These hotels and guest houses are all adults only. They're listed by county in England roughly from south to north followed by adults only hotels in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We hope you enjoy a peaceful, child-free stay.
Oceanic Suite Hotel
Falmouth. Suites have comfy sofas, super showers, lovely baths, kitchens and some have two bedrooms. A continental breakfast hamper is delivered to your room. There's a wooden hot tub on the terrace from where the views can be enjoyed.
Cliff House B&B
Newquay. Close to Towan beach and right in the centre of Newquay with plenty of restaurants and entertainment close at hand. Some great sea views from the recently refurbished rooms.
Fistral Beach Hotel
Newquay. On Pentire headland above the beach with lovely views along the coast. Maybe sip some champagne while you watch the surfers. The hotel boasts the best spa in Cornwall.
Newquay. A small and tranquil boutique B&B. It's in a peaceful part of town near Towan headland close to the harbour and Fistral beach.
Pebble House Luxury B&B
Mevagissey. Luxury boutique B&B with sea views, a ten minute stroll from the harbour. Also available for exclusive use on a self-catering basis.
Polperro. A bright and breezy twelve room B&B in the heart of the village with its own car park. Dog-friendly - dogs even receive a complimentary welcome pack including a toy and a treat. Woof.
Mawgan Porth. Near Newquay, this hotel and spa has quite a wow factor. There's a cliff-top hot tub, a meadow garden and you've surely always wanted to try Ayurvedic. Each room has a private courtyard, garden terrace or balcony.
Channel View Boutique Hotel
Paignton. Recently refurbished and in a beachfront location, this rather nice 12 bedroom B&B offers a home-cooked dinner, a well-stocked bar and a comfortable conservatory with sea views.
Lincombe Hall Hotel
Torquay. A place where you feel comfortable. Very nice but not over posh. They're building a new spa which should be finished in Autumn 2019. We've been there and we like it.
Highcliffe House Luxury B&B
Lynton. Perched high above Lynton and commands wonderful views. The cable car down to Lynmouth is water-powered and well worth a ride. Lynton and Lynmouth are very civilised places.
Heron House Boutique B&B
Bampton. A pretty 18th century village house offering luxury accommodation. Bampton is in the Exmoor National Park foothills.
Royal Clarence Hotel
Burnham-on-Sea. A reasonably-priced hotel on the seafront a few yards from the town centre. Nice for a week by the sea.
Cricket St Thomas Hotel
Cricket St Thomas. A Warner Leisure hotel: they're well known for catering to adults who like their hotels to offer activities and entertainment. If the building looks familiar you saw it in To the Manor Born.
Wimborne. A B&B which also has self-catering caravans, upmarket safari tents, bell tents and space to pitch your own. There's a pool, Jacuzzi and a sauna with a view of the woods. Nobody minds what you wear, so it's a gentle place to give it a try. Please Google Rivendell Wimborne.
Weymouth Beach B&B
Weymouth. A stylish guest house situated in a grade II listed Georgian town house on the Esplanade just over the road from the glorious sandy beach and looking out over one of the finest stretches of Dorset coastline.
Bournemouth. A luxury Edwardian boutique B&B guest house located in Boscombe and frequently rated excellent, rooms are individually decorated and furnished with the aim of providing a relaxing and inviting ambience.
Swanage Haven Guest House
Swanage. An award winning boutique B&B 300 yards from Swanage's golden sandy beach and a short walk into the town. Features silent fridges - interesting.
Poole. Situated on one of Broadstone's premier roads, four miles from Poole, this 4 star B&B has four well-appointed rooms and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Bathrooms have underfloor heating.
Sinah Warren Hotel
Hayling Island. A large, modern hotel surrounded by gorgeous gardens offering all the activities you'd expect from a Warner hotel.
Lakeside Coastal Village
Hayling Island. A hotel with a village layout and plenty to keep you occupied from indoor bowls to pitch and putt or archery by day and live entertainment by night.
Portsmouth. Stylishly furnished boutique B&B a few hundred yards from the seafront. The Florence Arms gastro pub is a minute's walk away. Handy for the Historic Dockyard.
