It’s known for its balanced meld of the East and West, and with good reason. The cosmopolitan country of Turkey is steeped in culture, offering a plethora of sights and sounds that serve as lasting memories.

If a romantic holiday with your loved one is on your mind, a trip to Turkey can feature at the top of your list. Its multicultural cities are peppered with romantic experiences that make it the perfect honeymoon getaway. From the twinkling lights of Istanbul to the sun-kissed beaches of Antalya, this spectacular country doesn’t disappoint. Find your way to one of its numerous romantic hotels that are designed as a world within themselves.

1. Argos in Cappadocia, Cappadocia

How about some priceless moments alone together, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, with a little bit of thrill thrown in? The semi-arid region of Cappadocia is a geological wonder that is said to resemble the landscape of the moon.

To experience all of Cappadocia in one place, Argos in Cappadocia is the one-stop-shop for all things romantic. You can idle away your moments together sipping on wine from their vineyard, wading in your personal suite pool, and exploring stone caves and underground tunnels, all the while enjoying some stunning vistas of the wondrous region.’

What’s more, the hotel has been awarded as a global forerunner for its romantic amenities and curated experiences.

Every morning, as the sun begins to rise in Cappadocia, colourful hot air balloons rise up from the ground and dot the sky. You can hop into one of these balloons for a tailor-made personal flight, and a magical morning for two. A bird’s-eye view of Cappadocia from a sea of balloons is an unmissable experience.

How To Reach Argos In Cappadocia: There are daily flights from Istanbul to Nevşehir Cappadocia Airport. Argos in Cappadocia is situated in Uchisar, a 35-minute drive from the airport.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At The Bosphorus, Istanbul

A romantic trip to Turkey is incomplete without a visit to Istanbul, its most popular metropolis. The Bosphorus River snakes its way through the city, dividing it into Europe and Asia. Situated right on the water’s edge is the uber-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at The Bosphorus.

Very much like the river, which gives you the experience of being in two continents at once, the hotel gives you a chance to have some stolen moments while experiencing the hubbub of this large city.

Originally an Ottoman Palace, the hotel offers amenities like a sky-lit indoor pool with underwater music, private terraces, a large spa with a private suite and hammams, and a café with unhindered views of the Bosphorus.

The property is beautifully lit in the evenings, and you can have a romantic dinner watching the yachts and boats sailing by. A short distance away from the hotel is the Bosphorus Bridge, where you can take a walk or drive across to drink in the sights of the city from afar.

The hotel has another property at Sultanahmet, which is closer to the city’s tourist attractions, but further from the Bosphorus.

How To Reach Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At The Bosphorus: You can get to the Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus from Istanbul Ataturk Airport by car. It is a 30-minute drive from the airport.

3. Tuvana Hotel, Antalya

This one is luxury redefined. Situated among famous attractions in the old part of the city, Tuvana is a boutique hotel that’s perfect for quiet evenings spent in each other’s company.

A landmark mansion in the old days, this charming property is renowned for its art installations, delicious cuisine, lush garden and cosy swimming pool surrounded by bougainvillaeas, for all the privacy you need.

For a day out, you can get some sand between your toes at one of the city’s fantastically long beach stretches. Have a romantic meal at one of the numerous waterfront bars and restaurants in the city.

How To Reach Tuvana Hotel: Tuvana Hotel offers private transfers to and from the airport at €38. It is located 25 minutes from Antalya airport.

4. Gloria Serenity Resort, Antalya

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A suite, a terrace, a private Jacuzzi, a sundeck, and unrestricted access to the beach – does it get more romantic than that? You can take your pick from a range of villas, but we recommend the grand pool villas that open out into the pool area.

The Serenity spa and Turkish bath experience within the hotel are experiences you shouldn’t miss if you’re on vacation with your loved one.

How To Reach Gloria Serenity Resort: Gloria Serenity Resort is situated in Belek, a 40-minute drive from Antalya airport.

5. Cappadocia Cave Suites, Cappadocia

As you manoeuvre along the colourful landscape of the Cappadocia Cave Suites, you experience a dance of light and shadow that is truly unique. Situated amid a maze of caves and tunnels, this luxurious hotel gives you all the alone time you need, with a breathtaking view, of course.

