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Sleep, Perchance to Dream

By 18th March 2022Articles, Lifestyle, News

Never has it been more important to get a good night’s sleep, and with World Sleep Day on 18th March 2022, Pride of Britain Hotels has put together a guide to the most relaxing slumber packages, exquisitely comfortable beds and peaceful locations across its hotels, to help guests drift off like a dream.

According to independent sleep expert, Dr Neil Stanley, it isn’t the quantity of our sleep that is important, it’s the quality: “Everyone’s sleep requirement is different. A good night’s sleep is one that leaves you feeling refreshed in the morning and more productive throughout the day.”

Experience your most tranquil night’s sleep at one of these Pride of Britain Hotels:

A soundless sleep at Seaham Hall

Guests are guaranteed a blissful night’s sleep at five-star Seaham Hall Hotel & Spa, peacefully located on the Durham heritage coastline. The hotel puts a spotlight on the power of sleep with its supremely comfortable beds, pillow menu and sleep spa therapies. In the hotel’s award-winning 44,000sqft spa, choose from a range of spa sleep therapies, such as the Temple Spa Repose Facial, with a Mediterranean blend of 40 essential oils to sooth and calm, the Hypnotherapy 60-minute Wellbeing Session, completely tailored to individual needs, or the Dry Float, a treatment which cocoons the body in a warm water blanket delivering a sense of weightlessness and claimed to equal eight hours’ sleep.

Then, don your fluffy bathrobe and cosy slippers, and peruse the menu to select your choice of either ‘Coastal Cosy Up’ featuring a heat wrap with seasonal fragrance and bedtime tray, the ‘Mellow Down & Meditate’ with luxury Jing tea, Ishga seaweed hot bath and water pillow, or ‘Drift Away’, with a digital detox box, eye pillow and relaxing aromatherapy facial treatment creams, available to all overnight guests. Finally, sink into an enormous king-sized bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and listen to a bedtime hypnosis meditation via the in-room tablet, the perfect sleeping aid. An overnight stay costs from £315 per room per night (two sharing), including full English breakfast.

A big night in at The Goring

Sink into a 24-hour hibernation in the heart of Belgravia, with The Goring’s Big Night In. Check in early at 1pm to make yourself at home in one of their exquisite bedrooms, then head for a mindful walk in one of the Royal Parks or simply snuggle up in the softest of robes (which can be taken home afterwards) for an afternoon nap. There’s no need to venture out into the hustle and bustle of the city, simply head straight to the Michelin-starred Dining Room for a sumptuous three-course dinner featuring the very best in Modern British.

Then retire for a restorative sleep with no alarm clocks, and awake refreshed for The Goring’s legendary breakfast in bed, and take advantage of a late check out of 3pm. The Big Night In break costs from £1,100 per room per night (two sharing), including a three-course dinner, full English breakfast, bottle of wine with cheese pairing, and a bathrobe each. Available until 30 April 2022.

Sleep like a queen in the Scottish Highlands

Located in the heart of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park just nine miles from Balmoral Castle, The Fife Arms is a former Victorian coaching inn that once hosted Queen Victoria. Tire yourself out in the great Scottish outdoors with a spot of guided hill walking, foraging or salmon fishing, before retiring to one of the Victoriana bedrooms.

Packed full of contemporary character and history, the art-inspired individually-designed Victoriana bedrooms make for a night of pure relaxed escapism: restore, revive, and relax your body, mind, and spirit with opulent four poster beds, sumptuous interior design and dramatic views of Braemar and the surrounding mountains. Enjoy a heart Scottish dinner made with the very best seasonal produce at the hotel’s very own ‘public house’ The Flying Stag, followed by a nightcap with a choice of over 180 whiskies. Stay overnight from £927 per room per night (two sharing), including breakfast.

One of the UK’s quietest places to sleep – Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Bovey Castle Hotel in Dartmoor National Park offers the ultimate sleep sanctuary. A quiet and peaceful five-AA Red Star resort, it boasts spectacular views and beautiful riverside walks along the tranquil River Bovey. Escape to one of the estate’s beautiful self-catering Private Estate Lodges, each with three beautifully-appointed ensuite bedrooms with squishy beds just crying out to be slept in, and featuring open plan kitchen, dining room and inviting lounge, for the ultimate in privacy and seclusion but with all the luxuries and benefits of a five-star hotel.

Feel the tension ebb away with a gentle stroll in the 275-acre estate and deer park, followed by a visit to the tranquil Elan spa with its art deco-style pool. A two-night stay at the self-catering lodges costs from £1,398 per lodge, accommodating up to six adults and two children.

A restful relaxing break for the dog in Snowdonia

It’s not just humans that need a restful night’s sleep, and at dog friendly Palé Hall Hotel in Snowdonia, dogs get the chance to have a great night’s slumber also.

After the stress of lockdown – and the reported impact on dogs of their owners going back to the office – treat your best friend to some quality time on a hound-friendly short break, taking long walkies in the expansive woodland garden and the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park, before retiring to one of the hotel’s dog-friendly rooms, which offer a beautifully comfortable dog bed, food and water bowls as well as some special treats. Dogs are also welcome in The Grand Hall and the Huntsman Bar. An overnight stay costs from £289 per room per night (two sharing), including full Welsh breakfast. £25 per dog per night.

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