The five best hotels in the world – MoneyWeek

Throughoutthe20thcentury,thisNewYorkicon(above)?

hasbeenthehotelofchoiceforeveryonefrompresidentstoTheBeatles。

Itsmajorsellingpointisitslocation,ontheendofFifthAvenueoverlookingCentralPark。

Therefurbishedroomsareluxurious,thebutlerserviceisgoodandthedoormenareamongthesnappiestinNewYork,saysUltratravel。



From$645forBBfortwo。

Theplaza。

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MountNelson,CapeTown

BestAfricanhotel

SetinlushgroundsintheshadowofTableMountain,this110-year-oldcolonialhotelrepresentsthelanguidsplendourofanothertime,saysUltratravel。

Initsfirstyearofopening,WinstonChurchillwasaregularguestwhilehewasreportingontheBoerWar。

WatchingcloudscurloverTableMountain,asyouloungebythepool,isunforgettable,saysTheSundayTimesTravelMagazine,whichlastyearvotedMountNelsononeoftheworldstenbestclassiccityhotels。



From£305pernight。

Mountnelson。

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OneOnlyLeSaintGéran,Mauritius

BestIndianOceanhotel

TheOneOnlyLeSaintGéranslocationonawhite,sandybeach,stretchingforoveramile,combinedwithluxuriousroomsandstaffwhohaveperfectedtheartofattentivebutunintrusiveservice,makeiteasytoseewhythehotelissopopular。

Lastyear,TheDailyTelegraphvotedthehotelsbeachthebestinMauritius,thankstoitswealthoffreeactivities–includingpedalos,windsurfing,water-skiingandaglass-bottomedboat。

Perhapsunusuallyforatop-endlocation,thehotelisalsoverychild-friendly,completewithchildrensclubandfoodtosuitallages。

HarryPotterstarJasonIsaacsdescribesthehotelasperfectionintheDailyMail。



From€694perpersonpernight。

Oneandonlyresorts。

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BurjAlArab,Dubai

BestMiddleEasthotel

Dubaisfirstseven-starhotelstillevokeshushedawefromthosewhoseeit。

Theglassbuilding–designedtolooklikeasail–housesroomsopulentenoughtopleaseeventhemostdemandingofoilbarons。

Guestscanenjoyallsortsofservices,fromachauffeur-drivenRolls-Roycetocharteringaprivateyachtcompletewithbutlerandon-boardspatherapist。

ItsnosurprisethatClaudiaSchiffersaysitsherfavouritehotel。



Fromaround£1,165pernight。

Burj-al-arab。

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Raffles,Singapore

BestAsia/Australiahotel

ThehomeoftheSingaporeSlingfirstopeneditsdoorsin1887。

Sincethenithasplayedhosttoawhoswhoofheadsofstateandcelebrities,includingRudyardKipling,AvaGardner,andtheQueen。

Itisoneofthefewhotelsintheworldthatisprobablybetterknownthanthecityinwhichitislocated,saysFrankBarrettinTheMailonSunday。

Theimpressivecolonialarchitectureisreasonenoughtovisitinitself,asareits14restaurantsandloungesservingeverythingfromNewYork-styledelifoodtoafternoontea。



Fromaround£240pernight。

Singapore。

raffles。

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