You can go horseback riding, take a ride for two on a quad bike, get a massage, relax in a hot tub or keep warm in front of a medieval fireplace in your room. Whatever you choose to do, romance is a given at this hotel.

How To Reach Cappadocia Cave Suites: There are daily flights from Istanbul to Nevşehir Cappadocia Airport. Cappadocia Cave Suites is located in Goreme, a 40-minute drive from the airport.

6. Tomtom Suites, Istanbul

Sometimes, luxury comes in small packages. An old building, now turned into a boutique hotel, tells the story of Istanbul through its design. Beautifully crafted rooms, a romantic terrace with a glorious view of the old town, and intimate corners within the hotel create a curated, exclusive charm that you’re unlikely to experience in any other property.

If you’re on your honeymoon, the hotel offers a special luxury suite for 3+ nights, with a complimentary pairing of wine and cheese. Pick a romantic music CD from the hotel’s vast collection, and enjoy an evening in the company of your loved one.

The hotel entrance is situated on a tiny, quiet street, which is great for an energetic walk together early in the morning or a romantic stroll late in the evening.

How To Reach Tomtom Suites: Tomtom Suites is located in the historic Galata and Pera, and is a 35-minute drive from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

7. Witt Istanbul Suites, Istanbul

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The trendy neighbourhood of Cihangir, with its enchanting cafes, art galleries, designer boutiques and fine restaurants, is home to Witt Istanbul Suites. Located a stone’s throw away from the city’s most pulsating tourist spots, this hotel has rooms designed more like loft apartments.

Enjoy all the comforts of a home away from home, including a massive bathroom that resembles a Turkish bath.

We recommend that the first thing you do upon reaching the hotel is head straight for snug sitting area on the roof, amid a permaculture garden. Clink your glasses of wine while you take in the view of the Bosphorus.

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How To Reach Witt Istanbul Suites: Witt Istanbul Suites is a 35-minute drive from Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

8. Casa de Maris Spa & Resort Hotel, Marmaris

Sometimes, you find gems in the unlikeliest of places. On the Siteler Beach in Marmaris, the blue waters of the Aegean meet the green waters of the Mediterranean to create a confluence that’s best viewed from the Casa de Maris Spa & Resort Hotel.

The picturesque location is the perfect setting to spend some alone time together. The beach is only a couple of minutes away, so you can take a private boat ride for just the two of you and sail away into the sunset.

But if you’re looking for some adventure, you can also book yourself on a jeep safari through verdant forests or go diving with the dolphins in the Mediterranean! What’s your pick?

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How To Reach Casa de Maris Spa & Resort Hotel: Casa de Maris is a 1.5 hour-drive from Dalaman Airport and a 2-hour drive from Milas-Bodrum Airport.

9. Key Hotel, Izmir

Picture this – you’re sitting in a plush restaurant with your loved one, watching the sunset over the Gulf of Izmir, while sipping an exquisite concoction from the Key Hotel’s selection of over 250 wines.

The Key Hotel is most notable for its unobstructed views and proximity to the city’s prominent landmarks and restaurants and nightclubs. Their grand suites have all-around views of the bay, which almost gives you the feeling of waking up in the middle of the sea.

How To Reach Key Hotel: Key Hotel is a 25-minute drive from Adnan Menderes International Airport. The hotel provides both private transfers as well as car hire services for guests.

10. Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Lush hillsides, azure waters or a yacht harbour – you can get stunning views right from the terrace of your suite at the Mandarin Oriental in the port city of Bodrum.

A serene getaway with a three-level spa and wellness complex and oriental massages on offer, this sanctuary has some of the best views over the Aegean.

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The sea view rooms are private retreats with heated marble floors in the bathroom and even a tub (big enough for two) with a view. If you’re looking for a property to transports you to honeymoon haven, you’ve just found it.

How To Reach Mandarin Oriental Bodrum: Mandarin Oriental is a 40-minute drive from Milas-Bodrum Airport.

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