- Hilton Luxor 5* Resort Spa-Hotel, Egypt
- Nobis 5* Hotel, Sweden
- Karlamuiza Country 3* Hotel, Latvia
- Romantik Wilden Mann 4* Hotel, Switzerland
- Titchwell Manor, 4* Hotel, United Kingdom
- San Ysidro, 5* Ranch, USA
- Relais Santa Croce, 5* Hotel, Italy
- Bulgari Resort Bali, 5* Luxury Hotel, Indonesia
- Four Seasons Resort Maldives, 5* Hotel
The magnetism of the Nile: Hilton Luxor 5* resort spa-hotel
- Where: Luxor, Egypt.
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In the morning, you bathe in the rays of the African sun and treat yourself to a glass of freshly squeezed juice at breakfast. In the day, you admire the powerful Nile from a first-class swimming pool. Such a romantic schedule would be suitable for couples of any age. Hire a boat and, like Antony and Cleopatra, glide along the smooth surface of the legendary Nile River, weaving through its evergreen islands.
Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa is an ideal refuge for a pair of ‘argonauts’. This 5-star hotel pampers its guests with exclusive views from their rooms, king size beds and luxurious bedding made from Egyptian cotton and elegant furnishings.
At the fabulous hotel are 8 restaurants and bars, but the Silk Road is really unique among them. The chef offers a full collection of tastes across Asia, adding exotic strokes of his own and completing the menu with a couple of European hits. This awesome restaurant is the ideal place for a long romantic dinner with wine and desert.
Fans of cultural tourism can visit the legendary Karnak Temple Complex and learn something new about the ancient civilization in the museum at Luxor. Having touched the past, you can enjoy the present in a luxury spa-salon featuring a dozen holistic procedures.
After celebrating Valentine’s Day on the bank of the world’s longest river, you are guaranteed to return home sun-tanned, rejuvenated and once again in love with each other.
Love for money: Nobis 5* hotel
- Where: Stockholm, Sweden.
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Several years ago, the national bank’s building was skillfully transformed into one of Scandinavia’s most romantic hotels. But there is no “coffee romance” here — this contemporary hotel is strictly intended for outgoing and candid pairs, who prefer flirting in fashionable cafes and know how to choose the right cocktail at the afterparty.
Here you can race each other up chunky corkscrew staircases, warm yourselves in a marble bath and treat yourselves to a romantic dinner under the refined light of designer lamps. Offices of bank clerks have been converted into spacious rooms with a Nordic palette. Flowers picked from fields in porcelain vases, wooly rugs and a pair of wooden ducks are all playful details that create coziness and a romantic mood in a perfectly planned interior of one of Sweden’s best hotels.
At Nobis Hotel, you and your partner can’t afford to miss out on visiting the Rose nightclub, once it’s time to stop playing at the Golden Hits show-casino.
The hotel is a place to enjoy the full harmony of aesthetic and gastronomic experiences. Order a pasta dish at Italian restaurant Caina, and then head off to the elegant bistro for French wines and sugared blackberries. At Gold, a round-the-clock bar, they will cater to your every whim by serving a great cocktail accompanied by light Tuscan appetizers.
A kiss in a hayloft: Karlamuiza Country 3* hotel
- Where: Cesis, Latvia.
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Feel like children that are far away from their parents in a warm wooden house in the center of a huge forest. The owners will pick you up for free at the station and then treat you to tea and jam after a short journey to the hotel.
Karlamuiza Country hotel consists of a mansion dating back to the 1840s. This building comes with seven spacious suites with separate kitchens and bedrooms equipped with modern appliances. It’s comfortable here for young, active couples wishing to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Enjoy being secluded in spacious rooms with wooden floors, chintz curtains and silk napkins on little wrought iron tables. Honey from the hotel’s own bee garden is served together with homemade bakery and freshly brewed coffee. After love walking, holding hands together, along the Amata River, warm yourselves in the sauna, drink a glass of wine in the lovely lounge and enjoy dinner at the barbeque area.
Visit the nearby St. John’s Church, walk through the little streets of Cesis and explore the natural diversity of Gauja National Park. Here you can avoid people and fully devote your time to each other.
Cheese and chocolate like clockwork: Romantik Wilden Mann 4* hotel
- Where: Lucerne, Switzerland.
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Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is one of the most romantic European hotels, hidden among the narrow lanes of the “city without factories”. Spending time here is like an endless date in a fairytale mansion that has everything to satisfy every possible whim.
The hotel first opened its doors in 1860, and those doors led to a spacious stone building that used to be the laundry house. The Romantik Wilden Mann hotel has 50 rooms decorated with eco-friendly materials and designed in the 19th century Swiss style.
Whichever of the two restaurants you choose, top-of-the range head chef Simon Oehen will find a way to make your lunch unforgettable. And the idyllic terrace is simply created for romantic candle-lit dinners. After a walk through the promenade along the lake and kisses on Kapellbrucke Bridge, a hot bath, mulled wine and chocolate fondue await you. You can meet other guests, drink a cup of coffee, and discuss what you have seen that day in the lounges decorated in Parisian style.
Lucerne is an ideal city to take an easy walk. Go and visit Hinter Musegg and Church of the Jesuits, and take your photo by the world-famous Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal). This place is great because it allows you to combine a cultural vacation with mountain skiing at the nearby Engelberg resort, as well as boat trips on Lake Lucerne.
Romantic seclusion: Titchwell Manor, 4* hotel
- Where: Norfolk, United Kingdom.
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Romance hangs in the air at Titchwell Manor. You may book a room with a sea view or settle for a wooden cottage with a garden view. Each room offers a warm bath and soft slippers, while the remote control hob will help you to make coffee or tea.
