The Most Romantic Hotels for 2013

TripAdvisor.com evaluated millions of travelers' online reviews from the past year to determine which hotels are most conducive to couples. Read on to discover 30+ top picks and what makes each place honeymoon-worthy, from spectacular views to marvelous service to gratis chocolate-covered strawberries. The sexy lingerie part is up to you!

By: 
Stefania Sainato

  • Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli, Greece

    Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli, Greece

    Why Couples Love It: "We stayed for seven nights on our honeymoon and, for us, it was just perfect. Some might say this is too long to stay in Santorini, but when you are staying at Anastasis, it isn't long enough. We stayed in a suite on the second floor. The room was spacious, and the bed was very comfortable." —TripAdvisor user adrosenb

    Visit anastasisapartments.com for more info.

  • La Minerva in Capri, Italy

    La Minerva in Capri, Italy

    Why Couples Love It: "My husband and I came here for our one-year anniversary and will definitely be coming again! La Minerva has wonderful staff, amenities, and service. Our room was the nicest out of all the hotels we stayed at in Italy, and it had a wonderful view." —TripAdvisor user CarolineHottyToddy

    Visit laminervacapri.com for more info.

  • Cranleigh Boutique in Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

    Cranleigh Boutique in Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "The room was spotless, the décor was great, and everything felt really homey. The bathroom was fabulous, and we loved the jacuzzi bath with the lighting inside. All of the toiletries provided were really nice. It was great to watch TV while soaking in the bath!" —TripAdvisor user Scho321

    Visit thecranleigh.com for more info.

  • Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant in Windermere, United Kingdom

    Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant in Windermere, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "It was an anniversary treat and, having been told I could choose anywhere in the world to stay, this was the place that caught my eye. I'm so glad it did, because the stay was perfect from the moment we arrived to when we had to (unfortunately) leave." —TripAdvisor user daytripperChester

    Visit cedarmanor.co.uk for more info.

  • Baros Maldives in North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Baros Maldives in North Male Atoll, Maldives

    Why Couples Love It: "We had the holiday of a lifetime. I cannot recommend Baros more. It's a very special place with outstanding service. Luxurious and private, it's just paradise. The manager was fantastic, and the dive school was very personal. It's the perfect honeymoon location." —TripAdvisor user Claire P.

    Visit baros.com for more info.

  • Casa del Mar, Langkawi in Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

    Casa del Mar, Langkawi in Pantai Cenang, Malaysia

    Why Couples Love It: "If you are going to Langkawi, you have to stay here. Located right on the beach, the rooms are really clean and nice. They even turn down your bed before you sleep and leave a note with the weather forecast for the next day!" —TripAdvisor user Em-Jimmy

    Visit casadelmar-langkawi.com for more info.

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  • Bardessono in Yountville, California

    Bardessono in Yountville, California

    Why Couples Love It: "The hotel was fabulous—clean, luxurious, and beautiful. No detail was ignored; nothing was left out. The service was amazing, the property is stunning, and the location is perfect."—TripAdvisor user skitownlover

    Visit bardessono.com for more info.

  • Al Maha Desert Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Al Maha Desert Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Why Couples Love It: "You have your own private pool with temperature adjustment. You also have the chance to have a private, romantic candlelit dinner by the pool, with absolutely no one else in sight. Things like these just add to the beauty of the entire experience." —TripAdvisor user Tanya L.

    Visit al-maha.com for more info.

  • Layana Resort and Spa in Ko Lanta, Thailand

    Layana Resort and Spa in Ko Lanta, Thailand

    Why Couples Love It: "The greatest strength of this lovely, relaxed boutique hotel is the extraordinary level of service, which is always warm and friendly (never ingratiating). This is what gives it an edge over many other resorts. If I could, I would return tomorrow to be cosseted and fed superbly in such an idyllic and peaceful setting." —TripAdvisor user 1barry

    Visit layanaresort.com for more info.

  • Veligandu Island Resort in North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Veligandu Island Resort in North Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Why Couples Love It: "We spent a week at Veligandu for our honeymoon, and we stayed in a jacuzzi water villa with a “wow-worthy” view. The room itself was excellent — and I do mean excellent."—TripAdvisor user IndianCricketFAN

    Visit veliganduisland.com for more info.

