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Our top ten most romantic UK airport hotels

If you're planning a special adventure together, spending the first morning in a dash down the motorway to the airport might not quite set the mood. If you're going on a romantic trip, do it right! With one of our top ten romantic airport hotels, you can wake up moments from your flight and get into the holiday mood early - rather than ruin it before you've even begun.

1. The Sheraton Skyline at Heathrow (above)

The centrepiece of the Heathrow Sheraton Skyline is the massive, indoor, tropical 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 under 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 has everything you need for a special start to a special trip.

2. The Crowne Plaza Liverpool airport

A great spot to start a romantic break early, the Crowne Plaza at Liverpool John Lennon airport. Converted to a hotel from the beautiful old 1930s art deco terminal building, the Crowne Plaza oozes charm inside and out. At nighttime an antique plane on the old runway twinkles with fairy lights, and next door one of the largest gyms we've ever seen boasts both indoor and outdoor pools, with the outdoor one also lit up at night. And if that's not enough to set the mood, this is where the Beatles used to land when they came home after conquering America, so the theme of the fab four's famous love songs flows seamlessly through the whole hotel. Can't buy me love? Starting your holiday at the Crowne Plaza might be the closest thing.

3. The Genting hotel at Birmingham airport

The Genting, only ten minutes from Birmingham airport, isn’t just a four-star hotel with excellent bars and restaurants in its own right, it also benefits from sitting within Resort World with an additional 15 restaurants, shopping and the Genting casino. Want to start your romantic holiday with one night of poker and martinis looking - and feeling - like James Bond? If you’re starting your holiday from Birmingham, the Genting may well be what you need.

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4. The Grand Hotel Gosforth Park, Newcastle airport

Really, the name says it all. If you’re jetting off from Newcastle for a romantic break, this is where you want to kick the whole thing off. 12 acres of parkland, tennis and squash courts and its own hairdressing salon make this more of a mini-break in its own right than a place to sleep before you catch a plane, so if you do choose The Grand Hotel for the first night of your valentine adventure you may want to get here early and enjoy the place properly!

5. The Hilton T5 at Heathrow airport

This brand new hotel next to Heathrow's Terminal 5 has an on-site spa and multiple bars and restaurants, but for 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-starred celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala and its spicy deliciousness is sure to make the first night of your holiday go with a bang. Our customers also say in their reviews that the beds at the Hilton T5 are super-comfy.

6. The Gatwick Hilton

It just might be those extra hours in bed that make the Hilton at Gatwick airport one of our best-selling hotels. Just a few minutes' stroll from departures, you can’t stay closer at the south terminal than the Gatwick Hilton, 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.

7. Manchester Etrop Grange

A Grade II listed Georgian mansion, Manchester airport's Etrop Grange is a grand setting for the start of a big adventure. 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 relative peace and quiet as you enjoy the manor and its surrounds, but one of the shortest transfers to the airport the morning you fly. Rooms are full of character, some even with four-poster beds, so you can enjoy a proper English country house the night before you fly off.

8. Stansted Radisson Blu

At the centre of the Radisson Blu at Stansted airport stands Europe’s largest wine tower - five stories of illuminated wine rack overlooking the impressive Sky Bar. If you’re going on your first holiday together and hoping to make an impression over drinks and dinner, the Radisson Blu has you covered. Great food and drink, themed rooms and a visually stunning tower of wine make an evening here before you fly off a night to remember.

9. Gatwick Sofitel

Another of our best-selling hotels, the Gatwick Sofitel is a real treat with which to start your break. Three restaurants onsite including a French brasserie and oriental fusion, two beautiful bars and four-star luxury, the hotel is as close as you can get to departures at the north terminal so this is another excellent choice if your holiday priority is a few more hours in bed before you catch your plane.

10. Stanhill Court, Gatwick

The Stanhill Court is an old stately home just 10 minutes' drive from Gatwick airport, sitting peacefully in more than 30 acres of its own grounds and woodland. Built in 1881 as a family home, the hotel has preserved the wood panelling, minstrels' gallery, library and stained glass from the original build and boasts an AA-rosette-winning restaurant and highly characterful rooms, some with four-poster beds or roll-top baths. If a romantic break for you starts with traditional fine dining, walking hand-in-hand through the grounds and then a short hop to the airport to catch your flight, you'll love the Stanhill Court as much as we do.

Book your hotel early

It pays to book your airport hotel or your lounge as soon as you book your flights. Prices usually go up nearer the date you fly, so the sooner you let us know your dates the more you're likely to save.

Book my airport hotel today

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