The best hotels in Australia and the world revealed

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After almost three years of putting our passports away, travel is back.

To celebrate in style, Tripadvisor has released a list of the world's best hotels.

The 2022 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards are based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings.

Their list of the world's best hotels includes something for everyone - wherever you're travelling and whatever your budget.

An image of a lounge room in the Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica, showing a view of the rainforest. The room has comfortable rattan chairs and lounge suites.
An image of a lounge room in the Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica, showing a view of the rainforest. The room has comfortable rattan chairs and lounge suites.

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Best hotel in the world: Tulemar Bungalows & Villas, Costa Rica

Part of the premier resort development in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio, these amazing bungalows overlook the Pacific Ocean, but are nestled in 33 acres of jungle.

You'll spot native animals around the resort and the service is second to none.

A truly amazing place to rest your head.

Best hotel in Australia: Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills

This stunning hotel is in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region, and sits at the top of a 30-acre estate.

It was built in 1852, but now boasts the esteemed fine diner Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, as well as a day spa, and modern bedrooms.

If you want luxury, this is it.

Runner ups in the category include Treasury on Collins in Melbourne, and Dubbo's cool Orana Motel.

An early evening view of Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills showing an historic stone building against a dramatic sky, with mature trees and gardens in the foreground.
An early evening view of Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills showing an historic stone building against a dramatic sky, with mature trees and gardens in the foreground.

Best hotel in the South Pacific: Runner Up: Castaway Island, Fiji

Mount Lofty House took out the top spot in this category too, but was closely followed by the luxury Fijian Island, Castaway.

It's Fiji's most popular island resort for a reason; its 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation and are surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs.

Paradise.

a view over the pool at Castaway Island, Fiji, with umbrellas and palm trees against a blue sky
a view over the pool at Castaway Island, Fiji, with umbrellas and palm trees against a blue sky

Best B&B: The Toulson Court, Scarborough, UK

Guests can't get enough of the stylish rooms and warm, welcoming hosts at this quintessential bed and breakfast in the north of England.

The Sunshine Coast's Blue Summit Cottages also made the shortlist.

Enjoy the unique, natural, beautiful and tranquil views from your private deck, and order wine and cheese platters to be delivered to your room.

View of a bedroom and curtains styled in red, white and brown at The Toulson Court, Scarborough, UK
View of a bedroom and curtains styled in red, white and brown at The Toulson Court, Scarborough, UK

Best hotel on the Water: Ikos Aria, Kefalos, Greece

Immaculate rooms that step out on a wide sandy beach?

Yes please.

This beautiful hotel is a once in a lifetime trip - you can roll out of bed in to crystal clear seas, and eat some of the best food around Greece.

Seriously special.

a view over the swimming pool and sea from a white bedroom at Ikos Aria, Kefalos, Greece
a view over the swimming pool and sea from a white bedroom at Ikos Aria, Kefalos, Greece

Best boutique hotel: White House Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Good things come in small packages, and White House Hotel is proof.

Located in central Istanbul and within walking distance of sights such as the Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar, the rooms are traditionally Turkish.

There's a great rooftop terrace, and excellent breakfast options too.

An Aussie small hotel made the list too; The Falls Montville on the Sunshine Coast is made up of secluded Rainforest Spa Cottages and a six-bedroom manor house.

Think bubbling spas, roaring log fires and hearty country breakfasts.

a view of a courtyard for diners at the White House Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey as two people eat overlooking the city, with potted plants and umbrellas.
a view of a courtyard for diners at the White House Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey as two people eat overlooking the city, with potted plants and umbrellas.

Best family-friendly hotel: Alpino Baby Family Hotel, Andalo, Italy

Italians are known for their family-friendly approach to everything, and this hotel is no exception.

There are several huge play areas, a special children's menu, several kids clubs, and staff that love being around little ones.

It's in the middle of the mountains, so is great for skiing in winter, or walking and exploring in summer.

Cocos Beach Bungalows in Broome, Western Australia also got a mention for their luxurious bungalows that are great for family fun.

A view out of the mountains from a wooden themed children's playground at the Best family friendly hotel: Alpino Baby Family Hotel, Andalo, Italy
Best family friendly hotel: Alpino Baby Family Hotel, Andalo, Italy. Photo: Tripadvisor

Most Romantic Hotels: Hotel Valle D’Incanto, Gramado, Brazil

A favourite for weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries, this gorgeous hotel oozes charm.

The staff are discreet but attentive, giving it the tag of one of the most exclusive hotels around.

a night view of the historic stone Hotel Valle D’Incanto, Gramado, Brazil, with its gardens and flags.
a night view of the historic stone Hotel Valle D’Incanto, Gramado, Brazil, with its gardens and flags.

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