LIFE & CULTURE

The Best Hotels Of 2015

Mr and Mrs Smith have revealed their top hotels for 2015 as voted by more than 25,000 people. And the winners are...

Best-Dressed Hotel: Ett Hem, Sweden

“Its interiors, luxuriously updated by Ilse Crawford, are sublime. An architectural jewel, too.”

Neale Whitaker, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Living

Sexiest Bedroom In The World: Roccia Suite at Bellevue Syrene, Italy

“In-room massage pool and canopied four-poster in an Italian grotto. Hellooooo, hat-trick.”

Immodesty Blaize, Burlesque Star

Best Hotel Pool: Amangiri, Lake Powell, US

“You can’t beat it: the light, the rocks, the pool snaking around this wondrous gleaming edifice…”

Melinda Stevens, Editor, Condé Nast Traveller

Hottest Hotel Bar: The Zetter Townhouse, London

“A masterpiece by Tony Conigliaro that continues to rack up awards and turn out superb bar talent.”

Paul Gabie, Founder, 28 Hong Kong Street

Best Hotel Restaurant: Oreade at Monteverdi, Italy

“This is one very special place; a farm-to-table homage to the surrounding Tuscan bounty.”

Tamara Heber-Percy Founder, Mr & Mrs Smith

 

Best Spa Hotel: The Nam Hai, Vietnam

“Beautifully calm – the spa appears to be floating on still waters filled with lotus and koi.”

Serena Guen, Editor, Suitcase

The Eco Award: Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

“I’m amazed at how much they are doing with the environment and the local community.”

Livia Firth, Founder of Eco-Age

Best Budget Boutique Hotel: Masseria Cervarolo, Italy

“A traditional Puglian farmhouse perfectly placed for exploring the gorgeous surrounding areas.” 

Henry Holland, Fashion Designer

Best For Families: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji

“Such a dreamy place. Any sea creature-obsessed kid (of any age) would absolutely love it here.”

Courtney Adamo Co-founder, Babyccino Kids

Above and Beyond: Huka Lodge, New Zealand

“Where they truly go above and beyond the call of duty – a total stand-out for me.”

Amanda Shadforth Founder, Oracle Fox

Best Newcomer: The Battery, San Francisco

“For all its hipness, San Francisco sorely lacks the type of hotel you get giddy at the thought of staying at. Or at least it did. The Battery practically aches cool.”

Susan Riley, Deputy editor, Stylist

Best Smith Hotel 2015: The Pig – On The Beach, Dorset

“The Pig has come of age, transplanting its winning code to the natural playground of the Dorset coastline. Timeless interiors, top-notch food and spot-on service.”

Sophie Lam, Head of Travel at The Independent

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