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Rated 9.17/10

Hotel du Palais Biarritz - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

This imposing hotel on the cliff top overlooking Biarritz’ Grand Plage was built in 1854 for Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie de Montijo, the only such property on France’s Atlantic coast. As... Learn More
  • Elegant
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.93/10

Hotel Martinez - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the Martinez is one of Cannes’ premier hotels. This stylish property epitomises the glamour of the South of France. Dine at the hotel’s Michelin-starred... Learn More
  • Elegant
  • Gastro
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.77/10

La Chèvre d'Or

The Château de la Chèvre d’Or translates as the castle of the golden goat and this five-star hilltop property is every bit as glamorous as the name suggests. Its lofty location overlooking the... Learn More
  • Elegant
  • Retreat
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.45/10

Hotel Negresco

The Negresco commands an enviable position on the famous Promenade des Anglais. It was the brainchild of Romanian Alexandru Negrescu who commissioned architect Édouard-Jean Niermans to design a... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Fancy
  • Heritage
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.47/10

Villa Saint-Ange

Villa Saint-Ange is the embodiment of Gallic chic. Sophisticated and elegant, its 34 rooms and suites boast silk drapes, parquet floors and screens that bring a flavour of the Orient to the mix. The... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Independent
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
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Rated 9.45/10

Villa Maïa

Hotels that choose to be a little removed from the action need one thing: an amazing view. Located on the top of Fourvière Hill overlooking the city of Lyon, the Villa Maia does just that. That’s... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Scenic
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.10/10

InterContinental Lyon - Hotel Dieu

It’s always very special when a neglected heritage property gets a new lease of life, and particularly when that new era signals its rebirth as a luxury hotel. That was indeed the case when the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Stylish
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.63/10

Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Waldorf Astoria’s Trianon Palace has been a part of the Versailles landscape for far longer than it actually has. Architect René Sergent paid a great... Learn More
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Scenic
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.27/10

Hotel Alfonso XIII - A Luxury Collection Hotel

Conceived as a base for the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition, from the get-go this sumptuous hotel was designed to be the best in the business. Created in Mudejar style with a nod to the Moorish... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.27/10

Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Located in the heart of Cordoba’s old town, the city’s historic sites such as the famous Mezquita are located a stone’s throw from the hotel. Rooms in this stylish hotel are elegant and... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Contemporary
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
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Rated 9.63/10

Hotel The Serras

Overlooking the marina and located in the trendy Gothic Quarter, Las Serras occupies one of the most prestigious addresses in Barcelona. The hotel’s terrace is delightful; its cocktail bar, pool... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.33/10

El Palace Barcelona

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the El Palace is one of Barcelona’s top hotels. Located in the upscale Eixample District, this heritage property dates from 1919 and retains many of its... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.53/10

Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Trade a pool for history at this, one of San Sebastian’s grandest hotels. When the hotel was built in 1912 overlooking the city’s River Urumea, San Sebastian was already well established as a... Learn More
  • Gastro
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.13/10

Cavo Tagoo Santorini

It takes a special property to be able to hold its own against the drama of that caldera backdrop and the Cavo Tagoo is one of those places. This all-suite hotel is a contemporary gem, with clean... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.70/10

Soneva Jani

Sister property Soneva Fushi was the pioneer of barefoot luxury. It made its name on the no shoes, no news philosophy. Judging by the high proportion of repeat guests, it was – and is – a smart... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Honeymoon
  • Resort
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.40/10

Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux

Clinging to the cliff overlooking the sea, this contemporary property is all about the wow-factor. Grey stone, beautiful natural wood, brass accents and the breathtaking Corten steel spiral staircase... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Gastro
  • Luxury
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.47/10

VP Plaza España Design

A magnet for fashionistas and social media influencers, this is a hotel with a smart address and an even smarter dress code. The five-star VP Plaza España boasts 214 rooms spread over 17 floors.... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Nightlife
  • Skyscraper
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Rated 9.65/10

Bellevue On The Beach Suites

Bellevue on the Beach is an all-suite property that’s split between the main building and a restored windmill. Overlooking the ocean, many of the best views from the property involve water.... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Contemporary
  • Stylish
  • Suite
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.87/10

