Recently, we here at Pirate HQ are finding ourselves living our travel dreams through the guests at the First Dates Hotel. Even though the idea of meeting strangers is a little bizarre currently, we have tracked down the romantic setting of the hit Channel 4 show, so you can start planning your next romantic getaway - once this is all a distant memory!
Now we cannot promise charming maître d Fred or charismatic bartender Merlin, what is available during a stay here are incredible views of the surrounding Italian countryside in a classy setting.
The Aquapetra Resort & Spa lies in the sleepy town of Telese Terme, north of Naples. Housed in a refurbished ancient building, the hotel is the perfect mix of old and modern.
Take a day out to the historical city of Naples, or live it up on the Amalfi Coast - just an hours drive away.
Prefer the hotel from the first series?
Long term fans of the TV show you may recognise the following hotel as the setting of the show during the first series.
The stunning Le Vieux Castillon is set just outside of Nimes in the south of France allowing you a tranquil stay without the buzz of cities like Marseilles and Nice not too far away.
On site at the hotel discover style and elegance inside the rooms and suites. All have been decorated with understates class with a number of luxurious features thrown in for good measure. Grab a drink at the bar and treat yourself to a meal at the on site restaurant and relive the dramas and heart flutters of the program with your own date sitting opposite you.
Fancy a wander off site? The exciting Cote d'Azure is within driving distance.
The hotel offers it's own airport shuttle service - extra fee - just contact them in advance with your flight details to arrange.