The Most Expensive Luxury Breaks UK
There are UK breaks and then there are luxury UK breaks! In this guide, we’ve selected some of our most exclusive luxury spa hotels to highlight just what’s available at these five-star properties. From deluxe suites and award-winning fine dining to bespoke concierge services, these hotels offer guests the full VIP experience. If you have the budget, the sky’s the limit!
Just for fun, we’ve put together an approximate cost of the most expensive one-night stay at some great SpaSeekers properties. We’ve categorised these under bronze, silver, gold and platinum to show what you can get for your money from around £1,000 to £3,000+.
Our figures are based on one night in the costliest accommodation option, dinner with wine, and a bottle of the most expensive alcoholic drink in the bar. (All prices and options correct as of December 2021).
To give you an idea of a more wallet-friendly way to enjoy your next luxury getaway, we’ve also suggested some of our superb spa packages at these hotels. These packages offer a premium experience without breaking the budget.
Bronze Category (up to £1,000)
The Midland Hotel, Manchester, Greater Manchester: Located in the heart of the city, this much-loved Manchester landmark has a definite air of elegance that reflects its rich history, which extends back to 1903. The hotel has been modernised over the years but retains its charm and grandeur. With award-winning dining, the luxurious Rena Spa, and comfortable accommodation, a short break here promises to be a memorable experience. While you’re here, be sure to adjourn to The Tea Room at The Midland, the city’s only dedicated afternoon tea dining room. For those with a substantial budget, there is an opportunity to enjoy the very best this hotel has to offer.
Accommodation: The hotel features a range of guestrooms and suites. The exclusive Midland Suites are spacious and stylishly furnished. Some of the suites offer stunning skyline views, while the toiletries come courtesy of ESPA. Price per night from around £379 (weekday) to £464 (Friday and Saturday) per night.
Fine dining: The Midland is home to The French, a renowned fine dining restaurant headed by Adam Reid, who has gained 4 AA rosettes, and won the BBC’s Great British Menu competition with one of his dessert creations. If you would like to take a seat in the opulent Grade II listed dining room and savour a culinary treat, the sample menu costs £105 per person or £125 on a Saturday, with an extra £85 for matching wines and drinks.
Drinks menu: The elegant Mount Street Dining Room and Bar offers a wide selection of drinks and an all-day menu served in luxurious surroundings. Choose from fine wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. If you’re in the mood to celebrate, a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Vintage Champagne will cost you £220, while a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is £90.
Cost of the most expensive one-night stay: Approx. £789 to £894
Sample a luxury getaway with SpaSeekers: If you would like to enjoy a luxury weekend break in Manchester or a spa day at the Rena Spa at The Midland Hotel, we are pleased to bring you a range of superb options. For example, you might like the 1 Night Spa Break, which features the choice of a pampering treatment from a menu of options, overnight accommodation, breakfast, and full use of the thermal suite, poolside areas and relaxation suite. browse and book this spa.
Silver Category (£1,000 to £2,000)
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, Turners Hill, West Sussex: Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa is a true five-star retreat. Set amid 120 beautiful acres, yet just 45 minutes from London, this refined spa hotel offers the perfect setting for memorable celebrations, wonderful UK luxury weekend breaks, short breaks and romantic getaways. With excellent accommodation options, award-winning dining and a luxurious spa, this is an exclusive and welcoming venue that offers spa days and luxury breaks to suit a range of budgets. If you have the means, you can certainly take your time here to another level.
Accommodation: The hotel features a selection of luxurious guest accommodation, including the Garden Master Suite, a duplex with an oversized bath, walk-in shower, terrace and balcony. Prices per night from £880. For even more luxury, you can book one of the superb private residences. One of the most lavish of these is The Royal Lodge at Langshott Manor, which can sleep up to 14 guests. The Henry XIII-themed accommodation features private over-moat terraces, master suites and deluxe rooms. Price from £7,840 for seven nights.
Fine dining: The hotel features not one but two award-winning restaurants, the more relaxed 2-rosette Reflections and the 3-rosette AG's. For fine dining, book a table at AG’s, where the 10-course seasonal and creative ‘tasting journey’ menus cost £85 per person or £150 with complementary wines. For more exclusive dining, you can also book one of the lavish private dining rooms.
