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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels, including Australia

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, Australia's top hotel
according to TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards

12th Annual Global Awards Honour Top Hotels Overall and in Categories Including B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards for hotels. In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels.

“We’re excited to recognise the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travellers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodation that received 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.”

Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe. In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014. Australia featured 118 award winners.


Top 10 Hotels in the World:

1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China

3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, 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, Mumbai, India

10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Top 10 Hotels in Australia:

1. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, Blue Mountains, NSW

2. Xanadu Holiday Resort, Main Beach, QLD

3. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Cairns, QLD

4. Summit Apartments, Airlie Beach, QLD

5. Grange Resort, Hervey Bay, QLD

6. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village, Ashmore, QLD

7. Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island, QLD

8. Paradise Links Resort, Port Douglas, QLD

9. Oaks on William, Melbourne, VIC

10. Park Hyatt, Sydney, NSW



Additional Select 2014 Winners:


Top Luxury Hotel in Australia
– Southern Ocean Lodge
Top Luxury Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

Top Luxury Hotel in Australia – Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, SA


Best Bargain Hotel in the World – Castlewood House, Dingle, Ireland

Best Bargain Hotel in Australia – Morwell Motel, Morwell, VIC


Best Hotel for Families in the World – Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy

Best Hotel for Families in Australia – Peppers Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD


Best Hotel for Romance in the World – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand

Best Hotel for Romance in Australia – Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, SA


Top Small Hotel in the World – Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, Franschhoek, South Africa

Top Small Hotel in Australia – Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, SA


Best B&B and Inn in the World – Bindon Bottom B&B, West Lulworth, England

Best B&B and Inn in Australia – Underground Bed Breakfast, Coober Pedy, SA

The average nightly rate1 of Travellers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels is USD 366 (AUD 415); Bargain is USD 91 (AUD 103); B&Bs and Inns is USD 138 (AUD 156); Family is USD 237 (AUD 269); Luxury is USD 467 (AUD 530); Romance is USD 356 (AUD 404); and Small Hotels is USD 301 (AUD 341).

All 7,123 unique winners of the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels can be found at http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravellersChoice. Travellers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travellerschoice.

1Prices were converted into Australian Dollar on 16.01.14 from xe.com.
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