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Rugby World Cup fever has swept the nation but there’s no need to get into a scrum when it comes to finding somewhere to stay as we reveal the grand-slam hotels guaranteed to score top points this World Cup. Whether you’ve been lucky enough to get tickets or are just going to soak up the atmosphere, make sure you check out these hotels with availability for match days that are guaranteed to get you hot under the collar...

The Royal Hotel, Cardiff
The closest hotel to the Millennium Stadium, you really could not ask for a better location. With rooms that overlook the iconic sports arena, you’ll literally be able to feel the excitement on match day from the moment you wake up ‘til the moment you hit the pillow. Situated in a Grade II listed building, this is Cardiff’s oldest hotel. But don’t fret, this quirky gem is kitted out with HD TVs and free wifi, meaning you can relive your glorious day of rugby from the comfort of your own bed.

Blue Rainbow ApartHotel Manchester Central, Manchester
The award-winning Blue Rainbow ApartHotel Manchester Central is one of the city’s top-rated when it comes to hotel apartments. Located in the heart of Manchester, only an eight-minute drive away from the Etihad Stadium, the hotel features modern one and two bedroom apartments, perfect for those travelling to the matches in groups.  Alleviate any pre-match nerves in its calming indoor garden, or fitness fans can take advantage of the fitness facilities. In-room Sky Sport will mean you can catch up on the action post-match.

Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leicestershire 
Located half an hour away from the King Power Stadium, you can enjoy the action and buzz of the match before escaping the rush of the city to this peaceful country house hotel. With a luxurious spa and 17 metre swimming pool in the superb Romans Health Club, the Sketchley Grange Hotel is also close to Birmingham International Airport, making this one the perfect place to stop over for your rugby fueled weekend. 

Lensbury Resort, Richmond
Surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful grounds, this award winning spa hotel ticks all the boxes. Only a 10 minute drive away from the home of England Rugby – Twickenham - you can set yourself up for the day by enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the hotel’s luxury restaurant which boasts breathtaking views of the Thames through the floor-to-ceiling windows. With Twickenham Rugby Stadium playing host to the quarter, semis and the final of the World Cup, be sure to indulge and relish the tournament in this grand hotel. 
 

Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham 
Set in the heart of Birmingham, this stunning four-star Victorian hotel’s location is perfect. Transport to and from the games held at Villa Park will be made easy with Birmingham New Street Station just a 2 minute walk away.
If the grandeur of the beautiful Victorian architecture and vast marble reception doesn’t wow you, then the service will. Having welcomed many a Prime Minister and celebrity over the years, the team know how to treat all guests as VIPs. Also, be sure to check out the intimate cocktail bar and renowned Scottish Steak Club on offer at the hotel – it’s be rude not to try the best steak in town after a long day of spectating. 

Words: Lateroom.com


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