The most romantic hotels around the world

Just because you work hard and travel often, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on exciting experiences in your life. Join us on a journey around the world and check out these exceptional romantic hotels that ignite the flame of passion and enchantment.

THE MURAKA in the Maldives is the world's first underwater hotel villa. Image credit: Justin Nicholas
THE MURAKA in the Maldives is the world’s first underwater hotel villa. Image credit: Justin Nicholas

These are five romantic hotels that offer glamorous and intriguing getaways to sponge up affection and devotion.

THE MURAKA, Maldives – get enchanted at this romantic hotel getaway

Resorts in the Maldives live and breathe romance and this tiny enclave in the Indian Ocean stands for a luxury collection of island escapes. It is a place known to modern travelers for its peaceful privacy and secluded intimacy.

Being the first of its kind to provide undersea accommodation, romantic hotel THE MURAKA at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a sensual playground for singles and couples alike. Their two-level residence features seamless living above and below the ocean.

THE MURAKA’s undersea villas invite you to gaze at sea turtles, whale sharks, and stingrays, and give you the experience of a purposely designed underwater bedroom, living space and bathroom on the ocean floor.

THE MURAKA undersea bedroom. Image credit: Justin Nicholas.
THE MURAKA undersea bedroom. Image credit: Justin Nicholas.

GRAND POWERS, Paris – chic and romantic suites

Paris, the city of love, is the epitome of romance. A stroll through the metropolis’ quaint, idyllic streets along the Seine, the intimate ambiance of Parisian bistros, the taste of delicious red wine, and the smell of freshly baked pastries – Paris’ charm goes way beyond taking in the views from the Eiffel Tower and admiring the works of Romantic painters in the Louvre.

Stay at the Grand Powers and capture the irresistible allure of Paris. Built in the Haussmann style, this small luxury hotel offers 50 romantic hotel rooms and suites in a timeless and cozy atmosphere. Each floor features a soothing signature tone radiating warmth and brightness. Choose between powder pink, celadon green, and celestial blue.  

As a tribute to the centuries-old art of design, the rooms are equipped with lacquered paint and aged brass. Cool marble, warm oak, and walnut furnishes top the elegant composition off. Feeling the velvet and silky fabrics on your skin in the bedroom reinforce the romantic hotel notion and the impression of luxury and comfort.

The Grand Powers wellness zone takes you away from the urban hustle and bustle. Dressed in marble, the Thala Spa has been created as a protective and energizing cocoon. Suspend time and indulge in a relaxing bath in the Jacuzzi, experience intense relaxation in the Hammam, or enjoy exclusive Dermalogica treatments.

When you touch down at Charles de Gaulle Airport, make sure you book a reliable Blacklane limousine service in Paris to take you to the Grand Power in style.

THE PAVILIONS HIMALAYAS LAKE VIEW, Nepal – a romantic hotel idea

From under the ocean to high up in the mountains, variety is the spice of life – and romance! What’s more majestic, more intriguing, and jaw-dropping than the Himalayas? Featuring nine of Earth’s ten highest peaks, no other mountain range matches its natural beauty.

After you are done trekking thousands of meters above sea level, take the time to rest and relax. If you are genuinely an individualist who despises romantic hotel packages, check out this newly opened, hidden gem.

The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View offers the first luxury tented eco villas of their kind in Nepal. Privacy and intimacy are assured among the eight dwellings, which are surrounded by rice fields and the Annapurna Himalayas. The open design of the villas provides unobscured views of the landscape. Mountain botanicals and a natural spring pool form the basis of a Himalayan wellness experience.

The entire resort is powered by solar and renewable energy. The Nepalese and international cuisine available uses fresh produce and dairy products cultivated from their own organic farm.

You can arrive at The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View by taking a boat across Phewa Lake or a short hike along a curving mountain trail. Jeep Safari transfers are also available on request.

THE LINDIS, New Zealand – the ultimate romantic hotels package

Is lying on a soft grass bed, holding the hand of your loved one and gazing at the stars your kind of romance? Then it’s time to head to the land of the long white cloud and book yourself into The Lindis.

This architecturally dynamic luxury lodge is located on New Zealand’s South Island in the Ahuriri Valley, North Otago. It sits on a 6000-acre plot of New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness and is encircled by conservation parks on three sides.

The vast expanse of glass along the front of the building links the lodge competently to its surroundings, and you will look out onto uninterrupted views of the meandering river and mountains beyond.

The main building blends into the landscape with a broad sweeping timber roof that mirrors the organic natural scene encompassing it.

Five eclectically designed romantic hotel suites present a luxury finish accentuated by a mix of sculptural and modern fittings. After enjoying one of the world’s top ten fly fishing spots, cuddle up in front of the fireplace before relishing in fine dining and exquisite regional wines.

In addition to hiking, take up mountain climbing and biking or horse riding for a truly memorable experience.

NoMo SOHO, New York – a romantic hotel that blends art and culture

Launched by fashion mogul and Buddha Bar founder Gerard Guez, one of the better romantic hotels celebrates the original spirit of the SoHo, known for its artistic origins, cast-iron architecture, and cobblestone streets, while blending the culture and fashion of today’s digital age.

The building is a curated collection of vintage and contemporary art, representing the eclectic mix of those who made the area what it is today.

With a chic color palette and 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, the NoMo SOHO blends comfort with class.

To be swept away by the offerings at  NOMO Kitchen, you first have to walk through a beautiful tunnel of greenery and fairy lights, which helps to set the mood before you even get to your table. Open and airy, the dining area features glass chandeliers and expansive skylights mingle with golden curtains to create a feeling of regality and invite you to savor a high-class dining experience based on a farm-to-fork mentality of seasonal cuisine.


Petra Loho

Petra is a freelance writer and journalist from Austria currently based in Hong Kong. She is an avid traveler who loves exploring Asia. She captures her travel and cultural experiences across the globe both in writing and with her camera.