Jet Set: 5 sexiest hotel rooms for lovebirds to try
Up for some romance? These five sensuous boudoirs, handpicked by Mr & Mrs Smith, will surely put you in the mood for love
A room ripe for seduction needs to do more than get the basics right. From a treehouse with a pool in Phuket to cliff-edge villas on the shores of Sumba, travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have handpicked five seriously seductive hotel bedrooms that are guaranteed to get you in the mood…
Keemala – Phuket, Thailand
Here’s where an intriguing mix of history and myth (loosely based on ancient tribal dwellings) meets a world of architectural anomalies.
Keemala’s pool villas are tucked amongst glorious greenery with birds’ nests, seedpods and thatched hobbit holes as neighbours. The resort’s holistic philosophy goes beyond this eco-friendly ethos, too, so expect healing spa rituals, and healthy home-grown cuisine.
Our favourite Tree Pool Houses are lined with bamboo and stand like elegant bird cages. The bedroom on the upper level offers unrivalled views: a full panorama of the rainforest from your four-poster king-sized bed.
Smith extra: A 90-minute Harmonising Massage for two in the spa
Nihi Sumba Island – Sumba, Indonesia
There’s something seductive about secret getaways on unexplored islands and Nihi Sumba Island hotel is no exception. Its Marangga villas are right on the cliff edge, with jaw-flooring ocean views, while the Kanatar Sumba Houses have upstairs bedrooms with a terrace among the trees.
Although the open-air spa pavilions will give an out-of-this-world experience with the Nihi Oka Spa Safari (who doesn’t love stress-busting massages among peaceful paddy fields?), we’ll totally understand if you can’t bear to leave those alluring bedrooms.
Smith extra: A bottle of wine on arrival. SilverSmith and GoldSmith members receive a free room upgrade subject to availability; GoldSmith members also receive a 60-minute massage for each guest
Blakes Hotel – London, UK
At Blakes, modern decadence is writ large. The hotel brings guests around the world in style – each room is inspired by various far-off lands, such as Russia, India, and Turkey.
And wherever you end up, you’ll be greeted by a variety of sexy, antique Biedermeier furnishings, French gilded antique swan beds, and luxe fabrics – all a testament to Anouska Hempel’s impeccable taste and astonishing attention to the most romantic of detail.
Smith extra: A bottle of Sommelier’s choice wine in your room and breakfast for two throughout your stay
La Residence – Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa
Presiding over Franschhoek’s valley of vines, La Residence Hotel is a mini, modern Versailles with a contemporary shell and a charming colonial interior. Everything here radiates romance: the monumental marble four-poster; the 18th-century French dressers; the mirrored bathroom complete with crystalline chandelier, roll-top bath and chaise-longue in our favourite white-and-gold Frangipani suite. Then there are those dreamy views of the vineyards and distant peaks from the Disa and Hibiscus suites that will leave you spellbound.
Smith extra: A Franschoek Valley wine tasting in the La Residence’s private cellar
Bellevue Syrene – Amalfi Coast, Italy
Styled with utmost elegance – shimmering crystal chandeliers and soft sherbet-y hues of violet, rose, turquoise and mint – Bellevue Syrene’s Superior Sea rooms have balconies overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
The Deluxe Sea View Rooms will dazzle you with striking lights and marble fireplaces, while the incredible ‘Roccia’ or Rock Suite is set in an ancient Roman grotto and has a large hydrotherapy bath tub opposite the bed, with sea views to seal the deal. Italianate flamboyance in excelsis.
Smith extra: A bottle of sparkling white wine or regional red.
Mr & Mrs Smith gets you the best rates, guaranteed, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call the Smith24 team toll-free on 800 905 326, or visit mrandmrssmith.com.
This article was originally written by L’Officiel Singapore.