Valentine’s Day at the Green House Hotel

Here’s one thing we’ve learned about Valentine’s Day here at the Green House Hotel, Bournemouth’s most environmentally friendly luxury boutique hotel: it doesn’t have to be complicated.

There’s nothing more romantic than simply being swept away from the everyday for a night or two – especially when it’s to an ultra-luxurious yet super-sustainable boutique hotel by the sea.

It’s all about grabbing yourselves a little intimate “us-time” away from daily life: where better than in a sumptuous boutique hotel room complete with a handmade, super-kingsize bed piled high with organic cotton and goosedown bedding.  Add a genuine, reclaimed Victorian roll-top bath positioned within the bedroom, filled to the top with bubbles, plus a separate en-suite bathroom with huge walk-in shower. Throw in a delicious, lovingly prepared meal à deux in a multi-award-winning, 2 AA-rosette restaurant; a bottle of something fizzy (the finest Dom Perignon given the occasion, perhaps, or for a quirkier choice, maybe a delicious Dorset sparkling rosé delivered to the hotel by electric vehicle?); and finish with a few gorgeous details, like some fresh, handmade chocolates from Chococo, a local Dorset chocolatier, a bunch of roses or a special cocktail.

And there you have it – the makings of the perfect Valentine’s getaway. Just bring the love.

At Bournemouth’s Green House Hotel, Valentine’s Day celebrations start at check in: there’ll be a couple of glasses of prosecco waiting for you at reception. After making yourselves thoroughly at home in your room, you’ll be welcomed for an intimate Valentine’s meal at Arbor, proud holder of 2 AA rosettes (one of only a small handful of restaurants in Bournemouth to do so). Arbor can also justifiably lay claim to being Dorset’s number-one spot for eating out, having received the Dorset Tourism Awards gold trophy now for three years in a row.

Arbor’s à la carte menu is full of innovative, precision-cooked food made with passion every day of the year (and we mean that quite sincerely). Head Chef Andy Hilton ensures only seasonal, lovingly sourced, top-quality produce makes its way into his dishes: he works flexibly, making what’s on the plate fit around what’s best on the day, especially when it comes to our plentiful, world-class South Coast fish and seafood (well-known aphrodisiacs – just saying…).

Neither is Valentine’s Day dinner the right moment to skimp on the wicked desserts – not with our amazing pastry chef Beth in the house. Beth spends her life thinking up ever more (dare we say it?) sexy ways to lure the healthiest diners down the path of temptation. Take her Coffee Caramel Fondant with Baileys Ice Cream. It’s a classic velvety chocolate fondant filled with gooey salted coffee caramel, served alongside a boozy dollop of ice cream made from everyone’s favourite whiskey cream liqueur – the perfect contrast of hot and cold. Naughty enough for you?

So what are you waiting for – get it booked! The Green House Hotel’s large double rooms –  which have the original reclaimed Victorian roll top bath within your room as well as a super king bed (6ft), 32” LED flat screen TV, Bose sound dock, luxurious goose down duvets and crisp white organic bed linen, natural stone bathrooms with large walk-in showers, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers – start at £279.

We’re also serving a special Valentine’s dinner in Arbor from the à la carte menu from 12th – 14th February (we’re taking bookings for romance-themed cocktails);  a Valentine’s Day Sunday lunch from the a la carte lunch menu on 14th  February; and for something a little different, a Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea will also be served on 14th February between 14.30 and 16:30 – with or without champagne or prosecco (this is Beth’s pièce de résistance and no doubt she will be up to her usual tricks!).

Oh, and one more thing: if you are planning on taking this opportunity to pop the question, please get in touch with our events planners in advance – they have oodles of experience in planning the perfect proposal. You only get one chance, so let us help you get it right!

Please call us on 01202 498900 or email to check availability and book your Valentine’s celebration with us.

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