Hotel Reviews

Our edit of the best hotels around the world, from design-forward city stays to beachfront getaways and wilderness lodges. If we don’t love it, we won’t cover it.

This Dutch grande dame seamlessly melds graceful contemporary design with quirky touches that wink at the Jordaan district’s lively musical roots
Like the bellini said to have been invented by its founder, the Cipriani is a slice of la dolce vita blended with a touch of timeless elegance
Nestled along the sugar-white sands of Cape Town's longest beach, this beachside boutique epitomises go-slow living at its finest
Don’t be deceived by the brutalist architecture: this communist publishing house-turned-hotel in the dynamic Georgian capital offers the warmest of welcomes – and a multitude of sustainable, design-forward diversions
Looking for a blow-out getaway in the French Alps? Make this sumptuous, piste-side snow palace your next-level Trois Vallées base
A secluded hideout in the heart of Les Trois Vallées, this 25-key stay impresses with its wellness-first facilities and fabulous mountain fare
Sprawled across the lush green coastline of the American Riviera, this sophisticated Santa Barbara hotel honours its glamorous Hollywood history
On the hunt for a base from which to explore the Big Apple? Enjoying a prime position on NYC’s most prestigious street, this ultra-luxe oasis is a sanctuary for grown-up urbanites
We visit the recently renovated ski-in, ski-out hotel that’s shaking up Val Thorens’ accommodation scene. Offering forward-thinking treatments, fine French dining and art deco interiors, Le Fitz Roy is our top choice when exploring Les Trois Vallées
Flawless Japanese hospitality – and impeccably minimalist interiors – await at this sanctuary stay hidden within a London townhouse
This sensitively restored farmhouse in the village of Gergei makes a tranquil base for a go-slow Sardinian retreat
Art deco panache and Thai-Americana cuisine are proving catnip for culture-hungry west Londoners at brand-new The Hoxton, Shepherd’s Bush
Bounded by NYC’s buzzy SoHo and Little Italy, this Bowery bolthole is attracting the cool kids with its ravishing rooftop bar, subterranean nightclub and devilishly good details
Don’t be fooled by the ornate Byzantine exterior – this twice-named, art-filled newcomer injects a contemporary “post-Venetian-ness” into the city’s time-worn hotel scene
Right on the doorstep of downtown Brooklyn, this architectural marvel enchants with its fun-filled guest rooms, mischievous cocktail menu and immersive gallery space. Make it your base for exploring New York City