50 World's Top Hotels Across Six Continents

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 07,2021

You may ask how we’ve created this list? We have not just picked it up by accepting the status quo. Neither we’ve placed the grande dames on top of the list nor tried adding any freshness. Every hotel on the list has something in common — they have been cross-compared, tested, rated & tried. In addition to that, these 50 World's Top Hotels have been added to the list based on their extraordinary location, design, services, facilities, seclusion, and the romanticism that they bring into the surrounding. 


And, above all, it is the way that our travelers have felt while staying in these properties and how it has made their holiday exciting. Leisure’s Top 50 World's Best Hotels is a reflection of an exclusive array of classic properties to inviting & intimate inns and sprawling oceanfront hotels. The list has been purely compiled based on our avid travelers' feedback & experiences. Whether you are yearning for an overwater bungalow, penthouse suite, or ski villas for the entire family — our list of Top 50 World's Best Hotels has got you covered!


Welcome to Leisure's guide to the top 50 hotels across the six continents around the globe. Bon Voyage and Happy Trails!



The Ritz-Carlton

Country: Bali



We’ve not picked it up for the status quo it enjoys — in its 100 years of history, the Ritz-Carlton has been recognized several times for representing the gold standard of hospitality. The experience at The Ritz-Carlton is accentuated by its prime location along the beachfront in Nusa Dua. The luxury resort gets every opportunity to celebrate the surrounding. 


With lush gardens, private pools & those picture-perfect views — we were left with no option other than to include this in our exclusive list of Top 50 World's Best Hotels. Our travelers have rated The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Indonesia, high on the list for that beautiful modern interpretation of a classic structure, which is represented by the glass-enclosed wedding chapel. 


Capella Ubud

Country: Bali


Our travelers and the destination experts say that Capella Ubud is one of the best hotels they have stayed in across the globe. It offers a great sense of adventure and that too with luxury. From food to entertainment and the service — everything is just brilliant and beyond expectation. The Capella group is known for having incorporated their mindfulness to make everything perfect & take care of the guests. 


And, most importantly the sense of maintaining the balance between adventure & tranquility is undoubtedly the best thing to enjoy here. Snuggled in the heart of the lush green forest, the Capella Ubud is designed by architect Bill Bensley taking inspiration from the 1800s European settlers. 


The Oberoi

Country: India



Some reasons make the Oberoi hotel one of the most loved hotels by travelers. The hotel provides an ideal mix of convenience, comfort, and value — which makes it the top choice for our valued travelers whenever they are visiting this commercial capital of India. Along with an array of amenities and a romantic setting that it provides to the travelers — The Oberoi Mumbai finds its place in our list of 50 World's Top Hotels.


Most of the popular sites like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Nariman Point, and some other top tourist attractions are located just in the vicinity of the hotel. Our travelers are impressed by the singular experience of being understood, heard & seen. 


Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa

Country: Thailand


Beautifully situated on the banks of the Mae Ping River, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa opens the door to discovery and adventure for travelers coming in from across the globe. Be it the exploration of the Lanna heritage, the mountain hill, tribes, the temple-filled old city, and the artisan villages — the hotel offers convenience. 


Our travelers appreciate the space it offers to delve into the local culture with Muay Thai boxing, cooking class adventures, and healing spa therapies. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa is a work of the 1920s-era which was formerly the British Consulate with rooms built in a way to have surrounded a massive central swimming pool. 


The Sukhothai Bangkok

Country: Thailand



The Sukhothai Bangkok is popularly known for its — five-star accommodations, leisure facilities, world-class dining, spa, and a range of popular venues for meetings & events. Located perfectly on the South Sathorn Road, which is just about a few minutes walk from Lumpini Park, Saladaeng BTS Skytrain station, and the Lumpini MRT Subway station — has always impressed our travelers. 


The hotel is located in the heart of the city that makes access to entertainment attractions, riverside cultural attractions & shopping easy. On top of that, the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airport are just a few miles away. And, even with a huge space accommodating 214 rooms, the hoteliers are so trained to provide an atmosphere of warmth, intimacy & amicability. 


The Oberoi Rajvilas

Country: India


Located on the outskirts of “the pink city” Jaipur, spread over a 32-acres of land — The Oberoi Rajvilas is a one-of-its-kind massive hotel that offers to its guests, the perfect modern amenities wrapped up in the traditional Rajasthani style. In addition to the lovely garden rooms with deep soaking tubs and four-poster beds, there are tent-style accommodations that attract a lot of travelers. 


