Tripadvisor has recently release a list of Top 25 Hotels in the World, according to travelers. These are not necessarily the most expensive or luxurious hotels (although, most of them will cost you a pretty penny). Hotels are selected for the list based on the annual gathering of feedback from millions of TripsAdvisor members and singles out not just popular choices, but “truly exceptional ones that keep travelers coming back.”
Of course, we had to check them out, and, after spending 3-4 hours glued to the screen dreaming of getting to stay in one of them, we had to share the images of these places with our readers. So, enjoy!
#10. JA Manafaru, Maldives
JA Manafaru is a luxury beach resort on a 35 acre tropical island that’s situated on the northern tip of the stunning Haa Alif atoll in the Maldives.
One of the reviews reads, “We went to Maldives expecting beautiful nature and all the luxurious experience. But what we got was much much more… attention to detail, over-accommodating your needs, clean, excellent service, they clean the room twice a day, spacious bungalows, completely secluded, very kids friends… murad and romany were amazing, they made our stay worth while, all the staff is amazing honestly…”
Price range: $866 – $2,698 per night.
#9. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
The 33 acre gated jungle resort is perched on the hillside overlooking the Pacific, but continues down all the way to the hotel’s private beach.
One of the travelers describes her experience: “We stayed at Tulemar in February 2017. I have to say that my hopes were high after reading all the positive reviews on trip advisor. What I learned was that words do not do justice to the resort, and for that matter neither do pictures. It is a true little slice of Heaven. ”
Price range: $225 – $887 per night.
#8. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
Described as “a peaceful hotel with a homely feel”, La Siesta is a 4-star hotel. Renovated in 2014, it made the list of the best hotels in the world with 1,941 reviews out of 2,026 giving it the highest ‘excellent’ rating.
Reviews read: “We cannot say enough good things about this hotel, our room, the room service, the location, the laundry service, the mini bar, the luxurious bathroom… all EXCELLENT and perfect. And the staff – WOW… we stayed here 3 different times during our month in Vietnam, just 1 or 2 nights at a time, and they knew our names every time we walked in the door.”
Price range: $92 – $229 per night.
#7. Shinta Mani Resort, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
A much more affordable option compared to many other hotels on the list, the Shinta Mani Resort is a newly renovated boutique property centrally located in the leafy French Quarter between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market.
Here is how one of the guests describes Shinta Mani Resort: “Two nights in this oasis of delights was just not enough. The hotel was beautiful and set in peaceful gardens with water features. The staff were fantastic , helpful polite and always smiling and welcoming. The breakfast was superb and we sat outside both days and enjoyed the early morning in the garden by the pool.”
Price range: $133 – $368
#6. Portrait Firenze, Florence, Italy
With a spectacular view of the river Arno, the Portrait Firenze is located right next to Ponte Vecchio and Via Tornabuoni’s alluring boutiques. Interior designer Michele Bonan took inspiration from traditional Florentine craftsmanship, to design 34 splendid suites and guest rooms.
Clearly the guests love their experience in this hotel. “I have to say this is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. It is stylish and elegant as you would expect, but it the service and attention to detail which really make it stand out,” reads one of the comments.
Price range: $570 – $2,735 per night.
#5. BoHo Prague Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Located 600 meters from Old Town Square, BoHo Prague Hotel is the first (but not the last) Eastern European hotels that made the top 10 list. BoHo redefines comfort, elegance and charm in the Golden City of a thousand Spires.
“Flabbergasted by the style of the hotel and the service. Excellent location. The family room we had booked originally was not available anymore. The BoHo compensated by attributing us 2 junior suite! Our teenagers was enchanted! I recommended the hotel to one of my work colleagues, and he stayed there in Feb 2017 and had a wonderful time. Keep the good quality!”
Price range: $177 – $420 per night
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#4. Hotel The Serras, Barcelona, Spain
The Serras is an elegant 5-star hotel in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, overlooking Port Vell and the Mediterranean sea.
Guests are delighted by the level of comfort and serve: “This is the first time ever I write a recommendation but: What a great experience we had at THE SERRAS!!! My BFF and I spent a girls weekend at the hotel and already at the arrival we were amazed by the lovely and attentive service personnel. The room was fantastic with all the amenities you could ask for and especially the very warm welcome of the hotel manager – a bottle of cava and some delicious chocolate- made us feel very welcome and special.”
Price range: $359 – $761 per night.
#3. Turin Palace Hotel, Turin, Italy
Located in a prestigious building dated back 1850 near Porta Nuova Station, this finalist for in the ‘Best Hotels in the World’ category can offer you a unique atmosphere, rich in history and in the most modern amenities, both for leisure travelers and for business ones.
As one of the reviewers points out, some hotels really go above and beyond any expectations: “To be honest I was leery of all the 5 star ratings. Could a hotel really be this good? Did they deserve top rank in Italy? #3 in the world? Well… it is.”
Price range: $151 – $275 per night.
#2. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud, Indonesia
Taking silver is Madapa located in Bali’s cultural and spiritual heart of Ubud. Mandapa is beautifully set where the lush jungle meets the Ayung River and temples stand majestic against a backdrop of rice terraces.
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to top hotels in India and the West and hands down this is the best. The architecture and design of the hotel and property is striking and immediately you know you’re somewhere special.
Price range: $502 – $831 per night
— AND THE WINNER IS!! —
#1. Aria Hotel Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Offering a rooftop bar with panoramic views of downtown Budapest, Aria Hotel Budapest is recognized by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the best hotels in Europe. It brings a unique musically inspired travel experience to the historic city center, combining incredible Neo-Baroque style with the generous amenities and guest-focused, unpretentious service.
When reading reviews, it comes as no surprise that this hotel took the first place. “No wonder TripAdvisor rates Aria Budapest the very best hotel in the world. Have been to lots of places over my 50 years of traveling around the world. Aria is just like a perfect dream, the location right in the middle of everything yet quiet, the design – a perfect harmony from the entrance to the lobby to the terrace, the spa, the room, the service – you dream it and its there. Wonderful is an understatement!”
Price range: $300 – $544
We hope you enjoyed this list as much as we did putting it together!
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