The Best Hotels in the World, #5 Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa, Dorset, United Kingdom


The Best Hotels in the World


October 17, 2017

More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.

Courtesy Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

The feeling that you’ve stepped into a 19th-century novel is no accident. Beyond the fact that the hotel is Thomas Hardy designed, the 24 rooms are decorated in florals, fabrics, and wallpapers to provide a homey English setting like no other. A stroll through the adjacent deer park will complete the literary fantasy, as will expert, unobtrusive service.

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