It’s no small feat, says TripAdvisor, with only 16 inductees of the 1.1 million hotels listed inaugurating the group.
The odds of winning a Travellers’ Choice Award are already slim, with less than 1 per cent of hotels in the network to receive an award.
Winners are determined based on the reviews and opinions collected from TripAdvisor travellers around the world within a single year.
Europe and Asia tied for having the greatest number of inductees with four properties each, followed by South America (3), North America and the Caribbean (2), Central America (1) and the Pacific (1).
Inductees have won an award for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017.
And not are all luxury properties out of the average traveller’s reach.
The average room rate at The Tegal Sari in Bali, Indonesia clocks in at US$74. Guests fall asleep to the lullaby sounds of rice stalks rustling in the wind in a Bali setting characterised by palm trees and lush greenery.
Likewise the average room rate at the Hotel Torre Dorada in Cusco, Peru, gateway to Machu Puchu, is US$87. Guests praised the cheerful rooms and family-style welcome and value for price.
Here are the 16 inductees that have consistently drawn top reviews over the last 10 years:
- Anastasis Apartment – Santorini, Greece – Average rate of US$461 per night.
- Arcadia Residence – Prague, Czech Republic – Average rate of US$119 per night.
- Auberge Saint-Antoine – Quebec City, Canada – Average rate of US$256 per night.
- East Winds – Gros Islet, St. Lucia – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of US$712 per night.
- Tegal Sari – Bali, Indonesia – Average rate of US$74 per night.
- Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Average rate of US$539 per night.
- Golden Well Hotel – Prague, Czech Republic – Average rate of US$285 per night.
- Hotel Casa do Amarelindo – Salvador, Brazil – Average rate of US$161 per night.
- Hotel Torre Dorada – Cusco, Peru – Average rate of US$87 per night.
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso – Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Average rate of US$617 per night.
- Jamaica Inn – Ocho Ricos, Jamaica – Average rate of US$379 per night.
- Layana Resort and Spa – Ko Lanta, Thailand – Average rate of US$249 per night.
- Los Altos de Eros – Tamarindo, Costa Rica – Average rate of US$320 per night.
- Nukubati Private Island – Vanua Levu, Fiji – Average rate of US$783 per night.
- The Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India – Average rate of US$715 per night.
- Rudding Park Hotel – Follifoot, United Kingdom – Average rate of US$235 per night.