Kids back to school, now it’s time for the parents to have a night away!

Hopefully you enjoyed a wonderful summer and created many happy family memories, but now it’s back to school and back to reality!

For some, as much as family time is precious it’s hard going having the kids at home for six weeks…and it’s OK to welcome the break now they’re back! It’s also time for the parents to relax, so why not organise a sitter or sleepover for your little ones and enjoy a night away to yourselves!

Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa

Set in the stunning New Forest just 20 minutes from Southampton, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa is perfect for a couples retreat away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Why not treat yourself to one of the four-poster bed rooms and an evening of fine dining at one of their 3 stunning restaurants. Of course a luxurious retreat at Careys would not be complete without a visit to SenSpa, this fabulous spa has extensive 5 star facilities, including a large Hydrotherapy Pool, Herbal Sauna, Heated Thermal room, not to mention authentic Thai treatments.

New Place Southampton

New Place is a Grade 1 listed Manor House surrounded by 32 acres of stunning parkland. Enjoy a stay in one of their modern suites that surround the Manor and enjoy an exquisite dining experience in the Manor House itself. Work off any stress in the onsite gym before enjoying a dip in the indoor pool. After dinner why not head out for a gentle stroll around the grounds and finish the evening with a night cap in the Manor House bar.

Grand Harbour Hotel

Located in the heart of Southampton and close to the waterfront, the Grand Harbour Hotel is a 4-star hotel that makes an ideal place for a luxurious evening away. Make use of the onsite spa facilities whilst you’re there and dine in style at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse found in the stunning atrium. Being centrally located to the city centre you could enjoy a spot of shopping whilst there or blow the cobwebs away with a walk to the waterfront.

Double Tree Hilton 

Close to the city centre yet secluded in it’s own woodland background you’ll feel miles away from any city with a stay at the Double Tree Hilton. Newly refurbished you can enjoy a stay with fabulous views of its woodland setting. Why not indulge in afternoon tea whilst you’re there or simply relax on the restaurants terrace. Treat yourself to an upgraded deluxe room with premium bath amenities, such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary in-room snacks.

Marwell hotel

You’ll find nowhere else in the UK like it, the Marwell Hotel offers a unique setting for a romantic getaway. Enjoy it’s floor to ceiling windows and an oak beamed structure, set within the beautiful wooded countryside. Use the leisure and wellbeing facilities, then dine in style with food from executive head chef Phil Yeomans. Of course you could always visit Marwell Zoo whilst you’re there, if you don’t feel too guilty for not taking the kids!

White Star Tavern

On the popular and historic Oxford Street you’ll find The White Star Tavern. This boutique hotel offers seriously comfortable beds with Egyptian linen, stunning bathrooms with roll-top baths and oversized showers. It also boasts a 2 AA Rosette and a 5 Star Rating for it’s fine dining, as well as a well-stocked bar and fabulous cocktail menu! Whilst staying on Oxford Street you can also make use of the numerous cafes and bars with live entertainment, and if you’re feeling lucky the Genting Casino sits at the head of the street.


Take a look at more Southampton Hotels for your getaway!