Somerton Lodge Hotel
Shanklin. A B&B set in a fine detached house on a beautiful tree-lined avenue, a short walk from the town. There's a bar and also private car parking.
Norton Grange Coastal Village
Yarmouth. A chalet village near a maritime museum, underwater archaeology centre, a planetarium and a model railway. Features live entertainment.
Bembridge Coast Hotel
Bembridge. On the beach and is an ideal base for touring the Isle of Wight. Well situated for long coastal walks, or try the archery, bowls or rifle shooting and in the evening enjoy live music and dancing.
Gatwick. An Art Deco themed luxury bed and breakfast in Horley's leafy conservation area. Free chauffeur service to and from the airport.
Littlehampton. Somewhere to relax and de-stress opposite the beach. No meals, but there are plenty of restaurants close by including the East Beach Café which does breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.
Britannia Study Hotel
Brighton. A modern B&B close to the station and a short walk from the seafront.
Seaford. Elegantly modern B&B in a great location. All three bedrooms have sea views and the Captain's Cabin looks stunning. Drinks and light refreshments available. Onsite parking.
Guston Guest House
Guston. A well-appointed guest house a couple of miles from Dover. The Chance Inn which serves evening meals is two doors away.
Margate. A carefully restored Edwardian house. The guest dining room can be used throughout the day, and plates, cutlery and glasses will gladly be provided if you want to bring in a take-away.
Hotel de Vie
Farnham. A small, well-furnished hotel usually offering a continental breakfast and a limited evening meals menu.
Cumberland House B&B
Horley. Minutes from Gatwick airport, ideal for guests looking for Gatwick hotel parking and not under the flight path so should be peaceful. Free 24 hour airport transfers.
Charles House Guest House
Windsor. A B&B 5 minutes from the town centre with its restaurants, bars and shops and of course Windsor Castle. Every room has a fridge with an ice box.
Littlecote House Hotel
Hungerford. A Grade I listed Tudor manor. Live shows, activities and a spa means there's always plenty to do.
Calne. Has three bedrooms and provides delicious cooked breakfasts using local organic foods whenever available. The bed linen is Egyptian cotton.
Oxford. Has thirteen rooms in an elegant late-Victorian house in north Oxford, a 20 minute walk from the town centre.
Abbots Lee B&B
Cheltenham. Provides a continental breakfast for occupants of its three rooms. It's a mile and a half from the racecourse.
Bourton-on-the-Water. A four star B&B a short stroll from beautiful Bourton catering mostly to couples wishing to relax and enjoy the Cotswolds. In summer folding doors open to give the impression of eating outdoors.
Holme Lacy House Hotel
Holme Lacy. A Grade I listed mansion in extensive gardens. Luxurious rooms, live entertainment, spa, gym plus loads of activities including Zumba - whatever that may be.
The Malvern Hotel
Malvern. A modern hotel with 33 rooms which claims the best spa in the region. The restaurant is open all day to hotel guests and spa users and has a strict 18+ rule.
Clover Spa & Hotel
Birmingham. A hotel and spa with a difference. The hotel's FAQs page is worth a read if you're not quite sure of the nature of the place: all rather innocent actually. Please Google Clover Spa.
Studley Castle Hotel
Studley. A nice place to relax in rural Warwickshire. Evenings could entail a cosy movie in the Picture Lounge or an after-dinner performance in the Evesham Restaurant or even late-night comedy in the bar.
Henlow. Could be described as the ultimate luxury spa, a place to go to feel better and even shed a few pounds. Or maybe the good food will win out.
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Thorpe-le-Soken. A luxury hotel and spa experience in a tranquil setting.
Stansted Mountfitchet. A reasonably-priced hotel with an airport shuttle. A listed amenity is 'Heating', which is reassuring.
Beaches Guest House
Southend-on-Sea. A recently refurbished B&B with a contemporary feel in a quiet location on the seafront at Thorpe Bay, about a mile from the pier and town centre. Breakfast in the bright and airy conservatory - full English, continental or even vegan sausages.
Gunton Hall Holiday Village
Lowestoft. Set in 55 acres of woodland close to the Suffolk coast. There are chalets, a pool, a gym, beauty treatments and a cabaret bar.
