We all know that the right surroundings make special occasions with your loved ones even more memorable. Whether you’re taking short trips such as city breaks to London and other European capitals of romance, or travelling further afield to tropical climes and idyllic beach getaways, choosing the perfect location for your romantic jaunt sets the mood for love.
To help you plan your amorous adventures abroad, Cheapflights has carefully compiled a collection of 100 Romantic Places to Stay in Europe. We’ve looked into the most luxurious locales and picturesque places and contacted accommodation providers – from sumptuous hotels to charming and intimate villas – to bring you a host of ideal venues in which to share your special moments. To help you find the right option, we’ve presented our list is in an easy-to-access, fast-viewing format that brings the sumptuous selection to life before your eyes.
If the idea of a city break in Europe quickens your heartbeat, how about gliding through the canals of Venice in a gondola, immersing yourselves in the atmosphere of historic Rome, or ambling hand in hand along the attractive avenues of Paris’ Champs Elysees?
With our help, you can complete your experience by finding a wonderful place to stay so you can book cheap flights for the romantic holiday of your dreams.
First up is an enchanting boutique hotel in Paris. A hotel dedicated to the “birth of writing,” a place where you can start your own romantic story. Each room follows the theme: Paris, newspapers, posters, music, calligraphy, alphabet. The Apostrophe Hotel’s romantic credentials are emphasised by the packages it offers – Romantic Night, Cultural Night and Naughty Night.
3, rue de Chevreuse – 75006 – Paris
Buddha Bar Hotel
If you are looking for the ultimate luxurious holiday, this boutique hotel located near the lyrical Old town Square of Prague is the perfect place for you. In 2009 the Holidays for Couples magazine called the Buddha Bar Hotel one of the best romantic destinations, partially due to its enticing Romantic Getaway package which includes champagne, strawberries, flowers, candlelit dinner, private Jacuzzi use, massages and more.
Jakubska 649/8 CZ – 11000 Prague
The panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea from the rooftop terrace at Villa Ducale is one of the most beautiful and soothing sights in Italy. Also known as the “most romantic hotel in the Mediterranean area”, it offers superb packages for lovers. Private balconies give heart-melting views of Mount Etna and Giardini-Naxos Bay. This boutique hotel promises a unique stay in Sicily.
Via Leonardo da Vinci, 60, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
If you are looking for understated elegance in the heart of Cornwall, Hotel Victoria is the place for you. Situated on cliffs above the golden sands of the Great Western Beach, some luxury suites have a private balcony with stunning sea views. The combination of the vibrant town centre and the tranquil spa hotel (where you can get away from it all) provides guests with the best of both worlds.
East Street, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DB
The Taychreggan Hotel
This idyllic hotel is set in one of the most spectacular areas of the West Highlands, located on the quiet shores of Loch Awe. It consists of 18 individually decorated suites, most of which overlook the loch; an award-winning restaurant and a serene atmosphere. Voted as one of the most romantic hotels in Scotland, the Taychreggan Hotel guarantees a dreamy stay.
Kilchrenan, By Taynuilt, Argyll PA35 1HQ
This beautiful hotel has been picked for its picturesque setting, which includes palm gardens, cascading waterfalls and sun terraces. The Atrium Palace prides itself on the privacy it is able offer couples in the Sun Palace Villas, and on its relaxing Thalasso Spa Centre. This tropical oasis guarantees stunning scenery and a soothing atmosphere.
Kalathos Beach, Lindos 85102, Rhodes, Greece
Great John Street
Despite its location among Manchester’s most exclusive – and bustling – restaurants, nightclubs and shops, Great John Street (the old school house) provides its guests with a serene atmosphere for quiet and romantic getaways. Great John Street is renowned for its honeymoon suite and romantic arrangements, which ensure that you experience a combination of mellowness (in the hotel) and the vibrancy of England’s second city (on its doorstep).
Great John Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FD
If you are after a cosy hotel which oozes luxury, Windfalls Boutique in Sussex is the ideal place for you. With only three rooms, it is furnished with first-rate décor including Siberian goose down duvets and Egyptian cotton towels, and has a superior personal service to deal with your romantic requests. This sanctuary promises to allow you to relax and unwind in class.
Turners Hill Road, Crabbet Park, Worth, West Sussex, RH10 4SS
If you are looking for attentive and cooperative staff that will ensure you have a special stay, Casa Howard in Rome is the ideal place for you. This charming hotel has been featured in more than 600 magazines worldwide. Its rooms are individually decorated to suit every taste, it is situated in the most romantic city in Europe and therefore has a gracious and serene atmosphere.
