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And we mean that in the nicest possible way, of course. Here’s why a bed scattered with rose petals just isn’t going to cut it this Valentine’s Day…
Once upon a time it was considered a treat to have a kettle in your room. But these days, we want a little more from our own private space. Step forward, Sensatori. This collection of 5-star hotels from Thomson has been designed to fuel the senses. The properties go above and beyond when it comes to delivering luxury – and the rooms are no exception. The upgrade options include everything from swim-up rooms to Jacuzzi™ suites. Here’s our pick of the bunch…
Turkey – Swim-up Rooms
Holidays are one of the few occasions in life you can get away with being as sloth-like as you want. If the thought of traipsing between your room and the swimming pool sounds like a tad too much effort, book a swim-up room. They come with a terrace that grants you direct access to a lazy river exclusive to swim-up guests.
Crete – Private Pool Rooms
You can go from room to pool in nanoseconds with these rooms. In fact, the only effort required involved sliding back the glass doors. Out on your balcony you’ll find a private plunge pool and a pair of cushioned loungers, making it the perfect choice for two. The cherry on the cake is access to the Red Carpet Lounge, with drinks and nibbles part of the deal.
Mexico – Premium Junior Suite
A bottle of fizz is waiting to greet you when you arrive and, from then on, the VIP treatment really ramps up. As a Premium guest you get your own wing of the hotel. The centrepiece is a pool edged by Bali beds, with butlers keeping you in a steady supply of suncream, cooling towels, and fruit kebabs. It does give you a dilemma, though – stay here, or relax in your in-room hot tub?
Sharm El Sheikh – Sensatori Suite
Luxury on a rock star scale – that’s what you can expect with these suites. They come with a separate lounge area and a bedroom with a king-sized bed. But it’s the bounty of extras that make checking out such a wrench. A pair of flatscreens, an iPod dock and a Nintendo Wii are among the high-tech toys. A Jacuzzi™ bath rounds things off with a flourish.
Tenerife – Red Level Deluxe Rooms
These rooms are in the resort’s adults-only wing. This VIP space has an exclusive, waiter-serviced pool area and a lounge perfect for leafing through the day’s newspapers. Guests are also the only ones allowed to have breakfast at the Red Level restaurant. As for the rooms, they come with pillow menus, plus bathrooms with spa-jet showers and Clarins toiletries.