Sexiest Bedrooms in the World
If you’re looking for a romantic bolthole for your honeymoon, take a peek at boutique hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith – they know a thing or two about finding the perfect boudoir. In fact, they’ve done all the legwork for you by shortlisting the 20 Sexiest Bedrooms in the world for the Smith Hotel Awards 2014, the annual celebration of the world’s most stylish stays. I asked Smith honeymoon expert Fiona Bickmore for her top picks from those dreamy stays!
Roccia Suite at Bellevue Syrene, Sorrento, Italy
Carved straight into the rock, this Roman grotto has its own lift and a private terrace from which to enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf of Naples. For me, its most spectacular feature is inside: a hydrotherapy massage pool at the foot of a vast four-poster bed draped all in white – it’s heavenly.
The Black Suite at La Suite by Dussol, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Each of this cliffside retreat’s seven rooms flaunts a unique colour scheme designed with thought and care. Ebony walls and a jet-black chandelier give the Black Suite seductive masculine appeal, but it’s airy and soft-edged, too, with a bright white canopied bed and floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views over Rio and its glittering bay.
Water Villa 5 at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam
This Water Villa is such a special hideaway, with a private deck for sunbathing, a rock-hewn plunge pool and a ladder that drops straight to the kaleidoscope of fish in this eastern stretch of Vietnam’s coast. My favourite thing about this room is the bath – a deep, wood-panelled affair with sweeping sea views – that’s just made for watching the sun set over the sparkling waters.
Ocean Pool Villa 202 at Alila Villas Soori, Bali, Indonesia
On the unspoiled, less-visited shores of south-west Bali, the sublime minimalist Ocean Villas are set on glittering volcanic black sands. Cleverly designed with an open-to-the-sky inner courtyard, number 202 has a prime position for postcard-perfect ocean views and sunsets, and an outdoor poolside pavilion for lazing the days away.
Suite 3, Riad Farnatchi, Marrakech, Morocco
There’s a heady air of exoticism in Riad Farnatchi’s Suite 3, a sprawling Arabian-nights vision in marble, mirrors and paprika-red textiles. Soak in the black granite sunken bath, snuggle up by the open fireplace or recline on your private sun-kissed balcony – the beautiful people lounging by the emerald pool below will seem a world away.
If you’d like to have your say, voting for the Smith Hotel Awards 2014 is open to the public until 30 September.
To read more on all 20 hotels in the Sexiest Bedroom category and vote for your favourite, head to Smithhotelawards.com. Voting closes on 30 September. To book a Smith hotel or plan your perfect honeymoon visit Mrandmrssmith.com/honeymoons or call the Travel Team on 0330 100 3180.