Three dreamy hotels for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s getaway

No sooner is Christmas and New Year out of the way than couples are busy plotting unforgettable Valentine’s experiences – be it candlelit dinners, cosy getaways, or surprise city breaks.

After all, it’s the most romantic day of the year and there are so many wonderful ways to impress your loved one, so why not make the most of it?

Spontaneous Valentine’s experiences are great of course. But fortune favours those with a well-laid plan that’s been weeks in the making, particularly when you want the pick of the best places to impress your beau or belle.

Long-term romantics will know securing that table with a view in the best restaurant on Valentine’s Day requires significant foresight.

Booking the ideal location

A great start to your Valentine’s plans is booking the ideal location that will set the tone and from which all your plans will grow.

With that in mind, London continues to surprise and delight – there’s always something new to explore – and amid the constant throng of the city, the boutique refuge that is Apex London Wall Hotel is a real destination of choice.

Secluded idyll

Whether you’re embarking on your first Valentine’s Day together, or your love is enduring, the hotel represents a secluded idyll on a quiet street, but one that still enjoys a wonderfully central and convenient location.

Apex London Wall Hotel’s special romance package is sure to see Cupid drawing back his bow with your room being specially decorated for your arrival, including rose petals, towel swans, bottle of prosecco, and delicious chocolates too.

Amazing sightseeing

It’s the perfect start to some amazing sightseeing that could include a hand-in-hand stroll across stunning nearby Tower Bridge, taking in the incredible views from The Shard with a glass of fizz in your hand, or sweet nothings being uttered across the famous Whispering Gallery of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Back at the hotel, excellent dining options will provide the perfect continuation of your day, including a sumptuous three-course meal for two with a glass of house wine for just £50.

Not to be outdone, Scotland’s own capital city offers fairy-tale scenery, abundant history, and wonderful dining too, while Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is an elegantly Georgian-styled base from which to explore it.

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Indulge your other half

Contemporary, yet distinguished, this well-appointed Edinburgh hotel is just moments from the unrivalled high end shopping experiences of Princes Street, George Street and St Andrew Square, including Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, and John Lewis. You might want to indulge your other half, and Edinburgh offers many ways to do just that.

Gorgeous Calton Hill

The hotel is also a stone’s throw from the panoramic views offered by gorgeous Calton Hill – a favourite spot for residents and visitors alike. It’s a short walk to the top and the outlook is breath-taking. So why not take a picnic if the weather’s kind?

And after a packed day of sightseeing, couples can enhance the romance further with a visit to The Spa at Waterloo Place. This relaxing retreat offers an ozone pool, steam room, sauna, and gym, with many couples’ treatments on offer by PURE Spa & Beauty.

Worked up an appetite? A visit to Elliot’s Bar & Restaurant will reward your well-earned hunger with its fusion of traditional Scottish flavours and global twists, while its corniced ceilings and Georgian features will have you both swooning.


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Britain’s most romantic city

Arguably Britain’s most romantic city, Bath is the perfect destination for a couple’s retreat thanks to its amazing architecture, photogenic views, and spa heritage.

There’s the famous Thermae Bath Spa where you can bathe in natural thermal waters, the stunningly iconic Royal Crescent, and the brilliant mix of independent and established retailers for a special treat.

Surprise hot air balloon ride

You might even want to take advantage of a surprise hot air balloon ride over the city, complete with Champagne. This romantic excursion takes off from Royal Victoria Park before gliding gracefully over Bath’s standout locations.

Apex City of Bath Hotel provides style, comfort, a pool, and a wonderfully central location to return to after your busy day together. Many rooms offer balconies, with deluxe rooms being well worth the upgrade, while the restaurant & bar menu is full of sumptuous French-inspired dishes that will bring you even closer together.

When it comes to a Valentine’s Day experience that will make you flavour of the month with your favourite person in the world, Apex has all the right ingredients.