Best Belmond Hotels

Formerly Orient-Express Hotels & Resorts, this luxury hotel collection boasts 32 intimate... READ MORE
Formerly Orient-Express Hotels & Resorts, this luxury hotel collection boasts 32 intimate properties across five different continents, providing travelers in destinations like Charleston, South Carolina, Florence, Italy, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, South Africa, with a sumptuous place to stay. Each property is reflective of its unique locale, with architecture, decor and cuisine representative of the hotel's location. Elegant guest rooms outfitted with deluxe amenities like aromatherapy turndown service and deep soaking tubs appeal to escapists, while adventure-infused packages draw more active travelers. Derived from the Latin words for "beautiful" and "world," Belmond still offers unique travel experiences like train tours through Europe, wildlife safaris in Africa and guided explorations of South America. The following list of Belmond properties scored high enough to earn spots on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Europe rankings.

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    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
    Taormina, ME
    #1 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1045 reviewsTripAdvisor (1045)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled within Mount Tauro's cliffs in the Sicilian city of Taormina, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a popular retreat for couples and families. In all of the property's 70 guest rooms and suites, you'll find neutral color palettes with hardwood floors, marble bathrooms and bright accent linens and throw pillows, plus in-room perks like free Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. Upgraded accommodations, which recent travelers said were well worth the added expense, include balconies or terraces with expansive views of the bay, city or Mount Etna. You'll also find picturesque vistas from the property's three restaurants, which specialize in Sicilian and Mediterranean fare, and The Literary Terrace & Bar. Other on-site amenities include several gardens, a spa and a heated swimming pool. Additionally, a private beach – accessible via the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo's complimentary shuttle – is available at the hotel's sister property, the Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea. And if you stay during the summer months, consider participating in one of the hotel's free boat excursions around Sicily's east coast. Keep in mind, though, that the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is closed annually from mid-November to mid-March.

    Taormina, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1045 reviewsTripAdvisor (1045)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Hotel Caruso
    Ravello
    #2 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 870 reviewsTripAdvisor (870)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on cliffs above the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso is housed in a former 11th-century castle. Ancient walls and frescoed ceilings remain, now married with modern amenities like an infinity-edge swimming pool (one of the world's most beautiful), iPods preloaded with your favorite songs, an air-conditioned fitness center, a shopping boutique and various kids activities. A spa with an extensive menu of treatments is also available on-site. All rooms and suites include marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi and writing desks, and almost all accommodations offer private gardens or balconies or terraces with city or Mediterranean Sea views. When you're hungry, visitors recommend dining at Belvedere Restaurant for traditional Italian cuisine or savoring pizzas and salads at the poolside restaurant and bar. (Some caution, though, that meals at the on-site dining venues are expensive.) The real standout here – that is, aside from the panoramic vistas and the complimentary boat tours – is the impeccable service; recent guests gushed about everyone from the helpful concierge desk and warm reception staff to the bartenders that remembered personalized drink orders.

    Ravello
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 870 reviewsTripAdvisor (870)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Hotel Cipriani
    Venice
    #3 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 944 reviewsTripAdvisor (944)
    Free WiFi

    Belmond Hotel Cipriani is an opulent hideaway that is perched on the picturesque tip of Giudecca Island in Venice. Recent visitors described Belmond Hotel Cipriani as a classic (albeit expensive) hotel that somehow manages to improve year after year. Rooms and suites are elegantly designed with hardwood floors and neutral color schemes. Guests can expect amenities like flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. (Many of the rooms also come with a private balcony or terrace.) Bathrooms have separate showers and bathtubs. The luxury carries over from Belmond Hotel Cipriani's rooms into its Michelin-starred restaurant, Oro, where foodies can enjoy Jackson Pollock-inspired dishes and an extensive wine list. Cip's Club is a more relaxed option, and guests can take in original Venetian artwork inside its dining room or stellar views of the city from its deck tables. When they're not eating, travelers can explore the hotel's Olympic-sized pool, boutique stores, Casanova Gardens, fitness center or red-clay tennis courts. What's more, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers a variety of day trips to sights around Venice, including wineries, monasteries, stores and other hidden spots.

    Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 944 reviewsTripAdvisor (944)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
    Taormina
    #4 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 565 reviewsTripAdvisor (565)
    Free WiFi

    Located on the Bay of Mazzarò overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea has been a part of the landscape since it was originally built in 1830, and today its verdant gardens and coastal location appeal to vacationing couples and friends. The hotel is also popular among families, as it offers numerous kid-friendly amenities like beach toys, child and teen spa treatments, babysitting services, DVDs and kid menus. Additionally, there's a private beach, a heated infinity pool, a fitness center, three bars, complimentary boat rides and a free shuttle between the hotel and its sister property, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. What's more, Restaurant Oliviero serves regional Italian cuisine alongside ocean views for lunch and dinner. Peek at even more picturesque vistas from the hotel's 63 guest rooms and suites, which all include tile floors, DVD players and flat-screen TVs, gilded accents and king- or twin-sized beds. Larger rooms and suites boast water views, balconies and separate sitting areas. Recent guests lauded the "comfortable rooms," "stunning gardens," "breathtaking views" and "fabulous" staff, though some thought the walls between the rooms were a bit thin. You can find Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Taormina, Italy, about 60 miles northeast of Sicily.

    Taormina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 565 reviewsTripAdvisor (565)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Hotel Splendido
    Portofino
    #5 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 987 reviewsTripAdvisor (987)
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    Overlooking the harbor and its yachts in Portofino, Italy along the Amalfi Coast, the Belmond Hotel Splendido impresses guests with its picturesque location and understated elegance. The hotel itself sits within walking distance of Portofino's many quaint shops and eateries. Rooms at this property offer garden, sea or village views and are outfitted with marble bathrooms, desks and TVs with DVD players. If you upgrade to a suite, you can enjoy a balcony or terrace and additional space. Outside of the accommodations, guests will find many amenities, including a private boat and a tennis court. Additionally, the hotel is home to a heated saltwater pool outlined by gardens and a spa that offers various massages and body treatments, plus yoga and Pilates. When it's time for a meal, visitors have a few options on-site. La Terrazza, which enforces a smart chic dress code (no T-shirts or shorts allowed), serves authentic Italian cuisine and features beautiful views of the town. Guests say the food at La Terrazza is exquisite, though many do warn that menu items are expensive. The property also has a casual pool restaurant (open from spring to fall) and a cocktail bar.

    Portofino
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 987 reviewsTripAdvisor (987)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
    Riviera Maya
    #6 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)

    Located about 12 miles north of Playa del Carmen, the Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa's accommodations feature an open-air design and come with handcrafted wood furniture, canopied beds and private terraces or patios. Outside of the rooms, guests will find plenty of high-end facilities, including three palm tree-lined swimming pools, two tennis courts and a rooftop observation tower that offers views of Riviera Maya. For added relaxation, book an appointment at the Kinan Spa, where all the massage beds face east to reflect new beginnings. After a day at the spa, lounge on the resort's powdery sands. And when you feel hungry, dine at one of Belmond Maroma's three restaurants: Snag a table at El Restaurante for crispy duck tacos and lobster enchiladas, Freddy's Tequila and Ceviche Bar for inventive sushi and sashimi creations, or El Sol Tapas & Restaurant for Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Mexican twist. According to past guests, the flavorful cuisine is top-notch. Another point of praise: The friendly and genuine hotel staff. Past guests say extra touches, like the staff greeting guests by name, made their stay especially memorable. The one caveat to all of this luxury is the sticker shock some guests feel when it's time to pay the bill; however, many visitors say the price is well worth it.

    Riviera Maya
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
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    Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
    Oxford
    #7 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2264 reviewsTripAdvisor (2264)
    Free WiFi

    Located in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons was created by renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE in 1984. Designed to blend top-notch hospitality with gastronomy, the hotel, which features a two Michelin-starred restaurant and a cooking school, is popular with foodies. Recent guests raved about the restaurant's use of an on-site garden that grows 90 kinds of vegetables and 70 types of herbs for its delectable dishes. To get a table at this popular restaurant, be sure to make a reservation well in advance. Or, for a fee, guests can take a guided tour of the property's gardens and orchard. After strolling along a lavender-lined walkway to the hotel's entrance, visitors will find 32 individually designed rooms and suites with details like Toile de Jouy wallpaper, window seats that overlook the grounds, glass tables and gold-trimmed furniture. Extra conveniences like fireplaces and private gardens or terraces are provided in select suites. While this boutique property is popular with adults, families are also welcomed with family-friendly activities and amenities like kid-sized bathrobes, lawn games, in-room toy boxes, video game consoles and children's bicycles.

