The Top 10 Hotels In The World

Qualia hotel, Australia, relaxing, oceanQualia hotel, Hamilton Island, Australia

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Luxury travellers know that a hotel is much more than just a place to lay your head. With great service, breathtaking facilities, and a prime location, an extraordinary hotel can transform your trip into an unforgettable experience.Condé Nast traveller recently released its list of the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World as part of its 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The magazine’s readers voted for their favourite hotels around the world, ranking them based on the quality of the rooms, service, food, location, design, and activities. The readers voted on Qualia, a luxurious retreat in the middle of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as the best hotel in the world.

From Europe’s grand palaces to luxurious safari lodges, it may be hard to leave your room if you’re staying in one of these top properties.

#10 Perivolas, Santorini, Greece

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.1

Rooms: 98.3
Service: 100
Food: 95.8
Location: 100
Design: 98.3
Activities: 95.7

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#9 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Bora Bora

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.1

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 92.3
Location: 100
Design: 100
Activities: 96.2

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#8 La Villa Gallici, Aix-en-Provence, France

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.2

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 100
Location: 95.5
Design: 95.5

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#7 Peninsula House, Las Terrenas, Samaná, Dominican Republic

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.2

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 97.0
Location: 97.0
Design: 97.0

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#6 Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.3

Rooms: 97.9
Service: 100
Food: 97.9
Location: 100
Design: 97.9
Activities: 95.7

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#5 Palazzo Avino, Ravello, Italy

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.5

Rooms: 100
Service: 96.3
Food: 96.3
Location: 100
Design: 100

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#4 Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 98.6

Rooms: 100
Service: 98.8
Food: 97.6
Location: 100
Design: 98.8
Activities: 96.4

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#3 Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Northland, New Zealand

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 99.2

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 100
Location: 95.2
Design: 100
Activities: 100.0

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#2 Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 99.6

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 100
Location: 100
Design: 100
Activities: 97.5

Source: Condé Nast traveller

#1 Qualia, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Condé Nast Readers' Choice Rating: 100.0

Rooms: 100
Service: 100
Food: 100
Location: 100
Design: 100
Activities: 100

Source: Condé Nast traveller

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