  • Constance Moofushi in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Constance Moofushi in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Why Couples Love It: "Staying at Constance was an experience that I hope to remember for the rest of my life. We had a fantastic villa over the ocean. There was pristine sand, water and coral, because the surrounding ocean is a conservation area." —TripAdvisor user

    Visit moofushiresort.constancehotels.com for more info.

  • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in Poipu, Hawaii

    Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in Poipu, Hawaii

    Why Couples Love It: "The second we arrived at Koa Kea, we were thoroughly impressed with the service, beauty and serenity of the hotel. Our one-week stay was absolutely perfect and easily became my favorite part of our entire vacation." —TripAdvisor user Kara S.

    Visit koakea.com for more info.

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  • Alchymist Residence Nosticova in Prague, Czech Republic

    Alchymist Residence Nosticova in Prague, Czech Republic

    Why Couples Love It: "Believe all of the good things that you read about this hotel. We found that it was faultless for many reasons: it has a superb location just a few minutes away from the Charles Bridge and other sights but on a very quiet street; the staff is genuinely friendly and helpful; the hotel is elegantly decorated to a high standard; we had a comfortable bed; everything is spotlessly clean, and we enjoyed a delicious and fresh breakfast buffet with a wide selection (the coffee wasn't as good, but that was only a minor issue)." —TripAdvisor user Deborah C.

    Visit nosticova.com/en/ for more info.

  • Boskerris Hotel in St. Ives, United Kingdom

    Boskerris Hotel in St. Ives, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "The Boskerris Hotel is a real find, with beautiful rooms — ours had a stunning view of a fabulous bay, which was amazing (it was like being in the Mediterranean) and lovely staff. We loved staying there and visiting St. Ives so much, we're already planning our next trip." —TripAdvisor user tcmurphy248

    Visit boskerrishotel.co.uk for more info.

  • Cocoa Island by COMO in South Male Atoli, Maldives

    Cocoa Island by COMO in South Male Atoli, Maldives

    Why Couples Love It: "Just thinking about Cocoa Island and the marvelous week we had there could bring tears to my eyes! This is the most beautiful, pure, serene and peaceful place I have ever been in my life." —TripAdvisor user Sandra-Bruno

    Visit comohotels.com/cocoaisland for more info.

  • Lindos Blu in Lindos, Greece

    Lindos Blu in Lindos, Greece

    Why Couples Love It: "We were so happy with this hotel. It's new, modern, perfectly located, and had first-class service all the way. The room was very comfortable, we received regular gifts from the staff, and the view was unbeatable." —TripAdvisor user JeanC1

    Visit lindosblu.gr for more info.

  • The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) in Funchal, Portugal

    The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) in Funchal, Portugal

    Why Couples Love It: "The views are gorgeous, the facilities are delightful, the staff is friendly and the food is delicious. I had a lovely, relaxing stay." —TripAdvisor user winterqueen73

    Visit portobay.com for more info.

  • Mirihi Island Resort in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Mirihi Island Resort in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

    Why Couples Love It: "We spent a perfectly idyllic week here. The island is very small and there is no one on it except for hotel staff and guests, so it is private and safe. Both the hotel and restaurants are run to the very highest standards; the room was excellent, the food unfailingly appetizing." —TripAdvisor user MisterCreosote1

    Visit mirihi.com for more info.

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  • Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant in Looe, United Kingdom

    Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant in Looe, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "A place of tranquility, beautiful food and friendly staff. The gardens were so peaceful to stroll through. Our hostess could not have been more helpful." —TripAdvisor user debbelfast

    Visit trelaske.co.uk for more info.

  • Hotel Herrnschlösschen in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Hotel Herrnschlösschen in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Why Couples Love It:  "Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and clean rooms, superb restaurant, and a wonderful location in the heart of Old Town Rothenburg; all in all, a great place to stay. They even washed our rental car!" —TripAdvisor user DCPE

    Visit hotel-rothenburg.de for more info.

  • Maison La Minervetta in Sorrento, Italy

    Maison La Minervetta in Sorrento, Italy

    Why Couples Love It: "This is a beautiful hotel with stunning views from the room. We could see the volcano erupting over the bay from our window; it was incredible." —TripAdvisor user rollergirlLondon

    Visit laminervetta.com for more info.