Katikies Garden Santorini - The Leading Hotels Of The World

Occupying a space which was once a monastery, this deluxe boutique hotel is one of the most charming in Fira, Santorini’s largest town. Monastic arches and pebbled floors offer a clue into what the... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Luxury
  • Scenic
  • Stylish
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Rated 9.63/10

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

A member of the Small Leading Hotels of the World, the Mykonos Grand is a beachfront property in Ayios Yiannis. The strip of sand in front of the hotel is dubbed Shirley Valentine Beach after the... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Independent
  • Resort
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.17/10

Summer Senses Luxury Resort

This sprawling low rise resort is one of the most luxurious on the Greek island of Paros. The sea is a two-minute walk away, but the sunrise over the hills anchors this delightful property to the... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.57/10

Ikos Dassia

Located on the charming island of Corfu, the Ikos Dassia is surrounded by fragrant woodland and overlooks the Dassia Bay and the glittering waters of the Ionian Sea. Guests can enjoy a 400 metre long... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Gastro
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.50/10

Nana Princess Suites Villas & Spa

Partially clad in dark stone which accentuates the smooth white walls, there’s no doubt this low-rise Cretan hotel is a beauty. Suites are contemporary in design, with huge glass doors which open... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Resort
  • Suite
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.90/10

Domes Zeen, a Luxury Collection Resort, Chania

If you forget where you are for a moment, you might think you’re in a remote safari lodge in East Africa rather than on the north-western coast of the island of Crete. The designers behind Domes... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.40/10

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

The Blue Palace is part of Marriott’s prestigious Luxury Collection. Located on the island of Crete, this upscale spa resort sprawls across a 143 acre site. Travertine floors and stone walls blend... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.93/10

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

The fragrant scent of pine lingers on the air surrounding this beautiful five-star hotel on the Athens Riviera, born in 1960 but part of the Four Seasons chain since 2019. Its 303 rooms, suites,... Learn More
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.47/10

Somewhere Vouliagmeni

The upscale coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni is the home to this delightful Athens hotel. As well as breathtaking sea views, the hotel is convenient for nearby bars and restaurants. This boutique hotel... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.87/10

The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection

Any property that calls itself The Hotel is assured and confident, and this Marriott in the heart of the Swiss city of Lucerne is no exception. It’s the work of acclaimed French architect Jean... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Nightlife
  • Stylish
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.17/10

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Book a stay at the Schweizerhof and you’re following in the footsteps of some illustrious past guests, not least Mark Twain, BB King, Richard Wagner, Leo Tolstoy and Ludwig II of Bavaria. It’s... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.87/10

Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

The Four Seasons was Geneva’s first hotel when it opened its doors in 1834. Since then, this lakefront beauty has been the choice of the world’s most discerning travellers. From the marble floors... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Heritage
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.0/10

Hotel Beau Rivage Geneva

The family-owned Beau-Rivage has been an anchor to the Geneva hotel scene since its inception in 1865. Early in its history, the hotel played a pivotal role in world events – the declaration... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Heritage
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.40/10

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

If it wasn’t for a forward-thinking vicar, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof wouldn’t be the institution that it is today. He convinced local burghers to translate his vision of a luxurious hotel into... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Stylish
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Rated 9.70/10

The Omnia

The Swiss mountain lodge was reinvented for the modern traveller by the late New York architect Ali Tayar and in Omnia, it never looked better. Sleek and contemporary, its glass and larch wood... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Spa
  • Stylish
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Rated 9.30/10

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA

The Schweizerhof Bern opened in 1857 as the Hotel Fetzer but was renamed just two years later when it changed ownership. Today the property is Qatari-owned but has retained that same luxury ethos and... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Gastro
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
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Rated 9.10/10

Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World boasts a dreamy location on the shore of Lake Lugano. Before it was a hotel, the property was the home of a noble Russian family, and it’s not hard... Learn More
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.27/10

The View Lugano

This wonderful all-suite hotel overlooks Lake Lugano. Contemporary in design, no expense has been spared to create a hotel that’s of the highest quality. Teak finishes and private balconies give... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Spa
  • Suite
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.17/10

