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18 Romantic Escapes for Valentine’s Day

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With the most lovey-dovey day of the year just around the corner, the pressure is on to make Valentine’s Day 2022 a night to remember – and what better way than with a romantic escape? From fancy hotel stays in Paris and Barcelona to trips closer to home in Scotland and London, these are the romantic escapes for you and your special someone…

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The Landmark London

The Landmark London

London, UK

Five-star hotel The Landmark London is ready to set hearts aflame this Valentine’s with a range of new experiences for couples to enjoy. Book an overnight stay under the ‘Love at Landmark’ package, which includes a bottle of champagne, complimentary candle and breakfast in the Winter Garden Restaurant. Want to go bolder? Up the love-factor with a candlelit massage, afternoon tea or an intimate three course dinner.

BOOK: The Love at the Landmark package is priced from £430 per night. The Candlelight Massage, afternoon tea and dinner at the Winter Garden Restaurant are an additional £90, £68 and £85 per person respectively. landmarklondon.co.uk

Fireplace in The Club Room at The Lowell Hotel

The Lowell Hotel

New York, USA

The Upper East Side’s most fabulous address, The Lowell Hotel, is excited to welcome Valentine’s Day with a special experience package in collaboration with Chopard. The five-star hotel is offering a romantic overnight stay as well as a gift from Chopard’s Happy Hearts Collection, which comes with flowers, champagne and a custom note. And the fun doesn’t stop there – guests can also indulge in a three-course dinner at the Majorelle restaurant and a full American breakfast the next morning.

BOOK: The Happy Hearts Package is available now until February 28 2022, rates start at $4,260 (approx. £3,160). lowellhotel.com

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The Idle Rocks

St Mawes, UK

Cornish hotel The Idle Rocks believes that love should be celebrated throughout February – not just on Valentine’s Day. It’s new package celebrating the season, ‘Amour in St Mawes’, blends decadence and relaxation for a truly lovey-dovey getaway. Think champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, aromatherapy treatments, cocktails and a seven course dinner. How’s that for indulgent?

BOOK: Rooms are £230 per night B&B. idlerocks.com

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The Grand

York, UK

The Grand is one of York’s historic gems, offering a prime example of true Edwardian grandeur. This Valentine’s, couples can book on to a special cooking masterclass at the hotel, where they will learn how to wine and dine each other with beef wellington and chocolate soufflé. Those who want to avoid playing chef for the evening can hit up The Rise Restaurant or 1906 Bar, where modern British cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients is the star of the show.

BOOK: The Valentine’s Special Masterclass is priced from £80 per person. thegrandyork.co.uk

Exterior - Cameron House on Loch Lomond

Cameron House

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Whimsical countryside manor Cameron House is the perfect destination for those wanting a slice of quiet luxury this Valentine’s Day. Nestled on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland, the manor boasts a championship golf course, an award-winning spa and a fine dining restaurant. To celebrate the season of love, Cameron House has curated an exclusive Valentine’s package to make your stay extra special – think cruises on the loch, champagne tasting, seven-course tasting menus and private cinema screenings.

BOOK: The Cameron Suite Valentine’s package is available from £3730 per night, valid between 11-14 February 2022 and subject to availability. cameronhouse.co.uk

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Le Meurice

Paris, France

Paris is called the City of Love for a reason. From its scenic landmarks and gourmet food to its art galleries and cute padlock-bedecked bridges, the French capital is an obvious choice if you want to sweep your spouse off their feet this V-Day. The elegantly decorated apartments of Le Meurice are bound to impress, and the hotel has upped the ante for Valentine’s with special events at its culinary institutions Restaurant Le Dali and Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. At Le Dali, guests can expect an evening of gastronomic delights with a new three-course menu, while those at Le Meurice Alain Ducasse have the opportunity to take home the Petit Cactus Vanille necklace from Maison Mellerio. Very glamorous.

