Attention keen travellers- the highly-anticipated annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels has just crowned its top 10 best hotels in the world, with everything from jungle hideaways in Costa Rica to lavish Spanish villas.
The awards are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and with millions of hotels listed worldwide it’s quite an honour to be in the top 1% that are awarded best of the best. This is serious stuff.
The 2022 awards included 11 subcategories, with the addition of three brand new ones: Out of the Ordinary Hotels, Hotels on the Water, and Mountain Resorts & Lodges. These categories are based on a range of different factors from hotel type to location and even the age of the property.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the top 10.
The Best Hotels In The World 2022
1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
The cream of the crop for the best hotels in the world 2022, Tulemar Bungalows & Villas jungle resort has taken out first spot to be crowned the best hotel in the world for 2022.
The private vacation rentals include award-winning Bungalows, luxurious Casas, Villas, Studios, and beautiful Private Homes perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
2. Hotel Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
A touch of regal France in Brazil, the luxurious sophistication of Hotel Colline de France is fit for royalty.
The service is praised for going above and beyond, and the carefully thought out architecture and details take guests back to the time of the French Empire.
3. Ikos Aria – Kefalos, Greece
The serene setting of Ikos Aria and elegant, beach-luxury style suites and rooms are just some of the reasons travellers are raving over this place.
It’s also home to eight delightful restaurants all offering remarkable culinary experiences and sits on the edge of the golden sands of Kefalos beach.
4. Romance Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul, Turkey
The architecture of Istanbul is undoubtedly striking, and this hotel offers an eccentric experience among the mythical Talisman shirts of the Ottoman sultans.
It’s a luxurious accommodation with all rooms elegantly furnished in an old city location that will have you exploring the rich history of your surroundings.
5. THE OMNIA – Zermatt, Switzerland
THE OMNIA in Switzerland combines location and architecture inspired by a traditional mountain lodge setting to come in at number 5 for the best hotels in the world 2022 – but to be honest with that view it could easily be number one.
Add in views of the Matterhorn, the rooftops of the village and swathes of mountain forest and you’ll be living a dream.
6. Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia – Urgup, Turkey
Cappadocia is formed by hundreds of cave houses and historical structures and is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys” and tall, cone-shaped rock formations.
Kayakapi is no stranger to awards, located in a historical neighbourhood and boasting unique cave suite stays that offer accommodation unlike anything else you’ve tried.
7. Six Senses Laamu – Olhuveli Island, Maldives
This place defines the word paradise, with luxuriously appointed over-water villas made from natural materials and a remote setting in a palm-fringed lagoon.
8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort – Hopkins, Belize
Hamanasi is a naturally secluded, casually elegant eco-resort.
It features private treehouses, beachfront rooms, lush gardens and plenty of entertainment from exploring the Mayan ruins to walking through caves, jungle rivers and rainforest waterfalls.
9. Padma Resort Ubud – Payangan, Indonesia
Just 21 km from the Ubud Monkey Forest, Padma Resort is set in terraced gardens overlooking a bamboo forest.
You’ll feel completely relaxed with a stay here in one of their luxuriously modern suites, a first-class spa and a jaw-dropping 89-metre infinity swimming pool with panoramic views.
No wonder Padma Resort made the cut as one of the best hotels in the world.
10. BLESS Hotel Madrid – Madrid, Spain
Coming in at number 10 on the best hotels in the world 2022 list and sitting among the most exclusive shops in the Golden Mile area, BLESS Hotel is a Madrid icon where you can experience a destination full of surprises, nightlife, works of art, fine food, and high fashion.
The rooms feature balconies, parquet floors, fireplaces and free-standing tubs with unique details and charming interior design.
See the full list of winners and subcategory winners at tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels
Feature Image: Padma Resort Ubud
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