By Anya Meyerowitz and Katie Wilson

We didn’t get to celebrate the end of 2020 in the usual style, so this year it feels more important than ever to amp up our farewell to 2021.

What better way to do it than at one of the best UK hotels, curled up with a glass of bubbles in the bar or watching a firework display from the private balcony of your suite.

Best of all, you won’t need to worry about how to nurse that sore head in the morning, as breakfast and strong coffee delivered directly to you await. 

To help you choose the best UK hotels to book for New Year’s Eve, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites. Expect super-sized beds, gorgeous interiors and a range of New Year’s Eve packages to suit all budgets. 

The best UK hotels for New Year’s Eve

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

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Channel Bridgerton and spend your last night of 2021 on the sought-after Royal Crescent, Bath’s most famous – and best looking – street. The Royal Crescent Hotel occupies one of the grand Georgian houses and offers the sort of period drama style that we could only dream of emulating in our own homes. 

This year, their New Year’s Eve package includes a Festive Afternoon Tea in the Drawing room before you head up to your room to ‘re-powder’. Then it’s back down the grand staircase for a Champagne and canapes reception, followed by a spectacular five-course black tie dinner prepared by Head Chef David Campbell. Welcome in the new year with a glass of Champagne to the tune of live music and a traditional piper. You’ll also have full use of the spa the next day to help you kick that sore head. 

Prices from £621 per person

Book a stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath here

The Talbot, Yorkshire

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We love a cosy coaching inn, and The Talbot in the Yorkshire market town of Malton has transformed its 17th century space into a relaxing hot pot of open fires, local fare and chintzy interiors mixed with bold, contemporary colours. Settle in the snug drawing room with a pint from the local brewery, or experience Malton’s foodie revolution in the restaurant where the chefs fly the banner for North Yorkshire produce. 

The hotel is currently offering one or two night packages over the New Year, with a celebration on the big night that includes a six course meal, live music and a black tie disco that is set to carry on into the early hours of 2022. 

Prices from £240 per person

Book a stay at The Talbot, Malton here

Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno

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Llandudno has been named one of the world’s top emerging destinations for 2022, so why not start the new year there with a stay at Bodysgallen Hall hotel. On the slopes of Pydew mountain, with views across Conwy Castle and the Snowdonia mountains, this 17th-century mansion really comes into its own during the festive season, lighting up its parkland and decking out its centuries-old interiors with tasteful decorations. Throw in the spa and 3 AA Rosettes restaurant and you’ve got yourself a perfect recipe for starting the new year on a high.

Their New Year’s Eve hotel package includes an afternoon tea, champagne reception and a five-course celebration dinner, with handpicked wines to accompany the food for the countdown to midnight and beyond. Continue the party the next day with a New Year’s Day Brunch and full use of the spa. 

Prices from £570 per room

Book a stay at Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno here

The Grove, Hertfordshire

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If you really want to style things out, then just 20-minutes from Euston by train, the sprawling Grove estate is a winter wonderland of velvet-clad lounges, illuminated manicured gardens, an extensive spa and a team of staff who really know how to bring the party atmosphere to guests. 

A New Year’s break Eve here includes a two night stay and a five-course dinner ahead of a private firework display at midnight with a traditional Scottish piper. There’s a live DJ set in the main hotel lobby until 1am and the choice of breakfast in bed, The Glasshouse or The Stables restaurant the next day. There will also be a live harpist playing from 1pm to 5pm on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in the lounges, and guests get complimentary use of the spa.

Prices from £1620 per room based on two adults sharing

Book a stay at The Grove, Hertfordshire here

The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh

The Dunstane Houses
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If there’s one place in the UK that really knows how to ring in the new year in style, it’s Edinburgh. The historical city is known for its bold, exuberant celebrations of Hogmanay and always ensures the year ends with a bang – a big one. And if there’s one hotel in particular that go all out as part of this, it’s The Dunstane Houses. This independent, family-run, five-star boutique hotel is spread across two Victorian townhouses in the Scottish capital and seamlessly balances timeless tradition with modern comfort.

A three-night New Year’s Eve break here includes a full Scottish breakfast each morning, afternoon tea on arrival, a three-course welcome dinner and whisky tasting tour on December 30, plus a black tie champagne reception and five-course Hogmanay dinner. A traditional steak pie supper is served on the evening of the 1st and we recommend getting out into the beautiful back streets of Edinburgh during the day to get some fresh air and blow away those hard-earned cobwebs. 

