With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Chic Retreats think you should try something a little, well, different. Experiment a little. Why settle for an ordinary Valentine’s break when we have picked 10 of our finest romantic boutique hotels for you to try?
1. ENCHANTED FOREST
Chewton Glen, deep in the New Forest, offers guests a luxury experience far away from prying eyes. This five star hotel, occupying a Georgian estate offers a range of decadent spa options, an award-winning restaurant and a range of rooms and suites to suit every discerning couple.
Ever thought about a tryst in a treehouse? Chewton Glen offers a range of luxury treehouses built along a private valley. Each features wood burners, hot tubs and a special breakfast hamper delivered daily.
2. SPANISH BLISS
Located in the gorgeous medieval village of Altafulla and easily accessible from Barcelona, the Gran Claustre Hotel and Spa is the perfect destination for a romantic break. Featuring 39 rooms built around a courtyard, the hotel has an intimate feel conducive to those seeking to indulge in a special Valentine’s break.
We don’t suggest that any love potions are involved, but the hotel’s ‘Bruixes de Burriac‘ (Witches of Burriac) restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience. with local, homegrown produce featuring heavily on the menu.
3. LOVE NEST
Built on the site of Queen Margot’s ‘Pavilion d’Amour’ – a place for romantic trysts, L’Hotel has been a Paris institution for almost two centuries. Located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, on the Left Bank, this luxury hotel has six floors of suites each decadently/lavishly furnished.
Court with a cocktail in the hotel’s famous bar before sampling Michelin star cuisine in the silk and marble-adorned Le Restaurant terrace.
If you are looking for a celebrity endorsement, L’Hotel has one of the best around. Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright and libertine adored the place and spent his last days there, declaring ‘I am dying beyond my means’.
4. GO AWAY TO STAY IN!
The Portobello Hotel, located on a quiet street in Notting Hill, offers couples the chance to escape and discover the area and rediscover each other without leaving Greater London. Occupying a neo-classical mansion, this boutique hotel features stunningly furnished rooms (We especially love Room 11 with its enormous four poster bed!) for couples to hide away in.
Couples looking for fine dining or an evening spent over cocktails will be spoiled for choice, with nearby Westbourne Grove and Clarendon offering something for any whim.
5. ITALIAN INDULGENCE
JK Place Florence is nestled at the heart of the city, on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella. With the city right on your doorstep, couples are free to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. This contemporary, fashionable hotel only has 20 boutique rooms, giving it a cosy, intimate feel, yet boasts a bar and highly-acclaimed restaurant that allows guests gorgeous views across the square. Additionally, the nearby Olimpo Spa offers a range of spa treatments to pamper and refresh.
Make your Valentine’s Day break extra special with the help of Florence’s best concierge, who can arrange all kinds of decadent treats for you and your partner. We can’t think of many better ways for you to spend Valentine’s Day than enjoying the very best that Florence can offer.
6. The Scarlet
An adults-only boutique hotel on the Cornish coast.
7. Ca Maria Adele
Decadent splendour in the heart of Venice.
8. The Cary Arms
A cosy Devonshire treat.
9. Asilo Masi
A Tuscan hideaway for couples, owned by a countess.
A romantic cottage retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds.
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