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TripAdvisor Reveals Europe’s Most Romantic Hotels
TripAdvisor shares the love this Valentine’s Day with the Travellers’ Choice Romance awards

LONDON, UK. – 7 February, 2012  TripAdvisor®, (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel site*, today announces the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice Romance awards, honouring the most romantic hotels in Europe and the world. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

The Greek island of Santorini performed extraordinarily well in the romance stakes, laying claim to Europe’s two most romantic hotels: the winner, Andronis Luxury Suites and runner-up, Aspaki & Oia Castle.  Santorini also claimed the seventh place hotel, Anastasis Apartments, which was named the world’s second best hotel in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel awards in January.

“With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Romance awards highlight the world’s and Europe’s best hotels for a romantic getaway according to those who really matter – travellers themselves,” commented Emma Shaw TripAdvisor spokesperson.  “Santorini was revealed as a lovebird’s haven with both the winner and runner-up calling this gorgeous Greek island home, while France and Italy also revealed their romantic prowess with three properties each in the top ten.”

Europe’s most romantic hotels:

  1. Andronis Luxury Suites                                     Santorini, Greece

  2. Aspaki & Oia Castle                                           Santorini, Greece

  3. Seven Hotel Paris                                                Paris, France

  4. Tiara Yaktsa Cannes                                           Theoule sur Mer, France

  5. Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga                            Lake Garda, Italy

  6. Castello Bevilacqua                                            Bevilacqua, Italy

  7. Anastasis Apartments                                        Santorini, Greece

  8. Villa Contessa                                                      Bad Saarow, Germany

  9. Sogno di Giulietta                                                Verona, Italy

  10. Chateau de Marcay                                              Chinon, France

For the complete 2012 Travellers’ Choice Romance winners and more reviews, opinions and candid holiday photographs, go to   (please note this link will be live with 2012 results on Tuesday 7th February).

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, relaxation and spa and more honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel awards in January, go to



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Notes to Editors

Awards selection:

The Travellers' Choice Romance lists were determined by the 60 million reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor, using an algorithm that measured highly rated hotels which were most commonly marked as ‘romantic’ by travellers in hotel review forms.