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Tripadvisor Reveals the Best Hotels on the Planet for 2022
Travellers’ Choice Awards showcase “suite” stays in 11 subcategories Capella Singapore ranked No. 1 Best Hotel in Singapore and in Luxury category

SINGAPORE, May 10, 2022 – Today, Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, announced the winners of its highly-anticipated annual Travellers’ Choice® Awards for Hotels. Following the early 2022 releases of the Best of the Best Destinations and Beaches, this latest community-powered ranking reveals the most-loved hotels around the world, just in time for a busy summer travel season. 


Now in the 20th year of the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels, Tripadvisor is honoured to continue to serve in its role as the most trusted travel guidance platform in the world for two decades and counting, and grateful for its community of travellers all over the world who continue to share their authentic feedback to help future travellers plan and book their own trips. 


The 2022 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over the 12-month period from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. With millions of hotels around the world listed on Tripadvisor, only the cream of the crop - less than 1% - are awarded as the Best of the Best. 


Despite another year of ups and downs, people still vacationed around the world, embracing a post-pandemic travel renaissance spurred by high vaccination rates. From returning to their favourite, trusted hotel, to adventurous journeys to new resorts across the world, people found ways to prioritise travel, and returned the favour by leaving reviews of their stay. The Travellers’ Choice Awards recognize the hotels they loved most.  


The 2022 awards include 11 subcategories of accomodations, including three brand new ones: Out of the Ordinary Hotels, Hotels on the Water, and Mountain Resorts & Lodges. These subcategories are based on a variety of different factors - from hotel-type to location and even age of the property - to better customise travel planning for our variety of different travellers. 


“We know there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to travel planning. Some travellers are looking for unique stays - ranging from cave hotels to overwater bungalows - while others are looking for a quaint B&B,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer, Tripadvisor. “No matter what type of trip you are looking for, this year's Travellers’ Choice Awards - with winners spanning six continents and 90 countries - showcase the top recommendations from other travellers.”


The No. 1 Top Hotel in the entire world for 2022 is Tulemar Bungalows & Villas in Costa Rica. This jungle resort is perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Consistently ranking in the Best of the Best Awards, Tulemar is frequently called an “amazing stay in paradise” by its guests.  


Topping the Singapore list is Capella Singapore ranking No. 1 for 2022. This hotel is no stranger to the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. An ultra-luxury resort situated on Sentosa Island, Capella Singapore transports guests into a setting of ultimate peace and tranquillity. Guests can enjoy its onsite, award-winning Auriga spa, three restaurants, as well as the beautiful landscape overlooking the South China Sea. 


Singapore also made strong appearances in the Romance category, with one Singaporean property ranking among the top 20 best in Asia - Villa Samadhi Singapore


In the wider Asian region, Bali hit the jackpot with one Balinese resort making it to the World’s top hotels list and three Balinese properties ranking within the top 10 best in Asia (Padma Resort Ubud, The Royal Purnama and Viceroy Bali). On the Hottest New Hotels list, Adiwana Suweta, located in Bali as well, took the top spot worldwide. 


Top 10 Hotels in the World for 2022

  1. Tulemar Bungalows & Villas - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

  2. Hotel Colline de France - Gramado, Brazil

  3. Ikos Aria - Kefalos, Greece

  4. Romance Istanbul Hotel - Istanbul, Turkey

  5. THE OMNIA - Zermatt, Switzerland

  6. Kayakapi Premium Caves - Cappadocia - Urgup, Turkey

  7. Six Senses Laamu - Olhuveli Island, Maldives

  8. Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort - Hopkins, Belize

  9. Padma Resort Ubud - Bali, Indonesia

  10. BLESS Hotel Madrid - Madrid, Spain


Top 10 Hotels in Asia for 2022

  1. Six Senses Laamu - Olhuveli Island, Maldives

  2. Padma Resort Ubud - Bali, Indonesia

  3. Pimalai Resort and Spa - Ko Lanta, Thailand

  4. Lotte Hotel Hanoi - Hanoi, Vietnam

  5. COMO Cocoa Island - Cocoa Island, Maldives

  6. Sukhumvit Park, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments - Bangkok, Thailand

  7. The Royal Purnama - Bali, Indonesia

  8. Jaya House River Park - Siem Reap, Cambodia

  9. LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL Executive Tower - Seoul, South Korea

  10. Viceroy Bali - Bali, Indonesia


Top 10 Hotels in Singapore for 2022

  1. Capella Singapore

  2. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality

  3. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

  4. Quincy Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality

  5. Regent Singapore

  6. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

  7. InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay

  8. Raffles Hotel Singapore

  9. Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

  10. Resorts World Sentosa - Crockfords Tower


Hottest New Hotels: The latest and greatest hotels travellers tried this year. See all the winners here

  • Adiwana Suweta in Bali takes the cake as the best new hotel on the planet for 2022. The resort faces lush green jungle and overlooks towering tropical trees. In a year of intense stress and uncertainty, Adiwana has been the relaxing paradise travellers needed. 


