World's best hotels named by TripAdvisor in annual Traveller's Choice Awards for 2018

The TripAdvisor annual Traveller's Choice awards have named the world's best hotel as Viroth's Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

At the low, low price of $135 per night, the hotel is a steal. Consistently given a five-star rating, guests can expect to get plenty of bang for their buck at this world-class hotel in the centre of town, featuring airy, modern rooms, a chic restaurant, large pool and spa.

While two very reasonably priced hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam also made the list, the most expensive in the top 10 can be found on a private island in the Maldives.

At the Gili Lankanfushi - ranked the fifth best hotel - for $1903 per night you can snare yourself a bungalow over the lagoon, which range in size from huge to behemoth (which increase in price accordingly).

From here you can choose to undertake various watersports, dine at the hotel's top restaurants, or do nothing all day but gaze at the turquoise sea.

At around $600 a night, TripAdvisor contributors thought the Hotel Belvedere at Lake Como is a reasonable price to pay to have views of the lake, while not actually being on it.

Nestled in the hills outside of Bellagio, the hotel has been operated since 1880 by five generations of women, passed down from mother to daughter.

Closer to home, the Traveller's Choice awards named Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island to be the best hotel in Australia for the second year running.

And you won't find pillow menus or wi-fi here - the sixth-generation family-run lodge has been operating with a simple approach since 1895.

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With a beachfront location, luxury garden cottages and not-so-simple five course dinners, it is the oldest traditional guest house on Lord Howe with rates averaging $986 per night.

Luke Hanson, Director at Pinetrees Lodge said, "To us, success is about consistency and with our second consecutive win as Australia's top hotel in TripAdvisor's 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards, we've safely demonstrated we're doing genuine hospitality and service at the highest level.

"Pinetrees has been run as a family business for six generations now, and we sleep well knowing we'll be passing this, our business and our passion, to our children Elsie and Pixie in 25 years' time."

Second place was awarded to Como the Treasury in Perth. In a beautifully restored 19th-century building where no two rooms are alike, this relative newcomer - while not featuring in TripAdvisor's top 10 list in 2017 - frequently tops best accommodation lists (including our own) with its faultless service, stylish accommodation and excellent restaurants. A night here will cost you on average $565.

See also: Como the Treasury is Australia's best hotel

Stretched along Sydney's Woolloomooloo Wharf, the Ovolo was TripAdvisor's third top-rated hotel with travellers, who were taken by its whimsical sense of fun with quirks such as kissing booths, bright colours and neon-lit quotes.

Guests can expect extras to be included in the $420 room rate, such as complimentary breakfast, free snacks all day extending into happy hour and a mini bar. Over in Darling Harbour, Ovolo 1888 also featured in the top ten list at number six.

While New South Wales had four hotels in the top 10, Victoria had none, Queensland three, Western Australia two and ACT one.

Traveller's Choice award winners are based on the reviews and opinions collected from TripAdvisor contributors over the last year. The opinions have been collated from a total of 8095 properties across 94 countries and eight regions worldwide.

Top 10 hotels in the world

  1. Viroth's Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  2. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica
  3. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodphur, India
  4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
  5. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
  6. Hotel Belvedere, Italy
  7. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, Massachusetts
  8. La Reserve Paris Hotel & Spa, France
  9. Nayara Springs, La Fortune de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  10. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel Trendy, Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 hotels in Australia

  1. Pinetrees Lodge, Lord Howe Island, NSW (read Traveller's review)
  2. COMO the Treasury, Perth, WA (read Traveller's review)
  3. Ovolo Wooloomooloo - Sydney
  4. Aqua Resort Busselton, WA
  5. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, NSW (Read Traveller's review)
  6. Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour, Sydney
  7. Freestyle Resort Port Douglas, QLD
  8. Lizard Island Resort, QLD (Read Traveller's review)
  9. Beach Club, Hamilton Island, QLD (Read Traveller's review)
  10. Avenue Hotel Canberra, ACT

See TripAdvisor's full list of winners here.

See also: Bucket list - the world's top new places to stay in 2018

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