Adults Only Hotels in UK
These hotels and B&Bs 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 hotel stay.
Fistral Beach Hotel
Newquay. On Pentire headland above the beach with lovely views along the coast. Maybe sip something cool while you watch the surfers. The hotel boasts the best spa in Cornwall.
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.
Newquay. A small and tranquil boutique B&B in a peaceful part of town near Towan headland, close to the harbour and Fistral beach.
Newquay. A budget B&B overlooking Fistral beach that welcomes groups of 16-17 year olds and offers surfboard storage. Self-catering apartments also available.
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 Ayurveda. Each room has a private courtyard, garden terrace or balcony.
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.
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.
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.
Cedar Falls Health Farm
Taunton. A health farm and spa that also offers accommodation and the best in spa dining, set in gorgeous grounds in the countryside near Bishops Lydeard. There's also a two bedroom, self-catering lodge.
Lincombe Hall Hotel
Torquay. A place where you feel comfortable. Very nice but not over posh. The new spa has just opened and is lovely. We've been there and we like it.
Torquay. A six bedroom B&B close to Torre Abbey and the seafront. A fresh and airy feel and reasonable prices. Looks nice.
Crofton House Hotel
Torquay. Highly rated by guests, this boutique hotel has an indoor and an outdoor pool. It's centrally located and a short walk from the seafront.
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.
Paignton. A 20 room budget hotel on the seafront road. The bar has facilities for karaoke and a small dance floor.
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.
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.
Southern Breeze Lodge
Bournemouth. A six bedroom B&B a five minute walk from the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift. Enjoy homemade jam on your breakfast toast.
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. Nice for a weekend break or a longer stay.
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.
Isle of Wight
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.
Shanklin. A carefully designed luxury boutique B&B on the seafront. Some rooms have a private balcony or sun terrace. Private car park.
Shanklin. A four star, tastefully renovated Victorian villa B&B. There's a quiet garden with a heated pool, a cosy bar and a far-infrared Dr Detox Cabin. Intriguing.
Norton Grange Coastal Village
Yarmouth. A chalet village near a maritime museum, underwater archaeology centre, a planetarium and a model railway. Features live entertainment.
Ventnor. A peaceful country house hotel with a conservatory, sun terrace and outdoor pool. Lovely location overlooking the sea.
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.
Claridge House Retreat Centre
Lingfield. A Victorian villa in two acres of garden, this twelve bedroom B&B is a peaceful, TV-free, alcohol-free retreat run by Quakers.
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.
Hotel de Vie
Farnham. A small, well-furnished hotel usually offering a continental breakfast and a limited evening meals menu.
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 metres 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.
Melton Mowbray. Set in thirteen acres, this is an elegant spa that also offers overnight stays as part of spa packages. Pools, saunas, fitness centre, treatments - everything you'd expect and more. Travel light - many guests spend the whole time in a robe. Relaxing just to think about it.
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. A lively seafront hotel with 100 rooms and nightly cabaret in the Talk of The Coast club.
Blackpool. In the town centre, it's close to the main attractions and features fruit machines, karaoke and a late bar. If you're looking for somewhere to hold a party, this could be the place for you.
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.
Cumbria Lake District
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.
Windermere. Upmarket B&B with 11 rooms in a quiet location a five minute walk from the village. Afternoon tea with homemade cakes, nice wine list too.
Applegarth Villa & Restaurant
Windermere. A five star luxury hotel with elegant rooms and suites, some with their own hot tub. In a quiet location yet only a short walk from the town centre.
Windermere. In the heart of the village, this sympathetically modernised B&B has a friendly and informal atmosphere. Vegetarian breakfast available and there's a private car park.
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.
Barmouth. A lovely, secluded, six bedroom B&B with gardens and 40 acres of private woodland that also offers evening meals four days a week. Spa treatments available but note there's no pool or sauna.
Inverness. A four star 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 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 2020
Latest update: 2/7/2020
Why was this site started?
Google for 'adults only hotels UK' and most of the results aren't adults only hotels in the UK: many are hotel booking sites that happen to have the words 'adults only' somewhere. Travel websites' 'adults-only hotels' filters usually include hotels that aren't adults only. And hotels that are adults only don't always say so in a search-friendly way, so don't appear in results. Finding genuinely adults only hotels hasn't been easy, hence this website which lists adults only UK hotels and B&Bs.
When was this site started?
This list of hotels and B&Bs in the UK that only accept adult guests was started in May 2019.
What is the age limit of the hotels listed?
The hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in this list have at least a 16+ rule, many are hotels for over 18s only.
Who is this website for?
The hotels and B&Bs listed here are for people looking for somewhere child-free to stay perhaps for an adult only midweek break, adult only weekend break, adult only spa break, holiday or business meeting venue.
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 cheap - 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 for an adults-only weekend away or an inexpensive bed & breakfast you're after we trust you'll find the best adult only hotel for you on this site.
Aren't hotels child-free anyway in term time?
Not at weekends. And some parents take their school-age children away in term time to avoid peak holiday seasons. Anyone who has been to a seaside hotel is September knows that's the time people with pre-school age kids go on holiday. An exclusively adult hotel is particularly useful during Christmas and Easter holidays, Whitsun half term and summer holidays, but useful too outside vacation times. We list hotels that are adults only all year round.
What do hotels mean when they classify themselves as adults only?
Some hotels claim to be adults-only but their restaurant is open to the public and isn't adults-only. Or they regard anyone over twelve or even six as an adult. Some hotels show as adults-only in listings but it's actually only the spa that's adults only. That's why we've checked that all the places we list have at least a 16+ rule throughout.
Where are most adults-only hotels located?
Most UK adult only hotels are located in popular holiday and tourist destinations. Cornwall, Devon and the Lake District have the highest numbers of exclusively adult hotels.
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 there are in the UK: so far we have found around a hundred hotels and B&Bs that are adults only.
Will adults-only hotels become easier to find?
We hope that a link from this site may help adults-only hotels fare better in results when people search for 'adults only hotels near me' and suchlike. And maybe even spur big sites more accurately to list adults only hotels in England.
Which hotels can be added to this site?
If you're the proprietor of a hotel or B&B that only allows people over 16 on the premises please contact us and we'll add you. The key criterion is the hotel, restaurant, bar, pool, conference venue, function rooms, self-catering cottages or any other places on site are exclusively for adults.
Have a nice stay.
Whether it's a base for some vigorous walking in the Lake District, or a cosy hotel for a romantic adults only weekend break or just an ordinary every-day hotel for your seaside stay where you can be sure your break won't be spoiled by noisy children, we hope this list of adult hotels and B&Bs helps you find what you're looking for. We hope you enjoy a well-earned peaceful, relaxing and tranquil stay.