Gorgeous romantic hotel breaks near Manchester

By Katherine Sparshatt,

It’s time for you and your love to get away from the city. Treat yourselves to a weekend break spiced with romance in one of these gorgeous hotels near Manchester. Easily accessible and perfect for a last-minute getaway, there really is no excuse not to take some well-deserved time-out together.

So why not enjoy the incredible surrounds of the Lake District, or perhaps the fresh sea-air of Blackpool, alternatively a round of golf in Cheshire or simply enjoy some time cosseted in a cosy spa. These romantic hotels near Manchester have it all.

Mottram Hall,

Macclesfield

Known as Cheshire’s finest golf and leisure resort, this is the perfect place to stay for a romantic weekend break where you needn’t leave the hotel at all!

Let’s start with the spa. Mottram Hall boasts the UK’s first alfresco ThermoSpace including a Bechelbath and Stonebath warm rooms, both designed to raise your body’s temperature whilst you take in the beautiful views of the gardens. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, plus private treatment rooms offering massages and Soft-Pack sensory treatments such as body wraps.

The 18-hole golf course is perfect for couples who like to keep busy on their weekends away and enjoy the fresh air plus a little competitive atmosphere. Alternatively, you can simply relax with a delicious Afternoon Tea and a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

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Number 1 South Beach

Blackpool

Escape to the sea and enjoy a romantic weekend break together at the Number 1 South Beach Blackpool. This historic hotel has had a thoroughly modern makeover, and each of the rooms are individually designed and include luxuries such as 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, Siberian goose down pillows, a 42” plasma TV, free WiFi, and the mother of all luxuries – an in-room whirlpool bath.

Downstairs you’ll find the hotel restaurant where you can treat yourselves to a three-course meal accompanied by a bottle of champagne, or you can simply relax with a cappuccino after a day of looking around the town.

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Britannia Scarisbrick Hotel

Southport

Ideally situated in the centre of town, this is the perfect spot to make the most of Southport’s bustling nightlife. During the day you can enjoy the local parks and botanic gardens as well as the beach and Queen’s Jubilee Nature Trail. After a day of exploring, make your way back to the hotel to relax in the inviting indoor swimming pool.

The hotel restaurant, Knightsbridge, serves delicious European cuisine paired with fine wines and a charming atmosphere. The Knights Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to relax and listen to the house pianist serenade you all evening. Treat yourselves to a romantic suite and enjoy sea-views, a four-poster bed and a spacious living area.

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Doubletree by Hilton

Chester

Why not experience a relaxing weekend break in Chester, where you will be surrounded by lush green countryside and the utmost in luxury amenities. The Doubletree by Hilton Chester is an 18th century manor house set in 12 acres of crisply manicured grounds, and the perfect destination to get away from it all. Dine at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, before enjoying a nightcap on the outdoor terrace and retiring to your comfortable and modern bedroom.

Spend your days exploring the hotel’s extensive spa. Take a dip in the indoor pool, enjoy the outdoor thermal pool, switch between sauna, hammam and aromatherapy room or treat yourself to a pampering session from the list of facials, massages and manicures.

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Lakeside Hotel

Lake District

Cosy up in this quaint country hotel on the banks of Lake Windemere. Enjoy four-star service and unparalleled views, plus access to the luxury spa facilities where you can relax by the pool or treat yourselves to a massage. In the evening head downstairs for a romantic candle-lit dinner at the hotel’s particularly fine dining restaurant serving up some of the best steak for miles around.

Each of the rooms at the Lakeside Hotel feature contemporary design whilst maintaining the period features of the house. The beds are clad in smooth Egyptian cotton and Hungarian goose down duvets, whilst the bathrooms are a palace of Italian marble and many feature sunken baths, Jacuzzis or walk-in showers.

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