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Travelers choice 2009 hotel awards

  1. 1. TRAVELERS’ CHOICE ® 2009 Best Bargains • Family Favorites • Hidden Gems • Best Inns & B&Bs • Most Romantic Best Service • Best Luxury Hotels • Best All-Inclusive Hotels • Top Hotel Brands The only honors representing the unbiased opinions of millions of real travelers, awarded by the world’s largest travel community.
  2. 2. TABLe oF ConTenTS Best Bargains – Top 100 Best for Romance – Top 10 World | P 1 - 4 World | P 18 United States | P 18 Europe | P 19 Best Bargains – Top 10 Asia | P 19 United States | P 5 South Pacific | P 20 Europe | P 5 Caribbean and Mexico | P 20 Asia | P 6 Central and South America | P 21 South Pacific | P 6 Caribbean and Mexico | P 7 Best in the Top 25 World Cities Central and South America | P 7 Africa | P 8 World | P 21 Canada | P 8 India | P 9 Best Service – Top 10 World | P 22 Best All-Inclusives – Top 10 United States | P 22 Europe | P 22 World | P 9 Best Luxury – Top 100 Best for Families – Top 10 World | P 23 - 26 World | P 10 United States | P 10 Europe | P 11 Best Luxury – Top 10 Asia | P 11 United States | P 27 South Pacific | P 12 Europe | P 27 Caribbean and Mexico | P 12 Asia | P 28 Central and South America | P 13 South Pacific | P 28 Africa | P 13 Caribbean and Mexico | P 29 Canada | P 14 Central and South America | P 29 Africa | P 30 Canada | P 30 Best Inns & B&Bs – Top 10 India | P 31 United States | P 14 Europe | P 14 Best Hotel Brands – Top 10 Best Hidden Gems – Top 10 World | P 31 World | P 15 United States | P 15 Europe | P 16 Asia | P 16 every photo and quote shown here comes South Pacific | P 17 from one of the 10 million members who Caribbean and Mexico | P 17 share their experiences and opinions in our Central and South America | P 17 worldwide travel community every day. TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009
  3. 3. TOP 100 BesT Bargains 13. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel Marbella, Spain 14. Zorzis Hotel Perissa, Greece 1. 15. Oriental Kwai Resort Kanchanaburi, Thailand 16. West Bay Lodge West Bay, Honduras 17. Hotel Tagoo Mykonos, Greece 1. Hotel Vecchio Asilo “Once you stay there, you San Gimignano, Italy feel like you are family.” 17. 2. Arcadia Residence — alacuna, Clayton, Calif., U.S. Prague, Czech Republic 3. SeaCoast Inn Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S. 18. Loch Lein Country House 4. Riad Zolah Killarney, Ireland Marrakech, Morocco 19. Lomas de Tzununa 5. Derwent House Boutique Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala Cape Town, South Africa 20. Tegal Sari 6. Can-y-Bae Ubud, Indonesia Llandudno, Wales 21. Casa Sibarita 7. Garni Hotel Berc Rafelguaraf, Spain Bled, Slovenia 22. The Croydon 8. Pension Bellas Artes Blackpool, England San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain 23. Aris Caves 9. Old Ranch Inn Oia, Greece Palm Springs, California, U.S. 24. An African Villa 10. Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo Cape Town, South Africa Venice, Italy 25. Coeur des Alpes 11. Kenley Hotel Zermatt, Switzerland Blackpool, England 26. Dave’s Straw Hat Inn 12. Posada Luna del Sur Boracay, Philippines Tulum, Mexico TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P1
  4. 4. TOP 100 BesT Bargains 27. Deep Blue View Intimate Resort 41. Atalos Villas Safir, Bonaire Kamari, Greece 28. Hen-Dy Hotel 42. Castlewood House Llandudno, Wales Dingle, Ireland 29. Hotel Ibis Myeong-Dong 43. Mai Tai Resort Seoul, South Korea Port Douglas, Australia 44. El Vino Hotel “The staff were brilliant, Bodrum, Turkey friendly, warm and 45. Design Hotel Sax welcoming - always. Even 30. Prague, Czech Republic at 6:00 in the morning.” — lynzi1, Leeds, England 46. Dar Silsila Marrakech, Morocco 47. The Inn On The Bay 30. Mitos Apartotel Marigot Bay, St. Lucia Alanya, Turkey 31. Hotel Torre Dorada Cusco, Peru 32. Hot Springs Inn Ouray, Colorado 33. Peach and Quiet Christ Church, Barbados 52. 34. Residence Belehradska 35 Prague, Czech Republic 35. Blue Palms Hotel Bournemouth, England 36. Anniska & Liakoto Kardamila, Greece 37. Lefka Apartments 48. Villa Rhapsody Chania, Greece Kayakoy, Turkey 38. The Claremont Hotel 49. Bich Duyen Hotel Bournemouth, England Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 39. Argo Hotel Mykonos 50. Trapezaki Bay Hotel Platys Gialos, Greece Trapezaki, Greece 40. Hotel Fevery 51. The Muses House Boutique Hotel Bruges, Belgium Kirazli, Turkey TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P2
  5. 5. TOP 100 BesT Bargains 52. Catcha Falling Star 66. Las Cabanas de Loreto Negril, Jamaica Loreto, Mexico 53. Albergaria Dias 67. Nakia Resort & Dive Funchal, Portugal Taveuni Island, Fiji 54. Cape Heritage Hotel 68. Sierra Mountain Inn Cape Town, South Africa Grass Valley, California, U.S. 55. Floridiana Hotel 69. Kismet Cave House Amalfi, Italy Goreme, Turkey 56. The Waterfront Bophut 70. Il Nido Ristorante Hotel Koh Samui, Thailand Sorrento, Italy 57. South Beach Place 71. La Quinta Inn & Suites St. George Vero Beach, Florida, U.S. St. George, Utah, U.S. 72. Hotel Casa Grande “One of the best places I’ve Jerez De La Frontera, Spain ever stayed - it’s stunningly 73. Ca’ dei Dogi 47. located, beautifully designed, Venice, Italy and brilliantly run.” — nikkihaley, London, England 74. Avalon Beach Hotel Bournemouth, England 58. Riad El Mansour Marrakech, Morocco 59. Aparthotel City 5 Prague, Czech Republic 60. Luz En Yucatan Merida, Mexico 64. 61. Hotel Grotta Naxos City, Greece 62. Mehtap Hotel Dalyan, Turkey 63. easyHotel Budapest Oktogon Budapest, Hungary 64. Pousada Guarana 75. Rimping Village Paraty, Brazil Chiang Mai, Thailand 65. Collingwood Hotel Holmfield 76. Alice Springs Hotel Blackpool, England Kos, Greece TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P3
