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We’ve hand-picked some of the finest boutique hotels and intimate hideaways for lovers seeking seclusion and intimacy.
Each location is dedicated to creating personalised romantic experiences (or whatever you have in mind), whether you're looking for a secret stay-cation for two... a romantic rainforest retreat... or a week of passion by the pool!
This super-luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of the Opatija Riviera is the ultimate romantic escape for sophisticated lovers.
Indeed, reviewers queue up to rank this place as one of Croatia’s finest! And with a dedicated Experience Manager organising everything from private speedboat rides across the glittering waters of the Med... to truffle hunting in Istria... to romantic dinners in Michelin-starred restaurants... it's impossible to not be impressed and enthralled by all The Ikador has to offer.
The exotic Sankara Resort and Spa is a boutique retreat hidden in the heart of Ubud tropics, where you can choose between their 30 exquisitely private, Balinese styled rooms and villas.
Nature is stunningly presented here, and there’s plenty of romantic memories to be made including private candle light dinners under the stars and an unforgettable floating breakfast in a pool filled with flowers.
Furthermore, an 8000 sqm infinity pool and a blissful spa all vie for the attention of lucky guests. Staff are well-known for their friendly hospitality and attention to detail and if you’re looking for a unique place to get married the destination weddings here are truly unforgettable.
Moments after you arrive in its chic black-and-white reception, and get your glass of welcome Champagne (or tasty toasties in the Exec Lounge) you’ll be fully on board with Hotel 41.
Despite its central London location, the hotel’s (almost) secret entrance immediately whisks you away from the hustle and bustle. Overlooking the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, it’s easy to see why this luxury boutique hotel has held TripAdvisor’s coveted Number 1 spot for London.
And there are plenty of little extra romantic touches that can make your stay even more unforgettable (right down to the hot water bottle in your bed). That’s assuming there’s any need to raise the temperature any further…
XV Beacon Hotel is a highly luxurious and exclusive setting for romance in downtown Boston. What a place to escape the world as you indulge in the comforts of in-rooms couples massage, champagne sipped by a roaring fireplace, cashmere throws, rose petals on the bed and a customised whirlpool bath.
Further romantic extras here range from: personalised celebration cakes, strawberries and Champagne on the rooftop, and a sumptuous breakfast in bed.
And if you’re planning your wedding? Arrange an intimate ceremony here with the option for an unforgettable cliff-top celebration.
Nestled in the foothills of the 100km Cederberg Mountain range, the ecological oasis of Bushman’s Kloof offers visitors a quite dazzling mix of open plains packed with wildlife, remarkable sandstone formations and ancient bush sites dating back thousands of years.
Experience the magic and romance of being alone together in wilderness as you once-in-a-lifetime moments such as The River Boma Extraordinary Dining Experience. The River Boma is an extraordinary and romantic location for exclusive, private dining.
Your table awaits in this low-walled, circular structure while our staff attend to your every need. Listen to birdsong and murmuring waters of the Boontjies River as you enjoy a full a-la-carte dining experience.
Treasure Beach is an adults-only, boutique hotel on the West Coast oceanfront of Barbados. And a stay here will spoil you with incomparable views of deep blue waters, broken only by long and skinny beachside pine trees.
This 35-room property has a relaxed, personal ambiance and is perfect for couples seeking an intimate honeymoon or wedding destination. Treasure Beach also offers one of Barbados’ most exciting culinary adventures – and if you’d like to venture outside of their chef’s table and wine cellar, then just ask about their Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme.
Lovers can experience a variety of dining delights at nearly 20 restaurants and bars throughout the locale via its partnership scheme. This would be an ideal benefit if you’re hoping to impress a group of wedding guests.
This gorgeous boutique (and environmentally sensitive) hotel is perfect for couples seeking panoramic sea-views, delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets.
Here you’ll experience magical moments of private abandonment, but should you wish to venture outside of your romantic hideout you'll doubt head straight to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to dive, snorkel or take a romantic dhow cruise.
And we highly recommend you make the effort to explore this naturally exquisite part of the world that you might only get to see once in a lifetime. Have a look at the hotels Romance in Paradise package for an indulgent and intimate treat.
Celebrate romance in the Caribbean in style! This sophisticated and trendy boutique hotel is perfect for a fun and flirty getaway - plus they offer a fab selection of romantic extras for all occasions including proposals, birthdays, anniversaries and much more.
