TripAdvisor’s 10 Best Hotels in the World in 2017

Now celebrating its 15th year, the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Hotel Awards are once again the easiest way to guarantee your next vacation is a certifiable winner. That’s because TripAdvisor itself sits at the very top of the Internet shelf in terms of providing reliable reviews from the people, for the people, almost single-handedly rendering travel agents as relics of a bygone era.

According to TripAdvisor spokesperson Joanne Kershaw, “The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable service, value and quality. Travellers looking to be inspired with amazing hotels to visit in 2017 should start with these award winners when researching and booking their next holiday on TripAdvisor.”

As always the competition was fierce: over 7600 properties spanning 109 countries and 8 regions. From the champions expect nothing but the best in terms of accommodations, service, dining and amenities. If you have the will and the cash, may your first click be here and your next click be on the “reserve now” button. Here’s the top 10:

aria hotel outlook

Aria Hotel – Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s capitol is a visual feast of architecture and epic beauty, and there in the middle of it all is the Aria Hotel. The boutique hotel has a stellar rooftop bar with views of downtown Budapest, spacious rooms adorned in artwork, vast wings divided by genres of music, and a spa that redefines relaxation. Take a 15-minute walk and you’re at the beach, or stick around and sip cocktails while listening to live bands. Whatever you do here, you’re doing it in style.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $382 per night. Most affordable month to visit: March ($334).

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mandapa a ritz carlton reserve

Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve – Ubud, Indonesia

Oh, Mandapa, you had us at Ritz Carlton, but you won our hearts with the Indonesian Reserve. From this palatial hotel/compound expect massive rooms, a personal driver, stunning scenery and wildlife, dining you’ll never forget and service that will downright spoil you. It’s also located on a cliff with clear jungle views in every which direction. Umm, why the heck wasn’t Mandapa number one?

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $666 per night. Most affordable month to visit: May ($595).

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turin palace hotel

Turin Palace Hotel – Turin, Italy

Italy is in and of itself a smorgasbord of good eats and great sights so why not double down by bringing that luxury indoors? The Turin Palace exudes spaciousness, convenience and comfort thanks to gorgeous rooms, a central location, solid value, a dreamy spa and delectable breakfasts that have everyone raving.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $238 per night. Most affordable month to visit: August ($197).

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hotel the serras

Hotel the Serras – Barcelona, Spain

Hotel the Serras offers an ideal location with convenient access to the enormous city of Barcelona. The décor is modern, upscale and cosy. Roam the city by day and then return just in time to watch the sunset from the rooftop bar.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $557 per night. Most affordable month to visit: January ($327).

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boho prague hotel

Boho Prague Hotel – Prague, Czech Republic

A running theme among the world’s best urban hotels? Location, location, location. The Boho Prague is no exception to the rule, situated within a few short steps from a slew of restaurants, bars and shops. This boutique hotel is also big on charm and hospitality and features lightning fast housecleaning, a generous breakfast and a luxurious spa. All that and more keeps those five-star reviews piling in.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $277 per night. Most affordable month to visit: February ($184).

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portrait firenze hotel

Portrait Firenze – Florence, Italy

Florence is definitely a “walker’s” city and a veritable cultural paradise to boot, so you want a hotel that captures such historic environs in all their accessible glory. For that look no further than Portrait Firenze. Located next to the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge, this legendary hotel combines modern amenities and luxuries with truly timeless surroundings.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $895 per night. Most affordable month to visit: February ($543).

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shinta mani resort

Shinta Mani Resort – Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Reviewers herald the Shinta Mani Resort for its commitment to cleanliness, friendliness and comfort. At this resort you’re never too far from a smiling face and that extends to the staff and guests alike.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $199 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($175).

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hanoi la siesta hotel & spa

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa

Surrounded by endless beauty and history, Hanoi La Siesta is the perfect place to retreat from the world on a cloud of tasty Vietnamese cuisine, euphoric massages and a staff so friendly you’ll want to take them home with you. Come here for a vacation and you’ll start planning your next visit before you even leave.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $135 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($121).

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tulemar bungalows & villas

Tulemar Bungalows & Villas – Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Costa Rica has recently enjoyed a reputation as the new “it” destination for adventurous travellers, and Tulemar Bungalows & Villas might just prove why. Located a short walk from the beach and flanked by jungle life, everything you can ever ask for is within reach here, provided you actually ask someone for it. Oh, and did we mention there were monkeys on the property? That alone kind of makes it worth a visit.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $428 per night. Most affordable month to visit: October ($262).

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ja manafaru hotel

JA Manafaru – Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives

Imagine an island resort so remote you need to arrive by seaplane. Then throw in the fact that it costs a pretty penny and made the Traveller’s Awards Top 10 list. Is there anything else you really need to know? If so, just look at one picture of JA Manafaru and its surroundings to seal the deal.

Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $1,075 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($898).

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