What makes a hotel a romantic getaway? It’s equal parts atmosphere, luxury, and privacy, whether that means rural seclusion or a little oasis in the heart of Rome. Any one of these ten hotels would be perfect for an unforgettable couples escape.
Baur Au Lac
Seductive, maybe not. But Baur au Lac, a Zurich institution since 1844, is where you take a relationship to the next level — a level where the Michelin-starred restaurant is designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon….
If there were a Swedish version of Jay Gatsby’s mansion on the North Shore — grand, glittering, located within easy reach of the city — it would be Häringe Slott, where Greta Garbo and Josephine Baker once sipped martinis.
If disappearing with that special someone is high on your list you could do worse than Cap Rocat, a reconstructed 19th-century fortress set on an 88-acre coastal estate overlooking the Bay of Palma, now transformed into a contemporary luxury hotel.
For a proper Roman holiday you could do much worse than an ultra-discreet, ultra-posh luxury hotel just off the Spanish Steps — and this one just happens to be another JK masterpiece, visually stunning and faultlessly luxe.
While Tallinn is increasingly filled with cut-rate revelers on vodka cruises, Muhu Island is scenic, quiet, pastoral, largely untouched by the outside world, which makes Pädaste the ideal place to escape.
Just outside the city center, La Villa Gallici was created by three friends who, tired of lamenting Aix-en-Provence’s lack of a traditional country house hotel, took it upon themselves to create one, with delightfully excessive results.