The review giant TripAdvisor has chosen through millions of traveller reviews to identify the World’s Best Hotels 2014 based on its users’ favorite guesthouses. CNN reported that the site announced its 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards last March.
“More than 7,000 properties received awards, which were divided into categories including top hotels, bargains, B&Bs and inns, family, luxury, romance and small hotels,” CNN described.
Most awards are bagged by hotels in Italy. Around 152 hotels selected by itinerants are located in the said European country. Quality and quantity of the ratings from traveller reviews and opinions were used by TripAdvisor to identify the Travelers’ Choice properties.
Here are the top 10 winners worldwide in the “Top Hotels” category. The average nightly rate among the category’s award-winners is $366.
10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
9. The Oberoi Mumbai in Mumbai, India
8. The St. Regis Punta MIta Resort in Punta de Mita, Mexico
7. Lindos Blu in Greece
6. Casa Gangotena in Quito Equador
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India
4. Navara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives in Lankanfushi, Maldives
2. The Upper House in Hong Kong
1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina, Switzerland
The top ten hotels in USA are the following:
10. The Oxford Hotel, Bend, Oregon
9. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
8. The Sherry-Netherland Hotel, New York City
7. Tivoli Lodge, Vail, Colorado
6. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Bentonville, Arkansas
5. Five Pine Lodge & Spa, Sisters, Oregon
4. Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon
3. Bardessono, Yountville, California
2. French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
1. The Grand Del Mar, San Diego
In other categories, the following are among highest rated Travelers’ Choice hotels for 2014:
World’s top luxury hotel — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa
World’s best bargain hotel — Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland
World’s best family hotel — Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
World’s most romantic hotel — The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand