Whether you are looking for a boutique hideaway with ocean views, a villa in the country, or a city hotel near famous attractions, there are many fantastic European honeymoon ideas. Check into a room with a view and spend your vacation relaxing, exploring tourist sites, shopping and dining at romantic restaurants.

Ask the hotel concierge to help you plan romantic activities, including beach picnics, boat tours, scenic hikes and unique city tours. You may also like: Top 20 Dream Tropical Honeymoons and Best Luxury Honeymoon Villas.

1. Tuscany, Italy - Villa Armena

Tuscany, Italy - Villa Armena
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Surrounded by the breathtaking landscape and rolling hills of Tuscany, just 20 minutes from Siena, Villa Armena is a romantic, beautifully renovated Renaissance mansion. Rustic red bricks, original oak beams and cool terracotta tiles floors come together to create an elegant abode surrounded by a manicured Italian garden. The villa boasts 10 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites across four categories, each of which has spectacular panoramic views of the villa grounds and distant hills. Rich furnishings and ornate décor accompanied by modern amenities and sumptuous marble bathrooms create havens of tranquility in which to escape. Lose yourself in the gastronomic delights of Tuscany at The Sorbo Allergo where local ingredients are fused with international flavors and flair to produce sublime fare. Lounge in the elegant Villa Armena Living Room in a plush armchair as you sip a fine vintage and take in magnificent views. Explore Tuscany’s beautiful churches, medieval monasteries and priceless works of art found in the ancient towns sprinkled across the countryside.

2. England - Boskerris Hotel

England - Boskerris Hotel
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Explore Cornwall's Roseland peninsula while staying at the romantic Boskerris Hotel which offers spectacular ocean views and Mediterranean-style decor. The hotel has 15 contemporary guest rooms, most with a view of the Cornish coastline. Take romantic walks along Carbis Bay beach and explore St Ives Bay on your honeymoon. Couples can request an in-room massage to relax after a day of beach combing. The hotel serves breakfast featuring locally sourced produce, and a simple dinner menu. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge, bar or outdoors on the scenic terrace. The nearby town offers diverse restaurants, shops and cafes.

Honeymooners should book the Celebration Room at the Boskerris Hotel which offers stunning views of St Ives Bay. The room has plenty of natural light, a sunken bath in the corner of the room, and a bathroom with a large rain shower. Luxury guest amenities include bath robes, slippers, iPod dock, complimentary Wi-Fi, goose down duvets and a large collection of free movies. (+44 (0)1736 795295).

3. Greece - Iconic Santorini

Greece - Iconic Santorini
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Iconic Santorini is a romantic hideaway carved into the cliffs of Santorini island in Greece. The stylish hotel has an infinity pool where you can take a dip with a view of the spectacular panorama below. Each room has a private terrace where honeymooners can enjoy outdoor breakfast and drinks with a view. The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers private dining areas for couples who want to dine undisturbed. Iconic Santorini has a serene spa with an indoor pool and a gym where you can work out on Cybex machines and get couples massages. The hotel is open from May to October. The hotel concierge can recommend top things to see and do in the area, including archaeological sites, wine tours, boat trips, scenic hikes, museums and shopping. (Phone: +30 2286 028950).

4. Spain - Barcelo La Bobadilla in Loja, Granada

Spain - Barcelo La Bobadilla in Loja, Granada
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Rejuvenate in a unique country setting at the five star Barcelo La Bobadilla. Loja offers natural springs known for their healing properties and several historic palaces, churches and gardens. The hotel has a full service spa, outdoor swimming pool, heliport, gym, tennis courts and a children's program in the summer. Children have access to a playground and a children's pool. You can go hiking, clay pigeon shooting , horseback riding, ride in buggies and many other activities. The resort has 6 Andalusian horses for horseback riding. Restaurant la Finca serves signature dishes with international and Mediterranean influences. Phone: +34 958 32 18 61, Barcelo La Bobadilla

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5. Hotel Gotthard in Lech, Austria

Hotel Gotthard in Lech, Austria
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Standing since 1931, the Hotel Gotthard is one of the most historic hotels in Lech am Arlberg. Hotel Gotthard offers friendly hospitality, luxury accommodation, and a true 'home away from home' vibe that really helps to make every stay magical and unforgettable. If you’re looking for a hotel where you’ll be made to feel exceptionally welcome for every second of your stay, Hotel Gotthard is the right option.

