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10 UK Hotels with Great Views

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:

10 UK Hotels with Great Views

  • Horn of Plenty Hotel 16 rooms from £130

    Tavistock, Devon

    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 2 AA Rosettes restaurant. A perfect adult retreat.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Johansens, Sawdays
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  • The Henley 5 rooms from £123

    Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

    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.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • Hotel Endsleigh 18 rooms from £190

    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.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection
    Hotel Website
  • Neuadd Lwyd Hotel 4 rooms from £150

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyl, NOT TO SHOW

    Top quality guesthouse in rural Anglesey. Former rectory with luxurious bedrooms and delicious dinners.

    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 12 years
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Linthwaite House Hotel 30 rooms from £196

    Windermere, Cumbria

    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!

    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.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Good Hotel Guide, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Sawdays
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  • Hell Bay Hotel 25 rooms from £120

    Bryher, Isles of Scilly

    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.

    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.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • The Pier at Harwich 14 rooms from £125

    Harwich, Essex

    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.

    Exclusive offer  -  Stay and Sail break
    Foodies  -  Wonderful fresh seafood meets a creative chef, simply divine! Not to mention the gin library and Prosecco cocktails!
    Total relaxation  -  Sit in the suite's bay window, or indeed on the restaurant's balcony, and watch the sun set 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.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • Northbank Hotel 18 rooms from £50

    Seaview, The Isle of Wight

    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.

    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.
    Hotel Website
  • Blue Hayes 6 rooms from £190

    St Ives (West Cornwall)

    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 back luxury.

    Exclusive offer
    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
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Sawdays
    Hotel Website
  • Charles Bathurst Inn 19 rooms from £95

    Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire

    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.

    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
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  • The Scarlet, Cornwall 37 rooms from £195

    Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

    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.

    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
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pool
    Great walks  -  South West Coast Path.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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posted Monday, 22nd February 2010
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