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Best Hotels for a luxurious Night Away
We’ve taken a look at the best hotels for a luxurious night away, just in case you fancy having a night away with the hubby or wife! Take a look at our selections below;
Conjuring a sense of Oriental elegance, the 202 guestrooms and suites at Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard offer a luxurious home away from home, complemented by Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality.
Thanks to the distinct design of The Shard, each room is unique and features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views, complimentary high-speed internet, Acqua Di Parma bathroom amenities and more.
A seamless fusion of refined materials, such as marble and silk, are blended with contemporary light wood, completing the urban cityscape. High-end technology sits comfortably alongside subtle luxury with features including automatic climate control that complements the building’s integrated sun-shielding and the patented, body-contouring Shangri-La Bed.
Overlooking a park to the River Thames, this luxe hotel in the West End district of Covent Garden is a 2-minute walk from the Savoy Theatre and a 10-minute walk from the National Portrait Gallery.
Elegant, Edwardian or art deco-style rooms feature minibars, flat-screen TVs, WiFi access and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms offer plush seating areas, river views and/or claw-foot tubs. Lavish 1-and 2-bedroom suites offer butlers and car services.
Amenities include the esteemed American Bar and a cabaret lounge, as well as boutique shopping, a pool, a day spa and a gym. There's also a stylish seafood restaurant and Gordon Ramsay's acclaimed Savoy Grill.
The Chester Residence
Set in a collection of 4 Georgian townhouses, these high-end serviced apartments are 7 minutes' walk from the West End - Princes Street tram stop and 10 minutes' walk from Haymarket train station.
Lavish units with 1 or 2 bedrooms feature full kitchens, dining areas and free WiFi, as well as lounges with flat-screen TVs, DVD players and surround sound systems. Distinctive touches in upgraded apartments include fireplaces, free-standing tubs, city views, terraces and/or private gardens. En suite spa treatments are offered.
There's a reception area with a concierge, and airport transfers and chauffeur-driven cars can be arranged
Fonab Castle Hotel - Scotland
Overlooking Loch Faskally, this stately castle hotel and modern annexe is 7.5 miles from both Blair Castle and the Atholl Country Life Museum.
Annexe rooms are plush and modern, with flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, designer toiletries and free WiFi; some have balconies with loch views. Castle rooms add sitting rooms, and some have fireplaces. A penthouse suite has original paneled walls, vaulted ceilings and a raised 7-foot bed.
There's an upscale restaurant, a casual brasserie, a bar, a lounge, patio dining in good weather, and extensive grounds. There's also a fitness centre and spa with treatments (surcharge).