The winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016 are out and the impressive Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur in India has been named as the Best Hotel in the world. The awards were conducted by the travel review website, TripAdvisor. Winners are selected based on the millions of reviews posted by TripAdvisor travellers on the hotel property in the year.
This year, India’s Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur has taken the top spot. Traveller.com.au mentions that the hospitality of the Umaid Bhawan staff has been emphasized by most reviewers as the highlight of their stay. For instance, a guest has posted, “From the moment we checked in to the time we left, we were made to feel like royalty. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much.”
“The palace was gorgeous, the weather heavenly, but what made our experience memorable was the completely professional, yet totally personalised service we got, befitting royalty!” another reviewer said.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the last great palaces of India, states news.com.au. It is also one of the largest private residences in the world. This magnificent property was built between 1928 and 1943. It serves not just as a hotel but also a museum and the main residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family.
In a press release, Trip Advisor’s chief marketing officer, Barbara Messing sends her congratulations to the establishments. “We congratulate the properties around the world that have won Travelers’ Choice Hotel awards. Travelers considering their next trip can book confidently selecting from these award-winners that have already delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”
Other hotels included in the top three positions include Cambodia’s Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap followed by Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento, Italy. Here is the list of the 10 Best Hotels in the World.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur – Jodhpur, India
- Shinta Mani Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Bellevue Syrene – Sorrento, Italy
- Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
- Achtis Hotel – Afitos, Greece
- Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton, United Kingdom
- Mirihi Island Resort – Mirihi, Maldives
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba – Palm Eagle Beach, Aruba
- Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa – Lance aux Epines, Grenada
- Hotel Ritta Höppner – Gramado, Brazil