10 Hotels in the North West on My Bucketlist!

10 Hotels in the North West on My Bucketlist!

My family and I love to travel! Every now and again, (in fact, very rarely), my husband and I get the opportunity to visit a hotel on our own. To enjoy the hotel and its surroundings in absolute peace and quiet! A rare luxury!

Last year we stayed at the fabulous Cumbria Grand Hotel and we’re looking for another fantastic experience! Our anniversary is fast approaching and we’ve been shopping around for the perfect weekend getaway! As we’ll only have one night, we need a hotel close to home in the North West of England.

IWe’ve narrowed it down to 10 (we might get the opportunity for a few sneaky nights away in the summer).

10 Hotels in the North West on my Hotel Bucketlist!

30 James Street Hotel, Liverpool

30 James Street Hotel in Liverpool city centre has been on my hotel bucket list for quite some time now. Friends of ours have stayed here and have nothing but fabulous things to say about this 4* hotel.

The Titanic-themed hotel is the perfect place for a couple’s getaway or for a girlie weekend away. The hotel offers a luxury spa and a fine dining restaurant. The rooms look absolutely amazing!

Prince of Wales, Southport

I have visited the Prince of Wales in Southport many times to enjoy their excellent lunch! We regularly visit Southport, it’s only an hour’s drive away from our home. I have always said I’d love to stay in this grand hotel! If the food is anything to go by, this hotel will offer an amazing overnight stay!

If you’re visiting Southport, this hotel is ideally located – close to the beach and on the main stretch of shops and cafes. This hotel is reminiscent of the Victorian seaside holiday and I think it oozes elegance and class.

Mercure Manchester Piccadily Hotel, Manchester

I have walked passed the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel dozens of times and have always admired its magnanimity! It is a most strikingly modern building and its rooms look extremely luxurious and simply stunning!

This hotel would be absolutely perfect for someone taking a city break in Manchester as it lies in the heart of the city. It’s the perfect place for us to enjoy a cheeky night away too!

Higher Trapp Hotel, Burnley

The Higher Trapp is one of the most scenic hotels in the North West! Set in 36 acres of beautiful gardens, the Higher Trapp Hotel is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway. This hotel has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. Each room is different and they all look absolutely charming. The hotel boasts an excellent restaurant and the food looks delicious.

I cannot wait to visit this stunning hotel and walk the scenic grounds.

Ribby Hall, Wrea Green (near Blackpool)

For a fun weekend away, you can’t get much better than Blackpool! But if you’re looking for luxury accommodation near this fun town, then you can’t get any better than Ribby Hall hotel and spa. Many of my friends have stayed here for hen parties and birthday celebrations and all have highly recommended the hotel.

With an on site spa and luxury restaurant, there’s no better way to relax.

Linthwaite House

Boasting beautiful lakes, rolling hills and picturesque scenary, it’s no wonder the Lake District attracts so many tourists. A stunning, countryside hotel in this part of the world is Linthwaite House.

Set in private gardens and woodlands, I cannot think of a better place to spend a weekend away in the Lakes. Enjoying views of Windemere, this hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Lake District.

Holdsworth House

Holdsworth House is a breathtaking 17th century manor house located in Halifax. Just the thought of all the history of this building gives me tingles!

The rooms are modern and extremely tasteful and the hotel is set amongst the most beautiful gardens. One of the reasons this hotel is on my North West bucket list in the first place is its great website (I love the little map of Halifax in particular!) The hotel might be 400 years old, but they’ve certainly stepped into the 21st century!

Hazlewood Castle

I visited Hazlewood Castle for a superb afternoon tea and it left me wishing I could have extended my stay at this luxury hotel in Leeds. The rooms have individual names just to add to the overall charm of the place.

One of the attractive features of the hotel is its resident ghosts! Many guests have reported paranormal experiences in the hotel (nothing threatening of course). But with an extensive history and its former use as a monastery, it’s no small wonder guests have heard bumps in the night! I’m eager to experience some of this activity for myself!

Mollington Banastre Hotel

One of the things I love about Chester is its variety of high-quality hotels so close to the city centre. One of the key features of Mollington Banastre Hotel and Spa is its location – only 1.5 miles from Chester city centre. Staying here will mean you can venture into the city and return to the hotel to enjoy the relaxation of its surroundings and its services.

With a spa on site, you might not find the time to venture out! The sauna and hot tub sound so inviting! Guests can also enjoy quality food in the hotel restaurant, you don’t even need to leave the hotel at all – perfect for a romantic getaway.

