Whether you think it's well worth forking out extra money for ambience, comforts, style and panache, when you're on holiday or you're looking for some place that will welcome your pet too, the UK has everything you want in your hotel destination.
Perhaps, you want to holiday on a budget, well, we have the best of those too.
Here are a few hotels you'll wish you'd already been to and enjoyed. If you're drooling while you read this, it's natural.
Luxury Hotels in the UK
Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
Here, you get a feel of living in an 18th century historic mansion, while enjoying the comforts of a private country club. Relax at the spa, and play tennis or golf. The grounds cover an area of 300 acres and there's a superb restaurant where you can pig out all you want. Double rooms here begin at £290.
Hambleton Hall, Rutland
This one isn't just a Michelin-starred restaurant but it also holds a rank among the UK's top 50 restaurants. It has barely 17 rooms but it has the most spectacular lakeside view and you can go on long walks, sailing and take bicycle rides. While you enjoy Nature at her best out of doors, inside, you'll enjoy its sophisticated conveniences. Take your pick of double rooms with tariffs of £265 onwards.
Still the best address in town as far as five-star hotels go, Claridge's has played host to everyone from tycoons to celebrities to fashionistas and to royalty. This Mayfair hotel first opened in 1898 and had an Art Deco transformation in the 1920s. Since then, it has worked hard to keep up its A-class reputation. The rooms are absolutely out of this world, each one different from the other. And on the rooftop, there's a spa with the most luxurious environs and amazing treatments. Expect to pay £425 onwards for a double room here.
Pet-Friendly UK Hotels
You can't leave your pet at home while you holiday, right? We know the feeling and so do some sensitive hoteliers. And this spawned a line of pet-friendly hotels that dot the UK landscape. Here are the top ones among them.
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
This hotel not only allows pets in but also has its own pet, a black Labrador. If you take your pet here, you'll find that the concierge can arrange for your dog to enjoy specific activities and some dog-sitting too. Pay £35 for a food packet, spring water, a dish and bed for your pet.
Hotel Endsleigh, Tavistock, Devon
No matter which room you check into, you can take your pet along with you for an extra fee of £20 per night. He can be given a comfortable bed and a set of bowls for his food and drink.
Whether you want a luxurious holiday or just a break from your humdrum routine, UK offers a lot of choice, both in its holiday segments and the services and conveniences each hotel offers.