Discover the local hotel hero 2019 shortlist

  1. Bawah Island, Indonesia

    Bawah Reserve

    Style

    Bamboo-tiful

    Setting

    Once in a blue lagoon

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A bottle of house wine

    Price per night from (ex tax)$4,980.00

  2. Tuscany, Italy

    Borgo Pignano

    Style

    Walk like the Etruscans

    Setting

    Pastoral Pignano

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A bottle of organic wine and a small selection of Pignano Organic products in your room on arrival

    Price per night from (ex tax)$361.18

  3. Mauritius

    Salt of Palmar, Mauritius

    Style

    Rad riad

    Setting

    Cut me some Flacq

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A welcome drink each

    Price per night from (ex tax)$257.53

  4. Serra da Estrela, Portugal

    Casa de São Lourenço

    Style

    Minimalist mountain lodge

    Setting

    Portugal’s peak district

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    Two cocktails (per booking) and 20% off spa treatments; for GoldSmiths, a picnic for two and late check-out (subject to availability)

    Price per night from (ex tax)$198.76

  5. San Sebastián, Spain

    Arima Hotel

    Style

    Sustainably suave

    Setting

    Forest dweller

    Why book with us?

    Best-price guarantee

    Found your stay for less elsewhere? We'll match the price and give you a £50 voucher.

    Free Smith Extras on arrival

    From a bottle of champagne, to a spa treatment or a cookery class, you’ll get a little extra thank you with every booking

    Here for you 24/7

    Personal service from Smith24, our in-house travel specialists, 1 800 464 2040

    Anonymously reviewed

    Every hotel is reviewed by undercover tastemakers (and their partners)

    Smith Extra

    A welcome drink and a snack each; GoldSmiths also get late check-out (subject to availability)

    Price per night from (ex tax)$66.78