Popular holiday review website TripAdvisor has revealed the best hotels in the world right now and the No. 1 hotel is in one of the world’s favourite beauty spots – Hawaii.
The winners of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards included a small hotel in Llandudno, Wales, while the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii was crowned the world’s best hotel.
The Four Seasons group of hotels and resorts also runs a very successful private residence programme, The Four Seasons Residence Club http://residences.fourseasons.com/ which offers members fractional stays at exclusive properties in sought-after destinations such as San Diego, California; Scottsdale, Arizona, and Florence, Italy.
In their 11th year, the TripAdvisor Awards identify the most outstanding properties worldwide, with categories including top hotels, luxury, bargain, service, small hotels, and B&Bs and inns.
The winners are based on the opinions of millions of travellers across the world, with more than 650,000 hotels reviewed.
Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said: “Once again, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the finest accommodations based on the feedback from those who really matter: their guests.
"It’s the insights from millions of travelers that make these awards so special, as they help others discover the hotels travelers love most – whatever the budget, in all corners of the world."
This year’s winners include:
Top Hotel in the US and World, and Top Luxury Hotel in the US and World – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Best Bargain Hotel in the US and World – SeaCoast Inn, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Best Hotel for Service in the US – Hotel California, Palm Springs, California
Best Hotel for Service in the World – Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
Top Small Hotel in the US – Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Small Hotel in the World – Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
Best B&B and Inn in the US – Point Clear Cottages, Fairhope, Alabama
Best B&B and Inn in the World – Casa Portagioia, Castiglion, Fiorentino, Italy
For the complete list of winners, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels