As a child, you spend a lot of your time thinking about what you want to be when you’re a ‘grown up’, and I remember that I’d always blurt out “princess” without hesitation. It seemed like a pretty great choice back then, but unfortunately most of us aren’t lucky enough to have blue blood running through our veins. That said, it doesn’t mean that we can’t live like a queen for a day (or two!).
Royalty conjures up the image of being pampered, of being waited on and of luxurious and extravagant settings – it’s no wonder that it appeals to our sybaritic senses. If you’re looking to live the champagne lifestyle, this quintet of luxury hotels will give you a sweet taste of the high life on your next royal short break.
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1) The May Fair Hotel, London
Fit for a queen, The May Fair Hotel in London’s prestigious Mayfair district promises a five-star stay like no other. Opened by King George V, the hotel is rooted in royal history and its imperial interiors, coupled with its upscale amenities make it an unforgettable regal retreat. Head to the May Fair’s Spa for a candle-lit relaxation session on one of the hotel’s special heated beds. Queen Rating 9/10
2) The Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland
The Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland is a real crown jewel. Located on the cusp of the North Sea coastline, you can snuggle down in the lap of luxury while looking out at the golden beaches and historical town centre. With a kingly golf course and an elegant beauty spa, there’s a one-way road to luxury at the Fairmont St Andrews, and it’s most certainly not a bumpy one. Queen Rating 7/10
3) Grand Hotel and Spa, York
Nestled at the historic heart of York’s city centre, the Grand Hotel and Spa is a palatial paradise, perfect for exploring the sights and attractions of York. Keeping true to its Yorkshire heritage, the hotel also offers scrumptious cakes and tea as part of its traditional afternoon tea offer – which is a very queenly way to while away the afternoon if you ask us! Splendid. Queen Rating 8/10
4) Country House Hotel, Beamish
A deluxe escape spot, the four-star Country House Hotel is surrounded by 24 acres of parkland in the quaint village of Beamish in Country Durham. A grandiose building oozing elegance, the hotel is a firm favourite for those who want to reconnect with their royal side and enjoy a splendid short break filled with afternoon tea in the heart of the idyllic countryside. Queen Rating 6/10
5) Bovey Castle, Bath
Upping the ante on the luxury factor, wine, dine and sleep like a true royal with a stay in the grand Bovey Castle in Bath. A secluded castle enveloped by 400 acres of blossoming countryside, Bovey Castle is a five-star experience both inside and out. Take a relaxing dip in the indoor pool or head outdoors for a game of tennis; however you’re looking to relax, where better to do it than against the ultimate royal backdrop that is Bovey Castle? – We think the Queen would approve. Queen Rating 10/10
Celebrate the year our Queen had her 90th birthday and book a royal-inspired hotel for a first-class break!