Corton Coastal Village
Corton. Lodges and chalets, archery, rifle shooting, Nordic walking, curling, crazy golf and lots more. This is one of those UK holiday resorts for adults where you'll find plenty to do.
The Ladybird Guest House
Great Yarmouth. A small B&B close to the seafront, the pier and Great Yarmouth Sea Life.
Great Yarmouth. A warm welcome awaits you at this comfortable guest house, a very precise 402 meters from the town centre. Rooms have electric fan alarm clocks - intriguing.
Champneys Springs Hotel & Spa
Ashby de la Zouch. Activities include Mat Pilates, Fighting Fit, Aqua Splash, DD Mix, Body Sculpt and Zumba. If you know what all of those actually are, this is probably the place for you.
Oak Tree Farm Hotel
Tamworth. An ex-farm set in lovely countryside. It has river frontage and a nearby canal ideal for an evening stroll along the towpath.
Hopton Heath. A two bedroom B&B in the countryside near Ludlow. Dog-friendly. A homemade cake and shortbread await you in your room - unless Rover spots them first.
Mynd House B&B
Church Stretton. A fine Edwardian villa in the Shropshire Hills with eight rooms and a bar with comfy leather chairs. Wonderful base for walking, or maybe try paragliding from the Long Mynd if you want to get there faster.
Alvaston Hall Hotel
Nantwich. A half-timbered country house near Nantwich. Facilities include a 9-hole golf course, a spa, beauty treatments and a cabaret restaurant.
Matlock. A couple of easy-walking miles outside the town, this three room B&B is nicely furnished and is well sited for attractions such as caves, Bakewell and Chatsworth House. Under Amenities the website also lists pub crawls. Sounds good.
Thoresby Hall Hotel
Ollerton. A magnificent stately home on the edge of Sherwood Forest with grand rooms, a spa, snooker, a games room and many more activities.
Holbeck. Near Worksop, this welcoming 5 star B&B is in The Michelin Guide. Enjoy breakfast overlooking the peaceful, one acre garden, perhaps spend some time on the garden terrace. Located in the Dukeries, not far from Creswell Crags.
Skegness. A proper seaside B&B a few minutes from the beach offering breakfast using locally-sourced ingredients.
Spilsby. A luxury B&B on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Looks lovely and offers complimentary cake - what more could you want?
Royal Hotel Bridlington
Bridlington. A thirteen-room guest house 100 yards from beautiful South Beach offering breakfast and dinner.
Scarborough. A five star B&B with a bar, free parking and cyclists are most welcome too.
Nidd Hall Hotel
Harrogate. A mansion set in 45 acres of gardens in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Upmarket rooms and dining, live entertainment, snooker, swimming, yoga and more.
Fossil Tree Hotel
Blackpool. A guest house just across the road from Blackpool's famous trams. Free parking, sea views and breakfast 'with a twist' - intriguing.
Blackpool. Seven bedrooms and ten minutes from the town centre and Blackpool Tower, the Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre. Adults-only of course, but also no stag or hen parties, so should be a haven of peace.
Windermere Boutique Hotel
Windermere. Furnished as you might wish your home to be - elegantly. After a hard day's walking in the Lakes you can relax with a massage, beauty treatment or even discover what holistic therapy is.
Glenville House B&B
Bowness-on-Windermere. A quality, traditional English B&B guest house between Bowness and Windermere.
Aphrodites Spa Boutique Lake Hotel
Bowness-on-Windermere. A luxurious spa hotel close to Lake Windermere. Full spa facilities and seventeen luxury rooms and suites with hot tubs.
Bowness-on-Windermere. A traditional B&B in a quiet location close to Lake Windermere. Escape to this tranquil place and recharge your batteries.
Diamond Lodge B&B
Ambleside. A boutique guest house within walking distance of Ambleside and Lake Windermere.
Staindrop. A three bedroom B&B in a striking building set in beautiful countryside. Plenty of nearby attractions including Beamish and the National Railway Museum at Shildon. Ample parking.
Durham. A sumptuously renovated gentleman's residence overlooking the river Wear in view of Durham Cathedral and the castle, this B&B guest house has top notch bedrooms and indulgent suites. Edwardian splendour meets 21st century comfort.