Our travelers say that — staying at the Oberoi Rajvilas not only makes for a convenient base for the city’s exploration, but the guest can do a lot right there on the property. From gigantic swimming pools to a luxury spa, meditation sessions & cooking classes — it is the place where every travel wants returning, when in Jaipur. There are enough reasons for this luxurious hotel to get its place in our list of the world’s 50 top hotels in the world. 


The Leela Palace 

Country: India



The leisure’s team after close discussion with the destination experts, luxury travel writers & hotel specialists — has placed the Leela Palace New Delhi on this list of 50 world’s top hotels across the six continents. Located aesthetically in the Diplomatic Enclave of the capital city of India, New Delhi, the Leela Palace offers guests an opportunity to experience the perfect blend of the royal Indian culture and Lutyens architecture. 


For it’s pampering spa, free parking, 4 dining options, and much more — it makes for one of the best choices when you are traveling to Delhi. And, most importantly, the hotel is located in the heart of the city at convenient distances from the top tourist attractions of Delhi like the Lotus temple, Connaught Place, Red fort & the popular shopping hubs like Chandani chowk. 


The Oberoi Amarvilas

Country: India


The Oberoi Amarvilas gives you this opportunity to overlook this massive emblem of love, the Taj Mahal, which beautifully escapes the banality of cliché. For over 350 years, this great monument has been amazing for travelers from around the globe. 


The Oberoi Amarvilas is located just at a distance of 600 meters from the Taj Mahal that gets you this opportunity to witness the delicacy of its carved marble inlaid with precious stones, its symmetry, and the true majesty. In addition to that, the lavish interiors, the serenity of the scene, and the elaborate gardens — lets your eyes see the magic.


Hoshinoya Tokyo

Country: Japan



If it could have been possible, we would have awarded a five-star to the hotel Hoshinoya. It is the most quintessentially & unique luxury hotel in Tokyo. It’s a place that gives a high-end makeover to the peaceful simplicity of the Japanese ryokan. 


Right from the moment, you enter this high-end luxurious place — you feel like putting off your shoes and putting in the kimono — and enjoy being pampered with world-class dining, drinking & entertainment experience. Our readers have rated it in the list of 50 world’s top hotels across six continents for its Authentic Japanese omotenashi hospitality.


Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Country: Bali


Sitting amid the tropical gardens and the palm-lined, white-sand beach, the Belmond Jimbaran Puri offers its guests the luxury of staying in spacious Balinese-style villas & cottages that also include indoor/outdoor bathrooms & walled terraces. It features among Leisure.com’s exclusive list of the 50 world’s top hotels for the unique amenities — an outdoor pool, a beach spa, and the three dining options are among a few. 


In addition to that, the Belmond Jimbaran Puri is conveniently located at a few minutes’ drive distance from Kuta and Nusa Dua & the Ngurah Rai International Airport. It features almost everything that belongs to the Modern comforts — a DVD player, a flat-screen TV, private pools, and more. 


The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

Country: Vietnam



Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Reverie Saigon is renowned for its graceful interiors. With its world-class accommodations & services, the hotel, in a true sense raises the bar for 50 world’s top hotels across the six continents. All through space, it spreads in, the Reverie Saigon accommodates 224 rooms and 62 suites — all of which are crafted to perfection with magnificent furnishing. The style of the furnishing ranges from fanciful to sophisticated and whimsically romantic. How can anyone ignore this marvelous beauty — which is not only built with magnificent architecture but also pampers its guests as they want to be pampered. 



Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini

Country: Greece



Canaves Oia Epitome located in Santorini accommodates 24 luxurious pool villas. The hotel was opened in 2018 and the design is inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture. This part of the Canaves Oia Luxury Resorts sits beautifully above the picture-perfect fishing town of Ammoudi. Our luxury travel experts & readers say that — this place is perfect for people who have a darn desire to dip their hearts into the serenity of Santorini. 


Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga

Country: Spain


Located in the heart of the idyllic Spanish Costa del Sol overlooking the warm Mediterranean! It’s located between Sotogrande and Marbella and is probably the last property that offers travelers an opportunity to establish a connection to the place. On top of that, the property is located in one of the upcoming & peaceful areas of the Mediterranean coast in the parts of Casares village. This Andalusian-inspired hotel consists of 67 rooms in the midst of manicured gardens. It is the paddle tennis courts, the four swimming pools, tennis, beach clubs, and a spa — that accentuates the amazement of this picturesque property. 


Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard

Country: London



The Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London offers to its guests perfectly breathtaking views & access to the five-star luxurious amenities. The exquisite restaurant that it features is open to serve cocktails until late. The guest rooms are uniquely designed that provide the most spectacular views of the city. All through the hotel, the Oriental elegance theme has been used. The rooms include a TV, a set of binoculars, a coffee machine, complimentary wi-fi & feature the body-contouring-technology ‘Shangri-La Bed’. All the rooms include feature climate control which is to complement the sun-shielding. Most of our avid travelers have listed Shangri-La Hotel among the 50 world’s top hotels. 


Katikies Santorini

Country: Greece


The Katikies Santorini hotel is specifically known for its surroundings that forges a sense of romance, the leading luxury, warm atmosphere, and unparalleled services. The exceptional setting invites guests to experience luxury, romance, & pure comfort. Travelers at Leisure say that hotel Katikies is among the best in Santorini. The welcoming staff, the master suite with a pool on the caldera, and the hotel, with its location at walking distance from Oia, is nothing more than a land of dreams for the guests. 


Ritz Paris

Country: France



The Ritz hotel welcomes its guests with upscale, 18th-century Parisian design and its top-notch services. While the standard suites accommodate additional spec, the guest rooms or the apartments (as they call them) features — fireplaces, neutral color palettes, and chandeliers.


The Ritz has everything for guests who wish to get a view of the surrounding while in their standard suites each of which is built in a way to honor an individual, a time period, or a Parisian landmark. The hotel has its own cooking school where you can take pastry or gastronomy lessons. 


You can visit the Ritz Club Paris spa if you desire to feel relaxed with a massage or lounge poolside. The property underwent a massive renovation in 2016 and it stands as one of the 50 world’s top hotels.


Hotel Café Royal

Country: London


The Hotel Café Royal combines contemporary design with architectural heritage. Located in the heart of the West End, between Soho and Mayfair with 160 guestrooms and suites — there isn’t a better accommodation than this our luxury travel writers and readers say. The rooms and the suites have been designed in refined styles keeping the contemporary element intact. The Hotel Café Royal also offers to guests the luxury of unwinding and relaxing in bars & restaurants within the property. Not only that, the Oscar Wilde Lounge offers an opportunity to enjoy an award-winning traditional afternoon tea service. There’s much more for your holistic wellbeing and more! 


Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Country: Italy



Located beautifully in the Gulf of Naples in Sorrento, the massive Mediterranean mansion has Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has a lot to make your vacation exhilarating as never before. Throughout the hotel, you’ll love the gorgeous frescos, antique furniture, and facades. It has hosted many of the popular faces including politicians and artists from around the globe since the hotel was built in the 19th century — one of these popular names include Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren. 


Today the property is operated by the fifth generation of the family — and our traveler & luxury travel writers have always appreciated and nominated the hotel into our list of 50 world’s top hotels across the six continents. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is particularly admired for its oceanfront location, the exquisitely built room, and the Michelin-starred restaurant.


Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri

Country: Italy


Located between the sky surrounding Capri and the sea — Hotel Caesar Augustus provides its guests the perfect view. The look and feel of the five-star hotel are no less than your personally owned serene island home. And, one of the best things about the Hotel Caesar Augustus is — the privacy that it gets its guests. 


Located 300 meters above the sea on the cliff edge, the hotel encompasses the perfect view of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples. Much loved by the King Farouk of Egypt, the boutique hotel used to be the summer house of a Russian Prince. The enchanting blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea that overlooks the stunning infinity pool, the wonderful gardens, and the flavors of the restaurant — are something that will bring you back here every time you’ll cross the city.


Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca

Country: Spain



The Belmond La Residencia is magnificently surrounded all through olive, citrus trees, and the verdant Tramuntana mountain range. The hotel welcomes its guests with plenty of exciting amenities included with the services — two outdoor swimming pools, a complimentary boat excursion, an art gallery, an indoor pool and spa, a kids club, a fitness center, tennis courts, and also a shopping boutique. The fine-dining restaurant, El Olivio serves a huge variety of wine along with gourmet Mediterranean cuisines.


The St. Regis Florence

Country: Italy


Spectacularly located in the heart of the beautiful city of Florence, St. Regis is one of the most loved accommodations from where one has convenient access to the timeless attractions of Tuscany. A variety of the top tourist attractions in Florence are located a few minutes away from the hotel — like the iconic Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio’s elegant jewelry shops, and Duomo. St. Regis Florence features 81 elegant guest rooms that are wonderfully decorated in Renaissance styles with prestigious Medici and 19 exquisite suites that feature an assortment of antique artwork. St. Regis Florence finds its place in our exclusive list of 50 world’s top hotels in the world for its design which was created by the famous designer of the Duomo city’s dome, Filippo Brunelleschi in the year 1432. 



