The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

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

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5. Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily


Readers' Choice Rating: 98.7

Rooms: 100

Service: 96.8

Food: 96.8

Location: 100

Design: 100

A triptych of perfect scores for rooms, location, and design make this "the place to fall in love again." The landmark, nineteenth-century hotel was updated in 2011 with obvious "pride and care" for its authentic, post-Sicilian Baroque décor. The most private accommodations are a handful of 70 rooms and suites in the Villa Flora annex. Menus of locally sourced food and wine, elegantly served poolside or on a terraced restaurant, "capture the essence of the place."

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