Number One Best Hotel In The World – Staying in hotels is not only a great passion of mine, but something that has turned into more of a hobby over the years. Hotels are no longer just a place to lay your head – they are here to make memories, honeymoon destinations, a place to tell stories and of course to share our experiences on social media (mainly to make our friends jealous although not none of us really admit it). So since my 2018 is already off to such a great start, I wanted to share with you my top 10 luxury hotel rooms from around the world. These are the hotel rooms I have stayed in (apart from one special suite), fallen in love with, and would love to return to again sometime soon.
There was no question which hotel suite would be my number one and it had to be the King Suite at the Atlantis by Giardino in Zurich, Switzerland. The only suite on this list that I have not stayed in, but simply traveled through during my stay in an equally lovely (but much smaller) room here. This is a total of 21,000 square meters and is now the largest hotel chain in Europe and it was a magnificent place. The taps, the bath, the chairs – everything is either solid gold or covered in gold leaf. The terrace wraps around the entire room, has its own lift to the Michelin star restaurant and a private lift to the car park. This is as private as it gets. Call your suite and never leave – this is the best suite you’ll ever come across. Read more HERE.
Number One Best Hotel In The World
Next was a hotel suite that I just returned from and it blew me away. My pictures don’t really show full size, but I can assure you that everything about it is not only stunningly beautiful, but also world class. This, of course, was the John Ruskin Room in the Gritti Palace in Venice. A lounge like no other, a bedroom so modest you’ll think you’re in heaven and two bathrooms – both floor to ceiling Venetian marble. This is a hotel suite dreams are made of and one I will never forget. Find out more about my stay HERE.
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To be completely unique, my number three favorite hotel room is this luxury water villa at Shangri-la Villingili in the Maldives. When we first entered this room we were blown away and when we ended up in the Maldives it made such a lasting impression. That turquoise water from our back door, a dreamy bathroom with an outdoor shower to bask in the midday sun and the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen. Read more about this paradise island HERE.
A hotel that is so close to my heart and has already created so many memories is the lovely Pale Hall Hotel in Wales. We actually didn’t order this suite originally, but we got a cheeky upgrade and impressive isn’t even the word to describe it. The Churchill Suite, with its magnificent vaulted ceiling and stained glass ceiling, is as grand as a suite can get. Behind a secret door you can discover a beautiful marble lined bathroom where a copper bath and sink await pure relaxation. The series is named after Sir Winston Churchill who was once an occasional guest at Palé Hall in the 1950s. Read it all HERE.
Living in Chelsea, I don’t often get to stay so close to home but for the last two weeks as I write this article we have had the pleasure of staying at the five star Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, just off on Sloane Street. . When we checked into the rather appropriate Chelsea Suite, we couldn’t help but fall in love with this suite with its stunning views over Chelsea and Belgravia. It also has one hell of a bathroom. For more information, visit the hotel’s website HERE.
One style of hotel that I have little love for is one that has a story to tell, or one that is steeped in history and that is definitely the Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in Climping. We stayed in the hotel suite, Baylies and it is full of history – but not as you may know and especially when it comes to age. I’m going to leave this information for you to discover for yourself. Four poster bed, welcome champagne and double bathtub. You will never want to leave. If you want to be here too, read all about my whole experience HERE.
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On our way over to the UAE, we loved our suite stay at the heavenly Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi. We stayed in the executive suite which for one night offered more space and views than we could have ever needed. With not one, but two private balconies overlooking the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. A marble and mosaic bathroom with rain shower and large bath, a lovely sitting area that can be closed off from the master bedroom and access to the Horizon Club Lounge meant there were so many reasons why we loved our stay here. Read more HERE.
Located in the main building of Whatley Manor, the Grand Suite spans the second floor of the hotel and is the perfect retreat for honeymooners or those looking to pamper a loved one. When you enter the room you are greeted by a rather lovely sitting room which curls into yet another living room and the bedroom towards the end reveals another small bathroom. The main attraction for me was the master bathroom. A luxurious bathroom with a freestanding bathtub designed by Philippe Stark, elegant exposed wooden beams and L’Occitane products to create your own in-room spa experience. Read more about this food-focused hotel HERE.
Perhaps not the biggest hotel suite, but one that offers more than others in different areas are the mews rooms at Sopwell House in St Albans. You love celebrities and Premier League footballers, and you could even rub shoulders in the community pool with some of the world’s biggest sports stars. We stayed in the Primrose Suite, which, as well as offering a shared plunge pool for everyone staying in one of these suites, allows you to pamper yourself in your own private hot tub on a secluded terrace . Inside you will find a four poster bed, a bathroom and next to the fireplace in the center is a large bathtub with a roller. We had a magical night here. Continue reading HERE.
Last but certainly not least was a hotel suite that has always been on my mind. Hartwell House Hotel is located in Buckinghamshire and the hotel (and our suite) is steeped in history. We stayed in the room of the Duchesse d’angouleme (aka Marie Thérèse of France) who was the eldest child of King Louis XVI of France and the only one, Marie Antoinette. The house itself was once a court for the exiled king of France, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the years 1809-1814. Fresh fruit and homemade biscuits were in the room on arrival along with Floris spa products. Cons of the room – we couldn’t really find one. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the view looking out over the lawn was stunning, with window seats big enough to lean against with a book and a glass of wine. Read my full review of this historic hotel HERE.