If you want romance, you don’t have to ask your lover to get you a star from the sky. Better yet, book a room for two at one of these hotels, which offer the perfect view of stargazing 365 days a year. We have prepared you a list of 8 Most Romantic Hotels For Stargazing.
São Lourenço do Barrocal, Portugal
São Lourenço do Barroca is beautiful in its way: on the outskirts of the medieval village of Monsaraz, there is an old farmhouse that has been transformed into a modern and luxurious hotel. There is a swimming pool, a restaurant, a spa, and even its winery. And at night, the real natural experience begins: this area of the country has the lowest light pollution, which means you’re sure not to miss a single star.
If simply admiring the night sky isn’t enough for you, a 40-minute drive away is the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, a protected area internationally acclaimed as an Astro tourism destination. They say you won’t see stars like that anywhere else in Europe.
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat, Switzerland
This hotel in the famous mountain resort Zermatt seems to have been built especially for stargazers. Firstly, because it is closer to the sky than other hotels in this region. The hotel is built on one of the peaks of the Alps, at an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level (hence the name). And second, there are observatories in two towers, equipped with powerful telescopes, so you can view the starry sky in great detail.
During the day there is also a lot to see: the terrace and windows offer views of 29 mountain peaks, including the famous Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif.
Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
In Finland, Kakslauttanen seems to be in everybody’s collection of the most unusual hotels in the world: during the fall and winter season, the glass igloos offer a perfect view of the northern lights, which you can watch right from your bed. The hotel has a total of 20 such rooms.
Keep in mind that it is difficult to predict when the northern lights will be. The highest chances to see this unique natural phenomenon are from late August to late April. The forecast is posted daily at the hotel reception, and when the aurora borealis is seen, a bell rings. But even if you are unlucky, you can still watch the starry sky from under the glass dome. Because of the hotel’s distance from other settlements, the stars in the sky seem especially big and bright!
Oasis Bedouin Camp, Jordan
The starry sky in the desert is absolutely amazing: you can see a lot even with the naked eye. You can check it out at the hotel in Jordan’s Wadi Rum Desert, known as the Moon Valley, a landscape that has been compared to alien landscapes.
Guests praise Oasis Bedouin Camp for its camel rides, casino games, and, of course, stargazing. Telescopes are not available, but you don’t need them: the wilderness ambiance and far from the lights of the big cities, the sky is completely clear.
MI Lodge Elqui Domos, Chile
It is said that Chile’s Elqui Valley has the clearest sky in the world, with 240 nights a year of cloudless skies. If you plan to check it out, we recommend staying at the MI Lodge Elqui Domos. Each room of this amazing hotel is a small house with a part of the ceiling made entirely of glass. The nearest village is a few kilometers away, so at night the lights won’t stop you from admiring the starry sky right from your bed.
The hotel offers a unique experience: a two-hour horseback ride under the starry sky at night, accompanied by a guide who will show the constellations and tell you about each one. And if you want to see the planets, head to the local Mamalluca Observatory, considered the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. A 2-hour overnight tour will only cost $10.
Carlo Magno Hotel Spa Resort, Italy
This cozy hotel in the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio not only welcomes lovers of the outdoors but also lovers of stargazing and spectacular sunsets. The hotel has an observatory and guests are even encouraged to bring their equipment: the view is excellent. In September the Carlo Magno Hotel Spa Resort hosts Astronomy Week, which attracts professionals from all over Italy.
In summer you can enjoy the mountain scenery, relax in the sauna and hammam, use the services of the spa or swim in the pool. Nearby is the Natural Park of Del Adamello, which is worth spending at least a day in. Parents will appreciate the leisure options for the little ones: a kids’ club, a playroom, and babysitting services. In winter, skiing is worthwhile: there’s a ski elevator near the hotel that takes you to the slopes of Campo Carlo Magno.
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Longitude 131, Australia
Located in the sand dunes near Mount Uluru, this luxury hotel is said to be one of the most spectacular stargazing destinations in all of Australia. Each of the 15 rooms is styled like a tent and designed to offer beautiful views of the landscape, the mountain (it changes color depending on the light at different times of day), and, of course, the sky. Everyone wants to have dinner right in the desert so that nothing interferes with admiring the stars.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Hawaii, USA
An exceptional feature of this hotel is Star Tours. Every evening from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., the hotel’s Director of Astronomy (yes, there is such a position here) leads tours in which he explains the major celestial constellations and the features of the stars in the sky. Tour participants are equipped with telescopes and powerful binoculars to get a good look at each luminary.
If you’re traveling as a couple, don’t miss the special romantic 10 p.m. tour, which serves champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. It is advisable to make reservations in advance. The regular tour costs $25 per person and the romantic tour costs $40.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
Combine a beach vacation with stargazing to make your trip even more romantic. This five-star hotel offers the best for astronomy lovers. It is located on the islands of the Con Dao Archipelago, a marine reserve. The hotel is surrounded by tropical forests and mangroves, so light pollution is minimal. It has its own observatory.
There are excellent beaches with fine white sand and fifty luxurious villas, which are so successfully blended into the landscape, that you will feel as if you are resting alone. The hotel has a restaurant, spa, and even its market.