Eight UK hotels to visit in for the ultimate staycation

Staycations are the hottest ticket in town right now and Margaret Hussey has rounded up some of her favourite UK hotels to stay in, so you can get the break you’re craving, no flights required.

The Alice Hawthorn

For cosy nights in the country The Alice Hawthorn is just the ticket. The Grade II listed pub has undergone a substantial renovation with 12 guest rooms all totally sympathetic to its Yorkshire surroundings. Plus with entries in the Good Food and Michelin guides, a beer garden and sourdough pizzas, you won’t want to go too far. Rooms from £120. Thealicehawthorn.com

The Mondrian Shoreditch

Opening in July, Mondrian Shoreditch London promises to bring a lot of glamour and fun with its rooftop pool and lounge. While downstairs, world-famous Michelin-starred chef Dani García is bringing Bibo to the capital, with his Spanish kitchen serving tapas. There will also be Christina’s Shoreditch, an all-day café and cocktail bar with produce all locally sourced.  Rooms from £299. MondrianShoreditch.com.

The Pig Hotel

For foodies, The Pig in the South Downs is the next in the group to open. Situated in the hamlet of Madehurst, near Arundel, West Sussex, you can expect all the trademarks of The Pig, cosy armchairs, welcoming staff and food which comes from within a 25-mile radius. It will have 30 rooms and a mixture of garden wagons with log burners and monsoon showers. Plus its own vineyard. Opens September. Rooms from £155. Thepighotel.com

The Standard Hotel

For affordable and stylish staycations, The Standard London has it all. All types of travellers are catered for in its 266 rooms. It’s got a rooftop bar with great views over London, tacos and tequila on the 10th floor at Decimo and Aperol slushies on the outside terrace. And just minutes from King’s Cross station. Rooms from £199. standardhotels.com/london 

The Grove

Bringing glamour to the ‘Shires, The Grove has undergone a major renovation. All 189 rooms have been updated and The Glasshouse restaurant, bar and lobby refurbished with plush velvets and earth tones to bring the outside in. And with three lounges, this Hertfordshire hotel has plenty of space to kick your heels off. Rooms from £370. thegrove.co.uk

Nomad Hotel

Housed in the former Bow Street Magistrates Court, NoMad London is bringing all its New York style to the capital. Abstract art is featured throughout and there’s a restaurant in the light-filled atrium, as well as the Side Hustle bar and library, where you can sit and drink cocktails. The former courtroom is now a ballroom. Rooms from £455. Nomadhotel.com


For the perfect city escape, fforest offers Onsen Domes, garden shacs (correct) and crog lofts all set within 200 acres. There’s an on site pub serving local beer and gin as well as a restaurant. Turn up, switch off your devices and breathe. Accommodation from £98. coldatnight.co.uk

Graduate Cambridge

Right on the banks of the River Cam, the Graduate is minutes from Cambridge’s shops, restaurants and bars. And if you are feeling energetic, you can hire a punt from right outside the hotel. With a fitness club and pool, plus Garden House restaurant, it has everything for a weekend break. Opens July 1. Rooms from £189. graduatehotels.com/cambridge

Credits: Images courtesy of Hotel unless otherwise stated.

Feature Image: Fforest

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