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Reinventing the ‘Dirty Weekend’ with The Romantic Tourist


Ssshhhh….    we’re going to tell you a secret….

‘Dirty Weekend’  and 'Sex Hotel' are a couple of the most searched phrases couples use when they WANT TO BOOK A SAUCY OR INTIMATE WEEKEND AWAY.

And this doesn't mean they're looking for something sordid.

They are simply searching for a romantic hotel with an ambience designed for igniting passion... and maybe a private hot tub or bath for two, for example.

But they revert to these rather crude search terms because they don't know how else to name it.

How do couples book a 'Dirty Weekend' in 2024?

The phrase ‘Dirty Weekend’ has been bandied around for a few decades now. Initially, coming about to describe going away with someone you weren’t in a relationship with… usually to a mysterious location where you could hide away from the world... to avoid being caught.

And as a result, it bears the essence of cheap hotels, warm champagne and flimsy fluffy handcuffs; a weekend tinged with disappointing drunken roleplay against dimly depressing décor, returning home on Sunday, hungover and leather-chafed.

But unappealing as this is - ‘Dirty Weekend’ - is clearly still the closest description that comes to mind when couples go online and want to BOOK A NAUGHTY WEEKEND BREAK and have passion on their minds.


So, it’s time to reinvent what’s known as ‘The Dirty Weekend’…

‘Dirty Weekends’ are no longer the reserve of illicit affairs.

Because today, times have changed, and we’ve evolved, and a weekend devoted to pleasure is now the proud pursuit of all passionate couples: whether you’ve just recently met, or you’ve been together for 25 years; whether you’re bouncing, gym bunnies in your twenties, or sassy seventy-year olds who know more about life than you should…

That’s right – 1000’s of couples just like you are all searching for a ‘Dirty Weekend.’

So, the ‘Dirty Weekend’ really no longer deserves the connotations of sordid salaciousness, and there needn’t be anything cheap or dirty about it - unless you choose to stay somewhere cheap and dirty, that is.

Today, there is no rivalry between romance and passion - it’s not a case of rose petals scattered delicately on the bed versus cocktails and sex on the balcony.

The ‘New Dirty Weekend’ is for couples in love – and who love making love.

And it is certainly not about seedy hotels that serve as evidence of spontaneity or adventurousness or the fact you can’t keep your hands of each other until you reach your destination.

Seedy motel sex in a movie? - Hot couple in hot country, tanned and toned, drinking whisky from a flask for liquor-fuelled sex followed by burgers from the roadside diner before they recommence their whimsical on-the-run journey.

Seedy hotel sex in real life? - Fluorescent lights against a dark and drizzly night, starchy sheets on a rock-hard mattress, the sound of drunken louts, a shower over the toilet, and a post-coital snack from the hallway vending machine. No thanks.

The ‘New Dirty Weekend’ is all about intimacy and indulgence.

It will drench you in lavish loving details and swathe you in sensuality, so that every inch of you is left utterly indulged and completely satisfied.

It’s about extravagance and decadence and creating the perfect environment for succumbing to seduction, and booking with OUR PASSION THRILLER PARTNERS who understand that pleasure is personal.

Perhaps you simply want sultry surroundings; a sheepskin rug in front of a log fire or sensual couples’ massages… Maybe you desire a balcony with a Jacuzzi for al fresco adventures… Or even a feature bed to act as your stage as you play your parts perfectly into the mirrored wall that allows you to be each other’s audience.

Unveil the Ultimate 2024 Guide to the 15 Best Hotels for a Modern-Day Dirty Weekend Escape

In the quest for passion and privacy, demand for a 'dirty weekend away' is consistently high.

For those yearning to break free from the mundane and ignite the flames of desire in new locales, we’ve curated a spellbinding selection for your 2024 escapades.

Our handpicked assortment of 15 breath-taking hotels is a treasure trove for couples seeking both excitement and intimacy. From the charming countryside of the UK to the sun-drenched coasts of Europe and the enchanting allure of Morocco, each destination lies within tempting reach for an impromptu weekend getaway.

Discover Romance Without Boundaries

Immerse yourself in the allure of destinations that promise more than just a change of scenery.

Our selected hideaways are not just accommodations; they are sanctuaries of love, exuding an air of mystery and exclusivity that caters to the desires of the modern couple.