BOOK: Rates for stays start at €810 per night. Dinner at Restaurant Le Dali on 14 February is €300 per person including drinks, and dinner at Restaurant le Meurice Alain Ducasse is €650 euros per person including drinks. dorchestercollection.com

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Hotel Principe di Savoia

Milan, Italy

Milan, the globally-recognised fashion capital of the world, is an ideal location for weekend getaways whatever the time of year. But this Valentine’s, visitors should look no further than Hotel Principe di Savoia, ‘where timeless glamour meets modern luxury’. The hotel is geared up to give lovebirds an unforgettable stay with its Romantic Getaway package, which includes breakfast, dinner for two at Acanto restaurant, a welcome bottle of Champagne and strawberries and complimentary transfers to and from Milan’s historical centre. Those wanting a little more can also opt for the Valentine’s Day Spa and Afternoon Tea package, where they can indulge in a relaxing massage and a selection of pastries, cakes and chocolates at the Il Salotto.

BOOK: Romantic Getaway offer starts from €430 per night, and the Valentine’s Day Spa and Afternoon Tea package for two is €345. dorchestercollection.com

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Talland Bay Hotel

Cornwall, UK

Looking for something a little closer to home? For the boutique Talland Bay Hotel in Cornwall, opportunities for romantic moments come in spades. A seaside break at this hotel promises scenic ocean views, intimate strolls on the beach, cocktails in the lounge and a relaxing evening (or two) in the bath tub. To get the full experience, make sure to treat yourself to dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, where chef Glen Merriot and his team do the utmost to deliver the best of seasonal, Cornish flavour (sustainably sourced, of course).

BOOK: Rooms cost from £120 per night on a bed and breakfast basis. tallandbayhotel.co.uk

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El Palace Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

As the city’s first five-star hotel, El Palace Barcelona is sure to deliver the goods for Valentine’s Day. Guests can have their pick of entertainment during their stay – from live music in the Great Hall to film screenings in private cabins – and when it comes to food and drink, the bar is set well and truly high. A visit to alpine-inspired Chalet El Palace promises culinary delights like Ruinart Champagne, cheese fondue, and caramelised pineapple tatin, while cocktails on the rooftop allow for a relaxing evening under the stars.

BOOK: hotelpalacebarcelona.com

Minster Mill exterior

Minster Mill

The Cotswolds, UK

Set on the banks of the River Windrush, Minster Mill is a cosy countryside fantasy that doubles as a romantic hideaway for couples. Surrounded by nature on all sides – including 65 acres of gardens, wildflower meadows and woodland – guests to the hotel can truly relax in peace and quiet. Those wanting something a little more indulgent can book in to a Minster Mills Feature Room, where they can retreat into their own little world. The room includes a private outdoor terrace area with river views, a log burner or fire pit and a personal stash of marshmallows for toasting. Ideal if you want to let the world pass you by for a while.

BOOK: Stays in a Feature Room start at £247. minstermill.co.uk

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Shangri-La The Shard

London, UK

Why not spend V-Day at one of London’s tallest hotspots this year? Shangri-La The Shard is offering couples a night amongst the clouds with its ‘Love is in the Air’ package, complete with flowers, chocolates, caviar and champagne. Sweeten the deal with a couples’ aromatherapy massage, which you enjoy from the comfort of your room, or a candlelit dinner at TĪNG Restaurant, where you can dine on oysters and camembert fondue.

BOOK: The ‘Love is in the Air’ package starts at £745 per night. shangri-la.com

Le Chateau de Bel Ombre exterior

Le Chateau de Bel Ombre

Domaine de Bel Ombre, Mauritius

After a slice of winter sun? Book a trip to 19th-century style mansion Le Chateau de Bel Ombre. As part of its Romantic Package, you can expect champagne and macarons upon arrival, couples’ massages (including a floral bath with cocktails), a five-course dinner and access to the Heritage Golf Club and C Beach Club. Couples will even get to take home a framed photo of themselves along with a bouquet of roses, so that they can keep their memories alive long after they’ve left Mauritius.

