Whether it’s for a romantic break, a special celebration, or just some well-earned downtime, a hotel room with a private hot tub is – and should be! - an occasional luxury that everyone can enjoy. Check out these top five fantastic hot tub hotels in the UK.
Carbis Bay Estate, St Ives, Cornwall (pictured)
If a private beach retreat in Cornwall appeals, then Carbis Bay Estate is simply perfect. Set in the breathtaking Cornish coastline near St Ives, the hotel offers a range of luxury accommodation as well as a spectacular Blue Flag beach.
Guests can enjoy the sweeping views across the bay from many of the rooms and the outdoor swimming pool. The Luxury and Superior beach lodges go the extra mile to make the stay spectacular. Not only do they boast direct beach access, but each lodge has an outdoor private hot tub in a beautiful roof garden overlooking the sea. They sleep up to six people, perfect for families and friends.
With fine dining, five-star service, an on-site spa and a beachside paddleboard and kayaking school, Carbis Bay is an elegant destination for discerning visitors.
Gilpin Hotel, Windermere, Cumbria
Due to its outstanding natural beauty, the Lake District is a popular area for a holiday or short break. Located near Windermere, the largest lake, Gilpin Hotel epitomises stylish relaxation.
The hotel has twenty-five rooms, all with Lakeland views and many of them leading into the beautiful gardens. Try and book one of the six rooms that have their own private hot tubs made of cedarwood. There are also five Spa Lodges. As the name suggests, this stunning accommodation features private spa facilities including a steam room and rainmaker shower inside the lodge and a twenty-seven jet hydrotherapy hot tub plus sauna in the outdoor space.
For the ultimate in pampering packages, upgrade to personalised spa treatments in the lodge.
As well as the tranquil natural setting, superb food is a vital part of the hospitality on offer at the Gilpin Hotel. Local Cumbrian produce is used in the Michelin starred restaurant, to serve modern British dishes with amazing twists. Guest can also choose to eat at the relaxed Gilpin Spice, an open kitchen which serves flavour-laden Asian-fusion tapas dishes.
The Bermondsey Square Hotel, London
A private outdoor hot tub is hard to find in the city, but guests booking the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds loft suite at The Bermondsey Square Hotel in London are in luck. The hotel is in Southwark, a stone’s throw from the iconic Shard and near enough to pop into Borough Market for great food and drink. The hotel is in a perfect location. Great transport links to enjoy all London has to offer, but near enough to the South Bank to simply stroll along the River Thames and take in the scenery.
The loft suite is a huge room that features a large rooftop terrace and a fabulous six-seater hot tub. From the hot tub, guests can take in the spectacular city skyline, including views of the London Eye. The suite itself features a drench shower, bathtub and high-quality toiletry products from The White Company.
Downstairs there is a lounge that is ideal for a pre or post-dinner drink. The restaurant provides an all-day menu. As an additional luxurious touch, guests staying in the loft suite will be treated to breakfast served in bed.
The White Horse
As soon as you enter the historic White Horse in Chilgrove, you know that this is no ordinary hotel. Eclectic, chic and altogether rather wonderful decor is paired with award-winning British food featuring fresh game, fish and local produce.
The bedrooms all open out onto private courtyards and are luxuriously appointed. The two Stag rooms feature private hot tubs, perfect for relaxing with a glass of something bubbly perhaps whilst soaking up the views over the gardens and the Sussex countryside. This is the ideal place to stay if visiting the Goodwood Estate for the motorsport or shooting; it is just a 15 minute drive away.
Sopwell House, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Sopwell House is a luxury country house hotel set in beautiful countryside. Cottonmill Spa is on-site and offers an indoor pool, poolside terrace, steam room and sauna. Spa treatments are available after which guests are invited to use the Rose Relaxation Room.
Set apart from the main hotel, the Mews Suites are behind private gates within landscaped gardens. Each suite is unique. Some feature four-poster beds, in-room baths and fireplaces. Others have private terraces and cedarwood hot tubs.