The world’s most outstanding properties were identified by the world’s largest travel site.
THE Casa del Mar resort hotel in Langkawi was named Malaysia’s top hotel at the recent TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Danna Langkawi and Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur clinched the second and third spots respectively.
“Being acknowledged by travellers from all over the world is a testament to our philosophy of management in which guests come first as we strive to always over-deliver,” said Tom Blachere, Casa del Mar’s general manager.
In its 12th year now, the award recognises the world’s most outstanding properties in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels.
“We’re excited to recognise the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travellers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, TripAdvisor’s chief marketing officer.
“For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodation that received 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start,” Messing added.
Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe. In total, 7,123 unique properties worldwide won awards in 2014, with Asia featuring 1,518 unique hotel winners.
Below is a list of regional and local hotels honoured at this year’s awards. The complete list can be viewed at www.tripadvisor.com.my/TravellersChoice.
Top 10 Hotels in Asia:
1. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
2. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
3. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
4. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
5. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, Udaipur, India
6. Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
7. Soneva Fushi Resort, Kunfunadhoo, Maldives
8. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas, Mashobra, India
9. Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
10. The Legian Bali - A GHM Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Top 10 Hotels in Malaysia:
1. Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
2. The Danna Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
3. Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
4. The Datai Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
5. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
6. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, Malaysia
7. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
8. PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
9. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
10. Sama-Sama Hotel, Selangor, Malaysia
Additional Select 2014 Winners:
Top Luxury Hotel in Malaysia – The Danna Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Top Luxury Hotel in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Best Bargain Hotel in the Malaysia – Hotel Eden54, Sabah, Malaysia
Best Bargain Hotel in Asia – Oriental Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Best Hotel for Families in Malaysia – Club Med Cherating Beach, Pahang, Malaysia
Best Hotel for Families in Asia – Orange County, Coorg, Siddapura, India
Best Hotel for Romance in Malaysia – Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Best Hotel for Romance in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Top Small Hotel in Malaysia – Campbell House, Penang, Malaysia
Top Small Hotel in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
Best B&B and Inn in Malaysia – Clove Hall, Penang, Malaysia
Best B&B and Inn in Asia – Baan Malinee Bed and Breakfast, Phuket, Thailand
The average nightly rate of Travellers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels is RM1,214; Bargain is RM302; B&Bs and Inns is RM458; Family is RM786; Luxury is RM1,549; Romance is RM1,181; and Small Hotels is RM998.