Each room is beautifully decorated with luxury furnishings and warm tones to create a very cozy and comfortable feeling for all to enjoy. Meals and refreshments are served all through the day at various locations around the hotel. There's also a beautiful indoor swimming pool and sauna area to relax and soothe your muscles after a long day on the slopes. Massages and spa treatments are provided to make your stay even more relaxing and invigorating. More info

Omesberg 119, 6764 Lech, Austria, Phone: +43 5583 35600, Map

6. Ireland - Bellinter House

Ireland - Bellinter House
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About an hour from Dublin, Bellinter House is a relaxing country estate with diverse accommodations, a gourmet restaurant and a plush spa. Accommodation options include five bedrooms in the Main House which have large plasma TVs and mood lighting, 16 smaller rooms in the East & West Pavilions, five duplex rooms in the Stables and six bedrooms in the same building as the spa. The furniture in the guest rooms and in the common areas of the hotel is either vintage or home made. Relax in front of the grand fireplace in the Drawing Room, play billiards or board games in the Games Room, or read a book in the Library.

The Bathhouse Spa offers signature seaweed baths, facials, wraps and other relaxing treatments. Spa facilities include a steam room, sauna, and an outdoor hot tub with a view of the Boyne Valley. Bellinter House offers great fishing in the river Boyne, complete with gourmet picnics. Other activities in the area include golf, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and clay pigeon shooting.

7. Scotland - The Cromlix

Scotland - The Cromlix
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The Cromlix is a five star hotel in Scotland, located on 34 acres of beautiful countryside. The property has just five romantic suites and ten bedrooms furnished with Scottish antique furniture. The rooms are filled with natural sunlight and have freestanding baths, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linen, and luxurious Arran Aromatics toiletries. All rooms are beautifully decorated and feature views of the manicured grounds. For leisure and relaxation, The Cromlix provides a tennis court and tennis practice wall, fishing on the loch, archery, falconry, board games, outdoor garden games, and in-room spa treatments. Chez Roux restaurant is located in the glass-walled conservatory and is run by award-winning chef Darin Campbell. (Phone: +44 1786 822125).

8. Italy - Miramonti Boutique Hotel

Italy - Miramonti Boutique Hotel  

Miramonti Boutique Hotel is a romantic getaway in the Italian Alps with a full-service spa and a gourmet restaurant. The resort offers a variety of accommodations, including lofts, rooms and suites with heavenly views of the Alps. Relax at the full service spa which has an indoor heated pool with views of nature, a rock-bio sauna, a Finnish sauna, steam baths, and fitness rooms with private trainers. Guests receive free access to the Merano Thermal Baths, ten minutes away.

The Panorama Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant with Italian décor. Miramonti Stube serves South Tyrolean cuisine, while Miramonti Klassik offers 4-course dinners with a la carte choices. Nearby activities include horseback riding at the Sulfner riding school, and an 18-hole course with seven ponds at Golf Club Passeier Meran which, 25 minutes from the hotel.

9. France - The Imperial Garoupe

France - The Imperial Garoupe
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The The Imperial Garoupe in Cote d’Azur, France, is a luxury Relais & Chateaux getaway with a pool, beautifully landscaped park, and a private beach, perfect for honeymooners who want to relax in style. The 35 guest rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary style, featuring either a balcony or a garden terrace. The 4,844-square-foot villa can accommodate up to ten guests and has five bedrooms with bathrooms, a heated swimming pool, tennis court, private garage, and an alarm system with video monitoring. The wellness area has a sauna and offers a range of treatments. Take a dip in the swimming pool which is surrounded by olive trees and blooming flowers. Rent The Imperial Garoupe’s ten-person boat for adventures on the French Riviera. At the Pavillon, chef Jean-Paul Cudennec serves Mediterranean cuisine which is both beautiful and delicious. The nearby Science and Beauty Clinic is a great place to spend an afternoon getting pampered from head to toe. (Phone: +33 4 92 93 31 61).

10. Bairro Alto Hotel in Historic Downtown Lisbon

Bairro Alto Hotel in Historic Downtown Lisbon
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Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon is one of Portugal's stylish romantic getaways located near designer shops and Lisbon Theatre in the heart of historic downtown. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, a 24-hour concierge and a fitness center. The hotel has 55 romantic rooms and suites on five floors. All accommodations feature double-glazed windows, providing guests with a quiet, restful ambiance. The hotel restaurant serves contemporary Portuguese cuisine with outdoor seating in the summer months, perfect for a romantic getaway. (+351-21-340-8288).

11. Fazenda Nova in Portugal

Fazenda Nova in Portugal
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Fazenda Nova in Portugal is a boutique hideaway with a pool, restaurant, bar, library and ten romantic suites. There are three types of suites including the garden suites, garden apartments, and a terrace suite. Each garden suite has a private garden, Egyptian cotton bedding, and wooden Balinese-style beds. The two apartments, which can be interconnected, feature a private garden, a small kitchenette, a living area and a bedroom. The terrace suite provides views of the hills and countryside and has sun loungers and a seating area with a fire pit. Take a dip in the outdoors infinity pool, which is surrounded by gardens of olives, lush lavender and fragrant rosemary. Sneak a quiet moment at the library and look through the large collection of books. The bar has Portuguese wine, spirits, and coffee. A Cozinha serves seasonal home-cooked meals with Iberian flavors.

