with your partner, or through exploring its stone architecture and gardens leading to sand dunes. Karma St. Martin’s has an on-site spa, bar and restaurant, sea views, and is near the dock where boats leave for St. Marys (so if you want to go off the beaten path some more, you can). Rates here start at 331 USD per night.
Karma St. Martin's
Address: Lower Town, St. Martin’s TR25 0QW, UK
Price: from 331 USD
Access: Arrive by boat or yacht at Karma St. Martin’s private quay. Sail from Penzance on the Scillonian, or fly direct by Skybus from Exeter, Newquay, or Land’s End. Connections from London via Gatwick to Newquay available on Flybe.
Dine by the sea, enjoy cocktails by the pool or spend the entire afternoon pampering yourselves at the spa and sauna — take your pick! Haven Hotel and Spa is only a minute away from the beach, and it houses several amenities for you and your special other to enjoy. They have a fitness gym, indoor pools, a sauna, spa and treatment salon, views of Brownsea Island, fine dining with a menu of fresh seafood and classic British cuisine, a lounge bar, and more. Room rates here start at 178 USD a night.
Haven Hotel and Spa
Address: Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7QL, UK
Price: from 178 USD
Access: 15 minute drive from Poole Ferry Terminal.
Wine, candles, and the serenity of the countryside; these are the things that make Loch Ness Lodge a dream romantic getaway destination for you and your significant other. This lodge is directly overlooking Loch Ness, sitting atop a small hill surrounded by lush green trees and gardens. With its Scottish architecture, in-house spa and therapy area — and only offering 7 rooms — it’s no wonder why Loch Ness Lodge is perfect for couples who just want peace, quiet, and each other’s company. Rates here start at 372 USD a night.
Loch Ness Lodge, Drumnadrochit
Address: Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6TU, UK
Price: from 372 USD
Access: When coming by car, take the A831 and turn into Drumnadrochit. The hotel is right near the turn.
This quaint bed and breakfast is for the nature-lovers who adore looking at scenic views all day long. Breathe easy and let their outdoor patios be the setting for meaningful morning conversations with your significant other over coffee or tea; you won’t regret it. SummerHouse offers its guests a terrace, a full spa center, breakfast, and indoor pools. Room rates here start at 151 USD, which a small price to pay for the beautiful scenery you can enjoy.
SummerHouse Bed & Breakfast
Address: Old Stables, Belluton, Pensford BS39 4JJ, UK
Price: from 151 USD
Access: From Bristol Airport, take the B3130 for 7 miles. Turn right off the road to find the hotel.
This cozy, boutique accommodation is located in the quiet fishing village of Ballantrae. But make no mistake, this country house serves Scottish breakfast and dinner created by an award-winning chef. Guests have full access to the beach and sea views, countryside scenery, and boat trips to Ailsa Craig can be arranged for you, too. A night here is approximately 177 USD for two.
Cosses Country House, Ballantrae
Address: Ballantrae, Girvan KA26 0LR, United Kingdom
Price: from 177 USD
Access: From Ballantrae, take the A77 for 1.7 miles. Turn left and you’ll be at the hotel.
Imagine admiring scenic countryside and mountain views while pampering yourself with a relaxing massage or while eating a scrumptious breakfast. Ginfields makes this possible with its on-site sauna, indoor pool, and spacious rooms. They even have a mini-observatory where you can hang out at night to observe the stars blanket the night sky — city lights make this impossible to do in urban areas, so the seclusion of this space is perfect for stargazing couples. Rooms here start at 132 USD a night.
Address: Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley NE65 8QW, United Kingdom
Price: from 132 USD
Access: From Longhorsley, follow West Road for 3 miles until you reach a right turn to the farm.
Romance awaits you in the United Kingdom
If you’ve been living in the UK for quite some time now and just want a nice, relaxing staycation with your significant other, try exploring these options and see what best fits you as a couple. You might even be tempted to head out at night for a romantic dinner and wine. On the other hand, if you’re a visiting tourist, try checking out other date places too, like museums, historical sites, and parks. Aside from your romantic getaway in the UK, there are many must-see places to be explored.
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