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This white-marble beauty, part of the Relais & Chateaux stable, occupies a prime location overlooking the waterfront promenade—get a room with a balcony to make the most of the spectacular views. All rooms are spacious, with lofty ceilings, 19th-century Biedermeier-style furniture (designed by Versace collaborator Rocco Magnoli), and satellite TV (with Sky channels). This is another place with an intriguing history: The core of the hotel dates back to 1853 when it was the Hotel d’Angleterre, beefed up by a “neolombardesque-style” extension in the 1860s. Tchaikovsky was a guest here in December 1877; legend has it he composed the first three movements of his Symphony No. 4 in room no. 106.