A south London hotel is promising a new Valentine's package for couples on a budget. Complete with four-poster, 'bubbles' and chocolate, writes Jennifer Newton for the Daily Mail
Forget luxurious lodgings in Paris or Venice, the ultimate Valentine's Day hotel package has arrived in Croydon, south London.
Bear with us.
Sure, Croydon isn't often thought of as a wooing hot spot, but easyHotel has changed all that, because at its property there couples can transform their budget room into a love nest courtesy of a self-assembly four-poster bed they can hire for just £5 (around $10). What's more, for an extra £3 ($6) the hotel will throw in a bottle of fizz - Fanta, that is - and a Terry's Chocolate Orange.
The 25kg pack can be hired from reception and folds out into a pink canopy with orange chiffon-effect netting.
The Fanta, meanwhile, comes in the form of a litre bottle. What else?
Jorge Rodriguez, 'romantic experience coordinator' at easyHotel, said: 'There's no beginning to the steps we will take to add extra romantic touches to our guests' experience at easyHotel.
'For £5, and with a little imagination and a bit of elbow grease, guests can transform their rooms into romantic havens.
'This, combined with the bedside bottle of bubbly, will no doubt be irresistible for some.'
The DIY four-poster feature is being run out on a trial basis at the hotel in Croydon, which the company says is just as romantic as the city of love.
It claims: 'Croydon, famed for its cultural life, parks, evocative street names and world-class cuisine, is often compared to Paris as a leading European romantic destination.'
EasyHotel's flagship Croydon hotel has been undergoing refurbishment, with major improvements to décor, beds, bathrooms and finishing touches, such as the bedside integrated USB charging points.