…and did you know every Valentine's Day, the celebrated romantic Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1000 heartfelt letters addressed to the ill-fated Juliet?
OK, so admittedly Belfast cannot lay claim to such dreamy star-crossed love stories. Being objective, it has probably not been our forte in past times. When May McFetridge is hailed as a national institution it’s hard not to see why...BUT every love story has to have a beginning. Our once, unchivalrous, unromantic, petrol station flower purchasing Northern Irish bunch are now coming up trumps!
Love will most definitely be in the air this Valentine’s Day in Belfast. Our ‘wee’ city has earned the accolade of being amongst the top ten locations for Valentines getaways (honestly!). Fighting off robust competition from the traditional romantic hot spots such a Venice or Paris, a recent poll by London Gatwick ranked Belfast seventh in the most sought out Valentines destinations. To see the less traditional European city breaks, like Belfast, hitting the spot for Valentine’s Day truly does warm the heart…maybe 2015 will bring our own world famous love story for the history books, only not as condemned as the aforementioned!
This is where Tara Lodge can help make your love story truly blossom! Voted No.1 hotel in Belfast by TripAdvisor consistently since 2007, why would you give your Valentine anything other than the very best? Tara Lodge is an exquisite, 4 star boutique hotel located just off the cosmopolitan Botanic Avenue in the leafy, much sought after, south side of the city. The hotel is surrounded by an abundance of sumptuous restaurants, catering for all tastes & budgets and of course offering the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit meal for two…
Our stylish 4 star rooms offer the ultimate setting for complete relaxation with a little touch of luxury thrown in. The super comfortable pillow top King Koil beds, draped in crisp clean white linen are beautifully complimented by the earth & gold toned soft furnishings and atmospheric lighting to set the mood. The ensuite bathrooms are effortlessly tasteful in contemporary charcoal and white with a Grohe power shower to leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.
Be My Valentine packages at Tara Lodge
Every love story is beautiful but some have that little extra sparkle. This year, why not let Tara Lodge add that extra sparkle as the perfect setting for your Valentines weekend of love... The perfect start to your two night Signature room stay is your loved one opening the door to an exquisite rose petal scattered king-size bed, Champagne chilling on ice & sumptuous hand dipped chocolate strawberries. You can expect nothing less than a night of ultimate romance. The little amorous extras in your room will ensure anything you haven’t thought of, we have! There’s no rush to leave the following morning, after you have savoured every mouthful of our famous a la carte breakfast you can return to your room, curl up and stay cosy for a little bit longer with a 2pm late check-out. You could earn yourself some serious brownie points…
* 2 Nights in a luxurious Signature Double Room
* Rose Scattered King-size Bed
* Chilled Champagne & Hand Dipped Chocolate Strawberries
* Exclusive Tara Lodge Chocolates
* Romance Gifts
* Late Check-out to 2.00pm on day of departure
Cost per person £139.00 based on two sharing a Signature Double. Offer subject to availability. Package fully prepaid at the time of booking; non-transferable nor refundable. These rates cannot be used in conjunction with ant other special offer or promotion.
Top 5 Valentine’s Events in Belfast
There is a great choice of romantic events taking place in Belfast around Valentine’s Day. Here are our top 5 Valentine’s events for 2015:
- Valentine’s Day Special Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute concert at Crumlin Road Gaol with a 4 Course Meal (14th Feb)
- Ulster Orchestra – A Very Special Valentine on 14th February. A programme of timeless romantic classics for Valentine’s Day with one of the UK’s leading conductors Nicholas Collon
- Woo at the Zoo – Ruffed lemurs are red, peacocks are blue, come and enjoy Valentine’s Day at Belfast Zoo (14th & 15th Feb)
- Valentine’s Afternoon Tea on 15th February in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite for a romantic celebration by the Grand Staircase at Titanic Belfast.
- A romantic meal for two at Shu Restaurant set in a fine Victorian terrace on Belfast’s Stylish Lisburn Road.
Contact us today to book a romantic ‘Be My Valentine’ package and enjoy a 2 night stay at in the luxurious Tara Lodge boutique hotel.