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In an ode to the enduring romantic lure of a hotel room and all that it promises, these suites whisper, nay, scream, seduction. Scrolling through reams of #hotelporn won’t come close to the satisfaction you’ll receive from our roundup of the world’s most sultry boudoirs.
Oligarchs and megastars alike flock to this haven of opulence for canal-side frolicking. Where movie-star romance comes in the form of gilt stucco reliefs, Chinoiserie paintings and Tiepolo’s cherub-packed ceiling fresco above a huge bed, it’s no surprise that the Clooneys got married here.
Make love not war at Cap Rocat’s former military fort, clinging to a cliff in a peaceful pocket of Palma Bay. Best suited to the no-frills romancers, rooms are pared-down and perfectly serene.
A two-tower hideaway perched above an ancient ruined city, Coqui Coqui feels a little Jane-meets-Tarzan, what with the jungle, lagoons and caves that surround it. Book a suite with a view of pre-Columbian Coba ruins, which come with heart-fluttering effects.
Cosy quarters and a sense of homeliness, Ett Hem is a spot for couples who are more “comfortably in love with” than “crazy hot for” one another – just don’t book twins beds or you’ve moved into another category entirely.
While wanting to avoid any clichéd reference to EM Forster’s Room with a View, it is virtually impossible when confronted with three floor-to-ceiling windows, opening onto a small balcony in front of the Basilica. The bedrooms at JK Place are a tribute to overstated love.
Stately and stoic, despite Cliveden’s grandiose exterior the Berkshire residence breaks the mould in the surly seduction stakes; think less Mr Darcy and more John Profumo, who first laid eyes on Christine Keeler basking in Cliveden’s pool.
Cobbled medieval streets and an ancient church build you up for a poetic romancing in this Italian hideaway. If that wasn’t amorous enough, there are the ruins of a 12th-century castle, discovered by the owner, to role play damsels in distress in.
A rare baroque bolthole brought back to life thanks to The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, this rustic spot is sure to weaken the knees of those who visit, with its riches to rags to riches backstory.
Set on a cliff top overlooking the N’wanetsi River, we’re suspicious of anyone who doesn’t succumb to Singita Lebombo’s willing ways. Open fireplaces and outdoor showers raise the raunchy romance stakes.
The va-va-voom villas at Soneva Jani span five islands and cater to those who find privacy the ultimate turn on. Exclusive overwater residences are sure to rev things up a few extra gears.
Island getaways riddle the mind with secluded scenes far from the madding crowd. This luxe boutique hotel furthers daydreams exponentially thanks to its restful quarters and lush surroundings.
Knightsbridge might not scream sex appeal, but its old-school charm is no less seducing. The Franklin’s swellegant surrounds have been known to raise many a heartbeat, while the minibars attached to Franklin’s Junior Suites and higher categories, will tip you over the edge.
Conceived by one of Asia’s hottest designers, Andre Fu, the Upper House is a place to see and be seen; in fact it’s a scene all of its own. Kick back in your sleek apartment-like studio or suite, and lap up those perennial views, cocktail in hand.
At the heart of NY’s hipsterville, this industrial-chic abode will get urbanite hearts racing thanks to its Michaelis Boyd designed exterior, and ravishing, pulse-raising rooftop pool.
A sexy spot for the Brazilian elite, bed down at one of its 10 private casas, where the interiors are as succumbing as its beachside views. Careful in those hammocks – unless you fancy explaining broken ropes to the front desk.
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