It’s spring! And our top-notch hotel seekers have sprung! (…or something.) This month, we have a diverse array of first-class stays around the world to get you lining up your suitcases by the front door in a wanderlusty frenzy.
We begin in Australia, with Canberra’s entirely ungoogleable Hotel Hotel, so cool they named it twice (above). Then, for something entirely different, we hit the Great Ocean Road, where Drift House in Port Fairy is an intimate four-room hideaway.
Next, to New York! Behind its discreetly unassuming entrance, The Broome in Soho (right) is a downtown dream pied-à-terre with Basquiats on the walls; between Times Square and Central Park you’ll find Westhouse Hotel, modelled on an ’30s private members’ club. Out on the left coast, West Hollywood’s The Chamberlain has its own vintage style, too – it’s all chic pendant lamps, Sixties-swivel chairs and a mod palette of monochrome black-and-white with pops of bold yellows, teals and purples.
In the UK, The Pig near Bath is a honey-walled country house set in acres of Somerset deer park, with a bountiful kitchen garden where much of the scrumptious food is grown (it’s big piggy sisters The Pig and The Pig in the Wall are both on our books, too). Seeking something sunnier? Make your way to Mallorca, to Moorish-inspired Hotel Cort. Finally, we ended our trip in the Eternal City — we love quite a few places to stay in romantic Rome, but the secluded and surprisingly peaceful Casacau apartments and modernist masterpiece JK Place Roma (above) won our hearts anew.