Husbands, take note. This is how to do a surprise getaway
Oh Cheryl. We knew you'd hit the jackpot when God was handing out the hair and the skin and the dimples, but it looks like you've scored big on the man front as well. Your beau Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini has only taken you to the classiest, most chic hotel in the world for your first anniversary, and how do we know? Because we were lucky enough to be there ourselves last week. So what's it actually like inside Cheryl's romantic paradise? InStyle can give you the lowdown... Here are four things we know Mrs Fernandez-Versini would have adored about the Hotel Grand Tremezzo in Italy's super glam Lake Como.
1. The hotel's insanely cool 'Water on Water' floating pool that Cheryl was snapped next to. It's been voted one of the world's best pools, and is set right on the lake and there are super luxe giant white cushions to lounge on (no Falaraki fights over sun beds here). The water is quite bracing, but we were happy to just sit poolside sipping one of the hotel's signature frozen lime daquiris.
2. The Espa goodies in the beautiful marble bathrooms, as well as the fluffiest, comfiest robes ever. Best of all? The magnifying backlit make up mirrors which we spent hours getting selfie-ready in. We were also big fans of the complimentary chilled Prosecco waiting for us in our room when we arrived - served in glasses (flutes are a no no in Italy, FYI).
3. We couldn't help but notice Cheryl went on a boat tour, and probably would have gone to Bellagio, the picturesque local town on the other side of the lake which gets lit up like Disneyland every night, or even the Villa Balbionello where Casino Royale and Star Wars were filmed. We didn't hire a private boat, but the ferry was an Asda priced 9 Euros.
4. The antique sweet table in the hotel lobby. After a hard day's sunbathing we loved grabbing handfuls of fizzy cola bottles and marshmallows from the complimentary sugar treats in giant glass jars, and only balked when one of the staff said politely - but pointedly - "yes, the children love these sweets". Whoops.
Looking for more luxury hotel inspiration? Check out the Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo.