Hollywood Star Luke Evans’s coolest hotel recommendations!

This feature is courtesy of our friends at Condé Nast Traveller

Luke Evans’ favourite hotels

The Welsh star of Dracula Untold and The Hobbit tells us about his top places to stay – words by Francesca Babb

Soho Beach House, Miami

‘This is one of my favourite places ever. It’s just outside the craziness, so you can be right in the middle of it all but then come back to calm and serenity in 10 minutes. The restaurant is beautiful, with hundreds of hanging jars filled with tea lights, and the food is fantastic. There’s a stunning Art Deco pool, too. They’ve just got it absolutely right.’ http://www.sohobeachhouse.com. Doubles from about £230
Bulgari Hotel, Milan

‘A fabulous hotel with gardens that date back to 1305. It’s graceful and sophisticated, with incredible food, especially the white-truffle pasta. The last time I was there, Roberta Armani took me to La Scala and asked a conductor friend if I could go on stage. So I went out and stood there, taking it all in. It was brilliant.’ http://www.bulgarihotels.com. Doubles from about £525
Corinthia Hotel, London

‘I rate hotels on three things: the service, the food and the gym. The Corinthia has the best hotel gym I’ve ever been in, and the spa is incredible. I had a butler when I stayed here for Dracula Untold, so I invited my family and friends over for Champagne in my room before the premiere.’ Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall. Doubles from £342
Casa Ellul, Malta

‘This place is run by two brothers who turned their family home into a boutique hotel. It only has eight bedrooms, and mine had a hot tub on the terrace overlooking the dome of the church next door. I had never been to Malta before, and I thought it might be a bit colonial, but I fell in love with it. One evening I was walking to dinner with friends as the sun was setting and we took off our clothes, dived into the sea, then dried off on the rocks and went on to the restaurant.’ http://www.casaellul.com. Doubles from about £160
Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes

‘I once went to an amfAR charity gala in the grounds, and I thought it was the most extraordinary place. Then this year I got to stay here for the first time. There’s an incredible diving board so you can plunge straight into the Mediterranean. It was raining, but I had to do it! So I had all these glamorous women sipping cocktails, looking on in horror at this mad Welshman jumping into the sea.’ Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes. Doubles from about £670

This feature was published in Condé Nast Traveller January 2015

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