The best places to stay… in the WORLD: Four UK B&Bs make the global top 10 in 2024 Tripadvisor awards, the No.1 hotel overall is in Brazil and Santa Monica property is declared top in America

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Tripadvisor has named the best places to stay in the world for 2024 – and the UK has emerged as top for B&Bs, with four properties making the global top 10 list in the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotels Awards.

The No.1 spot goes to Voile Bleue in Mauritius, but The Toulson Court in Scarborough – last year’s winner – takes the silver medal, Highcliffe House in Exmoor National Park comes sixth, Gloucester House in Weymouth is seventh and The Berburry Hotel in Torquay ranks 10th.

The No.1 hotel in the world for 2024 is Brazil’s Hotel Colline de France, a boutique hotel in the middle of the mountain town of Gramado renowned, says Tripadvisor, for its personalised service and French elegance.

The travel site notes that for three consecutive years, the 34-suite hotel has been ranked in the top five, boasting more than 4,000 five-star bubble reviews.

The No.1 hotel in the U.S for 2024 has been named as Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, while the top property in Australia for this year is The Reef House Adults Retreat Palm Cove in North Queensland.

The No.1 hotel in the world for 2024 is Brazil's Hotel Colline de France (above)

The No.1 hotel in the world for 2024 is Brazil’s Hotel Colline de France (above)

The Toulson Court in Scarborough takes the silver medal in the global B&B ranking. It was the winner in 2023

The Toulson Court in Scarborough takes the silver medal in the global B&B ranking. It was the winner in 2023

The No.1 hotel in the U.S for 2024 has been named as Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

The No.1 hotel in the U.S for 2024 has been named as Shore Hotel in Santa Monica

TOP HOTELS IN THE WORLD, UK, USA AND AUSTRALIA 

Top hotels – world

1. Hotel Colline de France, Brazil

2. OBLU SELECT Lobigili, Maldives

3. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, Vietnam

4. Adiwana Suweta, Indonesia

5. Iberostar Grand Packard, Cuba

6. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, Maldives

7. La Siesta Classic Ma May, Vietnam

8. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Mexico

9. Padma Resort Ubud, Indonesia

10. Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Mexico

Top hotels – UK & Channel Islands

1. The Resident Covent Garden, London

2. Aviator Hampshire, Hampshire

3. The Chesterfield Mayfair, London

4. Hotel 41, London

5. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire

6. Greenhills Country House Hotel, Jersey, Channel Islands

7. St. Ermin’s Hotel, Autograph Collection, London

8. Brown’s Hotel, London

9. The Milestone Hotel and Residences, London

10. The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, London

Top hotels USA

1. Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, California

2. Luma Hotel Times Square, New York

3. FivePine Lodge & Spa, Oregon

4. The Bryant Park Hotel, New York

5. Hotel Emma, San Antonia, Texas

6. The Loutrel, South Carolina

7. Lotte Hotel Seattle, Washington

8. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Illinois

9. Ironworks Hotel Indy, Indiana

10. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk, Texas

Top hotels – Australia

1. The Reef House Adults Only Bespoke Escapes

2. Emporium Hotel South Bank

3. MACq 01 Hotel

4. Next Hotel Melbourne

5. Quest Orange

6. Zagame’s House

7. Pinetrees Lodge

8. Element on Coolum Beach

9. Terminus Apartment Hotel

10. The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart

Source: Tripadvisor 

 

 

 

The rest of the overall top hotels ranking comprises La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, Vietnam (third); Adiwana Suweta, Indonesia (fourth); Iberostar Grand Packard, Cuba (fifth); Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, Maldives (sixth); La Siesta Classic Ma May, Vietnam (seventh); Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Mexico (eighth); Padma Resort Ubud, Indonesia (ninth); and Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Mexico (10th).

The No.1 luxury hotel globally has been named as Oblu Select Lobigili in Male, Maldives; the gold-medal-winning luxury hotel in the UK is Fingal in Edinburgh; and the USA’s top luxury property is Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas.

UK world winners

The Resident Covent Garden - the No.1 hotel in the UK, according to Tripadvisor

The Resident Covent Garden – the No.1 hotel in the UK, according to Tripadvisor

The No.1 luxury hotel globally has been named as Oblu Select Lobigili in Male (above)

The No.1 luxury hotel globally has been named as Oblu Select Lobigili in Male (above)

The gold-medal-winning luxury hotel in the UK is Fingal in Edinburgh (above)

The gold-medal-winning luxury hotel in the UK is Fingal in Edinburgh (above)

This year, Tripadvisor has launched a world list for 'best sustainable hotels'. Coming top is luxury jungle resort Buahan a Banyan Tree Escape, Bali (above)

This year, Tripadvisor has launched a world list for ‘best sustainable hotels’. Coming top is luxury jungle resort Buahan a Banyan Tree Escape, Bali (above)

Tripadvisor also notes Fingal’s success in the ‘small and boutique hotels‘ categories, with the property coming 11th in the world list and second in the European list.

‘Tranquil’ Welsh boutique hotel, Grove of Narberth, nestled in the rolling Pembrokeshire hills, is named 13th in the ‘world’s best small and boutique’ list.

For travellers looking to relax and unwind, the Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa tops the inaugural list of the ‘best wellness hotels‘ in the world.

Tripadvisor says: ‘This all-inclusive sanctuary, deemed an “oasis of bliss” by one Tripadvisor reviewer, offers a full spa, gym and sports centre, diving centre, water centre, and more.’

New for 2024 categories

THE BEST B&BS AND LUXURY HOTELS IN THE WORLD 

B&Bs and inns – world

1. Voile Bleue, Mauritius

2. The Toulson Court, Scarborough, UK

3. Dar Ahlam Hotel, Morocco

4. Abode Bombay, India

5. Pousada Gaia Viva, Brazil

6. Highcliffe House, Exmoor National Park, UK

7. Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod, U.S

8. Gloucester House, Weymouth, UK

9. Yarra Gables, Australia

10. The Berburry Hotel, Torquay, UK

Luxury hotels – world

1. OBLU SELECT Lobigili, Male

2. Iberostar Grand Packard, Cuba

3. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, Maldives

4. Padma Resort Ubud, Indonesia

5. Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Indonesia

6. Chandys Windy Woods, India

7. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Mexico

8. Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Greece

9. Voyage Belek Golf And Spa, Turkiye

10. JW Marriott Hotel Pune, India

Source: Tripadvisor 

This year, Tripadvisor has launched a world list for ‘best sustainable hotels‘.

Coming top is luxury jungle resort Buahan a Banyan Tree Escape, Bali, ‘with its “no walls, no doors” design, breathtaking views, sustainably grown food and exceptional service’.

The Hari, London, is named No. 7 on the world list. The luxury Belgravia hotel is ‘silver certified’ by EarthCheck, with several Tripadvisor reviewers commending the hotel for its ‘eco-conscious’ efforts.

Dan Mitchell, Vice President & General Manager Hotels, Tripadvisor, said: ‘Our Best of the Best Hotels are marvels, acclaimed by thousands of travellers for their remarkable service, stunning design, and wealth of amenities that redefine what it means to have an exceptional hotel experience. According to our Tripadvisor reviewers, each of the world’s best hotels caters to the traveller looking for accessible luxury and unique, tailored experiences.’

The rankings are drawn up from an analysis of 12 months of review data for over 1.6million hotels.

There are nine categories in total – top hotels, all-inclusive, B&Bs and inns, family-friendly, luxury, small and boutique, pet-friendly, sustainable and wellness, with the latter three new for 2024.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa - the world's No.1 all-inclusive

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa – the world’s No.1 all-inclusive

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