Ten of the best: Celebrity-owned hotels

When they're not shooting glamorous movies or filling out concert stadiums, celebrities like to dabble in a bit of luxury travel. And some go even further by opening their very own plush retreats. Check out the ten ranked the best in the world by Tripadvisor...

The ten best celebrity-owned hotels in the world
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Ten of the best: Celebrity-owned hotels

The lowdown: This cosy ranch, with no less than 22 acres of land and 31 guest rooms, was created by the actor/director all the way back in 1986. It offers all sorts of different packages, including riding and golf, and you could also have your wedding here.
Price: Ranges from $120 to $310 a night.
Visit: missionranchcarmel.com

The lowdown: A skier's paradise, Robert Redford's Sundance Resort is perfect for great outdoors types, and sits at the foot of the beautiful Mount Timpanagos in Utah. The nearby town of Park City is the host of the Sundance Film Festival, which Robert helped to set up.

Price: From $179 a night.

Visit: sundanceresort.com

The lowdown: This TriBeCa gem has an air of delicious exclusivity, although it's not a members' club, and features 88 stunning rooms, a beautiful indoor pool, a spa and a gorgeous courtyard.
Price: A Courtyard Room starts from $495.
Visit: thegreenwichhotel.com

The lowdown: In the 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola visited Belize - and fell in love. He bought the abandoned Blancaneaux Lodge and turned it into a 20-room luxury resort where you can watch waterfalls tumble into turquoise pools from your log cabin above the jungle canopy.
Visit: ffcpresents.com

The lowdown: Sitting pretty at the edge of the River Liffey in the Temple District of Dublin, The Clarence is contemporary hotspot, who's Octagon Bar often plays host to trendy Dubliners.
Price: From 159 to 179 euros on a B&B basis.
Visit: theclarence.ie

The lowdown: Glitzy and glamorous - just as you'd expect - Donatella's Palazzo Versace is set on the Australian Gold Coast.
Price: A room here will set you back at least £300 a night - but you do get free bottles of Versace perfume thrown into the bargain.
Visit: palazzoversace.com

The lowdown: Olivia herself calls this Byron Bay health-focused retreat 'unpretentious'. You come here to connect with nature, meditate, practise yoga and detox.
Price: A pretty penny - two nights starts from £1120.
Visit: gaiaretreat.com.au

The lowdown: The frontwoman of the B52s (Loveshack, remember?), owns a gloriously kitsch collection of vintage trailers and cabins in the stunning Catskill Mountains, just outside New York.
Price: From $175 a night.
Visit: lazymeadow.com

The lowdown: It's always a good sign when the celebrity owner actually uses the hotel herself. You'll enjoy direct access to the beach, a pool, spa, and a Cuban restaurant, in a glamorous oceanfront resort boasting 94 luxurious rooms.
Price: From $179 a night.
Visit: costadeste.com

The lowdown: It might be owned by a huge Hollywood star, but focus at this seafront Eastbourne hotel is on value for money. It's affordable, and boasts a tennis table and a pool room. What's not to love?
Price: From £45 a night.
Visit: thebigsleephotel.com


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