The best way to put a smile on your loved ones’ face this Valentine’s Day? With a romantic getaway of course. Why stop at a luxury 5-star hotel? From traditional villas in Italy’s stunning countryside to houseboats and an Igloo hotel – you don’t have to travel too far to find some of Europe’s best-hidden gems and make it a truly unforgettable break for both of you. Planning to propose? They’re the perfect setting to pop the question, rest assured the answer will be yes!
Relax in a traditional Puglian ‘Trulli’ in the Italian countryside
This stunning, authentic villa by Villa Plus overlooks the gorgeous Pugliese countryside, dotted with olive trees and Mediterranean shrubs, in the heart of the Valle D’Itria. Perfect for a romantic getaway this summer, this one-bedroom villa is bursting with character, complete with a traditional Trullo roof.
Indulge in local food and wines by the outdoor BBQ or in the gazebo-covered dining area, and pick your own scented herbs from the private garden, with picturesque views offering the perfect accompaniment to a sunset aperitivo by the private heated pool.
Cosy up in a real igloo
For an adventure seekers’ winter getaway, the Sorrisniva Igloo is a unique experience not to be missed. The world’s northernmost ice hotel, this wondrous igloo is filled with handcrafted ice sculptures, and an impressive bar made completely from ice. Experience one of Sorrisniva’s famous traditions, snowmobiling, and explore Norway’s incredible scenery, or get hands-on by booking onto an ice-sculpting class. To warm up, sleep in cosy sleeping bags, or dine in the superb restaurant, serving delicious traditional local dishes.
Be King and Queen of the castle
The simplest, easiest ideas are sometimes the best, and so staying closer to home for your Valentine’s trip could be the answer if you don’t want to venture too far. Considered one of Wales’ best hotels, Roch Castle in Pembrokeshire is bound to impress your loved one, with its dramatic setting and striking panoramic views. This 5-star, 12th-century castle hotel, comes with an award-winning breakfast and transfers to the two Rosette Blas Restaurant at Twr Y Felin Hotel, just a 20-minute drive away.
Sleep on the waves
For real serenity, wake up to the gentle sound of the waves on Lake Jamno in Northern Poland, on a floating houseboat. With private saunas, a fireplace and even a motorboat, these remarkable floating houses are the perfect couple’s getaway, in a lesser-known region of Poland. With activities including water scooter hire, sailing and kayaking, enjoy the perfect balance between relaxing, and adventures.
Stay in a real life winter wonderland
Another cosy winter getaway, Hotel Iso-Syöte in the southern borders of Lapland on top of the southernmost fell in Finland, is the pinnacle of tranquility. Surrounded by towering pine forests and crisp white snow, you’ll feel like you’re in a real-life winter wonderland. Experience true Lapland, with Husky and Reindeer safaris, snowshoe trips, and a memorable Northern Lights experience.