  6. 6. TOP 100 BesT Bargains 77. Molino del Santo 90. Hotel Centrale Benaojan, Spain Bellagio, Italy 78. West Inn & Suites Carlsbad 91. Imperia Hotel Carlsbad, California, U.S. Jesolo, Italy 79. Selomar Hotel 92. Hotel Rosary Garden Scarborough, England Florence, Italy 80. The Ramsay Hotel 93. Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing Blackpool, England Beijing, China 81. The Mod Resort 94. Agistri Club Hotel Palm Desert, California, U.S. Agistri, Greece 95. Best Western Europa Hotel Olympia, Greece “If you want a smaller hotel with lots of character, this is 96. Hotel Le Nautilus 82. the perfect place for you! Saint-Malo, France We absolutely loved it!” — nulawlady, Chicago, Ill., U.S. 97. Elizabeth Lake Lodge Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 98. Carriage Ridge Resort 82. Hotel Silencio del Campo Barrie, Ontario, Canada La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica 99. Hotel La Tosca 83. Holbox Hotel Mawimbi Capri, Italy Holbox Island, Mexico 100. Vilelmine S.A. 84. Studios Marios Chania, Greece Kamari, Greece 85. Casa Glebinias Chacras de Coria, Argentina 86. Jas Vilas Jaipur, India 87. Hotel Rossi Blackpool, England 86. 88. Residenza del Duca Hotel Amalfi, Italy 89. Cham Villas Phan Thiet, Vietnam TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P4
  7. 7. BEST BARGAINS “The service we received was way above the average. We were thoroughly spoiled and treated as one of the family. We loved it.” — MaryandRay, North Warwickshire, England The Mod Resort arcadia Residence TOP 10 TOP 10 Best Bargains - UnITeD STaTeS Best Bargains - eUROPe 1. SeaCoast Inn 1. Hotel Vecchio asilo Hyannis, Massachusetts San Gimignano, Italy 2. Old Ranch Inn 2. arcadia Residence Palm Springs, California Prague, Czech Republic 3. Hot Springs Inn 3. Can-y-Bae Ouray, Colorado Llandudno, Wales 4. South Beach Place 4. Garni Hotel Berc Vero Beach, Florida Bled, Slovenia 5. Sierra Mountain Inn 5. Pension Bellas artes Grass Valley, California San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain 6. La Quinta Inn & Suites St. George 6. Hotel al Ponte Mocenigo St. George, Utah Venice, Italy 7. West Inn & Suites Carlsbad 7. Kenley Hotel Carlsbad, California Blackpool, england 8. The Mod Resort 8. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel Palm Desert, California Marbella, Spain 9. Cocobelle Resort 9. Hotel Tagoo Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mykonos, Greece 10. The Chase Hotel of Palm Springs 10. Casa Sibarita Palm Springs, California Rafelguaraf, Spain TRaVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P5
  8. 8. BEST BARGAINS Oriental Kwai Resort Mai Tai Resort TOP 10 TOP 10 Best Bargains - aSIa Best Bargains - SOUTH PaCIFIC 1. Oriental Kwai Resort 1. Mai Tai Resort Kanchanaburi, Thailand Port Douglas, australia 2. Tegal Sari 2. nakia Resort & Dive Ubud, Indonesia Taveuni Island, Fiji 3. Dave’s Straw Hat Inn 3. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Boracay, Philippines Cessnock, australia 4. Hotel Ibis Myeong-Dong 4. Stonehaven Homestay Seoul, South Korea Blenheim, new Zealand 5. Bich Duyen Hotel 5. Pink Flamingo Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Port Douglas, australia 6. The Waterfront Bophut 6. Mandalay & Shalimar Luxury Beachfront Koh Samui, Thailand apartments Port Douglas, australia 7. Rimping Village Chiang Mai, Thailand 7. ashmore Palms Holiday Village ashmore, australia 8. Cham Villas Phan Thiet, Vietnam 8. Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages Taveuni Island, Fiji 9. Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing Beijing, China 9. Catelli’s of Taupo Taupo, new Zealand 10. Camellia Hue Hotel Hue, Vietnam 10. nanuya Island Resort nanuya, Fiji TRaVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P6
  9. 9. BEST BARGAINS Posada Luna del Sur West Bay Lodge TOP 10 TOP 10 Best Bargains - CaRIBBean anD MexICO Best Bargains - CenTRaL anD SOUTH aMeRICa 1. Posada Luna del Sur 1. West Bay Lodge Tulum, Mexico West Bay, Honduras 2. Deep Blue View Intimate Resort 2. Lomas de Tzununa Safir, Bonaire Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala 3. Peach and Quiet 3. Hotel Torre Dorada Christ Church, Barbados Cusco, Peru 4. The Inn On The Bay 4. Hamanasi adventure and Dive Resort Marigot Bay, St. Lucia Hopkins, Belize 5. Catcha Falling Star 5. Pousada Guarana negril, Jamaica Paraty, Brazil 6. Luz en Yucatan 6. Hotel Silencio del Campo Merida, Mexico La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica 7. Las Cabanas de Loreto 7. Casa Glebinias Loreto, Mexico Chacras de Coria, argentina 8. Holbox Hotel Mawimbi 8. Cotton Tree Lodge Holbox Island, Mexico Punta Gorda, Belize 9. Villas Las anclas 9. Tryp Buenos aires Cozumel, Mexico Buenos aires, argentina 10. Southern Surf Beach apartments 10. Garden of eden Resort Christ Church, Barbados Isla Solarte, Panama TRaVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P7
