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The Top 25 Hotels In The World – And One Is Bookable With Points!

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Written by Charlie

TripAdvisor released their list of the top 25 hotels in the world. Find out what they are and which one is bookable for free with points! Also, find out the locations and prices.

Yesterday, TripAdvisor released their list of the top 25 hotels in the world. It is quite a list and shows some incredible hotels! Many times, lists like this have hotels on them that are just unattainable by most of us due to the cost of accommodation and/or accessibility. This time, one of the top 25 hotels in the world is actually bookable with points – and for a short time, at a discount!

The Top 25 Hotels In The World

top 25 hotels in the world

Umaid Bhawan Palace; Jodhpur – November 2014 | from hotel website

To see the list and photos, check out TripAdvisor’s complete list here. Here is the basic list as well as prices for random dates:

  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur – Jodhpur, India (yes, a real palace!) $400
  2. Shinta Mani Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia $150
  3. Bellevue Syrene – Sorrento, Italy $430
  4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam $70
  5. Achtis Hotel – Afitos, Greece $65
  6. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – Great Milton, United Kingdom $1,100
  7. Mirihi Island Resort – Mirihi, Maldives $950
  8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba – Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba $330
  9. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa – Lance aux Epines, Grenada $475
  10. Hotel Ritta Hoppner – Gramado, Brazil $95
  11. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives – Lankanfushi, Maldives $1,800
  12. Canaves Oia Hotel – Oia, Greece $800
  13. Orange County Resorts Kabini – Nagarhole National Park, India $411
  14. Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus – Gramado, Brazil $150
  15. The Milestone Hotel – London, United Kingdom $320
  16. Tokoriki Island Resort – Tokoriki Island, Fiji $450
  17. Casa Gangotena – Quito, Ecuador $450
  18. The Singular Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile $240
  19. The Omnia – Zermatt, Switzerland
  20. J.K. Place Roma – Rome, Italy $420
  21. Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine – Sardon de Duero, Spain $470
  22. The Sherry-Netherland Hotel – New York, NY $430
  23. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica $320
  24. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa – Murqquab, UAE $950
  25. Baraza Resort & Spa – Bwejuu, Tanzania $900


Of the 25 hotels, only one is located in the US and of course it is in New York City. Some of the hotels on the list can be had for under $150 but those are in locations where $150 on hotels could go quite a way as well. But, still something to consider.

Beach destinations are popular with two of the hotels being in the Maldives and some other islands represented as well. Beaches are always an image of relaxation so that is not a big surprise.

The Hotel With Points – Al Maha

The hotel that you can stay at with points is number 24, the Al Maha in the UAE. It is a resort hotel that is part of SPG’s Luxury Collection and costs 60,000 Starpoints per night!

However, it is currently a part of SPG’s Paradise Just Closer redemption sale. That sale has 7 luxury SPG properties available for 35% less points than they would normally be. That means, until March 8, you can stay at the Al Maha for 39,000 points per night. It is still a big number, but it is definitely a good deal from the normal price. Not only that, but if you stay for 5 nights, you only pay for 4 so that brings down the price even more.

Have you ever stayed at one of these hotels? What hotels that you have stayed at do you think would be a good candidate for this list?

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • My wife and I stayed at Nayara (23) a few years ago. We got a 3 night package that was buy 2 get 1 free, but it was still a splurge. The hotel was absolutely amazing. Beautiful grounds, spectacular room, and wonderful service. I would love to visit again.