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10 Tips for enjoying a romantic hotel break

10 Tips for enjoying a romantic hotel break

Spark romance amidst ancient woodlands and charming villages with a getaway to the New Forest. Nestled within this idyllic landscape lies the New Forest Collection, a treasure trove of characterful hotels, each designed to whisk you away on a love-filled adventure.

Imagine cosy nights with crackling fireplaces, candlelit dinners of fresh, local cuisine, and luxurious well-being treatments for two. 

The New Forest Collection offers a diverse range of hotels, from traditional country houses exuding timeless elegance to contemporary havens nestled within beautiful gardens. Every setting guarantees intimate moments and breathtaking backdrops for your romantic escape.

A romantic hotel break to the New Forest is certain to light a spark and keep the loving fires burning in your relationship. Whether it’s a Valentine’s escape, a romantic weekend treat, or a celebration to share, the New Forest Collection will be the ideal setting. 

Choose the right location:
Select a hotel in a romantic and serene location. Whether it’s a beachfront, mountain retreat, or charming cityscape, the setting can significantly enhance the romantic ambience.

Upgrade your room:
Consider upgrading to a suite or a room with special amenities like a private balcony, jacuzzi, or a breathtaking view. It adds an extra touch of luxury to your stay.

Arrive early:
Arriving early allows you to make the most of your time at the hotel. Take advantage of the facilities, such as the spa, pool, or other recreational activities, before settling into your room.

Plan a surprise:
Surprise your partner with something special, whether it’s a bouquet of flowers, a handwritten note, or a small gift waiting in the room. It adds an element of excitement and thoughtfulness.

Unplug and connect:
Turn off electronic devices and focus on each other. Quality time without distractions can deepen your connection and create lasting memories.

Dine together:
Make a reservation at the hotel’s restaurant or explore local eateries. A romantic dinner is a classic way to bond and enjoy each other’s company.

Explore local attractions:
If the hotel is in a new or interesting location, take some time to explore the surroundings together. Discovering new places can be a shared adventure.

Relax and unwind:
Schedule a well-being day or take advantage of any wellness services offered by the hotel. Relaxing activities can help both of you de-stress and enjoy the moment.

Capture the moments:
Bring a camera or use your smartphone to capture the special moments. Photos serve as wonderful reminders of your romantic getaway, allowing you to reminisce in the future.

Staying at NFC

If a romantic New Forest escape sounds like something you’re dying to enjoy, consider an extended stay at none other than the New Forest Collection: a charming group of hotels that boast romance around every corner for you and your partner.

The collection comprises several beautiful hotels in the towns and villages dotted across the New Forest National Park. With the National Park literally on your doorstep, the possibilities of romantic strolls, cute dinners and getting lost in each other’s eyes are endless.

For the ultimate adults-only escape, the romantic Baronial Manor House, Burley Manor is the adults-only retreat. Onsite, you’ll find Temple Spa wellness facilities, an onsite restaurant and gorgeously decorated, comfortable rooms to retire to after a long day of exploring the harms of Hampshire. Burley Manor also boasts picturesque gardens and sits in front of a charming red deer sanctuary where you can enjoy the sights of roaming deer morning, noon and night. The perfect photo opportunity!

Another gem of the New Forest Collection is the contemporary Georgian townhouse, Forest Lodge. A charming old-world lodge hotel that has been designed with tranquillity in mind. Forest Lodge also boasts an indoor swimming pool and a charming setting to escape everyday life and spend some quality time together.

Bartley Lodge is also located within the National Park and offers its guests 8 acres of gorgeous grounds to roam and explore. This grand, Grade-II listed building offers uniquely designed, nature-inspired rooms, perfect for a much-needed pause and refresh with the one you love most. You’ll have the choice of deluxe rooms, suites, or cosy snugs and lots of opportunities to enjoy the wider area at your leisure.

For a slightly more cosy place to rest your head, the beautiful Beaulieu Inn provides an abundance of elegant country charm. The peaceful garden rooms, beautiful interiors and panoramic views make this space a hub of relaxation and romance. The Drift country pub is also just a stone’s throw away, providing the perfect setting for a cosy dinner snuggled by the fireplace.

You won’t have to travel far during your stay as each of the New Forest Collection hotels has its own onsite bars and restaurants where you can enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner without having to travel far. At each restaurant, you’ll find an abundance of dining options, as well as lovely views. From delicious Sunday lunches to charming Afternoon Tea, homemade pizzas, and traditional pub classics made from locally sourced ingredients, the New Forest Collection will certainly provide the perfect setting for a romantic hotel break.

Should you require any other little romantic touches to surprise your partner and make their stay as special as possible, please contact us directly and we will do our best to assist.

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