Britain’s Most Romantic Hotels This Valentine’s Day

If you’re contemplating a Valentine’s Day getaway, why not give the gift of relaxation by whisking your other half away for a romantic retreat? Forget air fares and jet lag, the UK has an abundance of escapes perfect for spoiling your loved one. From London to Edinburgh, we’ve rounded up the top six hotels which offer the perfect couples’ escape.

The Arch London, London

Five-star boutique hotel The Arch London offers impeccable comfort married with unrivalled luxury. Tucked away on a calm residential street in Marylebone, this opulent Georgian hideaway is one of the capital’s best kept secrets and offers the perfect Valentines retreat. The hotel oozes British glamour at its finest, with secluded rooms including the quietly glamorous Martini Library (where guests can order drinks using an in-built button). As dusk draws in, enjoy an aperitif in Le Salon de Champagne before dining under chandeliers in Hunter 486. Redefining romance in the capital, many of the rooms at The Arch London have flat screen TVs built into the walls above the bath. www.thearchlondon.com

The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

The stunning interiors and delectable dishes at The Witchery by the Castle combine to create a desirable Scottish Valentine’s escape. The Witchery’s lavishly decorated dining room boasts a baroque setting with original oak-panelled walls and gothic style furniture. After dinner, retreat to one of the nine theatrical suits featuring romantic quirks such as four-poster beds and roll top baths for two. www.thewitchery.com

Hilton Bournemouth

Book a Bournemouth Bliss package (from £329 per couple) and arrive at the stylish seaside hotel to be met by a bottle of sparkling wine in your room. Take a trip down to the spa for a relaxing couples massage, then enjoy a drink at the hotel’s Level8ight Sky Bar before enjoying a three-course meal at signature restaurant Schpoons & Forx, headed up by celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt. What tops off this romantic getaway is the breakfast in bed the next morning. www.hilton.com/Bournemouth

King Street Townhouse, Manchester

Cosy up in the romantic setting of King Street Townhouse – an impressive Italian renaissance building, located in Manchester city centre. Housing only 40 bedrooms and suites, the hotel offers a stay with optimal service and a personal touch. Enjoy afternoon tea in one of the cosy lounges before heading to the hotel’s south facing terrace which boasts spectacular views of Manchester’s Town Hall. www.eclectichotels.co.uk/king-street-townhouse

Lime Wood, Hampshire

Lime Wood hotel, in the heart of the New Forest, is perfect for those seeking a unique romantic getaway. From yoga sessions on the roof, to double-space treatment rooms for couples wishing to unwind and revive together, Lime Wood offers a romance-infused well-being break. Enjoy some down time with your Valentine in the sauna which boasts enchanting forest views. www.limewoodhotel.co.uk

The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey

Situated within walking distance from some of the island’s most breathtaking beaches, The Club Hotel & Spa boasts a sought after St Helier location. Enjoy long romantic strolls on the beach before indulging in Michelin-starred dining at Bohemia Restaurant & Bar. The glorious Roof Garden Cocktail Bar is the perfect location to enjoy a pre-dinner drink whilst admiring the ocean views. Why not treat your other half to a couples’ treatment at the luxurious Club Spa before diving into the outdoor heated pool? www.theclubjersey.com

Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, Sussex

Set within 120 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Alexander House is a luxury manor house with beautiful vistas, a choice of restaurants, an award-winning Utopia Spa and rooms designed for absolute comfort. It’s not just the hotel’s connections to Percy Shelley – one of the most famous English Romantic poets of our time – that makes Alexander House an exceptional place to spend this Valentine’s. The venue also presents cosy corners where guests can relax with chilled Champagne, a light aperitif or warming digestive, as well as a hot tub in the Zen garden. www.alexanderhotels.co.uk/alexander-house-luxury-hotel-sussex

Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!

 

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