New Year’s Eve 2022: Gorgeous Hotels To Book Now

Get ready to ring in the New Year

Summer is drawing to a close, and that means one thing: Christmas is coming. And with Christmas comes the festive season’s most exciting event, New Year’s Eve. If you’re used to an underwhelming NYE, you might be considering breaking the cycle and making a change – and how better to do so than planning a NYE holiday? Better still, cut out the stressful middle man and stay somewhere in the UK. From beautiful hotels to unique rentals, these are the best places for an NYE staycation, C&TH approved.

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New Year’s Eve 2022: Staycation Ideas To Book Now

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Rockliffe Hall – County Durham

Bordered by the dramatic North York Moors and scenic Yorkshire Dales, Rockliffe Hall is a dramatic, escapist destination, and their NYE Gala Ball is perfect for a NYE staycation. From a champagne and canape reception, to a four-course gourmet banquet, to a fireworks display, Rockliffe Hall has it covered for an unforgettable night – including a piper bringing in the New Year with Auld Lang Syne.

BOOK: Tickets from £180 per person; including an overnight stay from £439 per person for one night, or £599 per person for two nights. rockliffehall.com

Fox Hollow Cottage

Fox Hollow Cottage – Surrey

If a holiday rental is more your speed, Fox Hollow Cottage might be the one for you, sitting just outside London on the cusp of Windsor Great Park in Surrey. Sleeping up to four, this country escape – with 2,000 hectares of parkland on the doorstep – is ideal for small families or groups of friends looking for somewhere to hunker down and settle in this NYE. There’s a classic country pub nearby, a chic garden for an al fresco breakfast, and plenty of walking to do for a refreshing 1 January morning.

BOOK: From £185 per night. sandandstoneescapes.com

Image (c) Holly Farrier.

Exterior view of The Grand

The Grand – York

Ring in the New Year in this pretty Roman walled-city’s finest hotel, The Grand. Ideal for those who love getting dressed up, the two-night package features a Black Tie Ball with a divine, five course dinner, flowing champagne, live music and dancing. Start the New Year right with a Champagne Breakfast (at your leisure) in the morning after, followed by a Festive Afternoon Tea. Explore the old city on a crisp stroll or hunker down in your room – whichever way you choose to go, relax: you won’t have to leave until the 2nd.

BOOK: From £1190 per room, based on two adults sharing a classic double room. Note that this package is adults only. thegrandyork.co.uk

The Idle Rocks - St Mawes, Cornwall

The Idle Rocks – Cornwall

Head to St Mawes for a staycation New Year that feels like you’ve been whisked to another world. The harbourside destination is picturesque and secluded – kick back and wind down for four days with the NYE package, starting on 30 December. Classic Cornish cream tea and wintery walks galore will help round out the year before a Gala Dinner on the special evening, fireworks and live music.

Take it easy in the early days of 2023, getting cosy in the Hidden Cinema, indulging in leisurely breakfasts and dining on freshly caught seafood.

BOOK: From £2480 per room, based on two adults sharing a Village Hideaway room. idlerocks.com

Dunalastair Hotel View

Dunalastair Hotel – Perthshire

In Scotland, New Year’s celebrations are called Hogmanay (the Scots word for the last day of the old year) – and it’s taken very seriously. What better NYE staycation than embracing the beauty of Scotland and heading to Perthshire? There, Dunalastair Hotel Suites will treat you kindly. The champagne will be flowing among the fresh Scottish air, with traditional Scotch buns, currant loaves, and a relaxed three-course dinner that they describe as ‘Your calm before the storm’.

BOOK: From £580.50 per person for three nights in a Superior Room, based on two adults sharing. dunalastairhotel.com

The Athenaeum

Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – London

NYE is, at long last, returning to London‘s Southbank in 2022. The English capital city is a glorious, stylish place to ring in the New Year, whether you’re celebrating in a sleek bar or gathered on the Southbank with millions of others, ready to see the world-famous fireworks first-hand. Romanticise your life at Anthenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair, where the luxurious rental townhouses offer a luxurious base from which to explore the city, or just to hunker down in ready to celebrate the New Year.

BOOK: athenaeumhotel.com

Cary Arms & Spa - Baddacombe Beach, Devon

Cary Arms & Spa – Devon

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a walk on the beach? A NYE staycation at Devon‘s Cary Arms & Spa guarantees a sea-facing room, so the beach is never far away. Settle in for a sumptuous three-night stay, filled with champagne, delicious food, indulgent spa treatments and live music. Hunker down in one of the lovely rooms, or larger parties can hire out the cottages – plenty of space for relaxing and catching up with family.

For a little something different, try their Twixmas package – extending the festive season from 27–30 December, between the main events.

BOOK: From £2100, based on two adults sharing a Double Room for three nights. caryarms.co.uk

Christmas at Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Chewton Glen – Hampshire

The country meets the coast at the beautiful Chewton Glen, situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Celebrate in style at the NYE House Party, with a carefully crafted itinerary, including plenty of champagne, a delicious afternoon tea, time for end-of-year pampering in the spa. On New Year’s Day, a bountiful breakfast will help you recover from the night before, as well as a refreshing walk around the grounds or to the nearby Highcliffe beach, followed by a delicious dinner after you’ve worked up the appetite.

BOOK: From £3538 per room. chewtonglen.com

The Eastbury Hotel

The Eastbury – Dorset

Extend the Christmas season by heading to the lovely Dorset for a NYE staycation, where The Eastbury sits in the historical Sherborne. Follow mulled wine with an indulgent pampering session, ahead of the delicious seven-course dinner and a night filled with champagne and dancing. New Year’s Day is reserved for catching up with family over a late breakfast, exploring the Jurassic Coast, or – if you’re feeling extra daring – taking a dip in the sea. A three-course dinner will round out the day, ahead of goodbyes on 2 January accompanied by another delicious breakfast.

BOOK: From £1150 for two adults for two nights in a Luxury Double Room. theeastburyhotel.co.uk

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