For that really special occasion, splashing out on luxury hotel accommodation is a must.
Hotels with a major price tag for a night away often have unique and unusual facilities and features and will offer the absolute highest standards in rooms and services offered.
If you want to surprise someone special with a weekend away for a time you’ll never forget, here are 5 of the most expensive hotels in the UK you can choose to treat them to.
- Mandarin Oriental, London. £18,000 per night
It doesn’t get any more luxurious – or costly – than a night at the Mandarin Oriental in the centre of London. For your money you have enviable views over Hyde Park as well as your own personal butler to carry out your every whim. Whilst for this price you’d expect a balcony, your outside viewing area over the capital will be large enough to comfortably accommodate 40 people.
Many hotels offer small souvenirs of your stay such as toiletries but you’ll be offered the choice of a piece of collectible artwork from a local gallery. The bathroom is constructed completely in marble and has original pieces of 18th century Chinese paintings adorning the walls.
- Langham Infinity Suite, London. From £16,200 per night
Not one, but two bedrooms await those who stay at the Infinity Suite at Langhams. One is complete with a huge four poster bed and the name of the suite comes from the infinity bath installed in the bathroom. The furniture is bespoke and there are unique pieces of sculpture dotted around the 236 metres of opulence.
As well as tea and coffee facilities, this suite also has a fully equipped kitchen and a refrigerated private bar which is stocked to your personal preferences.
- The Shangri-La, The Shard, London. £14,000 per night
Not a room for those who don’t like heights as the Shangri-La Suite is on the 39th floor of the Shard. For those who want to see across the capital though, the stunning 180 degree vista is well worth it – even more so as binoculars are available in the room.
Stay at this opulent location and you not only have a personal chef, but a chauffeur is also assigned to you for wherever and whenever you want to travel. Step out of your own lift into the 188 square metre room and admire the silk wallpaper before resting a while on the custom made furniture. The bathroom is a work of art in itself with marble-clad furnishings and even a heated toilet seat.
- Claridges, Royal Suite, London. From £12,000 per night
Situated in exclusive Mayfair, the Royal Suite is favoured by the rich and famous. Enter through the sweeping Victorian style hallway and walk in to the accommodation through double doors which lead directly to a dining room which will seat 10 people.
Entertainment is not a problem in the Royal Suite as the room has a grand piano in it waiting to be played in a relaxing drawing room. Once owned by Richard D’Oyly Carte, this is the place to book to feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to a place when sumptuous grandeur was the standard way of life for those in the highest positions in society.
- The Goring, Royal Suite, London. £8,400 per night
You’ll certainly not be disturbed by neighbours when you book the Royal Suite at The Goring Hotel. It has the top floor of the establishment solely reserved for your use and is decadence personified.
Welcome the outside world in through the commanding French windows which open out onto a large private balcony. Marble bathrooms, two bedrooms, a dining room for six and decorated with a range of antiques, it also has Georgian glassware for your use. Another suite with silk on the walls, this takes the idea one step further with it being the same fabric used in the First Class accommodation on the Titanic.