For couples that like to go all-out, booking into a romantic hotel offers the ultimate getaway from the drudgery of day to day life.
With rose petal turn-down service, breakfasts in bed, luxury spa pools and award-winning food at the push of a button, a romantic minibreak lets you step into a world of luxury and ease where you don’t need to worry about making the bed after you’ve messed it up.
From country pads surrounded by acres of greenery to inner-city boutique hotels, each hotel on this list has its own unique features to set it apart from the rest.
Keep reading to find your perfect Valentine’s bolthole.
King Street Townhouse
This boutique hotel in the centre of Manchester boasts its own cinema room AND a spa infinity pool. What more could you possibly want? Each room is completely unique in design and comes complete with a deep standalone bath perfect for a luxurious pre-date soak.
This palatial Victorian hotel exudes elegance the moment you step into its glass-domed lobby. The adjacent bar and restaurant The Refuge is great for a drink, for dinner and for a party on the weekend, whilst upstairs bedrooms offer peace and tranquillity from the heart of the city.
Underneath Manchester Hall, you’ll find eight luxurious boutique bedrooms – each named after a historic Manchester icon. Ranging from King Rooms to a Royal Suite, each boasts a lounge area with a roll-top bath. Upstairs you’re spoilt for choice with dining options with Dishoom. Honest Burgers and Masons all located within the same building.
Oddfellows On The Park
This beautiful Cheadle-based hotel sits in the grounds of Bruntwood Park surrounded by acres of greenery. Its Stud Room Bar and Galloping Major restaurant both have excellent reputations amongst local foodies – and the hotel’s afternoon tea is considered a must-try, too.
Designed to feel like a home away from home, Native aparthotel in the Ducie Street Warehouse development offers an effortlessly cool setting for your romantic weekender. The building also houses Cultureplex, which has its own restaurant Bistrotheque and a New York-inspired mini cinema, and wellness club BLOK.
From flower bouquets to a Bentley chauffeur service, if you want it – Gotham will provide it this Valentine’s. This year the 5-tar hotel’s 2020 romance package includes a glass of champagne on arrival, a 5-course dinner in its AA Rosette restaurant Honey, accommodation, live music in the private members club with portrait painting, and a late breakfast and checkout at 12pm (from £395).
The Cow Hollow Hotel
This boutique hotel sits in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. With room for just sixteen bedrooms, this beautifully-restored 19th-century textile warehouse is all exposed brick and metal staircases. Each stay comes with complimentary prosecco and nibbles in the evening, and milk and cookies before bed – Valentine’s or no Valentine’s.
From rainfall showers to super-comfy beds, Dakota prides itself on its attention to detail. The downstairs bar and grill is low lit and sultry, and even comes with its own champagne snug if you’re in the mood to go all out with a good bottle of fizz. This year the hotel’s offering a Valentine’s package from £265, which includes an overnight stay, a six-course dinner from the ‘Taste of Dakota’ set menu (£60pp), full cooked breakfast and late check-out at 12pm.
Situated next door to Victoria train station, Hotel Indigo is a marriage of old and new under one roof. This Valentine’s, enjoy a stay in one of its boutique rooms, a specially curated five-course tasting menu at the in-house restaurant Mamucium and a champagne breakfast in bed the next morning from £200.
The Stock Exchange Hotel
With king-sized beds, walk-in showers and luxury amenities, the newly-opened Stock Exchange Hotel is a fresh contender for this year’s most romantic hotel. Downstairs, find Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge’s Bull & Bear restaurant – which has already received some rave reviews from critics.
If you really want to impress, you can’t go wrong at The Lowry. With beautifully appointed bedrooms, an in-house spa and a newly refurbished restaurant and bar, it’s got everything under one roof. For Valentine’s 2020, the hotel’s running a lover’s package for £175 that includes an overnight stay, dinner for two from the Chef’s Choice menu, a romantic cocktail each and a full English the following morning.
Despite its recent makeover in the modern style, ABode still retains many of its charming characterful features such as old wooden stairs and charming tiling in the hallways. The rooms, meanwhile, have a fresh feel that perfectly mixes old with new. Downstairs, the Brasserie offers bistro-style dining and fine cocktails in a chic setting.
The Midland hotel has a distinct old-world charm that extends throughout its bedrooms, winding corridors and communal spaces. It boasts two stunning restaurants – Adam Reid‘s The French and Rebecca Richardson’s Mr. Cooper’s – not to mention a spa and dedicated tea rooms.
Ideally located for those eager to explore the city, Innside Melia promises affordable rates for young professionals combined with classy service and a host of top bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.
This sprawling Knutsford golf resort hotel has every amenity your heart could desire, from acres of land housing an 18-hole course to a fully equipped on-site spa, restaurant and cocktail lounge. If you’d like to escape the madness of the city for a quiet weekend, here’s the place to do it.
Luxury hotel Mottram Hall is currently having its spa refurbished, following the unveiling of its brand new bar and restaurant this week. This Valentines, from £127 enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival, chocolates in your room, a full English breakfast each and £28 per person towards dinner.
On Sunday 16th February, the Malmaison is offering rooms from £25 when you dine from their set Valentine’s Day menu. Chic rooms feature bright and colourful decor, whilst themed suites are also available boasting separate living rooms with Bose stereos and rainfall showerheads.