Romantic hotel suites for your first night as Mr & Mrs
Match the excitement of your wedding day with a romantic hotel suite for your first night as Mr and Mrs. These five stunning hotels are an hour or less from airports too – perfect if you’re jetting off on honeymoon straight after your wedding
Looking out over tranquil Babbacombe Bay in Devon is like rewinding several decades. The award-winning inn on the beach Cary Arms & Spa channels coastal charm beautifully with white washed walls, nautical stripes, quirky seaside motifs and idyllic beach huts and suites. Nothing beats waking up to a sea breeze fluttering through your bedroom drapes and our favourite place to enjoy menu favourites such as Lyme Bay lobster is the sloping terrace overlooking the water. There’s also a sea-facing spa with a couple’s treatment room if your post-wedding muscles need de-kinking. Book it:Just over half an hour from Exeter Airport. Rooms from £245, beach huts from £375, beach suites from £425, all prices include breakfast.
First night relaxation
One of the Historic Sussex Hotels group, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa near Climping beach in West Sussex is modelled on a medieval manor house despite being commissioned by Walter Guinness of the brewing dynasty less than a hundred years ago. Its charm is pure country chic, with three dozen rooms choc-full of art and antiques – many with vaulted ceilings, roll-top baths and four-poster beds. But while the stonework, wood panelling and fireplaces might take inspiration from the Middle Ages, the spa is bang up to date, offering treatments such as Champagne & Truffles Book it:Around an hour from Gatwick Airport. Rooms from £265.
A rich history
In the heart of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh’s 16th century The Witchery at the gates of the city’s Castle is a dramatic medley of old fireplaces, rich tapestries and gilded ceilings. Its nine opulent suites have a glorious sense of theatre with rich drapes, awesome antiques and roll-top baths for two. And in the morning, you have the choice of a romantic candlelit cooked breakfast in the original oak-panelled Witchery dining room or a continental breakfast hamper delivered to your room. Book it:Around 30 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. Suites from £345 per night, including a bottle of Champagne.
The Pig near Bath in Somerset is a tranquil country house that modestly describes itself as a restaurant with rooms – but, wow, what rooms! The Comfy Luxe and Big Comfy Luxe categories both come with a freestanding bath and a ridiculously romantic four-poster. After a well-deserved lie-in, refuel with a Pig breakfast. What can’t be grown in their impressive kitchen garden and vegetable beds is sourced within a 25 miles radius. Book it:Less than half an hour from Bristol Airport. Comfy Luxe rooms from £220 per night room only.
What better way to toast your married status than to spend your first night at a hotel named after the wine and silk merchants of the Middle Ages. From the team behind The Ampersand in South Kensington, Vintry and Mercer in Garlick Hill is in the heart of London’s old Livery Guilds district. Enjoy its luxury suites, glorious views over the Thames and roof terrace restaurant, and there’s even a basement bar styled after a 1920s Prohibition speakeasy. Book it:Around 40 minutes from City Airport. Rooms from £175 per night.
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