TripAdvisor Announces Worlds Best Accommodations For 2014

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the winners of its 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards for hotels, including Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of NSW, which has been named the Top Hotel in Australia.

In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified 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, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“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.”

Joost Heymeijer, General Manager for Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, said:

“We’re very pleased to receive this highly sought after accolade for the second year running, and honoured to be recognised by our guests who took the time to share their feedback on TripAdvisor. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is a very special place where we combine absolute luxury with an equally strong focus on sustainability. Our commitment to operating as a carbon-neutral resort and our ongoing conservation efforts, together with our unique blend of native Australian wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, seclusion, heritage, and outstanding local food and wine has clearly resonated with Australian and international visitors alike. We look forward to welcoming guests in 2014, which is shaping up to be a big year for the resort with numerous special events taking place.”

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. Australia featured 118 award winners.

Top 10 Hotels in the World:                                                        

  1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland
  2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China
  3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives
  4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
  6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
  7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece
  8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico
  9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Top 10 Hotels in Australia:

  1. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort, Blue Mountains, NSW 
  2. Xanadu Holiday Resort, Main Beach, QLD 
  3. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Cairns, QLD 
  4. Summit Apartments, Airlie Beach, QLD 
  5. Grange Resort, Hervey Bay, QLD 
  6. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village, Ashmore, QLD 
  7. Qualia Resort, Hamilton Island, QLD  
  8. Paradise Links Resort, Port Douglas, QLD 
  9. Oaks on William, Melbourne, VIC 
  10. Park Hyatt, Sydney, NSW