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2016 Romantic Hotels

Looking for a romantic hotel? There’s nothing more romantic than staying in a hotel with someone you love - so we’ve handpicked the top ten of our romantic hotels to ensure you have a stay to remember. Our hotels have been independently reviewed and rated for their ambience, charm and welcome. 

  • Burgh Island Hotel, BIGBURY-ON-SEA, Devon

    ‘A truly memorable stay,’ was enjoyed by visitors this year to this Grade II listed hotel on a tidal island at the end of Bigbury beach. Opened in 1929, the ‘quirky’ building

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  • Tor Cottage, CHILLATON, Devon

    Hillside woodlands, home to deer, pheasants and shy badgers, rise behind this rustic B&B in a secluded spot at the end of a long, tree-lined track. Maureen Rowlatt is the ‘charming’

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  • The Old Railway Station, PETWORTH, Sussex

    On a disused railway line bordered by woodland, this B&B with a difference occupies a renovated Victorian station building and four restored Pullman carriages. Hosts Gudmund Olafsson and Catherine

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  • Ardanaiseig, KILCHRENAN, Argyll and Bute

    ‘Beautifully situated’ on the shores of Loch Awe, this rambling manor house is ‘full of character’, say Guide inspectors in 2015. ‘A pleasingly old-fashioned air of

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  • La Sablonnerie, SARK

    ‘It is still wonderful.’ Praise this year from a fan on his ‘umpteenth’ visit to ‘this little paradise’, on a tranquil, car-free island an hour’s ferry ride

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  • The Portobello, LONDON, Greater London

    On an ‘elegant’ residential street in Notting Hill, this quirky little hotel returns to the main section of the Guide under the new ownership of Peter and Jessica Frankopan, whose small

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    The Old Rectory, BOSCASTLE, Cornwall

    In a ‘magical setting’, at the end of a winding country lane, this large slate-built Victorian house and its ‘magnificent’ grounds formed the backdrop for the ‘Cornish

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  • driftwood hotel, PORTSCATHO, Cornwall

    Standing in ‘beautifully landscaped’ gardens overlooking Gerrans Bay, Paul and Fiona Robinson’s upscale seaside hotel has a ‘relaxed’ atmosphere and ‘friendly and

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    Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, WINDERMERE, Cumbria

    ‘A happy atmosphere: friendly staff, flowers in every room.’ Fresh praise in 2015 from returning visitors for this ‘superb’ country house hotel (Relais & Châteaux).

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  • Moor of Rannoch Hotel, RANNOCH STATION, Perth and Kinross

    In a village on the West Highland railway line, Scott Meikle and Stephanie Graham’s ‘beautifully remote hotel’ stands at the end of the road on the edge of a moorland wilderness. The absence of

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    Linthwaite House, BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE, Cumbria

    ‘A superb setting in extensive gardens.’ High above Lake Windermere, this smart hotel wins fresh praise from a reader in 2015. Hector Degalard is the manager. Period and contemporary

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