Member Exclusive – West Sussex: 17th-century country house escape
This 5-star hotel in West Sussex is set in 120 acres close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- £152-£188 per night ... 19-20, 22-26, 30-31 Jul; 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26 Aug
Why We Love It
- Dine in the 3-AA-Rosette AG Restaurant, which serves classic dishes with innovative cooking techniques
- The Good Spa Guide 2016 praises the "calming" spa in its 4-bubble review
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa is a luxury 17th-century country-house hotel in West Sussex. The 5-star property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection and won the Condé Nast Johansens Readers' Award and Best for Romance Award in 2015.
The hotel is set in 120 acres of countryside, just 55 minutes from central London, making it a perfect last-minute getaway. The AA Hotel Guide 2016 describes the hotel as "delightful", and The Times praises it for being an "oasis of calm". Previous guests include Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
There are 58 individually styled bedrooms that blend contemporary designer décor with homely touches. Some rooms have countryside views.
The on-site subterranean Utopia spa is "stunning", according to the Daily Mail, and has a 4-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide. It is built in the style of a Roman bathhouse and has marble and granite finishes and mood lighting.
There is also an outdoor hot tub, set among the well-tended grounds and an outdoor plunge pool with decking area. Other facilities include a yoga studio, a gym, a fitness suite and tennis courts.
The 3-AA-Rosette AG Restaurant offers fine dining led by executive chef, Darrel Wilde. Expect classic dishes and innovative cooking techniques, with menus inspired by the local area. Reflections is a more relaxed dining experience. There's also the refurbished 1608 Champagne Bar, with over 145 different wines, 30 hand-picked champagnes and new Chase vodka cocktails to choose from.
- "A majestic manor turned modern retreat" -- Small Luxury Hotels of the World
- "Stately manor house-cum-countryside spa hideaway" -- Condé Nast Johansens
- "Utopia Spa has a calming, Grecian-inspired interior, with a deep-blue swimming pool surrounded by temple-like pillars" -- Good Spa Guide 2016
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Fitness classes
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- No pets allowed
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Bike rental
- Chauffeur service (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Express check-in / checkout
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Safe in reception (fees apply)
- Shuttle service (fees apply)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Separate shower
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request in Luxury Rooms and above categories only: £40 for children aged 13 and under. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
When You Can Go
Until 26 Aug
Getting ThereThe hotel is just off the B2110 and the B2028. Kingscote is the nearest railway station, which is a 5-minute taxi ride away.
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