TripAdvisor has released their list of the world’s swankiest hotels — and these are the 10 that millions of reviewers set apart from the pack.
1. Aria Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
Price: $315 (€221) per night.
The best hotel in the world is a Hungarian palace divided into four wings whose design was inspired by different genres of music — classical, opera, contemporary, and jazz — plus a rooftop terrace overlooking the picturesque St Stephen’s Basilica.
2. Mandapa — A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud, Indonesia
Price: $876 (8,900,000 Indonesian Rupiah) per night.
Hidden temples, views of active volcanoes, sweeping vistas over the Ayung River . . . not hard to see why this joint is Bali’s premier resort.
3. Turin Palace Hotel, Italy
Price: $213 (€150) per night.
A beautifully restored building dating back to 1850, nestled among Turin’s legendary web of shopping arcades.
4. Hotel The Serras, Barcelona, Spain
Price: $282 (€198) per night.
Balconies overlooking the Mediterranean are luxe enough but the rooftop terrace and pool, aptly named ‘El Sueño’ (or ‘The Dream’), takes this boutique hotel to the next level.
5. BoHo Prague Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Price: $155 (€109) per night.
An ultra-contemporary design-led hotel perched on the doorstep of Prague’s Gothic old town square.
6. Portrait Firenze, Florence, Italy
Price: $627 (€440) per night.
Location, location, location: the iconic Ponte Vecchio on one side, the Piazza della Signoria on the other, and just a short Vespa ride from Michelangelo’s David.
7. Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Price: $296 (USD$225) per night.
Sixty-two rooms surround a tropical leafy courtyard in Siem Reap’s French Quarter, only 15 minutes from Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world.
8. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
Price: $83 (USD$63) per night.
A tranquil, elegant escape from the chaos of the Vietnamese capital.
9. Tulemar Resort, Costa Rica
Price: $342 (USD$342) per night.
Explore 33 acres of lush rainforest on the Costa Rican coast, with a series of bungalows linked to their own private beach.
10. JA Manafaru, Maldives
Price: $1318 (USD$1000) per night.
Thatched huts overlooking white sand and turquoise water as far as the eye can see.