February 14th is Valentine’s Day. It can be a time of joyous celebration, a chance to express the love you have for your partner, to show them how you feel about them with flowers, a romantic meal, and thoughtful presents.
However, for those of who us aren’t the romantic type, or struggle to find that special gift, the day can be somewhat worrisome.
But fear not. If there’s one gift that never fails to elate, whether it’s for the special woman or man in your life, it’s an indulgent getaway for two in a luxury hotel. Wine and dine your partner, get pampered with a couples’ spa treatment, or just stay holed up in your room with a bottle of champagne and each other for company.
To help you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember, here are seven of the most romantic 5-star hotel getaways for Valentine’s Day.
1. Rose petals, champagne and a 7-course meal at Edgar House in Chester.
Peacefully situated atop the ancient City Walls, overlooking the River Dee, Edgar House is a fine period Georgian house, and one of the country’s most romantic 5-star hotels. This Valentine’s Day, Edgar House has created a beautiful overnight package for the ultimate romantic. Once you arrive at the hotel and check into your luxurious room, you and your partner will be greeted with freshly picked rose petals scattered on your bed, a bottle of champagne, a selection of homemade truffles, and strawberries.
In the evening, enjoy Chef’s special 7-course Tasting menu at Twenty2, and after a peaceful night’s sleep, a flute of Bucks Fizz accompanies your award-winning 2-course breakfast. To complete the package, the hotel will also be able to arrange a complimentary private appointment at Boodles, where you can sip champagne and try on some fine jewellery
This package is available on Fridays and Saturdays from £170 per person per night, and on Mondays – Thursdays from £165 per person per night. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Edgar House here.
2. Discover the City of Love at Le Meurice in Paris
Le Meurice, with its stunning views of the nearby Tuileries Garden, is without a doubt one of the most elegant hotels in the world. With extravagant grandeur, flawless French hospitality, and inimitable fine dining, Le Meurice is the palace hotel that will leave your partner speechless.
Spend Valentine’s at Le Meurice and receive beautiful accommodation for two, a bottle of champagne and Alain Ducasse chocolates upon arrival, a delicious American breakfast, and, perhaps most importantly, a late check-out, giving you time to explore the most romantic city in the world.
Rates start from €830 (approx £715) and the offer is valid for bookings made before February 19, 2017, for stays between February 10th and February 19th. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Le Meurice here.
3. Dinner for two overlooking the Mediterranean at Hotel Arts Barcelona.
A blissful retreat in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Hotel Arts Barcelona would make any day special, but major points will be scored if you surprised your partner with a romantic trip here this Valentine’s.
The 5-star hotel is offering a tailor made romantic overnight package, including a VIP welcome with cava and chocolate covered strawberries, a romantic turndown in your room, complimentary in-room breakfast, and late checkout until 4pm. You and your partner will also experience a romantic meal in the hotel’s renowned restaurant Arola. Dine on the exclusive chef’s Menu of Sergi Arola before enjoying a signature cocktail, all with views out over the glistening Mediterranean.
The package is available from February 14th to 19th, 2017, starting at €485 (approx £416) per night for two guests. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona here.
4. A private session with a royal jeweller at The Wellesley in London.
Traditional London boutique-grand hotel The Wellesley is offering swooning couples the chance to meet and have a private consultation with a jeweller to the royals, Sara Prentice. Sara is the creative director of House of Garrard, a Mayfair institution that has been supplying precious stones to the Royal family since Queen Victoria appointed it as the Crown Jewellers in 1843.
Whether you are searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring, a special anniversary piece or simply a unique Valentine’s gift that’s fit for a queen, Sara will on hand with her wealth expertise and experience. Guests booking a Valentine’s package will also get a private tour of the store after being picked up in a Rolls Royce, an overnight stay with gourmet breakfast, a bouquet of red roses, a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
The package is valid from February 10th to 20th, 2017, with prices starting from £329. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at The Wellesley here.
5. Sip champagne in Hollywood at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Treat your other half to a glamourous stay at Hollywood’s legendary Beverly Hills Hotel. Located on Sunset Boulevard, the ‘Pink Palace’ is famed its 5-star service as well as its well known guests, who are attracted to the relaxed surroundings and timeless glamour of this dramatically beautiful hotel.
Have a Valentine’s to remember at the iconic Californian hotel with a romantic escape for two, including luxurious accommodation, breakfast, welcome champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Alternatively, The Beverly Hills Hotel is offering a healthy Valentine’s package that includes a yoga or Pilates session, light breakfast with a nutritionist, and a La Prairie Signature Facial or massage.
The offers are valid for bookings made before February 19th, 2017, for stays between February 10th and February 19th. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Beverly Hills Hotel here.
6. Get pampered at Conrad Algarve in Portugal
Unwind with your partner at one of the Algarve’s most heavenly hotels, Conrad Algarve. Experience a bespoke side-by-side aromatherapy treatment for 60 minutes in the VIP spa couples’ suite, before tucking into a 4-course meal at the contemporary Portuguese restaurant Louro in the evening.
The full Valentine’s package includes full breakfast, romantic amenities in the room upon arrival, VIP spa treatment, complimentary access to Conrad Spa thermal areas, a four-course menu at Louro Restaurant with a bottle of wine selected by the Sommelier, complimentary WiFi and valet parking, and early check-in and late check-out.
The package must be booked by February 28th for stays between February 1st and February 28th, 2017. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Conrad Algarve here.
7. Get creative at Mondrian London
Stay at the seductive Mondrian London this Valentine’s and release your inner artist. The hotel is encouraging its loved-up guests to get messy and create an abstract piece of art with you and your partners very own Love and Paint kit.
The package will also include a bottle of Perrier-Jouët in your room, a specially selected sharing menu in Sea Containers restaurant and full English breakfast served in your room or in Sea Containers restaurant. A late departure times of 2pm, meanwhile, means there’s no rush the next day, andy you can even enjoy a few extra blissful moments in bed.
The package is available from February 10th to 19th. View more images and find the guaranteed best rates for your stay at Mondrian London here.