When scouting for your honeymoon accommodation, it is no surprise that you want somewhere extra special to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. We often recommend boutique hotels to couples who are seeking out a memorable and extraordinary destination for their honeymoon.
Boutique hotels are getting increasingly popular due to their distinctive style and highly personalised service. Like your marriage, it is one of a kind. Often decked in stylish design and architecture, boutique hotels are hip, trendy and luxurious. On top of their creative character, they often have special touches that exude an intimate atmosphere for a truly memorable experience. Think unique accommodation paired with luxurious amenities for your honeymoon. Oh, and not forgetting the perfect Instagram backdrop.
If you are wondering where to find the best boutique hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith, an amazing portal, reveals to you a special collection from all over the world. Their listed hotels are truly #couplegoals & #honeymoongoals, some of which are truly out of this world (treehouses, hotels in caves, hotels above and under water, idyllic villas…). After exploring their portal, our couple bucket list doubled in length. If you find it too good to be true, find out for yourself below!
About Mr and Mrs Smith: A team of adventurous hotel lovers and experts anonymously visit boutique hotels to review and curate the best ones for you. Knowing that you are planning one of the most special vacations in your lifetime, they include a ‘Smith extra’ for you when you book through their site. It could be a bottle of wine, spa treatment, a free tour or activity or a little memento. Check out the Smith Extras for the hotels below! Best of all, they have a best-price guarantee, which assures you get the most reasonable rates for your chosen hotel. What are you waiting for, let’s begin exploring!
Top 8 Boutique Hotels perfect for your Honeymoon
1. Amanjiwo, for endless luxury in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Our trip to Yogyakarta, Indonesia was extremely memorable. This destination is filled with many adventurous things to do, yet it exudes a peaceful serenity and authenticity at every corner. We booked our stay at Amanjiwo via Mr and Mrs Smith, and it was one of the most breathtaking accommodations we have stayed at. The lobby is a dramatic dome made out of beige limestone and marks a grand and unique entrance. The entire compound is surrounded by padi fields and incredibly serene views. It features lofty ceilings, massive tall walls, and sunken bathtubs which reminded me of early Roman architecture.
Voted as one of the 100 Best Hotels in the World by The UK Sunday Times Travel Magazine in 2011, Amanjiwo’s exclusiveness is unparalleled, considering that its huge compound houses only 36 suites. It overlooks Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its sunrise, and is a must-see for anyone who visits Yogyakarta. To make your experience more wonderful, we strongly recommend taking a sunrise tour from Kaleidoscope of Java Tour. It was one of the best tours that we have taken so we can ensure that you will also have the best through the amazing tour guide, Larasati.
To sum it up, Amanjiwo is the place where you both can enjoy a posh and relaxing honeymoon, with tons of peace and space to enjoy each other’s company as newlyweds.
Ds. Majaksingi, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Tel: (62) 293 788 333 | [email protected]
Smith Extra: Get a free 60-minute couple massage when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
2. Keemala, for the world’s sexiest bedroom in Phuket, Thailand
This is one hotel that we know will go on your couple bucket list too. Nestled away from the crowds within the lush woodlands is Keemala, a retreat like no other.
Keemala is a notable frequent mention in travel magazines. It comes as no surprise to us, considering that you get to stay in a modern treehouse villa surrounded by lushly wooded hinterland. Admire the beauty of the tranquil rainforest, mountains and the Andaman Sea, all from the comfort of your villa. Spend the day soaking yourselves in your alfresco bathtub or swim along the edge of your private lap pool.
Sounds too good to be true? This tropical wonderland is just a 2-hour flight away from Singapore. Apart from its enchanting villas, Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and brings it to life with holistic experiences like their spa treatments, gastronomic choices and interesting activities. If you are looking to explore Phuket, the liveliness of Patong Beach is just nearby.
Keemala was the winner of World’s Sexiest Bedroom for Mr and Mrs Smith Awards 2016.
