If you really want to impress your significant other, booking a week away at a stunning hotel will definitely earn you brownie points.
And if you’re popping the big question or celebrating a special wedding anniversary, there’s even more pressure to get everything perfect.
But with such a huge choice of excellent establishments, how do you get it right first time?
By reading about the following three fabulous examples of hotels where romance is always the air, that’s how!
Hotel Belles Rives, Juan Les Pins
Perched on the corner of the road in Juan Les Pins leading out to the Cap d’Antibes, Hotel Belles Rives was known as Villa Saint-Louis during the 1920s when it was the home of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, who entertained luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso within these very walls. Today this is a beautiful Art Deco hotel with a sublime view of the shimmering Mediterranean from the cocktail terrace.
Tip: watch this video of Hotel Belles Rives by Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Monachyle Mhor, Balquhidder
The A84 is one of the gateway roads to the Scottish Highlands and Monachyle Mhor is a well-appointed hostelry nestled in the lush countryside just four miles from the main road, where you can enjoy delicious dining, sumptuous suites and stunning views. Rooms are furnished in uber-cool contemporary Caledonian style and you can choose from Feature, Courtyard or Farmhouse rooms, the cool Ferry Cabin or even in a restored 1950s Pilot Panther wagon.
Tip: read the Monachyle Mohr dinner menu to get a taste of the refined cuisine on offer.
The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town