12. Czech Republic - Le Palais Prague

Czech Republic - Le Palais Prague
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Le Palais Prague is a luxury boutique hotel in Prague, located in what was once a stunning belle epoque building. The property used to be the home of Ludek Marold, a Czech artist. The property has been wonderfully restored with period fireplaces, mosaic floors, wrought-iron balustrades, marble staircases, delicate stucco work, painted ceilings and frescoes. The property is located close to the State Opera, National Gallery, Wenceslas Square and the Vyehrad castle. A stay here is sure to leave an unforgettable impression - it is perfect for guests who want to be draped in luxury, while staying in historic Prague.

There are 60 rooms, 4 Petite Suites, three Royal Suites, a Presidential Suite, a single suite with balcony, and two suites with an open fireplace. Many guests have remarked that the suites here are the most beautiful in the city. The rooms are divided into three categories – Deluxe, Superior and Executive. Warm shades of pink and yellow decorate the rooms and suites. Facilities include safe, television, DVD player, hairdryer, cribs, mini bar, temperature control, trouser press, international direct dialing, electronic door locks and more.

Le Papillon is an award-winning restaurant that serves Czech and international culinary delights. Guests can try the Bohemian delicacies while enjoying stunning views of Prague. Selected assortment of the finest wines is also served at the restaurant, as well as mouth-watering homemade chocolate pralines. The lobby bar is open 24 hours a day. This is an elegant library where the atmosphere is quite relaxed. The leather armchairs English-style: comfortable and elegant. Guests enjoy selected cognac, ginger tea and fresh mint here. The Pure Spa offers facials and a choice of 20 body treatments. Products used are from Wellmondo and Ligne St. Barth. Facilities include steam rooms, aroma showers a sauna and a health club. (+420 234 634 111, lepalaishotel.eu).

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13. Ion Iceland

Ion Iceland
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Ion Iceland is a luxury eco-friendly hotel that was built from recycled and renewable materials and gets its heat and power from nearby hot springs. The hotel has 43 rooms which strike the perfect balance between luxury and simplicity with their modern chic style. All rooms have a view of the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant or the mossy lava fields. At Ion Spa, guests soak in the 33-foot outdoor pool, rejuvenate in the sauna, and receive a range of spa treatments and massages. Ion Iceland offers a variety of tours and adventures, including horseback riding, fishing, hiking, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, jeep safaris and glacial touring touring. Savor freshly caught Artic Char or an Icelandic Skyr brûlée at Silfra Resaurant, which serves modern Nordic cuisine with an emphasis on food that is pure, simple, fresh and seasonal.

14. Casati Budapest Hotel - Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Budapest

Casati Budapest Hotel - Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Budapest
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Situated right in the heart of Downtown Budapest and featuring 25 gorgeous rooms and a wealth of luxury facilities and amenities, the <Casati Budapest Hotel is one of the best hotels in all of Budapest.

The Casati Budapest Hotel is located at Paulay Ede utca 31.H-1061, right in the heart of Budapest. The Opera metro station is mere seconds away, giving you easy access to inner-city transport links and letting you get around with ease. More info

15. Tamuntana Hotel, Spain

Tamuntana Hotel, Spain
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Situated in the center of historic Cadaques, the adults-only Tramuntana Hotel is an ideal accommodation for your next Costa Brava vacation.

The hotel is a couple of minutes away from the beach and sea by foot, with plenty of great restaurants in the neighboring streets as well. The hotel itself is situated in an attractive, quiet street in the old quarter, offering a truly authentic place to stay in Cadaques while also being mere minutes from top attractions and landmarks like the Museu de Cadaques. More info

Carrer de la Torre, 9, 17488 Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, Phone: +34 972 25 92 7, Map

16. Villa Saint Exupery Beach

Villa Saint Exupery Beach
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When most people think of hostels, they tend to picture locations that are a little lacking in luxury and comfort, but the Villa Saint Exupery Beach is very different. A high quality hostel with a lot of class, the Villa Saint Exupery is a beachfront Nice hostel that offers excellent amenities, gorgeous rooms, and top levels of comfort, just like you’d expect at a hotel, but with a much more affordable price tag.

Guests at the Villa Saint Exupery will be blown away by the sheer quantity and quality of the amenities. The hostel features its own gym and sauna, for example, which are fully available for guest use. There's also a large bar where live concerts are held, as well as TVs showing sports games and great drinks too. Breakfast is provided each morning, and there's also a large common area with tables, sofas, and a TV to watch movies. Additional facilities include a bike storage area, secure lockers, laundry machines, and more.

The Villa Saint Exupery is easily among the best hostels in Nice. It offers a level of comfort and quality you'd associate with a great resort or hotel, but for a much lower price, making it a perfect option for those traveling on a budget, wishing to meet other people, or just looking for a great place to stay without wanting to pay over the odds.