Smith Extra: A 90-minute Harmonising Massage for two in the spa when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
3. Halcyon House, for the Best Smith Hotel of 2016 in Cabarita Beach, Northern NSW, Australia
Think part beach house, part Hamptons, and part showroom. Even then, it’s hard to put into words the unique aesthetics of Halcyon House. It is a beautiful blend of chic Mediterranean, breezy Californian, and long island Nauticalia. Here you can enjoy a tranquil and carefree beachside honeymoon in one of Australia’s best surf breaks and idyllic beachfront towns – Cabarita Beach, Northern New South Wales. It’s 21 rooms are individually designed and each a masterpiece in its own way.
With its down to earth charm, the hotel creates a hospitable and memorable experience for all honeymooners alike. It’s no wonder that Halcyon House came out top as the Best Smith Hotel in the Mr and Mrs Smith Awards of 2016.
Smith Extra: A bottle of prosecco and chef’s plate on arrival, plus one cocktail of your choice when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
4. The Old Clare, for a gourmet getaway in Sydney, Australia
Foodies are going to agree with us when we say a vacation is not complete without savory cuisine. With two world-class chefs – Brit talent Jason Atherton (of Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social) and home-grown star Clayton Wells (ex-sous-chef at Momofuku Seiōbo) whipping up delectable delights, you are in for at treat at The Old Clare, winner of best gourmet getaway. Here, you can enjoy food that will have you leaping out of bed every day.
Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings, this 62-room boutique hotel is unconventional, stylish and will have you enjoying every minute of your city honeymoon. Check out the things to do on your Sydney honeymoon here.
Smith Extra: A pint of Resch’s (brewed by Carlton & United) each at the bar when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
5. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, for a gorgeous pool view, in Lake Como, Italy
Set on the edge of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is like no other. Winner of Pool with a View, this stylish five-star property features three pools that will blow your mind out of the water – the grandest being the floating pool on the lake that comes with a panoramic view of the mountains and beach while frolicking in the waters.
Another noteworthy mention of this property is the T Spa, that will have you wishing your honeymoon never had to end. Specialising in anti-stress and rebalancing treatment custom designed with ESPA, T Spa features a Hammam suite with a scrub plinth, a water blade shower, a sauna, steam bath, a Mediterranean sauna, salt relaxation room and whirlpool.
Smith Extra: Tickets to Villa Carlotta botanical gardens. For GoldSmiths, there is also a bottle of prosecco and a cocoa-and-almond ‘Valentina’ cake when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
6. Palazzo Margherita, for gorgeous interiors in Basilicata, Italy
To make guests feel comfortable, more often than not it is not about high-cost furnishings, but a collage of fresh and inspiring ideas. When it comes to refreshing aesthetics, no place does it like Palazzo Margherita, winner of Best-Dressed Hotel in the Mr and Mrs Smith 2016 Awards. This Coppola Hideaways luxury hotel in Bernalda, Italy portrays the elegance of Italian country style. Be ushered into an authentic Italian experience made complete with magical gardens and detailed palatial rooms.
Smith Extra: For guests staying one night, get a bottle of local wine or stay two nights (or more) and get a three-course meal for two when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
7. Amanemu, for a pampering spa retreat in Japan
Built around natural hot springs (onsen) and set within the forest of Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu features pampering and revitalizing spa treatments that will make your honeymoon truly unforgettable. Soak up natural minerals whilst being surrounded by lush forestry and the pearl-studded Ago Bay during your spa treatments. Amanemu rooms are minimalist and inspired by the classic Japanese ryokan tradition. Here, feel perfect harmony with the earth as you relax and enjoy the best of Japan.
Amanemu is the Winner of Most Spoiling Spa in Mr and Mrs Smith 2016 Awards.
Smith Extra: Get daily breakfast when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
8. Awasi, for a dreamy honeymoon in Patagonia, Chile
On the edge of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park is Awasi Patagonia, a resort that houses 12 luxury cabins that make a perfect hideout for a honeymoon. Solitude and adventure await you in this heavenly resort. You will also have a private guide helping you to plan activities for your stay. Reside in your lodge that is crafted in impeccable design, along with a spectacular natural setting of lakes, mountains, forest and immaculate wilderness.
Awasi is Winner of the Above and Beyond category in Mr and Mrs Smith Awards 2016.
Smith Extra: Early check-in and late check-out (dependent on availability), and a treat from the chef (like a cooking or cocktail class) when you book via Mr and Mrs Smith.
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