The Royal Toby Hotel, Rochdale

The Royal Toby was the venue for my wedding in 2012 so it holds a special place in my heart. Although we have been to the Royal Toby for various meals since we married, my husband and I have not yet enjoyed another night’s stay at the hotel since our wedding night.

I can speak from experience of the high-quality rooms, the friendliness of the staff and of the excellent food. All who attended my wedding and stayed the night commented on the remarkable serviced they received from the hotel.

We’re hoping to make an extra special night of our anniversary this year and book a stay at our wedding venue!

So, if you’re planning to stay in a hotel the North West, I hope you’ve found some inspiration!



  1. Michelle
    April 4, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    These are all beautiful! I’d love to stay in the castle. ?

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Michelle xxx

  2. April 4, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    I looove looking on Booking.com for hotel inspiration and all of these look amazing. I’ve been thinking about a weekend trip to Manchester actually as I haven’t seen much of that part of the UK!
    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Soph – you must come to this part of the world for a visit xxx

  3. arun
    April 4, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Wow, how amazing they look. I hope you get to visit them soon.

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:33 am

      Thank you xxx

  4. Segilola Salami
    April 4, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    hello from Twitter,

    this is such a lovely post, I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the hotels too.

    best wishes

    Segilola Salami

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Thank you lovely xxx

  5. Jesica
    April 4, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    These hotels look AMAZING! Can’t wait to visit and actually try booking a night in one of these hotels. So curious about the hazlewood castle one! Thanks for sharing :)x

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:35 am

      Thank you Jesica xxx

  6. Katie
    April 4, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Every single one of these look stunning! And now are on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing! Now I want to travel so bad

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Katie xxx

  7. April 5, 2019 / 1:31 am

    Beautiful hotels in lovely settings! I’m from the states, so don’t know when I will make it over to try any of them out, but I’m definitely going to pin this post to my travel board wish list. Thanks for the post!

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:52 am

      Thank you Lisa xxx

  8. Hedy
    April 5, 2019 / 5:25 am

    I loove seeing gorgeous hotels! I’ll have to add some of these to my bucket list too.

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:54 am

      Thank you xxx

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:56 am

      It is a beautiful place xxx

  9. April 5, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Such a lovely recap, amazing places and I love the pics from the wedding 🙂
    xx Dasynka

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 11:59 am

      How kind, thank you xxx

  10. April 6, 2019 / 6:07 am

    Oooh, these hotels in the northwest look gorgeous! I love how they all look – each of them are unique in their own ways. Higher Trapp looks neat as with the gorgeous view out! Oooh, Hazlewood Castle looks oldschool! Thanks for sharing these destinations :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you Nancy xxx

  11. April 7, 2019 / 9:37 pm

    The castle looks absolutely gorgeous, so does Linthwaite House…and a few others. I can totally see why these ones are bucket list destinations. It’s lovely that you ended this with your wedding venue! x


    • Lellalee
      April 9, 2019 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you Sophie xxx

  12. April 9, 2019 / 2:32 pm

    These hotels look gorgeous! There is something so exciting about staying in a hotel. I’d love to visit Manchester someday, I actually stayed in a Mercure when I went to Cardiff and it was such a nice hotel. Also wow, Hazlewood Castle looks stunning! This post makes me want to book a city break asap 🙂 Thanks for sharing Ashley, fab post! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you so much Bexa – I’m so glad to hear positive things about the Mercure chain, I haven’t stayed in one of their hotels as yet xxx

  13. April 9, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Some really lovely hotels! I think the Hazle castle would really very cool to stay in, just to say you’ve spent the night in a castle!

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 8:47 pm

      Yes I’d just love to make that claim! xxxx

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 8:51 pm

      I can’t wait to start ticking some of these places off my list xxx

  14. April 9, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Beautiful photos. Wow!

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you xxx

  15. Kim
    April 10, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    Oh wow, these are some beautiful hotels. My favourites are Piccadily Hotel in Manchester and the Ribby Hotel near Blackpool, for the stunning water views and Hazzlewood Castle for the architecture.

    • Lellalee
      April 10, 2019 / 9:08 pm

      Thank you for reading Kim xxx

    • Lellalee
      April 12, 2019 / 7:06 pm

      Oh fabulous! I’ll have a read xxx

  16. Britt K
    April 10, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    Oh wow, these all look so stunning! There are a few hotels around here I plan on visiting so we have put a plan in motion to do little weekends away – mini vacations 🙂

    • Lellalee
      April 12, 2019 / 7:08 pm

      Lovely – enjoy your mini break! xxx

  17. April 18, 2019 / 6:22 am

    You have certainly picked out 10 very nice hotels, hope you enjoy your break! ?

    • Lellalee
      April 18, 2019 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you xxx

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