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If you book a hotel room for a romantic escape, you want it to be magical. You might wonder what to ask the staff for or what to bring along. We’ll take out all the guesswork for you! Here, we’ll reveal how to plan in advance, what to pack, and ways to treat your sweetheart. Read on to make your next getaway unforgettable and take your SO’s breath away.

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Decorate the bed with rose petals.

  1. Scatter fresh flower petals over the bed to make it look magical. Do this yourself or call the concierge and ask if they have a "rose petal turndown service," a fun extra that involves covering your hotel’s bed with fresh rose petals. If they do offer this, see if their rose petals come in different colors or if they can spell out a special message, like "Happy Anniversary."
    • Check out other unique forms of turndown services, too. Some hotels offer cute spins on them, like leaving books or souvenirs on your bed.
    • If you'd like to really wow your partner, put a surprise gift on the decorated bed when they're not looking.
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Dim the lighting.

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Light candles around the room.

  1. Give the hotel room a charming glow with some candles. Pull out candles with your favorite colors and scents. Put these down in places that won't be a fire hazard. To be extra cautious, you can use LED candles instead.[2]
    • Try candles that create nostalgia. For example, cinnamon might remind you of a special Christmas holiday you shared or coconut might remind you of you honeymoon in an exotic, island destination.
    • Group candles of various heights together for an elegant touch.
    • Play around with color, too. For instance, a combination of gold, blue, and ivory candles might feel right for the space.
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Uncork a bottle of champagne.

  1. Put some champagne on ice for a real sense of celebration. Bring your bubbly chilled or order champagne from the hotel bar or room service. If you can, choose your favorite brand or one that has special significance to you and your SO. For example, maybe you bought it during a vacation. For a fun effect, open it in front of your partner and watch the cork pop off. Champagne pairs well with fresh strawberries. Serve your partner champagne with these at West, heart shaped fruit for full romance points.[3]
    • Use caution when you open the bottle—make sure it isn’t pointed toward your or your SO’s face.
    • Hold the bottle of champagne at an angle when you pour it, that way, it’ll bubble and fizz more.
    • For a dash of color, add fresh frozen fruit, like raspberries, into your glasses.
    • Sparkling grape juice is a great non-alcoholic alternative to champagne.

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Put together a special playlist.

  1. Play songs in your room that make your heart melt. Use an app like Spotify and create a playlist that captures the ambience you’re going for. Let your imagination go wild and include any songs that inspire you, like smooth R&B or, soft rock ballads or good old fashioned love songs.[4]
    • Include songs that are meaningful to you and your SO, like ones you listened to during your earliest dates, what you danced to for your first dance at your wedding or what was number one in the charts for for first anniversary.
    • When you make a playlist, you’ll save yourself time so you won't have to flip through radio stations or hit "shuffle" until the right track comes on.
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Bring your own entertainment.

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Call for room service.

  1. Share dessert or a gourmet meal in your room to feel like you’re royalty. Find the menu for room service and browse the options. If you plan to get very active or want to eat a light meal, go for a simple choice, like a meat, cheese, and fruit platter or a slice of cake for two. When you’re in the mood for extravagance, splurge on fancy dishes like lobster tails.
    • Inquire about any specials, like seasonal entrees or wine pairings.
    • See if there’s 24-hour service so you can indulge whenever you like.
    • For winter retreats, order cozy, hot beverages like hot cocoa.
    • Also pack your own favorite snacks that you can grab whenever you need them.

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Draw a bubble bath.

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      This article was co-authored by Luis Congdon and by wikiHow staff writer, Madeleine Flamiano. Luis is a Relationship Coach, specializing in helping couples who want a long and happy relationship together. Luis has worked in one of the United States' largest research studies on marital longevity using the framework of Drs. John & Julie Gottman. As a researcher on marital happiness and a relationship coach, Luis has worked with over 1,000 couples, written for the Gottman Institute, spoken at colleges and universities across the United States, been featured in Forbes magazine, and has led over 150 relationship-building classes.
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