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Best of the Best Hotels  2024
Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Hotels

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Kick back, relax, and take a beat—when you need to recharge, these hotels have you covered.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort set against turquoise waters and lush tropical scenery. Choose from luxe rooms or stunning water villas, both featuring private pools and incredible views. Plenty of activities await, like windsurfing, snorkelling, and even an outstanding scuba diving experience. With four restaurants managed by an executive chef, there's no shortage of spots to have a fantastic meal. With a friendly staff, the resort a popular choice for honeymooners and special celebrations.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We're just back from an AMAZING 10 day stay here and quite simply WOW! Stunning place and incredible staff service food and wine and we thought it was all incredible. Our beach villa was huge and beautiful and the reef was 10m away and breathtaking. The staff couldnt do enough for us or our 5 year old son and ALL of the staff were inredible including all of the back of house team that arent front facing but still always having a warm and friendly smile. Some of the team that we dealt with the most and made our stay extra special were; Hasir our concierge, always on hand and nothing was any trouble Shifah, who waited on us and amazed our son with her magin tricks. Yaseth, an incredible Sommelier who paired increduble wines with all of our meals. Alisha, Always greeted us with a beautiful smile and gave our son a lovely gift he will cherish Kartikey, Served us well and is very attentive Manik, Kept us constantly refreshed by the pool with drinks and special mocktail shots for us and our son which he loved! Perla, Who must have the biggest smile on the island and served our son his favorite croissants every breakfast. Alohbo, Waiter and server and nothing is too much trouble Sameh, Always made a fuss of our Son and took interest in his many cuddly toy cats he insisted on bringing to meals. Ravi, Cool server always on it and happy to help Sandra, the therapist in the Spa and her amazing beauty treatments. We have holidayed in many similar destinations before but this was the best hotel and destination and we cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you Emerald and your amazing team and we hope to see you again - Love the Montpelliers
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    From arriving into Male and being taken to the seaplane lounge we have been treated like royalty. The staff constantly smile, offer to help you so good with children The food and drinks are top level the island itself is stunning, villas are huge I really don't know how ypu couldn't feel like your in heaven staying here. Thank you to all the staff for making me a memory of a life time
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experiencing Maledives in Emerald Hotel was more than amazing! It was truly my dream holiday. The island is beautiful and the hotel is just perfect. The organization of the place is spot on. Luxury water villas are a great choice if you like to swim in the ocean coming straight from your bedroom. When we got to the hotel we had a personal host who took care of us perfectly- so here I would like to thank Min, our host who was helpful, professional and really friendly. We were impressed by the staff here- top professionals and super friendly. We were especially impressed by the food - both Aqua main restaurant and those a la carte were delicious and the products were top quality. Congratulations to the Chef for creating outstanding menu and executing it so well. Additionally, the wine list is verious and everyone will find their favorite wine as well as drinks. Villa was cleaned twice a day and water was refilled regularly to the room. Many thanks to all the staff for welcoming us in Emerald. Definitely will be back next year.
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really liked Emeralds, its always a risk when you book anywhere, but the reviews read well, and helped make our minds up. And it totally lived up to the hype. The staff were excellent, everyone really did seem to go out of their way to ensure you had everything you wanted and that you got the most out of your stay. The hotel was immaculate, the Villa was excellently cleaned and prepared each day, laundry done, fresh bedding and towels in abundance, free mini bar topped up every day, really could not fault a thing Spa was clean and will priced, the service and treatments were first class - very nice Food and drink were really very good, choice of restaurants, offering a wide range of food, I think the Asian / Japanese was our favourite. Breakfast is an indulgent affair, with so many choices of breakfast from around the world. If you like to try new things you are in for a treat. And your glass is never empty! I think most importantly all the restaurants, facilities and staff are very clean and immaculately presented, there is not a fly or bug in sight, and the food is really well prepared and very fresh. Most of it is all cooked to order, this really is how all inclusive food should be. In short, had a great time, super relaxing, would highly recommend.
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just had our second visit to this wonderful resort. The experience on Fasmendhoo is out of this world and only matched on Emeralds other Island, Faarufushi. The whole team on the Island are exceptional, they all feel like family, not just friends. There are far too many to name individually, but the whole operation is overseen by Sri, who is a lovely person held in the highest regard by all. We were treated like royalty from the first minute until we boarded the speedboat to Faarufushi. One other person I have to mention was our Room Host, the wonderful Wisham. The best we have ever had, could not have looked after us any better, even when he was supposed to be on vacation for a couple of days. I cannot recommend Emerald Maldives Resort any higher, the Emerald experience is fantastic. If you are considering a trip to the Maldives, look for Emerald, the best in the business.
    Reviewed May 2024

5.0 of 5 bubbles5,133 reviews
With a convenient location in the heart of the city, Taj West End offers a unique blend of luxury, nature, and top-notch amenities. Guests can enjoy a great meal at the on-site restaurant, as well as amenitites such as a gym, spa, salon, and outdoor pool. The hotel is known for its excellent hospitality and staff of seasoned professionals, helping to ensure a fantastic stay.
