UK Hotels Reopening: Where Can You Go After Lockdown In July 2020?
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It’s official: from the 4 July 2020 you’ll be allowed to go on holiday in England. But which hotels will be open? As hotels get to grips with new social distancing rules and make plans to keep guests and staff safe, we’re making it easier for you to scope out your next staycation with a roundup of some of the hottest hotels in the country’s reopening plans. Freedom beckons…

Post-Lockdown Travel: Which UK Hotels Are Open?

 

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  • The Savoy – Covent Garden, WC2

    The Savoy, London

    Re-opening 24 September; bookings from 1 October

    One of London’s most iconic hotels, the Savoy will re-open its doors in late September with additional comprehensive safety measures. In a phased approach, the hotel will open its drinking and dining destinations one by one, starting with The Savoy Grill and followed by its classic afternoon tea and the much-loved American Bar. You’ll be able to book the ultimate city staycation at the Savoy from October, when the hotel opens its luxurious pool and spa facilities.

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    thesavoylondon.com

  • DUKES LONDON

    DUKES London, Mayfair

    Now Open

    Renowned for its world-class martini cocktails, the DUKES bar reopened prior to the hotel to offer Londoner’s their much-missed martini fix. Now, you can retreat to one of the establishment’s luxurious rooms and suites following a tipple (or two), as the hotel is back open for business. With an enviable location in St. James’s (and just a five minute walk from the likes of Buckingham Palace and Fortnum & Mason), if you’re making a long-awaited return to the city post-lockdown, DUKES is the ideal place to rest up.

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    Prices from £183 B&B | dukeshotel.com

  • The Mandrake

    The Mandrake, London

    Now Open

    Post-lockdown safety measures have taken nothing away from the warm welcome always on offer at The Mandrake, one of the most exclusive-feeling boutique hotels in London. With its discreet entrance on Newman Street you’ll be greeted with a smile, followed by a temperature check and the offer (rude to refuse though, no?) of a hand sanitising station. Guests can choose from 34 luxurious rooms and suites, all with beautiful marble bathrooms, from cosy but chic Mandrake rooms up through junior suites, the opulent Mandrake suite complete with tented bed or the light and stylish Penthouse, famed for its glorious bathroom, complete with enormous marble jacuzzi and gold and feathered palm tree.

    Read our full review of The Mandrake here. 

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    Prices from £350 | themandrake.com

  • Heckfield Place

    Heckfield Place, Hampshire

    Now Open

    Heckfield Place will be capping occupancy levels and keeping a two night gap between departing guests and new room arrivals to allow a deep clean of rooms between guests. Culinary Director Skye Gyngell has designed a weekly house-party-style programme of moving dining locations making the most of the Sun House and the beautiful grounds. Masks & hand sanitiser will be placed throughout the home and worn by staff and guests with a one way system to ensure plenty of space. Temperature checks will also be issued on arrival.

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    heckfieldplace.com

    Read our review of Heckfield Place

  • CUTcakes and tea

    45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London

    Now Open

    This Mayfair favourite is reopening on 4 July with a new Ultimate Staycation package which includes breakfast for two, complimentary early check in and late check out, complimentary high speed internet to stream films in room, and complimentary car parking and valet service. Just in case social distancing is your idea of the perfect city break. (Ours too.)

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    dorchestercollection.com

  • Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor, Devon

    Gidleigh Park, Dartmoor, Devon

    Now Open

    Located in Devon on the stunning Dartmoor National Park, Gidleigh Park is set within 107 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. With golf and tennis facilities for sporty types and beautiful grounds for strolling in, outdoor pursuits are the order of the day for your summer staycation. Check into the Dartmeet Spa Suite to enjoy the double marble bath tub, steam room and sauna, the Manaton Suite for a private rooftop jacuzzi or the Pavilion, a separate cottage within the grounds that can sleep groups of up to four. The hotel will be open five days each week, remaining closed on Sunday/Monday, with the hotel and restaurant welcoming both residential guests and those wishing to dine in the restaurant.