6 Rue Sacha Guitry, 06000 Nice, France, Phone: +33 4 93 16 13 45

17. Croatia - Lesic Dimitri Palace

Croatia - Lesic Dimitri Palace
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Lesic Dimitri Palace is a romantic hideaway for couples seeking a luxurious escape. The Palace offers five different types of accommodations that range from one to three bedrooms. The rooms are styled to feel like individual residences instead of hotel rooms. Get a massage at the spa from an expertly trained Thai therapist or enjoy a yoga session on the beach with certified yoga teacher Nina Sestanovic. The LD Restaurant serves fresh, seasonal, local, and organic produce from morning till night, alongside with an extensive list of wines.

Guests staying at Lešic Dimitri Palace are at the prime location for many activities, including wine-tasting events, lunch with local artists, historical and cultural tours, private dinners on deserted islands, hiking and climbing on Mount Iliad, diving, sailing, windsurfing and fishing expeditions. The Palace’s concierge service helps arrange perfect day trips and excursions. Go on a Sunset Cruise to Korcula Archipelago, which includes up to three hours of sailing, bottle of prosecco and oysters.

18. Germany - Mandarin Oriental, Munich

Germany - Mandarin Oriental, Munich  

Mandarin Oriental, Munich in Germany is located within walking distance of the city's museums, theaters, the Opera House, restaurants and designer boutiques. The romantic European hotel features a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and panoramic city views. It's a great romantic couples vacation idea if you are planning a trip to Munich. Choose from 53 spacious rooms and 20 suites, some with private terraces. Guest accommodations are furnished with antiques and handmade cherry wood. In the rooms, you will find a complimentary minibar with beer, soft drinks and chocolate which is refilled every day. If you require assistance with packing and unpacking on your romantic vacation, the hotel can provide butler service.

Grand Presidential Suite is one of the best luxury accommodations in the world, offering spectacular views of the city from nearly every angle. Floor-to-ceiling views frame changing city vistas by day and night. The spacious layout and modern amenities would please even the most picky traveler. The dining area has the best city views of all the rooms. If you are planning to entertain and want to impress, this dining space is quite spectacular. There is a wrap-around balcony with an outdoor dining table for intimate dinners. Looking for an amazing destination to pop the question? Ask the staff to set up a sunset dinner set on the terrace. Inside, you will find a collection of fine Oriental antiques and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. The spacious master bathroom has a whirlpool and a private steam room. If you require additional space, 5 bedrooms adjoining can be booked as well, taking up half a wing of the top floor. Mark's, the signature restaurant, serves international cuisine with Mediterranean touches. In the summer, the Rooftop Terrace is the best place to dine while enjoying beautiful city views (+49-89-290-980).

19. Greece - Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort

Greece - Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort
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Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort is hidden away in Megalohori, a medieval village on the island of Santorini. The resort has evolved over the numerous years from a 400-year-old wine cellar and a century-old mansion into the now Cycladic-styled, authentic property. The Vedema resort consists of forty-six suites and villas, each with its own terrace and several with private pools or whirlpools. Guests are welcomed by a complimentary bottle of local white wine and a fruit basket waiting for them in their room. The hotel also provides turndown service nightly and housekeeping services twice daily.

20. Florence, Italy - Gallery Hotel Art

Florence, Italy - Gallery Hotel Art
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The hotel is centrally located near Ponte Vecchio, overlooking the Arno River. The halls and lobby are exhibit areas for contemporary modern art and photography open to the public. The property invites its guests to contemplate art from the moment they step into the lobby. The staff at Gallery Hotel Art can answer any questions about the art and your stay in the city. There is a reading room where you can enjoy a selection of art books and magazines. The living rooms of the hotel are designed to welcome guests as if they were visiting a private art collection. There are 60 guest rooms and five spacious suites, decorated in modern style overlooking a quiet piazza. The rooms feature leather headboards and Bulgari Bath products. (+39-055-27263).

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21. Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz was the GaultMillau Hotel of the Year in 2018, one of the hotel industry’s most prestigious annual awards. The picturesque Engadine hotel was founded in 1856 and was one of the pioneers of Swiss Alps winter tourism. Luxury rooms and suites highlight marble bathrooms, wood ceilings, and private fireplaces, offering balconies and lake views from select rooms. Five onsite restaurants serve a variety of international cuisines, including French, Japanese, and Italian menus, and the newly-renovated Kulm Spa St. Moritz offers indoor and outdoor pools, a Kneipp footpath and salt grotto, and full sauna and fitness centers. During the summer months, a nine-hole golf course hosts a pro academy, while in the winter, a private skating and curling rink are available.

Via Veglia 18, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland, Phone: +41-8-18-36-80-00

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