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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Great hotels for grown-ups

Great hotels for grown-ups

We’ve all heard of hotels that are ideal for kids but what about keeping the adults happy too? From kid-free retreats to sophisticated and stylish sanctuaries, there are plenty of hotels around the globe for a grown up get-away.

Here, we at TripAdvisor showcase 10 great hotels for grown-ups:

This luxury hotel surrounded by elegant gardens offers breath-taking views of the Riviera. Beautifully decorated with marble and sleek art, this charming property is a wonderful base to unwind.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “My husband and I just spent 2 nights at Villa St. Maxime and it was the perfect.”

Located high above the Caldera, Grace Santorini Hotel boasts enviable views of the famed Santorini sunset over the Aegean Sea from its luxury suites and balconies.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “You will not find a more perfect hotel anywhere! Fantastic location, amazing staff, superb rooms, stunning views and wonderful food.

Built in 1876 and renovated in the style of Belle Époque (the beautiful era), the décor featured in Hotel Miramar is like no other and evokes opulence and elegance throughout.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “We spent the second week of our honeymoon at Hotel Miramar and we absolutely loved every second of our stay. The food was fantastic and the setting on the terrace is breath-taking and very romantic.”

This tranquil property is famed for its beauty and unique personality. Featuring four luxury suites, each distinctively designed; guests can relax on the terraces whilst being mesmerized by the sights of the Caldera.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “I stayed here with my girlfriend and it is quite simply the best luxury hotel I've ever stayed at. The views from this hotel are truly stunning with direct views of the volcano and surrounding sea, as well as the towns in Santorini.”

A bespoke designed hotel adorned with handmade furnishings, natural fabrics and textures, East Hotel is a sensation for your senses featuring unique visual design and individual scents in each area of the hotel.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is a superb hotel featuring modern and quirky styling, and the food in the restaurant was fantastic.”

A beachfront hotel ideally located near the Algarve coast, Hotel Vila Gale Praia offers picturesque views of a palm tree garden and is a short distance from restaurants, shops and four other beaches.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “We stayed here for 4 days during our honeymoon and I wish we had stayed longer. It is a great, relaxing and romantic place to stay.”

An intimate, boutique hotel located on the west side of the island, Apsenti is a serene getaway featuring an outdoor plunge pool and Jacuzzi rooms – ideal for guests to relax and watch the world go by.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at Apsenti and it was fantastic - very romantic, relaxing and chilled out.”

Located on the slopes of the Alhambra, Carmen de la Alcubilla del Caracol offers outstanding panoramic views of Sierra Nevada and Granada. Each room has been designed to maintain the character and style of a traditional Granada house, featuring antique furniture and art.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is a remarkable hotel with stunning views. The rooms are comfortable and the terrace is delightful.”

Nested in the heart of Imagna Valley, the spectacular scenery of the Valley and mountains make Hotel Resort & Spa Miramonti a splendid location to disconnect and marvel at nature.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “A stunning location. You cannot fail to be impressed by both the quality of accommodation, friendly service and views you will remember for a long time to come.”

With terraces offering idyllic sea views from each room, guests can admire the striking sights of the Amalfi Coast. Located close to the historic centre of Amalfi, restaurants, bars, shops and beaches are within walking distance for all to explore.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This is an amazingly beautiful place to stay and the ocean view right from our room is breath-taking.”

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