When a box of chocolates just won’t do, treat your other half to a special hotel experience this Valentine’s Day. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection has an array of unforgettable staycation ideas to spend quality time with loved ones during the most romantic time of year. Treat foodies to a special dinner in a converted private chapel, be serenaded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, or get away from it all with a weekend in the countryside complete with winter walks and warming hot toddies.
Valentine's with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Rubens at The Palace
Celebrate in five-star style at The Rubens at The Palace with an extra special evening which begins with a three-course Valentine’s dinner in The English Grill, with a glass of Lanson Champagne to toast. After dinner couples will be whisked away by private chauffeur to Cadogan Hall where they will see a Valentine’s Day Opera Gala concert performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. After the show, find a cosy corner in The Rubens’ New York Bar to sip on a night cap whilst listening to Sourya, the bar’s resident jazz singer, and retire to one of the hotel’s luxuriously appointed rooms. The special Valentine’s Day overnight experience is priced at £770.00 (including executive transfers) or £890.00 (including Bentley transfers) for two guests in a double room. The offer is available for stays on 14 February 2019 only.
To make a booking or for more information please visit www.rubenshotel.com, call (0) 20 7834 6600 or email email@example.com
Sweets for your sweetheart at The Chesterfield Mayfair
For sweethearts with a sweet tooth, The Chesterfield Mayfair’s Sweetshop Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Dine on a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip and fruit scones with Cornish clotted cream and preserves served alongside homemade pastries and cupcakes inspired by the nation’s favourite sweetshop staples, such as Coca-Cola slices, chocolate fudge éclairs, peanut butter cups, and of course, love heart inspired macarons. The Mayfair hotel’s overnight Valentine’s experience includes a Sweetshop Afternoon Tea for two, romantically-inspired cocktails in the hotel's Terrace Bar and a special sweets-inspired turndown with a bottle of Champagne.
The total price for two people is £320 per room, per night. The offer is available for stays from 1 February – 28 February 2019. To make a booking, or for more information please visit www.chesterfieldmafair.com, call (0) 20 7958 7729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
London’s most romantic table at The Milestone Hotel & Residences in Kensington
With one of the most romantic and intimate dining venues in London within its walls, a reservation for dinner at The Milestone Hotel is sure to make for a memorable occasion. Previously the mansion house’s private chapel, the intimate Oratory is steeped in history and will be illuminated by candlelight for an extra-special evening. For Valentine’s Day, The Oratory is available for private use where a couple can dine on a six-course menu served with a bottle of vintage Champagne which will be sabraged tableside for added theatre. For those planning to make the occasion a memorable one, The Milestone can assist with bespoke proposal surprises.
The Milestone’s private, romantic dinner for two is priced from £650 and includes the six-course menu, a bottle of vintage Champagne, Champagne sabrage experience, and a bouquet of flowers. Add-ons including chauffeur-driven transfers (from £225), wine pairing per course (£55 per person), and an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s rooms (from £500 per room) can be built in.
A Night Under the Stars at Hotel 41 in Belgravia
TripAdvisor’s number one UK hotel, Hotel 41, is the perfect retreat for couples visiting London for a romantic weekend. The hotel’s Conservatory Suite is an effortlessly romantic, glass-topped space looking up to the night sky. Couples can spend a ‘Night Under the Stars’ in the suite, equipped with a telescope for star gazing, an astrological map and the chance to name a star after a loved one. Champagne and a hamper of treats can also be arranged to celebrate an extra-special moment under the moonlight. Couples can also dine à la carte or can indulge in endless complimentary treats from Hotel 41’s ‘Plunder the Pantry’ in the Executive Lounge which offers cream tea in the afternoon, evening canapés, a hot dish, snacks, nibbles and treats throughout the night.
Priced from £1,358 per night, the unforgettable Night Under The Stars hotel experience is available all year long.
Celebrate your loyal companion with ‘Pawsecco’ Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge
Valentine’s Day needn’t be solely reserved for your other half, or a night out with your single friends – The Egerton House Hotel’s Doggy Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to indulge your most loyal companion this year. Just a short walk from Hyde Park, The Egerton’s afternoon tea for dogs includes a pooch-pleasing selection of treats such as chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade dog biscuits and doggy ice cream. Furry friends can even indulge in a glass of ‘Pawsecco’ to celebrate the occasion. Owners can bring pampered pets to dine at the hotel and enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea with bubbles themselves. The Egerton regularly takes bookings for puppy parties, as well as doggy double dates, so perhaps it’s an occasion to dine with a fellow dog lover?
The Doggy Afternoon Tea is priced at £25 per dog, and the Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced at £45 per person (£62 with Champagne). A stay at The Egerton House Hotel is priced from £500 per room, per night.
A countryside getaway at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa in Dorset
Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside, the village of Evershot is home to the charming country house hotel, Summer Lodge. Couples enjoying a weekend away in Dorset can plan a bracing walk through frosted landscapes with a warming flask of hot toddy or hot chocolate to take with them. Summer Lodge has selected the most romantic spots on countryside walks in the heart of idyllic Dorset to make Valentine’s weekend even more special. Couples returning from a long country walk will be welcomed into Summer Lodge’s restaurant which will be serving a delicious, locally-sourced seven-course tasting menu.
The Valentine’s experience at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa is priced from £365 per night based on two adults sharing a Classic Room. Valid for stays from 1st to 28th February 2019 the Valentine’s stay includes ½ bottle Champagne on arrival, seven-course tasting menu (excluding wines), full English breakfast, hot toddy/hot chocolate to take away and use of spa facilities. For more information please visit www.summerlodgehotel.com or call (0)1935 482000.
A cottage escape in the grounds of Ashford Castle in the West of Ireland
The 13th Century Ashford Castle which overlooks the serene Lough Corrib is the epitome of fairytale romance, however it’s the hotel’s secluded Hideaway Cottage that makes the ideal romantic retreat. Formerly the Castle’s boathouse, the cottage has been lovingly restored and offers breathtaking 180 degree lake views afforded by its location on the shores of the lough. Couples can enjoy the amenities of the Castle and its 350 acre estate, while also dining privately on the deck overlooking the lake, or in the cosy confines of the cottage. With a host of personal, thoughtful touches and services including a dedicated room service attendant and housekeeper, couples are promised a luxurious Irish experience like no other.
Ashford Castle’s Hideaway Cottage accommodates two people exclusively, priced from €2,750 per night and includes access to the Castle’s amenities and dining options, Jack Murphy jackets and wellington boots to take home, deluxe Voya toiletries, 24 hour in-room dining and concierge services.