What counts as an expert, you may wonder? How about the most viewed hotel booking site on earth. TripAdvisor is a juggernaut in the eternal quest for hotel knowledge, prices and reviews – and they’ve just published the coveted, annual “best hotels in the world” list. These hotels are hand chosen from wowing reviews, amenities and experiences. Any guesses?
25. Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat – Eilat, Israel
24. Constance Prince Maurice – Pointe de Flacq, Mauritius
23. The Aplina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland
22. Hotel Estalagem St. Hubertus – Gramado, Brazil
21. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur – Jodhpur, India
20. Hotel 41 – London, United Kingdom
19. The Leela Palace Udaipur – Udaipur, India
18. Lindos Blu – Lindos, Greece
17. Valle D’incanto Midscale Hotel – Gramado, Brazil
16. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort – Nantucket, Massachusetts
15. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – Cusco, Peru
14. The Tuscany – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
13. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel – Lance aux Epines, Grenada
12. Hotel Eclat Beijing – Beijing, China
11. Kandolhu Maldives – North Ari Atoll, Maldives
10. JA Manafaru – Manafaru Islands, Maldives
9. Tulemar Bungalos & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
8. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
7. Shinta Mani Shack – Siem Reap, Cambodia
6. Portrait Firenze – Florence, Italy
5. BoHo Prague Hotel – Prague, Czech Republic
4. Hotel the Serras – Barcelona, Spain
3. Turin Palace Hotel – Turin, Italy
2. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Ubud, Indonesia
1. Aria Hotel Budapest by Library Hotel Collection – Budapest, Hungary
While we can’t speak for every single hotel, we have visited many of these and they are truly lovely. Hotel ratings, are of course very subjective – but we’re intrigued by TripAdvisor’s rankings. They certainly see more reviews and feedback than anyone else.
I know some of these hotels and think that in some cases there are better like Amanjiwo or La Bristol.
Stayed at number 7, Shinta Mani Shack this past October. I wouldn’t put in in the top 25 in the world, it was nice but the service was pretty hit and miss, mostly miss, seemed to be the norm across Cambodia.
Very nice images.
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