Treat your loved one to a great gift this year...
It may seem a bit of cliché, but why not treat your loved one to a romantic hotel stay, rather than one of the more obvious treats?
After all, it's more exciting to do something different than going out for an overpriced meal, offering a box of chocolates and purchasing some flowers that cost you a small mortgage to buy. And a Valentine's Day hotel will give you some time together and will hopefully give you a fantastic time away as well some great memories.
There are lots of hotel styles on offer to make something of the special day. From small intimate boutique hotels which offer a range of romance packages, to luxury 5-star palaces with spa facilities and all manner of activities. You don't have to break the bank either. Small B&Bs can be just as romantic in beautiful towns and villages in scenic or historic locations. The key is that you find a hotel style and budget that is right for you and your interests and likes.
So don't hold back, get booking your Valentine's Day hotel today and enjoy your time together.
You can make any location romantic with a little imagination. Every city has somewhere that can spark romance on your Valentine's Day break...
So where will you head away?
The obvious places are Paris, the city of love, Venice or Rome. The cities lend themselves to romantic breaks in fantastic settings and with all the trappings of a traditional statement of love.
It's what you make of a destination that will make it come alive with love. Why not consider a trip to Reims for a champagne weekend, a break in Stockholm for its waterside setting and cosy evenings in warm bars and restaurants or a longer journey to New York for some whirlwind romance. Or maybe take a short break to somewhere that was special to you in the early days of your relationship, whether that is somewhere close to home or further afield.
Even in places you may consider as beach holiday destinations such as the Costa del Sol, you can find romantic places such as Mijas, Nerja or the Alhambra in Granada. Others find a long ski weekend romantic, as you head up the mountain sides in the beautiful scenery or snuggle up around some fondue and wine. Even a trip to London for a theatre break and a quiet meal for two after the show can be romantic. Just avoid the obvious purchase of a red rose on the big day and opt for something more original. We also love breaks to the dramatic scenery of the UK's national parks such as the Lake District or to places like the Cotswolds. Or why not consider somewhere by the sea. Brighton for fun and nightlife or small towns like Lyme Regis for French Lieutenants romance on the Jurassic Coast.
Don't know where to go? Not sure what to buy? Can't take time off on the big day? You can always treat your loved one to a gift for another time and wrap it up to offer on the 14th itself. You can pre-book romantic stays in hidden retreats, activity days and even spa breaks to show how much you care.