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    Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
    St. Moritz
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The self-proclaimed birthplace of both winter tourism and winter sports, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz is a historically significant destination where guests can enjoy a variety of culinary, wellness and athletic activities. The property is located in St. Moritz, Switzerland, near Piz Nair mountain. The hotel's standard rooms feature large windows with views of St. Moritz Dorf or Piz Nair as well as wooden furnishings and pastel-colored fabrics. Upgraded accommodations include perks like private balconies, local wood accents and spacious salons. Complimentary internet access is included in all rooms). There are seven restaurants and five bars on-site, including a gourmet pizzeria. Travelers loved the on-site amenities, but visitors were most impressed with the hotel's activities. Winter options include skiing, traditional ice sports and bobsledding, while summers can be spent golfing, mountaineering or mountain biking. Regardless of when your adventures take place, the Kulm Spa is available to ease you into a state of relaxation before you resume the chase for adrenaline the next morning. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, this hotel welcomes Leaders Club members with various additional perks.
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    Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel
    Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 06
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The iconic Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel has been a symbol of Côte d'Azur legacy and status since it first opened its doors in 1908. This seasonal property closes between the end of December and the beginning of March each year, and it is perched on 17 French Riviera acres that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The grand hotel is home to an Olympic-sized saltwater swimming pool, a seasonal kids club, an 8,000-square-foot spa and 74 guest rooms and suites. There are three restaurants and one bar on-site, including the Michelin-starred Le Cap. All accommodations feature marble bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi access, while some boast additional perks like private terraces and swimming pools with sea views. No matter which room you choose, guests say you'll enjoy flawless service and personalized touches like being greeted by name. The main complaint from recent travelers is the price, but others note that a stay at this Four Seasons property is worth the splurge.
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    Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
    Athens, A1
    12 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is a 5 star hotel located at 40 Apollonos in Athens. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 253 reviews.
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    VILA VITA Parc
    Lagoa
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    While VILA VITA Parc may be the place where you sleep while visiting Portugal's Algarve coast, it's so much more than just a hotel. In fact, it's a haven for foodies and oenophiles, thanks in part to its nine bars, wine cellar (which houses more than 11,000 bottles) and 10 restaurants and cafes (including one with two Michelin stars). The property also boasts an array of fitness-focused amenities, such as a driving range, fitness classes (including aerial yoga in its Yoga Pavilion), tennis courts and water sports equipment rentals at its private beach. Those looking to simply relax can stroll through 54 acres of lush gardens, enjoy a massage at the spa or lounge on the hotel's private yacht. No matter what type of travel entices you, all recent guests agree that the property's guest rooms and suites are worth the trip. Standard rooms include split-level layouts with Portuguese tile mosaics, hardwood floors, goose-down bedding, private terraces or gardens, Wi-Fi access and bathrooms with walk-in rain showers or bathtubs. Upgrade to a larger room or suite for coastal views and more space. Some suites also come with kitchenettes, fireplaces, walk-in closets and cellphones for requesting concierge services. And Leaders Club members you're in luck – as part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this property grants perks like welcome gifts and upgrades.
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    The Alpina Gstaad
    Gstaad
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled among the staggering Diablerets and Bernese Alps mountain ranges about 95 miles northeast of Geneva, The Alpina Gstaad brings a touch of refined elegance to a traditional Swiss chalet. Here, Michelin-starred chefs create memorable meals at three on-site restaurants: Sommet, Megu and Swiss Stubli. There's also a wine cellar with more than 1,700 bottles and a cigar lounge with 60-plus kinds of cigars stored in a walk-in humidor. The Asian-inspired Six Senses Spa boasts indoor and outdoor pools, an extensive menu of services, a juice bar, fitness classes and an in-house comprehensive wellness program. Additionally, this Preferred Hotels & Resorts outpost has a kids club that offers numerous activities and receives high praise from guests. On top of that, the 56 guest rooms and suites were designed by local artisans and feature regional materials and period artwork, plus private terraces with panoramic views. Visitors say that the mountain vistas are unparalleled and that the hotel's service is simply unbeatable, as the employees all go out of their way to make you feel at home. And because The Alpina Gstaad is pet-friendly, your furry friend is welcome to come along.
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    Belmond La Residencia
    Deia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Surrounded by the verdant Tramuntana mountain range and olive and citrus trees, Belmond La Residencia is located along Mallorca's serene coast. Amenities at this picturesque retreat include a complimentary boat excursion, two outdoor swimming pools with panoramic mountain views, an indoor pool and spa, an art gallery and sculpture garden, tennis courts, a fitness center, a shopping boutique and a kids club. There's also El Olivio, a fine dining restaurant that serves gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and a variety of wines, and a casual tapas restaurant and bar. Two additional eateries are also available by the outdoor pools. Recent guests said the food at El Olivio is not to be missed and highly recommend booking a table well in advance. After filling up on top-notch fare, retreat to one of the property's individually decorated accommodations. All guest rooms and suites boast local artwork, Mallorcan antiques, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi access and iHome systems. Upgraded rooms include four-poster beds, and some feature exposed wooden beams, private plunge pools, fully equipped kitchens, terraces and separate seating areas. While travelers rave about the property's accommodations, some caution that this hotel is popular with families, so couples who desire privacy may want to stay elsewhere.
