Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel was rated 13th best in the world
Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel was rated 13th best in the world

The world’s 25 best hotels, according to Tripadvisor reviews (and one of them is in the UK)

A north Wales hotel made the cut

Helen Coffey
Tuesday 28 July 2020 16:24

The world’s 25 best hotels have been crowned in this year’s Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice awards.

Although many of the top offerings are what you might expect, such as five-star resorts in the Maldives, Costa Rica and Mauritius, one UK hotel also made the cut.

Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel, based a stone’s throw from the beach in Llandudno, North Wales, came in 13th place overall.

With rooms costing around £100 a night, the unassuming hotel impressed guests with its superior service.

One reviewer noted: “Nothing seemed too much trouble to make our stay memorable.”

Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia was crowned the best hotel in the world overall, followed by Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam and Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

The top five is rounded out by Quinta Jardins do Lago in Funchal, Portugal and The Omnia in Zermatt, Switzerland.

One Tripadvisor reviewer described the top pick, Viroth’s, as a “chic, tranquil, green and luxurious oasis” with “friendly, helpful and yet unobtrusive service.”

Tripadvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards cover everything from restaurants and hotels to travel experiences and beaches, with categories broken down further into regions, countries and, for example, types of hotel.

The awards are calculated based on reviews and opinions collected in 2019 from travellers and diners around the world.

The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings specific to each award category.

The 25 best hotels for 2020

  1. Viroth’s Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia 
  2. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam 
  3. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
  4. Quinta Jardins do Lago, Funchal, Portugal 
  5. The Omnia, Zermatt, Switzerland
  6. The Upper House, Hong Kong
  7. Valle D’incanto Midscale Hotel, Gramado, Brazil
  8. Grand Velas Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  9. Constance Prince Maurice, Pointe de Flacq, Mauritius
  10. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  11. Jaya House River Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  12. La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, Hoi An, Vietnam
  13. Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel, Llandudno, United Kingdom
  14. Baros Maldives, Maldives
  15. The Suites at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  16. JM Marvel Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
  17. Chandys Windy Woods, Chithirapuram, India
  18. Ikos Dassia, Dassia, Greece
  19. Sani Dunes, Sani, Greece
  20. Maxx Royal Kemer Resort, Kemer, Turkey
  21. Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  22. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  23. Royal Savoy Hotel and Villas, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  24. French Quarter Inn, Charleston, South Carolina
  25. LUX* Belle Mare, Belle Mare, Mauritius

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