Treat yourself to a magical winter escape in Europe with pampering spa facilities and sweeping, romantic views. Enjoy tranquil towns and sleepy coastal walks over a short break with these Originals Collection picks.
A winter break on France’s coast
With its wondrous mix of medieval towns and spa resorts, there is nothing finer than a romantic getaway in France during the winter months. For coastal retreats, Brittany hotels by the sea offer classic windswept beaches and dreamy, misty mornings.
For a secluded winter retreat, Hôtel Sport & Spa on France’s isolated Ile d'Ouessant provides morning views stretching out across the Celtic Sea. An all-season indoor pool delivers heated swimming while the centre offers a wealth of wellness activities, from kayaking to yoga. The unspoiled island surroundings feel like the end of the world, the perfect place for a peaceful wintry getaway.
A romantic escape in fairytale Europe
At France’s Saumur in the heart of the Loire Valley, fairytale chateaux and bustling medieval taverns await. Anne d'Anjou is on the riverfront in the shadow of the Chateau de Saumur, boasting spa facilities and a charming wine bar. Enjoy tranquil walks to the cobblestone medieval centre and day trips to snow-dusted castle grounds. Otherwise, enjoy a fairytale winter at Château du Rivau, a stunning medieval fortification with links to Joan of Arc. The suitably regal interiors provide an unforgettable winter vacation fit for a king, with dining in a centuries-old castle courtyard.
Ski chalets burst with activity in winter when there is always more than just skiing on show. At Hotel & Apartments Kirchbühl, guests are treated to towering Bernese Alp views in Switzerland’s treasured Grindelwald area. This magical Swiss chalet hotel hosts indulgent spas and incredible panoramic balcony views of cinematic glacial surroundings. Explore the modern Jungfrau skiing region, enjoy forest hiking trails, or simply rest in the hotel’s scene-stealing restaurant.
Boasting gourmet restaurants, soothing saunas, and a cozy setting to return to after sightseeing, you can enjoy the meditative beaches of Brittany or take in the pistes of Grindelwald this winter. Despite the drop in temperature, these snug stays warm the heart with healthy food and wine. Book a romantic winter escape with an Originals Collection hotel.