Spend your days by the pool sipping on cocktails, or explore the many adventures awaiting on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Located in the centre of St. Peter Port (the capital of Guernsey) and an easy stroll from the harbour, the Duke of Richmond Hotel has rightfully claimed its place in the ‘Boutique Hotel Hall of Fame.’
Overlooking a quiet park and with majestic views across the waters of the Channel Island, you’ll be won over by the lavish 1920s black ‘n’ white decor, along with leopard prints, on entering the hotel’s grounds. Romance-led stays, such as weddings, proposals, special birthdays and anniversaries are all specialities here and staff will go the extra mile to tailor your trip to meet your specific needs.
And when it comes to dining, some of the freshest local seafood can be savoured in the stylish surrounds, or enjoyed al-fresco on the terrace overlooking their heated outdoor pool.
For an intimate and boutique ski trip – perfect for romantic couples - the location for at Hotel Aurelio Lech could hardly be better - you step out of the room and you’re onto the slopes! And off the slopes is when the romance really starts.
The Aurelio SPA offers everything you could want and more - herbal steam rooms, saunas, a gym, treatment rooms, large chill-out area and a 23-metre pool. The Aurelio Chalet also has its own cinema, chimney room, a dining room and a private butler. And for all those romantic dinners the food at the Aurelio´s gourmet restaurant is created by 3 Hauben awarded chef, Christian Rescher and his protégée, Markus Niederwanger.
Indeed, the Arlberg region is famed for delivering high-class gourmet dishes, many of which can be sampled at the hotel’s on-site restaurant. If that’s not enough, the service here’s excellent; the staff super-friendly.
Imagine... You’re relaxing together in your private casitas nestled amongst the lush green gardens of a former coconut plantation, just steps away from the powder white sands of Palm Beach. Now make your way from your private love nest to Barefoot Restaurant for a romantic 3-course dinner on the beach back-dropped by the exquisite beauty of the turquoise Caribbean sea.
You can enjoy all of this at this charming boutique hotel, while experiencing an authentically Caribbean ambiance.
You know things are looking pretty okay when your big decision of the morning is to either take a dip in a fabulous infinity pool overlooking the mountains, or pay a visit to the sauna and steam area before another languid lunch.
The Theva Residency , which is perched on the secluded slopes of the Hantana mountains, has spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, stretching out across the valley to Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Kandy.
Just try and make sure, if you do leave the resort, you’re back in time for sunset by the pool. This super cool hideaway comes with Deluxe Rooms, rounded off with their own private Jacuzzi which are little short of a romantic paradise.
Sometimes romance is all about time alone together... away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life... and away from other people. At times like these what better place to escape than a private coastal villa with breath-taking views of the Adriatic sea? Villa del Mare is such a place, where couples can enjoy complete peace, quiet and privacy.
You'll spend your days by the pool or exploring the local beaches and vineyards, followed by warm nights on the terrace feasting on a BBQ or sipping wine in the moonlight. (And should you fancy some company the many local restaurants offer delicious food and entertainment).
If it’s romance, comfort and style you’re seeking then you needn’t look any further than the Chesterfield Mayfair.
This 4-star hideaway, located in uber-trendy Central London, retains a vintage English style and you’ll have a world of possibilities thanks to its perfect location - a matter of minutes from Bond Street, Piccadilly and the Royal Parks.
A stay here would suit proposals, birthdays and anniversaries. In between making love in your spacious suite, try the molecular cocktails or gin experiences; then see for yourselves if the hotel really does serve up the best Dover sole dish in town.
Easily one of Palm Beach’s finest boutique hotels, and just a stone’s throw from the famous Worth Street shopping quarters sits the magnificent Chesterfield Palm Beach. Check out their Sweetheart Package, a dream proposal-inducing experience which includes: a luxury suite of the highest quality, welcome gifts, Champagne and chocolate-coated strawberries. And that’s all on top of the delicious cuisine, sharp cocktails and live music offered by the resort’s renowned Leopard Lounge.
The Chesterfield Palm Beach also offers a divinely decadent venue for your wedding day, with a variety of enchanting indoor and outdoor options from which you can say ‘I do’. Located by the pool, the light and airy Pavilion can comfortably accommodate up to 100 wedding guests, and the Pool Deck offers a beautiful space in the shade to celebrate your nuptials.