  10. 10. BEST BARGAINS Riad Zolah Maison du Fort TOP 10 TOP 10 Best Bargains - aFRICa Best Bargains - CanaDa 1. Riad Zolah 1. elizabeth Lake Lodge Marrakech, Morocco Cranbrook, British Columbia 2. Derwent House Boutique Hotel 2. Carriage Ridge Resort Cape Town, South africa Barrie, Ontario 3. an african Villa 3. YWCa of Vancouver Cape Town, South africa Vancouver, British Columbia 4. Dar Silsila 4. auberge Le Vincent Marrakech, Morocco Quebec City, Quebec 5. Cape Heritage Hotel 5. Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites Cape Town, South africa Montreal, Quebec 6. Riad el Mansour 6. Le Relais Lyonnais Marrakech, Morocco Montreal, Quebec 7. Birkenhead House 7. Maison du Fort Hermanus, South africa Quebec City, Quebec 8. Pinewood Village Beach Resort 8. Rossmount Inn Ukunda, Kenya Saint andrews, new Brunswick 9. 2Inn1 Kensington 9. Country Inn & Suites niagara Falls Cape Town, South africa niagara Falls, Ontario 10. Palms Wilderness Guest House 10. Courtyard Quebec City Downtown Wilderness, South africa Quebec City, Quebec TRaVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P8
  11. 11. BEST BARGAINS BEST ALL–INCLUSIVES TOP 10 Best aLL–inCLUsiVes - WORLD Jas Vilas 1. The Caves TOP 10 negril, Jamaica Best Bargains - InDIa 2. Mopan River Resort Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize 1. Jas Vilas 3. nukubati Island Resort Jaipur, India Labasa, Fiji 2. Shanti Home 4. Ceylon Tea Trails new Delhi, India Hatton, Sri Lanka 3. Sajhome 5. Dunton Hot Springs Kochi, India Dolores, Colorado, U.S. 4. Hotel arches Kochi, India 6. Royal Plantation Ocho Rios, Jamaica 5. Ratan Vilas Jodhpur, India 7. excellence Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos, Mexico 6. Mewar Haveli Udaipur, India 8. Sunset at the Palms negril, Jamaica 7. Devra Udaipur Udaipur, India 9. Banyan Tree Maldives 8. St. Mark’s Vabbinfaru, Maldives Bangalore, India 10. east Winds Inn 9. Raintree Lodge - Fort Cochin, Kerala Gros Islet, St. Lucia Kochi, India 10. Greenshore apartments Kovalam, India TRaVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P9
  12. 12. BEST FOR FAMILIES Club del Sol Aparthotel Disney’s Pop Century Resort TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR FAMILIes - WORLD Best FOR FAMILIes - UnITeD STATeS 1. Hotel Apartamentos Princesa Playa 1. Homewood Suites Carlsbad Ciudadela, Spain Carlsbad, California 2. Homewood Suites Carlsbad 2. Disney’s Pop Century Resort Carlsbad, California, U.S. Orlando, Florida 3. Club del Sol Aparthotel 3. Hilton Grand Vacations Club on Pollenca, Spain International Drive Orlando, Florida 4. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort Yanuca Island, Fiji 4. Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista Orlando, Florida 5. Castaway Island Fiji Qalito Island, Fiji 5. Fairfield Inn Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village 6. Disney’s Pop Century Resort Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida, U.S. 6. Homewood Suites Harrisburg east - 7. Apartments Ferrera Blanca Hershey Area Cala d’Or, Spain Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 8. Canada Hotel Cirali Olympos 7. Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club at Orlando Cirali, Turkey Orlando, Florida 9. FDR Pebbles 8. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Falmouth, Jamaica Orlando, Florida 10. Hilton Grand Vacations Club 9. embassy Suites Hotel Washington, D.C. on International Drive Washington, D.C. Orlando, Florida, U.S. 10. Francis Scott Key Family Motel Ocean City, Maryland TRAVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P10
  13. 13. BEST FOR FAMILIES “What a joy! Heaps of great food, delightful friendly staff, excellent activities, beautiful location.“ — JenniePS, Brisbane, Australia Atlantica Princess Aparthotel Club Med Ria Bintan TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR FAMILIes - eUROPe Best FOR FAMILIes - ASIA 1. Hotel Apartamentos Princesa Playa 1. Disney’s Hollywood Hotel Ciudadela, Spain Hong Kong, China 2. Club del Sol Aparthotel 2. Club Med Ria Bintan Pollenca, Spain Bintan, Indonesia 3. Apartments Ferrera Blanca 3. Merlin Beach Resort Cala d’Or, Spain Patong, Thailand 4. Canada Hotel Cirali Olympos 4. Serene Villas Cirali, Turkey Seminyak, Indonesia 5. Atlantica Princess Aparthotel 5. Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort Ixia, Greece Karon, Thailand 6. Blanc Palace Aparthotel 6. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Ciudadela, Spain Mai Khao, Thailand 7. Spring Hotel Bitacora 7. Laguna Beach Resort Playa de las Americas, Spain Thalang, Thailand 8. Royal Wings Hotel 8. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort Antalya, Turkey Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 9. Royal Son Bou 9. Rimping Village Alaior, Spain Chiang Mai, Thailand 10. Iberostar Ciudad Blanca 10. Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Puerto Alcudia, Spain Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia TRAVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P11
  14. 14. BEST FOR FAMILIES “Staff were really friendly and went above and beyond what I expected. I cannot say enough about this place. It was like a luxury resort but did not cost much at all.” — kev2Tassie, St Helens, Tasmania, Australia Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort FDR Pebbles TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR FAMILIes - SOUTH PACIFIC Best FOR FAMILIes - CARIBBeAn AnD MexICO 1. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort 1. FDR Pebbles Yanuca Island, Fiji Falmouth, Jamaica 2. Castaway Island Fiji 2. Club International Qalito Island, Fiji Cancun, Mexico 3. Radisson Resort Fiji Denarau Island 3. Caraib’Bay Hotel Denarau Island, Fiji Basse-terre, Guadeloupe 4. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village 4. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club Ashmore, Australia Palm/eagle Beach, Aruba 5. Malolo Island Resort 5. The Reef Atlantis Malolo Island, Fiji Paradise Island, Bahamas 6. The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa 6. Franklyn D Resort & Spa Cairns, Australia Runaway Bay, Jamaica 7. Plantation Island Resort 7. Atlantis Coral Towers Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji Paradise Island, Bahamas 8. Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji 8. Catalonia Yucatan Beach - Lookea Sigatoka, Fiji Puerto Aventuras, Mexico 9. naviti Resort 9. Royal Sands Sigatoka, Fiji Cancun, Mexico 10. Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa 10. Club Med Ixtapa Pacific nadi, Fiji Zihuatanejo, Mexico TRAVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P12
