Valentine’s Day is nearly here and while it may already be too late to book a weekend away, there’s no harm in bottling all the love (and knowledge) in the air about what’s hot and what’s not for northern couples. Surprisingly, while we’d like to think our country is a fairytale destination, only one Canadian spot was recently named among the most romantic hotels in the world.
Located in Banff, Alberta the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is what many consider to be magical.
Revered for a dramatic view of the mountains and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, incredible restaurants, many pools, and the luxurious spa, it’s no surprise that they landed a top spot on Big 7 Travel’s 2022 ‘best of’ list alongside other notoriously dreamy destinations in Paris and Italy.
This ‘nature prescription’ lets you visit Canada’s national parks for free
Toronto’s biggest Super Bowl viewing party is happening next Sunday
View this post on Instagram
So how did Alberta manage to snag the only Canadian spot? Here’s how they broke it all down:
To compile this particular list, each hotel was given points for everything from critic reviews and location, atmosphere, presence, consistency, and customer testimonials
Based on how they scored in each category, Big 7 placed them in order of least to most romantic with Utah’s Amangiri: Canyon Point taking the top spot overall, which we’d imagine was a hard decision to make considering who else reigned supreme.
Here are the top 20 most romantic hotels in the world as published by the company:
View this post on Instagram
- Amangiri: Canyon Point – Utah, United States
- Shinta Mani Wild – Cambodia
- Longitude 131º – Uluru, Australia
- Omaanda – Namibia
- Fairmont Banff Springs – Canada
- Huka Lodge – Taupo, New Zealand
- The Plaza – New York, United States
- Plaza Athénée – Paris, France
- Petit St. Vincent – Grenadines
- Villa Cora – Florence, Italy
- Conrad Maldives – Rangali Island, Maldives
- Hippo Point House – Great Rift Valley, Kenya
- Amandari – Bali, Indonesia
- Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa – Australia
- Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France
- Yunak Evleri – Urgup, Turkey
- The Peninsula – Hong Kong
- Farmhouse Inn Forestville – California, USA
- The Witchery – Edinburgh
- Pumphouse Point at Lake St. Claire – Tasmania
If you’d like to see the entire list of 50 which includes locations coast to coast and sea to sea, you can check it out here.
Read more in Lifestyle
10 stunning hikes that you can do near Calgary this spring
Mr. Worldwide: Pitbull is set to kick off the 2023 Calgary Stampede & here's when you can get tickets
Happy first day of Spring! Here's what's in the forecast for Calgary this week
Pedro Pascal as Calgary Stampede's parade marshal? There's a petition for it & it has over 5k signatures
Curiocity In Your Inbox!
Want more? Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive deals, stories, info & more!Subscribe Now