Via della Scala, 18, 50123 Florence, Italy
Guest House Douro
The Guest House Douro has made it on the list for a couple of reasons. First, it is located at the heart of a UNESCO-listed world heritage site, something that really ups the ante in the romance stakes. It’s a beautiful historical hotel, once home to a prominent Portuguese fisherman. It consists of eight rooms, most of which offer couples a beautiful view of the Douro River.
99-101 rua Fonte Taurina, S. Nicolau, 4050-270 Porto, Portugal
This Gothic Renaissance hotel offers a variety of romantic activities from ballet performances to boat cruises on the Vltava River, and has a long and rich history dating back to 1319. Parts of the ceiling contain the original 14th-century wood and there’s a charming courtyard. Centuries-old features and all modern amenities will guarantee that your experience of the Czech Republic is truly unforgettable.
Jilska 7, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
This exceptional Tuscan-style villa has been picked because, among many other awards, it was voted (by Reuters) as one of the top ten hotels in the world to celebrate the most romantic Valentine’s Day. Overlooking the Chianti hills with inspirational views of vineyards, terraced olive groves and forests; it’s the perfect place to watch the sun set.
Via San Cresci 31/32, Loc. Mezzuola, I-50022 Greve in Chianti
Looking for peace and quiet? Yllasshumina is guaranteed to offer you just that. Located on the shore of Lake Akaslompolo, this boutique hotel is secluded, surrounded by phenomenal landscapes where, no matter what the season, the views from the hotel can be appreciated, the various activities and excursions enjoyed, and the unique romantic packages relished.
Tiurajärventie 27, FI-95970 Äkaslompolo
Aquapura Douro Valley
If you are looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, the combination of Aquapura Douro Valley’s stunning natural scenery, contemporary interior design and traditional architecture makes it the ideal place for you. It organizes guided tours of the vineyards within the Douro valley, picnics, steam engine train rides and boat trips, it also offers a special turndown service for honeymooners.
Quinta do Vale Abraão, 5100-758 lamego, Pouro, Portugal
Solar do Castelo
Crowning the heights of Alfama, this is the only hotel situated between St.George’s grand castle walls and as a result, enjoys spectacular views. Solar do Castelo is surrounded by a multitude of hills and significant Portuguese landmarks. There are 14 rooms in contemporary style with a medieval twist, and guests can enjoy romantic activities regardless of the season.
Rua das Cozinhas, 2 (ao Castelo) – 1100-181 Lisboa – Portugal
Situated on a 300-metre cliff above the Aegean, the Perivolas Hotel has been chosen due to its exceptional views of the sea and surrounding islands. Each room is unique, but they all share the simple but elegant decor and terraces which offer the romantic view. Tranquillity is the main theme for the hotel thanks to its secluded location and a state-of-the-art spa.
GR-847 02 OIA Santorini-Greece
The cosy Tennerhof Hotel has been picked because it combines tradition, history and excellent cuisine; the perfect mixture for any romantic holiday. The picturesque manor house consists of 39 gracefully decorated rooms, and it is surrounded by an endearing garden with old fruit trees and flowers.
Pasquali GmbH & Co. KG, Griesenauweg 26, 6370 Kitzbühel
Ibrahim Pasha Hotel
The breath-taking views of the Blue Mosque, the Sea of Marmara and the city of Sultanahmet from the rooftop terrace are the reasons why Ibrahim Pasha Otell makes this list. The boutique hotel is made up of the merging of two turn-of-the-20th-century Ottoman homes, which form 24 contemporary decorated and spacious rooms suitable for any couple to enjoy.
Terzihane Sok 7, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122 Turkey
Klaus K Hotel
The design Klaus K hotel has been picked thanks to its incredible romantic packages, which are tailored to suit your demands; and its poetic excursions such as organised picnics, private sightseeing tours and romantic walks. The interior decor is inspired by the Finnish Kalevala to ensure an exceptional experience. It expresses mysticism, passion, desire and envy.
Bulevardi 2-4 00120 Helsinki, Finland
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury five-star hotel, The Howard is the ideal place for you. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has the finest and most romantic excursions and events on offer. From theatre tickets and chauffeur tours to St. Andrews via picturesque fishing villages to a rose petal turndown service and private butler, who serves an intimate dinner, The Howard has it covered.
