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1. Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island Inn is no ordinary hotel. The inn, supported on stilts so as not to damage the rocky topography that stands above it, features an almost futuristic contemporary architectural design that seems at odds with the centuries-old fishing village in which the inn is located.
Due to the inn’s remote location on Fogo Island (off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada), the property maintains the friendly, family atmosphere that previous guests have come to love. You won’t find much in the area, but this property offers all the unique amenities you need for a relaxing and secluded getaway.
In addition to a fitness center, Fogo Island Inn offers a rooftop terrace with wood-fired sauna and two outdoor hot tubs, a 37-seat theatre, a small art gallery, library, lounge and bar, and a restaurant with vaulted ceilings and dramatic floors. – ceiling to ceiling reach windows.
Apart from the amenities, the 29 lodging suites really impress visitors, who describe staying at the property as a “unique” experience.
Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows (perfect for admiring ocean views), natural wood floors with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and heated toilet seats with built-in bidet, among other features. The only point of criticism among the tenants? Living here is not cheap.
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2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
and Residences Whistler Flanking the northern foothills of Mount Blackcomb, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler prides itself on its beautiful setting, upscale accommodations and superior service. Previous visitors have recommended booking a room with a mountain view.
Although more expensive than other accommodations, this room offers convenient amenities such as designer toiletries, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. You can also choose from many activities: in winter you can ski and sledding, while in summer there are opportunities for hiking and white water rafting.
And whatever the season, you can relax by the heated outdoor pool, rejuvenate with a Canadian maple syrup and brown sugar scrub, or enjoy a wine tasting. In the evening, sip cocktails at the on-site bar, or sample prime fillets at Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar (recent diners mentioned that the food here is expensive, but worth every penny).
Recent guests liked the excellent service at this Four Seasons hotel, but found parking a bit expensive.
3. Manoir Hovey
Located on the shores of Lake Massawippi – about 85 miles east of Montreal – Manoir Hovey impresses guests with luxurious facilities and a serene atmosphere. Each room comes with L’Occitane toiletries, a flat-screen TV and a Nespresso coffee maker, but if you’re looking for something a little more romantic, opt for the treetop suite, which features a king-size four-poster bed and a wood-burning fireplace.
According to previous guests, swinging in a hammock or taking in the view in a canoe are fun ways to spend a warmer afternoon. In winter, you can snowshoe and cross-country ski in nearby Mont-Orford National Park.
Dining at Le Hatley Restaurant, which serves locally sourced Quebecois dishes, is a must, according to previous guests. For a more casual dining experience, head to the Tap Room Pub, which serves comfort food like homemade burgers and fries.
Members of Relais & Châteaux’s exclusive 5C Club program can receive extras such as room upgrades for their stay here.
4. Fairmont Chateau Whistler
at the foot of Mount Blackcomb, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a ski lodge with a luxurious feel. After a day on the slopes of Whistler (or the greens of The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club in the warmer months), guests can soothe tired muscles in the fitness center’s whirlpool tub or with a massage at the Vida Spa.
Hungry guests rave about Fairmont’s on-site restaurants, especially the Italian-inspired menu The Wildflower. The Mallard Lounge, lined with dark wood and leather, also treats guests to cocktails and a warm après-ski atmosphere.
Past tenants have appreciated the expansive views and comfortable linens in the rooms and suites. As for the rooms, guests can expect alpine-style décor and amenities such as free Wi-Fi. Members of the Accor Live Limitless program can earn points for their stay here.
5. Wickaninnish Inn
Overlooking the wild expanse of Pacific Beach on Vancouver Island (about 195 miles northwest of Victoria), the Wickaninnish Inn is a luxurious Relais & Châteaux hotel nestled among pine trees.
Guests love the rustic environment and secluded location of this hotel. All guest rooms offer ocean views and feature balconies, fireplaces, soaking tubs and heated floors in the bathrooms.
Guests can enjoy fine local cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant for lunch and dinner, while Driftwood Café offers drinks such as coffee and smoothies, snacks and lunch.
For a bit of relaxation, hotel guests recommend the Ancient Cedars Spa, which offers treatments such as a West Coast Sacred Sea body wrap, or treat yourself to a sunset drink at On The Rocks Bar.