  15. 15. BEST FOR FAMILIES “We woke up each morning to howler monkeys playing in the trees and macaws chirping. And we were lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore.” — keeplookinatme, Sarasota, Fla., U.S. Yellow Coco Lodge Dana Beach Resort TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR FAMILIes - CenTRAL AnD SOUTH AMeRICA Best FOR FAMILIes - AFRICA 1. Yellow Coco Lodge 1. Red Sea Holiday Village Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica Sharm el-Sheikh, egypt 2. Fenix Hotel 2. ClubHotel Riu Tikida Dunas Playa Samara, Costa Rica Agadir, Morocco 3. Hotel Tivoli ecoresort Praia do Forte 3. Sultan Gardens Resort Praia do Forte, Brazil Sharm el-Sheikh, egypt 4. Buena Vista Villas and Casas 4. Dana Beach Resort Manuel Antonio national Park, Costa Rica Hurghada, egypt 5. Iberostar Bahia Praia do Forte 5. Paradis Hotel & Golf Club Mata de Sao Joao, Brazil Le Morne, Mauritius 6. La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows 6. eldorador Seabel Alhambra Manuel Antonio national Park, Costa Rica Port el Kantaoui, Tunisia 7. Locanda 7. Three Corners Saint George Playa Samara, Costa Rica Sharm el-Sheikh, egypt 8. Villas At Banyan Bay 8. Akassia Swiss Resort San Pedro, Belize Marsa Alam, egypt 9. Island Pearl 9. Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort West Bay , Honduras Sharm el-Sheikh, egypt 10. Royal Decameron Beach Resort, Golf & Casino 10. Iberotel Lamaya Resort Playa Blanca, Panama Marsa Alam, egypt TRAVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P13
  16. 16. BEST FOR FAMILIES BEST INNS & B&Bs TOP 10 Best INNs & B&Bs - UnITeD STATeS 1. Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona Sedona, Arizona 2. Boots and Saddles Sedona, Arizona Residence Inn Toronto Downtown 3. Canyon Wren Cabins Sedona, Arizona 4. The 1895 Inn TOP 10 Savannah, Georgia 5. Piney Hill Bed & Breakfast Best FOR FAMILIes - CAnADA Luray, Virginia 6. Annabelle Bed & Breakfast Sandwich, Massachusetts 7. Foxfield Inn 1. Great Wolf Lodge Charlottesville, Virginia niagara Falls, Ontario 8. Wildwood Manor Bed and Breakfast Friday Harbor, Washington 2. Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport 9. Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast Calgary, Alberta Americus, Georgia 10. The Inn at Vaucluse Spring 3. Carriage Ridge Resort Stephens City, Virginia Barrie, Ontario 4. Comfort Inn Clifton Hill niagara Falls, Ontario TOP 10 Best INNs & B&Bs - eUROPe 5. Le Square Phillips Hotel & Suites 1. Bay Tree House Bed & Breakfast Montreal , Quebec London, england 2. Suite 259 6. Albert at Bay Suite Hotel Amsterdam, The netherlands Ottawa, Ontario 3. Avalon Guest House Inverness, Scotland 7. Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/ 4. Les Charmes de Carlucet entertainment District Saint-Crepin-et-Carlucet, France Toronto, Ontario 5. Pottery House Dores, Scotland 8. Country Inn & Suites niagara Falls 6. Craigatin House & Courtyard niagara Falls, Ontario Pitlochry, Scotland 9. Fern Resort 7. Chestnuts House Bath, england Orillia, Ontario 8. elmview edinburgh, Scotland 10. Best Western Pocaterra Inn Canmore , Alberta 9. ewich House Crianlarich, Scotland 10. Zuzabed and Breakfast Lisbon, Portugal TRAVeLeRS’ CHOICe 2009 P14
  17. 17. BEST HIDDEN GEMS Anastasis Apartments The Gardens Hotel ToP 10 ToP 10 Best HIDDeN GeMs - WoRLD Best HIDDeN GeMs - UnITeD STATeS 1. Anastasis Apartments 1. SeaCoast Inn Imerovigli, Greece Hyannis, Massachusetts 2. Riad Zolah 2. old Ranch Inn Marrakech, Morroco Palm Springs, California 3. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) 3. Sagewater Spa Prague, Czech Republic Desert Hot Springs, California 4. Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4. The Roxbury - Catskills Cape Town, South Africa Roxbury, new York 5. Hotel Vecchio Asilo 5. Anderson Inn San Gimignano, Italy Morro Bay, California 6. Hotel Casa do Amarelindo 6. The Gardens Hotel Salvador, Brazil Key West , Florida 7. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel 7. Santa Maria Suites Marbella, Spain Key West , Florida 8. Loch Lein Country House 8. Living Waters Spa Killarney, Ireland Desert Hot Springs, California 9. Killeen House 9. South Beach Place Killarney, Ireland Vero Beach, Florida 10. Arcadia Residence 10. Island Cottage oceanfront Inn Cafe and Spa Prague, Czech Republic Flagler Beach, Florida TRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P15
