Get loved up on your next trip, and treat yourself and your special someone to an unforgettable couples’ getaway. Spend some quality time together while exploring fascinating sights and cultures, enjoying some pampering and fine dining, or just lying back and soaking up the sun. With both classic romantic hotspots, and new ideas for inspirational destinations, there is something for every couple.
If culture, fine dining and luxurious accommodation are the ingredients for your romantic break, then London is a great destination. As you might expect, the UK capital is home to literally hundreds of romantic hotels, although if you're looking for easy access to stunning Westminster Palace and Westminster Cathedral, consider booking a stay at the chic Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. To be close to the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum and Hyde Park, stay at the princely Ampersand Hotel, or try the Mondrian London at Sea Containers for superb views of the Thames near the City. You could also stay at the Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar, which is just minutes from the National Gallery and the thriving theatres of the West End. The Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel offers lovely views of the river and the surrounding city as well as romantic dining in it’s Chino Latino restaurant. For an indulgent break, the Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge is a truly romantic choice. Set in the heart of historic London, it not only provides lavish accommodation, but gives you access to the spa centre and indoor pool, as well as the Tower Grill restaurant and Tower Bar. Set in London’s West End, the Strand Palace Hotel is just a few minutes away from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, so after a day spent taking in the world’s best romantic art, opera or ballet, you can come back to an award winning restaurant and Gin Palace.
For excellent city views, book a room at the opulent Staying Cool at the Rotunda in lively Birmingham city centre, or try the majestic Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa in the buzzing city centre of Manchester. For romantic breaks in the charismatic city of York, you could choose the conveniently located, photogenic BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, or head to handsome Liverpool and stay at the elegant, high-end Posh Pads at the Casartelli hotel.
Edinburgh is a city with many a romantic story attached to it and it still retains that air of excitement and possibility today. The Principal Edinburgh, George Street is a set in a grade 2 listed building in the heart of the ancient city. Robert Burns, the pioneer of romantic poetry was a frequent visitor to the building. Drink in the atmosphere in the restaurant and late-night cocktail bar.If you're planning a romantic getaway to the magnificent city of Edinburgh, you could book a stay at the regal Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa or The Balmoral Hotel or, if you're visiting ancient Bath, try the charming Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.
There are many romantic hotels to be discovered in the most beautiful areas of the UK. The Lake District, inspiration for so much romantic poetry and literature is one such place and the Belsfield Hotel on Lake Windermere is the perfect place for romantic getaways. Decorated by Laura Ashley designers, it offers some of the best views of Lake Windermere. Dine on local produce in the nouvelle cuisine restaurant, then watch the stars come out over the lake as you sit together on the terrace.
Stay at the luxurious Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh (The Cotswolds), one of the most romantic hotels in United Kingdom, or choose the highly romantic Simonstone Hall Country House Hotel in the scenic market town of Hawes (North Yorkshire). Alternatively, you could escape to the lush mountains of Wales and stay at the luxurious Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, or the wonderful Ballathie House Hotel in the beautiful Perthshire countryside in Scotland.
Stay at the immaculately presented Park Hotel in the breathtaking Welsh beach resort of Tenby, or head north to Britain's most famous seaside town, Blackpool, and stay at the very fashionable Imperial Hotel. Meanwhile, the English South Coast is home to many other romantic hotels such as the elegant Amsterdam Hotel in Brighton, the fantastic Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth, and the Mediterranean-like Riviera Lodge Hotel in Torquay on the English Riviera. The Cornish coast is steeped in mystery and romantic adventure. Stay at the Treganna castle resort to make the most of this beautiful coastline, made famous in literature and on TV as a romantic setting. Treganna castle resort sits just minutes from a beautiful beach where you can relax together. Check out lastminute.com for more romantic hotels uk.
You could also head even further southwest to the pristine sandy beaches and striking coves of Cornwall, and stay in the friendly Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa in St Ives or the beloved Falcon Hotel in Bude.
Romantic hotels abroad make a great base to experience a new culture together and share new experiences. The Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo Hotel in Venice overlooks Venice’s most romantic form of transport – gondolas and is only 50 metres form the majestic beauty of St Mark’s Square. Paris has been the setting for many a romantic tryst over the centuries and has inspired some of the world’s most romantic art, music and literature. In the artists' district of Montmartre, the Hotel le Chat Noir is sumptuously decorated in rich colours and offers panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower.
Choosing the most romantic hotels in the world is no easy task, but the Hivernage Hotel and Spa in Marrakech must be a contender. Located near to Medina it offers couples an exotic location, gorgeous views and luxurious accommodation. Spa pampering, inventive cuisine and cocktails on the terrace all add to the romantic atmosphere.
Or experience the beauty of Bali at Chapung Sebali where you can enjoy individually decorated rooms with private balconies or patios, relax together at the spa and refresh with drinks at the poolside bar. Bali, known as a place for relaxation and renewal, offers lots of romantic possibilities.