Couples holidays to a chic city, relaxing coastal location or tropical resort offer the opportunity to inject a little romance into a relationship, particularly if your choice of accommodation goes the extra mile to capture that loving feeling.
Here, we take a look at six romantic destinations for couples and recommend where to stay that not only match the occasion but will leave you with money to spare for additional love tokens. Think Champagne, chocolates or flowers if you need any inspiration as to what to pop in your shopping basket.
The French capital is known as the City of Love and the 4-star Melia Paris Champs Elysees Hotel will not disappoint.
The rooms at this luxurious hotel, which is located in an elegant residential area of Paris close to the famous Champs Elysees, are bright, elegant and well appointed, while the intimate and welcoming bar is ideal for enjoying a cocktail or two before venturing out to enjoy a wide choice of fine dining restaurants nearby.
The canals of this Italian city, complete with their gondolas, are an ideal romantic setting and the LaGare Hotel Venezia on the island of Murano is an oasis of luxury.
Decorated with the island’s famous glass, this 4-star hotel will immerse you in the history of the city in addition to offering views of the Grand Canal
The hotel has an elegant restaurant and bar, which look out onto a characteristic Venetian courtyard, while the sound-proofed rooms and suites provide a host of modern comforts, including some with mirror TVs.
If breathtaking views of Florence are your idea of romance, then the Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio will not disappoint.
The sixth-floor terrace is a perfect setting for dinner at sunset, while the 80 guest rooms have been carefully designed to pamper every guest.
Romantic couples wanting to explore Florence will also find this 4-star hotel ideally located, just metres away from Ponte Vecchio in the Oltrarno district and a few steps from the world-famous Uffizi Gallery.
A swimming pool, sun terrace, sauna and in-room massage service are all on offer at The Mirror Hotel in cosmopolitan Barcelona.
Not only that, couples staying at this 4-star hotel just 150 metres from Las Ramblas can play out their movie star fantasies at the in-house Atempo Restaurant where the staff dress in black, with tie, white suspenders and vintage hat – just like the film Chicago where the mafia and Al Capone were the main characters.
The guest rooms are no less impressive and come with an automatic Do Not Disturb sign, intimate lighting and bathrobe and slippers.
If exotic Bali ticks all the boxes as a romantic destination for couples in love, then The Laguna Resort & Spa will add a healthy serving of luxury and opulence.
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this stunning 5-star resort is built around a complex of seven beautifully landscaped lagoons and pools.
The stylish rooms, suites and private pool villas are complemented by a wide choice of dining experiences, a spa where luxury and pampering are bywords plus a 24-hour butler service.
If Hollywood’s elite, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, have been spotted canoodling on Majorca, then the largest of Spain’s Balearic islands must be a perfect romantic destination.
And where better place to base yourselves on a couples holiday to Majorca than the aptly names Romantic Hotel?
This 3-star adults-only hotel, which was a winner in the 2017 Travel Republic Hotel Awards, is not only budget friendly but is next to the main beach at Puerto de Pollensa.
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