When the British rain clouds are in full swing, there's nothing nicer than gaming up indoors with a good book or in front of a classic film and listening to the pitter patter on the windows but if you've found yourself doing this a bit too often , why not treat yourself to a luxurious change of scenery? A change is as good as a rest a wise soul once said and another said that every day is an occasion so with these two adages in mind, it's worth looking into a night or two at one of the UK's many luxury boutique hotels.
Luxury hotels are perfect for getting away from it all and there's nothing quite like being on hand and foot while the stresses and strains of work ebb away and you forget about the changeable weather outside. From being pampered in a spa and lounging by the pool, to enjoying a glass or two of nice wine and tucking into a delicious meal, choose a luxury hotel carefully and you'll have it all. And if you go midweek or in the off-season there's every chance you'll get a good deal and then treating yourself you will be just that little bit sweeter.
Whether you pick a luxury hotel in Cumbria or a modern city center hotel in London, Manchester or Leeds, if you do your homework you'll be able to combine luxury with individuality and surroundings that suit you and your hobbies or mood. Go to somewhere like Lancashire or Cumbria and you'll be blessed with greenery and the natural beauty of rolling hills and expansive lakes so if you've come from the city you'll instantly feel like you're on holiday and in another world.
When booking a luxury boutique hotel it's worth taking a few minutes to think about what it is that you want to get out of it; If this is a child-free zone, somewhere lively, a hotel with a well appointed restaurant or somewhere with everything you'll need for total relaxation. Some people are desperate for a spa, with massages, pedicures and facials on tap and steam rooms, Jacuzzis and hot tubs galore, while others want a decadent four poster bed and the ultimate comfort but in a vibrant and busy hotel with a modern bar and a city in close proximacy.
Luxury boutique hotels should embody the luxury of a chain hotel but offer the charm, personality and warmth of somewhere independent, so they 'll tend to only have a few rooms, edgy but sophisticated decor and hotel staff that are friendly, welcoming and ultra professional .