Romantic Valentine's Day Getaways with Space Hotels
Seduction stimulates the senses: taste, sight, smell and touch. Space Hotels offers ideas and packages for all tastes to create an unforgettable Valentine's Day. Not just strawberries, champagne, candle-lit dinners, spa treatments and massages but also intimate atmosphere, relaxation and lots of special attention. From the magic of Venice to the quietude of Boario Terme to the elegance of Como Lake. From the sparkling, sophisticated cultural life of Rome or Milan to the elegant seaside of Santa Margherita Ligure or Viareggio. From the relaxing spa in Fiuggi to the old world charm of Ragusa. Wherever you may be planning your Valentine's Day getaway, choose a hotel that will pamper you and make you feel special.
A dream dedicated to wellness: the Rizzi Aquacharme Hotel & Spa in Boario Terme
The elegant Rizzi Aquacharme Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to boost your inner energy. The two-storey Aquacharme Wellness Centre is an exclusive environment with a hydromassage pool, a Kneipp hydrovascular circuit, emotional showers, sauna and steam bath with chromotherapy on the ground floor, as well as a relaxation area to optimise the beneficial effects of treatments and enjoy tisanes and healthy snacks. A wide variety of beauty and relaxation treatments is available on the first floor. The hotel has 85 elegant guestrooms and a restaurant with wellness and detox menus, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free items.
"Red Valentine" Package; valid from 9 to 17 February 2013
The package includes: one night in a classic double room with breakfast; an in-room "Love Welcome" gift (a small bottle of Bruno Paillard Champagne with a bowl of strawberries); a candle-lit themed dinner; one two-hour admission per person to the Aquacharme Spa; one aromatic red-fruit body peeling per person; one 30-minute "heart of butter" massage per person; one special Aquacharme gift per couple.
Package price: 180.00 euros per person. Exclusive offer: a 10.00-euro charge per person for upgrade to an "exclusive" room and option to request breakfast served in-room at no extra charge.
Cuisine and seduction: the Hotel Saturnia & International in Venice
The Hotel Saturnia & International is strategically located in central Venice near "Piazza San Marco", the Fenice Theatre and the Guggenheim Museum. Its renowned restaurant, "La Caravella", has been one of Venice's best restaurants since 1963 and offers local specialities in an elegant, romantic ambiance with excellent service.
On the evening of Valentine's Day, a special dinner inspired by "Casanova" will be served in the restaurant's "Cortile" room. The themes are "good cuisine is an art that seduces, surprises and inebriates" and "Eros begins at the table". The magic atmosphere of the evening will be created by good food, excellent wine and an actress reading a text on the seduction of taste (in Italian).
Valentine's Day Menu at "La Caravella" Restaurant
"Le delizie dell'anfitrione" - Asparagus mousse on a bed of crunchy grains and oysters with a spring flower salad;
"Le radici del buongustaio" - Ricotta raviolini with herbs, truffles and pomegranate;
"Le leccornie del viaggiatore" - Beef filet with horseradish, herbs and artichoke hearts;
"Le consolazioni del filosofo" - Chocolate mousse with orange-flavoured ladyfingers and red peppercorns;
Biscotti and chocolates.
Wine pairings: Prosecco DOC (Masottina, Treviso); Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Livio Felluga, Eastern Hills) 2007; Ramandolo (Dri) 2008.
Dinner price: 115.00 euros per person, beverages included.
Romantic Lake View: the Hotel Metropole & Suisse au Lac in Como
This elegant hotel is located in a 19th
-century heritage building right on the lake. On the promenade in front of the Metropole Suisse is where the ferry and hydrofoil depart for the centre of the lake and the Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio and the Villa Balbianello in Lenno. To enjoy a view of the lake from above, there is a cable car that goes up to Brunate; from there one can hike along the Bellagio promontory. There is also the famous "AeroClub" that offers panoramic flights in hydroplanes. A must-see is the nearby Chocolate Museum.
"Valentine's Day" Package; valid from Friday 8 to Saturday 16 February 2013
The package includes: one night in a lake-view double room with breakfast; a welcome bottle of champagne; a dinner for two people at the hotel's "Imbarcadero" restaurant; free use of the hotel sauna; Wi-Fi.
Package price: 160.00 euros for one night all-inclusive; 250.00 euros for two nights.
Valentine's Day and Shopping: the Hotel Dei Cavalieri in Milan
The Hotel dei Cavalieri is the perfect hotel to stay at when visiting Milan because it is with walking distance of tourist attractions and the shopping district. It is located in the city centre just 300 metres from "Piazza Duomo" and near the "Teatro Alla Scala" and the "Fashion Quadrilateral". The terrace on the tenth floor has a restaurant with a splendid view of the city.
Valentine's Day Menu
The menu includes: an aperitif on the terrace with a flute of spumante and canapés followed by a fish-based or meat-based menu. Fish menu: salad of oranges, fennel, black olives and oregano; risotto with scampi and citrus fruit; turbot with artichokes and orange sauce. Meat menu: grana padana shavings with chicory and Bresaola; meat tortelloni in a walnut sauce; beef medallions with brie fondue and duchess potatoes; pink grapefruit and lime sorbet; St. Valentine cake and coffee with heart-shaped sweets.
