Top 10 Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

January 18, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News presents ten of the most romantic hotels in the world to inspire romance this Valentine’s Day

For Valentine's Day, picks ten of the world's most romantic retreats in stunning locations from secluded beaches to classically romantic cityscapes, cities of the exotic Orient to tropical havens. The list can be used to treat a loved one to a plush stay or help to inspire the romantic within you.

Top 10 Romantic Hotels

• Jade Mountain Resort
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
For nature-lovers
In a truly romantic and magical setting overlooking St Lucia's Piton Mountains, the Jade Mountain can be described as “a resort within a resort”. The Jade is designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings, creating a new level of sophistication and luxury in hotels. Each bedroom, living area and private pool merge together to create what can be described as a floating stage that connects with views of the island’s twin World Heritage Pitons and the Caribbean sea. Enjoy dining under the stars on your very own balcony or a swim in your private pool at dusk surrounded by gently flickering candles.
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• Elbow Beach Hotel
Hamilton, Bermuda
For sun and sea lovers
Located in Hamilton and composed of 235 suites and 104 cottages, this nearly century old grand dame stretches across pink-sandy beach and the turquoise sea of the Atlantic. For the most privacy, book a cottage especially the secluded “Bird of Paradise” which fronts the beach. Book a spa treatment for two as soon as you check in to enjoy the world renowned Asian-style treatments of this hotel group.
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• Pucic Palace Hotel
Dubrovnik, Croatia
For culture-lovers
Mix romance with culture in beautiful Dubrovnik, an old town which juts out into the deep emerald waters of the Adriatic. The Pucic Palace, the city’s newest hotel is an impeccably restored 18th century villa, and the only one within the walls of the Old City. The top choice for style and service in Dubrovnik, this palazzo is both comfortable and well-designed. High beamed ceilings, parquet floors, European antiques, Italian mosaic bathrooms and 24hr room service create a deluxe experience, making it almost impossible to leave your room. If you do venture out, make sure you enjoy romantic strolls through the cobblestoned streets of the medieval city or charter out the hotel's yacht to enjoy a picnic for two out at sea.
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• Thalassa Boutique Hotel Paphos
Cyprus, Turkey
For history fans
Poised above a cliff top not far from the mythological birthplace of Aphrodite “the Goddess of Love”, the Thalassa is well set for romance. Each of the 58 rooms overlook the azure sea and the 1250 B.C ruins of the first Mycenaean settlement on Cyprus. A dedicated butler for every room allows you to fully enjoy your romantic getaway. Serene and contemporary rooms boast polished-wood floors, lush suede sofas and chairs, artesian furniture, marble bathrooms all mixed in with modern comforts. Thalassa's innovative Anagenisis Spa offers ancient Byzantine, Greek, and Roman therapies for couples and the hotel comes with its own private beach perfect for moonlight picnics, walks and soulful star-gazing.
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• The Chedi
Muscat, Oman
For an Arabian fantasy
On the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi sits amongst 16th century hill-top fortresses and overlooks the Indian Ocean and rugged mountains of Muscat. Seductive and beautiful, The Chedi is like a scene from The Arabian Nights. Soak in the authentic sights and tastes of the Middle East in Muscat, and at night feel the powerful aphrodisiac of local frankincense permeate the air. Coolly stylish, The Chedi is refinement at its best and at the same time understated elegance.
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• Amanjena Hotel,
Marrakech, Morocco
For the self-indulgent
Designed to conform harmoniously to its surroundings, Amanjena bears a distinct Moorish influence that stays true to the Islamic architecture of Marrakech. Pavilions with domed ceilings and king-sized platform beds, bathrooms in green Moroccan marble with deep soaking tubs create an air of decadence. Each pavilion has a private courtyard complete with gazebo and fountain. Try a “Maison” for ultimate privacy which comes with a private pool, fireplaces, guest bedrooms and around-the-clock butler service. Famous celeb couples Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Victoria and David Beckham, Sienna Miller and Jude Law have all sought out the Amanjena as their exotic hideaway.
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• Bauer Hotel
Venice, Italy
For an Italian romance
Step out into Renaissance Italy in Venice, home to Italy’s most famous romancer - Casanova. Surrounded by the canals of Venice, and located in the pulse of the city centre near Piazza San Marco, the Bauer offers deluxe Italian-style romance. The hotels plush suites, velvet furniture and brocade upholstery perfectly captures the sense of time and place. Take in the sights of the city with a truly romantic gondola ride and loose yourself in the alleyways to discover wonderful Venetian cuisine and treats.
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• Aleenta Spa & Resort
Phang Nga, Thailand
For the easy-going
Aleenta Spa and Resort stretches along the coast of the Andaman Sea, on pristine, white sandy Natai Beach. Nurture your relationship with warm sea breezes, sand, sea and relaxation. All living spaces are designed to capture as much of the natural surroundings as possible with ceiling-to-wall windows framing the exotic landscape. Sit back and watch the sun set from the comfort of your own lounge or rejuvenate with luxury spa treatments for two.
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• Library Hotel
New York City, United States
For art and literature fans
Designed to feel more like a private club than a hotel, the Library hotel will make you feel like you are in a world of your own. Each of the 60 rooms are elegantly adorned with a collection of art and books categorized according to the Dewey Decimal system by subject. The collections encompass a wide-range of areas - Literature, Arts, Math, Science and History. The effect is good looking, home-like guestrooms and appealing public spaces including a rooftop bar for a romantic drink under the stars. Not surprisingly the “Erotic Literature” room is the most popular whilst the “Love” room has a terrace. Guests are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and nightly wine and cheese for free.
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• Villa Maria Hotel
Ravello, Italy
For quiet-lovers
Ravello is one of the most famed towns of the Amalfi Coast. Perched high above the hustle and bustle of the seaside, Ravello offers peace and quiet. The tranquil coastal town has inspired many great romantic works including Wagner’s opera Parsifal and D.H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Charming Villa Maria offers its guests the romantic atmosphere of enchanting Ravello. Situated in the heart of the historic old town centre, the Villa provides a wonderful escape for intimacy and privacy. The Villa has preserved the character of an ancient patrician residence but offers comfortable living spaces. It is elegantly furnished with period antiques and possesses a breathtaking panorama of the Amalfi Coast.
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