Best Hotel Rooms with a View in UK & Ireland

By Amy Wakeham

1 year ago

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The hotel rooms with views to book for your next staycation, in the most unforgettable and beautiful locations around the UK and Ireland. 

Hotel Rooms with a View

The Pig – On The Beach, Dorset

The Pig on the Beach view from terrace over sea

Situated on Studland Bay, with fabulous views of Dorset’s World Heritage Coast, this Pig hotel is truly one of a kind. Check into The Lookout for the best views, and tuck into the hotel’s signature 25-mile menu (featuring lots of seafood, naturally) in the sea-view restaurant.

Breac.House, County Donegal, Ireland

Breac House

Tucked away in Ireland’s remote and rugged north-west Donegal region, Breac.House is located on a dramatic headland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The modern house is designed to make the most of spectacular views from every room.

Housel Bay, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Housel Bay Hotel

The view from Housel Bay hotel (glimpsed above left in the photo, perched on the cliffs of the Lizard Peninsula) stretch for miles into the Atlantic Ocean. It’s all beautifully wild, romantic and remote: dive into the waters of Housel Bay, ramble for miles along the South West Coast Path, or simply enjoy your calm and cosy room, which either offer panoramic vistas of the sea or pretty inland views.

Penmaenuchaf Hotel, Snowdonia

Penmaenuchaf Hotel exterior

A hotel that is well placed for exploring this beautiful part of Wales. It’s perched high above the Mawddach estuary at the foot of the rugged Cadair Idri, and offers views of its landscaped gardens and the rugged mountains of the national park.

Twr y Felin Hotel, Pembrokeshire

Twr y Felin Hotel bedroom

A former windmill, this Pembrokeshire escape is located on Wales’s far-western tip, meaning spectacular views over the Irish Sea – and, of course, unforgettable sunsets. And the views are great inside, too, with walls hung with a well-curated selection of contemporary art.

The Cley Windmill, Norfolk

Cley Windmill

© Steve Phil

Perched in the salt marshes of the north Norfolk coast, Cley Windmill has breathtaking views of the reed-borded river Glaven, and down to Blakeney Point and the sea. It’s in easy walking distance of the pretty fishing village of Cley-next-the-Sea.

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough hotel view from bedroom

The Isle of Wight is the UK’s sunniest staycation destination. Make the most of it at The Hambrough, offering beautiful beach views of Ventnor Bay and the English Channel beyond. They’re especially good from its fine dining restaurant, mentioned in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

The Cavendish Hotel, Peak District

The Cavendish Hotel

Located in the picturesque Peak District village of Baslow, on the Chatsworth estate, The Cavendish Hotel has 28 luxurious rooms. Its newly refurbished Garden Room restaurant has a large outdoor dining terrace and views overlooking the glorious Chatsworth parkland.

Lewinnick Lodge, Cornwall

Lewinnick Hotel view from window

This cliffside hotel just outside bustling Newquay is the perfect spot for watching the Atlantic waves crash on the rocks just below. Its headland location means great views from all angles, of either the ocean or rugged coastline.

Lost Property St Paul’s, London

Lost Property St Paul's bedroom

The hotel’s St Paul’s Junior Suite has unbeatable views over the cathedral just next door. It’s just around the corner from the Thames and the Millennium Bridge, offering the ultimate snapshot of London along the river.

The Pig – In The South Downs, West Sussex

The Pig on the South Downs

High on the South Downs in West Sussex, this Pig hotel offers bucolic views of the surrounding rolling hills and luscious woodland. Wander its vineyard and kitchen gardens, or venture further afield to pretty Arundel and Chichester.

Northcote, Lancashire

Northcote hotel exterior

Situated in the Ribble Valley, Northcote is surrounded by scenic countryside, and is on the doorstep of the Forest of Bowland AONB. Walking and cycling routes abound – perfect for working up an appetite for chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s creations in the Michelin-starred restaurant.