Menu price: 110.00 euros per couple.
Valentine's Day and pampering at the seaside: the Hotel Metropole in Santa Margherita Ligure
This historic hotel has been run by the same family for four generations and is one of the most prestigious in the Gulf of Tigullio. It is located near the promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure and is an excellent starting point for day trips to the "Cinque Terre", Portofino and Genova. Its restaurant faces onto the park and serves both local and international cuisine. The hotel also has a wellness centre with a spa, Turkish bath, gym, massage room and physiotherapy services.
Valentine's Day Special; valid from 28 January to 28 February 2013
The special includes: two nights in a double room; full buffet breakfast; a four-course dinner with local specialities in the hotel restaurant (beverages excluded); an in-room gift of chocolates and a bottle of Italian spumante; one 30-minute relaxing massage per person; a discount on other massages; use of the fitness centre with Turkish bath and gym.
Special rate for the "Romantica" room in the "Villa Porticciolo" is 288.00 euros.
Special rate for a room with balcony in the main building is 360.00 euros.
February of love: the Hotel Plaza & De Russie in Viareggio
The Hotel Plaza & De Russie, which is located right on the promenade of Viareggio, maintains its old world charm with its salons decorated in select marble, Murano glass chandeliers and period furniture.
Its 51 guestrooms are simply and elegantly decorated with parquet floors, travertine bathrooms and offer all the expected comforts. The hotel has a roof garden restaurant, "La Terrazza", with a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Versilian Coast and Apuan Alps. Local activities include day trips to the art cities of Pisa and Lucca, playing golf or horseback riding in the nearby pinewood.
"February of Love" Package; valid from 1 to 28 February 2013
The package includes: two nights in a superior double room with breakfast; breakfast served in-room at no extra charge; newspaper of choice delivered in-room daily; one before dinner aperitif with hot and cold hor d'oeuvres served in the bar; a dinner at the panoramic "La Terrazza" restaurant (four-courses, beverages included); an in-room welcome bottle of Prosecco with strawberries and chocolates; an in-room welcome bouquet of flowers; option for dinner on the second night with a 20% discount on the a la carte menu and wine list; late check-out at 2:00 pm (depending on availability); parking included.
Rate per person in a superior double room is 200.00 euros.
Cool design and atmosphere: the Black Hotel in Rome
The Black Hotel is one of the most original and innovative design hotels in Rome. It is tastefully decorated both inside and out and offers a welcoming, elegant atmosphere and great attention to detail. The rooms are decorated with original furnishings, natural materials and contemporary art.
"Valentine's Day" Package; valid from 13 to 14 February 2013
The package includes: one night in a double room for two people; full buffet breakfast; a candle-lit dinner for two people in the hotel restaurant.
Package price is 150.00 euros. An extra night in a double room with breakfast is 75.00 euros.
Art and nature in the romantic Roman hills: the Hotel Villa Vecchia in Frascati
The Hotel Villa Vecchia is nestled in a splendid park and located amongst the "Castelli Romani" [Roman Castles] near the town of Frascati. The terrace offers a magnificent view of Rome and the restaurant serves gourmet cuisine under 16th
-century vaults designed by the famous Mannerist architect Giacomo Barozzi, known as Vignola.
"Valentine's Day" Package
The package includes: one night in a deluxe double room with in-room breakfast and an aphrodisiac aperitif for 90.00 euros. Option to have a candle-lit dinner at an extra charge.
Valentine's Day in the heart of Campania: Hotel Dei Cavalieri La Reggia in Caserta
The Hotel Dei Cavalieri La Reggia is an elegant hotel in the centre of Caserta. It is an excellent starting point for day trips to the famous Amalfi coast, Capri, Ischia, Procida, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Naples, as well as guided visits to the Royal Palace. Its restaurant, "Tenuta San Domenico in City", offers an elegant menu that is a re-interpretation of traditional Mediterranean dishes using the same original ingredients. To go sightseeing, tourists can hire cars (with or without a driver), bicycles or use the local taxi service.
"Valentine's Day at Cavalieri" Package
The package includes: one night in a double room with breakfast; in-room welcome gift of champagne, chocolates and flowers; dinner in room or at the hotel's "San Domenico City" restaurant.
Package price: starting from 75.00 euros per person in a standard room.
Poggio del Sole Resort
The Poggio del Sole Resort is located on the road from the city of Ragusa to the seaside and dominates the beautiful high plain. It is the perfect starting point for visiting the splendid Val di Noto area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex was created from the complete renovation of an elegant estate including its villa and typical rural buildings. It is now a welcoming, comfortable design hotel with a restaurant, lounge bar, conference area and spa.
"Relax in love" Package; valid from 11 to 17 February 2013
The package includes: one night in a double room; an in-room welcome gift; full buffet breakfast; one four-course dinner (half bottle of water and glass of wine included); one couple's wellness circuit; one 25-minute relaxing massage; a parking spot in garage (depending on availability); free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Package price per couple in a classic room: without massage 155.00 euros; with massage 195.00 euros.
About Space Hotels
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