Whether they’re the love of your life – or just your latest match on Hinge – you can roll out the romantic red carpet with a Valentine’s Day package at one of these British hotels.
The Ritz, London
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach. If you agree that romance is best served through a shared intake of excess calories, you and your lover could hardly do better than the Ritz, where decadent V-Day-themed afternoon teas and four-course dinner menus take center stage on February 14 . The former (from £110 per person) includes delicate finger sandwiches, flaky scones, rosé champagne and live music in the green-lined Palm Court; the latter (from £395 per person) features the culinary wizardry of chef John Williams MBE and the swoon-worthy surroundings of the Ritz Restaurant – all gilded chandeliers, swirling frescoes and flickering candlelight. Later, your pair can go to bed, stuffed and tipsy, lovingly in an elegant Louis XVI-style room.
From £1,550, theritzlondon.com
St Michael’s Resort, Cornwall
Spa breaks are dead sexy, right? (So much steam, so little clothing.) They’re even sexier when the spa visit takes place in a subtropical corner of Cornwall, just steps from the beach. St Michaels Resort in Falmouth offers a spa break for couples, including a 40-minute filthy rhassoul mud experience in a Moroccan steam room, a 55-minute muscle-melting massage and a sultry dip in the South West’s largest hydrotherapy pool for you and your plus one . You’ll also get breakfast, a two-course spa lunch, and a three-course dinner with water views to enjoy.
From £796 for two, stmichaelsresort.com
Grosvenor Pulford, Cheshire
You’ll find the perfect V-Day break for swingers – that is, lovers of swing music – at this four-star hotel outside Chester, where the evening of February 14 will be accompanied by a live Rat Pack and jazz performance from Matt Roberts. The ‘King of Swing’ will play attractive tunes full of romance from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, while you sip a welcome cocktail and enjoy a three-course meal with truffles and lobster by candlelight. A package also includes an overnight stay in a luxury room, a full English breakfast the next morning and time to enjoy the on-site spa facilities (treatments cost extra).
From £295 for two, grosvenorpulfordhotel.co.uk
Glennapp Castle, Ayrshire
Classic romance is on the menu at this historic 21-bedroom hotel on the west coast of Scotland. Book a two-night All You Need is Love package and you’ll not only get the rich fairytale atmosphere of turrets, towers and whiskeys by a roaring fire, but also bucket list-loving touches like rose petals on the bed, breakfast under the covers and a bottle of sparkling on arrival.
Spend days exploring the 110-acre estate of gardens and woodlands – you and your other half can enjoy everything from falconry to Scottish fiddle lessons for an extra fee – then enjoy an included cream tea or a three-course dinner with snacks and petit fours. Your ultimate Scottish affair ends with a late check-out so you can sleep in the next day.
From £428 for two, glenappcastle.com
Inhabit Hotels, London
Whether you’re a single looking for self-care or a couple in need of a relationship overhaul, Inhabit Hotel in Bayswater offers a unique twist on the V-Day period – with soul-searching therapy sessions. In partnership with Self Space, a series of workshops focusing on self-love, communication and emotional availability will be delivered by mental health experts and a psychosexual therapist, leaving you with an inner loving glow. An overnight stay in one of the Scandinavian-chic rooms also includes a bottle of Provence rosé, plant-based macaroons, a healthy breakfast at Yeotown and a School of Life Intimacy Gift Set to help you build on what you learned during the session.
From £295 for two, queensgardens.inhabithotels.com
Bovey Castle, Devon
Dartmoor National Park is a walker’s delight and is the perfect fodder for couples looking to get sweaty in the great outdoors. And set on 275 acres in the heart of the moorland’s rolling valleys, the neo-Elizabethan Bovey Castle is an ideal country house staple to retreat to once you’ve finished your outdoor workout. Book one of the 60 rooms or 22 self-catering lodges from February 14 to 17 and you can stay active on the estate with croquet, tennis, cycling and golf. Later there is the Elan Spa for a sauna session and a tête-à-tête dinner.
From £374 for two, boveycastle.com
Carden Park, Cheshire
When it comes to couples with eclectic interests, Carden Park checks all the boxes: it has a little bit of everything, including a spa, a golf course, a huge sculpture garden and even an adventure course with a zipline, a climbing wall and a giant stunt pad for would-be daredevils . But when it comes to V-Day, slow seduction comes via a Twilight Spa evening under the stars, combining soaks in foaming outdoor hot tubs, cuddles by a fire pit and sips of the hotel’s own sparkling wine (made from grapes harvested here). the estate). You also get a pasture dish to share, including chicken liver parfait, pot salmon, baked camembert, strawberry mousse and chocolate hearts.
From £125, cardenpark.co.uk
Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
Can’t decide what will surprise your love most: a break in the city or in the countryside? You can get both at Culloden Estate & Spa, an 1876 palace built on the wooded slopes of Holywood Hills, just a short train ride to Belfast. In the morning you can enjoy Belfast’s cultural riches, from the Titanic Museum to St George’s Market, and in the afternoon enjoy the 30 acres of gardens overlooking Belfast Lough and the hotel’s own health club and spa. A Love Sweet Love package includes Prosecco and chocolates on arrival, plus a full Irish breakfast.
From £305 for two, cullodenestateandspa.com
Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than a monogrammed bathrobe. That, and an overnight stay at one of London’s most exclusive addresses: Claridge’s in Mayfair. The hotel’s Room for a Little Romance package includes the opportunity to go to bed in one of the luxurious Art Deco-inspired rooms with a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rosé fizz, and wake up to a sumptuous breakfast in bed. And (really) you also get two plush hotel robes monogrammed with your initials – so the wonderful memory of life in W1K can last even at home in your zone 3 flat.
From £1,210 for two, claridges.co.uk
Montigo Resorts at Charlton House, Somerset
For singles looking to meet up ahead of the big day, this Grade II listed Regency hotel near Wells and Glastonbury offers an elegant setting in the wilds of Somerset to do so. A speed dating evening (£20 including cocktail) will take place on Friday 9 February with eligible local bachelors and bachelorettes. Ideal if you see a Countryfile lifestyle in your future. For those already paired, the Romantic Vintage Cinema Night package on February 17 includes a two-course dinner and film screening in the elegant Orangery, complete with cuddly beanbags and bottomless popcorn.
From £360 for two, somerset.montigoresorts.com
Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire
For the feel of a 12th-century castle with the comfort of a modern hotel, this six-bedroom retreat in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is just what you’re looking for. Panoramic views from most bedrooms over St Brides Bay and the Pembrokeshire countryside are enough to make your knees weak – and that’s before you’ve even enjoyed the handmade truffles, a bottle of Prosecco or a three-course dinner at the nearby sister hotel Twr y Felin. You’ll also get rose petal decorations in the room, and your own love spoon (it’s a traditional Welsh craft) to take home.
From £310 for two, rochcastle.com
Hotel 41, London
If your significant other is starry-eyed — or if they’re just a huge astronomy nerd — show them you care with a themed getaway at the intimate Hotel 41 near Buckingham Palace. The Night Under the Stars package includes an overnight stay in the Conservatory Master Suite – which features a glass roof so you can gaze up at the twinkling sky – plus a ‘name a star’ certificate, a stargazing telescope and an astronomy starbook. You’ll also be served a bottle of champagne and a selection of sweet and savory treats between 8:00 PM and 1:00 AM, so you can both stay energized all night long.
From £3,264 for two, 41hotel.com