Six award-winning hotels

Ruth Jackson looks at six of the world's best hotels.

Ruth Jackson looks at six award-winning hotels.

A 15th-century villa


Il Salviatino in Fiesole, Florence, Italy, is a 45-room, 15th-century villa, and is the best place to stay in Europe, according to Cond Nast Traveller's readers. It has "a wood-panelled library with antique leather-bound volumes" and the bedrooms don't stint on modern comforts, including "TVs that cleverly double as oversized mirrors".

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From £267,

Fabulous safari lodge

From £435,

Gastronomic delight

From £545,

Asia's top resort


The Mulia in Bali is a seaside resort ranked by Cond Nast Traveller as the best in Asia. "The ocean is just steps away, though you may be inclined to linger at one of the Mulia's pools with a cocktail," says the magazine. "With a spa, fitness centre, and play area for kids, the resort offers a comfortable stay for singles, couples, and families alike."

From £148,

Once-in-a-lifetime indulgence

From £145,

A little of the shabby, lots of chic


It only opened in June, but the fourth hotel in the Pig chain has already been named "hotel of the year" by The Sunday Times. Its 23 rooms are housed in a "fanciful, higgledy-piggledy Victorian creation painted yellow, which sounds vile, but looks magical", says Stephen Bleach in the newspaper. It has one of the best views on the south coast, looking over wide lawns to "sparkling" Studland Bay. "The Pig's signature style is shabby chic just a little of the shabby, with a lot of the chic." Room 20 is the best value for money and has a cracking view, from £159 a night.

From £119,



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