The Bull Hotel
Where is it? Dorset, UK Why book? You mean, apart from the luxe-for-less price (which is reason alone to this Bridport boutique hotel)? Stripped wooden floors and quirky antiques partner vibrant bold-print papers and fabrics in a vintage-chic decorative scheme that’s bound to make Dorset a Smith favourite for all. Rates: Doubles £60–£250, including breakfast.
Where is it? Marrakech, Morocco Why book? This riad in the old Jewish quarter is all about sleek, edgy design chic and pared-back luxe. Owner Jean Peres designed all the bespoke furnishings himself and had them crafted by local artisans – we like his style. Rates: €80–€120 (£65–£95), including breakfast.
Where is it? Copenhagen, Denmark Why book? This chic hotel’s goal is to create a cosy and inviting home-from-home hidey-hole – and it achieves it with aplomb, impeccable style and irreducible good cheer. Rates: DKK1,175–DKK1,725 (£125–£180), including breakfast.
Where is it? Bali, Indonesia Why book? Sumptuous yet unassuming, Alila Manggis, surrounded by opulent coconut groves, boasts an award-winning cookery school, a beautiful natural spa and wonderful snorkelling opportunities. Rates: $145–$350 (£75–£175), including breakfast.
Where is it? Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy Why book? Set around a series of tiled and landscaped terraces, bursting with scented lime-trees, the rooms at Hotel Signum come with stunning views as standard. Ask for one overlooking active volcano Stromboli. Rates: Doubles €110–€320 (£85–£250), including breakfast.