Aussie hotels ranked among world's best

Australia's tourism industry may be feeling the pinch from the global recession, but our hotels are gaining international recognition among those still travelling the world.

Global online travel group says there are four times as many Australian hotels in its top 1000 favourites list this year than in previous years.

In its third year, the Expedia Insiders Select list puts Adelaide's Majestic Roof Garden Hotel as Australia's top hotel and 24th in the world.

There are 21 Australian hotels in the latest list joining the world's elite.

Number one in the world is Canada's Chateau Beauvallon in Quebec, followed by Japan's Prince Park Tower in Tokyo and Portugal's Viva Marinha Hotel & Suites in Cascais.

"The fact that Australian hotels have more than quadrupled their presence on this year's Insiders Select list confirms our belief that Australia offers world-class accommodation," marketing manager Louise Crompton said.

"(It) shows that international travellers are impressed by both the quality and value of the accommodation they find in our country."

The Expedia Insiders Select list is compiled using the feedback from hundreds of thousands of its customers, combined with insights from its network of experts worldwide.

(Photos: Australia's elite hotels)


Australian hotels which made it to the Expedia Insiders Select list:

(Australian ranking, global ranking)

1  24 Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide

2  38 Sheraton on the Park. Sydney (Review)

3  65 Meridian. Port Douglas

4  80 Lakes Cairns. Resort & Spa Cairns

5  138 Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne

6  159 Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, Sydney (Review)

7   188 Agincourt Beachfront Apart's, Cairns

8  339 Bay Village Tropical Retreat, Cairns

9  349 Diamant Boutique Hotel, Sydney (Review)

10  402 Hilton, Sydney

11  418 Mantra on Russell, Melbourne

12  421 Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise

13  519 Rendezvous Hotel, Brisbane

14  521 Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney

15  535 Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane (Review)

16  565 Radisson Plaza Hotel, Sydney

17  636 On the Beach Holiday Apart's, Cairns

18  722 Swissotel, Sydney

19  745 Four Seasons, Sydney (Review)

20  752 Hilton, Adelaide

21  839 Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney (Review)