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5 of the best hotels for VIPs in the UK

  • Inspiration
  • By Lisa Nightingale
  • Published 07 December 2022
  • Revised 17 February 2023
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If you are going to luxuriate and indulge in a five-star getaway then there’s a certain expectation of what level of service you will receive, and that’s VIP treatment.  

Whether it’s the simple, classy touches like valet parking and luxury bath products in your suite, or impressive benefits such as a 24/7 personal butler service and tailor-made trips and experiences by an attentive concierge, these features all help to make guests feel like VIPs, and it is what makes particular hotels stand out from the crowd. And if you're a someone who likes to make a statement, then seek out some of the most fashionable hotels in the UK here.

We have provided below a list of a few UK luxury hotels that deliver noteworthy VIP treatment for their guests, and hopefully it will inspire you to book your next world-class UK getaway that makes you feel like a celebrity from the moment you arrive. 

W London, Leicester Square 

Positioned in the perfect central London spot for its dazzling nightlife and culture, W London, Leicester Square is one of the top UK VIP hotels right in the thick of the glittering West End and the pulsating heart of Soho. If you’re after an A-list party experience, then this is where you should stay!  

192 rooms and suites are designed with merriment in mind and include a range of features such as flamboyant disco balls, atmospheric lighting, and bold, ostentatious colour schemes.

They also include personal iPads for guests to be able to control everything from lights, music, and streaming services to temperature and room service for food and drinks.  

The Perception at W London is the hotel’s must-visit bar and nightclub, which hosts a full programme of excellent events including live DJs and themed club nights, not to mention the phenomenal cuisine and signature cocktails.

A fantastic fitness centre and spa top off the marvellous amenities at W London, where you are sure to get that VIP experience from the moment you check in. 

Top VIP features include: 

  • Suites with ‘Mega Bar’ service and private mixologist  
  • Advanced in-room technology 
  • Bottomless Sunday brunch and swanky afternoon teas 

W London, Leicester Square

W London, Leicester Square

The Lanesborough, London 

For a true taste of hotels for VIPs UK-style, then look no further than The Lanesborough. As one of the capital’s swankiest and most established hotels, it has attracted a world of celebrities and noteworthy guests such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cher for many years.

Located in Hyde Park just moments away from high-end shopping districts of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street, this award-winning hotel is the pinnacle of British luxury accommodation. 

The Lanesborough Grill is the hotel’s signature restaurant and offers elegant cuisine with modern flair, while The Garden Room’s year-round cosy outdoor terrace invites guests to relax and enjoy spirits, cocktails and perhaps even a Cuban cigar from its walk-in humidor.

The Lanesborough Club & Spa Restaurant includes a semi-private area for intimate dinner parties, as well as offering all-day healthy dining and bespoke smoothies for guests who have just finished a personal training session at the gym. 

Rooms and suites are uniquely furnished in a variety of cool pastel colours and feature many modern conveniences such as in-room tablets and responsive technology – keeping up with the ever-changing needs of the 21st century traveller.

If you fancy entertaining guests during your stay, the larger suites can also accommodate up to six guests for dinner or eight for cocktails. 

Top VIP features include: 

  • Private members’ access to The Lanesborough Club & Spa 
  • Personal training packages exclusively for hotel guests  
  • Attentive hotel concierges who are each a member of Les Clefs d’Or 

The Lanesborough, London

The Lanesborough, London
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Foxhill Manor, The Cotswolds 

Venture out away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the stunning, Grade II-listed Foxhill Manor, which is nestled within the scenic Cotswolds overlooking the pretty village of Broadway.  

Effortlessly blending rustic charm with modern sophistication, it offers a unique take on the typical British countryside getaway wherein everything revolves around you, including the chance to enjoy full control over the kitchen, bar and restaurant, and media room.

Guests can wander the manor and estate freely, have a chat with the chef before dining on a bespoke menu and even eat dinner in the bath – if that’s your thing! 

Five stunning rooms and three plush suites are individually designed with beautiful finishing touches with traditional features and contemporary technology. Plus, a wide-ranging catalogue of activities is on offer within this glorious 400-acre estate, for example yoga classes, axe throwing, archery, falconry, and clay pigeon shooting. 

Top VIP features include: 

  • Casual yet welcoming ‘whatever you fancy, wherever you fancy it’ concept 
  • Privately hire the entire hotel for exclusive ‘House Parties’ and celebratory occasions 
  • Tailor-made experiences for families, couples, and larger groups

Foxhill Manor, The Cotswolds

Foxhill Manor, The Cotswolds

No.1 by Guesthouse, York 

Further north to the magnificent city of York, No.1 by Guesthouse is a beautiful renovated Georgian boutique hotel located in Clifton, just a 10-minute walk from the impressive York Minster.  

No two bedrooms or suites are alike with many unique design features on display, yet each includes modern amenities, most notably a turntable and access to an impressive vinyl record library where you can choose whatever you fancy listening to. 

The Restaurant delivers a wonderful array of cuisine with ingredients taken from neighbourhood dairies, hives, and farms, while The Bar is a cool spot for quirky drinks and local brews that is open day and night.

The Marmalade Lounge is a cosy little corner that features local artists’ works and is a dedication to the sticky-sweet accompaniment to the classic British toast and tea combo. 

Top VIP features include: 

  • Fully stocked pantries of complimentary treats and snacks 
  • Weekly Sunday lunch feast for guests 
  • Extra special touches for kids like goodies and in-room tipi hideouts 

No.1 by Guesthouse, York

No.1 by Guesthouse, York

The Balmoral, Edinburgh 

The hotel’s name probably sounds familiar due to the famous luxurious Scottish residences of the late Her Majesty The Queen, and this five-star Edinburgh icon is certainly fit for royalty, overlooking Edinburgh Castle, and sporting its landmark clock tower.  

Charming rooms and suites at The Balmoral combine heritage style with contemporary comforts, beautiful personal touches, and are packed full of character.

The striking Forte Suites are superbly unusual with features such as porthole windows, delightful trinkets and ornaments, celebrity-autographed memorabilia, and antique furnishings.  

Dining at the Balmoral is a glamourous affair with Number One restaurant providing modern cuisine and world-class Scottish hospitality.

Brasserie Prince is a French-Scottish fusion of hearty cookery in a chic, bistro-inspired setting. While Palm Court is a legendary place for award-winning afternoon tea, bathed in cascading light under the domed glass roof. 

For a haven of relaxation in the heart of this buzzing city, The Balmoral Spa can be found at No.1 Princes Street and offers guests an urban oasis with outstanding service and a vast catalogue of treatments and rituals, not to mention the impressive fully equipped gym. 

Top VIP features include: 

  • Complimentary extras when staying in the opulent Forte Suites 
  • SCOTCH whisky bar with more than 500 malts – the largest collection in Edinburgh 
  • Home to the city’s most illustrious wedding venue 

The Balmoral, Edinburgh

The Balmoral, Edinburgh

For more inspiration or to book your next VIP hotel break, see our luxury UK holidays and enquire online or call our team of personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985.

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