34 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH
Hotel Quinta da Marinha
This luxury Portuguese resort has been picked thanks to its spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, proximity to a range of secluded beaches and its impressive spa facilities. Special treatment is arranged for couples, offering honeymooners a complimentary bottle of Champagne and strawberries, and a variety of romantic packages where many special requests can be made.
Quinta da Marinha 2750-715 Cascais, Portugal
Knockendarroch House Hotel
If elegant glamour is what you’re after, then this is the hotel for you. The Knockendarroch is situated in an elevated position above the town of Pitlochry, which gives it spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. With its award-winning restaurant, unique romantic excursions and its serene ambiance, it will be truly an exceptional experience.
Higher Oakfield, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5HT
The Pand Hotel
This elegant boutique hotel has been picked thanks to its five awards, including its gong for the most romantic hotel in Belgium. Located at the heart of Bruges, this private sanctuary offers guests a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are up to six different romantic packages and the hotel consists of 26 individually decorated rooms, some of which include a Jacuzzi.
Pandreitje 16, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
The Maltese boutique hotel has been picked because of its ability to truly pamper its guests: with its individually designed 17 luxury suites; panoramic views of Malta from its award-winning restaurant and its tailor-made sightseeing tours, Xara Palace guarantees to meet and exceed all your expectations and provide you with an unforgettable romantic getaway.
Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina MDN 1050, Malta
This serene, 4* resort in South Iceland makes for a romantic getaway all year round. Its picturesque surroundings offer a view of the famous volcanoes Eyjafjallajokull and Mt. Hekla. Stay in the World Pavilion suites, themed after each of the seven continents, with authentic fashion, decor, artwork, furnishings exclusively from the respective continents.
Hotel Ranga, 851 Hella, Iceland
Villa Annette is a charming hotel perched on a cliff overlooking Rabac Bay, allowing guests to enjoy the romantic sunset behind the old town of Labin. The 12-suite villa prides itself on being a mixture of remarkable architecture, luxurious accommodation and top quality Mediterranean and Istrian cuisine, presenting guests with a rare experience of Croatia.
Ra&154;ka 24, Rabac 52221, Croatia
Residenza il Barone
Located in the heart of the city, this recently renovated historical hotel is a great base for exploring the the artistic, historic and gastronomic treasures of Tropea. Dine on the terrace and admire the 360-degree panoramic view of the coast and the rooftops in Tropea.
Residenza il Barone – Largo Barone 89861 Tropea, Italy
Travel the world from Can Serola Hotel, where each of the six rooms in the charming house is individually decorated to represent a different country from Africa to Mexico. This secluded 18th-century stone manor house offers couples idyllic surroundings, presenting them with romantic excursions in the mountains, various spa treatments and exclusive personal service.
17853 Sales de Llierca, Girona, Spain
For a truly memorable experience, This country baroque manor is an ideal place to escape and indulge in selected Kenda Manor specialties accompanied by the finest wines of the best Slovenian wine producers. The banks of the Idrijca River and surrounding woodlands are perfect spots offering an ultimate relaxation.
Na gricu 2, 5281 Spodnja Idrija, Slovenia
Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort
The true jewel in the crown in the uniquely designed Cascade Hotel is the Presidential Suite. In this luxurious accommodation your privacy and comfort are ensured by a private entrance and the discrete, efficient services of our Butler who is available to ensure that all your needs are fulfilled.
Praia do Canavial 8600-282, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
The Valamr Koralj
The Valamar Koralj is on the list because of its stunning location on the island of Krk – nestled above an idyllic cove, amid a pine tree forest overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Guests who would like candlelit dinners on the terrace, romantic strolls on the beach and breakfasts in bed are blessed with the most striking views of the bay.
Zlatni otok d.d., 51500, Krk
Marlfield House has been renowned for its warm hospitality for more than 35 years. Set amid 35 acres of gardens, the area is ideal for romantic walks at dusk. Luxuriate in the lush interior where open fires, garden flower arrangements, antiques and fine paintings abound. You will be spoiled for choice with the six ground floor suites that open onto the lake.
Courtown Road R742, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
This beautiful castle was built in 1774. Set in several acres of parkland, it has gorgeous, timeless scenery and an idyllic atmosphere. With good value rates (even during peak season), the hotel provides countless romantic jaunts such as enchanting dinners in the ballroom, private visits to nearby castles and special treatments at the spa.
H-9451 Röjtökmuzsaj, Röjtöki út 37
This unique boutique hotel in Brighton comprises of 20 bedrooms, most of which have spectacular sea views, free-standing baths and handcrafted beds. To ensure couples have an unforgettable experience, it also offers room pampering treatments, an award-winning restaurant and a 24-hour concierge service in order for every request to be fulfilled.
43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PE
This deluxe resort in Rhodes offers couples breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, rooms with private pools, exotic yet glamorous decor as well as access to the Thalasso Spa which enables couples to experience a range of relaxing treatments. You and your other half will leave feeling tranquil and pampered, with an enhanced experience of Greece.
Lachania Beach, Rhodes
Overlooking the Cornish coast, this converted Victorian gentleman’s residence has a restaurant which is considered to be one of the finest eating places in the area. Dine while looking out over the stunning coastline. Long Cross Hotel’s Honeymoon suite is set away from the main hotel in a secluded spot inside the gardens with wonderful views towards Tintagel Head.
The Longcross Hotel, Port Isaac, Cornwall, UK, PL29 3TF
This charming boutique hotel consists of only ten rooms, most of which have stunning views of the old Venetian harbour, the sea and the town of Chania. Not only is a serene atmosphere created by the simple but exotic decor, but the 17th-century building also offers a rooftop terrace ideal for romantic candlelit dinners under the stars.
29, Lithinon Str, Old Venetian port,73100 Chania, Crete
Hacienda Benazuza is a beautiful Moorish Palace dating back to the 16th century. The charming gardens and Andalucian patios dotted around the historic building make this hotel a unique place to discover the enchanting Andalusian culture. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, fantastic pool and spa and mouth-watering food created by famous chef Ferran Adria.
41800, Sanlucar la Mayor, Sevilla, Spain
This boutique hotel located in the romantic part of Lesser town, dates back to the 17th century. Each of its ten rooms are individually furnished and refined with contemporary yet charming decor. Santini Residence also offers magnificent excursions, such as a romantic dinner on a boat, private guides and picnics at the Petrin garden.
Nerudova 14/211, CZ-11800 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Spend lazy days stretched out on the private, sun-soaked terrace, with its 360-degree views north towards the Apennines, and south over the terracotta roofs of the medieval village of Tavernelle. As you have an 18th-century apartment to yourselves, you can dine on organic local produce cooked on the brick barbecue while sipping on the local wine.
Casa Giulia, Tavernelle, Lunigiana, Italia
Villa Carlotta has made it on the list because of its rooms that are equipped with splendid balconies and breath-taking views of Taormina and the Mediterranean Sea. The fresh yet charming decor of the boutique hotel creates a romantic and nonchalant atmosphere for couples to unwind in. It also makes the most of its central location.
Via Pirandello 81, 98039 Taormina
Hotel Ca’n Simo
This traditional Mallorcan-style hotel is combined with modern-day luxury to create an amorous setting. It comprises of only seven spacious rooms, a luxurious wellness centre and boasts one of the most sought-after restaurants in Alcudia. Couples enjoy strolling around its beautiful courtyard, tranquil yet refreshing.
Carrer Sant Jaume n. 1 Alcúdia – Mallorca
The Altstadt Vienna
The Altstadt Vienna has made it on the list because of its nine grand rooms redesigned by renowned architect Matteo Thun. Each of the other 33 rooms in the charming hotel has been decorated with classic furniture and pieces of the owner’s contemporary art collection. The effect is poetic, encouraging love to flourish.
Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Delphi Mountain Resort
With no phone reception or televisions in the resort, you’ll be secluded in an idyllic hideaway, pampering yourselves in an award-winning spa. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, take a romantic moonlit kayaking trip with the onsite adventure centre or just enjoy exceptional food, spectacular views, open fires and uninterrupted sleep.
Delphi Mountain Resort, Leenane, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland
A stay on the warm and beautiful isle of Gozo can only be enhanced by Hotel Ta’ Cenc, otherwise known as “the island within an island”. This private oasis is surrounded by 160 hectares of land, has its own private beach and offers countless romantic excursions such as private boat and jeep day trips around the island of Malta.
Sannat, Sanat, Island of Gozo VCT 112, Malta
Hotel Vila Bled
This unique hotel, which previously belonged to the Yugoslav royal family, lies in a magnificent park on the shores of Lake Bled and is surrounded by several acres of land. Its sensational views of the lake, castle and island highlight its idyllic situation. It offers a serene and tranquil environment for a dreamy romance.
Cesta svobode 26, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
The romantic, 15-bedroomed Gerloczy Hotel is located in the heart of Budapest, in an area often called the Paris of Hungary. It sits beneath a century-old elm tree and faces a magical little square. Its cosy ambiance enables couples to experience the vivacious capital city of Hungary for less than €90 per night.
1052 Budapest, V. Gerlóczy u. 1.
This 17th-century boutique hotel is located in the historic town of Vilnius. It’s surrounded by awe-inspiring churches, museums and significant monuments. The hotel was renovated recently and boasts charming decor and an internationally acclaimed restaurant. Hotel Stikliai invites guests from all over the world for an unforgettable romantic stay.
Gaono str.7, 01131 Vilnius, Lithuania
The Solstrand Hotel
The Solstrand Hotel is known as “the most accessible hideaway by the fjord.” It’s easy to reach from Bjornefjorden, yet seems a million miles from anywhere once you arrive. Built in 1896, this light, airy and picturesque wooden house still retains its turn-of-the-century charm in a rich natural and cultural landscape.
Solstrandveien 200, Postboks 54, 5201 Os, Norway
Nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire, an area favoured by royalty. Pine Trees is a hideaway haven, surrounded by ten acres of woodland and gardens. Pine Trees was previously owned by the Turkish founder of the Citizens of the World peace movement. That might go some way towards explaining its tranquillity.
Strathview Terrace, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5QR
Hebros Hotel is situated in the heart of the ancient Plovdiv, a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Hebros hotel is built in 19th-century Renaissance-style. HRH the Prince of Wales is among past visitors – there to present an award – and it is said he enjoyed greatly the antique atmosphere of the houses.
51 Constantine Stoilov Str. Plovdiv, Bulgaria 4000
Grand Hotel Majestic
This recently renovated Belle Époque hotel is located on the west shore and is a great alternative for a beach break. You can enjoy a luscious, secluded garden, directly on the water, with private access to the lake. Sit and enjoy the setting sun on the terrace in this exclusive area of the Borromeo islands.
Via V.Veneto, 32 28922 Verbania, Italy
The Quay Hotel
The Quay Hotel and Spa is a contemporary hotel situated on the banks of the breath-taking Conwy Estuary. Set in the idyllic village of Deganwy, relax in this contemporary hotel with its SPA, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. All are available to use as much or as little as you like for the duration of your stay.
Quay Hotel & Spa, Deganwy Conwy LL31 9DJ
Aldeia da Cuada
Aldeia da Cuada was abandoned in the 1960s but has been lovingly restored by its new owners to combine modern comfort with the rural design of the old stone houses. Enjoy the sound of birds while the scenery takes the breath away. Pick from a selection of cottages and escape the hectic city life.
Fajã Grande, Lajes das Flores, Azores
This artfully reconstructed renaissance building of the 16th century exudes romance and beauty, while still maintaining all the comforts of the 21st century. With its lovely summer terrace, tranquil wellness centre and various romantic excursions, Hotel Ruze promises to offer any couple a memorable stay.
Horní 154, 381 01 Ceský Krumlov
Mythos Suites Hotel
The family-owned boutique, Mythos Suites Hotel is an oasis of calmness and relaxation located in the heart of Rethymnon Old Town, which is known for its peaceful atmosphere.The inner courtyard is always flowering as the small water pool glistens in the sun. Or, why not take a romantic stroll along the nearby beach.
Karaoli sqare 12 str, Old town Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 74100
Established in 2001, Tas Otel is a tastefully renovated, 120-year-old Greek stone-built mansion. Relax during your stay by taking a dip in the clear blue water of the nearby beaches. Alternatively, try windsurfing at internationally recognised windsurfing clubs where lessons are available for both beginners and experts.
Kemalpasa Caddesi 132 Yeni Mecidiye Mahallesi Alaçati, Izmir
Thanks to its warm atmosphere, the Bleibtreu gives all its guests a feeling of relaxation. Located in a beautiful side street off the Kurfürstendamm, the hotel successfully manages to combine tradition and modernity through its individually designed furniture with mosaics from Italian manufactures.
Bleibtreustr. 31, D-10707 Berlin
Hotel Saint Paul
This quaint hotel is situated on the line of Paris’s former outer wall under Philippe Auguste. Its 17th-century building was once the home of Franciscan monks. Each room in the Hôtel Saint-Paul is unique, and most come with exposed oak beams and Haute-Epoque style furniture and 2 rooms with four-poster beds.
43 rue Monsieur le Prince F – 75006 Paris
Bellevue Palace is a traditional luxury hotel in the heart of Bern. With its charm, its spacious rooms and its central location, it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Indulge in the honeymooner’s breakfast of Champagne, foie gras and fresh strawberries as you admire the views of the Bernese Alps and River Aare.
Kochergasse 3-5, CH-3000 Bern 7
This hotel provides all the elements needed to achieve a blend of relaxation and well-being. With its romantic private bay, colourful gardens, mystical Pure Senses Spa and sophisticated decor, Sensimar Hotel promises to offer couples a rare experience which extends beyond the realms of a luxury resort.
Panormo Geropotamou, GR 74057 Rethymno, Crete, Greece
This hotel is perfect for honeymooners thanks to its Boutique Grand Suite. It comes complete with a starlit view over the undisturbed ocean waves, a completely private rain shower and a spacious lounge and extensive balconies concealed from the outside world. You might never want to leave.
Ruas das Violetas, Porto de Mós CP:8600-282 Lagos Portugal
Hotel Amarante Beau
This intimate property is ideally situated next to Madeleine Square, only minutes from the fashionable Rue du Faubourg St Honore. You will find suites elegantly decorated with original wall stones, vaulted ceiling, and wooden beams, reminiscent of an ancient private mansion.
JJW Hotels & Resorts, France 11, rue Tronchet 75008 Paris
Boulevard Leopold can be found in the Jewish Quarter of Antwerp. Built in 1890, it has managed to maintain its minimalist yet lived-in style and offers contemporary comfort. For ultimate luxury, choose one of the two stunning apartments, one of which is the roof apartment with terrace.
Belgiëlei 135 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
This InterContinental hotel is the tallest building in Bucharest, you can only image how spectacular the views are from the top. You can also take a swim on the pool on the 22nd floor. There are added extras and wonderful touches – such as the seven types of bed pillows to choose from – all of which help to personalise your trip.
4 Bulevardul Nicolae B’lcescu, Bucharest, 010051, Romania
Originally a 12th-century Cistercian Abbey nestling in Warwickshire, England’s historic heartland, Coombe Abbey Hotel has been restored to its former glory. It boasts plenty of special touches. Keep an eye out for the room that has a bathroom hidden behind a bookcase. It’s a charming hotel with plenty of character.
Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
Danai Beach Resort
The Danai Beach Resort is a luxurious hideaway perched on the Aegean Peninsula in Sithonia, Northern Greece. Surround yourself with the beauty of the Mediterranean pine trees, sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Couples can enjoy the Honeymoon Executive Pool Suite – ideal for a romantic escape.
63088 Nikiti Sithonia, Halkidiki, Greece
Located in an idyllic and historic setting, only 50 metres from the Præsto Fjord beach, it’s no surprise that the views from the hotel are incredible. Inside, the decor is the original romantic style of the 1890s. You can also enjoy a fresh assortment of seafood, season game and delicacies from local suppliers.
Hotel Frederiksminde, Klosternakken, 8 4720 Præstø, Denmark
Relax, make yourself comfortable and lose yourself in the tranquillity of your surroundings. A proud boast of this property is the serenity of a sunset in the Alhambra. Enjoy the intimacy and comfort of your own private terrace or balcony and unwind in the Jacuzzi bath and soak up the prestigious culture of Granada.
Paseo de la Sabica, 18009 Alhambra, Granada,Spain
If you are after a more modern place to stay, Fresh Hotel is the place for you. Situated in the heart of Athens you’ll find a stylish, urban resort, with unconventional atmosphere. Not only is there a rooftop pool, you can also enjoy a cocktail under the stars in the Air Lounge rooftop bar.
26 Sofokleous Str, 10552, Athens, Greece
Château de Bagnol
Chateau de Bagnols is one of the finest five-star deluxe chateaux-hotels in France. Set among vineyards, forests and green hills, this 13th-century hotel is only a 90-minute drive from the Alps, perfect for a couple looking for an adventure.
Château de Bagnols, 69620 Bagnols, France
Hotel Nobilis is tucked away in the Romanian countryside and the perfect place to do absolutely nothing. Unwind in a classic Finnish or Turkish sauna or sit back and unwind in the relaxation rooms with long, lounging chairs and ambient music. Keep an eye out for the soon-to-be-added Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and massage rooms.
Hotel Nobilis, Pestera, Moeciu, Romania
Lumley Castle boasts 73 elegant bedrooms, but the best could easily be the King James Suite. Complete with a magnificent four-poster Queen Anne Bed, its own lounge area, en suite bathroom and Jacuzzi with views over the surrounding parkland. A stay here is the ultimate way to relax in the North East of England.
Chester le Street, County Durham, DH3 4NX
This French Renaissance-style property is Brussels’s only 19th-century hotel that is still welcoming guests. This luxury hotel is a graceful combination of tradition and elegance, in a truly historic setting. Dine in the award-winning gourmet restaurant or relax in one of the nine Art-Deco styled suites on offer.
31, place de Brouckère, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
If you are after a peaceful, intimate atmosphere with log fires, plenty of books and magazines to dive into and superb meals all prepared from locally sourced food, Nonsuch House is the place for you. Its cosy, south-facing bedrooms come complete with fantastic views, comfy beds, big fluffy towels and much more.
Nonsuch House, Church Hill, Devon, TQ6 0BX
Renowned for having no cars but extensive footpaths and trails, couples can discover hidden bays and crystal-clear seas. At Palmizana Meneghell, nature is still pure and pristine with few reminders of the modern world. You can even bring your pets along to enjoy your break with you.
Meneghello Place 21450 Hvar, Palmi&158;ana, Croatia
Step back in time in this Renaissance-style building, steeped in historical features and original furnishings. While satisfying all the functions of its present use, every room is purposefully preserved for the impression of times past. You will also find modern luxuries such as heated floors and cosy fireplaces.
Sextantio srl Via Principe Umberto 67020 – Santo Stefano di Sassanio
Musciara Siracusa Resort
Relax in the comfort of a private beach of Maison Musciara. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Ortigia while lounging in the sun being waited on by the beach service. As night draws in, you can return to your terraced apartment complete with Jacuzzi, overlooking the sea. You’ll never want to leave.
Riviera Dionisio il Grande 42, 96100 Siracusa
The Majestic Hotel
This luxurious five-star hotel offers outstanding accommodation and blends in gracefully with the grandeur of the fierce landscape amid the vast Aegean sea. Modern spirited and fashionable, it is bound to electrify guests with a breeze of luxury and comfort and the breath-taking views of the glorious sunset.
P.O. BOX 11 Fira, Santorini Island, 84 700, Greece
Annabelle was the first five-star hotel in Pathos and is a family-run oasis set within six acres of lush gardens on the Mediterranean beach front. Cool, peaceful interiors, understated design and personalised service combined with five-star luxury create a distinct atmosphere of unpretentious elegance.
Poseidonos Avenue, P.O. Box 60136, 8125 Pafos, Cyprus
Bel Respiro is located in the exclusive region of La Californie, in one of Europe’s most celebrated and glamorous coastal destinations – Cannes. It’s a true oasis that successfully combines the luxury of a hotel room with the convenience of an apartment rental. One of France’s top beaches is only minutes away too.
La Californie, Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France
Malabar Guest House is a luxurious accommodation with contemporary decor and beautiful en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. The owners make every guest feel welcome and the tasty slice of home-made lemon sponge cake in each room when you arrive is just the start of Malabar’s charm offensive.
20 King Street Seahouses Northumberland NE68 7XP
The Charming House DD724
This pre-19th-century building is full of old charm and modern design and is a great choice for art lovers. DD724 is an intimate, boutique hotel with only six rooms. Art is ubiquitous. You will find selected library of books of art, monuments and paintings by top Italian artists, such as Raimondo Galeano.
DD724 – Dorsoduro, 724 30123 Venice, Italy
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Check in to the heart of the city at the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. Sip champagne on the waterfront and relax with the stunning view of the Opera House across the canal or take a walk along the harbour promenade stretching all the way to Langelinie and the little mermaid.
Toldbodgade 24-28 – DK-1253 København K – Danmark
Set on the beach front of Pafos, Almyra has an adult-only wing, complete with pool and spa, for couples wanting to enjoy a romantic and peaceful stay with no splashing or tantrums from little ones. Dine with your own personal chef on the roof tops of the Kyma Suites with uninterrupted views of the sunset and medieval castle and harbour.
Poseidonos Avenue P.O. Box 60136 8125 Pafos Cyprus
Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat
Recently refurbished in 2009, the Grand Hotel has a number of suites that ooze luxury. The Deluxe Suite’s lounge opens onto a huge 31 square metre terrace from where you can dive in total privacy into your own private pool. Or, why not visit the Penthouse where you can enjoy stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea?
