Going on holiday is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but with such an abundance of stunning hotels around the world, the decision of where to stay can be a difficult one.
With over 50 million users, TripAdvisor travellers have visited and reviewed hundreds of thousands of hotels around the world and have honoured these properties as the world’s best.
“These are the world’s best hotels according to those who really matter – travellers themselves,” commented TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Shaw. “With their superior service, stunning accommodation and enviable location, these hotels are at the top of their game.”
The World’s 10 Best Hotels:
1. The Phoenix Resort – San Pedro, Belize
This beachfront hotel in San Pedro has been named the world’s best hotel by TripAdvisor travellers. With its stunning location, The Phoenix Resort is just a few steps from the beach, restaurants and shops in the charming town of San Pedro, while the rooms’ custom made Belizean furniture add a contemporary tropical feel to the décor.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Everything from the views, the pool, the spacious beautiful rooms and the friendly staff makes you never want to leave.”
2. Anastasis Apartments – Imerovigli, Greece
Anastasis is enviably located on the top of Caldera cliff, perfect for views of the famous Santorini sunset. It boasts apartments and suites complete with balconies and furniture overlooking the Aegean sea.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Don't go anywhere else for sunset, the best view on the island is right here! And I have never experienced service this good.”
3. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize
A secluded and intimate hotel, Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort is nestled between the turquoise Caribbean sea and Maya mountains, perfect for exploring the wonders of Belize on and offshore.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “It's hard to summarize how amazing the experience is at Hamanasi resort. The combination of a beautiful location, wonderful people, and amazing adventures is unmatched.”
4. Riad Kniza – Marrakech, Morocco
This 18thCentury property located in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech was beautifully restored using traditional materials, recreating a truly authentic Moroccan experience from the décor through to the architecture.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “The Riad is a beautiful sanctuary from the bustle of the medina, but you still feel that you are surrounded by the culture. The decorations and cuisine is authentic Moroccan, and the service is incomparable to anywhere we’ve stayed around the world.”
5. Derwent House Boutique Hotel – Cape Town Central, South Africa
This boutique hotel in Cape Town combines chic African artwork with contemporary elegance. Centrally located in the Tamboerskloof area, this property is the perfect base for experiencing Cape Town.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “If you are going to Cape Town, this really should be the obvious place to stay. We have travelled quite a lot, and Derwent House is one of the nicest places we ever have stayed at.”
6. Castlewood House – Dingle, Ireland
Enjoy views over Dingle Bay and watch the world go by from the stylish drawing room, featuring a marble fireplace and comfy sofa. Guests are served complimentary homemade cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee – all to make you feel at home.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “From the luxurious linens, luscious bath amenities, phenomenal breakfasts to the wealth of information provided by our hosts, we had the most delightful time in this magical place.”
7. Palais Amani – Fes, Morocco
Beautifully located in the stunning city of Fes, Palais Amani is themed in an Art Deco style following its restoration between 1928 and 1930. This property prides itself on tradition and in keeping with that planted an aromatic ryad (garden) around a spectacular mosaic fountain, which in Arabic custom is found in the heart of the property.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “Many people have called Palais Amani an ‘Oasis’ and it really is quite an apt description. The décor and look of the place defies description, it is fabulous.”
8. Loch Lein Country House – Killarney, Ireland
A welcoming country house boasting magnificent views over Killarney's famous Lower Lake, Loch Lein offers true Irish hospitality. Located within a palatial landscape, take a stroll and experience the beauty surrounding this property.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “The location is beautiful and the house is excellent. We had a spacious room with a perfect lake view, and the service and food is first class.”
9. Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Urubamba, Peru
This tranquil property is famed for its stunning location and relaxing spa. Situated in Urubamba beside the Vilcanota River, Tambo del Inka is the ultimate location to disconnect and pamper yourself.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “This place is simply the best hotel I have ever stayed at. The spa is great, the food is amazing, the rooms are huge and there are great views of the mountains.”
10. Golden Well – Prague, Czech Republic
This boutique hotel located close to Prague’s Castle offers breathtaking views over the city. Superbly designed in an antique-style décor, all 17 rooms and 2 suites reflect the property’s rich heritage.
As one TripAdvisor traveller said, “I cannot praise this hotel enough. Apart from the wonderful rooms, the views of the old town from the dining room and outstanding breakfasts, what makes it so special is the friendliness of the staff. Everyone went out of their way to make our two night stay special and nothing was too much trouble.”
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