Perfect Valentine’s getaway tips

Say goodbye to snapping up the last cards and flowers from the local garage and hello to the perfect romantic getaway weekend.

With a little planning you could execute the perfect romantic weekend. Book your Valentine’s getaway by calling our reservations team and one of our experts will provide a personalised service to create a tailored break for you.

That special something could be in the air at any one of our romantic hotels across the country. Here are our suggestions for the best places to whisper sweet nothings on a romantic weekend getaway…

Glasgow: Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

Scotland’s largest city hasn’t always been the go-to place for a Valentine’s getaway, but nowadays the city with a ship building past scrubs up well for a romantic weekend.

Known as the ‘dear green place’ Glasgow has an abundance of beautiful parks to take a stroll through with your loved one. Pack your wellies and enjoy a woodland walk or get steamy in the Kibble Palace in the city’s Botanic Gardens.

The city has some of the best dining experiences in Scotland. Princes Square combines shopping and eating. Alternatively you could head to Royal Exchange Square and dine out under a blanket of twinkling fairy lights, or cosy up in front of a roaring fire at the Chip in Ashton Lane in the city’s West End.

I love Ashton Lane at this time of year

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Wrap up for a romantic getaway with a fairy-tale backdrop in Scotland’s capital city.

Find a warm pub on the Grassmarket and settle in for a few drinks before wandering across the road to the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

Our guide of the city’s best cosy pubs will help.

Plant the seed of love over a candlelit dinner for two at what is arguably the city’s most romantic dining experience, The Grain Store. A stone’s throw away from the castle, the unique atmosphere is further enhanced by the view over the picturesque sweep of Victoria Street and the historic West Bow.

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The centrally located Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, and beautifully Georgian Apex Waterloo Place Hotel are both ideal bases from which to explore this wonderfully romantic city.


Immerse yourself in romance and float away on Valentine’s getaway in Bath at the four-star Apex City of Bath Hotel.

Take a romantic stroll through cobbled lanes and enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Pump Room then unwind in the Thermae Bath Spa – which uses Britain’s only existing thermal waters.

Or go big and pop the question on a hot air balloon ride!


Apex Temple Court Hotel, Apex London Wall Hotel and Apex City of London Hotel are all hidden gems, tucked away across the centre of London. There is no shortage of things to do on a romantic weekend getaway in the capital.

Covent Garden’s Clos Maggiore is officially the most romantic restaurant in the world and was also voted the most romantic restaurant in London by Harden’s Guide. Make a booking at this enchanting tree-filled conservatory and your loved one will know they are in for an evening to remember.

Take in the city’s stunningly seductive skyline at the Shard or relive everyone’s favourite London romance movie ‘Love Actually’ at locations across the city.

The Apex London Wall Hotel even has a special romance package on offer, featuring a stunning room set-up including towel swans and rose petals, a bottle of Prosecco and a box of chocolates to ensure your every need is catered for.


The City of Discovery may well be the place for couples who want to rediscover that romantic spark.

The Wine Press – Dundee’s only wine bar – is perfectly placed at the heart of the waterfront, and with wonderful wine and sharing platters, it has all the ingredients for the ideal date night.

Or, if you’re looking for something a bit different, why not book a walking tour with a twist with Dark Dundee? With tales a little on the scary side, your date may need their hand held…

And after all that, some quality time relaxing together is exactly what’s needed to round off a romantic getaway. Right at the Quayside, Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa has everything you need – including Yu Spa, offering treatments for couples that can be enjoyed side-by-side.

Now that’s romantic!