Valentine's Day: Holidays from home

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  • 3 February 2010
Valentine's Day: Holidays from home

The Howard Hotel

Enjoy some Valentine’s Day decadence without being too irresponsible: book yourself into a central city hotel and you’ll still make it into the office the next morning. We round up some of the V-Day packages on offer

The upper-class love in
Howard Hotel, 34 Great King St, Edinburgh
Treat your sweetheart like a royal, complete with butler service, three-course dinner in your suite, champagne, truffles, Jo Malone goodie bags, relaxation treatment and rose petals scattered on the beds. With so much going on you can even make like the royals (allegedly do) and not bother with conversation.
£401 per person for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast.
www.townhousecompany.com/the_howard

Crazy in love
Tigerlily, 125 George Street, Edinburgh
One for the wannabe Beyoncé in your life, this: prosecco rosé and Belgian chocolates on arrival, VIP access to subterranean nightclub Lulu, and breakfast in bed plus a late check out to help you sleep it all off.
From £390 per double room for two nights.
www.tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk

Blow their bloody socks off
ABode, Bath Street, Glasgow
Ticks all the ‘romance’ boxes: flowers, petit fours and a half bottle of champagne in the room, and a five-course meal with ‘luxury single rose’ in the Michael Caines restaurant, plus breakfast.
£110 or £135 per person for one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast.
www.abodehotels.co.uk/glasgow

Love really is all around
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh
Where to start? Perhaps by strapping on a blindfold … no, not like that. The Sheraton are offering a ‘love-themed’ sensory dining experience, where you eat blind in order to really get into all the flavours: perfect after a day’s mud wrestling – sorry, relaxing in the Serail Mud Chamber at One Spa, as part of an all-day spa experience (including all-over-body massage and a swim in the rooftop Rockpool) designed to promote intimacy between couples
Cupid’s Couples Spa Package, £205 per couple; Love-Themed Sensory Dining, £70 per person (includes £10 donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind).
www.starwoodhotels.com

The Howard

32-36 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

The Howard is well known to Edinburgh locals as a good,small hotel in the heart of the Georgian New Town with just eighteen rooms. It has an inside restaurant of some repute, The Atholl. It offers car parking (charges apply)

Tigerlily

125 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

Glitzy mash-up of cocktail bar, nightclub and restaurant.

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