A stunning historic former palace near to Machu Picchu has been revealed as the world’s top-rated luxury hotel.
The five-star Palacio Nazarenas, set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco’s main square in Peru, came out on top of nearly 900,000 online hotel reviews.
Boasting 55 suites ‘enriched with oxygen’, the resort and spa is metres from Nazarenas Square, and close to the Inca sites of Machu Picchu, and the Ollantaytambo and Sacsayhuaman fortresses.
Prices start at £328 per night for rooms, and master suites include marble bathrooms, 24-hour butler service, handcrafted ceilings, and an in-room boutique.
A less static form of accommodation scooped second place in the world’s top-rated luxury hotels, with The Northern Belle receiving high praise from online reviewers, according to the ReviewPro Global Review research.
The Thirties-styled, Belmond-owned train offers overnight journeys in the UK, including to Scotland and the Lake District.
One of the greatest pleasures of travel is taking in gorgeous scenery not normally encountered in daily life. The icing on this cake: Staying at a hotel that lets you savor these views even longer.
There are a number of properties around the world universally considered to have drop-dead, beautiful vistas, whether in top urban destinations like Paris or Hong Kong, or in island or mountain getaways like St. Lucia or the Canadian Rockies.
We searched the globe for hotels with more stunning views than the rest, drawing on expert insights from Jack Ezon, president of luxury travel company Ovation Vacations and veteran connoisseur of hotels worldwide.
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The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has named the world’s best hotel in its 15th annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers across the globe.
Aria Hotel in Budapest took out the No.1 spot for 2017.
Opened in early 2015, the luxurious music-themed boutique hotel in Hungary has an average rate of AU$382 (NZ$397) a night according to TripAdvisor.
The former bank houses 49 rooms in a seven-storey neoclassical building, split into four wings inspired by opera, jazz, classical and contemporary music.
Created by famous Library Hotel Collection founder, hotelier Henry Kallan, the hotel features an underground spa, a rooftop bar and a garden courtyard that offers a complimentary cheese and wine reception every afternoon.
Portraits of composers and performers including Beethoven, Frank Sinatra and Claude-Achille Debussy hang on the walls and there are daily live piano performances.