10 Under The Radar Hotels Perfect For A Minimoon
Sebastian Schoellgen, the founder of 84 Rooms, has his ear to the ground when it comes to the world's most unique and exclusive boutique hotels and houses. This is just the kind of intel you need if you're planning your minimoon. Here are his top 10 romantic hideaways for loved-up couples looking for some intimate R&R.
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Casa Privata Amalfi Coast, Italy
Located in Praiano, a little town between Amalfi and Positano on one of the most beautiful coasts in the world, Casa Privata is a stunning private retreat offering fabulous views of the Mediterranean Sea. Ca' Pa' is a carefully restored old fisherman's ruin descending to a private rocky beach, ideal for couples looking to escape the world.
Residenza Napoleone III Rome, Italy
Often referred to as the most unique place to stay in the Eternal City, Residenza Napoleone III is located within the 16th-century Palazzo Ruspoli on Rome's legendary Via Condotti. Available for private hire, the residence consists of two apartments: the Napoleone Suite and the Roof Garden Suite.
Seven Rooms Villadorata Sicily, Italy
With Noto being hailed as the new hot destination of the year, now is the perfect time to visit Seven Rooms Villadorata. Situated in the historic center of the city, the exclusive guesthouse occupying part of a 17th-century palazzo offers its guest a taste of Sicilian aristocracy.
Jardins Secrets Nîmes, France
Hidden in the heart of Old Nîmes, this secluded former 18th-century coach house has been transformed into a boutique hotel with magical offerings, from its garden full of bougainvillea, palms, and orange trees to its Roman-style spa offering Ayurvedic treatments.
Hotel Endsleigh Devon, United Kingdom
This hidden gem in Devon, only three or so hours from central London, is a Grade-I historic house set in 100 acres of fairy-tale woodland, follies, and grottos. Hidden on the edge of Dartmoor, the hotel has magnificent views of the gardens, the River Tamar, and beyond Cornwall.
Finca La Donaira Serranía de Ronda Andalucia, Spain
Finca La Donaira is a luxurious and discreet eco-retreat, organic farm, and equestrian center located on the top of the Andalusian Serranía de Ronda in southern Spain. With just nine individually designed rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, and tailor-made activities, it's the perfect getaway for the captive couple looking for intimate R&R.
Jnane Tamsna Marrakech, Morocco
Ideal for newlyweds in search of winter sun, Jnane Tamsna adopts a minimalist approach to Oriental splendor. Set in a nine-acre private estate, there are 24 bedrooms spread over three properties, with five pools and a tennis court. Only a 15-minute drive to the center of Marrakech, it feels like a desert oasis in the middle of the Palmeraie.
Zannier Hotels Sonop Nambia, Africa
Sonop is a luxurious tented camp pitched at the southern extremity of the Namib desert in the Hardap region. Furnished with antiques made of fine materials, colorful carpets, and precious wood, this out-of-the-ordinary lodge offers the most perfect minimoon in a stunning panoramic desert landscape.