The Best Hotels to Book Near the SnowDome, Tamworth

Jump on the ski lift and get ready to hit the slopes at the SnowDome
Jump on the ski lift and get ready to hit the slopes at the SnowDome | © ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo
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Snap on a pair of skis, and slalom downhill like it’s the Val d’Isère, without ever leaving the Staffordshire market town of Tamworth, England. Stay the night nearby at one of the best hotels in the area, all bookable with Culture Trip.

The SnowDome is a large recreational indoor ski slope. It was the first indoor skiing slope in the UK to use real snow, perfect for brushing up on your snowploughs or learning to ski ahead of that big trip to the Alps.

1. Drayton Manor Hotel


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The name Drayton Manor might seem familiar; that’s because it is part of the popular Drayton Manor Theme Park’s grounds. The hotel, just on the outside of Tamworth, is perfect for combining a trip to the SnowDome slopes with a similarly thrilling roller coaster ride. Rooms are decorated in warm tones, with Thomas the Tank Engine-themed bunk beds in the family rooms. Combo tickets include breakfast, room and entry to the theme park.

2. The Appleby Inn Hotel


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A few minutes off of the M42, the Appleby Inn Hotel is perfect for anybody who has their own vehicle and is looking for a night’s stay close to the motorway. This large inn has spacious bedrooms with plenty of useful amenities, including a work desk, mini-fridge and a large, modern bathroom. A full English breakfast included in the room fee adds extra value for money. During the day, hearty pub grub is available, and there’s an outdoor play area for the kids.

4. Best Western Lichfield City Centre the George Hotel

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Cathedral city Lichfield is a great place to find quality accommodation during your time at the SnowDome, thanks to its proximity to Tamworth. The history of the city is immediately felt in hotels such as Best Western’s the George Hotel, which is housed in an 18th-century coaching inn, right in the city centre. Suites have elegant four-poster beds and floral wallpaper. Breakfast is included in the fee.

5. Holiday Inn Express Tamworth, an IHG Hotel

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How would you like to stay so close to the SnowDome you could practically ski jump to it? The Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth town centre even has an icy blue and white design motif, which is melted by the use of wood tones around the beds and the desks and warm lighting throughout. The rooms have blackout shades for when you want to sleep in, and breakfast is included in your room fee if you want to fuel up before hitting the slopes.

6. Fairlawns Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel

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If, after skiing or snowboarding all day, you want to return to a hotel that offers the best possible relaxation, Fairlawns Hotel & Spa has you covered. Rooms have a proto-Scandinavian style of textured wood and plush furnishings. The modern four-poster bedroom, with its free-standing bathtub, is perfect for a special couple’s weekend away, while there are a variety of suites for something even more romantic. The onsite spa has hydrotherapy tubs and a variety of treatments.

7. Chapel House


Chapel House is a fine-dining establishment first and foremost, with a distinctly personal touch owing to the property retaining much of its Georgian charm. A sense of the original 1728 building remains here, while more modern touches make the bedrooms cosy and understated. The property has a lovely garden and pond. Breakfasts are a highlight, with vegetarian and standard full English available.

8. The Olde Peculiar

Bed and Breakfast

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Old wooden oak beams and a half-timbered façade at the Olde Peculiar reveal the considerable age of this pretty village inn. This modest bed and breakfast offering is of understated, comfortable rooms. A self-catering cottage is also available for anybody looking for a little more autonomy during their trip. The family room contains a double and a sofa bed, and a travel cot is available for anyone in transit with a baby on board.

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