There are hotels that charge exorbitant prices purely out of reputation. And some that do so simply because they can. One establishment, however, has chosen to subvert the conventions, and charge a meagre $135 AUD per night, all while earning the title of the world’s highest ranked hotel on Tripadvisor.
Named Tripadvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice accommodation is Viroth’s Hotel. Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, it has scored a consistent five-star rating from guests, and at the current price point, guests definitely get their money’s worth. This world-class hotel features “… airy, modern rooms, a chic restaurant, large pool, and spa…”. All in the heart of Siem Reap.
For some perspective, the Gili Lankanfushi, which ranked fifth on this very same list, goes for $1903 per night. Granted, this price buys you a spacious bungalow on the private Maldives island, but the contrast is rather stark. This only goes to highlight how incredibly reasonable the Viroth is.
On the domestic front, Tripadvisor named Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island to be the best hotel in Australia. For the second year running. This sixth-generation family-run lodge and the oldest traditional guest house on Lord Howe has been operating with a minimalist approach since 1895. But while modern amenities such Wi-fi and spas have been scaled back to non-existent here, it’s a detail you won’t mind. Not when you come face to face with the “… beachfront location, luxury garden cottages, and not-so-simple five course dinners…”. Rates average around $986 AUD per night.
The comprehensive list is as shown below.
Top 10 Hotels in the World
- Viroth’s Hotel – Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tulemar Bungalows & Villas –Manuel Antonio,Costa Rica
- Umaid Bhawan Palace – Jodphur, India
- La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
- Gili Lankanfushi – Maldives
- Hotel Belvedere – Lake Como, Italy
- The Nantucket Hotel & Resort – Massachusetts, US
- La Reserve Paris Hotel & Spa – Paris, France
- Nayara Springs, La Fortune de San Carlos – La Fortuna,Costa Rica
- La Siesta Hotel Trendy – Hanoi, Vietnam
Top 10 Hotels in Australia
- Pinetrees Lodge – Lord Howe Island, NSW
- COMO the Treasury – Perth, WA
- Ovolo Wooloomooloo – Sydney, NSW
- Aqua Resort – Busselton, WA
- Emirates One&Only – Wolgan Valley, NSW
- Ovolo 1888 – Darling Harbour, Sydney
- Freestyle Resort – Port Douglas, QLD
- Lizard Island Resort –Lizard Island, QLD
- Beach Club – Hamilton Island, QLD
- Avenue Hotel – Canberra, ACT