Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the World
Forget the heart-shaped tub and ’70s-style waterbed. Today, hotels celebrate romance with style and sophistication. If you’re lusting for a passionate big city getaway with chic amenities and tailored comfort, this list of 10 romantic hotels around the world will make you fall in love all over again.
1. Shangri-La Hotel - Paris, France
Have you ever dreamt about a romantic interlude at a historical palace in Paris? Rise and shine, Cupid! Your fantasy can become reality at the Shangri-La Hotel. This striking palace built in 1896 was once the home to the grand-nephew of the French emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, this luxury hotel welcomes the world with its exhilarating room and restaurant views of the Eiffel Tower and La Seine. Indulge in the hotel's opulent facilities or explore the many prominent museums, restaurants and boutiques that dot the picturesque streets nearby.
(Photo courtesy of © Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts)
2. Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel - Venice Italy
The birthplace of Casanova - a man notorious for his amorous conquests - Venice is a must-see for all romantics. If your heart's desire is a room overlooking Venice's iconic waterfront, visit the stunning Hotel Danieli. Perched on the edge of the Venice Lagoon, this 14th century former palace embraces love with several enticing romantic packages - Champagne, breakfast in bed, a five-course meal - the choice is yours. Or simply delight in the breathtaking views from the hotel's rooftop restaurant, Terrazza Danieli.
(Photo courtesy of © the Hotel Danieli, the Luxury Collection)
3. The Greenwich Hotel - New York City, United States
Romantics searching for a Manhattan escape - look no further. Located in hip TriBeCa, this Robert De Niro-owned property attracts a well-healed crowd that appreciates its privacy and the finer things in life. Not famous? You don't have to be a celebrity to receive the star treatment. The Greenwich offers impeccable service and complimentary amenities to all. Its welcoming, homespun Italian vibe creates the perfect venue for a romantic break. Take advantage of the hotel's fantastic location - soak up the scenery of the Hudson River Greenway, or tempt yourself with the abundance of funky restaurants and designer boutiques nearby.
(Photo courtesy of © The Greenwich Hotel)
4. Pierre du Calvet Hotel - Old Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Pierre du Calvet Hotel is a romantic hideaway in the heart of Old Montréal. Built in 1725, this elegant boutique hotel sits only steps away from the city's Old-Port, and the many captivating, historical attractions that make Montréal so beloved. Guests can take delight in the luxurious tranquility of rooms equipped with fireplaces, Egyptian linens and mahogany canopy beds. Dine on the hotel's exquisite cuisine while sampling a fine vintage from the impressive wine cellar. And for a special treat, be sure to check out their romance package featuring a deluxe suite, Belgian chocolates and a five-course dinner.
(Photo courtesy of © Pierre du Calvet Hotel)
5. W Hotel Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
Lovers of avant-garde design will fall under the spell of the W Hotel in Barcelona. This modern gem features awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean and the city. Unwind together in the famous Bliss spa, sample culinary delights within the hotel's five restaurants, or sip cocktails outside on the sultry terrace of W's Wet Bar. Guests can also make the most of the W's location by enjoying the sights along La Barceloneta boardwalk to Puerto Olímpico where trendy seaside restaurants and clubs reside.
(Photo courtesy of © W Barcelona)
6. Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce - Bruges, Belgium
Stood upon the medieval canal banks of Bruges, the enchanting Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce is the epitome of romance. Built in the 16th century, its half-timbered, stained glass façade gives a hint of the exquisite experience in store for its visitors. Favoured by royalty, and the rich and famous, this boutique hotel spoils the senses with sumptuous comfort. Delicious meals, original artwork by Henri Matisse and Gustav Klimt, and decadent Ralph Lauren linens await its fortunate guests.
(Photo courtesy of © Relais Bourgondisch Cruyce)
7. Buddha-Bar Hotel - Prague, Czech Republic
Asian interior design mixes with French colonial influences in this stunning new hotel in the heart of historic Prague. Like the city it calls home, the Buddha-Bar Hotel radiates romance. Couples desiring a passionate experience should partake in the hotel's romantic getaway package: limousine service to and from the airport, champagne and strawberries upon arrival, a 3-course candlelit dinner, a private Jacuzzi, and an hour-long massage.
(Photo courtesy of © Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague)
8. Toren Hotel - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chic, theatrical and warm - the Toren Hotel nestled within Amsterdam's central canal area offers lush surroundings for all romantic tastes. Housed in a historic mansion dating back to 1618, the Toren boasts 38 stylish rooms, many with Jacuzzis, or a canal view. The scenic location allows visitors to enjoy romantic strolls to Dam square, the Royal Palace and the city's luxurious shopping destinations.
(Photo courtesy of © The Toren Hotel, Amsterdam)
9. Park Hyatt Istanbul - Istanbul, Turkey
Historic art deco design, cutting edge fashion and a romantic setting come together in the stunning Park Hyatt Istanbul. Situated in the trendy Nisantasi shopping and residential area of Istanbul, the hotel has graced the city's skyline since 1922. With Gucci and Armani boutiques trading on site, guests are guaranteed a fashionable 5-star experience. Luxurious rooms, decadent dining and the sensuous open-air pool/lounge of The Terrace make the Park Hyatt Istanbul a memorable romantic escape.
(Photo courtesy of © Park Hyatt Istanbul, Maska Palas)
10. Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort - Waikiki, Hawaii, United States
Built during the roaring '20s, the Royal Hawaiian earned its affectionate nickname - the Pink Palace of the Pacific - from its rosy exterior hue. Standing proudly on the world-famous beach of Waikiki, the hotel continues to spoil its guests with palatial accommodation, a refreshing spa, mouthwatering local cuisine and authentic Hawaiian luaus. Couples looking forward to an amorous Hawaiian holiday can revel in the Royal's luxury romance package. Enjoy an intimate breakfast for two, and sparkling wine - add in the glorious Hawaiian setting and a stay at the Pink Palace feels like a second honeymoon.
(Photo courtesy of © Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Waikiki)