TripAdvisor's most romantic hotels

TripAdvisor's most romantic hotels

What makes lovers happy? Infinity pools, outdoor hot tubs, island getaways ... and British locales?
Ninth on the list of most romantic hotels in the world: Layana Resort and Spa at Ko Lanta, Thailand.

Greece is home to the most romantic hotel in the world, according to Trip Advisor’s latest Traveller's Choice awards -- well-timed with Valentine's Day next week.

Anastasis Apartments on the Greek island of Santorini topped the chart. Punters seemed to dig the view of the Aegean Sea from the hotel's infinity pool or outdoor Jacuzzi.

La Minerva in Capri, Italy, came second.

Perhaps more surprising were the results out of the United Kingdom -- six British hotels made it into the top 25. Among them is Cranleigh Boutique at the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere. The hotel ranked third overall and costs as low as £85 (US$133) per night.

Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant in the neighboring area came fourth (rooms from £120 or US$188 per night). Both are in England.

Alchymist Residence Nosticova, a Gothic-style boutique hotel in Prague, came in at thirteenth (rooms from EUR175 or US$235). It has rooms named after royals and historical figures. According to the hotel's website, its most romantic room is the "Arcimboldo Junior Suite," named after the Prague-based Italian artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

The Maldives dominated choices out of Asia, with five hotels in the chart.

According to TripAdvisor, the Traveller’s Choice Award for the Most Romantic Hotels are based on  millions of couples’ reviews and posted opinions throughout 2012.

Top 25 Romantic Hotels in the World

1. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
2. La Minerva, Capri, Italy
3. Cranleigh Boutique, Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
4. Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere, United Kingdom
5. Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
6. Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
7. Bardessono, Yountville, California, U.S.A.
8. Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
9. Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Thailand
10. Veligandu Island Resort, North Ari Atoll, Maldives
11. Constance Moofushi, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
12. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
13. Alchymist Residence Nosticova, Prague, Czech Republic
14. Boskerris Hotel, St. Ives, United Kingdom
15. Cocoa Island by COMO, South Male Atoll
16. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
17. The Cliff Bay, Funchai, Portugal
18. Mirihi Island Resort, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
19. Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant, Looe, United Kingdom
20. Hotel Herrnscholoesschen, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
21. Maison La Minervetta, Sorrento, Italy
22. The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe, United Kingdom
23. Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Aitutaki, Cook Island
24. Shelley’s, Lynmouth, United Kingdom
25. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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