The Cotswolds are known as a place to escape from the everyday bustle of the city and head into the natural, beautiful, and luxurious. A 5 star hotel in Bath, Gloucestershire, or Worcestershire, sets you up for just that. Reset in the Roman baths in a city that radiates a special kind of romanticism. Take in views from sprawling windows of the lush Dean Forest and the Severn River Valley. Or, lounge in the hotel spa area within the unique landscapes of honey-colored villages and cobbled roads.
Where to stay at a 5 star hotel in the Cotswolds? The Cotswolds’ regions at a glance:
Bath: Reset in a Roman city
Situated on the southern border of the Cotswolds, Bath is the only UK city deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient streets are lined with a myriad restaurants & shops, Georgian architecture, and of course, the 43 AD Roman Baths. The Roman Baths are always worth a visit, although are today more a historical site than active pools. The Thermae Bath Spa is a historic spa within a contemporary facade and provides a suite of deluxe baths, some indoor and one rooftop, in which you can rejuvenate in the mineral-rich waters. Check out the Georgian architectural wonder, the Royal Crescent Hotel, or better yet, stay in it. Bath recaptures the energy of a bygone era, all the while imbued with a sense of modern luxury. At a 5 star hotel near the Royal Victoria Park or the River Avon, take in royal views over the city from romantic interiors, equipped with only the best amenities and service.
Gloucestershire: Unwind in a rural oasis
Gloucestershire, which makes up the west-central region of the Cotswolds, is known for its luscious landscape, composed of sweet rolling hills and honey-colored villages. In the sprawling Forest of Dean, bike or stroll past oaks and beeches, as well as boar and deer. Boasting a calendar filled with family-friendly, romantic, and activities geared toward active vacationers, Gloucestershire is a special place, always radiating a laid-back and luxurious energy. A 5 star hotel in the region makes sure you have all you need to hone in on the spirit of the Cotswolds, surrounding you with world-class spa facilities, wrapping you in fresh white linen, and leaving you undisturbed on long romantic trails in the forest and river valleys. If you ever find yourself outside of the pristine walls of your hotel, make sure to check out the iconic Gloucester Cathedral, as featured in Harry Potter, the countryside ruins of Chedworth Roman Villa, and as always, the astounding nature of this region deemed an English Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty.
Good to know:
Getting there: The Cotswolds are located in the middle of England but can prove sometimes difficult to get to and around, due to their isolated nature. The best idea is to rent or drive your own car the 2 hours from London Heathrow. That way, you’ll have the opportunity to drive through the landscape at your leisure and bounce between regions and towns.
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