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10 of the best places to stay in Europe for couples

If you’re looking to get away somewhere special with your significant other, then look no further. Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best places in Europe to while away some time with the one you love.  There’s something here to appeal to all couples – everything from heavenly hotels to some gorgeous glamping, and a lot more in between. Read on for our top 10… Finca Cortesin, near Marbella, Spain Couples will love this impressive resort, located in one of the most peaceful and upcoming areas of the Mediterranean coast in the municipality of the picturesque village of Casares, just 1,500 metres from the beach and within easy access, by motorway, of the international airports of Málaga and Gibraltar. Finca Cortesin is set on a 215-hectare estate, 150 of which is designated green belt area, and the development is also home to one of the best golf courses in Spain. Finca Cortesin Crafty Camping, Dorset, UK Waking up in a hand crafted yurt with a piping hot ‘tree shower’ and en suite proper flushing loo is a far cry from camping as most know it. Crafty Camping is set in a magical woodland setting in deepest West Dorset and offers adult only romantic escapes for those that are seeking a break with a difference. There is a sauna yurt, wood-fired pizza oven and a trout fishing pond for the seven glamping tents to share, whilst everyone can enjoy the privacy and peace of their own private clearing and deck with a fire pit, bbq, hammock and kelly kettle. Crafty Camping is open all year round and is as romantic on a crisp Winter’s day as it is on balmy Summer’s evenings. Bodger Shepherds Hut Torre Scilano, Piuro, Italy On the top of a hill, surrounded by vineyards, stands charming “Torre Scilano” (“Scilano Tower”), a magical and romantic alpine chalet, or better tower, located along the”Bregaglia” cycle route, whose backdrop is the impressive waterfall “Acquafraggia”. A site of not only natural beauty but also of historical importance. Not far away are Lake Como and its pretty villages, the famous ski resorts of Sankt Moritz and Madesimo and an abundance of walking, cycling and hiking trails. Torre Scilano This very original chalet has been meticulously restored by its owner, an architect, and had been featured in interior design magazines.This tastefully decorated home is the perfect couple’s nest. After a day spent outdoors, relax in its cosy and calming living room enjoying panoramic views while savouring treats offered by the generous Welcome Basket. The ideal retreat for both active couples as well as those seeking peace and quiet. JK Place Capri, Italy Sophistication redefined, JK Place Capri teeters on a cliff above the Marina Grande with panoramic views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius in the distance. This pristine, ultra-chic retreat is perfect for couples, and has a glorious pool, a spa, beach access, a bar and great cuisine. JK Capri Sip Bellinis while lounging on the terrace and be mesmerized by the view of the blue waters of the bay, or enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner with your significant other. Quartier Delacroix, Paris, France Where better to celebrate love than by waking up in your own apartment in the heart of Paris and experiencing this magical city as a local, with access to the best shops, cafes and hot spots. The apartment’s high ceilings, tall windows and warm hues of ivory and beige give a sense of space and light. French decorative touches abound, while the original marble fireplace, inviting sofas and views of the street add comfort and charm. Quartier Delacroix’s most precious asset, however, is its location on one of the most desirable and fashionable streets of the Left Bank. From here, the riches of this great capital – historical, artistic, architectural, fashionable, culinary – are literally at your doorstep. Quartier Delacroix Coupled with HostedVillas’ HostedAmour package, this is a customized romantic getaway to Paris for lovers wanting to celebrate a new or established relationship. Where better for a round of sensual and culinary delights than this magical city, steeped in creativity, beauty and seduction. Among the personalized shopper options, HostedAmour can arrange for private fittings of fine silk lingerie, followed by a decadent ‘chocolate’ spa treatment at the prestigious Four Seasons George V hotel. Finish up your romantic getaway by fastening a customized lock on the famous Pont des Art bridge to seal your everlasting love. Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador, Tenerife, Spain Luxury, attentiveness and elegance on the island of Tenerife is how the Grand Hotel El Mirador is defined. A boutique hotel with 120 suites, belonging to the exclusive Iberostar Grand Collection, El Mirador is located in a prime location in Costa Adeje across from the internationally famous Playa del Duque. El Mirador Designed for adults only so they can enjoy themselves and relax peacefully, this intimate and personal 5 star deluxe hotel offers 72,000 square feet of unique, extensive gardens, large swimming pool, solarium, a 3,300 square foot spa, sports facilities, suites and VIP area (La Balconada), a restaurant for every palate, and attentive and personal service by highly qualified staff. Grace Santorini, Greece An exclusive boutique hotel, Grace Santorini is perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. Perfect for couples is The Villa – a 400 sq m double suite offering the ultimate luxury on Santorini island with the most perfect view of Greece’s Aegean Sea amid privacy and tranquillity. Ideal for couples or small groups, it has its own private spa and kitchen, a huge private pool and extensive secluded sunbathing areas. Grace Santorini The hotel’s stunning infinity pool offers an uninterrupted sea view. This is the ultimate expression of a boutique hotel in Santorini, a true jewel of the islands, and one of the best in the Mediterranean. Ritz-Carlton Moscow, Russia Escape to one of the premier hotels in Moscow and take a captivating journey to a place where legends and history surround you at every turn. The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow lies at the edge of the famed Red Square – the site of countless coronations and celebrations. Today, this symbolic space serves as a cultural epicentre of one of the world’s great cities and invites couples to share in its many wonders. Ritz-Carlton Moscow The hotel’s spa, Jacuzzi and pool offer the perfect retreat for couples wishing to spend quality time together. Crystal lighting, candles and beautiful facilities create the perfect atmosphere, and there is a varied treatments menu. Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Portugal More than just a five star Sintra hotel, the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is a luxurious and romantic palace which takes us back to the days of the elegance and architecture of the 18th Century. On the mountainside of Sintra, a town classified with World Heritage status by UNESCO, and with spectacular views of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace, enjoy the magnificent surroundings of lush gardens and spectacular scenery. Tivoli Palacio de Seteais Portugal The beautifully decorated rooms with furnishings of extraordinary wealth and the ballrooms with their rich tapestries and incredible frescos make this hotel something quite unique and every event or stay becomes an unforgettable experience. Spend idle hours wandering the mazes or enjoy them from a distance in the comfort of our Seteais Restaurant while you sample the traditional Portuguese cuisine of their master chef. Alchymist Prague Caste Suites, Prague, Czech Republic The Alchymist Prague Caste Suites symbolises the truly unique and exclusive. Nestled within the Mala Strana in Prague, this sensational mansion has been restored to fit a novel style of luxury accommodation in the city. All rooms feature marble bathrooms with Italian fitting following an original 1930s design. They overlook the historical square in front of the residence, the green hills of the Petřín gardens, even Prague Castle. All are with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, a minibar with free non-alcoholic drinks, coffee and tea set, safety deposit box. Alchymist Prague Caste Suites Alchymist Prague Castle Suites also houses a gym, a sauna and a hot tub, and couples can unwind in the lounge area and the library.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Nice selection! Some of the top places for a real luxury experience.
    We are absolutely impressed by the level of service Finca Cortesin. Every detail has maximum care. They also have a Beach Club in an incredible place, pure Mediterranean

  2. What a diverse selection of places to stay. I love the idea of camping in the UK juxtaposed with the over the top luxury of the Ritz in Moscow. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Great selections. JK Capri is a personal favorite. Paris is also an incredible destination for couples. Shangri-la is by far one of the most romantic places I’ve seen!

  4. Oh, wow!! Wonderful places, I can imagine myself at camping place in Italy, Portugal, and Greece for a week or two :)

  5. I can’t imagine staying in Santorini with a room overlooking the Aegean as opposed to the Caldera

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