What travellers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Breakfast in the room
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,141 reviews
Stylish rooms, excellent amenities, fabulous service—Golden Temple Residence has it all. The hotel's central location makes it easy to explore the city's iconic must-sees, yet it's nicely tucked away so you can enjoy a peaceful night's rest. After a day of sightseeing, hit the spa or unwind in the pool with a lovely swim-up bar.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Wine / champagne
4.5 of 5 bubbles10,994 reviews
Rixos Premium Belek - The Land Of Legends Access has it all for a restful yet thrilling getaway. Treat yourself to rejuvenation with a spa, sauna, and indoor and outdoor pools. Or, party away at the resort's on-site nightclub. There are children' activities and pools for the little ones, while adults can partake in fishing or tennis and fitness classes. Plus, the hotel's private beach makes for the perfect sunbathing spot. You’ll feast on excellent food at the various restaurants and bars, and feel at ease on the well-kept grounds. This luxurious hotel won't disappoint for your next trip.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Steam room
 Poolside bar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,021 reviews
Nayara Springs is set against some truly stunning natural surroundings with well-appointed accommodations. There's no shortage of activities, including hiking, horseback riding, yoga, and bicycle tours—and for a little relaxation, choose from seven spring-water pools or head to the spa, sauna, or steam room. But what truly sets Nayara Springs apart is the exceptional staff and beautiful views.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Hot spring bath
 Happy hour
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,808 reviews
Palladium Boutique Hotel puts comfort first with luxe accommodations and excellent customer service. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or visit the spa, sauna, or steam room. The restaurant on the property is known for its fantastic food and chic ambiennce—and as an added confenience, the hotel offers complimentary transportation.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Bar / lounge
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,812 reviews
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques shows off breathtaking architecture, including modern villas and private pools. Its unique setting on a cliff overlooking Puerto Marquez Bay offers amazing views, while spacious rooms with luxurious amenities give guests everything they need to relax (plus there's a spa, if you want to really unwind). The attentive staff provides personalised service, for a memorable experience that balances relaxation and excitement, all while preserving the natural beauty of the environment.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop pool
 Butler service
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,068 reviews
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, is a well-maintained, historic facility that features some pretty amazing artwork (fun fact: It was once a 400-year-old palace). It's close to the major tourist sites, but on the property, guests can unwind in the luxurious spa or enjoy the various dining options, including a pretty fantastic breakfast buffet. The exceptional staff is always ready to assist, even providing boot cleaning services.
What travellers love most
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,834 reviews
Just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a peaceful escape. With only nine uniquely styled suites, the hotel is known for its top-notch service, and warm hospitality. Amenities include a saltwater pool, heated pool, and plunge pool, plus activities such as horseback riding and bicycle tours. The luxe, organic furnishings make for a comfortable stay, while the legendary breakfasts and open-bar happy hour mean you might never want to leave.
What travellers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Wine / champagne
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,232 reviews
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui has a boutique feel with tons of amenities. Guests enjoy their spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and beautifully designed bathrooms—all set against beautiful surroundings. Take a stroll on the private beach or enjoy the saltwater and infinity pools. There's also a spa and sauna, where you can relax and unwind. Two standouts: Their amazing butler service and professional photography add a personal touch to every visit.
What travellers love most
 Private pool
 Yoga room
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,730 reviews
At the Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof, you can enjoy a blend of relaxation and adventure. Guests can take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, and an outstanding spa, or head outdoors for hiking, skiing, and bike tours. But the real draw? The hotel's generous rooftop terrace shows off gorgeous mountain views and a saltwater pool.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Rooftop terrace
 Evening entertainment
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful beach
Excellent beach. Crystal clear turquoise sea, golden sand. Cafe at the top of the stairs, donuts on the beach. A real gem.
Reviewed August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,413 reviews
NANNAI Muro Alto is a luxe resort set against an impressive natural landscape. Guests appreciate the beautiful accommodations, private pools, and beach access—not to mention its amazing restaurant and on-site spa. There's no shortage of activities, from snorkelling and hiking to tennis and mini golf. With a peaceful vibe, personalised experiences, and exceptional service, this hotel stands out for all the right reasons.
What travellers love most
 Adult pool
 Swimup bar
 Entertainment staff
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,235 reviews
Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco boasts well-appointed rooms and fantastic sea views. There's plenty to do: relax at the outdoor pool and enjoy the view, or head outside for snorkelling or boating. Guests also enjoy the rooftop restaruant and bar—not to mention a convenient complimentary shuttle service that goes to the town centre and marina area.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop bar
 Car hire
 Pool with view
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,461 reviews
With cosy accommodations, including spacious and well-appointed rooms, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is a beautiful option for travellers. It has tons of features like a private beach, lush outdoor pool, and a peaceful infinity pool. There's lots of outdoor activities like canoeing, diving, and tennis—or guests can find time to unwind at the well-maintained spa. What sets this place apart is the outstanding attention to detail, welcoming atmosphere, and stunning decor.
What travellers love most
 Adults only
5.0 of 5 bubbles736 reviews
Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla, is set on a private beach with an idyllic setting and stunning views. With a variety of accommodations, you'll find spotless and well-designed rooms that cater to your needs. The hotel has a pool, fitness centre, tennis court, and even offers horseback riding and snorkelling. You can also join walking tours or try your hand at fishing. The on-site restaurant serves delicious meals, while the warm hospitality of the staff ensures a pleasant stay. Don't forget to take advantage of their unique nightly sabering of champagne and bicycles for exploring the area.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Outdoor pool
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