BOOK: The Romantic Package costs £543 for two on a shared basis. heritageresorts.mu

Amberley Castle exterior

Amberley Castle

West Sussex, UK

What says ‘romance’ more than a stay in a real castle? Steeped in over 900 years of history, Amberley Castle in West Sussex is one for lovers of all things fairy-tale. The Medieval castle boasts four poster beds, hearth fires and barrel-vaulted ceilings dating back to the 12th century, allowing for guests to truly step back in time (without giving up modern conveniences). Make the most of your Valentine’s experience by exploring the gardens, indulging in a spot of afternoon tea or spending a romantic evening wining and dining in the Queen’s Room.

BOOK: Overnight stays start from £250 per room (based on two sharing) and including breakfast. amberleycastle.co.uk

Exterior - Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Check in to the Mediterranean this V-Day for a weekend of sophisticated romance. Boasting stunning views, Michelin-star dining and over 125 rooms to choose from, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is a luxurious little haven in the heart of Monaco. Integrated into the hotel is The Spa Metropole by Givenchy, which is offering a special package this Valentine’s that includes a suite, champagne and spa treatments for two. Let the pampering commence.

BOOK: Rooms available from €400 per night, and The Spa Metropole by Givenchy is priced from €340. metropole.com

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Cambridge, UK

Famed for its historic university campus, Gothic architecture and top-tier restaurants, the city of Cambridge is by no means a stranger to romance. This year, opt for a classy V-Day celebration with a stay at The Varsity Hotel & Spa, where guests can make the most of its amenities. Settle in for a relaxing stay in one of the hotel’s cosy rooms, try out an Elemis treatment at the spa or grab dinner at the panoramic bar and brasserie, SIX, where guests have the opportunity to try an exclusive three-course Valentine’s menu on 14 February.

BOOK: Overnight stays start from £170 (subject to change) for a Graduates Double Room. Valentine’s dinner menu available 14 February 2022 from 5.30pm, priced at £64.50 per person. thevarsityhotel.co.uk

The Pool at Thompson Hollywood

Thompson Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA

Fancy a trip outside the continent? Luxury lifestyle hotel Thompson Hollywood is one of LA’s newest establishments, offering an oasis of comfort amongst the local landmarks, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Those checking in can look forward to poolside breakfasts on the rooftop, access to a state-of-the art fitness centre, worldwide-inspired dining options and the best of California just outside the door.

BOOK: hyatt.com

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Powerscourt Hotel

County Wicklow, Ireland

For a Valentine’s escape that screams decadent, travel just outside Dublin to the rolling of hills of County Wicklow – home of Powerscourt Hotel. The Palladian-style building harks back to 16th-century Italy, with swooping arches and ornate columns creating a grand setting for relationships to bloom. Lovebirds can spend time relaxing by the pool, exploring the local countryside or enjoying a tasty four course meal in the hotel’s newly refurbished Sika restaurant.

BOOK: The ‘Once Upon a Valentine’ package includes a one night stay, access to the swimming pool and gym, a glass of champagne, and a four course dinner. Available 11-14 February 2022, prices start at £443 for an overnight stay. powerscourthotel.com

Glenapp Castle exterior

Glenapp Castle

Ayrshire, Scotland

Glenapp Castle is a picturesque hotspot year-round, but on Valentine’s it truly shines. Whether you choose to stroll amongst the sprawling gardens, embark on a sea safari or stargaze the night away, the hotel is primed to make your getaway as memorable as possible. This Valentine’s, Glenapp Castle will also be launching its ‘All You Need Is Love’ package, where couples can upgrade their stay with a candlelit three course dinner, a bottle of champagne upon arrival and a cream tea in the Castle Drawing Room.

BOOK: The ‘All You Need is Love’ package is priced from £150 per person per night. glenappcastle.com

Featured image: Powerscourt Hotel

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