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    ‘The Morgan Experience’ package offers the opportunity to explore the Devon countryside in style, with your very own Morgan Plus 4 for the day. One & two night packages are available, with the overnight package from £489pp, two sharing, including hire of a Morgan Plus 4 sports car for a day (including insurance for two drivers), picnic hamper lunch, Morgan blanket, seven-course tasting menu, morning newspaper and tea tray to your room, and full English and continental breakfast. gidleigh.co.uk.  01647 432367

    Andrew Brownsword Hotels is a collection of 13 privately owned hotels, located in some of the UK’s most beautiful places.  Comprising eight countryside properties, four city centre ABode hotels, and Sydney House Chelsea, Andrew Brownsword Hotels is owned by Christina and Andrew Brownsword CBE DL, who strive to create very special places that truly embody their own ethos of great hospitality.brownswordhotels.co.uk

  • Thyme hotel review

    Thyme, Cotswolds

    Now Partially Open

    Cotswolds favourite Thyme will be opening up its cottages for exclusive lets from the 4 July, with food available from the Ox Barn Restaurant and The Thyme Shop also reopening for business. The hotel aims to reopen entirely from 27 August with social distancing measures in place.

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    thyme.co.uk

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  • The Newt in Somerset

    The Newt in Somerset

    Now Open

    A self-sufficient country estate at the vanguard of the sustainability movement, The Newt in Somerset is looking forward to welcoming guests back after its closure – though the hotel’s acres of gardens and estate walks have remained open for visitors throughout. Now, indoor dining has been reduced, with outdoor spaces expanded for guests to enjoy the same delicious meal – prepared from ingredients grown and reared on the estate – with a garden view. While the gym and treatment rooms remain closed, guests can now get the spa experience in unique ways – from in-room treatment boxes to yoga on the terraced lawn. The Newt’s therapists and gardeners have worked together to create a programme of interactive healing workshops using the new medicinal herb garden.

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    Double rooms from £225 B&B. thenewtinsomerset.com

     

  • The Scarlet Hotel

    The Scarlet, Cornwall

    Now Open

    The Scarlet will be offering private dining and room service alongside socially distanced relaxed dining options plus pre-arrival check in to make things quicker and easier on arrival. The hotel also holds sustainability at the heart of everything it does, from solar panels heating the indoor pool, to electricity produced entirely from renewable sources, sustainably sourced organic towels and robes plus discounts to any who have travelled to the hotel ecologically.

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    scarlethotel.co.uk

  • Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

    Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

    Now Open

    Housed in a restored 18th century manor in Hampshire, social distancing is made easy with 500 acres of Dogmersfield Park to explore. Go horseback riding at the Equestrian centre, cycle around the countryside or play tennis on the Hotel tennis court to get out in the open this summer. You can even take your dog.

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    Rates at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire start at £340 per night for two persons sharing a Garden View Room (excl. breakfast). fourseasons.com

  • THE PIG-at Bridge Place - Canterbury, Kent

    The Pig at Bridge Place, Canterbury, Kent

    Now Open

    All six of The Pig Hotels will open on 4 July with the first night reserved solely for the NHS. Guests can book stays from 6 July.  Head to Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, or Cornwall and pig out at The Pig or check in to The Pig at Bridge Place and explore the Nailbourne valley outside Canterbury. The Pig at Harlyn Bay will also open for the first time on Friday 31st July.

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    thepighotel.com

  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

    Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Dorchester

    Now Open

    With international travel still off the table for the time being, the Jurassic Coast is the perfect staycation spot for some of the UK’s most breath-taking beaches and coastal walks. There are 18 comfortably rooms and suites plus large gardens, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Families and groups can enjoy adjoining rooms and suites to ensure plenty of space.

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    Rates for Summer Lodge start from £350 per night on a B&B basis | summerlodgehotel.co.uk

  • Coworth Park

    Coworth Park, Ascot

    Now Open

    Been dreaming of a luxury countryside retreat ever since lockdown started? It’s finally time. Coworth Park’s Ultimate Staycation package includes early check in and late check out plus breakfast for two, so you can really make the most of your minibreak. Or of course, you may wish to make it a maxi break and really take the time to explore the beautiful countryside and flower meadows that Coworth Park has to offer at this time of year.

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    dorchestercollection.com

  • St Mawes Hotel

    The Idle Rocks Hotel and St Mawes Hotel, Cornwall

    Now Open

    New measures might mean social distancing is in operation throughout The Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotels, but guests can expect the usual level of service and warm greeting on arrival. At The Idle Rocks, there will be limited availability and lounge space and tables in the restaurant will be reserved for hotel guests only at this time. At St Mawes Hotel, guests will be offered bed and breakfast accommodation in one of the seven bedrooms (traditional Cornish breakfast will be served in the bedroom) or those wishing to get out and explore can opt for a picnic breakfast.

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    The Idle Rocks Hotel: A three-night break has been created for guests visiting this summer and includes breakfast daily and dinner from Dorian’s menu each evening, prices are £370 per night (based on two sharing, three nights minimum stay).

    St Mawes Hotel: A two-night break has been created for guests visiting this summer and includes breakfast daily.  Prices are £225 per night (based on two sharing, two nights minimum stay). idlerocks.com

  • The Bath Priory, Bath

    The Bath Priory, Bath

    Now Open

    The Bath Priory is set within four acres of mature award-winning gardens and spacious terraces in the middle of bustling Bath. The gardens include a kitchen garden, meadows and lawns with plenty of private nooks for exploring and relaxing outdoors. Enjoy beautiful garden views from the spacious Master Crescent suites.

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    Rates for Cavendish or The Royal Master Suites start from £612 per night, two sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. thebathpriory.co.uk. 01225 331 922

  • Chapel House Review

    Chapel House, Penzance, Cornwall

    Now Open

    Guests can opt for Chapel House’s Super Suites, which have their own private entrances to ensure ultimate privacy and seclusion. The hotel is a haven of gardens and terraces to ensure all guests can socially distance in comfort.

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    chapelhousepz.co.uk

  • Calcot & Spa

    Calcot & Spa, Gloucestershire

    Now Open

    Reopening with a repurposed 17th century barn, Calcot will have the space for a new guest arrival experience. With plenty of outdoor space for adventuring along the hotel’s trim trails, there is also a brand-new outdoor gym with state-of-the-art equipment for guests to enjoy. Socially distanced dining will be possible in the new combined restaurant space, too.

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    Stays at Calcot & Spa start from £309 bed and breakfast | 01666 890391 | www.calcot.co

  • lucknam park

    Lucknam Park, Cotswolds

    Now Open

    “We have been practicing social distancing for over 300 years” reads a statement on Lucknam Park’s website. Set amongst 500 acres of private land and with a big focus on outdoor pursuits, there is plenty to do. New al fresco options with be available, such as picnics in the parkland and activities such horse riding, tennis, falconry, archery, croquet, clay pigeon shooting as well as duck herding and sculptor tours with be available to guests. Equine therapy sessions are also sure to be a popular option post-lockdown.

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    lucknampark.co.uk

  • Crathorne Hall Hotel

    Crathorne Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire

    Now Open

    While it’s been difficult to come to terms with the lack of summer holidays abroad, there is an upside – now’s the perfect time to see some of this country’s finest natural beauty spots. Perched on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, the handsome Crathorne Hall is an ideal base for exploring those storied, heather-clad hills. Alternatively, nearby Yarm is full of market-town charm and independent boutiques. 

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/crathornehall

  • Dunalastair Hotel Suites - View

    Dunalastair Hotel Suites, Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland

    Now Open

    When travel to Scotland recommences, how about a trip up to the Highlands to escape it all? Their Highland Retreat package incorporates two nights B&B in the Munro Suite for two, a 7-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s gourmet and locally-supplied restaurant, Edina’s, and a freshly prepared packed lunch to be enjoyed while discovering the stunning landscapes surrounding the hotel.

