World’s Most Romantic Hotels

All you need is love—these swoon-worthy hotels take care of the rest.

No. 11 Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy

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When Bogart and Bacall sailed into Portofino, they were greeted by the sight of olive trees and canary palms, wisteria and lavender tumbling down an emerald hillside to the indigo waters of the Mediterranean. And presiding over it all: the Hotel Splendido, a former 16th-century monastery that was converted into one of the most dashing hotels on the Italian Riviera. Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor here, no surprise given the inescapable romance of this Belle Époque beauty, all checkerboard marble floors and wild, dramatic gardens. The centerpiece is the hotel’s heated saltwater pool, which clings dramatically to the hillside overlooking the yacht-filled harbor below. Linger over alfresco dinner at La Terrazza and then revel in the throwback glamour of the hotel’s piano bar.

World’s Most Romantic Hotels

No. 11 Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy

When Bogart and Bacall sailed into Portofino, they were greeted by the sight of olive trees and canary palms, wisteria and lavender tumbling down an emerald hillside to the indigo waters of the Mediterranean. And presiding over it all: the Hotel Splendido, a former 16th-century monastery that was converted into one of the most dashing hotels on the Italian Riviera. Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor here, no surprise given the inescapable romance of this Belle Époque beauty, all checkerboard marble floors and wild, dramatic gardens. The centerpiece is the hotel’s heated saltwater pool, which clings dramatically to the hillside overlooking the yacht-filled harbor below. Linger over alfresco dinner at La Terrazza and then revel in the throwback glamour of the hotel’s piano bar.

Courtesy of Belmond
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