The smart option for travellers looking for an affordable, big-on-kitsch-and-chutzpah overnighter slap bang in the city’s buzzy centre.
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 refreshingly modern departure from Lake Como’s grand-dame hotels, Filario draws a fashion-forward crowd with its prime shoreside location, design-oriented rooms and a deathly good tobacco-infused chocolate mousse delivered straight to your bed.
Hidden in the serene hillside of Rajasthan, this rose-hewn palace effortlessly blends local Indian rituals with luxurious flourishes.
This “private country house hotel” on the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds is favourite among smart urbanites for its uniquely personal touch.
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.