The World’s 17 Most Romantic Hotels

Take your Valentine to one of the world’s most romantic hotels.

Okay, it may be too late to book your 14th February stay for this year. But you’re never too late to gift your partner a romantic holiday.

In fact, these romantic hotel ideas can be the inspiration you need for a holiday, tomorrow, next month, or this summer.

Our private consultant Tomáš Safarik is a romantic at heart and he guides you through 17 amazing options.

Forestis Dolomites, Italy

Surrounded by lush forests on the slope of Plose Mountain, this calm sanctuary feels separated from the rest of the world.

For adult-only luxury this mountaintop, minimalist marvel will surpass all your expectations.

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Museum Hotel Cappadocia

Sleep inside a living museum, hewn from rock and filled with antiques. Turkey’s only Relais & Chateaux property is a hideaway in a fascinating part of the world.

This boutique wonder has been restored and renovated from ruins, caves and traditional stone homes. It’s intimate and artsy with great service.

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris

Which city is more romantic than Paris? Ruby red geraniums intertwine and dance with crawling vines up the Plaza Athenee’s balconies in a romantic display for the Eiffel tower.

An authentic Parisian experience, highly recommended if you value tradition and astounding views. My tip for Paris’s most romantic hotel.

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Nautilus, Maldives

A remote bohemian hideaway of spotless sands and coconut palms invites you in for a rendezvous of the most exceptional kind.

Ultimate privacy, incredible service and attention to detail, large villas and a spectacular house reef. The most romantic place on these islands.

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Hotel Esencia, Tulum, Mexico

Originally a private home for an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia is completely different to the large chain hotels elsewhere on the Riviera Maya.

The most private and secluded resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Jungle melts into the beach and you have pure barefoot privacy.

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North Island, Seychelles

Welcome to a white sand barefoot wonderland. This is where George Clooney honeymooned and he’s a pretty romantic guy. Prince William and Kate also honeymooned here.

Perfect if you’re willing to pay for the elite private island experience. It’s on another level entirely to the rest of the Seychelles.

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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Abu Dhabi

Cross a lantern-lined bridge, pass through an arched gateway and enter one of the world’s most spellbinding resorts. It’s remote, really remote, surrounded on all sides by a sea of sand.

Live out your Lawrence of Arabia fantasy then get a hot stone massage. It’s far more romantic than the regular high-end city stays of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Il San Pietro di Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Carved into a sheer rock face overlooking Positano, this is for glamorous people who hold their partner by one hand and have a martini in the other.

One of the world’s most glamorous hotels in a preposterously beautiful setting that has to be seen to be believed. A real ‘wow’ stay for holidaying couples with cash to splash.

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Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Tranquil, rustic and a world away from the bustle, this is beach luxury with a unique Omani twist. Our travel designer Matty shares his memories of a romantic stay in this magazine article.

This is an opportunity to cherish true seclusion. But who said isolation has to be boring? It’s rustic, chic, super romantic. And you can arrive by paragliding!

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Finca La Donaira Montecorto, Andalusia, Spain

Imagine a remote, 15th-century country house deep in the Andalusian countryside, and you are imagining La Donaira. This is the place to get away from it all.

This hotel is the definition of a luxury Spanish finca.Ride a horse, hike the hills, do a hands-on food and wine class, and indulge in the spa.

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Villa Nai 3.3, Croatia

An island retreat built into an ancient organic olive grove, on a wild Mediterranean island. Just eight ultra-lux suites carved into the hillside, at one with nature. Where the main thing to do is to do nothing at all.

Maybe Europe’s best new ultra-lux retreat, Villa Nai 3.3 is changing opinions about travel to Croatia, especially for couples seeking a quiet romantic getaway.

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Four Seasons Explorer Yacht

Experience the magic of the Maldives from the water itself. For this is island-hopping through paradise, but with an ultra-luxe twist on this ten-room super yacht.

This is an outstanding choice for couples. It’s where our CEO and co-owner Petr Udavsky went on his honeymoon a few years ago.

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Royal Champagne Hotel Spa, France

Vineyards, vineyards, everywhere. You’re looking down on Champagne as the cork pops. Every room has private terraces for toasting to romance. And the spa is superb.

Elegance, relaxation and incredible dining experiences await. You are in Champagne and this hotel wants you to know it, so expect peaceful surroundings and plenty of popped corks.

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Canaves Oia Santorini, Greece

A cliffside oasis offering one of the best views in Santorini, an enticing cave escape where you can completely escape the Santorini crowds.

Relinquish all stresses at this clifftop hideaway. Rooms have intimate cave pools beneath an outcrop of volcanic rock.

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Bürgenstock Resort & Alpine Spa, Switzerland

A spa resort on the hills above Lake Lucerne, this resort actually comprises four hotels – for romance you can’t beat the Burgenstock Hotel.

The Burgenstock Hotel offers incredible lake views and one of the world’s most scenic spas (trust me here).

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Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas

30 rustic villas with private terraces, infinity pools and a butler service. A gorgeous Balinese inspired spa. Lie by a pool with your beloved listening to the call of tropical birds, watching the most sublime island sunsets.

This is a stunning option for couples who want splendid island isolation. I recommend the larger villas as they have direct beach access.

Discover Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas.

Aman Venice, Italy

Aman Venice, Italy – Suite, Alcova Tiepolo

Awake to the lilting song of a passing gondolier drifting upward from the Grand Canal below. Roll over and wonder at the intricacies of the 18th-Century bedroom ceiling fresco above your bed.

Experience a life once exclusively reserved for the Venetian patriciate. One of the most expensive options in Venice but with such opulence it will feel like money well spent.

Discover Aman Venice.

Where will you holiday with your loved one?

These are our 17 favourite romantic hotels, but there are more. It all depends on you. Where do you want to go? Where will you take your loved one?

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