Got any thoughts on what are the most romantic hotels in the world? You know the old saying money can’t buy you love? Well, that may be true, but I happen to think that money can certainly go some way to creating an atmosphere that allows love to blossom, and one great way to do this is by booking a room in one of the most romantic hotels in the world! Of course, romance and what is romantic is always in the eye of the beholder, but I have selected ten hotels that I think it would be impossible for any individual to not feel the pull of romance in! Without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 of the most romantic hotels in the world!
1. Phulay Bay – Krabi, Thailand
Kicking off my list is the Phulay Bay, a sensational Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Thailand. What are the kinds of facilities and amenities that come to mind when considering romantic luxury? Jumbo king size beds as standard, private plunge pools and an array of exquisite and suggestive Lanna artworks around the resort ate certainly good places to start! One of Phulay Bay’s specialities is organising a day trip to Hong Kong for you and a loved one aboard a traditional Thai longtail boat, a journey where you can enjoy the stunning scenery holding through the Andaman Sea. To top it off, a dedicated butler will go to your private villa and draw a luxurious bath for you while you are enjoying an evening meal at the award winning restaurant, it doesn’t get much better than that!
2. Buddha-Bar Hotel – Prague, Czech Republic
The Buddha-Bar Hotel is a wonderful establishment that uses an Asian interior designed mixed with French colonial influences to produce a memorable and effortlessly romantic stay right in the heart of Prague. Fully aware of the romantic grip that it has on patrons, the Buddha-Bar offers a dedicated romantic getaway package that includes special limousine service to and from the airport, delicious champagne and strawberries upon arrival, a private Jacuzzi to relax in whenever you desire, an amazing hour long massage performed by some of the very best in the business and a stunning three course candlelit dinner prepared by the hotel’s award winning chefs. That’s definitely a way to get in to your loved one’s good books!
3. Viceroy Riviera Maya – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
If you’re looking for ultimate romance in Mexico, then a Royal Villa at the Viceroy Riviera Maya resort is absolutely the way to go! Couples can steal away to their own private sunbathing deck complete plunge pool, outdoor shower and crochet hammock. It’s about as intimate as you can get without being in the comfort of your own home! One of the hotel’s most popular activities for couples is the tequila and ceviche tasting for two, a delightful experience that you can enjoy before returning to your room for a special turndown service. I don’t want to give all the secrets away, but I can say that it involves lots of lanterns, burning incense and rose petals!
4. Royal Hawaiian – Waikiki, Hawaii, USA
The beauty and relaxed nature of Hawaii makes it one of the most perfect places for escaping to romance with your partner, but of all the hotels and resorts on offer, I happen to think that the Royal Hawaiian provides one of the very best romantic experiences. This Luxury Collection Resort in Waikiki, was built during the roaring 20s, and thanks to its vibrant exterior decoration it gained the nickname of the Pink Palace. Placed right at the feet of the famous Waikiki beach, the hotel spoils its guests with luxury accommodation, a state of the art spa and an array of mouth watering local cuisine that is unlike anything you have ever tasted before! Of course, there is a special luxury romance for couples seeking that extra level of luxury. Small, intimate touches like breakfast for two with delicious sparling wine in your own private balcony ensures that any stay at the Pink Palace feels like a second, third, or fourth honeymoon!
5. Toren Hotel – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Romance isn’t all about lounging near a beach you know! It’s impossible to deny that many of Europe’s oldest, most historic cities are so filled with culture and memories that they provide a perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday, and Amsterdam is certainly one such city. Described by all as chic, warm and theatrical, the Toren Hotel is nestled by Amsterdam’s central canal area, and its luscious surroundings make for a truly intimate break away with a loved. The building itself is a glorious historic mansion that dates all the way back to 1618, but don’t let its age fool you in to thinking that you will get anything but the highest luxury during your stay. The hotel is small, with only 38 stylish rooms, many containing private Jacuzzis and a stunning canal view. Thanks to its location, you can enjoy romantic walks to Dam square, the Royal Palace and get some all important shopping done in the city’s luxury districts!
6. W Hotel – Barcelona, Spain
If you aren’t somebody who finds romance in the period décor and history of Amsterdam’s Toren Hotel, then perhaps you will favour the modern, avant-garde splendour of the W Hotel in Barcelona. This contemporary, classy hotel boasts sensational views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the famous city. Couples can choose to unwind together in the Bliss spa, sample world beating cuisine at one of the hotel’s five private restaurants, or simply sip some sultry cocktails outside on the terrace of the dedicated Wet Bar. If you can bear to pull yourselves away from the luxury of the hotel, its prime location means that you can take pleasant, intimate walks along the La Barceloneta boardwalk and experience the trendy clubs and seafood restaurants that can be found along the way.
7. Hotel Danieli – Venice, Italy
You didn’t really think we were going to make a video about romance and not include Venice, did you? The birthplace of Casanova, probably the world’s most notorious lover, Venice simply oozes romance, and one particular establishment that I love is the Hotel Danieli. Perched on the edge of the legendary Venice Lagoon, the hotel is a fabulous 14th century former palace that knows its worth and reputation, offering a plethora of romantic packages for amorous couples to enjoy. Champagne reception, breakfast in bed, five star five course meals, the choices are endless and they are all up to you! And all that without mentioning the simply stunning views that are on offer from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Terrazza Danieli. One you’ve arrived, you’ll never want to leave!
8. Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce – Bruges, Belgium
I don’t know about you, but I think that there is something effortlessly fairy tale about the city of Bruges, and this particular hotel is exactly why! Standing upon the wonderful medieval canal banks of the Belgian city, the mesmerising Relais Bourgondisch Crucye is the absolute epitome of romance. Built in the 16th century, this half timbered, half stained glass creation really is like something out of your favourite classic Disney movie. Due to its exquisite quality, there is no surprise that the hotel is favoured by royalty and the rich and famous, and the boutique establishment really does spoil its guests with sumptuous comfort. Just imagine, dining in an extravagant room with the one that you love, surrounded by original artworks by the likes of Gustav Klimt and Henri Matisse, not to mention the luxury Ralph Lauren linens that await you in your room!
9. Pierre Du Calvet Hotel – Montreal, Canada
It would be fair to say that anything French-sounding seems automatically more romantic than the rest, and though we are not in France, this is the next best thing. Standing since 1725 in the heart of Old Montreal, Quebec, the Pierre du Calvet Hotel feels like something you would see in an adaptation of the Marie Antoinette story! Just steps away from the city’s Old-Port, guests are invited to enjoy the tranquillity of their rooms, each equipped with a private fireplace, exquisite Egyptian linens and stunning mahogany canopy beds. Of course, those looking to go all out for their loved one can enjoy the romance package, featuring an even more deluxe suite, complimentary daily Belgian chocolates and an out of this world five course dinner. Trust me, you will fall in love all over again!
10. Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France
This is it! The most romantic hotel in the world is the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, France! There is only one city in the world where the title of most romantic hotel belongs, and that is without a doubt Paris! The city of love is world famous for its romance and hotels, and the incredible Shangri-La is the pick of the bunch. It’s a stunning palace that was built in 1896, originally the home of the grand-nephew of the famous French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, the Shangri-La is a luxury hotel that boasts some of the very best views of both the Eifel Tower and the Seine that you will find anywhere in the city. If you can bear to tear yourselves away from the opulent luxury of the hotel for even a second, the romance will only continue to build thanks to the proximity to all of Paris’s most prominent museums, boutiques and restaurants. You’ll come away not only more in love with each other, but more in love with Paris than ever before!