If you are looking for a romantic idyll, stay away from the old time classics with romancing crowds, and head to less popular but equally romantic destinations. From countryside charm in Canada to champagne celebrations in Sydney, here are the most romantic hotels around the world!
Skip the romance ridden Rome and Venice, and head to the capital of culture 2019, Matera. Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita with its eighteen rooms is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site Sassi quarters, a network of settlements and churches carved into a rock. The cavernous rooms are candlelit and the atmosphere oozes of once-in-a-lifetime romance.
Set in a secluded estate near Quebec, Manoir Hovey stands by Lake Massawippi. The surrounding thirty acres of woods and English gardens create a charmingly romantic countryside feel and the stylish rooms feature fireplaces in this cosy getaway.
Mint tea, rose petals and purple sunsets over the Atlas Mountains: romance is in the air in Kasbah Tamadot! Owned by the business mogul Richard Branson, Kasbah Tamadot’s twenty eight rooms are individually decorated with antiques around the world. Relax with different spa treatments, cooking courses or just soak in the romantic atmosphere of the surrounding mountains.
Former house of the Great Gatsby creator F. Scott Fitzgerald, this sleek French Riviera hotel dazzles with a style familiar from the Roaring Twenties. With its Art Deco Fitzgerald Bar, Hôtel Belles Rives is a spot for romancing for those who enjoy sipping on smashing cocktails in an old world piano bar.
Kyoto’s historic streets with cherry trees, geishas and old tea houses are full of romance. Suiran is located in the bamboo-clad Arashiyama district and rises on the banks of Hozugawa River: this is a hotel for romantic explorers! The harmonious rooms include cedar- and bamboo-encased onsen baths and the view across the river gives to Unesco-listed shrines and a lush bamboo forest.
Bali’s luxurious Mulia hotel is the ultimate place for rest, relaxation and romance. Surrounded by clear blue sea on the other and lush palm trees on the other side, Mulia whisks away into a dreamy paradise mode in a heartbeat.
Sofitel Sydney is for those in search for a sleek city stay for a romantic break. Choose a room with a view over the sassy Sidney, enjoy the ultimate vista over Darling Harbour from the roof top pool or cheer to romance in Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar.
For the lovers of old world romance, Governors’ Il Moran Camp offers some of Africa’s most nostalgic accommodation. The luxurious tents are hidden under Kenya’s ancient trees and the balconies offer romantic nooks to admire the nature around. The highlight are the candlelit dinners overlooking the majestically gliding Mara River.
Experience tango and tenderness in Buenos Aires’s fabulously retro Home Hotel. Located in the trendy Palermo district, Home Hotel is a perfect base for romantic strolls around Buenos Aires’s cafés, bars and alleyways. Alternatively, Home Hotel’s spa treatments and pool garden with humming birds and jasmine trees might lure into luxurious romancing at the hotel.
For starry nights and romantic remoteness, head to the Arctic TreeHouse hotel in the Finnish Lapland. Located on the Arctic Circle but easily accessible from Rovaniemi, Arctic TreeHouse is an epitome of a romantic getaway – with a possibility of Northern Lights!