Leicestershire has a superb selection of immaculate four star hotels, which range from historic luxury hotels in Leicester city centre to grand country houses in the county's sublime countryside. In addition, this county has a great selection of fine dining restaurants serving a wide choice of cuisines, and is also home to numerous grand medieval landmarks and enchanting country mansions.
A Foodie’s Heaven
As you would expect, four star hotels pride themselves on their world-class cuisine, and employ talented, highly experienced chefs who use the finest, freshest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. Whether you prefer classical British dishes, refined French dishes, or vibrant Asian flavours, your hotel can easily accommodate your needs.
Excellent Business Amenities
All four star hotels provide unrivalled corporate hospitality and are suitable for all kinds of special business functions, from special ceremonies to large-scale meetings. All meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and decorated with luxury furnishings, and can be customised to your requirements.
Visit the Leicester Guildhall
Another fine landmark dating all the way back to the 14th Century, the Leicester Guildhall was used for a meeting during the English Civil War. Today, it has an important museum showcasing Leicester's medieval heritage, and is still regularly used for live performances
One of the most exclusive places to stay in Leicester city centre is the four star Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, which is just minutes from the railway station and is housed in a majestic 19th century building. Here, guests can enjoy mouthwatering breakfasts, free internet access, and sophisticated, decent-sized rooms and 24-hour room service.
See Bradgate Park
Comprising more than 800 acres of attractive parkland, Bradgate Park is overlooked by the remnants of Bradgate House, which is approximately 500 years old and was built by the 1st Marquis of Dorset, Thomas Grey.
Visit Belgrave Hall
A splendid Grade II-Listed building dating back to the early Georgian period, Belgrave Hall is a fine example of Queen Anne-style architecture, and is on the outskirts of Leicester. It has an interesting museum where you can learn about the history of the families that lived here, and elegant landscaped gardens.
Stay At a Romantic 4 Star Country Hotel in Leicestershire
Close to Loughborough is the Quorn Country Hotel, which overlooks the picturesque valley of the River Soar and is housed in a majestic 17th century mansion. It’s surrounded by landscaped grounds, and provides enchanting, spacious rooms with satellite TVs and free internet access. Another exquisite four star hotel that's ideal for a wedding or any other special occasion is the Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate, near Melton Mowbry. Here, you'll be treated to a mouthwatering free breakfast, access to luxury leisure facilities and a full-service spa, and two fantastic restaurants.
Speaking of food, Melton Mowbray, the UK's Rural Capital of Food, is noted for its thriving annual food festival, which is also marketed as the East Midlands Food Festival. During the event, this pictorial town attracts artisan traders from all over the world, and offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to sample its famous pork pies and Stilton cheese. If you fancy a visit at this time then it’s advisable to book ahead, because four star hotels in Leicestershire fill up quickly during the festival.