Dubai’s Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa has been voted high among the top 25 best hotels in the world for 2015, according to travel website TripAdvisor.
The website’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards are judged on the basis of the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions.
The winners include a wide range of hotels across the world, from opulent, luxury hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs.
“TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travelers has helped us highlight some of the very best hotels from around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
“The list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travellers as they think about their 2015 travel plans.”
While the top spot went to Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Dubai’s Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, was ranked eight on the list, up from the 12th position it occupied last year.
This year, another Dubai-based hotel also featured on the list; Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah ranked 13 among the top 25 hotels in the world.
TOP 10 Hotels For 2015
1. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Location: Lankanfushi, North Male Atoll, Kaafu Atoll
2. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
Location: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
3. Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
4. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace
Location: Budapest, Hungary
5. Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Location: Cusco, Peru
6. Cocoa Island by COMO
Location: Cocoa Island, South Male Atoll, Kaafu Atoll
7. Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof
Location: Tux, Austria
8. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Location: Murqquab, United Arab Emirates
9. Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus
Location: Gramado, Brazil
10. Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Location: Urubamba, Peru