Where is First Dates Hotel filmed 2022?

Series 7 of the Channel 4 show is back and here's how you can visit the First Dates Hotel.

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First Dates Hotel returns for a brand new season with new singletons hoping it will be seventh time lucky for them at finding romance.

Hopefuls have jetted off to the glorious location in search of love with a stay at the" lovingly restored, 18th century hamlet" which is set within "60 acres of scented gardens and olive groves".

If you love shows like Married At First Sight or are obsessed with knowing where filming sets like Crossfire is filmed, or prefer to visit the likes of Emmerdale this First Dates Hotel could be one for you.

And if that isn't enough to make you want to grab your passport and head out there, sit back and tune in to the next episode of the series which airs on Tuesdays, Channel 4 at 9.30pm, while we look at where First Dates Hotel is filmed....

Where is First Dates Hotel filmed?

First Dates Hotel is filmed at the Aquapetra Resort and Spa which is a short driving distance from Parco del Grassano and 10 minutes walk from the city centre of Campania, which is just over an hour's drive (47km) away from Naples, Italy. For those wishing to explore the area, it is also just 1.5km from Ruins of Telese Cathedral, the venue is also 5km away from Dino Park Farm School. 

According to it's website, nearby restaurants, include Yogorino and Sherwood which are 18 minutes walk away. Aquapetra Resort And Spa is located 60 km from Capodichino airport and 450 metres from Terme bus stop.

The show has been filmed at the same location ever since the second series of the hit show aired back in 2018.


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Can you stay at the First Dates Hotel?

Yes, you can stay in the First Dates Hotel. The filming location is an actual working hotel that has its own website and can be booked by anyone wishing to stay there. Whether you're a die hard fan of the show or just fancy a sunshine break in a place noted for its relationships. You can also find the hotel listed on price comparison sites like Booking.com where it currently has a 8.7 review rating and is described as "fabulous".

On its website, the "Telese Terme offers amenities, such as a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool area. Certain rooms have flat-screen television and climate control for your convenience. You can enjoy views of the landscape. You'll find nice touches like a bidet, bath robes and slippers to enhance your stay."

A buffet breakfast is served every day. There is an a la carte restaurant and a poolside bar on site. The hotel has a bar with a spacious terrace and a lounge. 

It teases, "Come relax in an indoor pool as well as massage treatments, a solarium and facials. Aquapetra Resort And Spa provides easy access to such activities as hiking, fishing services and canoeing."

A four/five night break will cost from £1,495, six nights from £1,896 and seven-night break will cost in the region of £2,190 but you will have to be flexible with dates as many are booked up already, it's not available from 1-8 October 2022.

Bedroom example at AQUAPETRA RESORT & SPA

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How do I get on First Dates Hotel?

Fans can apply to go on First Dates Hotel or the main series First Dates via twentytwenty.tv. Applicants will need to fill out a detailed form, including the usual information like name, age, and occupation, as well as lots of details about you “ideal partner”.

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