71 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Villa Sassolini is a peaceful sanctuary far from the busy and chaotic lifestyles of many. Dating back from the 15th century, it retains a special uniqueness while offering every modern convenience. Throughout the villa the decor is soft tones with each luxury room decorated in with its own personality.
The Three Sisters is Estonia’s only boutique hotel that is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group. Three merchant houses were renovated in 2003 to create The Three Sisters, and now offers modern amenities with great artisan furnishings and a history that dates back to medieval times.
Pikk 71/Tolli 2, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Villa & Palazzo Aminta
Villa & Palazzo Aminta is the perfect location for a romantic break. As the only hotel situated right in front of the famous Borromean Islands, your views will be completely unique. The hotel also offers personalised packages such as a romantic and unforgettable sunset cruises on the lake.
Via Sempione Nord, 123 28838 Stresa, Italy
Located on one of the ten most unspoiled beaches in the Med, Anassa is the ideal location. Relax in the award-winning spa and exclusive Basilico restaurant. White-washed villas and terracotta-tiled roofs create a traditional setting with gardens strewn with aromatic herbs and Cypress trees.
Baths of Aphrodite Road, P.O. Box 66006, 8830 Polis, Cyprus
Gran Villa Famara
Gran Villa Famara is an elegant house of modern architecture and a functional style. Spend your days lounging on the sunbeds around your own private swimming pool. Los Mojones is characterised by its tranquillity, but it’s not too far from the liveliness of Puerto del Carmen.
Gran Villa Famara, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
Valle Delle Camene
The Valle Delle Camene apartment lies behind a small villa, built on the ruins of Imperial Rome and immersed in an ancient Roman garden of 1.100 square metres. The comfortable and elegant bedroom and wood-panelled Jacuzzi make this the perfect little hideaway.
The Dépendance Valle delle Camene, Rome, Italy
Whether you hope to relax by the pool and bask in the warm French sun or discover the glamour of Cannes or the sun-drenched excitement of Nice, you are not too far from whatever you need in this quaint B&B. But once you’ve settled in, the outside world will seem a million miles away.
La Surprise, Grasse, Cote d’Azur, France
Bellevue San lorenzo
Overlooking the lake, the Bellevue San Lorenzo is a great place to unwind. The grounds of this old villa are filled with olive, cypress and magnolia trees standing around a decent-sized pool. Relax on the sun terrace or get pampered in the beauty centre. A great hidden gem on the coast of Malcesine.
37018 Malcesine, Verona, Italy
Pentre Mawr Country House
If you are looking for modest glamour, Pentre Mawr is the ideal place for you. It is renowned for its suites with hot tubs, its elegant but unusual decor and for being surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. Featured on BBC and ITV, Pentre Mawr’s customised romantic packages and an award-winning restaurant promise an unforgettable stay.
Llanddyrnog, Denbigh, LL164LA
Modern, elegant and just minutes from San Marino’s Old Town, the Titano Hotel is the perfect escape. Each room has unique architecture and furnishings, but maintains the historic decor. Enjoy rooms with a balcony or overlooking the valley of the Montefeltro and dine on traditional and international cuisine in The Arengo.
Contrada del Collegio, 31 47890 San Marino Città Repubblica di San Marino
Ten Square Hotel
This award-winning hotel in the heart of Belfast was voted, by Cosmopolitan magazine, “one of the sexiest hotels in the world”. Ten Square consists of 22 rooms, each individually furnished and overflowing with sophistication, elegance and romance. It also features exquisite trips around Belfast and Titanic tours, perfect for a romantic break in the city.
10 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 5JD
Solo per Due
Solo per Due translates as “Just for Two” – the smallest restaurant in the world. With one table, it only seats two. Afterwards, stay in a romantic stone house on the edge of an ancient olive grove. With personalised firework displays, flower arrangements and daily hire of a Ferrari, it should be an unforgettable stay.
Via Villa di Orazio, Vacone, Rieti, Italy
Chateau de Rochecotte
This charming chateau hotel in the Loire valley offers 35 rooms with three suites and an apartment. These elegant rooms are furnished in 18th-century, Baroque-style, offering calm and comfort to all its guests. Dine in the restaurant that is featured and enjoy the heated pool in the magnificent park.
43 rue Dorothée de Dino 37130 Saint Patrice, France
Le Versegge is a scatter of pretty-pink former farmworkers’ cottages with their own large pool to laze around. In the former piggery of the Versegge estate, the contemporary Re Sugo restaurant has designer decor, but the kitchen focuses on hearty Maremma classic dishes.
Versegge 58035 Braccagni, Italy