  18. 18. BEST HIDDEN GEMS La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel Kahanda Kanda ToP 10 ToP 10 Best HIDDeN GeMs - eURoPe Best HIDDeN GeMs - ASIA 1. Anastasis Apartments 1. oriental Kwai Resort Imerovigli, Greece Kanchanaburi, Thailand 2. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) 2. Rimping Village Prague, Czech Republic Chiang Mai, Thailand 3. Hotel Vecchio Asilo 3. LaLaanta Hideaway Resort San Gimignano, Italy Ko Lanta, Thailand 4. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel 4. Dave’s Straw Hat Inn Marbella, Spain Boracay, Philippines 5. Loch Lein Country House 5. Hotel Courtyard Killarney, Ireland Kathmandu, nepal 6. Killeen House 6. Kahanda Kanda Killarney, Ireland Galle, Sri Lanka 7. Arcadia Residence 7. Ceylon Tea Trails Prague, Czech Republic Hatton, Sri Lanka 8. Can-y-Bae 8. Rabbit Resort Llandudno, Wales Pattaya, Thailand 9. Castlewood House 9. The Waterfront Bophut Dingle, Ireland Koh Samui, Thailand 10. Molino del Santo 10. oakwood Apartments Shinjuku Benaojan, Spain Tokyo, Japan TRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P16
  19. 19. BEST HIDDEN GEMS ToP 10 6. Las Cabanas de Loreto Best HIDDeN GeMs - SoUTH PACIFIC Loreto, Mexico 7. Hotel L’esplanade 1. etu Moana Grand Case, St. Maarten/St. Martin 1. Aitutaki, Cook Islands 8. Luz en Yucatan 2. Paradise Bay eco-Lodge Merida, Mexico Long Island, Australia 9. Villas Las Anclas 3. Mai Tai Resort Cozumel, Mexico Port Douglas, Australia 10. Royal Plantation 4. Raiatea Lodge Hotel ocho Rios, Jamaica Raiatea, French Polynesia 5. Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages ToP 10 Taveuni Island, Fiji 6. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village Ashmore, Australia Best HIDDeN GeMs - CenTRAL AnD SoUTH AMeRICA 7. Stonehaven Homestay Blenheim, new Zealand 1. Hotel Casa do Amarelindo Salvador, Brazil 8. Catelli’s of Taupo Taupo, new Zealand 2. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort Hopkins, Belize 9. nakia Resort & Dive Taveuni Island, Fiji 3. Hotel Torre Dorada Cusco, Peru 10. Bluestone on George Dunedin, new Zealand 4. Thatch Caye Resort Dangriga, Belize 5. Casa Glebinias ToP 10 6. Chacras de Coria, Argentina West Bay Lodge Best HIDDeN GeMs - CARIBBeAn AnD MexICo West Bay, Honduras 7. Mopan River Resort 1. The Inn on The Bay Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize Marigot Bay, St. Lucia 8. La Cusinga eco Lodge 2. Deep Blue View Intimate Resort Uvita, Costa Rica Safir, Bonaire 9. Bosque del Cabo 3. Posada Luna del Sur Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica Tulum, Mexico 10. Tierra de Leyendas 4. Playa Fiesta Beachclub & Hotel Ushuaia, Argentina Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 5. ocho Tulum Tulum, Mexico TRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P17
  20. 20. BEST FOR ROMANCE Anastasis Apartments Post Ranch Inn TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR ROMANCe - WORLd Best FOR ROMANCe - uNITEd STATES 1. Etu Moana 1. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Aitutaki, Cook Islands Kamuela, Hawaii 2. Anastasis Apartments 2. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Imerovigli, Greece Kamuela, Hawaii 3. The Caves 3. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Negril, Jamaica Wailea, Hawaii 4. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 4. The Gardens Hotel Playa Paraiso, Mexico Key West , Florida 5. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort 5. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Agios Ioannis, Greece Poipu, Hawaii 6. Excellence Riviera Cancun 6. Post Ranch Inn Puerto Morelos, Mexico Big Sur, California 7. Komandoo Maldive Island Resort 7. Signature at MGM Grand Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives Las Vegas, Nevada 8. Golden Tulip Bucuti Beach Resort & Tara 8. Inn at Palmetto Bluff Beach Suites Bluffton, South Carolina Oranjestad, Aruba 9. Main Street Inn and Suites 9. SALA Samui Resort And Spa Mackinac Island, Michigan Koh Samui, Thailand 10. Skylofts at MGM Grand 10. Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada Koh Samui, Thailand TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P18
  21. 21. BEST FOR ROMANCE “The grounds of the resort are impeccably kept, and the staff will wait on you hand and foot and with a smile.” — TravelersFromNJ225, New Jersey, U.S. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort Banyan Tree Maldives TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR ROMANCe - EuROPE Best FOR ROMANCe - ASIA 1. Anastasis Apartments 1. Komandoo Maldive Island Resort Imerovigli, Greece Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives 2. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort 2. SALA Samui Resort And Spa Agios Ioannis, Greece Koh Samui, Thailand 3. Villa Renos 3. Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel Fira, Greece Koh Samui, Thailand 4. Hotel Buca di Bacco 4. Tanjung Rhu Resort Positano, Italy Langkawi, Malaysia 5. Santorini Princess 5. The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort Imerovigli, Greece Krabi, Thailand 6. Nissi Beach Holiday Resort 6. Layana Resort and Spa Ayia Napa, Cyprus Ko Lanta, Thailand 7. Esperas Traditional Houses 7. Banyan Tree Maldives Oia, Greece Vabbinfaru, Maldives 8. Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo 8. Meeru Island Resort Venice, Italy North Male Atoll, Maldives 9. delfino Blu Boutique Hotel 9. Baros Maldives Agios Stefanos, Greece North Male Atoll, Maldives 10. Golden Well (u Zlate Studne) 10. The Samaya Bali Prague, Czech Republic Seminyak, Indonesia TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P19
