3. Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Simplicity wins out again at this sophisticated hotel right amongst the fashionable streets of Paris. The decor is elegant and understated, with a few dramatic touches.
Take the expansive spa, for example, with its suites and vitality pool. Then there's the serene garden, and absolutely breath-taking Royale Orientale Suite Terrace with its views of Parisian rooftops. Add this hotel to your bucket list.