Weekly hotels top five of five - Indonesia

Indonesia's tourism suffered another setback this week with the eruption of Mount Merapi, which displaced hundreds of thousands and caused disruption to flights to and from the country.

It will hopefully be the last incident in a difficult decade for Indonesia - despite an initial surge is tourism during the first part of the decade, visitor numbers to the country fell dramatically after the 2002 Bali bombings, and struggled to recover for several years after.

Since 2007 though, numbers have risen steadily, soaring to nearly 6.5 million visitors last year.

Singaporeans and Australians make up the majority of Indonesia's visitors, which are more often than not from the surrounding South East Asian regions, although the number of visitors from Europe has been growing steadily thanks to international promotion of the country as a tourism hotspot.

Jakarta

Despite competition from well-known brands such as Mandarin Oriental and Grand Hyatt, the Hotel Mulia Senayan was pick for both leisure and business travelers, with travelers describing it as "simply the best in class of Jakarta hotels."

1 Hotel Mulia Senayan
2 Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
3 The Dharmawangsa
4 Grand Hyatt Jakarta
5 Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

Average price of top five $207 - $285 / €150 - €207

Bali

Bali is a world-famous destination and its luxury resorts have prices to match. The Samaya Bali was the most popular resort, with travelers saying "Best place I have ever stayed."

1 The Samaya Bali
2 Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
3 Komaneka at Monkey Forest
4 Komaneka at Tanggayuda
5 The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud

Average price of top five $312 - $535 / €227 - €389

Sumatra

Indonesia's largest island offers buzzing cities such as Medan and incredible scenery if you're prepared to venture out into the rainforest. Paridiso Village in Padang was described as "amazing."

1 Paradiso Village
2 JW Marriott Hotel Medan
3 Grand Swiss-Belhotel Medan
4 Aryaduta Hotel Medan
5 Rasa Seni Hotel Resort

Average price of top five $75 - $122 / €54 - €89

Lombok

Lombok boasts an excellent selection of good value luxury retreats, which were topped by the luxury Oberoi Lombok.

1 The Oberoi Lombok
2 Qunci Villas Hotel
3 Puri Mas Boutique Resort & Spa
4 Hotel Tugu Lombok 4.5 of 5 stars
5 Alang-Alang Boutique Beach Hotel

Average price of top five $158 - $328 / €115 - €238

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan has become a popular stop on the tourist trial and holds the dubious honor of being the smallest island in the world to boast an Irish pub. The Luce d'Alma Resort & Spa came out top, with guests praising the staff and rooms.

1 Luce d'Alma Resort & Spa
2 Villa Grasia Resort & Spa
3 Danima Resort & Restaurant
4 Alam Gili
5 Blu d'Amare

Average price unavailable

Data is taken from millions of independent reviews and rankings surveyed at TripAdvisor taken on November 10, 2010.

Website: http://www.tripadvisor.com

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