Sitting cosily with your partner before a fireplace at a charming hotel, sipping a glass of wine and drinking in the snow clad views, is one amazing romantic dream. Here is a list of our favourite hotels with fireplaces from around the world. By Rathina Sankari
Ballyfin, County Laois | Ireland
Talk about neoclassical country house in an English estate set in the heart of Ireland with gardens, lakes, a parish church, aviary and that is Ballyﬁ n, a perfect setting for English romance. Each room is tastefully designed with enormous detail as they are furnished with beautiful fabrics and antiques. You would wonder how time passes by in the estate as you ﬁ nd your hands full with activities like boating, horse riding, ﬁshing, archery, picnic, archery and falconry. Starts at €770 per night.
Château de Bagnols | France
The scent of the timeless French countryside lingers days after you have experienced a stay in this chateau built in the 13th century which has numerous credits, one being the visit of Charles VIII in 1490. Surrounded by vineyards this resort is the perfect destination for a romantic escape. Starts at €329 per night.
Uma by COMO, Paro | Bhutan
Como Villa ensures ample privacy as you get to enjoy the panoramic views of Paro valley within the conﬁnes of an alfresco hot stone tub and an open courtyard with ﬁ re pit to cosy up in the cold Himalayan weather. You needn’t leave your private domain as you indulge in some spa treatments. Starts at US$1,250 per night.
Argos in Cappadocia | Turkey
Talk of romance and the dreamy fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are sure to come in your thoughts. The award winning Argos in Cappadocia was once a monastery in Uchisar, Turkey. You are lost in a wonderland as you explore the underground tunnels that are accessible from most rooms and enjoy the views of Güvercinlik Vallet and Erciyes Mountain. The property boasts of their own wine and suites with private cave pools. Relax in a private garden and terrace and lose yourself to the century old historical stories of the property. Starts at €560 per night.
Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe | USA
Set amidst the serene surroundings of Tahoe National Forest this ski resort has loads of winter activities for its guests. Skiing, snow-boarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are few to list. If you are in the lookout for a spa vacation this is the place you got to be. It sure would awaken your senses, pamper you to the fullest and rejuvenate your body and soul. Starts at US$699 per night.
The Chedi Andermatt | Switzerland
A state-of-the-art holiday resort in the picturesque Swiss mountains with traditional values and a generous splash of luxury that is The Chedi Andermatt. The Furka suite with majestic views of Saint-Gotthard Massif Mountains to the legendary 2,429 metre high Furka Mountain Pass is modelled as a Swiss chalet. A personal spa with steam bath, sauna and Jacuzzi this retreat is picture perfect to enjoy with your loved one. Starts at €1,279 per night.
Whether you are on the lookout for the lost city of the Incas or interested to explore the cloud forest of Machu Pichu, the Inkaterra resort would be your perfect base. After your long outing you can curl up with your partner beside the crackling ﬁ replace as you hear the Vilcanota River rush by. Starts at US$518.
Fogo Island Inn | Canada
Look out of the window of you plush room and you could see icebergs ﬂoating in the vast Atlantic Ocean. One gaze at the façade of the resort that looks like sleek white boxes and you realise this will be an interesting stay. Hear the echo of time as you sit on the jagged rocks around the resort with your partner. Starts at €623 per night.
&Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge | Botswana
The organic suites at Safari Lodge oﬀer complete privacy amidst a canopy of wild palms and ﬁ g trees. With a private plunge pool and an outdoor shower it oﬀ ers an aura of intimacy. You can wake up to the call of birds, chatter of baboons and watch the African Elephants splash water. Starts at €948.
Close to the picturesque Umiam Lake this resort inspired and derived by the Khasi thatch huts is an amalgamation of eco-centric culture, harmony and luxury. Set in the backdrop of the Khasi Hills the cottages are supported by tall stilts and built into a cliﬀ. Wake up to the mesmerizing views of the rising sun with your partner and a cup of hot coﬀee. This resort is the perfect base if you are interested to trek to the peaks Lumsohpetbheng and Lumdiengiei. Starts at Rs12,000 per night.