UK’s Hidden Jewels

From the rustic elegance of countryside lodges to the urban chic of city boutiques, the UK hosts an array of secret retreats that redefine the essence of a romantic interlude. Here, history and modernity intertwine, creating an enchanting backdrop for your love story.

#1 HOTEL GOTHAM, MANCHESTER, UK


Immerse yourself in stunning panoramic city vistas and opulent, oversized roll-top baths.

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Nestled in the heart of the urban landscape, Hotel Gotham emerges as the quintessential sanctuary for glamorous couples yearning for a sumptuous retreat. Crafted for those who covet indulgence in every aspect of their rendezvous, it's a haven where the drama of love meets the elegance of boutique hotel city living.

#2 KINGS HEAD HOTEL, CIRENCESTER, UK

Leading the burgeoning trend for sexual wellness experiences designed specifically for couples.

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In the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, the Kings Head Hotel is a celebrated escape among celebrity couples seeking to ignite or rekindle their romantic spark. Guests are invited to book luxurious romantic hot tub retreats alongside indulgent pamper packages, meticulously crafted to strike the perfect balance between spa relaxation and intimate connection.

#3 HOTEL 41, LONDON, UK

Secret romantic experiences hidden in plain sight of the outside world.

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A super-discreet neighbour to Buckingham Palace, Hotel 41 stands as an exquisite testament to luxury and exclusivity, meriting it the distinguished accolade of being voted Trip Advisor's Number 1 Hotel in London. Despite its prestigious location, thousands unknowingly pass by its entrance daily... because Hotel 41 has mastered the art of maintaining a low profile, rightfully earning its status as a true hidden gem - a sanctuary of privacy and romantic surprises.

#4 SUMMER LODGE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL & SPA, DORSET, UK

Quintessential five-star country house hotel with hidden cottage for lovers.

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Imagine stepping into a 400-year-old romantic Dorset cottage that offers not only a slice of history but an abundance of modern luxury. The private garden invites couples to bask in their own secluded haven, while the open-air hot tub promises relaxation under the stars like no other. It’s a place where love flourishes and memories are made. (And of course you have full use of the full hotel facilities)

#5 HOUSE OF GODS, EDINBURGH, UK

Extravagant adult-only sanctuary nestled in the heart of one of Europe's most stunning cities.

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House of Gods Hotel stands as the pinnacle of modern-day decadence, earning its title as Edinburgh's "sexiest hotel" with unwavering grace. Offering an unparalleled hideaway experience, it's no surprise that it has become a magnet for couples in search of a romantic escape, seeking to bask in the allure of luxury and intimacy. House of Gods isn't just a place to stay; it's a realm where fantasy meets reality, promising an unforgettable retreat for those eager to immerse themselves in love and opulence... and sometimes pizza.

#6 YOREBRIDGE HOUSE, NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK

Exquisite 5-star boutique hotel, crowned the 'Most Romantic Hotel in the UK.'

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Yorebridge House has been celebrated for creating the 'Sexiest Hotel Room' in the UK in the prestigious Mills & Boon Romance Awards. Secluded hot tubs set against the serene backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, creating an oasis of relaxation and intimacy are exactly what you will get.

#7 NEIDPATH CASTLE, SCOTTISH BORDERS, UK

A unique blend of romance and history transporting you to the fiery passions of 16th century.

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Neidpath Castle, a gem steeped in history, isn't just a breath-taking wedding venue. It's also a romantic sanctuary for couples seeking an extraordinary getaway. Picture spending a lost weekend enveloped in the opulence of Queen Mary's Chamber, where every second is truly a stolen moment in time.

#8 GLAMP & TIPPLE, NORFOLK, UK

Distinctive glamping retreat designed for romance in Norfolk's lush countryside.

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At Glamp and Tipple, luxury meets nature in perfect harmony. Imagine unwinding in your own private hot tub under a canopy of stars, the gentle night breeze whispering sweet nothings. Elevate your stay with unique dining experiences, from cosy private dining pods that create an intimate atmosphere to delightful movie nights that add a touch of cinematic magic to your romantic sojourn.

