The UK’s 10 pinkest places to stay for a Barbiecore dream holiday, from a kitsch caravan to party rentals

The Pink Hut, Anglesey

Between the villages of Llangaffo and Brynsiencyn on Anglesey, The Outbuildings were once dilapidated stone farm buildings that have been brought back to life as a bright, six-bedroom holiday let with view of farmland that rolls out towards Eryri (Snowdonia). In the grounds is The Pink Hut – a bubblegum pink-painted shepherd’s hut that makes its mark on the landscape and has a pastel pink double bedroom and ensuite bathroom inside. There’s also a cinema and games room, and tennis courts on site. Three nights’ rental from £1,695 for 14 guests,

The Pink Hut is in southern Anglesey (Photo: Supplied)

The Shankly Hotel, Liverpool

This party-themed hotel is in a historic building in the city centre, with rooms named after cocktails (Bellini, Black Russian) and several with distinctly pink hues, Creation, Desire, Fomo and Garden of Eden. With its palm print wallpaper and enough mattresses to sleep six, the fuschia-toned Creation suite channels Barbie’s Malibu lifestyle with its ceiling floral display. Suite from £164 for six guests,

The Shankly's Creation suite (Photo: Supplied)
The Shankly’s Creation suite (Photo: Supplied)

The Mayfair Hotel, London

Inspired by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and her love of Surrealism and fuschia pink, The Mayfair Hotel’s Schiaparelli Suite has a bright pink feature wall and bedside lamps, and a pink leather egg chair. Downstairs, the Whispering Angel bar keeps up the pink theme with plenty of rosé, while the boutiques of Bond Street are just a totter away. Schiaparelli Suite from £1,225 for two,

The Schiaparelli Suite (Photo: Andrew Beasley Photography)
The Schiaparelli Suite (Photo: Andrew Beasley Photography)

Dixie Daydream, Camber Sands

Perhaps a touch more Dolly Parton than Barbie doll, this three-bedroom static caravan sits in a caravan park just behind the sweeping Camber Sands beach in East Sussex. Created by two interior designers, it is kitsch and colourful with plenty of gold velvet, pink tiles, geometric prints, leopard-print wallpaper and neon signs. Bag the bedroom with pink zebra wallpaper and a heart-shaped bed-head for the full effect. Two nights £600 for six guests,

Dixie Daydream's kitsch interiors (Photo: Russell Sadur)
Dixie Daydream’s kitsch interiors (Photo: Russell Sadur)

The Henrietta Hotel, London

This Covent Garden hotel from Paris’s avant-garde Experimental Group leans on midcentury design with pink and blue accents, such as salmon-pink velvet chairs, throughout its 40 bedrooms. However, it’s the bathrooms of some of the executive rooms and suites that stand out, done out in pastel pink and marble with twin sinks and scalloped edges. Downstairs there are cocktails on the terrace and Da Henrietta, the hotel’s Italian Supper Club-style restaurant. Doubles from £297,

Eaton House Studio, Essex

On the outskirts of Tiptree – perhaps best known for its jam production – this suburban village house is an anomaly. Painted bright Barbie pink, it is a riot of faux fur and flowers, glitter, candelabras and neon inside. Often used as a location for fashion and TV shoots, it is also available to hire for get-togethers and parties. New for this year is its Barbiecore Room – “30% Sparkles. 99% pink”. And if you fall for its kitsch interiors, Eaton House also sells its own pink paint range to recreate the look at home. Rental from £2,520 per night for 16 guests,

The kitsch interior of Eaton House Studio (Photo: supplied)
Eaton House Studio is a popular place for get-togethers (Photo: Supplied)

The Pink House, Scottish Borders

Just five miles over the border from England, Eyemouth is a pretty town with a fishing fleet that has been active here since the 13th century. One of its historic fishermen’s houses, which is right next to the sandy beach, has been completely revamped – not least its baby pink exterior. Inside, the four-bedroom holiday let is more neutral, but modern and luxurious nonetheless. Rental from £275 per night for eight guests,

The Pink House in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders (Photo: Supplied)
The Pink House in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders (Photo: Supplied)

Boujee Boutique, Manchester

In the city’s Northern Quarter, an old umbrella factory has been converted into a collection of apartments, most of which are privately owned but several of which are available as holiday rentals. The interiors have been influenced by Scandinavian and Brooklyn design, but there’s a distinctly pink pair in the Boujee Boutique and Boujee Loft Boutique (sleeping four and six respectively). There are parquet floors, faux living walls, neon wall art and plenty of pink velvet. Rental from £79 per night for four guests,

Jacksonheim's Boujee Boutique (Photo: Supplied)
Jacksonheim’s Boujee Boutique (Photo: Supplied)

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby

Pitching itself as “more Steptoe than Selfridges” and “more boudoir than boutique”, this sea-facing period guesthouse once hosted Lewis Carroll. Most of the rooms have sea views, some – including Stoker – looking towards the Abbey that inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and all crammed with antiques and curios. Lewis reimagines the writer’s study, while La Rosa has a rose-pink velvet headboard, and blush coloured textiles and ornaments. Breakfast is delivered each morning in a hamper. La Rosa room from £165,

La Rosa suite looks out towards the sea (Photo: Supplied)
La Rosa suite looks out towards the sea (Photo: Supplied)

Whitworth Locke, Manchester

Locke apart-hotels are a vision of Millennial pastel hues and curvilinear design, and this outpost, in a former cotton factory in the Civic Quarter, is peak salmon pink. Running with the theme, there’s also a buzzy co-working space, a coffee shop, pop-up events and fitness classes – plus the very pink Peru Perdu, a Peruvian restaurant and cocktail bar. Apartments sleeping two from £100 per night,

A pink bedroom at Whitworth Locke, Manchester (Photo: Supplied)
A pink bedroom at Whitworth Locke, Manchester (Photo: Supplied)