Between Rome and Pisa, Hotel Il Pellicano hides on one of Monte Argentario’s most beautiful coves. Here, it’s all wild beaches and mediterranean pine trees and it’s where wealthy Italians have been escaping for years.
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Flicking through Conde Nast’s infamous Gold list, I came across this beautiful new hotel, and I knew that it would make the ultimate honeymoon trip. The stunning white buildings with dramatic archways and sharp edges nestled among the palms looked like the ideal place to just unwind and do nothing – and feel pretty decadent while doing it.
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol
As soon as you step into the grand lobby at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol, you know you can justifiably wonder whether you’re entering the best hotel in Cyprus. And you might well be.
Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway
Some hotels are more works of art than places to stay, and Juvet Landscape Hotel is something beyond even that. Its inspiring design and stunning location create a magical immersion in nature far from the stresses of modern life. Time to truly switch off.
Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, Italy
Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is a five-star resort located in the picturesque village of Blevio, on the eastern shore of Lake Como. With elegant rooms, spacious suites, two stunning private villas, destination restaurants and the largest spa on the lake, Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como resort is the perfect place for a stylish Italian break.
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, France
Some hotels and resorts offer an experience so special it’s almost otherworldly, a chance to travel somewhere completely unique, to be immersed in culture, beauty and history found absolutely nowhere else – Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is just such a hotel.
Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira
If you’re looking for somewhere truly unique to stay in Europe let your mind wander deep into the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 400 miles off the northwest coast of Africa and you’ll discover a timeless subtropical Portuguese island, where you’ll find Belmond Reid’s Palace – one of the best luxury hotels in Madeira and Europe – perched high above the picture-perfect Funchal Harbour, offering gorgeous panoramic views, innovative cuisine and superb service.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Italy
If (perish the though) you could only travel to one destination for the rest of your days then the living oil painting that is Tuscany, with its rolling hills, red tiled rooves, vinyards and rows of pointy Cypress trees, would be right at the top of the desired locations list. You’d need somewhere special to stay, of course. Somewhere elegant, unique and steeped in local history (and wine). A luxury Tuscany hotel to rival all others; enter Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
At the entrance of Boka Bay, a sheltered idyll on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, you will find One&Only Portonovi. This luxury boutique hotel in Montenegro is set against a stunning backdrop of sapphire waters protected by striking ‘black mountains’ that offer fjord-like beauty. Rising around enchanting medieval towns revered as world heritage sites, and forests that promise adventure. One&Only Portonovi is the jewel of this exclusive, emerging riviera – a yearround haven for pioneering wellness and indulgence.
Mystique Hotel Santorini, Greece
Famous for sun-bleached houses, blue-domed churches and legendary sunsets, Santorini is also home to Mystique, an elegant, alluring, luxurious and totally unique hotel carved into the rugged Caldera cliffs overlooking the midnight blue waters of the Aegean Sea that encircles the island – Mystique Hotel Santorini is the perfect destination for a romantic Greece getaway.