The best hotels in the world

Last updated 14:05 23/01/2014

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The best hotels in the world have been named by TripAdvisor, with Switzerland's historic five-star Grand Hotel Kronenhof taking the coveted No. 1 position in the annual Travellers' Choice Awards ahead of Hong Kong's small luxury boutique property The Upper House, and the over-water bungalows of Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives.

The 12th annual awards also named the best hotels in New Zealand with the Milbrook Resort in Queenstown taking the top place, followed by the Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa and The George in Christchurch.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site. The awards were determined on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the world.

Top 10 hotels in the world

1. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina, Switzerland

2. The Upper House, Hong Kong, China

3. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives

4. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

5. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India

6. Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

7. Lindos Blu, Lindos, Greece

8. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita, Mexico

9. The Oberoi, Mumbai, Mumbai, India

10. Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Top 10 Hotels in New Zealand:

1. Millbrook Resort, Queenstown 

2. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, Queenstown

3. The George, Christchurch

4. Glebe Apartments, Queenstown

5. The Rees Hotel Luxury & Apartments, Queenstown

6. Regal Palms 5 Star City Resort, Rotorua

7. Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

8. The Langham Auckland, Auckland Central

9. Commodore Motel, Dunedin

10. The Nautilus, Napier

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