Top 5: Valentine’s Day Spa Packages in the UKBy Roberta Lister
Yes, a bunch of flowers is nice, but isn’t it time you gave more than nice? This Valentine’s Day, why not up the game and whisk your other half away for a serious pamper session together. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon in the city or an all-out weekend spectacular, we’ve got your V-day booking covered. Read on for our run-down of the most special, super-romantic spa retreats for two…
What: Private Onyx Spa Suite (from £700 per couple)
Why: In terms of wow factor, this one sits right at the top. One of the most beautiful spas we’ve ever encountered, the Bulgari London literally drips with decadence. For a truly unforgettable experience, book an afternoon in the private Onyx Spa Suite. Tranquil and totally private, this stunning hideaway boasts treatment space for two, as well as a supersized hydrotherapy pool and a dedicated relaxation room. Champagne in hand, you’ll both be treated to a traditional foot massage, before applying your own body masks in the double steam shower, and settling in for a hot stone massage and scalp treatment. If this doesn’t impress, nothing will.
Where: The Bulgari Hotel and Residences, 171 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DW
What: K Spa day pass (£65pp)
Why: Not enough time to escape the city? No problem – just hop straight over to Shepherd’s Bush where you’ll find the ridiculously cool K-West hotel, home to the most unique and innovative spa in the capital. A K Spa day pass grants you entry to a host of brilliant facilities, including the revolutionary Snow Paradise room – like a huge, circulation-boosting igloo, and the Sun Meadow, a serene Vitamin D-boosting space, kind of like a sun bed without the harmful UV. Combine this with all the usual spa suspects, and you’ve got yourself a seriously relaxing day. Be sure to retain enough energy to toast the day with a glass of bubbles in the hotel’s Studio Bar.
Where: Richmond Way, London W14 0AX
What: Rasul Ritual package (£129pp)
Why: Launching just last year, the Spa at the Midland is possibly the coolest place to spend Valentine’s Day in Manchester, and the special Rasul Ritual package is the perfect pick. The day involves a session in the private mud chamber – more romantic than it sounds, we promise – where you’ll apply each other’s detoxifying osadi-clay wraps, before exploring the shiny-new spa facilities including five thermal experience rooms, a beautiful hydrotherapy pool, and the cosiest relaxation space around. The package also includes a light lunch in the spa and a room for the night in the chic hotel upstairs, which is super-central, should you feel the need to nip out for a cocktail or two.
Where: 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Why: Time to Indulge package (from £199 pp)
What: Tucked away in the rolling Pennine hills, the award-hogging Titanic Spa is perfect for a romantic weekend escape from the city. It’s also the UK’s first eco spa, powered by solar energy and using water from its own natural spring.
The Time to Indulge package is perfect for two: settle in with a massage and facial from Elemis, sip champagne in the al-fresco hot tub, and flit between the multitude of steam rooms, saunas and therapy pools. The package includes a light lunch in the spa as well as an evening dinner in the Bistro, so there’s really no reason to change out of your robe. (Seriously, no-one bats an eyelid if you arrive for dinner in cream terry-towelling.) Following a candlelight evening of locally sourced produce, you’ll be whisked upstairs to your private apartment, where you’ll even find a breakfast hamper waiting for you in the morning. Lovely.
Where: Low Westwood Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, Yorkshire HD7 5UN
Why: Love is in the Air package (£1600 per couple)
What: If you’re pulling out all the stops this year – perhaps you have a big question to ask, then this very special package from the Four Seasons Park Lane is the ultimate move.
The experience kicks off with a personalised 60-minute massage in the breathtaking Couple’s Sky Suite, followed by a glass of champagne overlooking the famous 180-degree views of Hyde Park. Come evening, you’ll be treated to a bespoke private dinner from Executive Chef Romuald Feger in the spectacular 10th Floor lounge. Think; bespoke cocktails, Dom Pérignon bubbles, candlelight, and again- beautiful views.
Back in your suite you’ll find flowers and your own monogrammed bath robes to cosy up in for the evening. To complete what’s sure to be an unforgettable trip, the hotel will chauffer you home in their own Rolls Royce the following day.
Where: Hamilton Pl, London W1J 7DR