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Tillyscoutsmum Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:42

For DH's 40th birthday please. Don't mind where (city/country/coast). Great food and a spa would be nice smile

butterfliesinmytummy Mon 15-Apr-13 00:57:24

Gleneagles. Amazing scenery, best spa in the uk and michelin starred restaurant.

JaxTellerIsAllMine Mon 15-Apr-13 12:15:15

Pennyhill Park is beautiful, lovely rooms, fab food and a spa.

StoicButStressed Mon 15-Apr-13 14:36:36

The Langham (stunning everything!) if in town;
OR The Ritz if in town - as you get the history/cachet as well as awesome place to stay. Have spent 2 Valentines weekends there.
AVOID: The May Fair hotel (spitting distance from Ritz but 'spit' operative word...); The Westbury; The Dorchester; The Grosvnor(?sp?)

Babington House if OUT of town;

Is a SPECTACULAR boutique hotel in Brighton if by seaside (trying nut failing recall name but suspect you'd find it v quickly on google or tripadvisor)

Castillo Son Vida if abroad (google before dismiss and you can leave at breakfast and be there in time for lunch - is paradise, as is the spa!)

Latter - by a MILE - even though IS abroad would be where I would go. You will NEVER forget it - my fav hotel in whole of Europe with all (ESP the views) to die for. But make sure get a sea view not a 'garden view.

StoicButStressed Mon 15-Apr-13 14:37:43

nut?? - WTF??! Was BUT. (obv) blush

DrGarnettsEasterMixture Mon 15-Apr-13 14:41:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 15-Apr-13 14:41:50

lovely part of london

YouYoniLiveTwice Mon 15-Apr-13 14:49:49

Cowley Manor
Elsewhere in the world - Zighy Bay, Oman

Ladymuck Mon 15-Apr-13 14:51:17

You want to visit Whatley Manor. Fantastic service, interesting selection of rooms. Good spa, limits numbers of locals who can use it. And there is a private couples treatment area. You can also book their cinema for a private movie viewing. The Dining Room has 2 Michelin stars. Lovely gardens. They give you a walkie-talkie for your stroll so that you can order drinks when you find your ideal place to sit and take in the view. It will however spoil your appreciation for all other hotels...

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 15-Apr-13 14:54:56

Lucknam Park near Bath is lovely - nicer than Babington in my opinion. Calcot Manor also nice but very child friendly which in my opinion is a bad thing if you don't have your own children with you smile

I've always fancied Le Manoir but never been.

We did Babington on my DH's 40th and it was nice - got lovely upgrade to great room which they assured me that Beyoncé and JayZ had stayed in hmm or do they say that to all their guests.

nomazeena Mon 15-Apr-13 18:07:54
Havent been yet but taking my best mate for her hen do in July- we looked at abroad but this is so much easier. Very excited!

herethereandeverywhere Mon 15-Apr-13 18:20:02

UK: Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons - on my bucket list

Anywhere else in the world: Longitude 131. A-MA-ZING.

kneedeepindaisies Mon 15-Apr-13 18:35:39

I would love to go to Burgh Island like someone said up thread.

Or Chewton Glen, maybe in one of the tree houses.

stealthsquiggle Mon 15-Apr-13 18:43:56

Gleneagles, Manoir aux 4 saisons, Chewton Glen. Probably in that order of preference.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 15-Apr-13 21:05:43

got to be honest although we have been to le Manior a few times, it wouldn't be my favorite

ajandjjmum Tue 16-Apr-13 10:07:19

The Scarlet at Morgan Porth? We had a fab weekend there last year.

Chewton Glen is lovely in a more traditional way. We've got great prices at The Langham before.

Singita Boulders is amazing - but is a 10 hour flight away. I would still say worth it though.

Have you stayed at Longitude 131 herethere? I've just booked Sails but wishing we could sneak a night there - sadly it would blow the budget completely!

LaVitaBellissima Tue 16-Apr-13 10:11:08

Le Manoir for sure!

Charlie01234 Tue 16-Apr-13 10:11:41

Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate. Been a few times - the service is second to none, the rooms and food are great and the setting is beautiful. There is a spa and it is only about 5 miles outside Harrogate which is also lovely. Would highly recommend. Look on trip advisor, the reviews speak for themsleves.

claremp7 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:05:26

Not too expensive but the polurian hotel at lizard point in Cornwall

Branleuse Wed 17-Apr-13 20:12:52;label=hotel-89325-it-rw5Moi3SApUouY0_bVJwqAS915502884%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t3%3Aneg;sid=0bbf024ab9bec73ebd4f7f445b0b0f7b;dcid=1;checkin=2013-07-06;checkout=2013-07-13;srfid=5665c16992ec5f1072cb1d15a57ff4097501e01dX2

it always just looked like such old school glamourous

TotallyEggFlipped Wed 17-Apr-13 20:13:56

I'd love to stay at Gidleigh Park

Barbie1 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:32:03

was very beautiful too

Barbie1 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:33:09

Epic fail blush

PoppyWearer Wed 17-Apr-13 20:51:50

We've been lucky enough to stay at the Savoy pre-overhaul and it was pretty special, but we also stayed at Claridges around the same time and it probably had the edge.

DH took me to Bailiffscourt, which was a bit bonkers but lovely, especially the spa.

I'd love to stay at Le Manoir, Claridges and the Savoy again, the Ritz and the Dorchester.

Otherwise in the UK...The Four Seasons in the New Forest if that's still open, Coworth Park in Ascot, Chewton Glen, and Babington House.

BrienneOfTarth Wed 17-Apr-13 22:00:04

The Cottage In the Woods is lovely and has great food. It's on the side of the malvern hills with a back gate leading out onto the a path up to the hill crest. There is a good spa nearby (also a hotel) here but I'd always rather stay at tCitW and visit the spa separately.

Alternatively is top quality.

Thefoxsbrush Sat 20-Apr-13 18:17:41

We stayed at Gidleigh park for my husband's 30th. OUT OF THIS WORLD! No spa but you can book spa room's/treatments or a room with a hot tub. We were so chilled out we really didn't need a spa. The ground's are simply stunning and I have never experienced better service anywhere! You really feel as if you are staying at a friend's house for the weekend.

Stayed at the witchery 10 years ago, I loved it then but don't think I would now as it's all a but fake.

We are staying at Bray cottages for my 30th in December - they look lovely.

Wherever you choose, enjoy x

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