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    The Highland Retreat (£499) | dunalastairhotel.com

  • Fawsley Hall

    Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

    Now Open

    With its Tudor architecture and beautiful formal gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown in the 1760s, it’s no surprise that Fawsley Hall entertained many a monarch in its time. While enjoying your stay in one of this hidden gem’s 60 unique rooms, why not consider a spot of shopping at nearby Bicester Village, or a stroll around the grounds of Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/fawsleyhall

  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

    Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

    Now Open

    If you’ve been locked down in the countryside and are ready to tentatively dip your toe back into London life, how about a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, where you have the best of both worlds with three parks on your doorstep, views across London and large, luxurious rooms to retreat to.

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    Rates at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane start at £665 per night for two persons sharing a Superior Room (excl. breakfast). fourseasons.com

     

  • COMO Metropolitan London

    COMO Metropolitan London

    Now Open

    Enjoy customised shopping trips, unique dining experiences and exclusive art exhibitions with a stay at COMO Metropolitan London, which is opening its Park Lane doors in August. With plenty of nearby parks to enjoy some outdoor space in, you’re perfectly positioned to enjoy a peaceful city break.

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    Rooms start from £287 | comohotels.com

  • Chilston Park Hotel

    Chilston Park Hotel, Kent

    Now Open

    Set in 22 acres of parkland and within easy reach from London, Chilston Park is a natural choice for a weekend away. The elegant, historic hotel is conveniently located for discovering the many sights of the area: you can pay a visit to scenic Leeds Castle, or see animals in the wild at Port Lympne Resort – sure to go down a treat with the little ones. 

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/chilstonpark

     

  • Flemings

    Flemings Mayfair, London

    Now Open

    If it’s elegance and sophistication you’re after from your city escape, Flemings offers unrivalled luxury accommodation in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods moments from Green Park, Piccadilly and a short walk from Buckingham Palace. With a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available with private entrances on Clarges Street, and a stunning Penthouse, which sleeps five and boasts a private lift and rooftop terrace for al-fresco drinking, dining and entertaining. The hotel’s acclaimed restaurant, Ormer Mayfair, also reopens on 4th July, offering a menu bursting with wonderful British fare, created by Executive Chef Kerth Gumbs. Guests are welcome to dine-in or enjoy dishes delivered direct to their hotel room.

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    flemings-mayfair.co.uk

  • Fairmont St Andrews

    Fairmont St Andrews

    Now Open

    Set within a 520 acre estate, Fairmont St Andrews is the perfect spot for coastal escape, complete with breathtaking clifftop views of St Andrews and the North Sea. In a commitment to green tourism, the hotel ‘welcomes’ over 20,000 dark native Scottish honey bees at a wild flower meadow, used specifically as a bee sanctuary. As it’s never too early to teach the kids about global warming and the danger to bees, family packages include tours of the hives. Guests can soak up the area’s natural beauty by renting bikes to explore the estate, or heading out on the Fife Coastal Path, with exceptional views over Scotland’s majestic coast, taking in rocky bays, grass-tufted dunes and picturesque fishing villages.

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    fairmont.com

  • Rookery Hall

    Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire

    Now Open

    Treat yourself to a mini-break at this romanic country hotel, a picture-perfect spot that’s unsurprisingly a popular wedding venue. Surrounded by its own lovely gardens, it’s within easy reach of the Ness Botanic Gardens and the glorious Tatton Park – a dream for any nature-lover eager to escape the city for a while. Dating back to Roman times, Nantwich is also worth visiting; the market town has the highest number of listed buildings in the country.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk/rookeryhall

  • Queens Hotel Cheltenham

    Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

    Now Open

    Set amongst the backdrop of Cheltenham’s fashionable Montpellier district, the historic Queens Hotel is a civilised haven, with décor and architecture encapsulating the elegance, heritage and grandeur of the neo-classical era. Listed as a Grade II English Heritage building since 1955, it retains many of its original features including historic wallpaper designed by Augustus Pugin. One of the first purpose-built hotels in Europe, Queens Hotel was built on the site of the original Sherborne Spa, to meet the demands of the nobility and royalty who visited Cheltenham to take respite.

