From romantic boat trips to four poster beds and roaring log fires, Macdonald Hotels Ltd picks some of their best hotels for love-struck couples…
Ahead of the most romantic time of the year, Macdonald Hotels Ltd, one of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups, is encouraging love birds to indulge in some ‘we time’. With almost 50 luxurious hotels to choose from, each with its own unique charm, couples can cosy up in some of the UK’s most romantic spots. From Shakespeare’s birthplace, to the town which inspired a royal love story, Macdonald Hotels are the perfect place to spend time together this Valentine’s Day. Here are seven of their most romantic hotels where love will definitely be in the air this February;
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
In the town which kindled the flame of romance between Kate and Wills, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is perfect for a luxurious and indulgent break this Valentine’s. St Andrews is a must-visit destination with its world renowned university, quaint Scottish terraces and famous West Sands beach immortalized in the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire. Ideal for those couples who share a passion for golf, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is one of the greatest golfing hotels in the world, within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the famous Old Course and with a dedicated Golf Concierge.
Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath
For couples seeking 5-star luxury, Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel offers a romantic get-away in the heart of historic Bath. With landscaped gardens, four poster beds, and a ‘bath butler’ this town which was home to Jane Austin, can create a weekend that even one of the world’s best known romantic fiction writers would be proud of.
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick
Just half an hour from Edinburgh by train is the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick; renowned for its dramatic coastline as well as independent boutiques and ice cream vendors. Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is housed within a glorious 19th Century building; reflecting a time when Romanticism swept through the British art world. Guests can take a windswept walk along the beach or stay cosily indoors and watch the coastline from behind the windows of one of the hotels’ 83 individually styled, luxury rooms. For couples looking to be pampered, the award winning thermal spa boasts a heated indoor pool as well as an outdoor hydro pool.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Lake District
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa on the shores of Lake Windermere has unrivalled views over mature lawns to private jetties and moorings on the lake. The luxury four star hotel proves a popular choice for romantic getaways and weekend breaks. This Valentine’s Day the hotel is offering a proposal package for guests looking to pop the question. Couples will be able to stay in a suite where they will be greeted with a chilled bottle of Prosecco and chocolates in the room on arrival. The Macdonald team will also be on hand to surprise loved ones with an engagement ring hidden inside Champagne glasses, and beds will be strewn with rose petals as an extra romantic touch.
Macdonald Crutherland House, near Glasgow
Built in 1705 by the Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle in memory of her husband, Macdonald Crutherland House makes for the perfect get-a-way for couples, with its manicured gardens and 37 acres of unspoiled countryside. Those looking to build up an appetite ahead of dinner in the two AA rosette restaurant can take a dip in the 18 metre pool surrounded by woodland views.
Macdonald Compleat Angler, Buckinghamshire
Positioned on the banks of the River Thames, Macdonald Compleat Angler, offers guests unparalleled views of Marlow Weir and the opportunity to enjoy time together on the water aboard the hotel’s own river boat. Away from the water, couples can enjoy a drink next to the hotel’s roaring fire, on its terrace, or take a walk in beautiful scenery of the Georgian town of Marlow, before dinner at the newly refurbished three AA Rosette Riverside Restaurant.
Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
In the very heart of Shakespeare Country, historic Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel, with its charming traditional Tudor style, is just five minutes’ walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon. Perfect for romantic weekends, the hotel boasts a luxurious spa and AA Rosette Manor Restaurant with oak beams and mullioned windows. Couples inspired by Shakespeare’s love sonnets and poems can visit the nearby Shakespeare Houses and Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
The special Macdonald Hotels Ltd. Valentine’s Day package includes a chilled bottle of Prosecco waiting in the room on arrival, a two-night stay, romantic three-course dinner for two as well as a long lie and award winning breakfast starting from only £160 per couple per stay. The package can be booked up until 29 February 2016 for stays until 30 April 2016.