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The 10 best hotels in the world - TripAdvisor

23 January 2015 14:02

An exclusive hotel in the Maldives has been named as the best in the world

An exclusive hotel in the Maldives has been named as the best in the world

An exclusive retreat in the Maldives has been named the best hotel in the world.

Gili Lankanfushi took the top spot in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice hotel awards 2015, followed by the Nayara Hotel in Costa Rica.

The annual awards are based on the travel booking and review website's millions of user reviews commenting on hundreds of thousands of hotels over the past 12 months.

Here's the full list of the top 10 hotels in the world.

1. Gili Lankanfushi

Location: Maldives

This exclusive resort on the Kaafu Atoll comes with a private butler service and a "no news, no shoes" philosophy which encourages visitors to go barefoot and forget about their worries. All this luxury does not come cheap - expect to pay around £1,200 per night for the cheapest room. Arrange some specialist travel insurance before heading off to these beautiful islands.

2. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

Location: Costa Rica

Outdoor tubs and showers and spectacular views of a nearby volcano are just some of the highlights awaiting guests at this luxury boutique hotel. Situated in the middle of a national park, the resort offers fine cuisine and a range of spa treatments, excursions such as a night forest walk and a trip to a hanging bridge, as well as eco-experiences such as bird-watching trips and a safari float adventure.

3. Shinta Mani Club

Location: Cambodia

Shinta Mani Club in Siem Reap is an upscale boutique hotel designed by architect Bill Bensley, known as the "king of exotic luxury resorts". It boasts a total of 39 contemporary rooms and public spaces in an Angkorian-inspired design. The hotel is based in a tranquil and leafy area - but the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat are only a 15-minute tuk tuk ride away.

4. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Location: Hungary

This luxury hotel is situated right in the centre of Budapest at the end of the Chain Bridge, offering guests panoramic views of the Danube river and the hills of Buda. Trip Advisor users also praised the excellent food, helpful staff and the spa facilities.

5. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Location: Cusco, Peru

Set close to Cusco's main square, this former palace and convent has been transformed into one of Peru's most exclusive hotels. It offers a first-class spa, the city's first outdoor pool and a range of restaurants serving contemporary local cuisine. Each of the 55 suites is enriched with oxygen and comes with its own private bar and butler service.

6. Cocoa Island by COMO

Location: Maldives

This is an intimate island resort with just 33 overwater suites, allowing guests to slip right into the turquoise lagoon and explore the nearby reef. The hotel is surrounded by powder-white sandy beaches and provides holistic wellness treatments, South Indian-influenced cuisine and world-class diving opportunities.

7. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof

Location: Austria

This wellness hotel in the Zillertal valley boasts a 2,000 square metre spa oasis and is surrounded by spectacular Alpine mountains. It also offers a 4-star service, comfortable suites and rooms, fine cuisine and a wine cellar, as well as a wide range of leisure activities for the whole family.

8. Al Maha

Location: Dubai

The Al Maha resort is situated in a palm oasis, deep within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - and plays a vital role in its conservation. Guests can view in digenous Arabian wildlife such as gazelles and oryx from the temperature-controlled infinity pool or sun deck seating area. Two different complimentary desert activities every day are included in the price.


9. St Hubertus Hotel

Location: Gramado, Brazil

This luxury hotel is located right next to the Lago Negro, or Black Lake, and has been built in the style of a European inn. It prides itself on its strong environmental consciousness and has received the quality seal Roteiros De Charme (Charm Routes) while also being featured in Conde Nast's International Guide of Luxury Hotels.


10. Tambo del Inka

Location: Urubamba, Peru

Situated just 50 minutes from Cusco, Tambo del Inka is a great starting point for travellers planning to visit the ruins of Machu Picchu. The hotel also provides ka yaking and bird-watching opportunities as well as finest P eruvian cuisine and a ballroom with capacity for more than 350 people.