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London Hotels for your Trip

A visit to London is always special, whether you’re taking in traditional sights like the Tower or the Changing of the Guard, going to see a West End show or major sports event, or even closing a deal at a business meeting. Our great london hotels  match the experience.

While it’s true that no matter where you are based in London, almost everywhere else is easily accessible via tube, bus or taxi, London is also a collection of villages, each with its own identity. As such, your hotel will share the unique character of its surroundings, so allow us to present just a few of the many London hotels to match your ideal trip.

La Suite West

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If you’re looking for high-fashion and glamorous style from your London hotel, you could scarcely do better than La Suite Westin the elegant streets near Hyde Park. Designed by Anouska Hempel, the hotel has a quiet Zen feel amidst the luxury of crafted four-poster beds and marble bathrooms in its 79 bedrooms and suites, alongside the American White Oak tables on the hotel’s private terrace.

The restaurant stresses healthy eating, with extensive vegan options and alcohol-free “mocktails” on offer. La Suite West is convenient both for the West End and the more bohemian Notting Hill and famed Portobello Market.

The Bermondsey Square Hotel

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Bermondsey Square Hotel

Situated in one of the most dynamic areas of London, just south of the Thames in full view of the spectacular Shard, the Bermondsey Square  will be familiar if you watched the Channel 4 show Hotel GB, starring Mary Portas and Gordon Ramsey, and was also recommended by Hip Hotels Group.  Its 90 designer bedrooms,  including 4 loft rooms with stunning views over London, are sumptuously furnished with facilities ranging from luxury beds to an 8-person rooftop hot tub.

The hotel is in the heart of Bermondsey, with a boutique cinema, an antiques market and trendy cafés around it, and it’s within easy reach of both the City and the West End, as well as attractions like The Tate Modern, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

The Park Hotel

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The Park Hotel

Great London hotels aren’t only in central London you know. The Park Hotel in Teddington is just 30 minutes by train from Waterloo, yet also gives easy access to West London attractions like Kew Gardens, Hampton Court and the home of England Rugby at Twickenham.

The Grade II listed building features 43 luxurious en-suite double rooms with all the facilities you’d expect in a high-class hotel. The Park Café Bar and Restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu, including both traditional and modern dishes all prepared from fresh ingredients. While the hotel also provides superb facilities for wedding receptions.

Whichever one of the above or our other London hotels you choose, you will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome, as well as convenient access to a wealth of activities across our capital.  To check availability of the hotel of your choice just click here >>>

Will You Feel The Beat at Our Country House Hotels?

If music be the food of love then The Welcombe Hotel, Spa and Golf Club, one of our great country house hotels,  is the place to be this April.

Stratford upon Avon’s country house hotel isn’t short on reasons to visit, but nonetheless it doesn’t do us any harm to have one more, and on 24th, 25th and 26th April it comes in the form of a series of operatic favourites, a first for one of our country house hotels.

The Welcombe Hotel

You don’t have to be an opera enthusiast to appreciate the finer qualities of La Traviata, Tosca and Madame Butterfly; they are, quite simply, beautiful stories. So while it is always an uncompromising joy to see opera performed on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall or London’s Covent Garden Opera House, there is something rather poetic about the tales being told in the sociable and relaxing surrounds of such an elegant hotel.

The Welcombe Hotel
The Welcombe Hotel

The Love: Lost and Found collection is performed on the Friday night by soprano Melinda Hughes, tenor Jonathan Stoughton and pianist Jeremy Limb, and the evening is a sensual feast of Champagne, fine wine and good food; all the ingredients needed to be suitably sated and relaxed in one of our country house hotels.

The Welcombe Hotel - Brasserie Restaurant
The Welcombe Hotel – Brasserie Restaurant

A weekend of entertainment

However, the evening’s love-in is followed by a morning of serenading over breakfast on the Saturday where the trio pickup on a more eclectic mix entitled Operetta to Cabaret (think West Side Story, Merry Widow and The Mikado). Then sit back for another evening of decadence with a musical backdrop, and a leisurely Sunday breakfast.

So, are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

What makes a romantic getaway?

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Ask any couple what they think makes the ultimate romantic getaway and you will probably get slightly different answers from each partner.  Speaking to a friend recently she said her husband’s idea of the perfect break was sun, sea, sand and surfing, while hers was sun, sea, sand and no surfing.  We will leave it to you to figure out what happened on the honeymoon.

There are a few silver screen standards that go without saying when it comes to romance, candlelit dinners and beautiful views for example.  On the flip side, while it’s highly entertaining, the upcoming release of the 50 Shades of Grey film on Valentine’s Day probably isn’t high on the serious priority list for most.

Nonetheless, at Bespoke we have our own ideas about what is a truly romantic getaway in a hotel, many of them actually, but here’s a few to whet the appetite.

A waterside location

At The Lugger Hotel in Cornwall there are a lot of things that make it special – it is really a chocolate-box perfect kinda romantic getaway.  Y’know, service, sea and utterly timeless.

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The Lugger Hotel Cornwall

It is a toss up as to whether the best part of The Lugger Hotel is the beautiful pared-down luxe design or the location overlooking the sea, cliffs and headland.  Perhaps it’s a combination of the two – either way, it’s perfect.

Historic atmosphere

A lot of the time what really makes a hotel stand out is something intangible – a combination of the history, the architecture and the service, all of which make up an enchanting atmosphere.  The Grosvenor Arms in Shaftsbury has atmosphere in spades.

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Once a medieval posting inn, it now has the gravitas of a building with a past, but, having had a nice contemporary makeover.  There is a cosy pub vibe throughout and is situated so that you can explore Salisbury, Bath, and the Dorset coastline with ease.  It’s the ideal place to potter along for the weekend hand-in-hand.

A fairytale castle

What can we say?  Cinderella would have been proud of this one.  No matter how ball busting you happen Stonefield Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne is the sort of fairytale location that will make you go weak at the knees.

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Stonefield Castle

With a history dating back to 1837 it showcases Scottish baronial architecture at its finest and still has original touches such as wood paneling and marble fireplaces.  Visit when there’s snow on the ground or flowers sprouting along the water’s edge, it’s a magic romantic getaway.

 A private hot tub

If all else fails, a private hot tub is always a bit of a winner, and Bermondsey Square Hotel in London has a suite (Lucy) with its own hot tub overlooking the city.  The hotel is utterly contemporary with design inspired by the Beatles and all suites named with a nod to their most famous songs.

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Bermondsey Square Hotel

It is located for couples wanting to spend a little time exploring the sites, but then again, you can see the London Eye from the hot tub, so what you do with your time is up to you!

 

A Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel – Explore the Quiet Side of England

Stonehouse-Court-HotelAre you looking for the ideal location to unwind and relax this spring? Do you want an area that provides stunning views and small, quaint villages, untouched by modern fads and gimmicks? Perhaps it’s time you visited a Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel and experienced Southern England’s world famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You can start by researching the Cotswolds Bespoke Hotels so that you can catch a glimpse of what awaits, before you plan which activities you wish to undertake and ensure that you pack all of the essentials for the trip. With the weather getting better by the hour, you’ll probably spend a lot of time outdoors, so make sure you have the right type clothing and footwear to enjoy the hills, parks, and gardens.

Relax in Style in a Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel

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Cotswold House Hotel

A Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel resembles an old world country estate and provides lashings of both luxury and home comfort. Many of these chic hotels stand on acres of land and all are surrounded by rare natural beauty. It’s not uncommon to look out your window and see beautifully landscaped gardens with butterflies flittering everywhere, especially at this time of year. In fact, you may become so relaxed and comfortable that you don’t want to leave your bed at all!

However, despite the stunning views, if you choose to sit in your room on your spring break you’ll will miss out on so much that the Cotswolds area has to offer. Although it can be difficult to leave when staying at a Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel that caters to your every whim, it wouldn’t be a true spring break if you didn’t see some of the beauty of the region. When researching a Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel, be sure to ask about any local events happening so you can plan your itinerary. Our staff will be more than happy to help.

Exploring the Countryside

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Bespoke Country Hotels

Although Bespoke chic hotels give you every reason to stay in bed all day, you’ll be glad you ventured out. While visiting the area you can take advantage of the beautiful parks by taking walks on the trails or having a hillside picnic. You can also rent a kayak or electric boat to explore the canals. If you want a really relaxing day, take a stroll through one of the many gardens or arboretums in the area, or if you prefer indoor activities there are plenty of museums to help you learn about the area. You can then finish off your day with a dinner at the great restaurant in your Cotswold Bespoke Hotel.

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Indunil Upatissa Award Winning Chef at the Noel Arms Hotel

A Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel fits right into the beautiful essence of the region. With landscaped gardens and superb architecture of the Cotswolds, you’ll leave your holiday feeling renewed and relaxed.

Check out which Cotswolds Bespoke Hotel suits you and then book your spring break here.