09th Feb 2017
Planning a romantic getaway? Then we’d highly recommend any of these four spots. You’ll be head-over-heels in no time…
Ballynahinch Castle, Co Galway
Tucked away in Connemara, Ballynahinch is the perfect retreat for city slickers. Each room offers stunning views of the picturesque surroundings, while dining here provides its own magical experience. And for couples who play together to stay together: activities include fishing, clay-pigeon shooting and cycling, against the most tranquil of backdrops. B&B from €155pp. ballynahinch-castle.com
Regina Hotel, Paris
It’s not a trip to the ?City of Love? if you don’t see the Eiffel Tower in all its glory, and the luxurious Regina offers views, without the queues, from the windows of its Magnifique rooms. Nestled in the heart of Paris, it boasts a suitably swoony location for a romantic city break, being within walking distance of many of the city’s splendours. Rooms from €231. leshotelsbaverez.com
Portrait Roma, Rome
If you’re looking for an intimate getaway, then this 14-suite boutique bolthole should stir your loins in no time. With super-stylish suites, terrace breakfasts, guests-only rooftop bar and discreet service, you only have to leave to dine in the recommended nearby restaurants, caf’s and bars around the Spanish Steps. Rooms from €432. portraitroma.com
40 Winks, London
This ‘micro-boutique hotel? in hip Mile End is the delightful lovechild of the interior designer David Carter and a smorgasbord of influences, from Victoriana to Gothic to Italian Renaissance to right-now. It has only two guest rooms but, if whispering sweet nothings starts to get tiresome, go mingle at one of the townhouse’s new ?Supernatural? immersive theatre soirees. Rooms from €120. 40winks.org
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