Nothing says romance like whisking away your partner for a Valentine’s Day short break at a luxury hotel in one of the world’s most stylish cities. To find the perfect five-star hotel for your getaway, keep reading.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
The French capital is renowned as one of Europe’s most romantic destinations and you can look forward to walks on the banks of the Seine and afternoons in world-class art galleries, as well as fine dining during your holiday here. The Shangri-La Hotel – which was once the home of Prince Roland Bonaparte – is perfect for a break for couples, as everything from the foyer to the spa oozes opulence. Request a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower and book a meal in the Michelin-starred restaurant to make your stay extra special.
El Cigarral de las Mercedes, Toledo
An upmarket break in Spain doesn’t have to mean Madrid or Barcelona. The city of Toledo, with its Gothic cathedral, medieval castle and beautiful countryside on the banks of the River Tagus, is perfect for a romantic holiday. Stay at the El Cigarral de las Mercedes and you will be treated to superb local cuisine, along with rooms that have real character. The classic rooms have all the facilities you could possibly need and idyllic views, but for a really luxurious stay, book one of the hotel’s garden villas.
La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa, Cotacachi
Ecuador may not be the first destination that springs to mind when booking a Valentine’s Day getaway, but you’ll be delighted to have gone off the beaten track if you opt for La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa close to the city of Cotacachi. It boasts stunning gardens, complete with hummingbirds and peacocks, an elegant formal dining room that serves top-class international cuisine and a luxury spa. The rooms have genuine character and you can look forward to sleeping in a four-poster bed.
House of Jasmines – Estancia de Charme, Salta
This spa and hotel is set in tranquil surroundings on the outskirts of Salta in the north-west of Argentina. Stay here for your romantic break and you can enjoy views over the Andes and quiet strolls around the city’s cathedral district, before returning to the hotel for a relaxing massage followed by a traditional barbecue dinner. Every room is unique, with distinctive local decor, views over the gardens and special little touches, such as freshly-cut jasmine and fruit.
Centurion Palace, Venice
Venice has long been known as the world’s most romantic city, but if you want to make your holiday here just a little bit more special, you should stay in a five-star hotel. The Centurion Palace is a former monastery on the Grand Canal, with a restaurant that has views of the Gritti Palace and passing gondolas. The 50 rooms are all decorated differently and you are sure to be impressed whichever you choose, as the combination of modern style and traditional features works perfectly.