The secluded hotel Titchwell Manor combines the main attributes of the cozy romance of a country home: a Jacuzzi and chilled champagne or a fireplace, warm rug and hot cocoa — a vacation to meet anybody’s taste. Hand-crafted sweets and breakfast in your bedroom would create an unforgettable atmosphere. And, of course, fresh flowers!
Staying at Titchwell Manor, you must take a walk along the seafront, which is so wide yet thinly populated, that during the walk you may get the feeling as though it is your personal beach. And make sure to listen to the singing of birds living in the neighboring nature reserve.
You can dine by candlelight in the hotel’s two restaurants — the chef has created a special menu of dishes that will further fill you up with feelings and love.
Everything like in the movies: San Ysidro, 5* ranch
- Where: Santa Barbara, USA.
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This ranch is of huge historical significance. Initially, San Ysidro was handed to Spanish King Charles III. Then, it became a citrus fruit farm. But for the last hundred years, the rancho has served as a refuge for people seeking seclusion, relaxation and romance.
Vivien Leigh married Laurence Olivier here in 1940. Film director John Huston sought serenity and inspiration here to complete the script for his war melodrama The African Queen. John and Jacqueline Kennedy honeymooned at the San Ysidro Ranch in 1953.
This enchanting ranch organically merges into the natural beauty of the resort’s surroundings, giving you the feeling that you are truly secluded from the rest of the world.
San Ysidro Ranch is located in the Montecito foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains with a magnificent panorama of the Pacific Ocean. It occupies a unique place on the American Riviere. Its total territory of 200,000 hectares is populated with olive and orange trees, as well as roses and magnolias.
Thirty-eight cottages enwrapped by grape vines, surrounded by incredible gardens with flowers. The entrance is gated and it comes with a private car park. You can find antiques in the interiors, together with original works of art that remind you of the informal atmosphere of a European country home. They come with Persian carpets, stone fireplaces, king-size beds with a canopy, huge spas and tropical showers in the open air. Just imagining a vacation in such a place is already romantic!
Viva l’Italia: Relais Santa Croce, 5* hotel
- Where: Florence, Italy.
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Relais Santa Croce from the Baglioni Hotels collection is considered not only the jewel of Florence, but also one of the best hotels in the world. It is especially appreciated by couples in love — the hotel is amazingly popular for romantic weekends and honeymoons.
It’s no exaggeration to state that you can use the Relais Santa Croce interior to study art history. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Papal treasurer Marquis Baldinucci acquired the most beautiful palace of Florence, located between Basilica di Santa Croce and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and decorated its façade with two granite pillars delivered from Rome. The city did not have a more luxurious or elegant building. It was fully restored in 2005 — artists rejuvenated the old frescoes, wooden panels and furniture of the 18th century.
Today, this hotel, situated in the historical center of Florence, is a choice destination for all of Europe’s aristocracy. Moreover, it’s called the dream of romantics and poets. The best breakfast in the city is served in its luxury rooms with high ceilings and amazing views of Basilica of Santa Croce, while its cozy terraces with a view over old roofs of buildings are the most advantageous place for a view of Florence’s beautiful spots.
Add here candles in ancient chandeliers, the best service in town (butler service is provided for some rooms), rooms specially decorated by florists to mark Valentine’s Day, and sweet surprises — the fairytale romance of this place will be obvious even to the most ardent skeptics.
By the way, Enoteca Pinchiorri, the famous three-star Michelin restaurant, is located in the same building, and periodically organizes special promos jointly with the hotel. In a nutshell, all roads of Hedonists heading to Florence lead to Relais Santa Croce!
Bulgari Resort Bali, 5* luxury hotel
- Where: Bali, Indonesia.
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The most stylish hotel on the island of Bali is literally created for romantics. If you’re about to get married, then take a particular look — this luxury hotel will organize the wedding of your dreams in the local temple. Not a symbolic ceremony, but a real, luxurious one for 90 people! The space is decorated by garlands made of aromatic flowers. The bride and groom will be strewn with rose petals, and a personal wedding planner will take responsibility for arranging absolutely everything.
The most romantic option will be a ceremony on the water, where the altar is decorated with flowers, and the ceremony itself is held on a small acrylic bridge installed on a reflective surface of an artificial pond.
If, however, the aim of your trip is not a ceremony but a romantic vacation, then you won’t dream up a better place. A luxury hotel on a cliff, with a breathtaking view over the Indian Ocean, 150 meters above sea level, which is why the view from here is fantastic! Luxury villas with their own swimming pool guarantee a total seclusion, while deft cooks from the local La Spiaggia restaurant will make the freshest seafood such that with a glass of champagne, you’ll forget that you ever had another life!
The Blue Lagoon: Four Seasons Resort Maldives, 5* hotel
- Where: Baa Atoll, Maldives.
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Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful islands, where the amazing azure of the ocean, emerald green of the jungle and dazzling whiteness of beaches combine with innovations, a caring attitude to nature and wellness procedures. This hotel on Landaa Giraavaru is considered the most romantic of all in the Four Seasons range. It’s located on the territory of a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Each of the 103 bungalows has its own path to the sea, which is important to those seeking seclusion. Guests are offered many ways to diversify their stay: you may order a candle-lit dinner on a private sandbank or a massage session for two, take a sea ride around the islands at dusk, go partying at Blu Beach Club, master yoga, discover the secrets of Ayurveda or visit the natural habitat of the world’s largest manta-ray population.
Relationships are always totally unique, and of course only you know what will delight your partner most of all in the world. Our role is minor — just to hint at where the two of you will enjoy time alone and where you will once again be glad that you found each other in this boundless world (which you will now travel together).