Conde Nast Gold list 2014 – my selection

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Each year, Conde Nast Traveller, the bible of stylish travel, publishes a list of hotels that have received the most votes by its readers. It’s called the Conde Nast Gold List and covers hotels in the country, by the beach, in cities, etc…

It’s a mix of boutique hotels and those that are more like resorts with upwards of 100 bedrooms. For that reason and  as I previously did for their New Hotels selection, below is my edit of those hotels in Europe that we would like to visit and fit our criteria.  If we do end up going, I’ll make sure of course to post reviews !

And you, have you been to any of these ? If so, do post comments on what you liked about them.

Click on the photos to go to the hotel’s website.

United Kingdom

Chewton Glen

We’ve been tempted many times by their tree houses but so far the price has kept us away. Looks like a great place to take children though and it’s not too far from London .

chewton glen tree house
© Chewton Glen

Four seasons hotel Hampshire

I have actually stayed there for work and was really impressed by the level of service and attention.  The indoor pool is also very nice with the possibility to go in and out of the outdoor pool via a sliding door.

four seasons hampshire
© Four Seasons

Le manoir aux quatre saisons

Comes back again and again in reviews and awards. As a French person, I can’t help but be very tempted by the amazing cuisine!

 manoir aux quatre saisons
© Manoir aux quatre saison


La Villa Gallici, Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence is a lovely city and is worth a stay before you escape to the other lovely hotels in Provence. Villa Gallici has had a reputation for luxury for many years and offers classic French looks in delicious garden settings.

Villa Gallici
© Villa Gallici


J. K. Place, Florence

A more design-led hotel which looks really boutiquey.  Going back to a modern setting after a day absorbing all the historical wealth of Florence could be a nice change of setting.

JK Place, Florence
© JK Place


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