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The 25 Best Hotels in the World, According to Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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by Olivia Harden May 12, 2022

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about an upcoming vacation. It might be the picturesque views that get you excited, the cuisine you’ll get to try, or the excursions you’ll get to do. But some people get just as excited about the hotel as they do about the destination. And that’s especially the case when the hotel is a destination in and of itself. Tripadvisor released its 2022 Best of the Best Traveler’s Choice Awards for the top 25 hotels in the world. And not a single one is in the United States.

The third best hotel in the world is Ikos Aria in Kefalos, Greece. With 1,356 reviews averaging five stars across the board, this five-star, all-inclusive resort has restaurants with menus designed by chefs who’ve run Michelin star restaurants, spa access, and plenty of entertainment options.

The second best hotel is the Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil. If you’re looking to head to South America, this hotel averages a five-star rating across 2,397 reviews. The hotel has 34 suites on the property, and prides itself on its luxurious interior and exterior with an impeccable staff.

The number one hotel on Tripadvisor is the Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Averaging five stars over 4,728 reviews, this Central American hotel is on a 33 acre piece of jungle with amazing views of the Pacific and a path that leads all the way down to a private beach. With several different types of bungalows and villas, including some exclusively for couples, this resort offers the best of the best.

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TripAdvisor’s 25 best hotels in the world

  1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  2. Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil
  3. Ikos Aria in Kefalos, Greece
  4. Romance Istanbul Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey
  5. THE OMNIA in Zermatt, Switzerland
  6. Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia in Urgup, Turkey
  7. Six Senses Laamu on Olhuveli Island, Maldives
  8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort in Hopkins, Belize
  9. Padma Resort Ubud in Payangan, Indonesia
  10. BLESS Hotel Madrid in Madrid, Spain
  11. Ikos Dassia in Dassia, Greece
  12. Pimalai Resort and Spa in Ko Lanta, Krabi Province
  13. Lotte Hotel Hanoi in Hanoi, Vietnam
  14. COMO Cocoa Island in Cocoa Island, Maldives
  15. La Maison Favart in Paris, France
  16. Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments in Bangkok, Thailand
  17. Quinta Jardins do Lago in Funchal, Portugal
  18. La Maison Arabe in Marrakech, Morocco
  19. The Royal Purnama in Sukawati, Indonesia
  20. Jaya House River Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  21. The Hazelton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario
  22. Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Hopewell, Jamaica
  23. Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel in Kashan, Iran
  24. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba in Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
  25. The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada, Egypt

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best is the site’s highest honor. To find the best of the best, Tripadvisor takes into account the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings to find the top 1 percent of listings on Tripadvisor. Travelers’ Choice winners use reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over 12 months, as well as an additional editorial process. To be eligible, the hotel must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months, must receive a threshold number of reviews within those 12 months, and must maintain or exceed a minimum bubble rating on Tripadvisor.

You might have to put down a pretty penny for this type of luxury, but if the reviews are anything to go by, it’s definitely worth it.

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