Editor’s Choice Romantic Hotels

The sorts of places made for moonlight and music, some hotels really are made for romance. So from four poster beds to beautiful views, decadent dinners to country walks, rich histories of love through the ages and picturesque buildings with spiral staircases, these are the hotels to head to with loved ones.  Amongst the collection there’s even an island hotel for the ultimate getaway. Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s top 10 romantic hotels.

2018 Romantic Hotels

Editor’s Choice Romantic Hotels

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Third night B&B Free

Portpatrick

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
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Pen-y-Dyffryn

Pen-y-Dyffryn - 30% Discount Winter Special Offer

Oswestry

‘We can’t wait to go again,’ say guests this year, of Miles and Audrey Hunter’s small hotel on the Welsh border.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Driftwood Hotel

Driftwood Hotel

Portscatho

‘A charming place in a charming situation’, Fiona and Paul Robinson’s ‘stylish, informal’ New England-inspired hotel soaks in the spread of Gerrans Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • gourmet
  • view
4
Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

‘Timeless standards of comfort’ keep guests coming back to this Italianate mansion ‘in a wonderful position’ on the River Usk.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
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Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Ardanaiseig closed as a hotel at the end of November 2017. It will be relaunched in 2018 a venue catering for groups, weddings, and corporate functions.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

‘The views are stunning’ from Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s ‘small, personable’ hotel, in a dramatic setting above Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • activities
7
Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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Old Whyly

Old Whyly

East Hoathly

With a lily-scented terrace in the summer and a log fire in the winter, all is ‘enchanting’ at this ‘elegant, comfortable’ Georgian manor house.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pool
  • guest_house
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The Painswick

The Painswick

Painswick

‘Stylish but informal, fun and relaxing – a grand job overall.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
10
Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

In the otherworldly limestone landscape of the Burren, with distant views across valley and mountain to Galway Bay, husband-and-wife team Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray run their 18th-century manor house as an ‘absolutely top-rate hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • disabled

2017 Romantic Hotels

Editor’s Choice Romantic Hotels

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The Portobello

The Portobello - Sunday Stay Over Offer

London

Once known for its celebrity shenanigans, this west London bolthole, in two neo-classical mansions, is ‘the opposite of bland’.
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Amid the sublime sweep of a Grade I listed Georgian crescent, two converted town houses combine as one luxury hotel affording ‘magical vistas’ over lawns and public parkland.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wine
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes

Crickhowell

‘Timeless standards of comfort’ keep guests coming back to this Italianate mansion ‘in a wonderful position’ on the River Usk.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
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Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Ardanaiseig closed as a hotel at the end of November 2017. It will be relaunched in 2018 a venue catering for groups, weddings, and corporate functions.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
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Langar Hall

Langar Hall

Langar

Down an avenue of lime trees stands this characterful hotel, its apricot-washed facade a welcome sight to its legions of loyal fans.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

‘A place to dress up, to dream, to luxuriate’, this ‘one-of-a-kind hotel’ on a tidal island charms Guide readers with its ‘magical setting’ off the south Devon coast.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • bird_watching
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
8
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

Approached up a long drive, this ‘beautifully maintained’ 18th-century country house stands in extensive grounds – ‘a delight tn the eye’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
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The Old Railway Station

The Old Railway Station

Petworth

Pull into this converted train station and take up residence in one of the refurbished Pullman carriages on the disused tracks: ‘quirky and charming’, this is a B&B with a difference.
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • historic
  • walking
  • b&b
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Newforge House

Newforge House

Magheralin

In a swaddle of green grounds unravelling towards the River Lagan, John and Louise Mathers are the ‘personable, totally customer-centred’ hosts of this ‘remarkable’ guest house.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • guest_house
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2016 Romantic Hotels

Editor’s Choice Romantic Hotels

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La Sablonnerie

La Sablonnerie - Famous wine tasting

Sark

‘The distilled essence of Sark – relaxed, laid-back and tranquil – this remains a most charming place.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • exceptional_value
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House - Indulgence Afternoon Offer

Windermere

‘Nothing compares to this special place,’ says a Guide reader in 2017 after a return visit to the Cunliffe family’s glamorous country house hotel.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
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Driftwood Hotel

Driftwood Hotel

Portscatho

‘A charming place in a charming situation’, Fiona and Paul Robinson’s ‘stylish, informal’ New England-inspired hotel soaks in the spread of Gerrans Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • gourmet
  • view
4
Tor Cottage

Tor Cottage

Chillaton

‘Bridlepath,’ cautions the sign, ‘no vehicular access.’ Press on regardless to reach Maureen Rowlatt’s arcadian B&B in gardens and woodland on the edge of Dartmoor.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • outdoor_pool
  • b&b
5
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Boscastle

Literary pilgrims follow narrow single-track lanes to this Victorian rectory in a ‘magical setting’ in the Valency valley, where Thomas Hardy met and courted his first wife, Emma Gifford.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • historic
  • b&b