The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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10. Peninsula House, Samana

Caribbean/Atlantic

Readers' Choice Rating: 97.8

Rooms: 100

Service: 100

Food: 97.3

Location: 97.3

Design: 94.6

"It's just perfect from the top to the bottom." This family-owned inn sits on 15 verdant hillside acres on the Samaná Peninsula, with views of the Atlantic in the distance. The Victorian colonial design evokes an eighteenth-century plantation house (this one filled with eclectic art, including a collection of wooden sheep). "Beautiful rooms" in earth tones have Brazilian hardwood floors, antiques such as Chinese bamboo storage trunks and Indian ivory cabinets, and mahogany soaking tubs.

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