The Italian Hotel Voted Best in the World

Finding a top-notch hotel can sometimes be much, much more difficult than it needs to be. After all, so many new hotels open all the time – how are you supposed to keep up with all that’s hot ‘n’ happening in the hotel world?

One way to ride the wave of the world’s most on-trend hotels is to tap into the annual rankings by travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Every year, T+L‘s readers vote in a survey and rate hotels based on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value. The results are compiled in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Now the rankings for 2022 are in. And top of this year’s list is… Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy!

So what’s so special about the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco? Well, for starters, the hotel’s scenery is mind-bendingly spectacular. On a 5,000-acre, 800-year-old estate in Tuscany surrounded by vineyards, the Castiglion del Bosco gets 360-degree views of the Unesco-protected Val d’Orcia Natural Park and the tiny hilltop town of Montalcino. You could probably give the Bosco a five-star review based on those views alone.

The hotel itself, meanwhile, combines rustic Tuscan heritage with a load of swish modern stuff. On-site are loads of things that you don’t necessarily need but are pretty damn cool nonetheless: we’re talking tennis courts, a spa, cooking school and even the hotel’s own winery. Needless to say, the Castiglion del Bosco is all very fancy indeed. Here are a few pics of the place.

Photograph: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy
Photograph: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy
Photograph: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

It’s followed on the list by the Grace Hotel in Santorini and the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, which is on the South Malé Atoll in the Maldives.

As for the rest of Travel + Leisure‘s best hotels in the world, here are the full top 10.

  1. Rosewood Castiglion del BoscoMontalcino, Italy
  2. Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts CollectionSantorini, Greece
  3. Waldorf Astoria Maldives IthaafushiSouth Male Atoll, Maldives
  4. Pickering House InnWolfeboro, USA
  5. One&Only Reethi RahNorth Male Atoll, Maldives
  6. Royal MansourMarrakesh, Morocco
  7. Ubud ChapelBali, Indonesia
  8. The Lowell, New York, USA
  9. Hotel Madame RêveParis, France
  10. Rosewood Villa MagnaMadrid, Spain

You can find out more about the Castiglion del Bosco here and if you want to read up on T+L‘s full hotel ranking, you can do that here.

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