Our borders may still be closed to the rest of the world (aside from New Zealand), but domestic trips are well and truly back on, and if you were at all unsure as to where you might like to travel first, then might we suggest the world’s most romantic hotel?
TripAdvisor has just come released its annual Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best’ Awards. Looking closely at the data from its worldwide bank of users, the booking platform has been able to determine the very best hotels for a number of categories, including romance, picture-perfect, and best new hotels.
Top romance hotels
Looking at the top 10 hotels for romance in the world, we were pleased to spot two incredible properties from Australia, with the Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat in Queensland taking out the top spot.
The luxury rainforest retreat is positioned within the rolling mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by lush rainforest from every vantage point, the eco-certified hotel is a romantic home away from home that brings you back to nature.
The second Aussie hotel to make it onto this list was Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat. Also in Queensland, the five-star bed and breakfast has a quaint countryside vibe that feels homely, and yet resembles more of a British homestead.
The top 10 most romantic hotels are:
- Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Queensland
- Cases Noves, Spain
- Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat, Queensland
- Edgar House, Chester
- Encantada Tulum, Mexico
- Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize
- Haytor Hotel, Torquay
- Kandolhu Maldives
- The Vera, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba
Top hotels in Australia
Looking closer to home, the TripAdvisor report also found the top 10 hotels in Australia. These are ranked based on customer experience, not just stars and luxury extras.
- Element on Coolum Beach, Queensland
- Kingsford Smith Motel, Brisbane
- Beach Club, Hamilton Island
- Korte’s Resort, Rockhampton
- Quest Sale Serviced Apartments, Victoria
- Treasury On Collins, Melbourne
- MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart
- Julie-Anna Inn, Bendigo
- Quest Ipswich Serviced Apartments, Queensland
- Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney
Other Australian hotels that made the list include The Little National (21st place for hottest new hotels) and Saffire Freycinet (9th place for best all-inclusive hotels).