Tuscany regularly features in lists of ‘The Most Romantic Destinations in the World,’ and the elegant Campo Regio Relais is located right in the heart of Tuscany.
A charming boutique hotel, the Campo Regio Relais is romantic hideaway in a historic building in the old town of Siena, divided over three floors. The atmosphere is by turns refined, elegant and discreet. And really, really romantic.
Staff here are helpful in every way. There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Siena, but sometimes a romantic getaway calls for the quieter corners of the town, where you can explore cobbled backstreets and quaint cafés, feeling as though you have stumbled upon a secret world together; and here, in Siena, there is no end to the pretty streets and picturesque gardens just hiding around the corners of main sightseeing spots.
Casa Fantini is an intimate hideaway (with only 9 rooms and 2 suites) nestled on the shores of Lake Orta, and bursting with romantic charms. It's unrivalled lakeside location means you'll be greeted by expansive lake views at every turn of your stay here, which is dedicated to providing you with an authentic 'laketime experience' of relaxation, calm and well-being.
A typical day here should be spent enjoying a slower pace of life: walking in hand-in-hand around the lake, relaxing in your personal in-room spa, reading in the secret garden and sampling local artisan delights. And then once your day's 'work' has been done, and the lake begins to turn shades of pink and silver, it's time to share a nightly aperitif and marvel (once again) at the magnificence of nature.
If you’re seeking the perfect destination for an intimate city break, then you won’t go far wrong if you choose the charm and secrets of Old Quebec. Located in the heart of Québec City’s historical district, Auberge Saint-Antoine is an award-winning boutique hotel made for lovers seeking a contemporary city hideout. Steeped in rich history, the Auberge Saint-Antoine proudly wears its credentials of being a member of the luxury and well-regarded Relais & Chateaux group.
And if you need further convincing it’s also consistently named one of the top hotels is Canada. But here luxury goes hand-in-hand with privacy. Breakfast in bed, feature-sized showers, plush bedding, heated floors, soaking tubs, romantic fireplaces, impressive terraces, generous minibars, Bose stereo systems, and Nespresso machines… all make it very easy to never leave your room. Unless you’re tempted out with a sensual couple’s massage or private viewing of your favourite romantic comedy in the hotel’s own cinema.
Whatever your poison, the Auberge team will happily satisfy your every romantic need. Ask staff about complimentary upgrades, romantic extras and other little surprises. And remember to try the restaurant’s tasting option, which is plentiful and divine.
The Villa Samadhi is a 20-room boutique hotel which exudes Malayan colonial charm. Here you can step into a vintage version of Singapore, light years away from its modern urban bustle… despite being only 10 minutes away from the city centre.
In fact, this chic 1920’s hideaway is in many ways a celebration of the past. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Labrador Park and Nature Reserve, Villa Samadhi is a sanctuary of calm providing guests with a timeless and exclusive experience of Singapore’s most luxurious hospitality - offering unprecedented privacy and inspiring extraordinary journeys.
Pampered guests here can make the most of complimentary afternoon tea, evening cocktails for two, and a fine signature turndown service offering port, chocolates and special Asian snacks. Meanwhile wedding ceremonies here can host hundreds of visitors, making it an ideal venue if it’s an extra special excursion you have in mind.
The Victoria House Resort & Spa is an award-winning luxury hideaway on Ambergris Caye, a breath-taking Caribbean island off the coast of Belize. Whilst its location alone insists upon relaxation, privacy and barefoot elegance – if you need any further persuasion as to why you should come here, then we’re happy to confirm your time here will likely be spent in a gently swaying hammock on a tropical beach with an icy Pina Coladas in hand – because that’s just the Victoria House style.
42 rooms arranged artistically on an 8-acre waterfront property provide plenty of space and privacy for everything from a proposal, to a wedding party, to a honeymoon. Consider a couple’s massage over the water at the sea spa, or in the luxurious new Spa and Wellness Centre at Victoria House.
This secluded and private little oasis is near to the downtown but far enough away to feel exclusive; the staff here will make you both feel like celebrities. Here you can truly “unplug” from the rest of the world, and the barrier reef is just one mile offshore.