Best Romantic SPG in Europe for 10 Year Anniversary

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  1. ClarkyBoy
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    Hi All,

    Planning an extended weekend in Europe (we will be close by ;)), for the end of august, and have lots of SPG points to use for our 10th Anniversary (wow, time flys...). This would also be the first time we can leave small kids with family and go ourselves, something we have not done for 3-4 years.

    If you had a choice, which SPG hotels would you most recommend?

    Priorities:
    1. Pampering Hotel / Spa / Places you don't typically stay in on "simple vacations"
    2. Romantic/Romantic/Romantic
    3. Pool/Beach
    4. Located in a fun City/Resort on the beach - not sure which type yet, so both offers would be great.

    Would be great to get both Resorts and City Hotels - not sure which type of trip this would be yet.

    Thanks!

    ClarkyBoy
     
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    Thought I would add:
    We have been in many cities in europe, but always on budget hotels, so i'm making this decision less on the city we want (we would reallly enjoy many places) but on the level of hotel i can finally afford to have fun in.
    Thanks!
     
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    Barcelona W meets most of your priorities.

    Bliss Spa
    Very cool pool and pool area
    City/beach location
    And while the hotel itself might not be romantic in an old world kind of way, I find Barcelona to be a very romantic city.
    Plus, being without the children for the first time will be romantic almost anywhere! ;)
    Congrats on your anniversary.
     
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    Look at some of the resorts in Sardinia and the Greek islands. SPG has some stunners.
     
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    Mystique, Santorini would be a great visit.
     
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    Sardegna near Porto Cervo would definitely meet all of your criteria from May-September.
     
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    The Blue Palace // Part of the Starwood Luxury Collection in Crete is stunning, has a beach, suites, bungalows, a wow spa! Luxurious location and surroundings! Highly recommended!:)
     
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    Crete is very beautiful- Sardegna also, and has better food :)
     
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    Thanks guys, these are awesome!
     
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    If you are in Greece, spend a few days at the Grande Bretagne in Athens, Beautful Hotel with exceptional service.

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    There's also the lovely Astir or whatever complex of SPG hotels (a choice of brands sharing the same resort grounds) along the sea near Athens. They are nice but I wouldn't suggest them for romance as IMO the place is too big for that purpose. It can work as an overnight between flights if you aren't enthusiastic about going into Athens, especially if you have a late-day flight and can get a late checkout.
     
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