Europe’s Romantic Havens

Embark on a sensual voyage to Europe’s most secluded corners. Whether it's the timeless charm of Rome, the seductive waves of the sea, or the spellbinding vistas of the Alps, Europe offers an unparalleled setting for passion to bloom.

#9 MY ARBOR - TREETOP HOTEL, ITALIAN DOLOMITES

Secluded sanctuary designed exclusively for couples seeking an escape.

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This hidden gem elevates the concept of retreat, offering guests the unique opportunity to luxuriate in the canopy of trees, where each room serves as a private haven complete with a hot tub and breath-taking panoramic views.

#10 BABA DREAM - 5 STAR SUITE, ALASSIO, ITALY

Sea view romantic retreat uniquely designed to foster intimacy, privacy, and a profound sense of connection.

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Relish in the exclusivity of private romantic moments within the comfort of this one-of-a-kind lavish residence, accompanied by the panoramic vistas of the luminous Italian coastline. Here you'll be welcomed by a trail of delicate rose petals leading to your plush double bed, alongside thoughtful touches of sparkling wine, and an assortment of fine candies and chocolates, setting the stage for a celebration of love.

#11 NIRA ALPINA, SWISS ALPS

Unlock the secret to an eternal romance at the Pichalain Chalet.

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Begin your romantic adventure at Nira Alpina with a day of exhilarating experiences amidst the breath-taking Alpine landscapes before whisking your beloved away to a private and sumptuously cozy Pichalain Après-ski hut. Here, in the secluded warmth, amidst flickering candlelight and the soft glow of the setting sun against the snowy peaks, present the ultimate romantic gesture — whether it's a heart-stopping proposal or an intimate celebration of your love.

#12 CASES DE SON BARBASSA, MAJORCA, SPAIN

Ultimate rural retreat in Majorca, tailor-made for couples seeking an intimate hideaway.

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This unique getaway is specially designed for couples seeking a harmonious blend of gourmet dining and wellness experiences. Enjoy the enchanting landscapes of Majorca as you unwind in a picturesque setting, perfect for rekindling romance and revitalizing your senses.

#13 PIAZZADISPAGNA9, ROME, ITALY

Experience the epitome of Italian passion at PiazzadiSpagna9, where every detail celebrates romance.

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Perfectly positioned to provide unrivalled views of the iconic Trinità dei Monti steps, with the picturesque Via Margutta just a stone's throw away, PiazzadiSpagna9 stands as a testament to luxurious living and authentic architectural wonder - designed specifically with romantic couples in mind.

#14 GRAND HOTEL DES BAINS DE LAVEY, VAUD, SWITZERLAND

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Morocco’s Exotic Escapes

A gateway to an era of sensuality, Morocco lures couples with its mystical deserts, vibrant souks, and sumptuous riads. Here, ancient palaces are transformed into lavish love nests, where every detail whispers tales of romance and intrigue.

Elevate Your Dirty Weekend Experience

Engaging in a dirty weekend is about more than just escaping—it's about enriching your bond in settings that resonate with your spirit. Each of our select sex hotels boasts unique features designed to heighten your experience:

  • Privacy and Exclusivity: Retreat into your private haven where the outside world fades away, and intimacy takes center stage.
  • Luxurious Comfort: Indulge in sumptuous comforts and bespoke services that cater to your every whim, ensuring every moment is as pleasurable as it is memorable.
  • Bespoke Experiences: Revel in tailor-made experiences that ignite passions, whether it's a candlelit dinner under the stars, a sensual spa treatment, or an adventurous excursion designed for two.

Ready for Romance?

Elevate your love life and forge unforgettable memories with our definitive guide to the best hotels for a modern-day dirty weekend in 2024. Whether seeking a steamy sojourn or a tranquil retreat into each other's arms, our selection promises an escape that is both enthralling and intimately personal.

Don’t just dream about a weekend filled with passion and privacy—plan it. Discover the perfect backdrop for your next amorous adventure and make it a reality. Because when it comes to love, there’s no time like the present to explore the depths of desire and connection.

Booking a 'Dirty Weekend' in 2024 is all about finding the right host to create the experience you're looking for.

And discrete services are also on offer for intimate additions. OUR PASSION THRILLER HOTEL PACKAGES can include erotic toys and naughty accessories, as you desire, that will leave the Do Not Disturb sign permanently nailed to your door.