Great getaways: Valentine’s Day hotel discounts, British Airways Sale, Isles of Scilly and Singapore Airlines fares
Sunday 10 February 2013
Room for two
Hand Picked Hotels, which has 17 country houses across the UK, is offering a range of discounts for stays taken on either 14 or 15 February over Valentine's Day. In Yorkshire, the Crathorne Hall Hotel has an overnight stay for £215 per couple with breakfast, a five-course dinner, cocktails and canapés included. Further south, Woodlands Park Hotel in Surrey has the same for £222 per couple (handpickedhotels.co.uk).
British Airways' "Luxury Seat Sale" ends at midnight tomorrow. You can fly in Club Europe from Heathrow or Gatwick for under £200 return to Berlin, Bordeaux, Zurich or Zagreb. Long haul, three nights in Dubai with first class flights and accommodation at the five-star Fairmont hotel costs £1,379 per person, travelling between 29 March and 6 April (britishairways.com).
The Tresco Estate has a week-long stay on the second-largest of the Isles of Scilly over February half term for £1,000. The deal includes self-catering accommodation at the Sea Garden Cottages, flights from Land's End and transfers between 8 and 25 February for two adults and two children. Bookings via the Island Office: 01720 422849; tresco.co.uk
Singapore Airlines has an interesting range of fares from Heathrow via Singapore to Australia's mainland capitals, if you can book by 11 March: Perth (£790), Adelaide (£795), Melbourne (£840), Darwin (£845), Sydney and Brisbane (both £850). Fares are valid for travel up until 5 December, but typically £230 higher during the northern summer (20 June to 15 August) (singaporeair.com).
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