Chatton Park House
Alnwick. A sumptuously-furnished house on a private estate offering five star B&B. Also a self-catering cottage. Plenty of parking but no pets.
Greenhead. Close to Hadrian's Wall, this country cottage B&B has three recently refurbished rooms all on the ground floor and a self-catering cottage.
Glan y Mor Hotel
Llandudno. A B&B on the promenade with a bar lounge sporting locally brewed beer along with wines and spirits.
Adcote House Guest House
Llandudno. A stylish B&B an easy walk from the sea front with rooms and also suites with separate sitting rooms.
Llandudno. A comfortable, modernised six bedroom traditional seaside B&B in a quiet part of the town and two minutes from the sea.
Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Bodelwyddan. A Victorian castle between Snowdonia and the sea. Choose a four-poster room or perhaps a garden lodge room. Archery, croquet, putting, swimming, live shows - there's plenty to do.
Inverness. A four start B&B with great service in relaxing surroundings. Five rooms, set in a quiet area of the town.
Portstewart. A rather nice boutique B&B with wonderful sea views over Portstewart Strand and the Donegal hills. Perhaps take a stroll along the coastal path to the beach before breakfast to work up an appetite.
Hotels can change their policy so please check with your chosen hotel to ensure it's still exclusively for adults - and if it isn't please let us know and we'll remove it. If you know of a hotel that should be added please contact us. For inclusion in the list, hotels must at least have a 16+ rule. We hope you find a calm and relaxed place to stay.
Copyright M Roberts 2019
Latest update: 17/9/19
Why was this site started?
Google for adult only hotels UK and most of the results aren't adults only hotels in UK. Many travel websites have an adults-only hotels filter, but the results include hotels where the spa is adults only but the hotel isn't, or the hotel regards an adult as anyone over six, or hotel guests must be grown-ups but the hotel hosts weddings that children can attend, or the hotel plain and simple isn't. And we've found that some hotels that are adults only don't say so in a search-friendly way, so they don't appear in search results. It's not easy to get a list of adults only hotels. Hence this website which lists UK hotels and B&Bs that are genuinely adults only.
When was this site started?
This register of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in the UK that only accept adult guests was started in May 2019.
Which hotels can be added to this site?
Any hotel or B&B in the UK can be added to this register free simply by getting in touch with us. The key criterion is that the establishment does not allow people under 16 on the premises. So the hotel, restaurant, bar, pool, conference venue, function rooms, self-catering cottages or any other places on site must all be exclusively for grown-ups. And the establishment must be no children, adult exclusively all year round: if your hotel is child-free except in the school holidays it will not be listed.
Who is this website for?
The hotels and B&Bs listed here are for people who are looking for somewhere to stay that does not allow children on the premises, that is adult hotels exclusively for adults. They will suit people who like their hotels to be quiet and peaceful.
What is the age limit of the hotels listed?
The hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in this register have at least a 16+ rule, many 18+ or 21+.
What about hotel chains that are adults only?
There are chains of hotels that offer exclusively adult accommodation, such as Warner Leisure. However, great though they are, they cater for a particular segment of the grown-up guest only hotel market.
What sort of places do you list?
We list places from rather grand and posh hotels, through five star and four star boutique B&Bs all the way to budget - but very nice - hotels and B&Bs in traditional seaside resorts that simply like their guests to be responsible, grown-up persons. So whether it's a luxury 5 star boutique hotel or a small, two bedroom Bed and Breakfast you're looking for we trust that all tastes and budgets will find a suitable grown-ups only retreat listed on this site.
Where are the hotels you list?
The hotels and guest houses are all located in the UK. There are many adults-only hotels in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. There are several in the Lake District as Cumbria is also popular with tourists. For that quiet weekend getaway, we've found adults only hotels in Brighton, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Burnham-on-Sea, Bowness, Blackpool and Bodelwyddan, though none in Bognor. But we have also found adults only hotels in Falmouth, Newquay, Mevagissey, Paington, Torquay, Lynton, Bampton, Burnham-on-Sea, Wimborne, Weymouth, Swanage, Poole, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Shanklin, Yarmouth, Bembridge, Gatwick, Littlehampton, Seaford, Margate, Farnham, Horley, Windsor, Hungerford, Calne, Oxford, Gloucester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Hereford, Malvern, Studley, Henlow, Stansted, Southend, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Ashby de la Zouch, Tamworth, Church Stretton, Nantwich, Matlock, Ollerton, Holbeck, Skegness, Spilsby, Bridlington, Scarborough, Harrogate, Windermere, Ambleside, Durham, Alnwick, Llandudno, Inverness and Portstewart.
