Peppered across the British south coast, you’ll find breathtaking views encapsulating the essence of one of the most beautiful parts of the world. While you plan your holiday, be it a staycation or a destination visit from the continent, you’ll need to think about where you’ll be rooming. The hotels in the local area range from uniquely quirky to gloriously comfortable.
The Pig on the Beach -Studland, Swanage
After a relaxing stay at one of the most unique hotels in the area? The Pig on the Beach is located along Studland Bay and is the ultimate in get-away inspiration. Boasting uninterrupted views of the gorgeous coastline, this country house offers 23 bedrooms, two treatment rooms, a greenhouse restaurant using its own homegrown or locally sourced ingredients and a private room that you can book for special occasions. The kitchen is one of the most authentic in the area with its ever-changing menu, completely dependent on which ingredients are available.
Hotel du Vin, Poole
By the Quayside down a quaint, cobbled street, you’ll find one of the most charming hotels in Poole. The impressive building’s period features have been lovingly retained, converting it into a luxury hotel with 38 tastefully styled bedrooms and suites. Their restaurant, Bistro du Vin, uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients to create the most delightful French and British dishes. Ideal for your celebratory occasion, choose from one of the unique private dining rooms.
Hilton Bournemouth is the place to stay, just 5 minutes away from the promenade and the cultural Bournemouth International Centre. This hotel makes for a truly unforgettable experience – from the fabulous LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar offering panoramic views over Bournemouth, to the modern take on British Cuisine in the destination restaurant Schpoons & Forx. And, for those after a spot of wellness and pampering, the lovely Eforea Spa and Health Club offers an extensive treatment menu for you to indulge in.
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
Its super-yacht inspired design adds a touch of luxury lifestyle to the marina and city of Southampton. Choose from a stunning collection of 85 bedrooms and 6 luxury apartments, all with breathtaking views, no matter the season. Its restaurant, The Jetty offers ‘simply sublime seafood’ using the finest seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients. Meanwhile the indulgent HarSPA offers luxurious packages, including spa days, spa breaks and more.
Number Four Hotel, Portsmouth
Walking distance from the town and seafront you’ll find Portsmouth and Southsea’s designer boutique hotel. The beautifully designed rooms will leave you completely refreshed after a cozy night’s sleep. They each come with wireless internet, L’Occitane Aromachologie toiletries and New Forest Water. And, you can dine at the Gastro Pub, The Florence Arms, just 10 minutes away from the hotel to enjoy freshly cooked authentic pub food.