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This lovely little Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel is one of the city’s most romantic hideaways. From the moment you step in under the navy blue awnings on busy Hornby Street, you’ve entered a completely different world, an elegant one that borders on the baroque, with none of that boring minimalistic restraint. Think dark, opulent wood, luxe fabrics, rich colors, and lots and lots of original art. The spacious guest rooms all have balconies, fireplaces, top-quality bedding, and limestone-and-marble bathrooms, as well as lovely details like toile dust ruffles, brocade throws, and inlaid wooden cabinetry. The spa is famous for its facial, and Bacchus, the plush hotel restaurant, is one of the city’s fave places for ladies who lunch and lawyers who win their cases at the Law Courts across the street.