Anders Sjöstedt June 26, 2019
There are some places where we instantly relax and never want to leave. Check out these places where we keep coming back.
Summer travel can sometimes be stressful. Crowded trains and planes, stressed staff everywhere we go and it’s either too hot or too rainy.
But there are some places where we instantly relax and never want to leave, no matter the weather. Check out these places where the location, the amenities and the service keep bringing us back.
1. Babington House, Bath (UK)
Among the fields and rolling hills of Somerset, you find the ultimate summer hideout. The 300 year old manor has been run by Soho House since 1999. Rooms, grounds and food are all exquisite - and there’s a marvelous scones-and-cake buffet for Afternoon Tea.
2. Hotel Esplendido, Port Sóller (ES)
This 60s beach hotel has been renovated up to its original style by the Swedish Portixol group. Rooms have a breezy marine feel, the views over the Soller bay are magnificent and there’s a smart divide between families with kids and adults in the pool areas on the mountain terraces behind the hotel.
3. Karlaby Kro, Simrishamn (SE)
Owners Pär and Sophie ran the celebrity-filled Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton for a few years, but they’re now back on home turf. Open year round, the whole experience is pitch-perfect, from the beautiful old farmhouse to the amazing restaurant and the stunning countryside.
4. The Chequit, Shelter Island (US)
Getting the quick ferry from Sag Harbor to Shelter Island is one of our favourite Hamptons experiences. Checking into The Chequit makes for the ultimate trip. Rooms are chic but rustic New England style, the restaurant Red Maple is top notch and the super-hyped Sunset Beach is just a quick drive away.
5. Hotel Inglaterra, Estoril (PT)
This beautiful belle-poque establishment rests on a hill above the Estoril casino. Swedish hair stylist Corinne Henriksson has been supporting her Portuguese partner to refresh the offering and it shows. Prepare for all-day hangouts on the terrace, enjoy some of the delicious meals from the pool bar, then hit the restaurants in nearby Cascais for a romantic dinner.
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