Grand Hotel LES TROIS ROIS

Founded in 1681 and reimagined as a hotel in 1844, the Grand Hotel is one of the oldest hotels not only in Switzerland but in the whole of Europe. It was a favourite of James Joyce, Pablo Picasso and... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Luxury
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.80/10

JOALI

JOALI’s 73 villas and residences grace Muravandhoo Island on Raa Atoll in the north of the Maldives. To reach them, guests have a choice between a 40 minute seaplane ride from Male Airport or, for... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.37/10

LUX* North Male Atoll Resort & Villas

Offering beachfront and overwater accommodation, this deluxe property occupies an idyllic setting in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Reached by speedboat in 45 minutes or seaplane in 15 minutes, this... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Retreat
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.63/10

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

This upmarket offering is as reliably impressive as any in the Four Seasons portfolio. Kuda Huraa boasts a stunning lagoon, flower gardens, a private spa island reached by traditional dhoni and of... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.13/10

Annabelle Paphos

The Annabelle is a Paphos institution. Opened by Alecos Michaelides, it’s part of the Thanos hotels and Resorts group. A few years ago it was extensively refurbished and today’s hotel has a... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Family Friendly
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.20/10

Amara - Sea Your Only View

The Amara’s name is inspired by the Greek word for “everlasting” and those that work there make every effort to ensure that the memories made will stay with guests for a lifetime. The five star... Learn More
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.20/10

Tarcin Forest Resort and Spa MGallery by Sofitel

The hotels in Sofitel’s MGallery collection can always be relied upon to be something special and this new offering is no exception. Midway between the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and the Olympic... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • Boutique
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Rated 8.70/10

Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses

Sofitel’s Jardin des Roses property is one of the finest in Rabat’s leafy capital. This deluxe offering blends French hospitality and style with Moroccan charm to create an exceptional hotel. 229... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 8.93/10

Constance Ephelia

Hidden up at the quieter northern tip of Mahé island, this desirable property is the epitome of luxury accommodation. The location’s just about unbeatable, with two picture-perfect beaches,... Learn More
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Retreat
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.13/10

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Opened in 2011, this was the first Raffles resort; since then it has won many awards and garnered an enviable reputation. Located on Praslin, the Seychellois island famed for the unique coco de mer,... Learn More
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.30/10

Four Seasons Seychelles

For over a decade, the luxurious villas and residences of the Four Seasons have graced the hillside overlooking Petite Anse bay on the Seychellois island of Mahé. As with anywhere in the country,... Learn More
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Retreat
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.30/10

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

This breathtaking hotel makes a bold architectural statement with its gleaming design centred on a small but private island. As your taxi heads across the bridge you enter a world of high end... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Family Friendly
  • Resort
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.13/10

Ritz-Carlton

If you’ve set your sights on a Gulf retreat, the Ritz Carlton in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, is a smart choice. Located in the district of Seef, the resort sits on a stunning sandy beach... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Family Friendly
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.0/10

Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar

This exceptional hotel boasts only 30 villas and as such has an intimate feel. Opulent, luxurious interiors blend heritage touches with contemporary style to create spaces which are a feast for the... Learn More
  • All-Inclusive
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 8.8/10

Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo

Located in the center of Tokyo, Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is 801 m from Tokyo Station. Elegantly furnished rooms located on the upper floors boast city views. Free WiFi is featured throughout the... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.5/10

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

Nestled against the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and pristine waters of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa consists of two hotels, Al Bandar and Al Waha. All guests... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Eco
  • Family Friendly
  • Resort
  • Spa
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Rated 9.1/10

The Thousand Kyoto

Located in Kyoto, a 14-minute walk from Sanjusangen-do Temple, The Thousand Kyoto has accommodations with a bar and private parking. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Luxury
  • Posh
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.33/10

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Some travellers make the mistake of ruling out a stay in characterful Stone Town, heading instead to the beach resorts of the coast. But choosing a city hotel doesn’t have to mean you forfeit... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.4/10

Zuri Zanzibar

"In Swahili, the word “zuri” means beautiful, and it’s an apt choice for this delightful hotel set right on the beach. Zuri Zanzibar is located in Kendwa village, on the north western tip of... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Resort
  • Swanky
  • Wellbeing
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Rated 8.9/10

