No matter how many candlelit dinners, couple’s massages, or high country horse rides you organise, if you and your better half are spending precious time together only to come home to a hotel room that’s dull, uninspiring, and uncomfortable then your time away might be somewhat tainted. Mark a memorable stay with this collection of romantic destinations, hotels and rooms that leave no detail—little or large—overlooked.
A tapestry of culture, cuisine, sun-soaked towns, and lyrical landscapes, this Italian region and romance go hand-in-hand. Set amidst vine-clad hills with sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside, this restored medieval village is our pick of places to stay. The multiple stone buildings, which span a lush green and cobble-stoned site, are home to an award-winning restaurant, wine bar, gym, private art gallery, and 23 unique rooms, suites, and villas. Designed to reflect old-world Tuscan life with a contemporary touch, expect rainfall showers, Scandi-chic textiles, and freestanding tubs.
Recommended Room: Il Pozzo for its Val d’Orcia views, 18th century copper bathtub, and exposed beams.
Le Roch Hotel & Spa
Revel in the romance that permeates through this aesthetically charming city. Redefining contemporary luxury with sophisticated minimalism, this boutique hotel in the heart of Paris allures guests with its welcoming atmosphere and high hospitality standards. Each of the 37 guestrooms, the vision and work of famed Parisian interior designer Sarah Lavoine, epitomise tasteful luxury and feature elegant marble textures, walnut flooring, Moroccan-tiled bathrooms, and Kaldewei bathtubs.
Recommended Room: An Indulgence Suite, which boasts a private en-suite hammam.
Baa Atoll, Maldives
An intimate island paradise for starry-eyed lovers, the Maldives’ white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters guarantee romance. Located on the island of Kunfunadhoo, the award-winning and eco-friendly Soneva Fushi fulfils castaway fantasies with its striking surrounds and luxurious villas. There’s a plethora of dining options–treetop, seaside and all–leaving guests spoilt for choice. Villas all open up to their own stretch of private beach and garden; interiors are light, bright and airy with high-vaulted ceilings and white-washed textiles set against a beautiful framework of light wood and bamboo.
Recommended Room: The Crusoe Villa Suite with Pool features a private observation deck and open-air garden bathroom.
The Indonesian island of Bali with its laidback charm and dazzling landscapes lends itself perfectly to an amorous getaway. Amanusa, a serene retreat overlooking the lush Nusa Dua area, is an idyllic place of refuge for couples seeking privacy and tranquillity. Tucked in amongst fragrant gardens, the boutique resort’s features include two tennis courts, library, outdoor pool, and wellness area. The 35 thatched roof villas and suites dot the property, expertly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. Interiors are modern with traditional Balinese accents echoed throughout by way of airy textiles, floor-to-ceiling windows, and hand-crafted four-poster beds.
Recommended Room: The Pool Suites, which feature a private pool and exceptional ocean views.
Taj Lake Palace
An orchestra of sounds, sights and scents, this utopian Indian city is undeniably one of the most romantic and enthralling destinations in the country. Dazzling visitors near and afar, this former palace turned five-star hotel sits atop a four-acre island in the centre of Lake Pichola. Private butlers cater to every whim, Jiva Spa promises mind-body rejuvenation, and the four restaurants showcase the best of local and international cuisine. All of the 83 rooms and suites are unique in style; a nod to different periods in the palace’s 250-year history. From beautifully carved wooden furnishings to intricate artworks, the interiors are a formidable display of Indian craftsmanship.
Recommended Room: The Grand Royal Suites were part of the original design of the palace, mirroring the opulent lifestyle of the Kingdom of Udaipur.
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Nothing but lush grounds as far as the eye can see, this picturesque part of the English countryside is for discerning duos looking to escape the city bustle. At a quiet corner sits Dormy House, a one-time farmhouse that’s now one of the most sought-after destinations in the area. The farmhouse chic accommodation is characterised by sumptuous interiors, tranquil surroundings, and quintessential English charm. Comprising 28 rooms, eight individually designed suites, and two hot tub suites, the interiors are timeless with a contemporary touch, making for a luxurious home-away-from-home.
Recommended Room: The Hot Tub Courtyard Suite for its relaxing Scandinavian design, and private hot tub, of course.
Calistoga, United States
A small town at the northern end of California’s Napa Valley, Calistoga has long been a revered destination for its natural hot springs, wine, and warm weather. Tucked away is the nature lover’s paradise, Calistoga Range. Immersed within 157 acres of mountainous terrain and verdant surrounds, this luxury retreat will enrich, inspire and relax. Scattered over the estate, the ranch’s 50 freestanding wooden lodges harmoniously blend with the outdoors, letting nature do the talking. Varying in size and number of bedrooms (maximum two), trending features include floor-to-ceiling windows, organic materials, and a refined yet relaxed contemporary interior.
Recommended Room: Deluxe Hillside Lodge for its secluded treetop position and expansive views.
A home of colourful culture, striking architecture, exotic rooftops, and all things aesthetically beautiful, the allure of Marrakech only gets stronger. At the heart of the city’s Medina, L’Hôtel Marrakech marries its regal history (it was originally part of a Caidal Palace) with modern comforts. Entirely unique, exclusive and perfect for a romantic retreat, the riad comprises only five individually designed ensuite bedroooms, a heated swimming pool, dining room, courtyard garden, and hammam. The rooms, white-washed and adorned with antique furnishings and traditional textiles, provide an idyllic refuge from a day exploring the beautiful city.
Recommended Room: Casablanca, the largest of the five rooms, for its courtyard garden views and traditional tadelakt bathroom.
Contact the Total Management Travel team for further information. Preferential rates and exclusive benefits may apply.