Nothing beats traveling with the fam, but when you’re craving a romantic getaway or feel like lounging by the pool temper tantrum-free (especially when it’s your kids causing the ruckus!), an adults-only hotel may be the way to go. Here, we’ve rounded up our top picks in Britain.
If sleek, stylish, and eco-friendly fits your style, then check out The Scarlet on the northern coast of Cornwall. Featuring a slew of luxury amenities, including a deep relaxation room, sunbathing terrace, and cloister garden, you’ll never want to head up to your room (but you should, because each one offers a stunning panoramic view of the property). But the hotel’s most exciting features are the ones you can’t see, such as its commitment to grey-water harvesting (using waste water from showers to flush toilets) and its roof constructed entirely from Sea Thrift (a local plant).
For sheer relaxation in a rustic setting, look no farther than Heather Cottage in the Peak District. Boasting the woodsy vibe of a country hideaway with all the amenities you’d expect to find in a luxury hotel (including a private outdoor hot tub), this self-serving cottage is the perfect pick for a weekend getaway with that special someone.
Live out your fairy-tale fantasy—complete with an ivy-covered tower!—by booking a room at Bodelwyddan Castle Historic Hotel, located on the North Wales coast. Here, guests will enjoy live entertainment, an indoor pool, lush gardens, plus plenty of scenic photo-ops to make your Instagram friends green with envy.
Animal lovers will feel right at home at this chic coastal retreat in western Wales that welcomes well-behaved dogs—and even horses! Dash through the waves on Barmouth Beach with your equine companion, or wander along the lush forest trails at Coed y Brenin. And should you feel like venturing off without your four-legged friend, treat them to a pampering session at Coes Faen Lodge's on-site equine spa, which features a a warm water rain shower and infrared heat treatment.
For a grown-up getaway that will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated, consider booking a spa weekend at Careys Manor Hotel, nestled in the heart of Newcastle. Pamper yourself with a massage and mud treatment at the award-winning SenSpa, swim a few lengths in the 14m UV treated swimming pool, and let your worries melt away in the crystal steam room. Feeling social? The hotel offers complimentary wine tasting with its head sommelier every Friday at 5pm.