It’s time to book that romantic hotel break pronto! But don’t panic, Condé Nast Johansens (www.condenastjohansens.com) is here to help with their pick of the world’s sexiest stays.
With everything from cosy country retreats, to private island hideaways, and chic city stays, whether you’re looking for the perfect place to pop the question or just enjoy some quality time together with your beloved, they’ve got the perfect Valentine’s luxury hotel break to seduce your sweetheart.
1. Cayo Espanto a private island, Brazil
Awarded Condé Nast Johansens Most Romantic Hideaway 2013, this 5-Star private island offers you your very own piece of paradise. A personal butler will take care of your every wish, leaving you to free to spend lazy days with your loved one basking beside your private plunge pool, lounging on your beach bed or being pampered with spa treatments in your very own villa. Bliss!
2. Hotel La Belle Juliette, Paris
For serious ‘Ooh la la’ factor, book yourself into La Belle Juliette in the heart of the most romantic city in the world. Accommodation doesn’t get more romantic than at this charming hotel with its sumptuous surroundings and spectacular service. Turn the romance up even more with the Valentine’s package, which includes breakfast served in your room, a massage for two, plus romantic night with rose petals, champagne and bubble bath from only €190 per night!
3. Seafield Golf and Spa Hotel, Ireland
Oozing with style and sophistication, this luxurious golf and spa hotel is conveniently located just an hour from Dublin and the perfect place to seduce that someone special. The romantic Valentine’s package includes two nights accommodation, breakfast, candlelit dinner, Prosecco, and use of award-winning Oceo Spa’s thermal suite, all from only £135pp!
4. Barnsley House, Cotswolds, England
It’s clear to see why this chic country retreat was awarded Condé Nast Johansens Most Excellent Hotel 2013. From uniquely decorated stylish rooms to fluffy towel robes, Jacuzzi’s and twin tubs, entertainment systems and romantic lighting, they’ve taken care of every detail so you can just sit back and relax. Facilities and activities include a spa, cinema, hot air ballooning, famous gardens and river rowing. Sold? So are we.
5. Petra Segreta Resort & Spa, Sardinia, Italy
Escape the world at this exclusive luxury spa resort, awarded Condé Nast Johansens Most Romantic Hotel 2012. Sip champagne on your private terrace at sunset whilst taking in spectacular views of untouched nature and weather-beaten rock formations, and the Arzachena Gulf across to Corsica, before dining the on the freshest local ingredients at the superb II Fuoco Sacro Restaurant . Enjoy!
6. Astra Suites, Santorini, Greece
Santorini is high on the list for couple’s seeking a romantic getaway. And it doesn’t get more romantic than at Astra Suites, winner of Condé Nast Johansens Most Romantic Hotel 2013, perched atop volcanic cliffs. For the ultimate wow factor book the Pool Suite with private panoramic veranda and outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano, Aegean Sea and stunning sunsets – sure to knock someone’s socks off!
7. Victoria House, Belize
Voted Condé Nast Johansens Most Romantic Hideaway 2012, this secluded island resort with white sands and turquoise waters is the ultimate lover’s paradise. The Reef Romance package is available for four, five or seven night stays and includes champagne, flowers, a romantic private waterside dinner, couples massage, snorkel trip, plus daily breakfast, lunch and dinner – wow! For extra brownie points book an infinity pool-side villa, set in lush gardens with stunning sea views.
8. Grosvenor House, Dubai, UAE
A distinctive landmark on Dubai’s glittering skyline, this luxurious spa hotel set beside the exclusive Dubai marina has serious sex appeal. For the ultimate wow factor, book the spectacular Royal Suite with Jacuzzi, sauna and stunning sea views, and you’ll be sure to knock that someone special’s socks off!
9. Ca’ Maria Adele, Venice, Italy
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year, in one of the most romantic cities in the world, at Condé Nast Johansens Most Romantic Hotel 2011! Once a 16th-century palace, this stylish hotel located across the water from St Mark’s Square is a feast for the senses and a seductive setting for a Valentine’s getaway.
10. Trump International Hotel Tower, New York
Wow your Valentine with a stay at this iconic hotel. Trump International is the highest award-winning hotel in NYC and delivers the highest level of service, style and exclusivity. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling-windows showcasing unparalleled views of Central Park. Enjoy a spot of sightseeing followed by a relaxing spa treatemnt and dinner in the 3 Michelin-Starred restuarant, serving the finest contemporary international cuisine in Manhattan.
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