Revealed! The best small luxury hotel in the world - and it's in the UK

Dormy House in the Cotswolds scoops top prize

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Not only does the UK have the best restaurant in the world , but now it turns out we're also home to the world's best small luxury hotel too!

Dormy House Hotel , tucked away in the picturesque Cotswolds, has been crowned Hotel of the Year in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ awards - beating out competition from the likes of New York and the Maldives.

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Described as being 'very nearly perfect', the cosy retreat also picked up accolade for the Best Country House Hotel in the world - and after we checked out its amenities, we weren't surprised.

Dormy has everything you'd need for a luxury countryside escape including two restaurants, a full-service spa, a health club and indoor pool (for when the British weather lets you down), and even a terrace and pretty gardens that look ideal for making the most of the stunning surroundings.

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Then there are the 38 guestrooms, all individually decorated and boasting huge comfortable-looking beds, ensuite bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs and luxury toilettries.

Feeling tempted? Then you'll need to splash the cash - this is the world's best small luxury hotel after all.

Room prices start from approximately £256 a night on Hotels.com - so it could be worth looking out in the autumn sales for last-minute deals in case you can bag a bargain!

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The award winners were chosen by SLH members and luxury travel agents, who considered everything from the hotel suites and staff members to the surroundings and even the hotels' social media presence.

There are some pretty amazing hotels on the list.

For example, the jaw-droppingly beautyiful Baros Maldives picked up Resort Hotel of the Year, thanks to its breathtaking location right on the crystal clear waters.

Meanwhile, the stunning CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como was named the world's most Romantic Retreat - and no wonder, thanks to the spectacular views it offers of the beautiful landscape.

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To give you an extra dose of wanderlust, we've included the full list of winners below in case you're looking for somewhere extra special for your next getaway!

The full list of winners:

UK's 25 best hotels 2017 (TripAdvisor)

UK's 25 best hotels 2017 (TripAdvisor)


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