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    queenshotelcheltenham.co.uk

  • Castle Hotel Windsor

    Castle Hotel Windsor

    Now Open

    Standing as one of Windsor’s oldest buildings, the hotel once a small 16th-century inn with a few rooms for the local community – it grew to become the most fashionable of Windsor’s hotels. Inside, special touches reveal the storied history of the hotel – busts of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert hark back to the tale of a birthday gift from the Queen to her consort.

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    castlehotelwindsor.com

  • Francis Hotel Bath

    Francis Hotel, Bath

    Now Open

    In the heart of Bath, the Francis Hotel was originally a boarding house owned by Emily Francis, a leading entrepreneurial lady of her time. Over time, the property became a hotel through the integration of seven Georgian townhouses and today stands as a luxury 98-room boutique property with a sympathetic contemporary interior design. The hotel is perfectly situated as base for a cultural staycation in historic Bath.

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    francishotel.com

  • The Goring

    The Goring, London

    Now Open

    A charming family-run hotel founded in 1910 and located in the heart of London, guests will soon be invited to enjoy the luxury establishment’s Cocktail Bar, award-winning afternoon tea, dine in the garden, and of course delight in a stay within the hotel’s sumptuous rooms and suites. The team stated: “There may be masks covering smiles and a few more white cotton gloves than before but nothing will stop our guests seeing the twinkle in the eyes of the wonderful staff at The Goring. From Friday 4th we will be ready when you are…”

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    thegoring.com

  • The Ship at Dunwich

    The Ship at Dunwich, Suffolk

    Now Open

    With just 16 rooms and situated in a quaint coastal village, The Ship at Dunwich makes for an ideal countryside staycation, just moments from the beach.   Locally-sourced food, delicious ales and charming rooms, this country pub-cum-hotel ticks all boxes. Plus, pups are more than welcome to stay too.

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    shipatdunwich.co.uk

  • Buxted Park

    Buxted Park, East Sussex

    Now Open

    Situated within the ancient beauty of The Ashdown Forest, Buxted Park offers an unforgettable countryside getaway, boasting 312 acres of parkland, sumptuous Georgian-style suites and delicious, locally-sourced British fare at the resident 2 AA Rosette restaurant.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk

  • Stanbrook Abbey

    Stanbrook Abbey, Worcestershire

    Now Open

    A unique 26-acre estate located in the the West Midlands, Stanbrook Abbey dates back to the early 16th century – in fact, it used to be a monastery. Beside from the property’s history, there’s plenty else to enjoy, from a traditionally British afternoon tea to an outdoor cinema experience.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk

  • Pullman Liverpool

    Pullman Liverpool

    Now Open

    Located by King’s Dock, Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, the stylish hotel offers the best of both worlds with its close proximity to both the city’s cultural centre – don’t miss out on a visit to Tate Liverpool and the vibrant Albert Dock – and nearby National Trust beaches and gardens at Speke Hall. Round off your city break with a drive to Formby beach, a spectacular stretch of sand dunes surrounded by fragrant pinewoods.

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    all.accor.com

  • Rhinefield House Hotel

    Rhinefield House Hotel

    Now Open

    An imposing Tudor and Gothic-style manor house in New Forest National Park, Rhinefield House Hotel enjoys spectacular surroundings, an outdoor pool and an array of exquisite dining options, from the 2 AA Rosette Armada restaurant to The Conservatory which delights in views of the garden terrace and ornamental pond.

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    handpickedhotels.co.uk

     

 

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