Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not whisk your loved one away for a romantic escape to one of our idyllic locations. Rekindle your love in London, discover the romance of Dorset, or create memories to treasure in Geneva or Guernsey. If you’re planning to head further afield, enjoy a passionate escape to Ireland, Palm Beach or South Africa. Discover how to spend Valentine’s Day with Red Carnation where each setting will be set for romance with rose petals, Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Escape the distractions of everyday life by taking a romantic break in the peaceful Dorset countryside that inspired so many of England’s fine novelists. The two-night Valentine’s Hideaway at the cosy country house hotel Summer Lodge entitles guests to in-room Champagne, a seven-course tasting menu with dishes like Exmoor venison and Lyme Bay scallops in the award-winning fine dining restaurant, and a romantic turndown with rose petals and candles to end the day in style.
Spend Valentine’s Day on the remote island of Guernsey while staying at The Old Government House Hotel & Spa. Take walks along the coast with the sound of waves crashing against the shore, wander across windswept hills, look out to sea from the cliff-tops and see the sunset from the island’s sheltered sandy bays. Paired with the five-star treatment of the historic hotel’s Romantic Experience, Champagne breakfasts, a three-course meal in The Brasserie, use of the hotel’s spa, and Champagne, flowers and handmade Sark chocolates in-room, ensure each couple feels truly pampered.
With its long stretches of sandy coastline backed by wild vegetation, and exciting bars and restaurants in which to see the sun go down, Palm Beach has all the ingredients for romance. In the elegant surroundings of The Chesterfield Palm Beach, this time can be made even more special by signing up for a Valentine’s stay in which guests are treated to a bottle of chilled Champagne, a romantic turndown or an indulgent afternoon tea for two.
Set amidst towering mountains, this Swiss city is ideal for romantic city breaks. The Romantic City Escape at Hotel d’Angleterre treats guests to a bottle of Ruinart Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, before the couple escape for a romantic wander around the old town of Geneva or an amble along the scenic shores of Lake Léman. In the evening, rose petals and candles decorate the guests’ room or suite, and the following morning breakfast is served with pink Champagne.
Ashford Estate combines the romance of a regal setting with the seclusion of this remote region of Ireland. Couples can stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle with the Romance at the Lodge package, which includes a nostalgic woodlands horse and carriage ride, a welcoming fire-side hot whiskey, and a romantic dinner in Wilde’s restaurant, not to forget breakfast in bed.
With intimate restaurants, a winding river and astounding historic architecture that sits alongside the city’s great parks, London has something to offer each and every couple on Valentine’s Day. Dotted throughout central London, our elegant London hotels are offering guests romantic Valentine’s stays with Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and red roses on arrival.
Uninterrupted ocean views and unadulterated luxury give The Oyster Box all the romance a couple could wish for. The Ultimate Spoil three-night stay ensures couples have a sea-facing room, welcome canapés with a glass of Moët & Chandon, a seafood platter for two at The Grill Room and time to relax in the spa, as well as a rose petal turndown and breakfast in bed served by a private butler.
Whichever setting you choose, with such exquisite dining and thoughtful touches, we’re certain your Valentine’s Day with Red Carnation will be one to remember.
Header image: Be welcomed to your London hotel with a single red rose © iStock / wayra.