  22. 22. BEST FOR ROMANCE Octopus Resort El dorado Maroma TOP 10 TOP 10 Best FOR ROMANCe - SOuTH PACIFIC Best FOR ROMANCe - CARIBBEAN ANd MExICO 1. Etu Moana 1. The Caves Aitutaki, Cook Islands Negril, Jamaica 2. Nanuya Island Resort 2. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso Nanuya, Fiji Playa Paraiso, Mexico 3. Octopus Resort 3. Excellence Riviera Cancun Waya Island, Fiji Puerto Morelos, Mexico 4. Eratap Beach Resort 4. Golden Tulip Bucuti Beach Resort & Tara Port Vila, Vanuatu Beach Suites Oranjestad, Aruba 5. Nukubati Island Resort Labasa, Fiji 5. Ti Kaye Village Resort Castries, St. Lucia 6. Thala Beach Lodge Port douglas, Australia 6. Sunset at the Palms Negril, Jamaica 7. Maravu Plantation Resort Taveuni Island, Fiji 7. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun Playa del Carmen, Mexico 8. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa Tahaa, French Polynesia 8. Royal Hideaway Playacar & Occidental Resorts Playa del Carmen, Mexico 9. Matamanoa Island Resort Matamanoa Island, Fiji 9. El dorado Maroma Playa del Carmen, Mexico 10. InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora Bora Bora, French Polynesia 10. Anse Chastanet Soufriere, St. Lucia TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P20
  23. 23. BEST FOR ROMANCE BEST IN THE TOP 25 WORLd CITIES 1. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Paris, France 2. Inn New York City New York City, New York, u.S. 3. The Soho Hotel London, England 4. Suite Dreams Rome, Italy 5. Fusion Suites Number40 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Thatch Caye Resort 6. Hotel Montecarlo Barcelona, Spain 7. The Ritz-Carlton Berlin Berlin, Germany TOP 10 8. Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah dubai, united Arab Emirates Best FOR ROMANCe - CENTRAL ANd SOuTH AMERICA 9. Al Ponte Antico Hotel Venice, Italy 10. Oakwood Apartments Shinjuku 1. Hamanasi Adventure and dive Resort Tokyo, Japan Hopkins, Belize 11. InterContinental Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 2. Casa Chameleon 12. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Mal Pais, Costa Rica Las Vegas, Nevada, u.S. 13. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 3. Thatch Caye Resort Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt dangriga , Belize 14. The Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza Los Angeles, California, u.S. 4. Lomas de Tzununa 15. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala Prague, Czech Republic 16. Quay Grand Suites Sydney 5. Bosque del Cabo Sydney, Australia Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica 17. The Inn at Union Square San Francisco, California, u.S. 6. Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge 18. Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel San Juan del Sur , Nicaragua Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19. Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing 7. Palmetto Bay Plantation Beijing, China Roatan, Honduras 20. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest, Hungary 8. Victoria House 21. Mandarin Oriental Singapore San Pedro, Belize Singapore, Singapore 22. Sirkeci Konak Hotel 9. White Sands Cove Resort Istanbul, Turkey Ambergris Caye, Belize 23. Fountain Court Apartments EQ-2 Edinburgh, Scotland 10. La Mansion Inn Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica 24. Four Seasons Hotel Dublin dublin, Ireland 25. Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/ Entertainment District Toronto, Ontario, Canada TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P21
  24. 24. BEST SERVICE BEST SERVICE BEST SERVICE - WORLD BEST SERVICE - UNITED STATES BEST SERVICE - EUROPE 1. Anastasis Apartments 1. SeaCoast Inn 1. Anastasis Apartments Imerovigli, Greece Hyannis, Massachusetts Imerovigli, Greece 2. Derwent House Boutique Hotel 2. Old Ranch Inn 2. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) Cape Town, South Africa Palm Springs, California Prague, Czech Republic 3. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne) 3. The Roxbury - Catskills 3. Hotel Vecchio Asilo Prague, Czech Republic Roxbury, New York San Gimignano, Italy 4. Dar Silsila 4. Sagewater Spa 4. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel Marrakech, Morroco Desert Hot Springs, California Marbella, Spain 5. Hotel Vecchio Asilo 5. Inn New York City 5. Killeen House San Gimignano, Italy New York City, New York Killarney, Ireland 6. Riad Zolah 6. Paradice Motel 6. Can-y-Bae Marrakech, Morroco Lake Tahoe, California Llandudno, Wales 7. Hotel Torre Dorada 7. Sierra Mountain Inn 7. Residenza Cellini Cusco, Peru Grass Valley, California Rome, Italy 8. La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel 8. West Inn & Suites Carlsbad 8. Arcadia Residence Marbella, Spain Carlsbad, California Prague, Czech Republic 9. Riad Kniza 9. The Gardens Hotel 9. Alice Springs Hotel Marrakech, Morroco Key West, Florida Kos, Greece 10. Hotel Casa do Amarelindo 10. Living Waters Spa 10. Al Ponte Antico Hotel Salvador, Brazil Desert Hot Springs, California Venice, Italy TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P22
  25. 25. TOP 100 BesT luxury 13. Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina, Italy 14. Best Western Hotel La Solara Sorrento, Italy 1. 15. Mina A’ Salam at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16. Quinta da Casa Branca Funchal, Portugal 17. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest, Hungary 18. Little Arches Hotel 1. Aria Hotel Christ Church, Barbados Prague, Czech Republic 2. Layana Resort and Spa “This has got to be one of the Ko Lanta, Thailand most relaxing places on this fine earth.” 12. 3. Villa Marsili Hotel — maineben, Yarmouth, M aine, Cortona, Italy U.S. 4. Los Altos De Eros Tamarindo, Costa Rica 5. The Caves 19. The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Negril, Jamaica Funchal, Portugal 6. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort 20. Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort Mykonos, Greece Linho, Portugal 7. The Ritz-Carlton Berlin 21. Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris Berlin, Germany Paris, France 8. Cape Heritage Hotel 22. InterContinental Hong Kong Cape Town, South Africa Hong Kong, China 9. Seven Stars Resort 23. Hotel 41 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos London, England 10. Quinta da Bela Vista 24. Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade Funchal, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal 11. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 25. Dunton Hot Springs Playa Paraiso, Mexico Dolores, Colorado, U.S. 12. Nukubati Island Resort 26. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Labasa, Fiji Dubai, United Arab Emirates TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P23
  26. 26. TOP 100 BesT luxury 27. Rudding Park Hotel 41. Hotel Le Palais Harrogate, England Prague, Czech Republic 28. Library Hotel 42. Sofitel New York New York City, New York, U.S. New York City, New York, U.S. 29. Peninsula Bangkok 43. Locanda dell’Amorosa Bangkok, Thailand Sinalunga, Italy 44. Jamaica Inn Ocho Rios, Jamaica “The building is really grand. It makes you feel like royalty.” 45. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas 17. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. — abruls, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 46. The Oberoi Grand Kolkata (Calcutta), India 30. Hunters Quay Hotel Dunoon, Scotland 31. The Datai Langkawi Langkawi, Malayasia 32. Chabil Mar Villas Placencia , Belize 52. 33. Ventana Hotel Prague Prague, Czech Republic 34. Ritz-Carlton Cancun Cancun, Mexico 35. Hotel Bentley Genoa, Italy 36. Parkhotel Beau-Site 47. The Oberoi Lombok Zermatt, Switzerland Mataram, Indonesia 37. The Tuscany 48. Rock House Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Harbour Island, Bahamas 38. Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel 49. Hotel Glo Koh Samui, Thailand Helsinki, Finland 39. Palazzo Sant’Angelo sul Canal Grande 50. The Icon Hotel Venice, Italy Prague, Czech Republic 40. Jumeirah Beach Hotel 51. Harbourview Inn Dubai, United Arab Emirates Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P24
  27. 27. TOP 100 BesT luxury 52. Excellence Riviera Cancun Puerto Morelos, Mexico 53. Baros Maldives North Male Atoll, Maldives 54. Mandarin Oriental Munchen Munich, Germany 64. 55. Swissotel Berlin Berlin, Germany 56. Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, Maldives 57. East Winds Inn Gros Islet, St. Lucia 66. Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi, Malayasia “Like a home away from home. Everything was splen- 67. Uma Ubud 30. did. The decor and cleanliness Ubud, Indonesia were second to none.” 68. Hotel Heritage — theblonde64, London, England Bruges, Belgium 69. Villa Renaissance Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 58. Lucknam Park Chippenham, England 70. Amankila Bali, Indonesia 59. Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai, United Arab Emirates 71. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 60. Skylofts at MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 72. Taj Rambagh Palace Jaipur, India 61. Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah Dubai, United Arab Emirates 73. Soneva Gili Resort & Spa North Male Atoll, Maldives 62. Legian Bali Seminyak, Indonesia 74. Pacific Resort Aitutaki Aitutaki, Cook Islands 63. New York Palace Hotel New York City, New York, U.S. 75. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest Budapest, Hungary 64. Amanjiwo Yogyakarta, Indonesia 76. Maroma Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Mexico 65. Beausite Park Hotel Wengen, Switzerland TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P25
  28. 28. TOP 100 BesT luxury 77. Thala Beach Lodge 90. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Port Douglas, Australia Wailea, Hawaii, U.S. 78. Royal Palms Resort and Spa 91. Hilton Malta Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Saint Julian’s, Malta 79. Real Palacio 92. Auberge Saint-Antoine Lisbon, Portugal Quebec City, Quebec, Canada 80. JK Place Hotel 93. Riffelalp Resort Florence, Italy Zermatt, Switzerland 81. Inn of the Spanish Garden 94. Affinia Dumont Santa Barbara, California, U.S. New York City, New York, U.S. 82. Shamwari Game Reserve 95. Sofitel Chicago Water Tower Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 83. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur 96. Hotel Telegraaf Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tallinn, Estonia 97. Grand Hyatt Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates “Pure luxury and fantastic memories that will last a 98. Park Hyatt Hamburg 82. lifetime.” Hamburg, Germany — Cheshire-Chick, Chester, England 84. MaMaison Le Regina Hotel Warsaw, Poland 85. Sheraton Krakow Hotel 99. Krakow, Poland 86. La Casa Que Canta Zihuatanejo, Mexico 87. Golden Palace Turin, Italy 88. The Prince Park Tower Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 99. Sonnenalp Resort Vail, Colorado, U.S. 89. Marrol’s Hotel Bratislava, Slovakia 100. The Atlantic Hotel St. Brelade, Channel Islands TRAVELERS’ CHOICE 2009 P26
