Europe’s best new beach hotels

“Bornholm Island — floating in the Baltic, south of Sweden — is the most easterly part of Denmark and has attracted holidaying Scandinavians since the 19th century when steamboats would deposit sophisticated, corseted travellers here for the summer. It’s from this era that The Falcon’s owners, Mette and Martin, take their inspiration, filling the classic hotel’s 33 rooms with old books, vintage luggage and taxidermy. You’re opposite a beautiful, sometimes blustery, beach here; Bornholm’s dunes and empty, immaculate sands could pass for the wilder Florida Gulf islands when the sun’s shining.”