Queensland and Victoria come out on top as releases world’s best-reviewed hotels 2015

This list represents a ranking of the world’s best-reviewed hotels, reflecting direct customer feedback on

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 traveler who booked a stay at that hotel on

There were four Australian properties that made the list in the following order:

1. Xanadu Main Beach Resort, Gold Coast

2. Quay West Suites Melbourne, Melbourne

3. Hotel Lindrum Melbourne – MGallery Collection, Melbourne

4. Mantra Boathouse Apartments, Airlie Beach

Meanwhile, the Grange Boutique B&B and Motel in Christchurch was the highest ranking New Zealand property.

“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,” said Expedia in a statement.

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 accounting 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, Croatia
  • Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel, Costa Rica
  • Woolleys Classic Suites, United States
  • Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex, Japan
  • B+B Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Hotel Panorama, Italy
  • Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa, Thailand
  • Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa, Japan
  • Best Western Premier Weinebrugge, Belgium

“The simple fact is, every traveler is looking for value out of their hotel experience,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager,

“Value can be defined in many ways by different people. But when you aggregate that feedback, you come away with a list of hotels that simply do it right, day in and day out. For Expedia, when we share a summary of real reviews penned by real hotel customers, we are giving travelers the data they need to make booking decisions.”


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