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.
A romantic hotel in the centre of Paris offering five-star respite from the capital’s busy streets.
Bypassing the need for marble-clad bathrooms and stiff ski butlers, expect retro design touches, fireside raclette and exceptional cocktails at family-run hotel Kristiania.
Get ready for some serious R&R (rest and retox) at this boutique Ibiza hotel, offering sunrise yoga, cocktails by the pool and uninterrupted views of olive groves.
Though it’s set in a 50s building, the NEW Hotel is far from dated. Within walking distance of Athens’ headline ruins (read: the Acropolis and the Parthenon) and the cultural Monastiraki district, it’s a design-forward haven for those who appreciate a mishmash of past and present.
Break up your journey at The Pheasant Inn, a pub with rooms that promises moreish meals and easy access to the M4.
Reigniting its neighbourhood’s sex appeal, the Walker Hotel Tribeca offers a loft-style stay just off Broadway. Rub shoulders with locals who drop in for Blue Bottle Coffee or head to the subterranean speakeasy – this is the roaring 20s, after all.
The ultimate New Forest staycation, Lime Wood has recruited Amelia Freer, Sarah Chapman and Angela Hartnett to lure in well-heeled Londoners in need of a little R&R.
While many turn their nose up at hotels claiming to be "a home away from home", the Alex hotel's warm decor, clever design and breathtaking views turn the cliché into an all-too-tempting reality.
At the heart of the Cotswolds, this former coaching inn draws city dwellers in search of a country retreat and/ or top-notch pizza. The Stump is the ideal launch pad for winsome walks and well-deserved pub lunches.
Set in the thriving Unesco biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll, the Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo Island proves that good things come in small packages.
Looking for a place to stay in London? Branch out. Bringing together quirky interiors, playful touches and sustainable initiatives just off Regent Street, the Treehouse Hotel proves that life's simple pleasures can be enjoyed at any age.
Battered, weathered and beautiful, Berber Lodge epitomises low-key luxe away from Marrakech's well-trodden streets.
Overlooking the Giudecca Canal, the waterside Il Palazzo Experimental brings together original renaissance features, designer Dorothée Meilichzon's sumptuous interiors and a creative cocktail bar with views across La Serenissima.
Set on fashionable Dublin 2's Adelaide Road, The Wilder Townhouse is among the postcode's most coveted boutique hotels, with handsome design, literary leanings and an art-deco style bar perfect for an evening tipple.