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    Penha Longa Resort
    Sintra
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Penha Longa Resort is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1761 reviews.
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    CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort
    Zermatt
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 955 reviews.
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    Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda
    Gargnano
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Nestled in the hills of the Riviera dei Limoni and overlooking the alluring Lake Garda, the Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda serves as a true Italian oasis. Guests can start their day by relaxing in one of the spa's five saunas or soaking in views from the hotel's infinity pool, which almost appears to merge into the lake. Those looking for exercise can then hike on the hotel's dedicated paths or opt for the well-equipped fitness center. Although the property is a bit isolated in the hills, the hotel's free shuttle runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and can quickly drive guests into the nearby town of Gargnano for shopping or dining. A guest's day is not complete without a meal at the hotel's main restaurant, La Grande Limonaia, which features contemporary Mediterranean dishes. Visitors can also enjoy Italian meals at on-site restaurant Trattoria La Vigna or handcrafted cocktails at the Lounge Bar, although some previous visitors warned the hotel's dining options are expensive. After dinner, guests can return to their rooms – which come equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms. And, members of the INVITED loyalty program can sleep comfortably knowing that they can earn and redeem points at this Small Luxury Hotels of the World outpost.
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    Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
    Sagres
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1984 reviews.
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    Arosa Kulm Hotel & Alpin Spa
    Arosa
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Arosa Kulm Hotel is lauded for having one of the most scenic addresses in the Swiss Alps. The property sits 6,000 feet above sea level, in the mountainous region of Arosa, about 92 miles southeast of Zurich. The hotel itself is one big vantage point. Situated along rolling hills and flanked by picturesque peaks as far as the eye can see, guests were breathless at the sights surrounding the Arosa Kulm. But don't spend all your time simply looking at the scenery. The hotel offers up enough activities to keep you busy for days, including skiing, ice hockey and tobogganing during the winter, as well as hiking, tennis and paragliding during the summer. Those looking for a little more relaxation can indulge in the expansive on-site spa, which includes a swimming pool with a waterfall, massage showers, a grotto, Finnish saunas, a tanning studio and a children's natural rock pool, among other features. Dining is also plentiful, with the hotel housing six restaurants varying from fine to casual. Rooms are more subdued than their surroundings and have a lodge-like feel (complete with wood-paneled walls) featuring basic comforts like TVs, desks and, in some accommodations, balconies. Apart from the hotel's unbeatable location and well-equipped facilities, the property's stellar customer service was a high point for recent lodgers.
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    Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences
    Chermignon
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences is a 5 star hotel. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 196 reviews.
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    Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como
    Blevio
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 135 reviews.
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    La Réserve Genève Hotel, Spa and Villas
    Geneva
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    If your idea of a perfect Swiss getaway consists of top-notch service and a superb waterfront location, consider hanging your hat at La Réserve Genève Hotel, Spa and Villas. This Leading Hotels of the World-affiliated property in Bellevue, Switzerland, sits just 4 miles north of Geneva by Lake Geneva and offers a plethora of facilities. You can listen to DJ-curated tunes at The Bar, grab a bite to eat at one of five restaurants (including a seasonal venue with an ice skating rink), lounge by the outdoor pool or unwind in the spa's hammam. A free kids club is also available year-round, and teens and children can enjoy summer camp activities like paddleboarding and treasure hunts for a fee during the warmer months. After enjoying the hotel's amenities, retreat to your guest room or suite. Each features decor inspired by African safari lodges (think: animal artwork and rich wood furnishings) and conveniences like a minibar, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV. Past guests loved the hotel's beautiful yet homey design, adding that paying extra for a lake-facing suite is a must. What's more, many said all of the on-site restaurants – especially the Michelin-starred Tsé Fung – served delicious dishes.
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    Verdura Resort
    Sciacca
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located in Sicily, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel boasts a private beach, an outdoor infinity pool, two championship golf courses (plus a nine-hole, par-3 course) and six tennis courts. It is also home to Verdura Spa, a complex outfitted with an indoor swimming pool, a fitness studio, a hair and beauty salon, infrared saunas and more. Additionally, there are four restaurants and five bars, where everything from gourmet Mediterranean fare to seafood on the beach to creative cocktails is served. Standard rooms start at 430 square feet and feature walk-through closets, furnished balconies with sea or golf course views, king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi (for up to three devices), minibars and Ortigia toiletries. Recent guests loved the resort's delicious food, professional and multilingual staff, expansive spa and golf amenities, including the golf academy, which one reviewer said was great for families with children; others cautioned that the pricey rooms, spa treatments and cuisine make stays here expensive.

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