Sunday is a day of rest... but there is always fresh dates and fragrant milk
February 8, 2009 9:04 AM
Sunday is a day of rest but, Valentines Day is next Saturday so you better get moving. Here are a couple of dream destinations that might just take your fancy!
On the eastern shore of the Bosphorus stands the former 19th century governors mansion which has been newly renovated and thus transformed into the A'jia Hotel
. This boutique hotel boasts dramatic water views and romantic terrace dinning. Perfect for a romantic weekend get away due to its secluded location the A'jia hotel is approximately forty minutes from the city centre. The A'jias impressive interior and tranquil atmosphere is an ideal Valentine's Day rendezvous.
If Istanbul is not your thing then what about a Riad in Morocco? Hence, the Riad Maison Bleue
is a 19th Century house that formerly belonged to an eminent judge and professor of theology. Lavishly restored it consists of three interconnecting courtyards. Boasting thirteen lush rooms, opulent spa, smoking salon and restaurant the Riad Maison Bleue is an ideal romantic retreat.
There is a dazzling Adalucian patio with an equally impressive pool where you are greeted on arrival with fresh dates and a bowl of fragrant milk. The furnishing is an eclectic blend of specially designed modern pieces with rare antiques which 'work together in fashionable harmony'. With over thirty members of staff to cater to your every whim the Riad Maison Bleue is not only and ideal Valentines destination but also a unique taste of Moroccan living.