Netting a Bargain: Special offers on St Valentine's Day hotel stays

Jonathan Campbell rounds up the best deals on the web and the high street

Hastings Hotels St Valentine's Day overnight stays with dinner, bubbly and breakfast start from £85 per person sharing

- HASTINGS Hotels is offering some special St Valentine's Day breaks. From February 9 to 17 you can get an overnight stay with dinner for two, a glass of bubbly and a full Irish breakfast the next morning from £85 per person sharing. The hotels starting from £85 are the Stormont in Belfast and the Everglades in Derry. Ballygally Castle in Co Antrim starts at £90. The Europa in Belfast starts at £95. The Slieve Donard in Newcastle starts at £125. The Culloden Estate and Spa in Cultra starts at £150. (All prices are per person sharing.)

- Staying in for dinner this St Valentine's Day? Marks & Spencer is doing a £20 meal deal for two which includes starters, mains, sides, desserts, a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates. Starters include Coquilles St Jacques, gastropub runny Scotch egg and Scottish mussels. Main courses include rump steak with peppercorn sauce, gastropub duck a l'orange or sirloin steak. The deal is available from February 9 to 14. Until January 30 the usual £10 deal applies. See (Image for illustration only.)

- Asda's competing with a £15 meal deal, available from February 8 to 15. You get a starter, main, two sides, dessert and a bottle of wine. Starter options include a continental meat platter, Cornish Camembert and all-butter cherry tomato and mozzarella tartlets. Mains include beef Wellington, rump steaks or sirloins, lamb shanks and butterflied seabass.

- Order St Valentine's Day flowers from before midnight on February 2 and you can get 15 per cent off. Use the code EARLYBIRD18 at the checkout stage.

- Debenhams Beauty Card holders can get a bonus £10 worth of points when spending £50 or more on beauty and fragrance. Normally you collect £1.50 worth of points on that spend. The website states that terms and conditions apply but does not provide details anywhere obvious. Find out more about Beauty Club at

- Maplin has some of its batteries for half price again - and if you buy enough, you can get a free £5 voucher when you reserve them online for collection in store. Pick up 40 extra-long-life alkaline AA or AAA batteries for £7.49; 12 AAs and 8 AAAs for £4.99; or 40 AAs and 20 AAAs for £9.99. Spend £10 or more on goods from (paying online or in store) and when you collect them you'll get the voucher. No end date has been specified.


Details accurate at time of going to print. Offers subject to availability. If you see a TinyURL link in this article, it’s just a convenient way of redirecting you to a web page that would otherwise have a long address.

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