Planning your dream honeymoon? Here's where to start.
Many Room for Romance hotels are about Romance with a capital “R”. That makes them the perfect honeymoon hotels – whether you’re after a barefoot beach hideaway, a chic city boutique address or some unadulterated five-star extravagance.
Do book your honeymoon hotels well in advance to ensure we can get you the best available room or suite. We can help arrange your itinerary if you plan to stay at more than one Room for Romance hotel, and arrange any special extras you may want during your stay. Look through our selection of hand-picked honeymoon hotels, and we're sure you'll find the place that's right for you.
The Manor House at Castle Combe - Bath
Baronial country house estate in fabulous parkland setting near Bath
Even the gargoyles and stone dragons appear welcoming as you approach The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, Castle Combe. This creeper-clad country house estate near Bath is set amid sweeping lawns and ancient trees.
HONEYMOONS: Book the Lower Thompson suite for a huge four poster bed, Victorian bath and views of the sweeping grounds.
Royal Crescent Hotel – Bath
Pure extravagance at the heart of Georgian Bath
The Royal Crescent would check all the boxes for a super-indulgent weekend – elegant setting, sublime views and a grand front door right on Bath’s landmark Georgian crescent.
HONEYMOONS: Try a Classic suite or go the full mile in a Master suite with floor to ceiling windows, Victorian clawfoot bath and views across Royal Crescent.
Linthwaite House – Lake District
Ralph Lauren meets Raffles at a stylish lakeside address
Set on an idyllic Wordsworthian hillside, Linthwate House has poetic views over Lake Windermere and the lofty peaks of the Lake District. Stylish interiors set off this lovely Edwardian house to a T.
HONEYMOONS: The swish new Loft suite, complete with retractable glass ceiling and fabulous shell bath for two, takes some beating.
Miller's at Glencot House – Bath
Jacobean manor house stuffed with exotic antiques
Even Jane Austen couldn’t have painted a more fetching setting for flirtatious liaisons than the gardens of Glencot House, near Wells. Lizzie would have swooned had Darcy launched his charm offensive here.
HONEYMOONS: Candles glimmer everywhere here at night. Extravagant and seductive bedrooms – many with four-posters – are made for romps and romance.
Burgh Island – Devon
Sleek Art deco haven on a tiny offshore island
Separated from the mainland by a shimmering sandy causeway, Burgh Island is a luxurious Art Deco haven where the decadent 1930s lives on. Noël Coward adored this great romantic getaway.
HONEYMOONS: Stay in secluded luxury in the Beach House, with its fabulous sundeck, or pick from an array of stylish Art Deco boudoirs.
Blakes – London
Swish and seductive extravagance in SW3
Flair and flamboyance make seductive Blakes something of a London legend. Decadent and dramatic bedrooms at this original retro boutique hotel are designed to seduce the senses.
HONEYMOONS: The scarlet-walled Cardinal suite scores on boudoir Wow, while Luxury suites have a softer provencal feel with gossamer nets and creamy shades.
Fawsley Hall – Midshires
Plush Tudor manor in rolling Northamptonshire
Standing in 2,000 acres of rolling Northamptonshire countryside, Fawsley Hall oozes baronial pedigree. This historic house could have come straight from the lavish set of a Merchant Ivory film.
HONEYMOONS: Splash out on the four postered 1575 suite (plush, plush, plus) or pick a room in the Georgian wing.
Newick Park – Sussex
Grand Sussex setting for a stately romance
This elegant Georgian manor is pure Pride and Prejudice, with everything you could want for a few days of high living in Sussex: sweeping lawns, wooded grounds complete with peacocks and antique-filled salons
HONEYMOONS: Play out your M'lady fantasies in Her Ladyship's room, with its grand four poster. It's a favourite for first nights and honeymoons.
Thornbury Castle – Cotswolds
Sumptuous Tudor castle steeped in a royal past
This Tudor castle has a compelling royal past: Henry VIII stayed here with his queen Ann Boleyn. You can almost hear the rustle of courtiers as you walk through the ancient oak doors.
