The UK's Best Twixmas Hotel Breaks
Twixmas is the time between presents and food at Christmas and the partying of welcoming the New Year. These breaks begin on 27 December and offer downtime to help you escape and unwind. While many feel at a loose end during this time, many of the hotels below offer you stability and a little something extra to help you recoup from the holiday season, with spas, river walks and budding festive menus.
All you have to do is choose which of these great locales you're going to visit this year.
If you're after the best Twixmas hotel break in the UK for 2021, we have 14 of the best right here.
Perfectly situated in Greater Manchester is The Lowry Hotel. A modern and airy-feeling five-star hotel found right on the river. Not only is it close to the shops for all the Boxing Day Sales, but their restaurant, 'The River Restaurant', also has a festive seasonal menu to tide you over between Christmas and New Year.
Located in West Sussex, Hickstead Hotel is the perfect countryside escape for a Twixmas break. With easy access to London, a bistro-style restaurant is serving a festive menu of lunches and dinners throughout December. They also offer festive afternoon teas if you're after something smaller but still fulfilling.
Found in Hertfordshire, The Grove not only has a luxurious Sequoia spa to relax in but fresh countryside air to re-energise you to put a skip back into your step. The Grove has treats such as Breakfast in The Stables and festive dining across their eateries. You may struggle to fit it all in at The Grove.
If you're after a relaxing Twixmas break, then look no further than staying at Passford House. Offering guests the chance to stroll through 9 acres of enchanting grounds, book a massage or float in the indoor pool. On top of that, you can enjoy delicious a-la-carte festive dinners before relaxing in the log-fired lounges.
In the heart of London is the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel London, where you're close to the sights such as Buckingham Palace and shopping at Covent Gardens. The hotel also offers Twixmas delights such as festival afternoon tea or the chance to dine on the winter terrace, all under the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.
Located in Bournemouth, Hotel Collingwood has so much in their Twixmas break packages, all set to help you unwind. With breakfast and dinners included, all with festive favourites, your evenings will also be filled with the best live entertainment. If you're after quieter, wrap up warm as they have fantastic walking trails and the beach a short walk from the hotel doors.
If you're after a lake view and a relaxing break in the Lake District, then Applegarth Villa Hotel is the place for you. Right on the doorstep of Windermere, where you can find local cafes and independent shops to pass the time. Or, more exciting, winter walks or a cruise on the lake. You can enjoy fabulous food and fine dining in the evening before retiring to your room and sinking into a hot tub.
For a quiet, calming break, consider staying at Stanton Manor. Wake up and walk the beautiful gardens before sitting down for a festive menu running throughout December and January, before settling into your room with White Company accessories. It's the perfect place to unwind and only a short train ride away from Bath.
With luxury amenities in a stunning Grade II listed building, the Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff wants to welcome you for a festive break. Their talented chefs have constructed a festive menu including afternoon tea and brunch or evening meals in Culley's Kitchen and Bar. It's the perfect cosy escape for the time between the festivities.
Located in Inverness, the Kingsmill Hotel is bursting at the seams for things to do during your Twixmas stay. As soon as you arrive, you're greeted with a glass of mulled wine and the chance to enjoy a Scottish Buffet Breakfast each morning. During your stay, you can enjoy the Scottish Highlands and enjoy their spa facilities before sitting down to enjoy the festive menu in their Conservatory Restaurant.
If you're after a pop of colour between Christmas and New Year, the Malmaison is right up your street. With eclectic rooms, this boutique hotel in Manchester transformed from an elegant 19th-century warehouse has the perfect antidote when you're not sure what day it is. Start the day with breakfast before slipping off to their spa before the evening festive 3-course meal in their quirky decorated restaurant Chez Mal.
In the countryside of Cheshire, and a historic pile dating back to the 17th Century is the Crewe Hall Hotel. During the day, you can enjoy their spa with trained therapists or a swim in the heated pool. If you're hungry, Crewe Hall Hotel has both Festive Lunches where you can enjoy a 3-course meal and fizz or a fancy Festive Afternoon Tea for a memorable Twixmas period.
For a Twixmas break by the sea, Driftwood Hotel offers the chance to enjoy log-fire evenings enjoying mulled wine and seasonal treats or a gourmet feast centred around the holiday period. If you wish to burn off some of the indulgences, consider taking a stroll around the hotel's secret beach and cove or their acres of land to explore. Or, if you're after a quieter break, consider relaxing in their library with a good book.
At Moor Hall Hotel, they've pulled out all the stops for a beautiful Twixmas break in their country house hotel. Found in Sutton Coldfield, it's close by to festive attractions, the Birmingham Bullring and even has a spa on site. Take a dip in the pool, book yourself in for a facial or massage, and if that's not enough, they host festive dining and afternoon tea too.
If you're someone who never knows what to do with themselves, or even what day of the week it is between Christmas and New Year, these Twixmas breaks should help. Each hotel offers a way for you to unwind and continue the festivities. So, whether you knew what a Twixmas break was before this or whether you like busy cities, secluded countryside or sandy beaches, there's a hotel ready to make Twixmas something you'll never forget. Are you up for this new travel tradition, or do you prefer to stay cosy at home? Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.