Jan 6 2014

 

 

 

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Gibbs Farm in Tanzania

Conde Naste Traveler readers picked their favorite hotels that are 'charming'. Going through the list here are the ones I would love to visit. What about you? See all of them by clicking here.

Enjoy

 

1. Franschhoek, South Africa

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Opening onto wide verandas and mountain views, the 11 extravagant suites are layered with French and Asian antiques, fantastic local art, and Persian carpets, and each has its own personality—from a girly boudoir in pink and lime green to a palatial honeymoon suite in white marble.

Overall score: 99.2

 

2. Perivolas, Santorini (Cyclades: Santorini, Greece)

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On a cliff above the island's famous caldera, this resort "embodies simplicity, elegance, and tranquility."

Overall score: 98.5

 

 

3. Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino Vancouver Island, Canada)

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A paradise at the end of the world, this cedar-plank inn is at the gateway to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Overall score: 96

 

 

4. Blantyre, Lenox (Lenox, Massachusetts)

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This ivy-cloaked Tudor-style country house on 117 acres in the Berkshires is furnished with nineteenth-century antiques from France and England. Guest rooms have fireplaces, extensive book collections, and fabric-lined dresser drawers.

Overall score: 96.3

 

 

5. Gibb's Farm, Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro, Tanzania)

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Looking out onto coffee fields and the Great Rift Valley, accommodations in clustered cottages have wooden floors, wraparound windows, and bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers.

Overall score: 95.6

 

 

6. The Willcox, Aiken (Aiken, South Carolina)

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Snowbird Yankees first flocked to the Winter Colony’s warmth in 1900, and over a century later the Gilded Age lives on in “a beautiful, historic, and very personal hotel.”

Overall score: 95.2

 

 

7. Palazzo Avino, Ravello (Amalfi, Italy)

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At Rossellinis, enjoy dinner on one of the terraces as you look down on fishing boats a thousand feet below, sampling dishes like cod fillet with Gaeta olive crust.

Overall score: 95.3