More than a third of Brits are thought to be sleep-deprived, but thankfully, a lot of hotels around the UK are tackling the problem head on.
Increasingly, venues are offering packages that have been specifically designed to help guests nod off, whether you’re visiting as part of a luxury weekend away or swinging by on a brief business trip.
From the hotels offering the best pillow menus to the places where rooms are sprayed with relaxing lavender mist, we’ve found a few of the best places to bed down for the night in Britain.
In the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds, Eynsham Hall ensures guests are relaxed from the word go by playing classical music as they check in to their room.
All main hall rooms feature luxurious duck feather pillows and king-size hypnos mattresses for ultimate comfort. A range of soothing, herbal teas are offered along with fresh milk, and lavender pillow mist is laid by the bed for guests to spray on their pillow before drifting off to sleep.
Price: Main Hall bedrooms start at £97 per night on a B&B basis.
Address: Eynsham Hall Hotel, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6PN.
Call: 01993 885200.
Just an hour’s drive from London, South Lodge is the perfect retreat for stressed out professionals.
The hotel offers hand-made mattresses and a pillow menu which includes The Lavender And Manuka Pillow, The Romance Pillow and The Anti-Snoring Pillow.
The Lavender And Manuka Pillow is made from New Zealand lambswool and designed for cleansing, healing and soothing. The Romance Pillow has an aromatic blend of damask rose, patchouli, ylang ylang and cardamom. The Anti-Snoring Pillow is shaped so that the neck and spine are aligned, helping to keep the airways open and minimise snoring.
Price: £195 per room (two sharing) per night including full Sussex breakfast.
Address: South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel, Brighton Road, Nr. Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS.
Call: 01403 891711.
All rooms at Oulton Hall have been designed with sleep in mind and include sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linen and duvets.
But what makes this hotel stand out is its commitment to service. The butlers will go out of their way to ensure guests are fully relaxed, by delivering a hot cup of cocoa to your door before bedtime or running a bath for you so it’s ready after a long day out.
Price: From £69.90 per person per night.
Address: Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN.
Call: 0113 282 1000.
Crowne Plaza’s London branch offers guests a ‘Sleep Advantage’ programme where visitors are welcomed with an aromatherapy kit to help them unwind throughout their stay.
The hotel also guarantees guests will not be woken up early with its system of designated “quiet time”. Room attendance, housekeeping or engineering activities are never carried out Sunday through to Thursday 9.00pm to 10.00am, unless specifically requested by a guest.
Price: Rooms from £150 per night.
Address: 19 New Bridge Street , London, EC4V 6DB.
Call: 0800 181 734.
Estate hotel Hanbury Manor has teamed up with luxury Swedish bed maker Duxiana to offer guests a package titled the ‘Ultimate Sleep Experience’. The hand crafted beds reportedly offer guests “10% more deep sleep” than your average bed.
Rooms are also kitted out with a Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500, an aromatherapy lamp allowing guests to drift off with soothing oils and lighting that mimics a sunset, then wake up gently with a natural-feeling sunrise.
Price: Hanbury Suite with Duxiana bed including dinner and B&B, £309 per night
Hanbury Prestige Room including dinner and B&B, £369 per night.
Address: Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD.
Call: 01920 487 722.
BLOC Hotels are perfect for on-the-go professionals looking for a good night’s sleep on a budget.
All rooms are fitted with black-out blinds and high-specification sound-proof windows to ensure guests are not disturbed when they have a big day ahead.
The pocket sprung mattresses, luxurious cotton linens and Artemide ambient lighting will help even the most stressed-out traveller nod off.
Price: Rooms from £59 per night.
Address: Hotels at Gatwick South Terminal, London, RH6 0NN and Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, B3 1AG.
Call: London: 020 3051 0101
Birmingham: 0121 212 1223.
Situated on a cliff-top on Durham’s Heritage Coast, boutique hotel Seaham Hall allows guests to indulge in a soothing Himalayan salt bath in their own suite.
Essential oils of lemongrass and sweet orange are provided in rooms to allow guests to create their own ‘Sleep Well Bath’, designed to help calm the mind and muscles before getting into bed.
The hotel also offers a pillow menu with duck and down, water pillows, memory foam, goose feather or firm cluster pillows on offer. The turn-down service includes a spritz of Elemis lavender pillow mist spray.
Price: A one-night stay in a Junior Suite costs from £113 per person (two sharing), including VAT and full use of the hotel’s spa facilities.
Address: Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham, County SR7 7AG.
Call: 0191 516 1400.
Situated in the middle of gorgeous hills on the Welsh/English borders, Pen-Y-Dyffrn Hotel offers no fuss tranquility.
The nights are very dark due to the absence of local light pollution and the hotel is far away from any traffic noise, meaning there’s absolutely nothing to disturb sleeping guests.
Log fires create a soothing atmosphere and guests can relax after dinner with a nightcap before retiring to sleep.
Price: £90 per person per night for dinner and B&B.
Address: Rhydycroesau, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY10 7JD.
Call: 01691 653700.
Glasgow’s Ibis Styles hotel offers guests a place to rest their head for an affordable price, but they’ve not skimped on the beds they offer.
All rooms include the company’s signature ‘Sweet Bed’, which has been created with a supremely flexible bed base and made to withstand a 500kg load.
The mattresses are made with high-resilience, multi-zone foam that recovers its form night after night, meaning you’ll never lie in the dip of a previous guest’s body.
Soft furnishings include micro-fibre pillows to softly support the neck and a duvet with combed fibres which wraps guests in silky softness.
Price: Rooms from £65 per night, subject to availability.
Address: Telfer House, Miller St, Glasgow G1 1DT.
Call: 0141 428 3400.
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