At the turn of the century, young gentlemen and occasionally young ladies from wealthy families would be sent around the capitols of Europe on what was then called The Grand Tour. Although modern travelers have largely traded their more formal wardrobe of slacks, neckties, crinolines and petticoats for the more comfortable attire of jeans and t-shirts, the allure of Europe remains the same despite the passing of time. So without further ado, here are some romantic European resorts that I would highly recommend considering for your next romantic getaway.
Romantic European Resorts
Travelers with a love of history, scenery, and great food continue to make their way to this section of the world, some of whom are couples seeking that perfect spot.
Cap Estel Hotel near Nice, France
Conveniently located between Nice and Monaco, this five-star resort in the town of Eze Bord-de-mer is an ideal romantic European resorts and couples that want to get away from it all without sacrificing any luxuries. Indeed, all the rooms in Cap Estel Hotel are outfitted with the latest technology as well as all the standard suite features. The hotel itself takes up an entire 4 acre peninsula on the French Rivera in a tranquil spot overlooking the sea.
With approximately 20 rooms and suites inside the main building, the hotel caters to only a moderate amount of travelers at any given time. However, those that really want to escape from it all can simply rent one of the properties’ two small villas instead of staying in the main building. Of course, the Cap Estel Hotel has a gym, a spa, a private beach, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor infinity pool, and onsite dining for their guests to enjoy.
Pegasus Suites and Spa in Imerovigli, Greece
The island of Santorini has long been considered an incredibly romantic spot as well as a prime honeymoon destination. Even so, travelers that plain on doing nothing more taxing on their vacation than simply soaking up the sun will need a place to spend the night. That’s where the Pegasus Suites and Spa comes into play. This five-star boutique hotel offers their guests spectacular ocean views and luxurious accommodations.
Naturally, the establishment has an onsite restaurant, a heated indoor pool, a bar, a gym, and a spa. The staff can even help their guests plan a customized wedding or simply arrange for them to take a tour of the nearby wineries. The small establishment only has 28 rooms and suites so that visitors are sure to get all the attention they rightfully deserve.
Hotel Dukes’ Palace in Bruges, Belgium
As implied by its’ nickname, the “Venice of the North”, Bruges is known for its scenic canals and waterways. In this town, the Dukes’ Palace is just the place for travelers to stay. The resort is housed in a 15th century building which could easily serve as a movie set but the charming edifice is only the beginning of its many charms. This establishment even holds a 2016 Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence that certainly proves their dedication to serving their customers.
Of course, Hotel Dukes’ Palace has all the features one would expect to see including a spa, an onsite eatery, a gym, and a bar. Complimentary Wi-Fi and onsite parking are also available for guests. The 110 rooms and suites are naturally equipped with all the modern conveniences and little luxuries that travelers have come to expect. Meanwhile, the concierge and multilingual staff are always on hand to help guests plan their trip.
So, no matter what portion of Europe your travels take you to: le bon temps rouler!
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