You’d think it would all be straw boaters and culottes in Henley but do not fear the rowing culture of this beautiful Thames-side town. Hotel du Vin Henley firstly offers one night stays at weekends. A big tick. But with its modern bistro, walk-in humidor and cosily-clad bar you’d be forgiven for staying in and working your way through the champagne list.
The rooms are reassuringly Hotel du Vin with high ceilings and enormous beds but we’d advise to spend the extra money for the river view rooms where you get heated terraces and a casual bathtub to really feel like Lord & Lady Muck. All kitted out with plasma TV’s, Egyptian linen and walk-in ‘drench’ showers (there’s certainly room for more than one but we’re not asking).
You’re perfectly situated to enjoy all the surrounding delights but for a one-night getaway from London we’ve found the perfect solution. There really is no need to leave.