HONEYMOONS: Play the Lord and the wayward wench in the sumptuous Duke's Bedchamber, or take your pick from others with coronet beds and beamedceilings.
Combe House Hotel & Restaurant – Devon
Sumptuous Elizabethan country house in deepest Devon
Hidden deep within acres of lyrical Devon countryside, Combe House is a magnificent Elizabethan manor. This serene, antique-filled house makes a wonderfully romantic getaway.
HONEYMOONS: You'll love the Linen suite, with its a six foot wide copper bath. You can also book Combe Thatch cottage – a romantic hideaway for two with a private walled garden.
Isle of Eriska – Scotland
Luxurious castellated hideaway on its own private island
Set on its very own private island, Isle of Eriska is a storybook Scottish hideaway. This castellated house is tailor-made for indulgent honeymoons, with its badger woods and luxury hot tub suites.
HONEYMOONS: Take a luxury Spa suite and have an after-dark soak in your private outdoor hot tub, or a blissful spa treatment.
Ardanaiseig – Scotland
Ruggedly romantic loch-side escape in wildest Argyll
This imposing baronial manor on the shores of Loch Awe is set in a wildly romantic setting at the end of a winding road, amid 100 acres of woodlands littered with exotic plants.
HONEYMOONS: Drop anchor in the ultra private Boatshed, at the water's edge of Loch Awe, and take off in a rowing boat with a picnic to the little island in the loch.
La Sablonnerie – Channel Islands
Rambling-rose rusticity in an island timewarp
Clip-clop to the front door of La Sablonnerie in a horse-drawn barouche on the pint-sized island of Sark. Set in the prettiest gardens, this little place is a charm-laden hideaway.
HONEYMOONS: Make hay in the cottage style Honeymoon Suite – a former stables. Go for after-dark rambles or swim in rocky coves.
Sumahan on the Water - Istanbul
Fabulous converted distillery on the banks of the Bosphorus
Bang on the banks of the Bosphorus, Sumahan on the Water boasts unrivalled views over Istanbul’s iconic skyline. This sleek waterside boutique hotel houses 20 crisp and minimalist rooms.
HONEYMOONS: Go for the Duplex Loft suites with their private terrace gardens. Some even have a private hammam.
A'jia Hotel - Istanbul
Coolly glamorous boutique hotel on Istanbul’s waterfront.
Standing proud on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus, boutique hotel A’Jia is a sleek and stylish Ottoman mansion with minimalist interiors and stunning views across the water.
HONEYMOONS: Book a mezzanine suite with a sleeping gallery and bedside bathtub.
Hacienda de San Rafael – Andalucia
Hip hacienda hideaway in Andalucia’s heartland
Wrapped around a bougainvillea-hung courtyard, Hacienda de San Rafael sits amid Andalucian fields of wheat, cotton and dazzling sunflowers half way between Seville and Spain’s sherry capital, Jerez.
HONEYMOONS: Honeymooners will adore the luxurious and private rustic-chic casitas, with their shared pool.
La Fuente de la Higuera – Andalucia
Cool hacienda hideaway set in Ronda’s stunning mountains.
Gazing out over Andalucia’s rugged sierras, La Fuente de la Higuera is more about siesta than fiesta – a laidback hacienda-style haven that’s the perfect chillout for weary urbanites. It’s also Ronda’s most romantic address.
HONEYMOONS: Take the Honeymoon suite (suite 2), with its wonderful lounge and huge bathroom. Other rooms have great terraces.
Ca's Xorc – Mallorca
Chic Mallorcan mountain finca with fabulous views
Hidden corners and terraces perfect for unwinding set things off a treat at Ca’s Xorc. This away-from-it-all hilltop hideaway has sensational views over Mallorca’s Sóller valley and the mountains.
HONEYMOONS: Book early here – rooms are often snapped up months ahead. Splash out on a Deluxe, and you get a private terrace or balcony.
