The Best Hotels in the World, #39 Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The Best Hotels in the World

by BETSY BLUMENTHAL and CNT EDITORS

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.

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A two-hour drive north of Madrid will get you to this massive converted Baroque-Romanesque abbey surrounded by vineyards. Abadia’s aesthetic feels medieval (in a good way), with vaulted ceilings, thick stone walls, and a silent cloister, but no drafty bedrooms, ash-littered fireplaces, and drab brocade curtains. In their place are bright and airy pieces of modern furniture accenting by warm wood, and soaring windows, plus a one Michelin-starred restaurant, Refectorio. Examine the peeling frescoes while you make your way through a prix-fixe menu that might include smoked cauliflower soup and roasted squab with an artichoke and olive confit.

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