Top 7 Hotels in the World

Top 7 Hotels in the World

Top hotels around the globe serve up great hospitality and above-and-beyond amenities. This year’s winners include a cosmopolitan gem in Savannah and an ode to the historic city of Petra.

Whether they’re centuries old or just opened, these luxury properties are the epitome of refined elegance. See which ones made this year’s list, curated by Robb Report’s Travel Masters.

1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas

The octagonal-shaped Bungalows provide the perfect place to enjoy all that Tulemar has to offer, from wildlife sightings to incredible views. Each bungalow features a fully outfitted kitchen, dining area, and living room with a pull-out sofa.

The Villas are located within the Tulemar Resort complex and include a selection of one, two and three bedroom villas. Many of the Villas have been recently renovated (as of 2019).

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The hotel’s award-winning beach is a private beach for guests only, meaning you can enjoy pristine white sand and water without all the crowds. The hotel also offers free kayaks and boogie boards.

2. Ozen Reserve

The Ozen Reserve occupies its own private island and lagoon in the South Male Atoll, competing with all the major resort groups but focusing exclusively on the Maldives. Its flagship, the opulent Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, includes one of the country’s first ice skating rinks and is home to a luxurious spa and wellness centre and one of the largest kids clubs in the region.

The resort’s 90 air-conditioned rooms include a sitting area and free minibar items. Some offer a private pool and/or direct access to the beach, while the two-story PRIVATE OCEAN RESERVE WITH SLIDE is the ultimate in oceanfront opulence.

3. Hotel Colline de France

Set within 25 minutes walk from Dreamland Wax Museum, Hotel Colline de France features a sauna and a swimming pool for guests to relax in. It is also less than a 20-minute drive from Black Lake.

This 4-star property has 34 rooms that are fitted with a mini bar and a Smart TV. They are also equipped with a private bathroom with L’Occitane amenities and hydromassage bathtubs.

Each morning a free breakfast is served at the property. There are a variety of dining options nearby, including Bercari restaurante E fondue. Caxias Do Sul Airport is about an 81-minute taxi ride from the hotel.

4. Ikos Andalusia

Embrace the sun in Ikos Andalusia, the first resort of the Ikos brand in Spain and a sumptuously fresh reinvention of all-inclusive. Located on Playa de Guadalmansa, the resort offers a wealth of world-class facilities including Michelin-starred restaurants and unforgettable experiences.

The resort’s spacious rooms have a light natural wood and first-class finishes. Unwind with a massage at the Ikos Spa and dine at seven inspiring restaurants that showcase international flavours that span Greece to Asia.

A bottle of Taittinger Champagne awaits you at check-in and gourmet meals and premium drinks are included in the price of your stay. Exceptional activities and kids’ clubs complete this family-focused destination.

5. Padma Resort Ubud

Located in Payangan, this resort offers a convenient base while visiting Ubud. It also provides a shuttle bus to the city center daily.

Rooms offer a seating area, iPod docking stations and cable TV. They are also fitted with a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower.

The hotel’s huge pool is its centrepiece – and it’s one of the best in Bali. The massive 89m pool overlooks epic greenery, and has enough space for you to swim without bumping into your neighbour.

Ubud’s temples, palaces and restaurants are a 40-minute ride away on the hotel’s regular free shuttle bus. Guests can also explore Puhu village, or take in views of the river valley and rice fields from the 149 contemporary Balinese rooms and suites.

6. Rambagh Palace

Located in Jaipur’s upscale neighborhood, this hotel exudes regal luxury and is managed by the Taj group. It began life as a palace hotel for Rajasthan royalty and is still one of the best options in town.

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Its 45 rooms and 33 suites are rich in high-imperial style: patterned carpeting, original paintings, four-poster beds, marble bathrooms. The hotel also provides a range of amenities that make it more convenient, including free Wi-Fi, e-connectivity, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and five specialized dining venues.

7. The Ozen Reserve

In Maldivian waters that rival those of the big-name global resort brands, a newcomer from home—The Ozen Reserve—has claimed its space among the top tier. With private villas, suites, and “reserves” scattered on the island of Bolifushi and on stilts over the lagoon, it offers an all-inclusive experience.

Overwater villas offer the ultimate in privacy, including oversized L-shaped pools and semi-open rain showers. On land, a wide variety of suites and villas, with one or two bedrooms, cater to families.

The RESERVE experience starts with a personal Hiyani (butler) welcoming you at Velana International Airport, and continues throughout your stay. A tended chef’s garden allows chefs to add herbs and microgreens to meals in the restaurants.


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