The Residence Zanzibar

This swanky resort boasts 66 villas scattered across an 80 acre site. Each benefits from views of the ocean or the lush tropical gardens and has its own private pool. A mile-long beach formed of... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.3/10

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

Part of the Madinat Jumeirah complex, the Mina A’Salam has a boutique feel in spite of its size. The 292 rooms and suites of this beachfront property are sumptuously furnished in an Arabian style... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9/10

InterContinental Fujairah Resort

Perched on the shores of the Gulf of Oman, the InterContinental nestles between the extraordinary beauty of Al Aqah Beach and the majestic Hajjar Mountains. This sprawling resort occupies a 69 acre... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Family Friendly
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.9/10

Jumeirah Saadiyat

This superior class retreat on Saadiyat Island is simply delightful. Rooms and suites overlook pretty gardens or boast sublime sea views, while décor soothes and calms. Overall there’s a light and... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Resort
  • Retreat
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.2/10

The Oberoi Beach Resort

This outstanding beachfront resort seeks to maximise guest comfort without compromising on aesthetics. Sophisticated contemporary architecture maximises wide open spaces without losing the feeling of... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.3/10

The St. Regis Istanbul

This curvaceous five-star beauty can be found in Istanbul’s prestigious Nisantasi district. Owned by Marriott, this fabulous hotel offers guests the signature St Regis butler service for the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Gastro
  • Luxury
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 9.2/10

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre

Occupying the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman building, the Waldorf Astoria International Financial Centre is one of the most breathtaking hotels in Dubai. Interiors channel a mid-century... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Skyscraper
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 9.3/10

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

The Waldorf Astoria is an opulent, sophisticated choice which is guaranteed to please the discerning traveller. Extravagant details such as its golden domes and fancy arches mark this property as... Learn More
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Stylish
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.3/10

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

This chic, modern hotel commands a prestigious spot on Al Maryah Island. But it’s not only the property’s exterior that has the wow factor. From the moment you arrive, the emphasis is on quality.... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Skyscraper
  • Stylish
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Rated 9.4/10

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

The Dar Al Masyaf is the most exclusive of the Madinat Jumeirah properties. With just 29 summerhouses, each containing between 9 and 11 rooms and suites, the feel is of an intimate boutique hotel.... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 9.1/10

Allium Villas Resort Bodrum

Billing itself as the perfect hideaway, this luxury resort in the Turkish resort of Bodrum is sure to be a hit with more discerning travellers. 9 villas, each housing between 4 and 8 rooms and... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.1/10

Akra Hotel

This sprawling resort is one of Antalya’s best. It sits on a cliff top overlooking the sea with access to the water via steps and sandy beaches just a short drive away. Rooms and suites are spread... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Contemporary
  • Resort
  • Stylish
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.6/10

Alila Jabal Akhdar

Located in Oman’s rugged mountainous interior, the Alila Jabal Akhdar takes its design cues from its surroundings. Rustic stone and wood accents accentuate a neutral colour palette to create... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Retreat
  • Scenic
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.2/10

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

This refined and stylish property, part of the Anantara group, sits beside the ocean on the outskirts of Salalah. Flanked by a freshwater lagoon and a private beach, it’s the only pool villa resort... Learn More
  • Luxury
  • Resort
  • Retreat
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.1/10

The Chedi Muscat

The Chedi has always been a trend setter. Effortlessly stylish, the fusion of Asian Zen and Arabian flair is a design dream. This 21 acre oasis more than holds its own against a stunning backdrop of... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Elegant
  • Retreat
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.5/10

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul Bosphorus

Occupying a premium location on the banks of the Bosphorus, in a past life this Four Seasons hotel was an Ottoman Palace. This is Turkish hospitality at its most glamorous, a hotel which knows a... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Heritage
  • Upper Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 9.7/10

Royal Mansour

This exceptional property is only a short stroll away from the famous Djemaa el-Fna square and the Koutoubia minaret, yet its secluded location set back from the road makes it a tranquil oasis in the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Luxury
  • Retreat
  • Swanky
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 9/10

Heure Bleue Palais - Relais & Châteaux

The Heure Bleue Palais began life over two centuries ago as the lavish home of the pasha Caïd Mbark Saidi. He had it built on the ruins of an ancient fondouk, or roadside inn. Ownership passed to a... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Heritage
  • Retreat
  • Riad
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 8.9/10

