The World’s Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels

SLIDESHOW: This Valentine’s Day, treat your loved one to a night or two at one of the world’s most beautiful hotels.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, travel experts at Mr & Mrs Smith hand-pick 10 of the most idyllic getaways in locations around the world.

From secluded luxury villas to intimate city hotels; spectacular ocean views to stylishly cutting-edge interiors, we’ve got you covered for the most dreamy Valentine’s Day options around the globe.

Travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have hand-picked their 10 most idyllic getaways for couples in some of the most jaw-dropping locations in the world.

Palazzo Margherita
Location: Basilicata, Italy
While rediscovering his roots in the 15th-century hilltop town of Bernalda (in Matera), Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola came across the crumbling 19th-century relic of Palazzo Margherita and immediately pledged to restore it to its former glory. The result is more a family home than a hotel, with extravagant suites designed by the Coppola clan, unobtrusive yet intuitive service and rustic home-made cooking.

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The Pig
Location: Devon, UK
Fine Arabian horses are your neighbours at the Pig at Combe, an Elizabethan country manor with a statement restaurant and gorgeous grounds set in the rolling Honiton hills. Interiors are a marvellous mash-up of colours, Farrow & Ball paints, floral prints, tactile fabrics and distressed wood and stone. Gem-bright glasses glitter against the bar’s mullion windows; Roberts radios, industrial-style lamps and Smeg fridges decorate rooms.

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Location: Cabarita Beach, Australia
The only thing going troppo at Halcyon House in Queensland is the beachy decor, an artful muddle of Mediterranean pool chic, breezy Cali cool and Long Island nauticalia. This former faded surf motel has communal areas as ravishing as its rooms: the pool, for example – framed in teak, fringed by palms and lined with blue-and-white candy-stripe day beds — or the art-lined restaurant, where a Noma-trained chef works his culinary magic.

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Hôtel Providence Paris
Paris, France
Forget romancing the stone: romance the printed-velvet House of Hackney wallpaper, the Madeleine Castaing carpets and the personal cocktail counter, all of which you’ll find in your finely-appointed room. Sure, Hôtel Providence Paris is positioned in Paris’s coolest neighbourhood, but we dare you to explore further than the hotel’s dimly-lit bar, the perfect setting for couples clinking glasses to toast the vast collection of seasonal wines.

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Ett Hem
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
‘A home.’ Ett Hem’s translation couldn’t be more apt — this seductively stylish red-brick townhouse in Stockholm’s upmarket Lärkstaden neighbourhood is a luxurious Arts and Crafts residence transformed by design staples and vintage finds. Each individually decorated room is delightful, with tactile sheepskins, marble-and-brass bathrooms and carefully chosen artworks. Stockholm is on your doorstep, but we recommend helping yourself to a wine from the fridge and settling in for a cosy afternoon in the glasshouse.

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Soneva Fushi
Robinson Crusoe fantasies become reality at boutique hotel Soneva Fushi, whose eco-chic villas dot the powder-white beaches of a private island in the Maldives. Responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the resort’s philosophy, so cast off your shoes and your worries: with a superb spa, mesmerising house reef and ask-for-anything butler service, you won’t need either in this laid-back playground of desert-island indulgence.

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Six Senses Yao Noi
Phang Nga, Thailand
To stay in one of Six Senses Yao Noi’s private-pool villas is to awaken your inner child. These luxury tree dwellings are perched spectacularly on a cliffside overlooking Phang Nga Bay’s fantastical limestone pinnacles; are built using local teak topped with palm-leaf roofs; and are decked out in stylish bright linens and simple mango-wood accessories. And if your imagination wasn’t fired enough, the infinity pool is likely to give you a sensation similar to that of dropping off the edge of the universe (you won’t, though).

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Lake Powell, US
Reposed in the wild and wind-carved Utah landscape, Amangiri hotel is a sleek sandstone hideaway at the heart of Navajo country. Your suite mirrors the stark beauty of the surrounding wilds with an outdoor lounge and fireplace, plus views of America’s most sensational scenery. Indulge in the spa that channels Navajo healing traditions in its treatment menu, refresh in the stunning heated pool that makes a feature out of a finger of rocky escarpment and, come nightfall, warm yourself by the fire-pit under the stars.

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Samode Palace
Location: Jaipur, India
In the heart of Rajasthan you’ll find the fort-like Samode Palace boutique hotel, a 300-year-old maharaja’s mansion with mirror-tiled halls and mural-line walls that’s almost like the set of a Disney movie, if it wasn’t so authentically regal. Marble swimming pools, antique-filled suites, old-world accents and lavish fabrics: this walled desert wonderland is the stuff of legend. Refined Rajasthani, Asian and European dishes, courtesy of chef Raheev Sharma, are served with a side of pomp and ceremony in the Dining Room.

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Sumba, Indonesia
Hidden away on one of Indonesia’s most unexplored islands, Nihiwatu hotel is a luxury resort offering adventure experiences in untouched nature. Almost entirely preserved from urban development, Sumba’s extraordinary landscape is the setting for truly romantic escapes: surf the world-famous breaks; explore the bush on horseback; work on community projects; or simply while away your day by your dreamy private pool. Even better: the hotel’s spa pavilions look out over the beach and the crashing waves.

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