Advanced search

Give me your "money no object" dream hotels...

(70 Posts)
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

LadyIsabellaWrotham Sun 28-Jul-13 19:16:23

I've had dinner at Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental and it is fantastic - dunno about the hotel.

Portmeirion (hotel rather than the Village) is my personal fave - once the day trippers have been kicked out and you have the beach to yourselves it's absolutely magical.

Basketofchocolate Tue 18-Jun-13 18:51:19

The Glasshouse in Edi - esp if you like whisky?

There are a few companies that specialise in such places - can't remember the Scots one. Luxuryscotland maybe? It's all helicopters and picnic hamper type places

Celtic Manor in Wales?



Abroad: South coast France? Nice - can't remember the one that overlooks the front. Begins with a D maybe.

Boucan estate by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia? Spa, chocolate....perfect envy

littlepopsy Tue 18-Jun-13 18:44:05

Another vote for Lucknam Park. Spa was dreamy ! Also, there is a choice of the super posh restaurant and a less formal one. I liked this option for a two night stay. I booked through Mr and Mrs Smith, and we got a free afternoon tea ! Lots to see nearby, or sit by the pool and read (or mess around on MN !!)

BeCool Mon 17-Jun-13 10:26:25

South of France -la Colombe d'Or

Chippychop Sun 16-Jun-13 20:39:21

Why not check out the mr& mrs smith guides

Gorran Sat 15-Jun-13 17:15:02

I would agree re. Tresanton, loved it. Just wish it wasn't so far from London!

Gidleigh Park is high up on my wish list.

Wickedwaterwitch Sat 15-Jun-13 13:45:55

I think Hotel Tresanton is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in. And I've stayed in a lot!

I've stayed at The Haymarket several times and it's always been great.

Wickedwaterwitch Sat 15-Jun-13 13:43:59

I also fancy

Lime Wood
Chewton Glen
The new one near Whitehall, can't remember its name

Wickedwaterwitch Sat 15-Jun-13 13:43:03

I agree about The Hambrough on the Isle of Wight, amazing food. They have rooms too.

Wickedwaterwitch Sat 15-Jun-13 13:42:01

I love One Aldwych and The Haymarket and Hotel Tresanton. I love hotels really.

I've eaten at Le Manoir but not stayed, it was amazing.

The hotels I really want to try are

Hotel Endsleigh in Devon (same people as Tresanton)
Gidleigh Park

I didn't care for Cowley Manor.

Chippychop Mon 10-Jun-13 22:50:33

Any mandarin oriental
The grove - Watford
Lucknam park
Oh and I love the arts hotel in Barcelona

singaporefling Mon 10-Jun-13 22:32:42

Star Inn at Harome - beautiful.... The Witchery Edinburgh with dinner at the Secret Garden (window table) The Rookery.... Dean St Townhouse for the buzz with dinner there or Boca di Lupa nearby... Always fanicies Pavillon de La Reine in Paris... Soneva Gili or Reethi Rah in the Maldives... Raffles Singapore...

BeCool Mon 10-Jun-13 17:17:56

I've always fancied staying at London's Mandarin Oriental hotel <<dream on>>

milk Mon 13-May-13 17:36:50

Oops... I forgot I was in UK...

milk Mon 13-May-13 17:35:09

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 09-May-13 21:28:07

Le Manoir really fab.
The Hamborough in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight make sure you get a table in a bay window for dinner looking out on the sea.

Littlemissexpecting Wed 08-May-13 14:05:47

Guitar girl I've not yet read whole thread so someone may have already said this but syon park in London is indeed amazing!
Also recommend the Edinburgh dalmahoy hotel suite in one of the turrets.
Would like to try samling hotel in Lake District.

nattysilv Wed 08-May-13 13:16:40

Hi here.. not sure if you have booked yet. But we LOVES lime wood in the new forest! recommended it to a friend for her fortieth and they equally LOVED it! its not cheap, but its fab and a bit cool as well! x

cannotdecide Tue 07-May-13 23:18:40

Gidleigh Park. Absolutely outstanding, without seeming to try.

5Foot5 Sun 21-Apr-13 18:27:14

Oh definitely Le Manoir Aux Quat Saison. I have been. Twice!!! grin

It is eye wateringly expensive but if money isn't an issue then go for it.

The first time we went was 15 years ago for DHs 40th. For reasons that now escape me there was some sort of discount and we managed a junior suite which was fab. We went again five years later for my 40th. Not a suite this time but we did stay for two nights.

I would love to go again one day if we could afford it.

Needless to say the food is to die for. But the other thing that also struck me is that the people who work there are all so nice. You might think somewhere that expensive would be a bit stuffy and grand but in fact they were all very friendly and welcoming.

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

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.

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.

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

Epic fail blush

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

was very beautiful too

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now