Mountain Resorts & Lodges (NEW for 2022): The perfect places to escape in the mountains. See all the winners here


Hotels on the Water (NEW for 2022): It’s all about those waterfront views—and the (very short) distance between your bed and the beach. See all the winners here

  • Ikos Aria in Greece is the No. 1 Hotel on the Water for 2022. Basking in the enticing sunshine on the southwest coast of Kos island, Ikos Aria offers a compelling mix of contemporary style and traditional hospitality. 

  • Representing Asia and coming in a close second on the World list is Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. Pimalai Resort and Spa in Thailand is ranked No. 4, COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives ranked No. 6 and The Royal Purnama in Indonesia came in at No. 10 on the global list. 


Out of the Ordinary Hotels (NEW for 2022): If you’re looking for a stay to remember, these unique spots are sure to wow. See all the winners here

  • A unique year has prompted travellers to seek out unique stays. This brand new list for 2022 spotlights their favourite unusual and weird-looking properties, from cave hotels to jungle treehouses to yurts and everything in between. The No 1. Out of the Ordinary Hotel is Kayakapi Premium Caves - Cappadocia in Turkey. This is a once in a lifetime experience to stay in rooms built within a maze of caves. Add to that the view of the city of Ürgüp and Göreme National Park outside and you’ve got the perfect setup for a lust-worthy Instagram. 

  • Ayada Maldives also made it on this inaugural list, coming in at No. 6. The stunning luxury private island resort offers a truly luxurious retreat with a genuine Maldivian style. Set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the country - just a few kilometres from the equator - the traditional thatched-roof water-villas stand on stilts over the resort's peaceful lagoon, while beach villas offer absolute privacy amid tropical greenery alongside powder-soft palm-lined white beaches.


Luxury Hotels: Five-star stays, grand getaways, and above-and-beyond service—it doesn’t get any better than this. See all the winners here

  • Greece’s Ikos Aria tops the Luxury list as well. It’s not just the location that travellers love; this five-star hotel has guests raving about the deluxe services and best-in-class service. 

  • In Singapore, on top of winning the title of Singapore’s Best Hotel overall, Capella Singapore is also ranked No. 1 Luxury Hotel for 2022. They are closely followed by The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore ranked No. 2 and Regent Singapore ranked No. 3. 


B&Bs and Inns: All the quaint and cosy vibes you could ever need. See all the winners here

  • The Toulson Court in Scarborough, United Kingdom is the No1. B&B in the world for the second year in a row. Lauded by guests for being their “home away from home,” The Toulson is a quintessential bed and breakfast with warm and welcoming hosts. 

  • This year, only one property made it to the global winners list. Sun Moon Inn in Yuchi, Taiwan is the No. 1 B&B in Asia and No. 22 in the World. 


Small Stays: Boutique hotels that make a big impression. See all the winners here

  • The No. 1 Small Hotel in the world for 2022 is White House Hotel Istanbul. On top of its prime location to explore Istanbul’s endless sites, The White House Hotel has a stunning rooftop terrace where guests enjoy breakfast with a view. 

  • This year, the Taj Nadesar Palace Varanasi in Varanasi, India is ranked as the No. 1 Small Hotel in Asia for 2022. 


Family-Friendly Hotels: Parent-loved, kid-approved hotels for your next family vacay. See all the winners here

  • Alpino Baby Family Hotel in Andalo, Italy is the No. 1 Family-Friendly Hotel in the world for 2022. Find fun for the kids and relaxation for parents. This hotel has large equipped play areas, a water park, entertainment and daily assistance even for babies. 

  • In Asia, the Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort in Megamendung, Indonesia is crowned best for families this year. It also ranks No. 4 in the World. A place of extraordinary beauty in West Java designed with serenity in mind. For a weekend break, or a family holiday in an environment that puts minds at ease.


Most Romantic Hotels: Dreamy stays that couples love. See all the winners here

  • When it comes to romance, you can find it at Hotel Valle D’Incanto, literally translating to “enchanting hotel.” This Italian-inspired stay in Gramado, Brazil  is the No. 1 Most Romantic in the world for 2022. From honeymoons to anniversary trips, you’re in for charm, romanticism and exclusivity.

  • Club Med Finolhu Villas - Maldives is the No. 1 Romantic Hotel in Asia for 2022 and also bagged a spot on the World list, coming in at No. 13. 


All-Inclusive Resorts: Resorts that have thought of everything so you don’t have to. See all the winners here

  • Ikos Aria in Greece takes its third No. 1 in the world ranking for 2022 as the best All-Inclusive Resort (along with Hotels on the Water, Luxury Hotels). Beyond the dreamy views and lux amenities, Ikos Aria stands out for its impeccable service - guests barely have to lift a finger.    

  • Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa takes the top spot in Asia this year in the All-inclusive category. It also ranked No. 4 in the World. 


To see all the 2022 winners in 11 subcategories, visit



Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings specific to each subcategory posted on Tripadvisor over the 12-month period from January 1, 2021  through December 31, 2021.


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