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Casablanca capitalises on its oceanfront location. This beachfront property offers guests stunning sea views; its U-shaped layout frames a delightful pool. The design successfully... Learn More
  • Elegant
  • Resort
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.7/10

Mandarin Oriental

Built in 2015, the Mandarin Oriental Marrakesh nestles within a beautiful 20 hectare site boasting a backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. Olive groves and landscaped gardens brimming with fragrant... Learn More
  • Contemporary
  • Golf Resort
  • Suite
  • Swanky
  • Upper Upscale
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Rated 8.8/10

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Kempinski have made a name for themselves as a luxury accommodation provider where contemporary chic and timeless elegance go hand in hand. Their Dead Sea property is located on the shore of the... Learn More
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Upscale
  • Waterfront
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.3/10

Fairmont Amman

The only thing that matches the grandeur of the Fairmont Amman is Amman itself. Guests staying at this luxurious five star hotel are treated to breathtaking views across the whole of the city and the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Elegant
  • Luxury
  • Stylish
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.4/10

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

This Luxor property occupies an enviable position right on the River Nile. Located within easy walking distance from Karnak temple, this hotel is close enough to the sights to be convenient, not... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Waterfront
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Rated 8.8/10

Four Seasons Cairo At Nile Plaza

The Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza is located on the eastern bank of the Nile opposite the southern tip of Gezira Island. This centrally located property is a mile south of the Egyptian Museum and... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Gastro
  • Luxury
  • Skyscraper
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.4/10

La Maison Bleue El Gouna

Opulent and glamorous, La Maison Bleue is part of the Small Leading Hotels of the World collection. An adults-only boutique hotel, it’s situated in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna. Its architecture... Learn More
  • Adults Only
  • Boutique
  • Retreat
  • Spa
  • Suite
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Rated 8.8/10

Four Seasons Cairo At The First Residence

Since it opened in 2000, the Four Seasons Cairo At The First Residence has been one of the city’s premier hotels. It sits in an enviable position on the western bank of the River Nile, close to the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Gastro
  • Luxury
  • Nightlife
  • Upscale
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Rated 9.23/10

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

The Shangri-La chain can always be relied upon when it comes to the upmarket sector and its Tokyo property is no exception. Spanning the top 11 floors of a 37-storey skyscraper in the Marunouchi... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Fancy
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Skyscraper
  • Spa
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Rated 9.33/10

Park Hyatt Tokyo

If you’re thinking that the Tokyo Park Hyatt looks a little familiar, you might have seen it in the Bill Murray movie Lost in Translation. Situated in the upscale Shinjuku neighbourhood, this is... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Skyscraper
  • Spa
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Rated 8.93/10

Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

Saadiyat Island is home to a clutch of boutiques, marinas, golf courses, restaurants and of course hotels such as the Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas. Right on the beach – and what a beach, with... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Resort
  • Spa
  • Villa
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Rated 8.53/10

Zaya Nurai Island Resort 

The lure of the island resort is impossible to resist, so long as you have the budget. And for travellers to Abu Dhabi, a stay at the Zaya Nurai Island Resort represents money well spent. A short... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swanky
  • Villa
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Rated 8.9/10

Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites

Pine Cliffs is a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and marries authentic Portuguese flair with all the facilities and technology a seasoned traveller would expect. It perches on top of the... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Gastro
  • Golf Resort
  • Honeymoon
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.23/10

Monument Hotel

Barcelona addresses don’t come any better than this: the Monument Hotel is situated on Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s high end shopping street in the upscale Eixample District. A stone’s throw... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.2/10

The Barcelona EDITION

In a prime spot near to the old town and within walking distance of the city’s beaches, the Barcelona EDITION is a great choice if you plan to do plenty during your stay. With a hundred rooms, this... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.5/10

Gran Hotel Inglés

Gran Hotel Ingles is Madrid’s oldest hotel, opened in 1886. It continues a long tradition of innovation and guest satisfaction that began all those years ago when it was the first hotel in the... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Heritage
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
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Rated 9.27/10

