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'Daycations' are redefining how guests access and experience beautiful hotels around the world, and enable guests to enjoy a hotel break without travelling far or taking annual leave. You can book rooms, suites, restaurants, spa access and spa treatments in some of the UK's top hotels via DayBreakHotels for up to 75% less than the overnight cost (that translates to up to £500). It's a really nice way to fit in an autumn break as we ease back into life and work post-summer.
St Ermin’s, Westminster
At the end of a tree-lined courtyard in the heart of Westminster, you’ll find St. Ermin’s - a haven of style, fun and frivolity. From on-demand yoga classes that stream to your room, to bespoke beekeeping taster sessions that help you master this important art, this hotel is a veritable adult playground. If you fancy a tipple after all that activity, head to St Ermin’s outdoor terrace.
9am - 5pm, from £149 / more details
Alexander House Hotel, Sussex
This beautiful five-star hotel is just a short distance from London, but boasts acres of green space and great facilities for daycationers to enjoy. With a relaxing and invigorating spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and a sprawling estate ripe for exploration, this is the ideal daycation destination if you’re after ‘house in the country’ luxury for half the cost.
Bodiam Castle, Camber Sands, Battle Abbey and Ashdown Forest are all nearby.
9am - 4pm, from £129 / more details
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, Mayfair
With Michelin-starred chefs at the culinary helm, and newly launched rooms offering a beautiful sanctuary in which to rest and relax, the Athenaeum is a tranquil slice of luxury right in between Hyde and Green Park. Head to the spa to unwind, or live like a king for the day in one of the hotel’s beautiful suites, before feasting at Galvin’s. We wouldn’t blame you.
10am - 6pm, from £199 / more details
Great Fosters Hotel, Egham
If you fancy heading out of London, a 55 minute train journey will take you to Egham, where 50 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland are ready and waiting at Great Fosters Hotel. The hotel boasts a Michelin starred restaurant for a lunchtime treat, and a beautiful bar and terrace which overlook the gardens. When you're finished exploring, go for a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool.
8am - 4pm, from £109 / more details
Jury’s Inn London Holborn, Holborn
Just 5 minutes’ walk from The British Museum and London’s central sights, Jury’s Inn Holborn is the perfect base from which to explore the city. Rooms are elegantly furnished, and the relaxing spa boasts a stunning, Roman-style swimming pool surrounded by stone pillars. A luxurious home from home.
9am - 5pm, from £115 / more details
Langshott Manor, Surrey
From grand red brick exteriors to original beams, windows and fireplaces, Langshott Manor is a charming 16th century manor house hotel which effortlessly combines historic charm with modern luxury. . It is just 10 minutes from Gatwick Airport but feels a world away. Comfortable rooms make for the perfect day break, topped off with a sumptuous breakfast and a stroll around the 3 acres of beautiful gardens.
8am - 4pm, from £83 / more details
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester
Situated in Manchester's historic Free Trade Hall, this hotel is the perfect gateway to all of Manchester’s best bits. After relaxing in your room, dine on Japanese and Mexican small plates, enjoy signature cocktails created by a team of mixologists, or enjoy an exquisite selection of treats at ‘The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea’ in The Library, curated by Assouline.
10am - 6pm, from £85 / more details
The Craigie, Penicuik
The Craigie is a beautiful and recently refurbished hotel in the heart of Penicuik, just 20 minutes from Edinburgh. This beautiful country town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the Pentland Hills: perfect for long walks, history and fishing.
Rooms are packed with character. The Craigie Bar and Lounge is a great place for guests to relax during their day break. We’d recommend heading to the restaurant to enjoy the seasonal menu, crafted with the finest Scottish produce in mind.
3pm - 11am, fro £100 / more details
Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh
Located on Gloucester Place, amongst the cobbled streets of New Town, this romantic boutique hotel combines the luxury of a five-star hotel with the intimacy and peace of a cosy townhouse. Many suites boast private garden terraces, views over the Botanical Gardens, and in-room jacuzzis. The perfect spot from which to enjoy a cosy and cultural weekend in Edinburgh, and a walk up to Arthur's Seat.
Things to do and see nearby: Botanical Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
10am - 5pm, from £99 / more details
Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa, Sheffield
Kenwood Hall Hotel and Spa is just one mile from Sheffield city centre, yet is nestled in the idyllic countryside within 12 acres of beautiful parkland: the perfect backdrop for any day break. Head to the Health Club and Spa to exercise and then relax, before dining at one of the hotel’s 3 great restaurants with views over the beautiful grounds.
10am - 5pm, from £55 / more details
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