  • The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe, United Kingdom

    The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "Having just returned from a three night break at The Old Rectory Hotel, this is the sixth time we've visited and, yet again, it was totally perfect. Receiving a lovely warm welcome from Huw, Sam and the rest of their staff is like meeting up with old friends." —TripAdvisor user Jarman42

    Visit oldrectoryhotel.co.uk for more info.

  • Pacific Resort Aitutaki in Aiutaki, Cook Islands

    Pacific Resort Aitutaki in Aiutaki, Cook Islands

    Why Couples Love It: "We stayed here for four days to end our New Zealand honeymoon, and we couldn't have wished for a better ending. Upon arrival, we had a fruit basket with sparkling wine." —TripAdvisor user Stephane P.

    Visit pacificresort.com for more info.

  • Shelley’s in Lynmouth, United Kingdom

    Shelley’s in Lynmouth, United Kingdom

    Why Couples Love It: "We stayed in a delightful room with its own private conservatory and balcony. Every evening, we watched some beautiful sunsets looking out to sea across Lynmouth Bay, and the Bristol Channel to South Wales in the distance." —TripAdvisor user Belinda L.

    Visit shelleyshotel.co.uk for more info.

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  • The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

    Why Couples Love It: "The St. Regis Bora Bora was literally a dream. We were greeted with tea and a private tour of the resort grounds. We were upgraded from one bungalow to a nicer one. The food and service were outstanding. It was peaceful and everything you could want in a vacation." —TripAdvisor user Carly D.

    Visit stregisborabora.com for more info.

  • Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Why Couples Love It: "This is absolutely one of the most exquisite places I have ever been, on every level. The staff is genuinely marvelous, the décor is stunning and the Lotus suite is divine. On the last night, they left chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petals." —TripAdvisor user nicoleadette

    Visit fivegraces.com for more info.

  • Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

    Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

    Why Couples Love It: "Watching the sunset from the infinity pool next to our cabin was life-changing. Every detail of the cabin was designed to perfection." —TripAdvisor user twomentraveling

    Visit postranchinn.com for more info.

  • Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort in Healdsburg, California

    Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort in Healdsburg, California

    Why Couples Love It: "My wife and I spent our honeymoon in an idyllic setting — the mansion's ground floor Wisteria Room, which had period decor and design touches, a comfy 4-poster king size bed, a large gas fireplace, a huge bathroom with a clawfoot tub and unique shower, and access to two porches (one public, one private)." —TripAdvisor user Nicholas P.

    Visit honormansion.com/ for more info.

  • Ocean Lodge in Saint Simons Island, Georgia

    Ocean Lodge in Saint Simons Island, Georgia

    Why Couples Love It: "The hotel lived up to the beautiful online photos and far exceeded our expectations. Our room was spacious, the private balcony was wonderful, and the jacuzzi tub was an unexpected treat.." —TripAdvisor user Hope

    Visit oceanlodgessi.com for more info.

  • Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, California

    Casa Laguna Inn & Spa in Laguna Beach, California

    Why Couples Love It: "The room was ideal with a great view of the ocean. We had the couples massage followed by a soak in the private tub watching the sunset. We could not have asked for better." —TripAdvisor user Vpjp11

    Visit casalaguna.com for more info.

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  • Mountain Home Lodge in Leavenworth, Washington

    Mountain Home Lodge in Leavenworth, Washington

    Why Couples Love It: "We couldn't have had a better, more romantic time. The food was exquisite, the hosts were absolutely accommodating and the lodge itself is warm and cozy." —TripAdvisor user tct1307

    Visit mthome.com for more info.

  • Tickle Pink Inn in Carmel, California

    Tickle Pink Inn in Carmel, California

    Why Couples Love It: "My husband and I just celebrated our 29th anniversary at this wonderful inn. The Deluxe Ocean View Suite is the best of the best. It had a fireplace and jacuzzi in the room, but the best of all were the gorgeous views." —TripAdvisor user Karen E.

    Visit ticklepinkinn.com for more info.

  • Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida

    Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida

    Why Couples Love It: "The inn is a lovely, romantic repose complete with spacious rooms and balconies. We enjoyed the complementary wine and delicious grapes while sitting on our balcony enjoying a gorgeous sunset." —TripAdvisor user sunnybeachdallas

    Visit hendersonparkinn.com/ for more info.