Barceló Imagine

Close to Chamartin station, the glass and steel Barceló Imagine is no shrinking violet. In the hotel’s public spaces, playful touches accentuate the sense of fun: guitars used as wall art, neon... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.13/10

Address Montgomerie

Address Montgomerie is located in the prestigious Emirates Hills. Set in the verdant surroundings of an 18-hole Colin Montgomerie golf course, it’s one of the finest hotels not just in Dubai but... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Resort
  • Posh
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.13/10

La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai, Autograph Collection 

Hotels in Marriott’s Autograph Collection portfolio never fail to disappoint and this one, located at City Walk, is no exception. La Ville Hotel & Suites brings flair and style to this corner... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.37/10

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin is a leader in its class. Located at one of the most prestigious addresses in the city opposite the Brandenburg Gate,... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Heritage
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
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Rated 9.1/10

Boheme Mykonos Town 

This magical retreat on the Greek island of Mykonos is a real find. Cradled by a hillside overlooking the glittering azure Aegean Sea, the view is breathtaking. That the Boheme manages to hold its... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Boutique
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.1/10

Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor - a concept by Hyatt

Hyatt’s top offering in Munich is the Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor. The hotel sits between the Olympic Stadium and the English Garden at the Schwabinger Tor. Sophisticated and with an emphasis on... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.3/10

Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel

The Charles is part of the Rocco Forte portfolio. Named after Forte’s father, Sir Charles, it was built on the site of a university library as part of the Lenbach Gardens. A great deal of thought... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Fancy
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
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Rated 8.77/10

Roomers Munich, Autograph Collection

Roomers Munich is part of Marriott’s prestigious Autograph Collection. The team at Concrete Design over the border in Amsterdam in the Netherlands worked hard to ensure this hotel stands out for... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.27/10

Memmo Príncipe Real - Design Hotels 

The Memmo Principe Real is tucked away in a quiet corner of Lisbon’s Bairro Alto, one of the most atmospheric districts of this charming capital city. Its clean lines, as you might suspect, are... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 8.93/10

Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa

The Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa is part of the NH Hoteles group. One of the oldest hotels in the Portuguese capital, it oozes charm. The late Portuguese actress Beatriz Costa, an icon of her... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
  • Spa
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Rated 8.67/10

Flemings Mayfair

Dating from 1851, Flemings is one of Mayfair’s oldest hotels. Privately owned, it’s been in the same family’s capable hands for more than four decades. When crime novelist Agatha Christie wrote... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
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Rated 8.53/10

Les Jardins du Faubourg Paris

Les Jardins du Faubourg is an impeccably renovated Haussmann town house. Its 40 rooms and suites can broadly be divided into two styles: Parisian and contemporary. The former lead off a sweeping... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 8.73/10

Hotel Vernet

Purpose built as a hotel in 1913 and extensively renovated a century later, this 8th arrondissement gem is one of the top hotels in its class. The Hotel Vernet boasts touches like a wrought iron lift... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.05/10

Hotel Sanders

The country that brought hygge to the world knows a thing or two about contentment. The Hotel Sanders brings that quality to its public and private spaces. In the snug green courtyard, pull up a... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.3/10

Nimb Hotel

The antidote to Nordic minimalism can be found in the Moorish façade of the Nimb. Located within historic Tivoli Gardens, its minarets, domes and arches are the stuff of fantasies. Inside, touches... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Gastro
  • Grand
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
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Rated 8.97/10

SO/Berlin Das Stue

Situated within the confines of Berlin’s largest pak, the Tiergarten, the S/O Das Stue is one of Berlin’s most luxurious boutique hotels. Step through the doors on the white stone, curved façade... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.17/10

The Mandala Hotel 

An oasis of calm in the centre of Berlin, the Mandala is a luxury design hotel which doesn’t skimp on style or substance. This 5 star property is located right on Potsdamer Platz where east once... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
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Rated 9.27/10

Villa Magna

The epitome of contemporary luxury, the Villa Magna enhances the Paseo de la Castellana. The hotel was built to replace the eclectic Moorish-style Anglada Palace which previously stood on the site.... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Honeymoon
  • Spa
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Rated 9.57/10