Drinks menu: The 1608 Champagne Bar serves no less than 145 wines and 30 hand-picked Champagnes, as well as inventive cocktails, spirits and soft drinks. If you want to splash the cash, choose a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne for £430, Krug Grande Cuvée for £450 or Cuveé Dom Pérignon Moët et Chandon for £550. If you prefer cognac, a glass of Courvoisier XO costs £42.
Cost of the most expensive one-night stay: Approx. £1,820
Sample a luxury getaway with SpaSeekers: We offer a range of packages at Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, so you can sample a luxury break or spa day without breaking the budget. For example, the 1 Night Sunday Spa Break features the choice of a 40-minute treatment, use of the spa’s facilities, overnight accommodation, a credit towards your evening meal, and a hearty breakfast. browse and book this spa.
Gold Category (£2,000 to £3,000)
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath, Somerset: There is something very special about the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Enjoying a delightful location in a lovely Georgian crescent in the upmarket city of Bath, the hotel prides itself on its fine service and amenities. The property sits on an acre of beautiful grounds, while The Spa & Bath House is the perfect place to unwind. If you’re planning a short break to Bath, this hotel should be top of your list. Those with a larger budget can upgrade their experience to a true luxury getaway.
Accommodation: The hotel features a range of superb rooms and suites. The grandest option is the elegant Master Suite. Prices from £1,110. However, the most expensive accommodation option is the stunning Garden Villa, which offers guests their own private residence within the hotel’s grounds. The property features two luxury suites, two classic double rooms, and a private walled garden. Price per night from £1,940.
Fine dining: Among the dining options are the superb 3 AA rosette Dower House Restaurant and the stylish Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge. The most expensive option is the seven-course tasting menu at £85. If you’d like a bottle of wine to accompany your meal, the most expensive white is the 1998 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Domaine Bonneau du Martray at £560 and the costliest red is the 2006 Baron de Pichon-Longueville at £550.
Drinks menu: At the stylish Montagu Bar and Garden, you can select your tipple of choice from the extensive menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including fabulous cocktails and spirits. If you’re celebrating that special occasion, you can order a bottle or two of the most expensive Champagnes on the menu: the 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal at £345 and the 2009 Pol Roger, La Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill at £400.
Cost of the most expensive one-night stay: Approx. £2,985
Sample a luxury getaway with SpaSeekers: Fortunately, you can enjoy the wonderful Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa at a more moderate budget. For example, the 1 Night Spa Break features the choice of one 60-minute spa treatment, use of the leisure facilities, overnight accommodation, and a full English breakfast. browse and book this spa.
Platinum Category (£3,000+)
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Westminster, Greater London: Located in the heart of exclusive Mayfair, this stunning spa hotel has been welcoming guests since 1927. With its wonderful hospitality, elegant ambiance, and excellent location, the hotel is a wonderful choice for all guests. It offers a range of rooms and suites, as well as an extensive food and drink menu with choices to suit different budgets, and a truly luxurious spa. Those with money to spend can really push the boat out at this opulent spa hotel.
Accommodation: There are several suites available (as well as private wings to rent). The most expensive is the ninth floor, two-bedroom penthouse suite, which features a private lift and lobby, along with a fantastic wraparound balcony offering superb views across Westminster. Among the amenities is 24-hour butler service and a home cinema system. Price per night from £2,524.
Fine dining: The refined May Fair Kitchen specialises in Italian and Spanish cuisine, as well as featuring a range of chef-curated dishes. The most expensive dish on the a la carte menu is the Japanese A4 Wagyu beef at £60. The menu is complemented by a reserve wine list, where the most expensive bottle is the Château Lafite Rothschild at £1,600.
Drinks menu: Adjourn to the chic May Fair Bar for a quiet drink, where the most expensive items on the menu are a bottle of Havana Massimo rum at £4,250 (or £300 a glass), a bottle of Richard Hennessey cognac at £3,750 (£275 a glass) or a jeroboam of Dom Pérignon Brut 2008/09 Champagne at £2,800. For a special celebration, you can book the separate private hire space, which features its own entrance and a dedicated bar.
Cost of the most expensive one-night stay: Approx. £8,434
Sample a luxury getaway with SpaSeekers: We offer a range of packages at The May Fair that give you the chance to enjoy the luxury on offer without breaking the bank. Options include the City Dweller for Two package, which includes a 45-minute treatment, 60 minutes’ use of the leisure facilities and a glass of Champagne. Browse and book this spa.