Do you have a significant anniversary coming up? Looking to take your twenty best friends on a shindig? Then you need our Guru’s Ultimate Guide to the Best Party Hotels!
There are some great hotels offering exclusive use, and the following is our round up of the best party hotels. Whether for a special birthday party, a hen or stag event, or an intimate wedding, our Guru-recommended best party hotels are all romantic, all in great locations and all fantastic venues for memorable parties!
We've all heard about people being whisked off to Rajasthan palaces in private jets and carried about on elephants, or treated to a four day extravaganza in Marrakech. I was even told of one party who were met at Carcassonne airport by 20 identical lime green 2CVs and map. But if you are planning your own, or even just a joint holiday with another family or two, it’s good to know that some of the best party hotels are here in the UK or Europe, and they don’t always cost the earth!
For many of us the best party hotels would have a very loud, outdoor sound system which would allow you to dance the night way without disturbing the neighbours. And for others the best party hotels are places which would allow you to recover from a hangover in blissful silence, spiritually uplifting as well as memorable places to party.
Sometimes you want to hold a celebration in a city, somewhere you can organise dinners out and trips to see stuff.
A lovingly and tastefully restored farm house for laid back holidays and exclusive use. Simple yet beautiful rooms with white walls, limestone floors and beamed ceilings. Private gourmet chef, access to the wine cellar and fantastic swimming pool. Ideal as a country escape.
A fairytale hideaway set in acres of beautiful gardens. Minimalist Moroccan splendour achieves a peaceful contemporary look. Organic produce from the gardens and the hammam spa awaken the senses. The perfect location for a wedding or group holiday.
This statuesque family-run hotel is set in the undulating mountains of Sierra Morena. Surrounded by olive and orange groves stands a country retreat with swimming pools, tennis courts, and beautiful courtyards that make for a perfect country retreat - and with oodles of personality.
Seville (Santa Cruz)
Small boutique hotel in city centre. Beautiful collection of antiques. Central courtyard, full of character, with roof terrace, sitting room, bar. Elegant rooms, intimate atmosphere.
An magnificent Renaissance Palace, turned luxurious hotel, south of the river. Indulgently large suites are packed with frescoes, elegant antiques and historic charm. Enjoy breakfast in the courtyard or drinks on the rooftop. Manages to retain and enhance the private Palazzo feel.
Marrakech (Kennaria, Medina)
Romantic central Riad with flickering lights and cosy rooms. Exceptional value for money. Elegant rooms in Berber style in creams and beiges. A place to impress.
Winning charm in a classic Tuscan castle setting. Friendly owners create a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere like visiting an old friend. Haunting beauty, rustic charm and excellent value. A must is their five day wine, yoga and pasta retreat.
Nr Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Standing between the Lake District and the Dales rests this eccentric castle welcoming all the family into the countryside and the Eden Valley. Four poster beds and antique furnishings make up the comfortable rooms. Restaurant is open on weekends. Great hideaway and local exploring to be done.
Milton Abbot, Devon
Historic shooting lodge offers an intimate, Olga Polizzi styled stay. Relax in the stunning grounds or in the library. Beautiful rooms overlook the valley and stretch of private river. Italian meets Spanish cuisine with Jose Graziosi's delicious dishes. Good for outdoor-types and families.
nr Mallaig, Highlands & Islands
Victorian country house turned luxury b+b set amid 19 acres on the Road to the Isles
Delightfully informal boutique B&B near the River Dart. 'Quintessentially English' - this 17th Century house is full to the rafters with art and antiques and home to a fine lawn, an indoor pool, gym and grass tennis. Whether rooms or self-catering, the homely vibe is throughout. A magical spot!