Looking for a quick getaway escape before summer ends? Experience the most luxurious hotel staycation getaways in the UK this summer. Treat yourself to any of our recommendations below.
The travel industry has witnessed an unprecedented collapse this year due to COVID-19. Some industry sectors are expected to rebound quicker than others but uncertainties and risks remain high.
The ‘staycation’ is making a comeback as this summer, the United Kingdom has slowly lifted lockdown restrictions giving people a sense of serenity now that things are going back to normal.
However, with September just around the corner, organising a quick getaway this summer might seem like an overwhelming decision to make.
Health and safety have become major factors in how we travel. Already, we are seeing game-changing trends emerge from this worldwide pandemic that ensures small groups of people are going on holiday but are still following under the government’s COVID-19 rules and regulations.
2019 may have been the turning point for the travel industry but from 2021, the industry will see the revival of travel like never before.
Faced with an array of ever-changing possibilities and travel restrictions, people are now choosing to stay closer to home for their holidays. The rise in more localised travel is a positive outlook for the environment.
The UK has an abundance of luxury holiday options to choose from; exploring the wilderness of remote locations, enjoying the sunshine by the sea or enjoying some family fun in the open countryside.
For those wishing to escape for a quick summer holiday this 2021, why not treat yourself to one of the UK’s luxurious hotspots?
Escape to the country:
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Set in the heart of Bath, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is perfectly placed to explore the city and its surroundings. Beyond its wealth of history, stunning architecture and beautiful countryside views, this 5-star accommodation is globally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Built in the 1800s, the building was named after the artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough. The luxury hotel staycation is entered around a uniquely exclusive privilege. The spa has full access to the natural, thermal mineral-rich waters for complete rejuvenation.
Inside, the hotel is designed by New York-based Champalimaud Design, which welcomes a very elegant, vibrant and modern interpretation of a classic design.
Rooms include deluxe, executive, courtyard and bath spa to suites including the junior suite, two-bedroom suite, Gainsborough suite and bath spa suite. Not to mention a truly private townhouse, located adjacent to The Gainsborough Bath Spa. The townhouse is spread over four floors, with three bedrooms able to accommodate up to five people.
Each room and suite feature:
- Luxurious bedding
- Generous wardrobes
- Cordless phones
- Full Blackout windows
- Flat-screen HD television
- Bluetooth radios
- Complimentary WiFi
- Heated bathroom floors
With a minimum of £300 per person a night, this luxurious staycation could be the spa resort retreat you have been looking for. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
A Belmond Hotel in Oxfordshire
Celebrity French chef, Raymond Blanc, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is one of the countries most cherished manor house hotels. After opening in 1984 in Oxford, this 5-star accommodation contains 32 rooms and suites. Each one drawing inspiration from Raymond’s travels.
It features rolling countryside grounds filled with an organic kitchen garden, a Japanese inspired garden, mushroom valley, an orchard and more.
With two Michelin star chefs in the kitchen, the restaurant remains to serve its culinary excellence.
Suites include junior, garden junior, studio, one-bedroom, deluxe studio and garden one-bedroom suites. The staycation also includes exclusive access to use and stay in the manor house, with an entire floor dedicated for you and your family. This includes accommodation for 4-6 people.
With rooms from £721 per person a night, this luxurious countryside staycation could be the French cuisine experience you have been looking for. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
Experience the city life:
The Lanesborough hotel in London
For those looking to escape to the bustling city life. The rooms at The Lanesborough Hotel, near Hyde Park in London, provide the perfect 5-star accommodation for you. After reopening in 2015, the traditional rooms mix 19th-century style with modern luxury.
It has air-conditioned luxury rooms and offers a personal butler service, free WiFi and an in-room tablet. They offer free on-demand movies, a change of clothing pressed on arrival as well as full access to fitness and beauty treatment facilities.
The hotel is home to a Michelin-starred Celeste restaurant and one of London’s best cigars longes called The Garden Room. The deluxe suites include the presidential and royal, Buckingham, St James, Grosvenor, Apsley, Executive junior, and the junior suite. Rooms include premier, executive, deluxe and superior rooms.
Check into the new Royal Suite for £26,000 per person a night. This city staycation could be the classical modern therapy you have been looking for. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
Shangri-la the shard in London
The Shard was designed by famed Renzo Piano, a famous Italian architect. Designed in 2000, Irvine Sellar, a property developer in London, was looking for someone to redevelop the Southwark Towers that once inhabited the space upon which the Shard now stands.
21 years later, the Shard is now one of the UK’s biggest attractions as it is home to some of the best offices, restaurants and hotel rooms in London.
One of the best rooms for a great staycation getaway is called Shangri-La Hotel.
Occupying levels 34-52, the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London offers 5-star luxury and breathtaking views of the capital and beyond. It features an exquisite restaurant and serves cocktails until late at the highest bar in London.
Each uniquely designed guest room has floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular views of the city and maintains the theme of Oriental elegance found throughout the hotel.
The rooms include:
- An HD television
- Coffee machine
- Complimentary WiFi
- And even a set of binoculars.
The en suite, marble-clad bathrooms have underfloor heating, separate bathtubs and a glass-enclosed shower. They include plush bathrobes, the latest toiletries and mirrors with integrated TV screens. All rooms feature climate control to complement the building’s integrated sun-shielding.
Book into the Shangri-La suite for £14,000 per person a night. This luxurious staycation could be the sky-high escape you have been looking for. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
Enjoy the sunny seaside:
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton has been a cornerstone in UK’s seaside town for over 155 years. With a reputation for delivering unforgettable stays and events since its opening in 1864, the re-opening in 2020 has promised to focus on designing and delivering experienced delight and entertainment for all who enter through its doors.
From deluxe rooms, sea views and King suites, The Grand Brighton has it all. Bedrooms all contain Egyptian cotton linen, luxury toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Grand King Suites are located on the 7th floor and boast breathtaking views of the famous Brighton seafront from the perfectly appointed separate lounge. These outstanding suites offer all the facilities you would expect from The Grand Brighton and more.
Set over two floors, these fabulous Brighton suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, lounge/dining area, large bath and walk-in shower, separate toilet and a private gym. They also feature Sky HD and Bose speakers.
With a minimum of £330 per person a night for the King, this luxurious staycation sea view retreat could be the breath of fresh air you need. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
Carbis Bay Estate, St Ives
Situated in Saint Ives on the coast of Carbis Bay, is a luxurious staycation estate. It is a coastal retreat with a privately owned 25-acre Blue Flag beach. They have impeccable service, fine food, superb spa facilities and breathtaking views across one of the world’s most beautiful bays.
Built by Cornish architect Silvanus Trevail in 1894, the Carbis Bay Hotel quickly gained popularity as a result of the boom in British seaside holidays.
The estate includes beach lodges, suites, houses and valley cottages as well as its own hotel spa retreat. Each beach lodge includes a hot tub, roof or beach gardens, boasting spacious open-plan lounges whose floor-to-ceiling windows lead to private sun decks and all have bay-facing balconies.
The beach suites however have a lift to the accommodation and also down to the beach level. A shared pantry is available for the guests to use throughout the day for refreshments.
With a minimum of £400 per person a night, this luxurious staycation estate could be the luxury hotel you deserve. For more information on booking, check out their website here.
If you are looking for a quick place to escape while UK summer is still around. Why not treat yourself or your family to a luxurious hotel staycation retreat?
There is a multitude of places to choose from. Now that Covid-19 is slowly being lifted, explore your countryside, city or seaside options today.