For those searching for a bucolic idyll, far from the madding crowds, we'd suggest you look at Dorset. This county seems to have missed out on the majority of the traffic that heads straight past and on to Devon and Cornwall. Yet here you'll find beautiful countryside and a stunning coastline, three quarters of which is a World Heritage Site. Our recommendations for hotels with hot tubs in Dorset, should satisfy those looking for a chic seaside vibe or those seeking a traditional country house feel.
If romance is on your mind and privacy is what you want, you'll have to book Summer Lodge's Ivy Cottage. However if you can't stretch to that (prices start at £655 per night B&B), the hotel also has a spa where you'll find a hot tub for all to use.
Our other two recommendations are located in the increasingly trendy Christchurch, a great place for a short romantic break with plenty to do and see on the doorstep. Our hotels don't offer private tubs, but you'll find them in top notch spas - perfect for a pampering weekend.
Our pick of the best hotels with hot tubs in Dorset follows, but the order bears no reflection on our preference! To check a hotel's availability click the "check prices" button beside the property. For a wider selection of hotels with hot tubs, take a look at our Ultimate Guide or else check out our pick of hotels with hot tubs in the West Country.
A Hardy-esque country house turned hotel, surrounded by lovely gardens and spectacular countryside. Luxurious rooms boasts elaborate floral fabrics and plush furnishings. The gourmet restaurant is not to be missed, nor the extensive bar. A cosy countryside base, complete with pool, spa and tennis.
Style and exceptional service on the Dorset coast. The newly refurbished Christchurch Harbour Hotel offers smart bedrooms, excellent food, pampering spa and wonderful views. Perfect for an indulgent break by the sea.
A modern seaside hotel on the banks of the River Stour in Christchurch. Self-catering rooms and suites have fully equipped kitchens, modern furnishings, and balconies with views. Top of the range spa and therapies, terraces, good restaurant, and plenty of local activities. Very family oriented.