The largest online travel site, TripAdvisor has announced its annual results for the 2014 Travellers' Choice, in which travellers pick their favourite hotels, from all over the world. Internationally Italy, took the lead with 152 winning hotels, followed by the UK with 145 and the USA and France with 144 hotels. In addition to ranking the 10 best hotels in the world, the site also presents the Traveller's Choice Awards, including categories such as: 'Best luxury hotel', 'Best bargain hotel', 'Best romantic hotel', 'Best mini-hotel', etc. Other results include, the average nightly rate of the top-hotel's award winners.
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TripAdvisor's top 10 hotels in the world:
1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina (Switzerland)
2 . The Upper House, Hong Kong (China)
3 . Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankafushi (Maldives)
4 . Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos ( Costa Rica)
5 . The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur (India)
6. Casa Gangotena, Quito (Ecuador)
7. Lindos Blu, Lindos ( Greece)
8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita (Mexico)
9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbay (India)
10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto (Canada)
The Travellers' Choice Awards crown over 7,000 winners, including overall top-rated hotels, along with favourites in the six categories below:
Top luxury hotel in the world - Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franshhoek (South Africa).
Best bargain hotel in the world - Castlewood House, Dingle (Ireland)
Best romantic hotel in the world - The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao island (Thailand)
Best small hotel in the world - Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franshhoek (South Africa)
Best B&B and Inn in the world - Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England
Best hotel for families in the world - Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy
Dubai's Al Maha Desert Resort was also a Traveller's Choice winner. Take a look at the full list on TripAdvisor here.
Information courtesy of the Press Service of TripAdvisor.