Biniarroca Hotel – Menorca
Rustic boutique retreat set amid cascading bougainvillea
Lashings of rustic charm and flower-shaded bowers make Biniarroca a big favourite with honeymooners. Once a tumbledown farmhouse, this pretty Menorcan boutique retreat is tailor-made for unwinding.
HONEYMOONS: There are pretty flower-filled gardens and two gorgeous pools – lit by twinkly candles at night.
Villa Carlotta - Sicily and Aeolian Islands
HONEYMOONS: Ask us about Villa Carlotta’s special five-night honeymoon package, which offers great savings and includes red roses, champagne and a candlelit dinner for two.
L'Albereta – Italian Lakes
Stylish Italian Lakes villa with superlative spa and restaurant.
Sumptuously set between the Alps and the Italian Lakes, L’Albereta is the place to dine, detox and de-stress in supreme luxury. This former hunting lodge scores on every count.
HONEYMOONS: The swish Honey room (pictured above and right) at this plush spa hotel has an incredible retractable roof for sleeping beneath the stars. Sleeping optional.
La Corte dei Papi – Tuscany
Appealing gastronomic hideaway near historic Cortona
A couple of miles from Cortona, this 18th century country house is just the place to recharge and relax in idyllic Tuscan surrounds. The setting is a treat, and honeymooners love it here.
HONEYMOONS: We loved the peachy canopy-bedded Bridal suite and the hotel's location in a pretty garden setting complete with pool.
Castello di Vicarello – Tuscany
Chic and intimate castle hangout in the Maremma
Far away from the well trodden Chiantishire trail near Tuscany's Maremma coast strip stands Castello di Vicarello – a fabulously romantic 12th century castle set among olive groves and vineyards.
HONEYMOONS: Some of the rich and famous have honeymooned here. We loved both the contemporary chic garden rooms and the feudal quarters inside the castello itself.
Podere Dionora – Tuscany
Sweet seclusion in a quintessential hilltop Tuscan setting.
With its picture-book hilltop setting and rows of cypress trees, Podere Dionora perfectly encapsulates Tuscany’s tranquil wine country. This little Tuscan Eden is set in captivating countryside with far-reaching views.
HONEYMOONS: You're in a dreamy setting here. Bathrooms are the icing on the cake, with big jacuzzi tubs and private sauna cabins.
Hotel Signum – Aeolian Islands
Idyllic bougainvillea-clad escape in the Aeolian Isles
A clutch of rural buildings make up Signum. Vivid blues and sun-bleached whites add to that feeling of Mediterranean ecapism, while tumbling jasmine and bougainvillea add vibrant splashes of colour.
HONEYMOONS: This rustic island haven is simply bursting with charm, making Hotel Signum just the place to slip into effortless chill-out mode.
Principe di Salina – Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
Hospitable Aeolian Islands charmer with views to match
Set among Malvasia vineyards on the lush Aeolian island of Salina, Principe di Salina’s dazzling white walls and cane-shaded terraces are all imprinted with that Mediterranean island-in-the-sun feel.
HONEYMOONS: Honeymooners staying at Principe di Salina for seven nights pay for just six (except during August).
Villa Mangiacane – Tuscany
Dreamy Renaissance hideaway with distant Florence views
Stand in the magnificent arched loggia and gaze out over a private Tuscan vineyard to the distant Florence skyline. Welcome to Villa Mangiacane – a sybaritic retreat made for some decadent Italian living.
HONEYMOONS: This dreamy Renaissance hideaway – a stylish and sybaritic Tuscan retreat – hits the spot. Distant Florence views add to the visual appeal.
Villa Sassolini – Tuscany
Cool take on a Chianti country house
High in the Tuscan hills, looking out over an inspiring sweep of the Chianti hills, Villa Sassolini scores a ten on the mile-wide views from its lofty terrace.
HONEYMOONS: As if the views aren't enough, suites come with deep bathtubs centre stage. Go for a valley view room if you'd sooner not draw the curtains at night...
