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The top 10 most romantic UK airport hotels

Planning a special trip for just the two of you? With one of our top 10 romantic airport hotels, you can set the sparks flying a day early.

Sheraton Skyline Hotel | Heathrow

The centrepiece of the Sheraton Skyline at Heathrow is the tropical indoor pool – swim under the footbridge and up to the bar for a cocktail, or just lounge around the pool together gazing up at the stars through the glass roof.

Either way you've got a great start to your romantic break, and with two restaurants and a second bar this four-star hotel has everything you need for a special start to your special trip.

Pool area at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport

Crowne Plaza | Liverpool John Lennon

A great spot to start a romantic break early, the Crowne Plaza at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has a unique charm and atmosphere. Converted into a hotel from the beautiful old 1930s Art Deco terminal building, the Crowne Plaza is a hotel like no other. With a traditional aviation theme throughout and views over the old runway, you'll be in the mood for a romantic adventure.

And if that's not enough, this is where the Beatles landed after conquering America, and the band's influence can be seen throughout the whole hotel. Can't buy me love? Starting your holiday at the Crowne Plaza might be the closest thing.

Person eating off their partner's plate at the Crowne Plaza, Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Genting Hotel | Birmingham

The Genting, only 10 minutes from Birmingham Airport, isn't just a four-star hotel with excellent bars and restaurants. It also benefits from being part of Resort World, which offers an additional 15 restaurants, shopping and the Genting casino.

Fancy starting your holiday with a night of romance, poker and martinis? Put on a tux that'll make James Bond jealous and head straight to the Genting.

Restaurant at the Genting Hotel, Birmingham

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park | Newcastle

Really, the name says it all. If you're jetting off from Newcastle for a romantic break, the Grand Hotel is the perfect place to kick-start the romance.

With 12 acres of parkland, tennis and squash courts and even its own hair salon, the Grand Hotel is not just a place to sleep before you catch a plane – its a mini-break in its own right. So if you do choose the Grand Hotel for the first night of your Valentine adventure, get here early to experience everything it has to offer.

Swimming pool at the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle

Hilton | Heathrow, Terminal 5

This Hilton hotel is right next to Heathrow's Terminal 5 and has a relaxing on-site spa and multiple bars and restaurants, but what makes it one of our top choices for date night is Mr Todiwala's Kitchen. This fantastic gourmet Indian restaurant is fronted by Michelin star chef Cyrus Todiwala, whose uses bold, aromatic flavours that will make for a delicious first night of your holiday.

Our customers also say that the beds at the Hilton Terminal 5 are super-comfy, so you're sure to be well rested for your flight the next day.

Swimming pool at the Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle

Hilton | Gatwick

It might just be those extra hours in bed that make the Hilton at Gatwick airport one of our most popular hotels. Just a few minutes' stroll from departures, you can't stay closer to the South Terminal, and when you do you'll enjoy the benefits of four-star luxury, three restaurants, two bars and a cafe before you retire for the night.

Couple dining at the Hilton hotel, Gatwick Airport

Etrop Grange Hotel | Manchester

This one's a bit fancy. A Grade II listed Georgian mansion, Manchester airport's Etrop Grange boasts a grand setting for the start of a big adventure. Rooms are full of character, some even with four-poster beds, so you can enjoy a classic English country house the night before you fly.

It also holds the peculiar distinction of being our closest hotel to the airport that isn't under the flight path. So at just a mile from the terminals you'll enjoy the relative peace and quiet of the manor and its surroundings, but one of the shortest transfers to the airport the morning you fly.

Garden at Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel | Stansted

At the centre of the Radisson Blu at Stansted stands a 40-foot illuminated wine rack overlooking the impressive Sky Bar. So, if you're going on your first holiday together and hoping to start things off over drinks and dinner, the Radisson Blu has you more than covered.

Expect delicious meals, themed rooms, and plenty of wine to get your romantic getaway off to a great start.

Sofitel | Gatwick

Another of our best-selling hotels, the Gatwick Sofitel is a real treat to start your break. You'll be spoilt for choice for romantic dining options, whether you're after a fusion of modern English and French cuisine in La Brasserie or Pan-Asian delight in Vanda. Then, why not take your significant other to La Terrasse Bar and enjoy four-star luxury with an expertly crafted cocktail.

The hotel is as close as you can get to departures at the North terminal, so it's another excellent choice if your priority is a few more hours in bed before you catch your plane.

Meal at La Brasserie in the Sofitel hotel, Gatwick

Stanhill Court | Gatwick

Stanhill Court is an old stately home just a 10-minute drive from Gatwick airport, sitting peacefully in more than 30 acres of its own grounds and woodland.

Built in 1881 as a family home, you'll find beautifully preserved wood panelling, a minstrel's gallery, library and stained glass from the original decor. The hotel also boasts an AA-rosette-winning restaurant as well as characterful rooms – some are even fitted with four-poster beds and roll-top baths.

If a romantic break for you starts with traditional fine dining and a walk through gorgeous grounds followed by a short hop to the airport, you'll love the Stanhill Court as much as we do.

Exterior of the Stanhill Court hotel, Gatwick

Your holiday starts here

It pays to book your airport hotel and other holiday essentials as soon as you book your flights. Prices usually go up nearer the date you fly, so the sooner you tell us your dates the more you're likely to save.

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