Constance Halaveli

Within the Maldives’ North Ari Atoll you’ll find Halaveli Island, home to the Constance. There, you’ll encounter everything you’d expect of this slice of Indian Ocean paradise – powdery... Learn More
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Eco
  • Family Friendly
  • Fancy
  • Golf Resort
  • Honeymoon
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Villa
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.07/10

Belmond Cadogan

A high-end retreat in upscale Chelsea, the Belmond Cadogan is one of London’s most luxurious hotels. The famous and the privileged have frequented the place since it opened in 1887. Lillie... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
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Rated 9.33/10

The Prince Akatoki

East meets west in this 5-star hotel which blends the art and rituals of Japanese hospitality with a prestigious London location. Seven adjoining Georgian townhouses in the heart of Marylebone were... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
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Rated 9.13/10

Kempinski

Beachfront takes on a whole new dimension at the Kempinski Muscat, which boasts six kilometres of shoreline. Located in the Al Mouj district, the hotel is well placed for those who wish to venture... Learn More
  • Beach
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Fancy
  • Lake
  • Nightlife
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.4/10

Gstaad Palace

You’ll need to time your visit carefully if you’d like to stay in this Gstaad institution – it only opens from July to September and December to March. But if that’s when you find yourself in... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Ski Resort
  • Spa
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Rated 9.6/10

Portrait Firenze

Luxury boutique hotel Portrait Firenze is situated in the heart of one of Italy’s most beautiful cities – we know it as Florence. This all-suite property is aimed squarely at the discerning... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
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Rated 9.3/10

Langham London

The Langham has been a fixture on the London hotel scene for over 150 years. Its pedigree is so impressive, when it opened Thomas Cook manned its rail and sea ticket office. Taylor Swift and Lady... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
  • Spa
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Rated 9.27/10

The Leela Goa

Though there are many places to lay your head beside the ocean in Goa, few have the allure of the Leela. This gorgeous hotel occupies a sand spit that extends across the estuary of the Sal River,... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Resort
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Villa
  • Wellness
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Rated 8.97/10

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain

If it weren’t for the discreet signage above the door, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Hotel Esprit Saint Germain was a private residence, albeit a rather luxurious one. Located on the... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.3/10

Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet

Sultanahmet is Istanbul’s historic quarter, the part of the city in which you’ll encounter the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. Amidst such prestigious surroundings is the Ajwa... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Posh
  • Spa
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Rated 9.2/10

EDITION

The centrally located Edition can be found in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia. If you’re looking for a hotel with a homely feel, this will fit the bill with its oak floors, panelled walls and... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • City Center
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 8.8/10

Hotel President Wilson

Managed by the Marriott group, the Hotel President Wilson is one of Geneva’s smartest hotels. Occupying an enviable position on the lake shore, the property boasts one of the best addresses in... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Fancy
  • Honeymoon
  • Lake
  • Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.33/10

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Family-owned since 1863, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst has the best view in Cologne. Located directly opposite the city’s famous cathedral – Germany’s largest – this charming hotel effortlessly... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Posh
  • Spa
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Rated 9.4/10

Capella Ubud

To label the Capella Ubud as merely glamping is to understate this tented accommodation – glamping has never been this extraordinary. Sumptuous décor sits harmoniously in a verdant landscape. The... Learn More
  • Eco
  • Honeymoon
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swanky
  • Villa
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.1/10

Kamp

The magnificent Hotel Kamp has graced the cityscape of Helsinki for more than 130 years. Its imposing architecture lends it an almost regal quality, and it’s long been an important cultural icon.... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.3/10

Capri Palace

The Capri Palace occupies a secluded corner of the Italian island of Capri, overlooking the sea. Its location in the Bay of Naples is close enough to the mainland to attract day-trippers, but the... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swanky
  • Wellness
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Rated 8.47/10

Corinthia

The upscale Corinthia is one of Malta’s most prestigious hotels. Located on the north side of St George’s Bay, close to the amenities of the popular resort of St Julian’s, the hotel occupies a... Learn More
  • Beach
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Gastro
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.23/10

Widder Zurich

From an enviable position in the heart of Zurich’s characterful Old Town, the Widder welcomes guests to a serene oasis a stone’s throw from the city’s railway station. The 48 rooms of this... Learn More
  • Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Lake
  • Posh
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.57/10

