January 2015

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, there is no better excuse to surprise loved ones by whisking them off on a romantic weekend. Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) offers a whole host of specially-designed packages around the world, to suit all types of couple. For those that aren’t able to get away for the actual day, there are plenty of other special Valentine-themed treats at SLH hotels to please your other halves when they’re least expecting it!

Here’s a selection of some of the packages that are still available to book and for more Valentine’s ideas, visit slh.com


Traditional Portuguese St. Valentine’s weekend

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Sitting in the oldest town in Portugal, Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is an intimate and stylish residence perfectly placed to experience the traditions, cultural heritage and romance of the beautiful Minho region. SLH’s two night Romantic Saint Valentine’s Getaway at Carmo’s spoils guests for the whole weekend with Portuguese cuisine, fine wines, candles, spa treatments and plenty of other romantic surprises. The package is valid for 13th to 15th February including breakfast and evening meals including a gourmet Portuguese dinner with matching wines-and a traditional candlelit meal with live music and a champagne toast. The package also includes two aromatherapy massages an in-room hot bath ritual and access to the pool and Jacuzzi at Carmo’s spa. Additional nights are offered at a 15% discount. 

A Sweet Valentine’s on the French Riviera at Hôtel Juana

Hôtel Juana, Juan Les Pins, France

Nestled amidst a pine tree forest and just steps away from the Mediterranean, the Art Deco styled Hôtel Juana is a wonderfully understated hotel, ideal for a romantic getaway, close to both the beach and the chic town of Antibes. SLH’s Sweet Valentines package allows couples experience the glamour and romance of the French Riviera with a night’s accommodation on Saturday 14th February, a special Valentine dinner in the hotel’s trendy new restaurant “Bistrot Terrasse”, homemade chocolates on arrival and breakfast the following day. And with a new cocktail invented every week by the famous barman, there’s bound to be a special Valentine’s tipple to finish off the weekend. 

Pillow talk and afternoon tea throughout February

The Ampersand Hotel, London, UK

The Ampersand Hotel in London’s South Kensington is serving a dedicated Valentine’s Afternoon Tea as the perfect indulgent treat for two. Served in the romantic setting of the hotel’s Drawing Room, the tea will include freshly baked white chocolate heart-shaped scones, savoury gougères and a selection of other romance-inspired sweet pastries. For the whole month of February, The Ampersand is also inviting guests to personalise their pillows with a special message or image for a unique Valentine’s gift. The hotel will print a design of your choice onto two crisp white pillows, ready to surprise your other half when they’re about to lay their head for the night. The service is available 1st – 28th February (a minimum of one week’s notice must be given for production). 

Champagne-filled weekend at a French château

Château de l’Ile, Strasbourg, France

For the archetypal Valentine’s treat in a 19th century castle, complete with an extravagant French candlelit meal, live music, indulgent spa treatment and plenty of Champagne, look no further than Château de l’Ile.
The enchanting castle sits in parkland on the banks of the sleepy River Ile and is a wonderful setting to while away a romantic few days. The one night Romantic Valentine’s Break offered by SLH includes a four course dinner of exquisite local French fare with Champagne and live music, ½ bottle of Champagne in the room, buffet breakfast and a spa treatment in the Asian Villa spa, which also has a sauna, Hamman and swimming pool. 

Exclusive offer only available to book on Valentine’s Day

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, Santorini, Greece
Although Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites in Santorini will be closed for Valentine’s Day itself, the hotel is offering a very special package that will only be available to book on 14th February. Exclusive to slh.com, the package offers an upgrade to a Honeymoon Suite when three nights in a superior suite is booked and will also include a complimentary catamaran sailing experience and a dinner for two (excluding beverages).
Sculpted into the volcanic rocks and overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea, the idyllic retreat offers some of the most romantic accommodation on the Greek island. Couples can choose to soak in their own Jacuzzi on the terrace of the Honeymoon Suite, relax by the infinity edge pool or enjoy an al fresco dinner watching one of the world’s most spectacular sunset - what a Valentine’s Day present! 


Rejuvenating Balinese break 

L Hotel Seminyak Bali, Indonesia

The focus at L Hotel Seminyak Bali is on ultimate relaxation, rejuvenation and re-energizing, making it a peaceful retreat to spend some quality time with a loved one over Valentine’s weekend. With SLH’s Valentine Package, guests will experience the therapeutic and restorative qualities of the island with a Balinese massage and special Indonesian Valentine’s dinner in the cosy restaurant Lola, featuring the aptly-named Love Bar for an intimate after dinner cocktail. Every guest is assigned a personal butler on arrival, dedicated to servicing their every need during their stay, while guests on the Valentine package will also receive special romantic gifts and amenities in their room. 


Hong Kong highlights at Lanson Place Hotel

Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong

Lanson Place Hotel is a stylish urban hideaway perfectly placed to discover the buzz of the city, yet sitting in a quiet corner in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district so couples can find respite to enjoy each other’s company in between exploring the city sights. For the whole month of February, SLH’s Valentine’s Package offers couples a complimentary upgrade, a special HK$500 dining voucher to spend on a romantic dinner out in one of the renowned restaurants close to the hotel, a welcome hamper and a bottle of Prosecco. 


My Funny Valentine in the Caribbean

The Bannister Hotel, Samana, Dominican Republic

The intimate Bannister Hotel has all the ingredients for an unforgettable Valentine’s break, nestled between the mountains and the sea on the Samana Bay coastline on the north east of the Dominican Republic. The two night My Funny Valentine package with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) offers couples an automatic upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean View Suite, from where they can enjoy the views of the Bay of Samana and admire the stunning yachts in the on-site marina. The package includes breakfast each morning at the hotel’s Le Deauville Restaurant, and a three course romantic dinner with a glass of sparkling wine at the infamous Café del Mar, the first one in America, plus a romantic surprise… 

Lover’s Escape on the golden sands of Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Sitting along the palm-lined boulevards of Florida’s elegant Palm Beach, the historic Chesterfield Hotel offers couples the perfect combination of beach, city, nightlife and award-winning dining for a Floridian romance. SLH’s Lover’s Escape package at The Chesterfield Hotel includes a bottle of Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a single red rose on arrival, a romantic turndown with rose petals and candles, and English breakfast the following morning.