Le Méridien Hotel Des Indes, The Hague $$$$
Tel: 31 70 361 23 45
Fax: 31 70 361 23 50
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:The Hotel des Indes has undergone a shrewd and sexy makeover that doesn't compromise the old-world atmosphere which has long been the source of this 1881 grand hotel's considerable charm. The top-to-bottom renovation succeeds through major improvementsa superb new health club with an indoor pool, sassy details such as room numbers that are displayed on a tulip vase beside the door, heated slate floors in bathrooms, and an opulent yet intimate restaurant. Afternoon tea brings in the local crème de la crème (diplomats and royals) to la crème de la crème: cream-filled pastries and tasty little sandwiches. 2006 Hot List
When to go: Tiptoe through the tulips in early May; summer and fall are also lovely.
Which room to book: A third- or fourth-floor superior double overlooking the pretty square out front, such as No. 305 (doubles, $453).
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›