Expedia.com®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites*, has released the Australian results of the Expedia® 2015 Insiders’ Select® rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels.
This list represents a ranking of the world’s best-reviewed hotels, reflecting direct customer feedback on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. The 2015 list names four Australian properties among 650 exclusive properties as Insiders’ Select winning hotels from among bookable properties available on Expedia, Inc. websites worldwide. Insiders’ Select is now in its eighth year.
The 2015 class of Insiders’ Select hotels reflects more than two million customer Verified Reviews. Verified Reviews have been confirmed by Expedia as linked to a traveller who booked a stay at that hotel on Expedia websites around the world. The winning hotels were called out as those that consistently deliver value, in the form of competitive pricing, pristine amenities and superior customer service, and by maintaining a minimum guest review score of 4.7 out of 5.
The top-ranked Australian property to make the list was the 4.5-star Xanadu Main Beach Resort on the Gold Coast. The Quay West Suitesand Hotel Lindrum in Melbourne also made the list. The final Australian property to be recognised was the Mantra Boathouse Apartmentsat Airlie Beach in The Whitsundays.
Kelly Cull, Expedia.com.au Travel Expert, said: “It’s encouraging to see four Australian hotels recognised by the global Expedia community as world-class, delivering an outstanding guest experience time and time again.”
“By aggregating feedback from millions of customers, we are able to give our customers information they need to make planning and booking their holidays easier.”
This year’s list of top 10 hotels features an array of global destinations, from Bermuda to Italy to Japan. The picturesque Royal Palm Hotel, a 4-star property in Bermuda, tops the list, followed by Calenga Apartments in gorgeous Dubrovnik, Croatia. US hotels account for 50% of the top list of 650 properties, up from 37% in 2014.
The top 10 hotels in the 2015 Insiders’ Select list are:
- Royal Palms Hotel, Bermuda
- Calenga Apartments, Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel, Costa Rica
- Woolleys Classic Suites, Denver, United States
- Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex, Sapporo, Japan
- B+B Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Hotel Panorama, Olbia, Italy
- Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Koh Phangan, Thailand
- Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa, Motobu, Japan
- Best Western Premier Weinebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
Visitors to Expedia.com can find Insiders’ Select-designated properties by visiting http://www.expedia.com/insidersselect. These hotels will also feature an Expedia Insiders’ Select badge on their hotel description page.