One of the great gardens of the world, RHS Garden Wisley is a spectacular destination to visit in any season. Relax and unwind at one of these nearby hotels – all bookable with Culture Trip.
In the quaint English village of Wisley, Surrey, lies a peaceful oasis bursting with colour. Bright water lilies, red roses and wild meadow blooms make the RHS Garden Wisley a blissful way to experience nature. Packed with exotic plant life and striking floral displays, it’s the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. Read on for the best hotels to book near this plant lover’s paradise.
Set in Surrey Hills, just a 22-minute drive from RHS Garden Wisley, this 1830s boutique hotel makes a snug and stylish spot for a weekend getaway. You’ll be greeted with a glass of complimentary port and a slice of home-made rocky road – a sweet treat to enjoy after exploring the nearby gardens. Bedrooms include GHD hair straighteners and bedside books. For an extra layer of luxury, book Room 12 in the tower, which has treetop views and a free-standing copper bath.
This DoubleTree by Hilton offers a comfortable and refreshingly contemporary base within walking distance of Woking town centre. Choose from a standard, deluxe or premium bedroom – all of which are spacious and cleanly designed. Treat yourself to a homely supper in relaxed surroundings at the Wocca Grill restaurant, afternoon tea with freshly made sandwiches and loose-leaf teas on the terrace, or a night cap from Bar 92. Reservations are recommended for both the bar and restaurant.
You’ll find the modern Brooklands Hotel a 15-minute drive south of RHS Garden Wisley. Next door to Mercedes-Benz World, this hotel was built on the Brooklands motor racing circuit – the first purpose-built racetrack in the world. Bedrooms range from deluxe to track-facing super-suites, all decked out with king-size beds and rain showers. You’ll feel your worries melt away with one dip in the hydrotherapy hot tub in the spa, or as you rest your head on a warm waterbed in the meditation room.
Driving through the tree-lined driveway, surrounded by rolling countryside and lush greenery, there’s a really special moment when Foxhills Country Club first comes into view. In the Surrey village of Ottershaw, nestled between Narnia-style street lamps, the focal point of the estate is the Victorian manor house. The resort is home to three restaurants, a lounge with fireside dining and leisure facilities including four swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, a luxe spa and three golf courses.
After exploring RHS Garden Wisley, enjoy a restful retreat at this family-run B&B in the centre of Weybridge town. There are three lovely bedrooms, which each come with a kitchenette kitted with fridge, sink and all the crockery and cutlery you need to rustle up a meal. If you’d prefer a break from cooking, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars just steps from the B&B.
Beaverbrook is a handsome heritage country house exuding luxury and class. The former owner, Lord Beaverbrook, was an influential press baron who invited world leaders and literary greats to this Grade II-listed estate. The bedrooms, adorned with antiques and artwork, come with thoughtful finishing touches, from Apple TVs and fluffy robes to a bottle of sloe gin and Bamford toiletries. As for indoor facilities, you can look forward to a private cinema, cookery school, kids’ club and spa.
A royal hunting lodge in the 16th century, this Tudor estate has hosted Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, not to mention Orson Wells and Charlie Chaplin. The bedrooms are characterful and cosy, with the Shakespeare room deserving a special shout-out for its four-poster bed and enormous bathtub that you just can’t help but sink into. Hire a bicycle to explore the spacious grounds, then indulge in an exquisite meal from the Michelin-starred restaurant, the Tudor Room.
Got some time to kill while you’re staying in Surrey? Make sure you see all the best things to do in the county, or put on your hiking boots for the best walks in Surrey Hills. Alternatively, London is only minutes away by car; extend your holiday by staying at one of the coolest hotels in the city or one of the best luxury options, bookable now through Culture Trip. For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels near Ascot Racecourse and book now on Culture Trip.
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