Babymoon: Iconic film star locations

babymoon film locations

It’s great to take a Babymoon before two becomes three. We show you some stunning locations where famous films have been made – and where you and your partner can pretend to be celebrities for a few days!


Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur

Filmed for: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Octopussy

Immerse yourself in a couple of thousands of years of culture and surround yourself with beauty at the world famous luxury Taj Lake Palace.

India Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur

A royal residence built in 1746, the hotel is in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, 45 minutes from the airport. Rooms are decorated with silk, murals and carvings and each has a view of lake and mountains. There’s 24 hour butler service, a pillow menu, wifi, four restaurants, plus a pool and boating excursions.

India Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur

The spa offers a full menu of treatments. Because the climate is hot and dry, it makes for a perfect break, especially during October to April.

Getting there: Fly from Heathrow or Birmingham; rooms from £308 a night

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Los Angeles, USA

Chateau Marmont

chateau marmont

Filmed for: La La Land and Somewhere

“Touched with scandal and commemorated in literature” says the Los Angeles Times. Perhaps Hollywood’s most famous hotel, set on Sunset Boulevard, it’s the watering place of famous actors. Built in 1920 to copy a Loire chateau, it has rooms, cottages and bungalows, so discretion is assured (and walls are sound-proofed!).

Chateau Marmont

There’s a heated swimming pool, 24-hour room service and concierge, private trainers and massage therapists and limos can be arranged on request.

Relax in the intimate dining room, where seasonal, local and organic food is served or settle donw in the Bar Marmont. Channel your inner Grace Kelly in a gorgeous bungalow with lounge, kitchen, dining room, private entrance and patio with direct access to the pool and from $22,000.

Chateau Marmont

Getting there: Los Angeles International airport is 45 miles from the hotel; fly with British Airways and American Airlines.

Read our feature Flying in pregnancy – is it safe for me and my baby?

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Juvet Landscape Hotel

Juvet landscape hotel

Filmed for: Ex Machina

Describing itself as “a synthesis of raw Norwegian nature, cultural history and modern architecture,” the Juvet boasts achingly modern architecture 90 minutes from Alesund.

Each of its nine rooms is a small cube with glass walls, allowing spectacular views of the unspoilt landscape. No room overlooks another and you can also stay in one of the old buildings – a barn, mill house and the restored farmhouse.

The spa sits beautifully in the landscape, with a 15-metre glass facade that winds along the river. With a steam room, outdoor hot tub and a quiet room, it’s perfect for bathing and relaxation.

Juvet landscape hotel

Take a trip on the Geirangerfjord, part of a World Heritage area or visit local waterfalls, The Seven Sisters, The Bridal Veil and The Suitor.

Getting there: Rooms £320 per night B&B: y from Gatwick to Oslo.

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