Summer is the perfect time of year for couples to arrange a romantic holiday in the United Kingdom. Are you interested in modern lodgings in the midst of metropolis? Does visiting an intimate hotel overlooking a serene lake appeal to your sense of romance? The United Kingdom has something to suit any holiday preference and is a perfect summer destination for couples.
Corinthia Hotel – London, England
The Corinthia offers its guests an exquisite collection of guestrooms, suites and penthouses. The River Suite with views of the Thames is particularly magnificent. The Corinthia has a hotel restaurant, bar and lobby lounge where guests are invited to enjoy afternoon tea. Corinthia Hotel was on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Gold List and is now offering a Summer Sensation package for couples for 2013. High ceilings and marble floors provide a plush home base for couples to explore everything London has to offer.
Hope Street Hotel – Liverpool, England
Classic Venetian style architecture meets modern interior décor. With full length windows it is impossible to miss the city views the Hope Street Hotel offers. Choose one of the hotel’s eighty-nine rooms and enjoy a cocktail before you and your partner explore Walker Art Gallery, St. George’s Hall or one of many historic Beatles sights.
Ardanaiseig Hotel –
Eighteen guest rooms in an estate overlooking a Scottish loch could be a haven for couples who desire private time together. Book the Kilchurn suite and look out over Loch Awe before going downstairs and enjoying an extraordinary mean in the hotel’s award winning restaurant.
Galgorm Resort and Spa – Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Galgorm is located close to the city yet the serene atmosphere allows guests to feel miles away from everything. Couples have their choice of seventy-five rooms, two restaurants and an abundance of relaxing and entertaining activities such as bike and horse riding. Couples can pamper each other and themselves and take advantage of a multitude of spa treatments. Brides Magazine recommends visiting the Paris Suite for a private and personal spa session for two.
Greenbank Hotel – Falmouth, Cornwall
The Greenbank Hotel combines a historic location with sophisticated and contemporary architecture. The hotel was once a private home and is more than four centuries old. It has been completely renovated with stylish furnishings although there are many of the original details to be found throughout the hotel. Luxurious rooms with balconies highlight the serene waterfront including the Master Suite that has a separate lounge area, large bath and an outstanding view of the harbor. Food Magazine declares the Greenbank Hotel is recognized for its fabulous meals and world renowned chef. Couples will enjoy delicious cuisine in the hotel’s elegant restaurant or in the privacy of their own suite while taking advantage of twenty-four hour room service.
Telegraph Online maintains the hotel’s desserts such as strawberries and mascarpone and poached pineapple sorbet with caramel sauce and clotted cream are exquisite. TripAdvisor details local attractions including Trebah Gardens, Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Art Gallery, Phoenix Falmouth Cinema and the Glendurgan Garden.
Fitzwilliam Hotel – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Conde Nast Traveler recommends the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast. It is a favorite of weekday business travelers and weekend warriors alike. This nine floor boutique hotel offers a sophisticated restaurant and one hundred and thirty elegant and modern rooms. Couples on a romantic holiday often choose a studio suite with a bedroom and living area and a washroom featuring his and hers hand basins and a standalone tub. The hotel’s luxurious penthouse suite showcases gorgeous views of the city. Pubs, shops and the Grand Opera House are all within walking distance.
Romance can take place while becoming immersed in the city nightlife or discovering a quiet paradise for two. Consider the type of holiday you and your partner desire and then choose accommodations to suit your wishes. The United Kingdom offers couples a wide array of romantic destinations.
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Abi writes for The Cornwall Hotel Collections, who run Truro’s Alverton Hotel and Falmouth’s Greenbank Hotel. For accommodation and a place to eat on the seafront in Falmouth click here and visit The Greenbank Hotel.