Junior Wedding Editor
Not yet decided on a romantic escapade after those hectic wedding rituals? We understand, planning it can be quite a task! And it is next to impossible if you are trying to book a hotel during the peak travel season! But fret not, with a bit of smart planning and our help, you can totally ace scoring on cheaper accommodation facilities that guarantee unmatched luxury too. So whether you are looking for some relaxation, recreation and indulgence or some adventure, thrill and excitement with your beau, these 7 ‘budget-friendly’ romantic hotels in the world will definitely help in kickstarting your ‘happily ever after’ without burning a hole in your pocket!
Image Courtesy- Hotel Plaza
Bask in all your newlywed glory in the city of romance, Venice. The Plaza hotel is strategically located in front of the Venice Mestre railway station, which makes it easy for you to travel to neighbouring artistic places. What’s more, you can even take the grand canal tour with your hubby in tow, and a sparkling bubbly in hand. Perfect!
Price per night: Rs 10,000 approx
Off Season - October to April
How to get there: Connecting flights are available from Mumbai and Delhi International Airport to Venice Marco Polo Airport. One can hire a taxi or even take a bus as the hotel is only 25 minutes away from the airport.
While you are in one of the most romantic (and fashionable) destinations in the world, how about looking the part with a smart duster jacket available from Koovs for Rs 2,499.
Image Courtesy- Wellesley Resort
Enjoy serenity and exclusivity with your husband surrounded by the azure waters of the of the clear blue Fiji islands. Apart from watching a gorgeous Fijian sunset together, you can also indulge in some watersports or simply enjoy unlimited pina coladas in this vibrant honeymoon suite!
Price per night: Rs 7,000 approx
Off Season - October to March
How to get there: Korean Air and Qantas Airways both fly from Mumbai and Delhi to Nadi International Airport, Fiji. Once there, you can book a private car to the island or even avail the airport shuttle services.
A cute high-waisted bikini from the The Beach Company India (Rs 2,900) is all you’ll need to make the most of the clear blue Fiji waters!
Image Courtesy- Hotel Lagunita Yelapa
It doesn’t really come as a surprise to us, that Mexico is slowly gaining popularity as one of the most romantic honeymoon destination in the world. The small wooden cabins in hotel Lagunitas are every honeymooner’s delight and overlook the the village of Yelapa and the beautiful Banderas Bay. The room also comes attached with a small terrace balcony, which would be ideal to share a midnight kiss under the stars.
Price per night: Rs 4,312 approx
Off Season - November to April
How to get there: Lufthansa Airlines has a connecting flight to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. Private transfers from the airport to the hotel are available and should be booked in advance. It takes around 3 hours to get to the hotel from the airport.
A floppy sun hat like this from The Beach Company (Rs 850) will make sure you look effortlessly stylish even while casually lounging around the beach with your beau.
Image Courtesy- Cappadocia Cave Suites
The Cappadocia Cave Suite is what dreams are made of. Apart from the luxurious amenities and the sparkly gold-toned bathrooms, it is the rustic cave setting that makes it quite a budget friendly indulgence.
Price per night: Rs 6,500 approx
Off Season - June to October
How to get there: Both Turkish Airlines and Emirates fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Turkey from Mumbai and Delhi. Once there, it is advisable to arrange for a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel which is around an hour away.
A cutesy tote bag like this (Rs 928) would be quite handy, especially if you happen to pick some last minute bits and bobs from the many markets in Turkey. You can buy it on Koovs.
Image Courtesy- Central Nirvana Resort
Whether you want to exchange sweet nothings before the outdoor fireplace, or just want to have your breakfast served at one of their roll top baths, the Central Nirvana Resort in Darjeeling will help you set up a romantic atmosphere effortlessly. The early morning terrace visit is an absolute must!
Price per night: Rs 5,500 approx
Off Season - June to September
How to reach: Both Jet Airways and Indigo Airlines have direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Bagdogra Airport. Since the road leading to the hotel is rocky, we advise you hire a taxi service from the airport or have it pre booked by the hotel. The ride roughly takes about 3 hours.
These block heels boots (Rs 1,999) is all you will need to stay warm during the chilly darjeeling weather. Available on Koovs.
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The Royce Hotel is a great option if you are looking for a romantic beach escape. It is located just outside the bustling city of Colombo, perfectly accessible to other top tourist locations in the area. If you are a lover of colonial architecture, then you’d really like their mansion-type setting and the roomy indoors which exude a serene old world charm.
Price per night: Rs 4,000 approx
Off season - May to August
How to reach: Srilankan Airlines, Jet Airways and Air India have direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. Once there, hire a taxi/car service from the airport to get to the resort which is almost one and a half hours away.
This Hawaiian print sarong from The Beach Company India is available for Rs 550. Quite a steal for a colourful beach cover up, no?
Image Courtesy- Villa Ohm Chi In The Woods
If you are one of those couples who favour an intimate bed and breakfast fare rather than a chain hotel atmosphere, then the Villa Ohm - Chi In The Woods would be perfect. Even though the villa is centrally located in the city, it has a private setting and lots of greenery that makes it easily one of our favourite romantic stay in Dubai.
Price per night: Rs 7,000 approx
Off Season - March to September
How to reach: Air India and Jet Airways fly to Dubai International Airport. FLYDubai has great discounted fares all the time. The owner, Angela usually arranges for a taxi service to the villa which is just a stone’s throw from the Mall of Emirates.
This floral dress from Myntra is priced at Rs 1,019 and is quite a stunning sundress to wear while you shop at the grand Mall of Emirates with hubby.
Featured Image: Wellesley Resort Fiji
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