Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Valentine's playdates

The Play Package at The Arch London could be the fantasy break you’ve been waiting for. Your night’s stay includes an intimacy box, filled with treats including an all-important Do Not Disturb sign. If you can be enticed away from your sumptuous room and various toys and games, the hotel restaurant will be hosting a special aphrodisiac four-course menu. 

For the ultimate dirty weekend out of town, head for bohemian Brighton. With its laid-back beach town attitude, ‘London-on-Sea’ has seen it all and has plenty to keep you both in trouble. Designed to lower inhibitions and lead you into temptation, the Hotel Pelirocco’s Play Room features an eight-foot round bed, a mirrored ceiling, a pole dancing area, a giant plunge bath and its own entrance to the street. Book a LoveBird package for Valentine’s weekend.

If you're more of an old-fashioned romantic, head to the Byron Brasserie at Byron's ancestral home, now the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham, for fine dining and classic cocktails by the fireplace. Uncover the paintings of the Lord’s past lovers and lyrics penned by the Romantic poet.

Don’t forget to bring your velvet handcuffs when you check into The Oxford Mal. This former prison turned luxury hotel offers a 15-person disco shower, a ‘balcony’ sleeping area and bath ‘on the landing’. This Valentine’s Day, the Malmaison has created a VIP package that includes a 4-course Valentine’s menu, cocktails, chocolate covered strawberries and a full English breakfast for £218 per couple. There is also the option of getting locked-in with your loved one for a quirky take on the romantic dinner.

Thrill seekers can be sure to take their partner’s breath away by booking a weekend helicopter break with Chewton Glen, which includes a picturesque flight over the New Forest. Though hard to outdo, a two night suite in the luxurious treehouse suites, complete with a quaint dinner hamper, breakfast hamper and full use of the award-winning spa is sure to give you the ultimate Valentine’s Weekend.