Castello Del Sole

Book a stay in harmony with nature at the Hotel Castello del Sole, Ascona’s Castle of the Sun. This luxury property places wellness at the heart of the agenda as it welcomes you to Castello Spa... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Golf Resort
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swiss lakes
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.27/10

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Some of the 19th century palaces that line the Bosphorus have been converted into luxury hotels and the Ciragan is one of the most successful. Worthy of a sultan, the lavish furnishings create a... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Heritage
  • Lake
  • Nightlife
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.2/10

Hotel Eden Roc

Overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore, the Eden Roc’s location is the envy of many a European hotel. Slide into the pool and the backdrop is one of verdant mountains and palm trees as the hotel and... Learn More
  • Boutique
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoon
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swanky
  • Villa
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Rated 8.3/10

Bagni Di Pisa

The Etruscans and Romans enjoyed the delights of Tuscan thermal baths, but the Bagni di Pisa hotel owes its existence to a more recent period of history. in 1743, the Grand Duke of Tuscany Francesco... Learn More
  • Heritage
  • Medical Retreat
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.5/10

Amathus Beach Hotel

If you’re looking for a relaxed retreat, then the Amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol, on Cyprus’ attractive south coast, is one of the top choices on this beautiful Mediterranean island. A member of... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.23/10

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is the collective name for several properties, all offering excellence in hospitality. The oldest, the boutique-style Hotel Palais Bad Ragaz, occupies a listed palace... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Gastro
  • Golf Resort
  • Grand
  • Medical Retreat
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.27/10

The Fontenay

Located on the shore of Lake Alster, this curvaceous hotel sits right at the heart of this northern German city. Designed by Hamburg-born architect Jan Störmer, the building consists of three... Learn More
  • Architecture
  • Family Friendly
  • Lake
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Rated 8.57/10

ME

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, ME Ibiza is glitzy, hip and happening. Situated in the east of the island close to the resort of Santa Eulalia, it’s a chilled out place during the day... Learn More
  • Beach
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Nightlife
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Park Hotel Vitznau

Billing itself as the jewel on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the Park Hotel Vitznau is the perfect place to come if you need to restore a sense of wellness to your life. Excellence goes hand in hand... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Grand
  • Lake
  • Medical Retreat
  • Scenic
  • Spa
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Rated 9.07/10

Baglioni Hotel

Facing London’s Hyde Park is the conveniently situated Baglioni Hotel. The shops, bars and restaurants of upmarket Kensington, not to mention its world-renowned museums, are within easy walking... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Honeymoon
  • Nightlife
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.47/10

Hotel Sacher

The Sacher name is world-famous, thanks in no small part to a decadent chocolate cake that is the hotel’s signature bake. But as a hotel, it’s just as legendary, attracting a clientele that has... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Posh
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Rated 9.2/10

Hotel Sacher

Located on the banks of the River Salzach, a stone’s throw from the Mirabell Gardens and Mozart’s birthplace, stands the Hotel Sacher Salzburg. A grand and graceful city such as Salzburg demands... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage
  • Posh
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Rated 9.27/10

The Dolder Grand

Perched high on the Adlisberg overlooking the Zürichsee and the city, the Dolder sits in idyllic surroundings. Yet, it’s an easy ride into the centre of one of Switzerland’s most captivating... Learn More
  • Family Friendly
  • Lake
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Swanky
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Rated 9.17/10

Hassler Roma

The Hassler is one of Rome’s finest five star hotels, occupying an enviable position at the top of the Spanish Steps. It’s just minutes from some of the Italian capital’s top visitor... Learn More
  • City Center
  • Gastro
  • Heritage
  • Posh
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Rated 9.23/10

Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden

The luxury of slow travel is one that most travellers rarely afford themselves. At the Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden, they built a whole hotel on that principle, elevating slowness to an art... Learn More
  • Grand
  • Lake
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Rated 9.07/10

Soori

Sometimes, the architecture and aesthetics of a hotel complement their natural surroundings to such an extent that it appears that it has always been there. That’s the case with the Soori Bali,... Learn More
  • Beach
  • Eco
  • Honeymoon
  • Resort
  • Scenic
  • Spa
  • Villa
  • Wellness
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