    Oxford
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2264 reviewsTripAdvisor (2264)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond El Encanto
    Santa Barbara, CA
    #8 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1168 reviewsTripAdvisor (1168)
    Free WiFi

    Although it doesn't hug the Santa Barbara coast – you'll find this hotel on the northern fringes of the city – Belmond El Encanto earns praise for its beautiful setting and excellent views. The property's suites all feature private terraces or patios looking out toward the ocean, along with hardwood floors, marble bathrooms and, in some cases, fireplaces. Although the outpost's homey accommodations may be hard to leave, the property houses a number of amenities worth checking out, such as The Spa at El Encanto, an infinity-edge swimming pool and 7 acres of gardens to explore. And recent guests sing the praises of the California cuisine served at the Dining Room. Visitors can also opt for light American fare at The Lounge.

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1168 reviewsTripAdvisor (1168)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Charleston Place
    Charleston, SC
    #9 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3580 reviewsTripAdvisor (3580)
    Free WiFi

    The City Market sits right outside the lobby and attractions like the Old Slave Mart Museum, numerous art galleries and the Nathaniel Russell House are just a stone's throw away. So in other words, Charleston Place makes a great home base for sightseers visiting this city for the first time. Plus, the hotel's decor  complete with exquisitely carved furniture, sweeping staircases and bright, cheerful colors  add a taste of Southern comfort. Inside the rooms, guests will find minifridges, marble bathrooms with walk-in showers or soaker tubs, and Belmond Charleston Place toiletries. Along with the hotel's furnishings, Charleston Place also boasts a spa and an infinity-edge, saltwater indoor/outdoor swimming pool (the glass roof retracts). But what keeps customers coming back is the excellent quality of Charleston Place's customer service.

    Charleston, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3580 reviewsTripAdvisor (3580)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond La Samanna
    St. Martin
    #10 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1155 reviewsTripAdvisor (1155)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking the waves of Baie Longue from its seat in western St. Martin, Belmond La Samanna lures sun-seekers to its premises with its promise of access to some of the best sands on the island. Guests agree that the location is enviable, praising the ocean views they found outside their rooms and suites (which can be enjoyed from private balconies, terraces or – for a little extra money – plunge pools). This member of the Belmond hotels family also delights R&R-seekers with its peaceful atmosphere. Travelers praise the well-manicured grounds and beautiful pools, as well as the property's extraordinary spa treatments. After unwinding at the spa, vacationers can enjoy French-inspired cuisine and front-row sunset views at L'Oursin Restaurant. Additional on-site dining options include an alfresco breakfast eatery and a casual Caribbean-French fusion restaurant. All three dining establishments receive rave reviews from diners, although some caution that the dishes are expensive.

    St. Martin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1155 reviewsTripAdvisor (1155)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Reid's Palace
    Funchal
    #11 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1739 reviewsTripAdvisor (1739)
    Free WiFi

    If you're seeking quintessential Portuguese charm and top-notch service, travelers recommend staying at Belmond Reid's Palace. This tranquil property resides on Madeira, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that sits a few hundred miles away from mainland Portugal and Morocco. Outside the hotel, you'll discover lush gardens, picturesque ocean views and amenities like three swimming pools and tennis courts. Inside, there's a boutique, a fitness room and a spa. But it's the delectable cuisine and "gorgeous" accommodations that visitors rave about here. All of the property's eateries and buffets received glowing reviews, especially the Michelin-starred William Restaurant. And in the guest rooms and suites – which come with marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access and satellite TVs with DVD players – former guests were impressed with the stunning garden or sea vistas offered from the private balconies and patios. After settling into your accommodations, arrange off-site activities and excursions like windsurfing, hang gliding and scuba diving through the hotel's concierges, but keep in mind that these experiences are not covered by your room rate.

