Best UK Hotels for a Romantic Getaway this Valentine’s Day

 Are you and your loved one are thinking of treating yourselves to a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day to spend some quality time together away from the busy lives we all lead?

You may simply want to reconnect with your partner – or maybe you are planning a surprise break at a romantic retreat because it provides the perfect backdrop in which to pop a very important question!

If you’re planning to whisk your loved one away on a UK mini-break, we’ve discovered some of the best hotels across the country to visit. From city breaks to county escapes – we’ve got all the romantic travel destinations you need to plan a special weekend away.

Conrad London St. James

This 19th-century hotel is located in the former Queen Anne’s Chambers within easy walking distance of some of London’s most historical sites.

Spend the day visiting Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace before returning to the hotel for a Champagne afternoon tea.

Sweethearts can enjoy a special seven-course menu in The Pem restaurant complete with roast sirloin of Cumbrian beef and Cornish brill with wild truffle, before retiring to a spacious guest room with 42” HDTV, Nespesso coffee maker and marble bathroom.

To really impress your loved one, book a Conrad Suite, with a private elevator, a rain shower, and access to the Executive Lounge with complimentary drinks and light bites served throughout the day. Each suite has a skylight to illuminate the room which also features bespoke commissioned art pieces and a warming fireplace.

King Superior rooms start from £218 for two people

Hotel Gotham, Manchester

Pull out all the stops with a visit to Hotel Gotham, where couples can enjoy emperor-sized beds, monsoon showers and roll-top baths at this indulgent venue.

Book a Gotham weekend break package and enjoy a decadent overnight stay for two in this Manchester city centre hotel. You’ll stay in a Club Room, where a bottle of Prosecco and a chocolate platter will greet you on arrival. Breakfast is included and served to your room – and the deal even includes early check-ins and late check-outs so you can make the most of your stay.

Guests can dine in style at the Honey Restaurant, with an a la carte menu that includes Chateaubriand to share, salt-aged duck with rhubarb and cod served in saffron butter.

After dinner couples can enjoy cocktails in Club Brass, a Prohibition-style speakeasy with exotically named drinks such as Bellboy Barry’s Bramble while taking in the spectacular city skyline.

A double Club Room (room only) costs £269 for two people.

Linthwaite House, Lake District

Rural, remote and rustic, Linthwaite House is set in the heart of the Lake District and offers couples the chance to unwind and enjoy each other’s company in a luxurious setting.

There is no need to leave the hotel as it boasts an ample private garden, where couples can play on the giant chessboard or take a rowing boat out onto the lake.

To complement the sumptuous surroundings, the individually styled rooms provide a peaceful haven with underfloor heating and walk-in showers. For a truly indulgent experience book a night in the Lake View Hot Tub Suite, where couples can relax in a bubbling hot tub on their private veranda while gazing across the Coniston Fells and Lake Windermere. The hotel’s restaurant was awarded a Michelin Plate in 2020, with dishes including grilled fillet of pollock and barbecued king oyster mushrooms.

A double Classic Room costs £215 for two people.

Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian

Getting away from it all and being with the one you love is what a Valentine’s break is all about. And what could be more romantic than booking a room in the splendour of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle?

Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle offers a spa, an award-winning dining room (located in the dungeons of the castle) and eleven acres of magnificent woodland, valleys and parkland to explore.

If you want to be treated like royalty, you will be in good company as the castle has played host to both Edward I and Queen Victoria, and guests can expect the red carpet to be rolled out as they enjoy the best of Scottish hospitality.

With 29 uniquely furnished guest bedrooms and suites, each historic room is well-equipped for the modern traveller with Egyptian cotton bed linen, soft towels, fluffy robes and luxury Temple Spa toiletries.

A double room with breakfast costs from £143 for two people.

Luton Hoo Hotel, Bedfordshire

Enjoy a slice of glorious splendour at the Luton Hoo Hotel in the rolling Bedfordshire countryside. This luxury spa hotel promises a night of romance for couples this Valentine’s Day.

The Valentine’s package costs £160 per person and includes chocolate-dipped strawberries and Champagne to greet you on arrival, a three-course dinner in the Brasserie and a traditional English breakfast.

Golf lovers can enjoy a 15% discount on the course, and those who prefer to relax and unwind can also take advantage of discounts in the onsite spa.

Luton Hoo is a five-star country house that is steeped in elegance and history and is the ideal base from which to explore St Albans Cathedral, the Dunstable Downs or the nearby Whipsnade Zoo.

A Country Club Deluxe room starts from £261 for two people

Book your Valentine’s break

From hotels fit for royalty to countryside cosiness, we’re sure you’ll discover your perfect mini-break in our round-up of luxury locations for lovers.

All the hotels we’ve featured are united by a touch of splendour and offer something a little special. Whether you fancy a romantic rowing boat ride or steamy dip in a private hot tub, you’ll be able to celebrate in style and relax, recharge and reconnect with the one you love.

All room prices are correct at the time of writing, please check with your chosen hotel when booking to ask if there are any covid restrictions in place.