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TripAdvisor Recognises The World’s Top Hotels With The 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards
Tulemar’s Bungalows and Villas in Costa Rica is #1 in the World; The Fullerton Bay Hotel #1 in Singapore

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its 2019 Travellers’ Choice® awards for Hotels.

Topping the world list was the Costa Rican beachfront resort of Tulemar’s Bungalows and Villas whilst Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia was the Asia #1.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore took the top honour locally. 

“TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels highlights some of the world’s best accommodation, based on the millions of reviews and opinions by our global community of travellers.  Travellers looking for some inspiration in 2019 can look to these award-winning hotels and know that their stay will be one with remarkable service, value and quality, all hallmarks of a Travellers’ Choice winner,” said Ms. Janice Lee Fang, communications director for Asia Pacific, TripAdvisor.

Cavaliere Giovanni Viterale, General Manager, The Fullerton Heritage, said, “We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition from TripAdvisor and would like to thank our guests and fans from around the world for their continued support for our brand. The positive reviews on TripAdvisor are testament to the dedication of my colleagues’ efforts in engaging each and every guest with true enthusiasm. Since its inception in 2010, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore has formed the backdrop to countless stories and experiences for our guests. From the historic—including the visits of formidable world leaders to The Clifford Pier –--to the new experiences being created every day, the hotel continue to be the setting for freshly minted memories. Knowing no two visits are the same, we respond to every stay with fresh approaches; creating experiences that seeks to delight our guests, time and again.”


Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in Asia:

(Excerpts in quotes below are from TripAdvisor reviewers)

  1. Viroth's Hotel – Siem Reap, Cambodia 

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$205 per night

Located close to the bustling shopping and dining precinct of Wat Bo, Viroth’s Hotel exudes “retro chic” with its 1950s décor – think “crisp white walls, bright cushions and azure diamond tiled hallways”. TripAdvisor reviewers love the “spacious rooms”, the vintage Mercedes and Rolls Royce for airport transfers and most of all, the “world class service”. Guests seeking relief from the tropical heat can make a beeline for shaded hotel bar or the salt water pool.

  1. Kenting Amanda Hotel – Taiwan  

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$285 per night

For a touch of Morocco in Taiwan, look no further than the boutique Amanda Hotel on the south western coast. Travellers love the hotel’s “spacious rooms”, “warm-hearted service” and its proximity to the beach and the Kenting night market. Make the trip even more memorable by dressing up in the Moroccan-style costumes provided and pose for some Insta-worthy shots.

  1. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$210 per night

Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa is centrally located in the heart of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. From addressing guests by name to remembering their preferences, expect “exceptional service” with staff who go the extra mile to ensure a memorable stay. The duplex room is highly recommended for its spaciousness, value for money, and a “great rooftop view of the Old Quarter”.

  1. Golden Temple Retreat – Siem Reap, Cambodia

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$169 per night

The Golden Temple Retreat is described by travellers as the “perfect boutique hotel” and it is easy to see why with its “impeccable” service, large clean rooms and extras such as free massages and a bedtime story during turndown service. Situated close to bars and night markets, the hotel would also happily pack a takeaway breakfast for those catching the sunrise at the Angkor Wat. This is a hotel in Siem Reap that travellers “can’t recommend enough”.

  1. The Oberoi Rajvilas – Jaipur, India

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$1,003 per night

The 54-room Oberoi Rajvilas is spread over 32 acres of “landscaped gardens filled with exotic birdlife” and dotted with pavilions and reflection pools. The hotel is “a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity” as it surrounds a 350-year old Shiva temple where guests can partake in Hindu rituals with a priest, meditation and morning yoga. Travellers sing praises for the warm and attentive hospitality service provided by General Manager Abhishek Sharma and his team.

  1. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve – Ubud, Indonesia

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$1,103 per night

The Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is hailed as “a little piece of heaven” and located in tranquil Ubud, overlooking the Ayung river and rice terraces. The hotel has luxurious villas and suites and guests can enjoy signature wellness programmes and treatments at the award-winning spa, yoga classes at a river-front studio and unique dining experiences within the hotel grounds, either by the river or among the rice paddies.

  1. O’Gallery Premier Hotel and Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$151 per night

The O’Gallery hotel is a charming property located in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and within minutes’ walk of cafes, shops and night markets. Travellers are most impressed by the “excellent service”, colonial style rooms and the daily breakfast. The hotel spa and its version of the local Vietnamese coffee are not to be missed.

  1. AYADA Maldives – Maldives

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$1,419 per night

Described as “heavenly”, the AYADA Maldives is ideal for honeymoon and family trips alike. Its well-appointed ocean villas are luxurious, offer complete privacy and come with the services of a private butler. Spend the day snorkelling and exploring the resort’s private house reef or take a traditional Maldivian wooden boat and try your hand at traditional Maldivian fishing. Travellers love the room service and the floating tray breakfast is a must.

  1. Hanoi Marvellous Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$112 per night

With its central location in the Old Quarter, large clean rooms and “fantastic” staff, travellers call this hotel “a home away from home”. Staff have a knack for remembering guests’ names and always have a smile at the ready. Reviewers recommend the complimentary breakfast with must-tries including the pho, chocolate and banana crepes and Vietnamese coffee.

  1. Milaidhoo Island Maldives – Maldives

TripAdvisor average annual pricing from S$3,174 per night

Get ready for an “out of the world” experience at the Miladhooo Island Maldives, with its “spectacular” overwater villas, heated infinity pool with direct ocean access and most of all, the exceptional service. With a staff-to-guest ratio of 3:1, travellers appreciate how no request is too difficult and how the staff are able to anticipate almost every guest need.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in Singapore:

  1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$768 per night
  2. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$498 per night
  3. AMOY by Far East Hospitality
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$355 per night
  4. The Quincy Hotel by Far East Hospitality
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$323 per night
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$631 per night
  6. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$450 per night
  7. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$468 per night
  8. InterContinental Singapore
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$399 per night
  9. One Farrer Hotel & Spa
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$298 per night
  10. Wangz Hotel
    • Average annual TripAdvisor pricing from S$243 per night

In the 17th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has recognised 7,812 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide in the categories of Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Best Service, B&Bs and Inns, Romance, Family and All-Inclusive. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable quality, service and value.

For the complete list of Travellers’ Choice Hotel award-winners for 2019, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveller photos, visit: Travellers can also follow the conversation on social media at #TravellersChoice.



Average nightly hotel rates for all award categories based on prices available on TripAdvisor from January – December 2018.

All prices have been converted from US Dollars to Singapore Dollars via on January 15, 2019.