Everyone loves a bargain, right? So if you want to spoil your partner or your friends (but not too much!), take a look at these luxurious 5* hotels, perfect for travellers on a budget.
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire, London
1 night, room only from £103 per person
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has one of the best locations of any hotel in London, being right on Leicester Square. It doesn’t get more central in Central London! If bustling city breaks are your thing then this hotel is the one for you. Take in a West End show, enjoy a meal in Chinatown or shop ‘til you drop in Regents Street; everything is on the doorstep.
The Marquis at Alkham, Dover
1 night, including full breakfast from £40 per person
A small, boutique hotel with only 10 bedrooms, The Marquis at Alkham offers a personal touch which can sometimes be lacking in larger properties. The highlight is surely the hotel’s restaurant which offers a seasonally-inspired menu using locally sourced ingredients such as rabbit from the Alkham Valley or fresh fish straight from the boat. The location is ideal as a stopover if you’re travelling to the continent or even just to visit local attractions such as Dover Castle.
Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry
1 night including full breakfast from £59.50 per person
Perfectly located near the historic city walls of Derry, the Bishop’s Gate Hotel is great for a short break in Northern Ireland. With only 30 rooms, the hotel is intimate and luxurious – ideal for a romantic getaway! If you want to explore the city, the tourist landmarks are just a few steps away; walk full circle around the city walls or explore the shops in the city centre, and the legendary Giant’s Causeway is only 50 miles away. After a busy day, retire to the hotel’s Gown Restaurant or Wig Champagne Bar where you can drink and dine in style!
Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford
1 night, room only from £76 per person
The “city of dreaming spires”, Oxford makes an ideal destination for a cultural short break. Soak up the intellectual atmosphere of this famous university town and visit the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum and the University Museum of Natural History. Afterwards, have a pre-dinner drink in the Macdonald Randolph Hotel’s famous Morse Bar before enjoying contemporary British cuisine in the Acanthus Restaurant.
Raithwaite Estate, Whitby
2 nights, including full breakfast and dinner on first night from £175 per person
Located in the picturesque North York Moors National Park but just five minutes drive from Whitby, the Raithwaite Estate offers countryside tranquility, a relaxing spa and a great choice of restaurants and bars. Best of all, with this offer dinner is included on the first night of your stay. If you venture into Whitby you must visit the imposing Gothic abbey which overlooks the town and inspired Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, Dracula. Whitby fish and chips are legendary, so be sure to try them out at one of the restaurants along the harbour side.
The InterContinental Hotel, Dublin
1 night, room only from £77 per person
If you’re looking for an upmarket break in the Emerald Isle then this could be the place for you. Located in the affluent suburb of Ballsbridge, the Intercontinental Dublin combines modern design with traditional décor to create a truly luxurious environment. Relax in the spa, take a dip in the pool or dine in one of the hotel’s three restaurants. Alternatively, hop on the DART train and you can be in central Dublin in a matter of minutes.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
1 night, room only from £68 per person
One of the most popular destinations for a short getaway, Edinburgh offers sightseeing, shopping and plenty of restaurants and watering holes. The spacious bedrooms at the Principal Edinburgh George Street are a relaxing haven from the excitement of the city. An iconic building in its own right, the hotel features a restaurant and bar plus a stunning rooftop terrace where you can get great views of Edinburgh’s old and new towns.
Pestana CR7 Lisboa
1 night, room only from £71 per person
If you’re looking a little further afield for your luxurious 5* hotel stay, look no further than the ultra-modern Pestana CR7 Lisboa. As the name suggests, this hotel is a collaboration between the Pestana Hotel Group and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The rooms are sophisticated, stylish and sleek and the CR7 bar features live DJs, a foosball table and shows live sport on the big screen. The location couldn’t be better as Lisbon’s main square, Praça do Comércio, is just a few steps from the front door.
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