As travel writers, we stay at some fab places. Our favorite romantic Europe hotels include an old Venetian palace, a lovely hideaway hotel on the Elbe River in Hamburg and a newspaper office converted into a charming London hotel.
Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai. The world’s best hotel bathrooms are pure wow!
The best hotel in Stockholm? We loved the Hotel Diplomat. With a prestigious waterfront location, it’s a gracious, old-world style hotel with all the modern touches.
From historic to hip: Pera Palace, TomTom Suites and Sumahan on the Water are among the top boutique hotels in Istanbul. A’Jia and Romance Istanbul are also lovely.
Don’t look for a cookie-cutter hotel at Casa de Sierra Nevada. Rooms and suites are sprinkled in colonial mansions in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Where to stay in Guanajuato, Mexico? We loved Quinta Las Acacias. Built in the 19th century, this French-style mansion mixes European antiques with colorful Mexican touches and hospitality.
On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.
Why pick the Global Hotel Panama in Panama City? How about five-star luxury, free bubbly and friendly service? Rates are really easy on the wallet too.