Staffordshire doesn't have a huge selection of five star hotels, but the ones that it does have are more than worthy of the accolade. Take, for example, the wonderful Pipe Hill House in Lichfield. This luxury B&B is situated within just a few miles of Walsall Arboretum, Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Aston Wood Golf Club and many more sites and attractions. Its amenities include free parking, free WiFi, coffee makers and refrigerators in every room, digital TVs, iPod docks, hair dryers and Egyptian cotton sheets. One of the best breakfasts in the county is also included in the room price.
Another great example of five star accommodation in Staffordshire is the Colton House in Rugeley. This adult only guesthouse is located very close to Go Ape Cannock Chase, Cannock Park Golf Club, Cannock Shopping Centre, the Museum of Cannock Chase and Uttoxeter Race Course.
Colton House has 11 rooms, each with free WiFi and coffee making machines. Its amenities include a bar and lounge area, free self-parking, two meeting rooms and room service. Breakfast is included.
What Makes a 5 Star Hotel Special?
What really makes a five star hotel stand out from other accommodation is the high level of service and little touches of luxury that are guaranteed to make your stay unforgettable.
And don’t assume that five star means expensive, either. Although Staffordshire is a popular destination, hotels have always been plentiful in the area so prices have remained relatively low, especially compared to other popular areas of the such as the Cotswolds and the Lake District. Even five star accommodation is available at very affordable rates.
As with any destination, off-peak prices are much lower than they are at peak times, and there will be fewer attractions open during the winter months and during term time. However, if you don't have children that holiday with you, you can pick up some real off-peak five star hotel bargains.
A Great Holiday Base
The county of Staffordshire itself is a wonderful holiday destination with no shortage of things to see and do, such as theme parks (Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Theme Park), museums, activity days and the beautiful English countryside. The county's midland location makes it ideal as a base for exploring much of the rest of the United Kingdom, such as the Cotswolds, the Midlands, and Cheshire and Lancashire to the north. Even North Wales is within easy reach.
Many visitors to Staffordshire take the opportunity to travel to nearby Warwickshire and, in particular, Stratford-upon-Avon, the picturesque home of Shakespeare's original Globe theatre.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing break in the lap of luxury or feel the need for some creature comforts following a long day of activities, a five star hotel in Staffordshire gives you all you could wish for – and a little bit more.
Although five star hotels are the best of the best, you'll find them surprisingly reasonably priced, particularly during school term time. So before you dismiss them as an overly expensive and unnecessary extravagance, be sure to check out the prices – you’ll be pleasantly surprised.