Singita Kruger National Park

Country: South Africa



Suspended beautifully above the N’wanetsi River, the glass-walled suites of the Singita lodge offer a magical view of the world-famous Kruger National Park. Sitting dramatically in the cliffside, the cutting edge design wrapped in the contemporary style is so integrated into its wilderness setting to welcome the guest with the breathtaking view. 


The guests also get an opportunity to sleep under the star with the elevated wooden viewing decks of the sophisticated loft-style suites. The hotel guest rooms & suites feature an interactive kitchen, an all-day ‘bar-deli’, multimedia room, espresso bar, and roof terrace. 


Lion Sands Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Country: South Africa


Our travelers have rated Lion Sands Game Reserve one of the 50 world’s top hotels. They say everything and every hotelier at Lion Sands are exceptional. The highest level of customer satisfaction and professionalism — is about any top hotel in the world. 


Lion Sands Game Reserve, which is seated along the banks of the Sabie River, consists of six lodges. For its location, the vicinity of waters offers plentiful opportunities for wildlife exploration. The Great staff, the great safari drives, and the perfect spa centers are some of the great things about this hotel built with a splash of Africa interiors.


Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks

Country: South Africa



Oyster Box that overlooks the Indian Ocean and the Umhlanga Lighthouse include — free Wi-Fi, an award-winning spa, 2 outdoor pools, and many more modern-day amenities. The Gateway Shopping Center located just at a distance of 12minutes away from the hotel gives the freedom of shopping to its guests. 


The rich fabrics & the furnishing fabrics accentuate the charm of the rooms at 5-star Oyster Box. All the rooms are inclusive of tea/coffee making facilities, Mini Bar facilities, satellite TV, and much more. The Ocean Terraces Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean is a heaven for seafood lovers. 


La Residence, Franschhoek

Country: South Africa


The serene setting of La Residence offers luxury accommodation for its guests. Surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas, and vineyards, the hotel includes suites that are embellished cleverly with antiques with modern conveniences. It does not forget to blend in the old-world charm. 


Every suite is air-conditioned and has a minibar and a flat-screen satellite TV. The spa at La Residence offers massages and beauty treatment. In addition to that guests can also enjoy their workout in the fully-equipped fitness center and take a rejuvenating dip in the pool. 


The Silo, Cape Town

Country: South Africa



The Silo Hotel, all surrounded by the natural wonders of the city of Cape Town, towering above the V&A Waterfront is a heaven space for all those traveling to the Mother City of Cape Town. It is the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex where the Silo hotel has been built. It occupies the six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which is a contemporary art museum and is one of the city’s must-see places.


Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Country: South Africa


Singita Ebony Lodge is located amidst the enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River. The lodge offers its guests a modern-day interpretation of classic safaris. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve rooms feature natural fibers, polished wood, and campaign furniture. There are 12 luxurious suites all of which include their own private plunge pools and almost all the external walls are designed with glass and canvas to optimize views and space. Our travelers & experts say that laid back and relaxing dining at the outdoor decks suspended off the river banks — is one of the best things about this world's top hotel.


Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park Area

Country: South Africa



Ideally located in the Ngala Private Game Reserve, the Lodge offers an intimate African wildlife experience for its guests. The tracker teams and expert rangers lead the game drives. The guests get the opportunity for close-up game sightings with sensitive off-road practices. The Ngala Safari Lodge consists of 20 Classic Thatched Cottages that include three Family Cottages that have interleading family suites & rooms. Every cottage exudes nostalgic safari memorabilia with a romantic feed. 


Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Serengeti National Park

Country: Tanzania


Located deep within the Serengeti National Park, the topmost game reserves of Africa — the Safari Lodge is a sanctuary of Four Seasons comfort. Allowing guests to live in the close and intimate surroundings of elephants, leopards & lions — but in a pampered & safer way. There’s also a great opportunity to experience exciting Serengeti game drives and of connecting with the culture & local people of the place. The Safari Lodge Serengeti includes 77 secluded guest rooms, infinity pools & an elegant spa. 


Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Country: Rwanda



Located in the natural amphitheater of an eroded volcanic cone, the Bisate Lodge offers dramatic views of the peak of the Karisimbi, Mikeno, and Bisoke volcanoes. The lodge features six luxurious en-suite rooms, which provide the comfort of experiencing the surrounding rural Rwanda views. The Bisate is located at an easy drive from Park Headquarters, which is the hub for gorilla trek’s departure. The guest can meet the locals & engage in biodiversity conservation efforts. The wildlife lovers have a great opportunity to spot a variety of animal species including — golden monkeys, black-fronted duikers, Egyptian mongoose, servals, and more. 


North America

Nayara Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park

Country: America



The five-star luxury boutique is popularly known for offering its guests ultra-personalized service and premium luxury amenities — and all that at an affordable price. Arenal Nayara is the oasis of serenity where guests feel a profound connection with nature. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by lush green forest, the Nayara Gardens has 50 spacious casitas or bungalows where the guests are pampered with exclusive and ultra-luxurious amenities.


Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende

Country: Mexico


Hotel Amparo located away from the bustling Mercado and the vibrant Jardín — offers its guests the comfort of living in a warm and serene environment during their visit to México. This tucked away peaceful space provides an alternative to the bustling cities. The hotel is conveniently located to some of the top attractions of the city including the Plaza de la Soledad, the Mercado de Artesanias, and the Jardín Principal. 


Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

Country: Canada



The Fogo Island Inn is located on an Island! There are 29 suites & guest rooms that are all equipped with modern-day amenities & contemporary style — have dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the most beautiful ocean of the world and are located just a few feet away from organic natural-fiber dream beds. There are wood-burning fireplace stoves and handmade furniture and quilts in all the rooms. 


Secret Bay, Portsmouth

Country: Dominica


All shrouded in the rainforest, it is the perfect romantic surrounding, the excellent customer service, and the resort's pristine beaches — that attract the attention of the customers. The modern-air conditioned bungalows and the villas of the Secret Bay are all equipped with outdoor showers, kitchens, and the floor-to-ceiling windows are so designed that they provide a perfect view of the surrounding rainforest.


Tensing Pen, Negril

Country: Jamaica



The Tensing Pen is an ultimate destination for all those travelers who are looking out to discover and know about the unique collection of beautiful hand-carved wood and cut stone cottages, where one can enjoy the perfect peacefully secluded vacation. The hotel is located on the West End of Negril in Jamaica. There are obvious reasons we have listed this among the world’s top 50 hotels.


Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, Illinois

Country: United States


With its exceptional dining experience, superb accommodation on Chicago's North Shore — the Deer Path Inn has been setting standards for the hospitality industry. The hotel-style has been inspired by a 15th century English manor house. In the Lake Forest community, the warm stucco walls, and the thick oak beams — have been the landmark for hospitality for over 85 years. The hotel offers its guests an exciting combination of Old World charm, modern-day amenities, and brilliant services.


Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios

Country: Jamaica



The Jamaica Inn has been ranked as one of the world’s top hotels and in the Caribbean for more than 70 years. The small beautiful elegantly designed resort is located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It has 52 suites that are spread over 8 acres of the property, and every suite provides guests with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.


Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa

Country: Mexico


Cala de Mar is located among a rock cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Mexican luxury resort consists of luxury suites with modern-day amenities, a world-class spa, beach wedding locations, private plunge pools, and more. 


Richard Branson’s Resort Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Country: British Overseas Territory



Richard Branson’s Resort offers you an opportunity to see the best of the wonderful work of Sir Richard Branson along with his staff — who are working to protect the environment and the endangered species. Travels say that this is the most remembered highlight of the Virgin Gorda that they have not forgotten in years.


The Mark, New York City

Country: United States of America


Located at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue, the Mark is rated among one of the 50 world's top hotels in the world, the top hotel in the US & the best hotel in New York City. The beautiful 1927 landmark building is the home to The Mark. It is surrounded by the premium splendor of the central park, restaurant, museum, and shops. Not only does it provide the comfort of being in luxury and style, but it also brings you closer to the cultural & social riches of Manhattan.


Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Santa Monica, California

Country: United States of America



Santa Monica Proper Hotel features 271 rooms and suites that are in proximity to the beach. The guests get to enjoy abundant natural light and the ocean breezes. The Santa Monica Proper Hotel was designed by Kelly Wearstler, the L.A.-based superstar. The Surya Spa which is inspired by the East provides customized Ayurvedic programs for mental, physical & spiritual wellness.


Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, Guanacaste

Country: America


From the 21 private villas of the Casa Chameleon Hotel, you get to experience the breathtaking views of the Guanacaste coast. At Sentido Norte, the open-air cliffside restaurant, which gets you the view of the sunset and which overlooks the ocean — you can enjoy eating the farm-to-table and some of the best local cuisines. Staying at Casa Chameleon Hotel, you’ll experience the perfect taste of Costa Rica.


Florblanca Resort, Playa Santa Teresa

Country: America



The accommodations at Florblanca Resort offer absolute luxury and privacy. Surrounded by Pacific ocean views and beautiful gardens, it provides its guests with the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. The villas are equipped with a fitness center, open-air dining, surf, yoga studio, and more. This is the best place for wanderers who are in search of wellness & adventure.


South America

Awasi Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park

Country: Chile



Awasi Patagonia overlooks the pristine lakes of the Torres del Paine National Park and the granite peaks. It includes 14-Villas and every excursion is assigned with a private guide for a tailor-made experience. The chefs at Awasi have the best of the local foods for the guest, which makes it one of the best of your gastronomy journey. 


Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Sacred Valley

Country: Peru


The Tambo del Inka is a collection of Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. For its location in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is the only hotel in Urubamba that has a private train station to Machu Picchu. The luxurious rooms are equipped with all the modern-day amenities including a pool, spa, private balconies with views, and more. The 128 rooms of the hotel look over the Vilcanota, and Andes hotels. We had no reason to include Tambo del Inka in 50 world's top hotels. 


Explora Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley

Country: Peru


Seated amidst the Sacred Valley in Urubamba, the Explora Valle Sagrado is located just at a distance of 41 km from Cusco. The hotel has an all-inclusive program for its guests that include — beverages, meals, transportation, and more. It also offers a choice of guided excursions for its guests — that could include hikes, overland explorations, and bike rides.


Kamalame Cay

Country: Bahamas


Kamalame Cay, the isolated & idyllic oasis of breathtaking natural beauty will have you fall in love with the place. The hotel is located on the northeast coast of Andros and can be accessed only by seaplane or cruise. The family-run private Bahamian island of Kamalame Cay has 20 cottages and villas and also an overwater spa, which is spread across 97 acres.


Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen

Country: Mexico


The Rosewood Mayakoba is located on the Riviera Maya. The luxury resort has spacious suites and has a prime location in the north of the charming seaside village of Playa del Carmen, and south of Cancun. This resort is the rare blend of luxury & serenity, which is surrounded by caressed by warm Caribbean breezes and the emerald jungle. Sense Spa located at 17,000 square feet, offers guests an opportunity to go for locally inspired treatments. There are numerous on-property bars and restaurants. 



COMO The Treasury, Perth

Country: Australia


Located in Perth, which is the newly revitalized historic heart of Australia, the COMO The Treasury has 48 ultra-luxury rooms. The hotel occupies the state-building which dates back to the 19th-century. Two of its restaurants, a bar, and the world­ renowned COMO Shambhala wellness therapies are exclusive to the place. 


Park Hyatt Sydney

Country: Australia



Located magically across the most beautiful harbors of the world, the Park Hyatt offers its guests an amazing personification of contemporary harbourside luxury. The hotel is conveniently located between the iconic Harbour Bridge & Opera House. The highlights of the hotel include — 155 spacious guest rooms and suites that are built with contemporary interiors with open balconies, a day spa, and a 24-hour butler service. The guests are offered with quintessentially Sydney dining experience. Our traveler experts have rated the Park Hyatt Sydney as one of the 50 world’s top hotels.



There are plenty of fancy hotels all over the world — the possibilities are endless. But, how to know about the top hotels across the world and get to experience them — experiences undoubtedly speak. Starting with a clean slate, the team of experts at Leisure.com including the destination experts, luxury travel writers & hotel specialists scoured the six continents across the globe to create the exclusive list of 50 World's Top Hotels and help our readers with every bit of information about these best hotels. We asked our readers and travel experts to weigh in their favorite hotels across the six continents.


Stay at some of the hotels, be it across Asia or Europe is utterly unforgettable — location in the heart of the city, sumptuous food, breathtaking view, and more. You’ll remember & reminisce some of the world’s top hotels for the rest of your life. The response to our survey made us more curious to know — what travelers love, where they want to go, and what kind of accommodation they want. We’ll listen to the echo of your wanderlust until you want to travel. Read on to discover which are the best hotels across the world. Welcome to Leisure.com's repository of information on the best hotels around the world!!

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