Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

51 SLH hotels recognised with Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards

After the rollercoaster of a year the world has had, the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are a most welcome celebration of all the places and people making travel memorable and magical. Over 800,000 readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences, recognising just over 50 hotels from the SLH portfolio in the 2021 results.

Hotel Lou Pinet

Special mention goes to The Sukhothai Bangkok, an urban oasis which was crowned the Best Hotel in Bangkok. All three SLH South African properties, The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine, and The Plettenberg, were highlighted amongst the best hotels in Southern Africa, while the Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds scored a hat-trick with The Fish Hotel, Dormy House, and Foxhill Manor all awarded in the UK’s Top 30 Hotels. Stylish sister properties Le Coucou Méribel, Hôtel Lou Pinet, and Hôtel Crillon le Brave topped the French list, while the carbon neutral eco-duo Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda and Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti secured spots in the Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts in the World – both wellness retreats are members of the recently launched Considerate Collection, which spotlights actively sustainable luxury hotels.

Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

Congratulations to all of our well deserved winners, particularly after the challenges the hospitality industry has faced throughout the pandemic. We hope that brighter times are coming, and that we will have a newfound love and appreciation for travel like never before.

The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best in travel.” The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveller’s website here and celebrated in the November issue.

Best in the World

Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts in the World

Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

12. Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti — Pinzolo, Italy
14. Quinta da Comporta – Wellness Boutique Resort — Carvalhal, Portugal
17. Euphoria Retreat — Mystras, Greece
29. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda – Gargnano, Italy

The Best Resorts in the World

15. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa – St Bart’s, Caribbean

Best in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Top 20 Hotels in Northern Europe

15. Hotel Rangá – Hella, Iceland

Top 30 Hotels in the UK

The Fish Hotel

14. The Fish Hotel – Cotswolds, England
18. Culloden Estate & Spa – Belfast, Northern Ireland
23. Dormy House – Cotswolds, England
27. Cromlix Hotel – Stirling, Scotland
28. Foxhill Manor – Cotswolds, England
30. The Gainsborough Bath Spa – Bath, England

Top 30 Hotels in Italy

9. Casa Angelina – Praiano, Amalfi Coast

Top 20 Hotels in France & Monaco

Le Coucou

12. Hôtel Lou Pinet – Saint-Tropez
13. Le Coucou Méribel – Méribel
14. Hôtel Crillon le Brave – Provence
19. Domaine des Etangs – Massignac

Top 20 Hotels in Spain & Portugal

Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

2. Sant Francesc Hotel Singular – Palma, Mallorca
11. Hotel Infante Sagres – Porto, Portugal
14. URSO Hotel & Spa – Madrid, Spain

Top 20 Hotels in Greece & Turkey

14. Archipelagos Hotel – Mykonos, Greece
15. Canaves Oia – Santorini, Greece

Top 20 Hotels in the Middle East

19. The American Colony Hotel – Jerusalem, Israel

Top 15 Hotels in Northern Africa

Hotel Sahrai

9. Hotel Sahrai – Fez, Morocco

Top 30 Hotels in Southern Africa

The Marine

4. The Marine – Hermanus, South Africa
15. The Cellars-Hohenort – Cape Town, South Africa
24. The Plettenberg – Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Top 10 Hotels in Rome

9. Hotel Vilòn

Top 10 Hotels in Florence

Il Salviatino

3. Il Salviatino

Top 10 Hotels in Venice

10. Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo

Top 40 Hotels in London


Top 20 Hotels in Paris

6. Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal

Best in Asia & Australasia

Top 20 Resorts in Thailand

Aleenta Resort Phuket

9. Aleenta Resort & Spa – Phuket
18. Pimalai Resort & Spa – Lanta Island

Top 25 Resorts in Asia

9. El Nido Resorts – Lagen Island, Apulit Island, Pangulasian Island and Miniloc Island
23. Pangkor Laut Resort – Lumut, Malaysia

Top 30 Hotels in Asia

28. 137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Top 10 Hotels in Japan

The Tokyo Station Hotel

6. The Tokyo Station Hotel – Tokyo

Top 20 Hotels in China

5. Hotel Éclat Beijing – Beijing
10. The Sukhothai Shanghai – Shanghai

Top 10 Hotels in Bangkok

The Sukhothai Bangkok

1. The Sukhothai Bangkok

Top 10 Hotels in Australia & New Zealand

10. Halcyon House – Cabarita Beach, Australia

Best in the Americas & Caribbean

Top 30 Destination Spa Resorts in the United States

Castle Hot Springs

15. Castle Hot Springs – Arizona

Top 30 Hotels in the Northeast

30. The Adelphi Hotel – Saratoga Springs

Top 20 Resorts in Western Mexico

17. Las Alamandas Resort, Costalegre

Top 20 Resorts in Eastern Mexico

13. Mi Amor – Tulum

Top 15 Resorts in Central America

Gaia Riverlodge

5. GAÏA Riverlodge – Cayo District, Belize

10. Matachica Resort & Spa – Ambergris Caye, Belize

15. Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Top 20 Hotels in South America

11. Emiliano São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil

Top 40 Resorts in The Caribbean Islands

Le Barthelemy

2. Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa – St Bart’s, Caribbean

Top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean

5. S Hotel Jamaica – Montego Bay, Jamaica