Wake up to a glittering Cornish seascape or the grandeur of the Yorkshire Dales; there’s nothing quite like a room with a view., which is why our UK Hotel Gurus pulled together their list of the top 10 UK hotels with great views.
You can while away many happy hours, just relaxing and drinking in the vista at each of these UK hotels with great views, which are all spectacularly located.
10 UK Hotels with Great Views
UK Hotels with Great Views of the Coast
The Scarlet in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall is a relaxing, eco-friendly hotel known for its fabulous sunset views and great spa. For a peaceful view of Burgh Island, try the The Henley, a small, friendly bolthole with just five rooms and its own private beach. Or, if you like a buzzy view then The Pier at Harwich is for you, it’s a characterful waterfront hotel and seafood restaurant with views of the busy quay.
UK Hotels with Great Views offering Great Escapes
The Horn of Plenty Hotel in the Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, is an elegant country house hotel with fine dining and peaceful grounds in a great spot for fishing, or consider the Charles Bathurst Inn in the Yorkshire Dales, which offers 19 light, modern rooms, hearty food and drink and great walks and cycle routes right from the door.
UK Hotels with Great Views for Families
The Hotel Endsleigh is a historic shooting lodge on the banks of the Tamar River with lovely grounds, stylish interiors and 16 rooms, or for a view of the coast there’s the Northbank Hotel on the Isla of Wight, which has 18 family-friendly rooms and an excellent family holiday atmosphere and great rates.
UK Hotels with Great Views for Romance
The Hell Bay Hotel is remote, stylish and wonderfully positioned with views of the Atlantic, or try Blue Hayes a glamorous and discreet six room boutique hotel in St. Ives.
UK Hotels with Great Views for Outdoor Types
The Neuadd Lwyd Hotel in rural Anglesey is a former rectory with just four luxurious bedrooms and delicious dinners, or for gentler views there’s the Linthwaite House Hotel, with views over Lake Windermere, which is a relaxed Edwardian hotel with an excellent restaurant and great walks starting right from the hotel.
If you haven’t spotted your ideal view on our Guru’s list of 10 UK Hotels with Great Views you could:
Luxury and elegance make up this country house in rural Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor - a peaceful stay in stunning grounds. Modern, comfortable rooms are unique in style and capture the view. Fine dining at the 3 AA Rosettes restaurant. Devon and its activities are for all the family.
16 rooms from $186
Exclusive offer - Autumn break
Groups - If you want your own country house just for the weekend then this is the place for you. Exclusive use is avaliable.
Foodies - The award winning restaurant tantalises your taste buds with its locally sourced, seasonal and inventive menu.
Great walks - With all of Dartmoor on your doorstep there is no excuse for sitting inside.
Sights nearby - Dartmoor National Park and The Eden Project are both nearby.
Small and friendly owner managed seaside bolthole of just five rooms, with a beach house feel. Cosy rooms are comfortable and clean with wonderful sea views. Cooking that finely showcases the Devon produce. Private beach access. A great weekend escape.
5 rooms from $158
Romantic Break - A magical seaside escape for two, with charming rooms, fantastic food and phenomenal views and walks along the coast.
Birdwatching - The hotel provides binoculars in every room, so make the most of your large windows!
Great walks - Step out of the hotel and onto the pretty garden path tumbling down to the beach.
Surfing - Surf or kite surf on Bigbury, Challaborough and Bantham beaches.
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.
18 rooms from $244
Families - Babysitting and monitors available plus such delights as picnics (complete with lanterns and blankets) in the grounds.
Honeymoons - Fairytale suites, gourmet cuisine, cosy fireside sofas and incredible grounds for strolling hand in hand- enchanting!
Country Escape - Extensive grounds for fishing, shooting, and rambling, plus plenty of comfy armchairs for the weary walker!
Sights nearby - The National Trust and its stately homes make for a great day exploring - Cothele House, Saltram House and Castle Drogo.
Slick, stylish designs meet an intimate Edwardian country house offering all round comfort. Award winning dishes and fine wines at the restaurant. From its hilltop location over Lake Windermere and the Fells - explore The Lake District on foot, bike or horseback. Serenity at its finest!