  29. 29. BEST LUXURY “This is one of the most magical places on earth. We enjoyed their fine cuisine and gracious hospitality.” — ColoradoLover65, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. Dunton Hot Springs Quinta da Bela Vista toP 10 toP 10 Best LUXURY - UNIteD StAteS Best LUXURY - eURoPe 1. Dunton Hot Springs 1. Aria Hotel Dolores, Colorado Prague, Czech Republic 2. Library Hotel 2. Villa Marsili Hotel New York City, New York Cortona, Italy 3. Sofitel New York 3. Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort New York City, New York Agios Ioannis, Greece 4. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas 4. the Ritz-Carlton Berlin Las Vegas, Nevada Berlin, Germany 5. Skylofts at MGM Grand 5. Quinta da Bela Vista Las Vegas, Nevada Funchal, Portugal 6. New York Palace Hotel 6. Hotel Villa Carlotta New York City, New York taormina , Italy 7. Royal Palms Resort and Spa 7. Best Western Hotel La Solara Phoenix, Arizona Sorrento, Italy 8. Inn of the Spanish Garden 8. Quinta da Casa Branca Santa Barbara, California Funchal, Portugal 9. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 9. Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Wailea, Hawaii Budapest, Hungary 10. Affinia Dumont 10. the Cliff Bay - Porto Bay New York City, New York Funchal, Portugal tRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P27
  30. 30. BEST LUXURY InterContinental Hong Kong Quay Grand Suites Sydney toP 10 toP 10 Best LUXURY - ASIA Best LUXURY - SoUtH PACIFIC 1. Layana Resort and Spa 1. Nukubati Island Resort Ko Lanta, thailand Labasa, Fiji 2. InterContinental Hong Kong 2. Pacific Resort Aitutaki Hong Kong, China Aitutaki, Cook Islands 3. Peninsula Bangkok 3. thala Beach Lodge Bangkok, thailand Port Douglas, Australia 4. the Datai Langkawi 4. Likuliku Lagoon Resort Langkawi, Malaysia Malolo Island, Fiji 5. tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel 5. Maravu Plantation Resort Koh Samui, thailand taveuni Island, Fiji 6. the oberoi Lombok 6. Quay Grand Suites Sydney Mataram , Indonesia Sydney, Australia 7. Baros Maldives 7. Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley North Male Atoll, Maldives Cessnock , Australia 8. Banyan tree Maldives 8. toberua Island Resort Vabbinfaru, Maldives toberua Island, Fiji 9. Legian Bali 9. Royal Davui Island Resort Seminyak, Indonesia Royal Davui Island, Fiji 10. Amanjiwo 10. taveuni Island Resort Yogyakarta, Indonesia taveuni Island, Fiji tRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P28
  31. 31. BEST LUXURY the tuscany Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires toP 10 toP 10 Best LUXURY - CARIBBeAN AND MexICo Best LUXURY - CeNtRAL AND SoUtH AMeRICA 1. Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 1. Los Altos De eros Playa Paraiso, Mexico tamarindo, Costa Rica 2. the Caves 2. Chabil Mar Villas Negril, Jamaica Placencia , Belize 3. Seven Stars Resort 3. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires Providenciales, turks and Caicos Buenos Aires, Argentina 4. Little Arches Hotel 4. xandari Resort & Spa Christ Church, Barbados Alajuela, Costa Rica 5. Ritz-Carlton Cancun 5. Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & ecolodge Cancun, Mexico San Juan del Sur , Nicaragua 6. the tuscany 6. La Mansion Inn Providenciales, turks and Caicos Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica 7. Jamaica Inn 7. Matachica Beach Resort ocho Rios, Jamaica San Pedro, Belize 8. Rock House 8. Bahia Pez Vela Harbour Island, Bahamas Playas del Coco, Costa Rica 9. excellence Riviera Cancun 9. emiliano Hotel Puerto Morelos, Mexico Sao Paulo, Brazil 10. east Winds Inn 10. Hotel Punta Islita Gros Islet, St. Lucia Playa Samara, Costa Rica tRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P29
  32. 32. BEST LUXURY “We had a Victorian roll top bath, a six - foot French sleigh bed and duck feather bedding.” — CatherineBrighton, Brighton, England Cape Heritage Hotel Four Seasons Resort Whistler toP 10 toP 10 Best LUXURY - AFRICA Best LUXURY - CANADA 1. Cape Heritage Hotel 1. Auberge Saint-Antoine Cape town, South Africa Quebec City, Quebec 2. Four Seasons Resort Sharm el Sheikh, egypt 2. Hotel Gault Sharm el-Sheikh, egypt Montreal , Quebec 3. Shamwari Game Reserve 3. Hotel Dominion 1912 Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa Quebec City, Quebec 4. Kensington Place 4. Fairmont Vancouver Airport Cape town, South Africa Richmond, British Columbia 5. Radisson SAS Resort & thalasso Djerba 5. Sofitel Montreal Houmt Souq, tunisia Montreal , Quebec 6. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 6. Loews Hotel Vogue Ngorongoro Conservation Area, tanzania Montreal , Quebec 7. La Villa des orangers 7. Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites Marrakech, Morroco Montreal , Quebec 8. Sofitel Imperial Resort & Spa 8. Hotel Nelligan Wolmar, Mauritius Montreal, Quebec 9. table Bay Hotel 9. Four Seasons Resort Whistler Cape town, South Africa Whistler, British Columbia 10. Mount Nelson Hotel 10. Le Saint-Sulpice Cape town, South Africa Montreal, Quebec tRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P30
  33. 33. BEST LUXURY BEST HoteL BRands the taj West end toP 10 Best LUXURY - INDIA 1. RItz-CARLtoN 6. HYAtt 1. the oberoi Grand Kolkata (Calcutta), India 2. taj Rambagh Palace Jaipur, India 3. taj Lake Palace Udaipur, India 2. FoUR SeASoNS 7. MARRIott 4. oberoi Amarvilas Agra, India 5. the oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur, India 6. Amanbagh Resort 8. MANDARIN 3. IBeRoStAR Rajasthan, India 7. oberoi Cecil - Shimla Shimla, India 8. the oberoi Vanyavilas - Ranthambore Sawai Madhopur, India 4. SoFIteL 9. HILtoN 9. oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, India 10. the taj West end Bangalore, India 5. WeStIN 10. MeRIDIeN tRAVeLeRS’ CHoICe 2009 P31