With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking how people celebrate the special day, (sorry in advance if you are single and ‘V Day’ fills you with dread). Some couples exchange gifts like boxes of chocolates, flowers and even sexy underwear. But if you have a bit more cash to splash, and a babysitter if needed, what is more special then packing a quick overnight bag and heading to a romantic hotel and getting away from it all for one night with the love of your life/lover? Here is our round-up of 5 extremely romantic hotels that really do fit the bill:
Clayton Hotel, Chiswick, England
Contemporary style, fantastic furnishings coupled with a warm and friendly welcome make this very individual Chiswick hotel a place where you want to return to time and time again. Clayton Hotel Chiswick has a strong reputation for great food with both hotel guests and locals alike. Situated in an ideal location in West London, Clayton Hotel Chiswick provides easy access to Central London with National Rail and London, which is located opposite the hotel. They currently have a fabulous Valentine’s offer running – BE MY VALENTINE. Celebrate Romance in style! From £119 B&B, luxurious accommodation in a double room with a bottle of Prosecco and a box of Clayton chocolates in the room. Valid until 19th Feb 2017.
Lyth Valley Hotel, The Lake District, England
Snuggled beautifully between the majestic limestone outcrops of Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar, lying in the rolling, pastoral, damson tree-strewn landscape of the Lyth valley, is the luxuriously refurbished Lyth Valley Hotel, a 9 bedroom hotel and restaurant. If you’re looking for a place to eat or drink that’s got that something special, or a place to stay that delivers something extraordinary then the Lyth Valley Hotel is it. In today’s busy, uniform world this hotel delivers a quiet, contemporary oasis of style. In a world of its own but just 15 minutes from Kendal, 20 minutes from the M6, junction 36 and 15 minutes to the very heart of the English Lake District the Lyth Valley Hotel is perfectly located. Enjoy a delightful morning coffee on the stunning raised deck, a pint from their own Winster Valley Brewery, a delicious lunch or evening meal in the oak-panelled dining room… or a full-on get-away-from-it-all break in one of the uniquely furnished rooms.
Galgorm Resort and Spa, Nr Belfast, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa, the Galgorm Resort is situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting. Close to both Belfast airports and the stunning scenery of the North Antrim Coast, it is the perfect base from which to explore the region’s most renowned attractions. This Resort is home to 122 luxurious guestrooms including 48 deluxe rooms, Junior and Signature Suites, and the unique Thermal Village & Spa that is the first of its kind in Ireland. Guests will enjoy the tranquillity of nature and experience pure relaxation with an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. The Resort also boasts a selection of restaurants & bars and extensive conference and banqueting facilities. With luxurious facilities to enjoy and our renowned warm welcome, Galgorm Resort is the perfect escape…
The Taynuilt: Etive Restaurant with Rooms, Taynuilt Argyll, Scotland
Taynuilt Hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway to the Scottish Highlands. Nestled at the foot of Ben Cruachan, tucked between Loch Etive and Loch Awe, Taynuilt is an unknown wilderness retreat. Walk along the water’s edge, before sitting and enjoying each other’s company on the pier. Then return for a spectacular dinner at the Etive Restaurant, prepared by one of Scotland’s most exciting chefs John McNulty. Dinner is the real treat at The Taynuilt Hotel, exploring the absolute best of Scotland’s produce using locally foraged ingredients, meat and fish from local suppliers and making use of the on-site smokery. General Manager and sommelier David Lapsley is always on hand to recommend the perfect wine to complete your intimate dining experience.
Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Wolfscastle Country Hotel located in Pembrokeshire hotel has been under the continual ownership of hotelier Andrew Stirling since 1976 and this year will be one of 40th-anniversary celebrations. Coming from a wine merchant and restaurant background – his parents owning the “Hat & Feather restaurant” in Cheshire – Andrew trained in Switzerland and France. For one evening only on the most romantic night of the year, couples can enjoy a sumptuous St Valentine’s Day 5-course taster menu created using the finest of Welsh ingredients. Served in Wolfscastle Country Hotel’s award-winning 2 AA Rosette Allt yr Afon restaurant, couples can enjoy the delights of the specially created menu and can make it extra special with an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s spacious rooms.
How amazing do they all look? Maybe one of the above could be the perfect place for you and your significant other to celebrate the day for lovers!