Prices from £324 per night

Book a stay at The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh here

Calcot & Spa, Cotswolds

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There aren’t many places more magical than the Cotswolds at Christmas. Think chocolate box villages, country walks and cosy pubs with roaring fires. And if it’s a country house hotel you’re craving, there is still availability to book a New Year’s Eve stay at Calcot & Spa.

Expect fine food, champagne and excellent wines – and the three-night New Year’s Eve break comes with everything included. Afternoon tea is served on arrival in front of a crackling log fire and a relaxed dinner in The Conservatory. The New Year’s Eve festivities star at 7.30pm with a champagne reception followed by dinner in The Barn, and then it’s downstairs to the dancefloor to throw some shapes. More champagne will be served on the stroke of midnight and there is a casino for fun, so no money is needed. On New Year’s Day have breakfast in bed, visit the spa, curl up with a good book in the lounge or go for a long country walk. Another dinner in The Conservatory rounds off the stay.

Prices start from £882 per night for two people all inclusive

Book a stay at Calcot & Spa, Cotswolds here

The Ned, London

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If a trip to the capital is on the cards, one of the best New Year’s Eve hotels in the UK to check into is The Ned. Being a members club owned by the Soho House group, this place is buzzy all year round, but especially so during the festive season. Expect festive blooms, live entertainment and one of the biggest Christmas trees in town.

Arrive on New Year’s Eve and you’ll get two tickets to the black tie blowout party on the ground floor, plus a table for two for the New Year’s Day feast and breakfast each morning. Or you can carry on the New Year celebrations and check in on January 1 for a Feast in Millie’s Lounge, overnight stay and breakfast in the morning.

Prices start from £1,500 a room for the NYE break and £500 for New Year’s Day

Book a stay at The Ned, London here

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

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The rooftop at Manchester’s King Street Townhouse is legendary for its views across the city and that famous infinity pool – and on New Year’s Eve it will become the scene of a roaring 1920s party that promises to be an unforgettable night of indulgence. Even the Great Gatsby himself will be calling for an invite.

Guests will be welcomed with champagne and canapes before being served a three-course dinner accompanied by live music from an acoustic band. After dinner, The Bentley Brothers will take to the stage for a sophisticated rock and pop set to get the party started as you ring in the New Year. Other New Year’s offerings from the hotel include a Vintage Hollywood High Tea (£42pp) or watch a silver screen classic in the Hidden Cinema with drinks, popcorn and pick n mix (£30pp).

Prices start from £135 per person without an overnight stay

Book a stay at King Street Townhouse, Manchester here

The Idle Rocks, Cornwall

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If you fancy spending New Year’s Eve by the sea check into The Idle Rocks, a luxury hotel on the Roseland Peninsula in the heart of Cornwall. There’s a minimum 4-night stay from Thursday December 30 to Monday January 3, but you get a lot for your money.

On arrival, enjoy a light afternoon tea in front of the crackling fire in the sitting room. A three-course dinner will be served later that evening. Then on New Year’s Eve relax in the hotel or take a walk along one of the beautiful coastal paths, before enjoying canapes and music an an exceptional New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Celebrate the first day of 2022 with a walk on the beach before tucking into a New Year’s Day Brunch, followed by a seafood supper in the evening. On the last night, there is a gin masterclass and pizza dinner before a full Cornish breakfast and a leisurely checkout on the Monday.

Prices from £2,270 for two adults including food

Book a stay at The Idle Rocks, Cornwall here

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

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Looking to really push the boat out this New Year’s Eve? Book a stay at luxury hotel Chewton Glen in Hampshire. And as we write, the Treehouse Hotel Suite with private hot tub on the terrace is still available.

Their two-night New Year’s Eve package includes afternoon tea on arrival and a champagne reception. This is followed by a five-course Gala black tie dinner with wine and dancing. Welcome in 2022 with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne and fizz, plus a piper and lively dancing for midnight. On New Year’s Day there is a brunch buffet with jazz, more afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes and a gourmet six-course dinner with wine pairing. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure the next morning and a midday checkout.

Prices start from £3,275 based on two sharing

Book a stay at Chewton Glen, Hampshire here

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