Locanda San Vigilio – Italian Lakes
Handsome villa right on the waters of Lake Garda
Deliciously private and quite magical – that's Locanda San Vigilio, set right beside the cool blue of Lake Garda. At the end of a cypress-lined avenue, it's almost surrounded by water.
HONEYMOONS: This is the place to enjoy Lake Garda at its most gorgeous. Dine on the waterfront and bed down in a four-poster room.
Capri Palace Hotel & Spa – Amalfi coast
The last word in Isle of Capri chic
Life doesn't get much ritzier than at the Capri Palace. This temple of island style boasts superlative views over the Bay of Naples, fabulous interiors and reams of A-list celebrity guests.
HONEYMOONS: La dolce vita doesn't get more chic than this – assuming you're up for the money-no-object lifestyle. The rooftop Megaron suite is a cracker.
Albergo Miramare – Amalfi coast
Intimate Positano albergo with million-dollar views
Laced in bougainvillea, Hotel Miramare has charm in spades and views to blow you away. Clinging to the cliffside in prettiest Positano, this intimate retro-Italian gem also has hugely hospitable hosts.
HONEYMOONS: Splash out on one of the three "special" rooms to make the most pf Albergo Miramare's superlative cliffside location.
Melenos Lindos - Rhodes
Intimate boutique hideaway with superlative Rhodes views
Clinging to a hillside with fabulous views over the Aegean Sea, Melenos Lindos snuggles below the backdrop of the Temple of Athena. This cool, couples-oriented Rhodes retreat is chicest Greece.
HONEYMOONS: Stunning views, the sound of the sea and behind you the Temple of Athena, the other goddess of love. What more do you need?
Astra Apartments and Suites – Santorini, Greece
Boutique hideaway with bewitching views on Santorini’s clifftop
Clinging to the clifftop above the deep blue Aegean, Astra Apartments and Suites boast bewitching views over Santorini’s caldera. And those pinch-yourself views are not all that make this boutique Greek island hideaway a winner.
HONEYMOONS: Heart-thumping views, intimate style and impeccable service make the Astra a real star. Money no object? Splash out on a suite with a private infinity pool.
Dar Zemora – Marrakech
Intimate Moorish retreat steeped in the romance of Marrakech
Plush, lush, hush... this secluded slice of heaven on the city's millionaire's row is just the place for a Marrakech chill-out. Dar Zemora's five gorgeous bedrooms are made with decadent Arabian Nights in mind.
HONEYMOONS: This is a place to bliss out in acres of lush gardens, with every comfort. Chill by the pool, dine on your private terrace, and enjoy the siesta hour in your suite...
Dar les Cigognes – Marrakech
Jewel-like designer riad with shades of the exotic
This 17th century former merchant’s home has been transformed into a sleek boutique riad. The result is good enough for a sultan – with a stylish modern take on Moorish design.
HONEYMOONS: Exotic boudoirs here are simply made for sultan-esque goings-on. Try the stunning Silver room for a taste of sleekest Marrakech.
Londa Hotel – Limassol, Cyprus
Sleek Cyprus resort hotel packed with chill-out cool
Now the coolest place in Cyprus, Londa is an urban chic-on-the-beach resort hotel – an oasis of white marble, curvy pillars and sheer glass walls through which the Mediterranean glints tantalisingly.
HONEYMOONS: Try the Honeymoon suite, with its huge circular bed, jacuzzi bath and wall of sea-facing windows, or take a balconied Sea View suite.
Les Rosées - Provence and the Cote d`Azur
Romantic Riviera retreat in the hills above Cannes
Minutes from Cannes and nudging the ancient hilltop village of Mougins, Les Rosées – set in gardens strewn with honeysuckle, roses and lavender – makes the perfect hillside Riviera retreat.
HONEYMOONS: Les Rosées is just the place for a secluded Riviera honeymoon. Go for the Isadora suite with its valley views, king sized bed glass walled lounge.
Hotel d'Aubusson - Paris
Townhouse treat on the Left Bank
This beautifully renovated 17th century townhouse in the heart of Saint Germain gives lovefests a bit of extra vroom with a pre-bookable Romance package complete with limo rides, roses and a river cruise.