Aren't hotels child-free anyway in term time?
No. There could be pre-school age children. And some parents of school-age children have no qualms about taking their children out of school to take advantage of the lower price outside the peak holiday season. Clearly the fines for doing this need to be raised. Visiting an ordinary hotel during school holidays means there will probably be kids running around. However, anyone who has been to a seaside hotel is September, after the schools have gone back, will know that's the time people with pre-school age kids go on holiday. So it can be very noisy, which is the last thing you want at breakfast, particularly if you're feeling a bit delicate. So while an exclusively grown-ups hotel is particularly useful during the Easter holidays, Christmas holidays, Whitsun half term holiday and of course summer holidays, even outside these holiday times normal hotels cannot be guaranteed to be child-free, so one of the hotels or B&Bs that we list could be the ideal serene and harmonious destination.
How many child-free hotels and B&Bs are there in UK?
It's difficult to estimate how many no-children hotels and couples only hotels and guest houses there are in the UK. Googling for an adults only hotel or guest house, perhaps by county or by town, yields few useful results: mostly you get pages from hotel booking sites that have the words adults only somewhere on them, and they may even show a hotel as being adults-only but when you visit the hotel's website as often as not the hotel isn't adults-only at all. Travel website filters are not good at listing hotels that are genuinely grown-ups only. So winkling out genuinely grown-ups only accommodation takes time. And having so far found around seventy hotels and B&Bs that are grown-up exclusive, it gets progressively harder to find more. Whether this is because there really aren't many more, or that hotels' sites just don't have the relevant keywords or have those keywords prominently enough for them to be found is a moot point.
What do hotels mean when they classify themselves as adults only?
We've found hotels that proclaim themselves as grown-ups exclusively but their restaurant is open to the public and isn't grown-ups only. Hotel review websites sometimes say a hotel is grown-ups only when it isn't. Some hotels say on their front page they are grown-ups only but on reading the small print you discover this actually means they accept children over six. And it's quite common for hotels to mean over 12 when defining grown-up. Only hotels with a more grown up definition should be included in a list of UK hotels that ban children. That's why we've checked that all the places we list have at least a 16+ rule.
Where are most grown-ups only hotels located?
Most grown-ups only hotels are located in the most popular holiday destinations in the UK: we've found that Cornwall and the Lake District have the highest numbers of adults exclusive hotels.
Will grown-ups only hotels become easier to find?
It is quite possible that this site itself will help the indexing of UK hotels for grown-ups: the fact of a link from a site that's all about grown-up only hotels may itself help hotels' search results for adults-only or adults-exclusive keywords. Ideally, adult-only hotels will become easier to find and so more people will begin to choose them, and this might prompt other hotels, seeing the demand, to convert to grown-ups only. Finding a quiet and peaceful place to stay in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland is, we hope, made easier by the existence of this catalogue. It's far more accurate than a travel website's search facility.
How do I add an adults-only hotel to this list?
If you are a hotel or B&B proprietor and would like to have your place added to the list please contact us and we will add you. Free: no charge, no commission. Similarly, if you're someone who has stayed somewhere that's exclusively for grown-ups and would like it added to the list, please let us know. If you find a hotel via this site perhaps you would be kind enough to tell the hotel.
Have a nice stay.
So whether it's a base for some vigorous walking in the Lakes, or a cosy hotel for a romantic weekend or just an ordinary every-day hotel for your seaside stay where you can be sure your visit won't be spoiled by screeching kids, we hope this list of hotels and B&Bs in the UK that are for adults helps you find what you're looking for. We hope you enjoy your well-earned, calm, peaceful, relaxing and tranquil hotel stay.
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