World's best hotels and resorts for 2015 named in Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Just one Australian property has made the list of the world's top 100 hotels and resorts in Conde Nast Traveler's readers' choice awards for 2015.

The respected luxury travel publication announced its list on Wednesday voted by more than 128,000 travellers who submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments to determine the list.

The only Australian property to make the list was Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge, which came in a No.77 on the list with a rating of 94.231 out of 100.

Conde Nast praised the lodge's spectacular location and singled out the food as one of its best experiences.

Southern Ocean Lodge also recently made Traveller's own list of Australia's best hotels and resorts, with contributor Ute Junker writing: "What sets Southern Ocean Lodge apart is the way an afternoon spent doing nothing is turned into a memorable experience. Swathe yourself in a cashmere blanket, grab one of the superb South Australian wines from the help-yourself bar, and curl up in an armchair to spend an afternoon gazing out at the mesmerising sight of the Southern Ocean pounding towards you. Unforgettable."

Baillie Lodges, owner of Southern Ocean Lodge, managing director James Baillie welcomed the result.

"I think the world's best hotels, resorts and lodges offer much more than style or luxury, they create a complete experience for their guests and allow them to make a connection with their surrounds," he said. "That's what we have always aimed for at Southern Ocean Lodge - to create a uniquely Australian standard of luxury that gives guests a  connection with the natural beauty, wildlife and lifestyle of Kangaroo Island."

Singita Grumeti on the edge of the Serengeti in Tanzania was named as the world's No.1 with a score of 99.745. No.2 was the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming in the US, followed by Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in South Africa (read Traveller's review of Bushmans Kloof here).

New Zealand outperformed Australia in Conde Nast's rankings, with Aro Ha Wellness Retreat coming in a No.14 and the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs at No.60.

Aro Ha is almost as notable for what it doesn't provide as for what it does - the health retreat has a ban on mobile phones, coffee, refined sugar and gluten, while its activities - yoga, pilates and mountain hikes - are all compulsory. Read Traveller's review here.

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