Romantic Hotels

Pictured above: The Royal Crescent, Bath

Welcome to Historic UK’s handpicked selection of some of the best romantic hotels in England, Scotland and Wales.

Everyone enjoys a little romance. A romantic hotel might offer dining by candlelight, a seductive four poster bed or an indulgent en-suite spa bath or hot tub. Perfect for a romantic break, many hotels can also arrange for chilled champagne, chocolates and flowers to be placed in the room upon arrival.

So whether you are looking for a birthday treat for a loved one, an anniversary surprise or planning to pop the question, you will find a romantic hotel here to suit!

Featured Accommodation

The Townhouse

The Townhouse, 34 Old Elvat, Durham, Co. Durham, DH1 3HN.

This 18th century, five star town house boasts 3 rooms with garden hot tubs, perfect for a wedding anniversary or a Valentine’s break! Durham Cathedral, castle and shops are all within walking distance. Be sure to try out the hotel’s cocktail bar.

  • 18th Century

Rubens at the Palace

Rubens at the Palace, Westminster, London, SW1W 0PS.

Rubens at the Palace is a four star hotel situated opposite Buckingham Palace. Time your visit appropriately to watch – from the hotel’s lounge – the royal horses coming out of the Royal Mews.

  • 18th Century

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Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield House Hotel, New Forest, Hampshire, SO42 7QB.

Set in the heart of the picturesque New Forest, this luxury four star hotel dates back to the late 19th century and is set in 40 acres of grounds. Indoor and outdoor pools.

  • 19th Century

Sunborn London Yacht Hotel

Sunborn London, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL.

With many of its rooms overlooking the Royal Docks, this floating super-yacht offers smartly designed, air conditioned accommodation just a minute’s stroll from ExCeL London. Also conveniently located for London City Airport and Canary Wharf

  • 20th Century

Drakes Hotel

Drakes Hotel, 43-44 Marina Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE.

Voted in the ‘Top 50 New Boutique Hotels’ in the World by ‘Conde Nast Traveller’. Drakes is never stuffy or formal, but is about relaxed glamour, an escape from everyday life, and total relaxation – when you stay at Drakes, the thinking is done for you.

  • 19th Century

The Swan Hotel & Spa

The Swan, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9QA.

The Swan Hotel is one of East Anglia’s best known hotels, dating back to the 14th century and incorporates several notable buildings, including an Elizabethan house and Lavenham’s former Wool Hall. The hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for fine food.

  • 15th Century

Cricket St Thomas

Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4DD.

Cricket St. Thomas Hotel, set in a beautiful Somerset valley, is an elegant mansion built around 1820. Set in a stunning country estate, Cricket St Thomas offers Dinner Bed and Breakfast breaks for adults.

  • 19th Century

Ettington Park

Ettington Park, Alderminster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8BU.

Ettington Park has been in the Shirley family since before the Norman Conquest. It is now a luxury hotel decorated with exquisite antiques, fine paintings and lots of original features. Rated by the AA as 4 red stars. The restaurant is also award winning.

  • 17th Century

The Royal Crescent

Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LS.

Perfect for a romantic city break, the 5-star Royal Crescent boasts a fantastic indoor relaxation pool, plunge tubs, a gym and sauna. With fine dining served in its 3 AA Rosette restaurant, the picturesque gardens offer an al-fresco option in the summer.

  • 18th Century

Holme Lacy House

Holme Lacy House, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6LP.

This glorious Grade I listed mansion nestles in the Wye Valley just 20 minutes from Ross-on-Wye and close to Hereford. There is a choice of three restaurants to dine in, one of which boasts two AA rosettes.

  • 17th Century

De Vere Oxford Thames

Oxford Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4GX.

This luxury four star hotel has sections dating back to medieval times and is set in 30 acres of beautiful parkland leading down to the River Thames. Features use of swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room.

  • 12th Century

Mount Pleasant Hotel

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Rossington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 0HW.

A delightful Georgian country house, the Mount Pleasant Hotel offers an AA-Rosette awarded restaurant, an indulgent spa and rooms with four-poster beds and jacuzzi baths. All of which is located in 100 acres of stunning parkland.

  • 18th Century