30 rooms from $252
Exclusive offer - Autumn break
Total relaxation - Pamper yourself with in-room beauty treatments and massages, refreshing walks and spoiling four course meals.
Romantic Break - Take the stunning views, plush suites, two man tubs and candlelit dinners and you are guaranteed romance.
Fishing - Try your hand at Fly fishing on the hotel's lake, a wonderfully peacefull way to spend an afternoon.
Great walks - The hotel provides route-finding sheets of all the spectcular local walks, plus a guide if needed.
A stylish hotel on the remote Bryher Island. Homely suites follow a beach chic theme, think blues, whites and seashells. Most have patios with magnificent sea views. The on site restaurant produces a delicious range of dishes from seasonal locally sourced produce. A grown up beach hideaway.
25 rooms from $154
Exclusive offer - August special
Beach Life - This island has everything to offer from fishing, to sailing, beach combing and birdwatching.
Foodies - The restaurant has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes
Great walks - Take a walk on the beach or up Badplace Hill for unforgettable views of Hell Bay and Shipman Head.
Sailing - Sailing courses are available on nearby Tresco Island.
A charming waterfront hotel overlooking the quayside at old Harwich. Contemporary rooms also capture the views over the harbour. The fish restaurant in a converted pub in the harbour is lively and popular with the locals. A great stay on the Essex coast.
14 rooms from $161
Exclusive offer - Stay and Sail break
Foodies - Wonderful fresh seafood meets a creative chef, simply divine! Not to mention the a gin library and Prosseco cocktails!
Total relaxation - Sit in the suite's bay window, or indeed the restaurants balcony, and watch the sunset on the sea- heaven!
Sights nearby - Just around the corner is the Electric Palace Cinema, the second oldest cinema in England- well worth a visit.
Views - Great views over the busy harbour and the Stour and Orwell estuaries.
An eccentric family run hotel in a fabulous setting - the 1930s with a ‘60s twist. Forget en suite bathrooms, but for families wanting a very relaxed seaside atmosphere at reasonable rates, with lots of friends to make, it's an experience. The antithesis of boutique.
18 rooms from $64
Families - A memorable experince for all the family, with eccentric hosts, communal bathrooms and plenty of beachlife.
Great walks - With over thirty miles of Heritage coastline, there are many stunning walks to be had.
Sailing - A prime sailing spot and a favourite past time for both locals and tourists.
Sights nearby - Carisbrooke Castle - once a prison for Charles I.
Glamourous and discreet 5 room boutique hotel in buzzy St Ives. A tranquil spot with sweeping views. Large airy rooms and suites with neutral tones and splashes or pastel colours. Informal dining based on Cornish produce. Excellent and personal service. Perfectly achieved laid backed luxury.
6 rooms from $244
Hideaway - A real jem that is almost impossible to leave, with friendly and welcoming staff, cosy rooms, great views and spectacular food.
Sights nearby - Tate St Ives Modern art museum is a brisk 20 minute walk away.
Great walks - Walk from St Ives around the stunning rugged coast to Zennor.
Restrictions on children - No children under the age of 10
Spectacular views of the Yorkshire Dales from this convivial converted 18th-century inn. Light modern characterful rooms. Hearty British food served in cosy surrounds. Ideal walking and cycling country. A fine country escape.
19 rooms from $122
Back to Nature - Situated in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales
Active Holiday - Ideal for walkers, cyclers and horse riders
Great walks - The rural, rugged dales provide miles of walking territory
Local markets - Centred between several small market towns
Relaxing, purpose-designed eco-friendly hotel overlooking Mawgan Porth beach. Contemporary furniture and modern local art adorns bedroom walls. Great sea views from the cocktail lounge and stylish hotel restaurant. Fantastic spa facility for ultimate relaxation and great outdoor activities nearby.
37 rooms from $250
Romantic Break - You, your loved one (and even the pooch) can enjoy an indulgent coastal stay
Spa breaks - Excellent spa with a range of Ayurvedic treatments