With Valentine's Day on the horizon, now's the time to plan a special escape with your loved one. Essex, with its blend of picturesque countryside and charming hotels, is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat. TripAdvisor has helped narrow down the top five best value romantic hotels in Essex, ensuring your Valentine's Day is as enchanting as it is memorable.
First on the list is the Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend-on-Sea. Nestled on the idyllic Thorpe Bay shores, this hotel boasts bespoke furnishings, an AA Rosette restaurant, and rejuvenating spa treatments. With a 4.5-star rating from over 3,000 reviews, it's a beloved spot for both locals and celebrities like Jack Whitehall.
Next is Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa in Orsett, Thurrock. This four-star establishment is set within 12 acres of landscaped gardens, providing 56 luxurious bedrooms. Despite being a modern reconstruction, it retains the grandeur of the original 17th-century building. With a four-star rating from 1,682 reviews, Orsett Hall is a grand choice for your Valentine's Day.
Pontlands Park in Great Baddow offers Victorian charm with its 35 bedrooms and close proximity to Reflections leisure centre. A mere nine-minute drive from the 'most romantic place' to eat in Essex, Vita Bella, Pontlands Park is a gem with a 4.5-star rating from 709 reviews.
For a blend of history and modernity, Wivenhoe House in Colchester is your go-to. With historic suites in the Main House and contemporary rooms in the Garden Wing, it offers a unique experience complemented by classic and modern cuisine. Its balcony rooms offer stunning views, earning it 4.5 stars from 1,100 reviews.
Lastly, Channels Lodge in Chelmsford provides an intimate setting with 21 uniquely designed guest rooms in a converted Tudor house. Just two miles from the city centre, yet with a countryside ambiance, Channels Lodge boasts two restaurants and a five-star rating from 848 reviews.
This Valentine's, let Essex's top hotels, as recommended by TripAdvisor, be the backdrop to your love story.