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Hot-air balloons in the garden, leopard-skin carpets and a crazy link of seven chandeliers called 'Chaos' in the foyer tell you that the Saint-James Paris hotel is anything but ordinary. 

This romantic three-story chateau-hotel in the exclusive 16th arrondissement was recently given a magical makeover by 'dream-maker' designer Bambi Sloan who transformed the former students' accommodation into one of the most appealing and luxury accommodation options in the City of Light.

We love Europe as a destination for honeymoons and romantic getaways, so we want to let you in on this fab hotel – the Hollman-Beletage in Vienna. This city centre pad is the perfect example of what Europe does brilliantly – the intimate, cosy, romantic hotel with genuinely friendly and personal service, good food, and a few eccentricities thrown in.

 After a fabulous 'facelift', The Grand Dame of the east, The Peninsula Hong Kong, has reaffirmed its place as one of the world's best luxury hotels. While the 300 guest rooms have been updated – think chic and subtle cream, walnut and caramel tones – it is the cutting edge in-room technology which will really excite couples on a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

So much of Amsterdam’s history is embedded in its unique architecture and this hotel is a perfect example. The magnificent building was a convent in the 15th century, a royal pied à terre in the 16th, the HQ of the Dutch Admiralty in the 17th, and Amsterdam’s City Hall in the 19th and 20th.

Located right on beautiful Kuta beach on the southern shore of Lombok Island only a short flight or boat ride from Bali is the Novotel Lombok Resort, a four-star property built in the traditional Sasak style and a real escape for couples looking for a relaxed, toes-in-the-sand experience.

Getting There
There’s a high speed catamaran that runs from the east coast of Bali to Lombok but the easiest way to get closest to the resort is with Garuda Indonesia who fly from Bali and Jakarta to Lombok with regular connections to Australia. The new international airport is just a short drive from the resort and transfers will be arranged for you. See novotellombok.com for more.

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