HONEYMOONS: We'd go for the Hotel d'Aubusson's Romance package – three days of decadence in a plum part of Paris.
Jardins Secrets – Provence
Secret garden idyll in the heart of old Nîmes
Press the buzzer, step through the door and hey presto, you’re in another world. No wonder Jardins Secrets got its name – you’d never know this peaceful enclave in the midst of Nîmes was there.
HONEYMOONS: Shaded by palms and bougainvillea, this stylish and sought-after hideaway is set in lush private gardens. Enjoy slothful afternoons in the shade here.
Chateau de Mazan – Provence
Provençal château made for loved-up weekends
A one-time haunt of the infamous Marquis de Sade, Château de Mazan enjoys its associations with a wicked past. With its chic bedrooms and lush gardens, this elegant provençal château is a top spot for romancing
HONEYMOONS: This fetching chateau – a Room for Romance Hotel of the Year winner is the place to be as naughty as you like. The Marquis would definitely approve.
Chateau de Bagnols – Burgundy
Opulent Burgundian château worth splashing out on
Step across the drawbridge, and you are encircled by honey coloured stone that glows in the evening light. Set against the Beaujolais countryside, Château de Bagnols is arguably the world’s finest vineyard chateau hotel.
HONEYMOONS: Bed down in grand Burgundian bedrooms outfitted in velvets and silks. Outside, terraces and parkland with sweeping views complete the idyll.
Pavillon de la Reine – Paris
Luxurious ivy-clad mansion in the chic Marais district.
You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic Parisian setting for Pavillon de la Reine – a tranquil 17th century mansion tucked behind pretty Place des Vosges in the chic Marais district.
HONEYMOONS: If Paris is the city of romance, Pavillon de la Reine is the perfect place for five star French leave. The setting's gorgeous and intimate rooms are just the ticket.
Chateau d'Esclimont – Paris
Moated Renaissance chateau-hotel an hour from Paris
Arriving at Château d’Esclimont is pretty magical. Enveloped in 150 acres of gardens, lake and woodland walks, this magnificent-looking moated French chateau comes with turrets, towers and all the grandeur you would expect.
HONEYMOONS: Gaze over turrets and gardens from one of the historic lodges, or splash out on richly decorated quarters in the chateau itself.
Alchymist Grand Hotel - Prague
Bohemian baroque extravaganza in Prague’s historic heart
Set in a row of tall Baroque houses right at the heart of Hapsburg Prague, the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa aims to cast its spell on guests arriving in this shamelessly romantic capital.
HONEYMOONS: The palatial Alchymist suite is the perfect honeymooners' hide-out. Also plush are the beamed Royal and junior suites.
Orpheus Island Resort - North Queensland
Five-star barefoot chic on a private island in the Great Barrier Reef
This to-die-for escape on the Great Barrier Reef is an emerald jewel. Guests arrive at Orpheus – one of the world’s last privately owned island retreats – by seaplane, flying over the islands of the Coral Sea.
HONEYMOONS: Shower under the stars before bed in of one of two luxury Nautilus suites.
Cockatoo Hill Retreat – North Queensland
Blissful boutique retreat on the rainforest canopy
You’ll find Cockatoo Hill Retreat where the rainforest of the Daintree sweeps down to meet the Great Barrier Reef. This stylish and wonderfully secluded hilltop retreat is an escapist’s Eden overlooking the emerald rainforest canopy.
HONEYMOONS: Four thatched tree lodges have been beautifully styled, while your net-canopied bed is simply made for romancing.
Kim's Beach Hideaway - New South Wales
Laidback luxury hideaway in idyllic Pacific beach setting
Fringed by the rain forest and fronting the Pacific Ocean, Kim’s Beach Hideaway is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Steps from the horseshoe sweep of Toowoon Bay, this shamelessly romantic getaway makes the perfect wind-down.
HONEYMOONS: Home here is an individually designed timber bungalow complete with sundeck – and a jacuzzi, double shower temple or private pool if you choose.