A colleague setting the table for breakfast on the terrace of the Penthouse Suite at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

The world’s most romantic hotel rooms


Discover the reasons to check into the most romantic rooms imaginable – from a Barcelona penthouse to a royal welcome in Bangkok.

Romance is about escaping the ordinary. Hiding from the humdrum. Feeling like you’ve stepped into a fantasy life. Creating a seductive space is about much more than red roses and petals on the bed – it’s about conjuring a feeling that makes your heart smile and your toes tingle. From pulse-quickening perches with knockout views, come-hither beds that you’ll never want to leave, to nothing-is-too-trouble service – here Juliet Kinsman selects six seductive stays.