Conde Nast best new hotels 2013 – my selection

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Every year, Conde Nast Travel Magazine identifies new hotels around the world.  Having just came across that list, I  I read through the 154 entries to make my own selection focusing on hotels in Europe.  Reviews will come if/when we go and stay there.  Click on the image to be directed to the hotel’s web site.


Hotel Verneuil, Paris , 75007

Well located to enjoy St Germain des Prés.  Also has an apartment to rent which would be practical for families and good value for money.

Hotel Verneuil, Paris, 7ème arrondissement, © Hotel Verneuil

Le Kaila, Meribel

Maybe a bit too much “Canadian caban in the wild” but if you are into skiing, that might be the atmosphere you are looking for. Also nice indoor pool and spa.

©Le Kaila


Villa Extramuros

Only 5 rooms in this very modern villa in the middle of the Portuguese countryside. They are big and can accommodate extra beds for children.

©Villa Extramuros

Fazenda Nova, Algarve.

I had already spotted that lovely place, which seems very family-friendly with their “apartment rooms” and like a home away from home.

© Fazenda Nova

Cooking and Nature

Some well thought out activities for children including their own playroom “forbidden to adults”.  Some rooms have a bit of a over the top decoration.

©Cooking Hotel


Palazzo margherita, Tuscany

No pool. But staying there might feel like being the head of a noisy, beautiful and dramatic Italian family.

© The Coppola companies



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