    Funchal
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1739 reviewsTripAdvisor (1739)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Grand Hotel Europe
    St. Petersburg
    #12 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1826 reviewsTripAdvisor (1826)
    Free WiFi

    This centrally located outpost enjoys an address along the bustling Nevsky Prospekt thoroughfare, putting it near the Russian Museum, Hermitage Museum and the Summer Garden. First-time visitors to St. Petersburg will also appreciate that the hotel is just a stone's throw from the famous Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. But the hotel's convenient location wasn't the only aspect that impressed recent lodgers. Guests gushed about the grandeur of the property, which boasts a neo-baroque facade and art nouveau designs that were originally constructed during the 19th century. The historical nature of the hotel can also be felt in its rooms, which are adorned with traditional wood furnishings, patterned accents and classic Russian artwork. Modern comforts, such as complimentary wireless internet and flat-screen TVs, are also included. The hotel's historical significance carries into its main eatery, L'Europe, which is Russia's oldest continually serving restaurant and a guest favorite. There's also the Asian-fusion Azia and the Caviar Bar And Restaurant, which offers up 15 different types of caviar and 35 variations of vodka. Even with the standout amenities, service was definitely the star of the property, with the concierge desk receiving the highest praise for incredible recommendations.

    St. Petersburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1826 reviewsTripAdvisor (1826)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
    St. Michaels, MD
    #13 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1098 reviewsTripAdvisor (1098)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The Inn at Perry Cabin features an understated elegance perfect for a weekend getaway. The manor house sits on some of the oldest manicured gardens in Maryland, as does the state's oldest holly tree. Inside, guest rooms are kept simple with cream linens, dark woods and blue accents. Recent travelers love the inn's spacious accommodations for their serenity. Still, others suggest burrowing into the common area's many nooks with a good book or arranging a rejuvenating treatment at Linden Spa. When your stomach starts to rumble, head to Stars Restaurant for delectable seafood dishes with a side of spectacular Eastern Shore views. For lighter fare, try Purser's Pub, where you can mingle with other guests while you savor refreshing cocktails. You'll find the Inn at Perry Cabin in the Eastern Shore town of St. Michaels.

    St. Michaels, MD
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1098 reviewsTripAdvisor (1098)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
    San Miguel De Allende
    #14 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 680 reviewsTripAdvisor (680)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting in central San Miguel de Allende, a sizeable city in central Mexico, Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada blends into its historic surroundings. The hotel occupies several colonial mansions within walking distance of popular cultural sites like the San Miguel de Allende Historical Museum and the stunning Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel cathedral. Yet despite its central location, guests describe Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada as quiet and peaceful. Guest rooms ooze Old World charm with antique furnishings and bright decorative accents (some rooms also boast stone fireplaces). Although they look like they belong in an 18th-century villa, the accommodations are equipped with modern-day conveniences like upscale bath products, TVs and wireless internet access. However, recent guests mentioned that you could hear outside noise from within the accommodations. Meanwhile, the property's outdoor swimming pool provides respite from the Mexican heat, while a massage at the Laja Spa will leave you feeling replenished. Although Casa de Sierra Nevada's location is ideal for sampling the city's culinary offerings, consider dining in at least once: The on-site restaurant, Andanza, earns rave reviews from previous guests for its contemporary Mexican fare and charming colonial-inspired setting. And for a quiet nightcap, make your way to The Blue Bar.

    San Miguel De Allende
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 680 reviewsTripAdvisor (680)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Belmond Villa San Michele
    Fiesole
    #15 in Best Belmond Hotels
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 446 reviewsTripAdvisor (446)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on a hilltop overlooking Florence, the Belmond Villa San Michele is set about 6 miles north of the city center. Previous visitors said the stunning views from the property made their stays here that much more special. Plus, guests can use the free shuttle daily for trips into town. This boutique villa, reminiscent of a monastery, dates back to the 15th century and is surrounded by verdant gardens, lemon trees and blooming roses. The hotel's on-site amenities include a fitness center, a massage gazebo and an outdoor swimming pool with views of the valley below. Cuisine is another standout feature here. Belmond Villa San Michele's restaurant, La Loggia, serves traditional Italian fare, and the property is home to a cooking school where guests can refine their culinary expertise with hands-on classes. Kids cooking classes are also available for a fee. Rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, HD TVs with DVD players, custom furniture and stocked minibars.

    Fiesole
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 446 reviewsTripAdvisor (446)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi