The Worlds best romantic boutique hotels
We have picked out five of our favourite romantic hotels that offer stunning locations and luxurious, relaxing surroundings. These hotels are perfect for that romantic getaway or even your honeymoon.
This was a hard one as there are lots of fabulous and romantic hotels in Venice. I love the Gritti Palace as its such a historical and iconic hotel, housed in a beautifully restored 16th centrury palace overlooking the Grand Canal. It has long been popular with celebrities and royaly. Ernest Hemingway once described The Gritti Palace as “the best hotel in a city of great hotels. The hotel has also just recieved a $35milion facelift and is now looking better than ever. All the luxurious rooms and suites are decorated with elegant antiques, Murano glass chandeliers and sumpuous marble bathrooms. For that extra romantic touch book a room with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal.
Cote D’Azur, France
Set high up in the hills overlooking the stunning coastline and the azure waters of the Mediterrranean, the Chateau Eza offers exceptional views and one of the most enchanting locations on the French Riviera. This historic boutique hotel clings to the side of ancient brick walls and with only twelve rooms offers an intimate retreat. The 400 year old chateau was once the residence of a Swedish prince and now offers a luxurious experience for its guests along with a michelin star restaurant. The sumptuous suites have unrivalled views with sun drenched terraces. if you decide to visit the hotel in winter and you can curl up in front of your own open fire.
County Mayo, Ireland
What can be more romantic than staying in a 13th century medieval castle surrounded by manicured gardens and beautiful countryside? Ashford castle has been fully restored and offers guests a chance to stay in elegant luxury in Irelands oldest castle. All the rooms and suites have been individually designed, combining the castle’s traditional features, antiques and fine art with modern luxuries. The hotel offers a selection of services and facilites and has a great spa as well as some excellent dning options including intimate private dining for couples.
The stunning Lake Palace hotel is one of the Worlds most iconic hotels, which seems to float above the glassy waters of Lake Pichola. The hotel can only be reached by boat and the short trip over is one of the most enchanting arrivals at a hotel imagineable. Originally built in 1746 by the Maharana Jagat Singh II as a pleasure palace, it now welcomes guests from all over the World who want to stay in this unique hotel and enjoy elegance of a by-gone era with personal and attentive service. Couples will love candlelit dinners by the lily pond or at the rooftop restaurant. Private butlers will even arrange intimate private dining wherever you choose around the hotel grounds.
Santorini is Greece’s most romantic island with idylic whitewashed villages clinging to steep cliffs that tumble into the crystaline waters below. The views from this vocanic island are what makes the island such a romantic location and one of the best places in the World to watch the sun dip slowly into the sea. The Astra suites is perched high up on the cliffs and has these amazing views from the balcony of your rooms or suite. For that extra touch book a honeymoon jacuzzi suite and enjoy your very private veranda with no prying eyes, where you can sip cocktails in your own jacuzzi with stunning views across the Med. If you dont want to dine in the lovely open air restaurant with those all important views, you can arrange for private dining in the privacy of your room or suite.
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