In our fast-paced lives, carving out time for a proper vacation can feel like a luxury. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in some rejuvenation! A short stay, or “mini-break,” is a fantastic way to recharge your batteries and explore a new destination. 

At Mount Pleasant Hotel, we understand the art of maximising a short stay. Whether you’re here for a romantic getaway, a solo adventure, or a quick escape with friends, we’ve got you covered.

Planning Your Short Stay in Malvern

Preparation is key to a successful mini-break. Before you arrive, consider these tips:

  • Know Your Interests: What are you hoping to get out of your trip? Relaxation? Adventure? Culture? Malvern offers a variety of experiences, from exploring the stunning Malvern Hills (with many Malvern hikes and walks to take on) to unwinding in the historic town centre. Explore our website or local tourism resources to create a loose itinerary that aligns with your interests.
  • Choosing Somewhere to Stay: When looking for places to stay in Malvern, choose somewhere that suits your preference whether that is somewhere close to the centre, somewhere with a restaurant, or perhaps a spa.
  • Book Your Activities: Certain activities, like spa treatments or guided tours, might require reservations. Secure your spots in advance to avoid missing out.
  • Pack Light, Pack Smart: Focus on versatile pieces you can mix and match. Pack comfortable shoes for exploring, and consider the weather forecast for appropriate clothing choices.

Hotel room

Making the Most of Your Arrival

  • Early Check-In: Consider inquiring about an early check-in. This allows you to drop off your luggage and potentially start your exploration sooner.
  • Luggage Storage: If an early check-in isn’t available, most hotels offer luggage storage services. Take advantage of this to free yourself up for sightseeing.
  • Local Insights: Chat with the hotel staff! They’re a wealth of local knowledge and can recommend hidden gems, must-see attractions, the best spots to grab a bite or the best pubs in Malvern to enjoy a pint of the good stuff.

Maximising Your Time in Malvern

Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to explore! Here are some tips for maximising your short stay in Malvern:

  • Prioritise Your Must-Sees: Narrow down your list of must-see attractions based on their proximity and opening hours. 
  • Embrace the Walking Tours: Malvern offers walking tours, which are a fantastic way to orient yourself, learn some local history, and discover hidden treasures, they are also free for under 14-year-olds.
  • Embrace the Outdoors: If you’re looking for a quick dose of nature, head to the Malvern Hills. There are many hiking trails that cater to all ability levels, offering stunning panoramic views.
  • Indulge in Local Flavours: No trip is complete without experiencing the local cuisine. Malvern offers a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Don’t miss out on a meal at our on-site restaurant the Mulberry Tree, which offers seasonal dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. For Asian fusion flavours, head next door to The Lantern for Thai and Indian cuisine.
  • Embrace the Unexpected: Leave some room for spontaneity! Some of the best travel experiences happen when you stumble upon something unexpected. Explore a side street that caught your eye, or chat with a friendly local – you never know what gems you might discover.

Mulberry Tree Restaurant

Unwinding and Recharging

Even on a short break, it’s important to schedule time for relaxation. Here’s how to make the most of your downtime at Mount Pleasant Hotel:

  • Indulge at The Mulberry Tree: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or a candlelit dinner at The Mulberry Tree. Our attentive staff and delicious food will leave you feeling satisfied.
  • Book a Table at The Lantern: If you’re looking for fragrant flavours, head to The Lantern next door for delicious Thai and Indian tapas dishes and a chance to unwind with a drink on the terrace.
  • Take a Break for Afternoon Tea: Experience a quintessentially British tradition – afternoon tea! Savour a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a pot of tea.
  • Soak Up the Atmosphere: Our comfortable seating areas and outdoor terraces are the perfect places to curl up with a book, or simply relax with a cup of coffee.

Memories to Last

Following these tips can transform your short stay in Malvern into a memorable mini-break. Here at Mount Pleasant Hotel, we’re committed to providing you with a comfortable and relaxing stay. Our friendly staff, excellent facilities, and convenient location in the heart of Malvern will ensure you have everything you need to maximise your time and return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay today and discover the magic of Malvern!

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to capture your memories! Take photos of the sights you see, the delicious food you enjoy, and the moments you cherish. These photos will serve as a reminder of your fantastic mini-break long after you’ve returned home.