Just in time for the summer holiday season, travel review aggregator and travel portal TripAdvisor announced their much-awaited winners of its 2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best Hotel Awards. The list covers the best stays in India and also around the world. As is widely known by now, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur topped the list. But which other hotels were featured on the list and how were they judged?
Marketed as the world's largest travel portal, Trip Advisor outlined the parameters of assessment for the awards on their site: 'We award Travellers' Choice Best of the Best to hotels with a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from our community over 12 months. Each winner has passed our rigorous trust and safety standards. Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in hospitality.' With thumbs-ups from numerous travellers, this list is definitely a must-see.
Top 10 Hotels in India As Per Tripadvisor's Report
1. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
This heritage hotel in Jaipur has won 1st position for being the best hotel in India and the world. A luxurious stay in this top-ranked heritage hotel may cost up to Rs 10 Lakhs. So you can now stay like a true royal, in the lap of luxury, and have an experience of a lifetime. The heritage hotel has several room choices and more than 70 luxury rooms from the Palace Room To the Grand Presidential Suite also known as the Sukh Niwas, to choose from, for your stay.
2. Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
In the Nawabi city of Hyderabad, this plush hotel is cradled amidst luxury and nature. Located at one of the most bustling areas of Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, the hotel has from Delux rooms with city view, to Presidential Suites with Lake View. Each room is skillfully crafted and is a blend of modern amenities with traditional aesthetics.
3. The Westin Goa, Goa
Westin Goa is an extravagant, stylish 5-star hotel nestled amidst verdant hills and a bustling nightlife scene. Fulfilling the true spirit of Goa of relaxed contentment, Westin Goa is located at the Anjuna beach and gives you countless rejuvenation opportunities. From bustling nightlife to finger-licking culinary experiences, Westin Goa will surely relax your senses and rejuvenate them.
4. Blanket Hotel & Spa, Pallivasal
Located in the lush greenery of Kerala, near Munnar, this 5-star property is sure to enchant you with natural beauty. From Honeymoon Pavillions to Presidential Suites, Blanket Hotel & Spa has exotic stay options. The natural beauty of the region amazes the visitors at the Blanket Hotel and makes them wish to come back for more.
5. Chandys Windy Woods, Chithirapuram
Chandy's Windy Woods too is located near Munnar in Kerala. The mystic and magical quaint town ensures a memorable experience. This charming hotel has premium rooms, provides food and accommodation and luxury rooms with windows facing the hills so you can be greeted by the clouds and mist every morning during your stay there.
6. JW Marriott Hotel Pune, Pune
Located within the city limits of Pune, this luxury hotel has all the lavish amenities, lip-smacking cuisine and a quiet relaxing experience despite its proximity to the city. You can visit the property for a luxurious staycation. The hotel is situated close to the Pune Airport.
7. Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, Chennai
Near beaches, this plush property will let you unwind, relax and experience a wonderful summer retreat. The design and decor of the luxury hotel are inspired by Sun, Sand and Sea in South India. The resort offers more than 100 rooms and is nestled in the heart of 10 acres of beautiful land with lush greens and well-manicured lawns.
8. Courtyard Amritsar, Amritsar
In the beautiful city of the Golden Temple, Courtyard Amritsar has an exquisite property with 5-star amenities and delicious cuisine. This property is situated at a distance of around 3 kilometres from the Golden Temple and has modern luxurious rooms, sophisticated decor, and tasteful decor.
9. JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, Bengaluru
This stunning property amidst the bustling city of Bengaluru offers a luxurious experience. The hotel is located at a distance of 5 km from Bengaluru City Railway Station and 35 kilometres from the Bengaluru International Airport. The property is perfect for a weekend getaway from Bengaluru or for a rejuvenating staycation.
10. The Leela Palace Udaipur, Udaipur
This property situated in the cultural city of Udaipur, has a breathtaking view of Lake Pichola, offers an authentic culinary experience of Rajathani cuisine, and gives you the royal treatment with its majestic interiors. You can even choose to stay in luxury rooms or suites at the Hotel. The decor of the hotel exemplifies Rajasthani architecture and evokes the grandeur of Udaipur's rich and royal heritage
This list of Top Hotels also included sub-categories like All-inclusive, B&Bs, Family-Friendly, Hottest New Hotels, Luxury, Out of Ordinary Hotels, Small Hotels, and two new additions for 2023; Best Hotels for Sleep and Best Hotels with Spas. As for the winners of the top hotels across the world, there were a few surprise entries, but none like the Indian Hotel that secured first place.
- Rambagh Palace - Jaipur, India
- Ozen Reserve Bolifushi - Bolifushi Island, Maldives
- Hotel Colline de France - Gramado, Brazil
- Shangri-La The Shard, London - London, United Kingdom
- The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong - Hong Kong, China
- JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Romance Istanbul Hotel - Istanbul, Turkiye
- Ikos Dassia - Dassia, Greece
- Ikos Andalusia - Estepona, Spain
- Padma Resort Ubud - Puhu, Indonesia
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