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A newly released report ranks the top 100 hotels in the world.
The annual report by Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate hotels based on the grounds, location, service, food and overall value.
Here are the top destinations that made the cut.
In first place is The Leela Palace Udaipur, on Lake Pichola in India. This hotel has 72 rooms and eight butler-serviced suites that are “ideal for honeymoons or special celebrations.” Guests called this hotel “service-oriented” and excelling in “glamour and romance.”
The hotel staff is experienced in organizing excursions into the area and reserving passes for museums. The hotel also has lagoon pools and cabanas ideal for lounging. The Leela Palace is perfect for a glamorous escape to India.
Travel + Leisure readers gave the hotel an overall score of 98.89.
A Wyoming hotel, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, ranked No. 2.
Located in Saratoga, Wyoming this all-inclusive ranch resort is the perfect Western adventure.
The resort sprawls over 30,000 acres of ranch land, featuring 3 miles of camping river access, 45 miles of wilderness and 50 miles of hiking trails.
Featuring three different resorts spanning from a lodge and spa, a Châteauxand a hunting campground — this resort has a wilderness experience for the hands-on hunter and the relaxed retreat.
Brush Creek Ranch also features a vineyard experience, ranch yoga and various fishing and hunting activities.
It totaled a score of 98.67.
In third place is the Singita Sabi Sand, Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. This game reserve tailors experiences to include guided safari walks, open-range spas and game drives.
The resort is all inclusive — including drinks and Land Rovers in the price of a night’s stay.
For No. 4, the Cape Kidnappers hotel in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand is the epitome of a rustic-chic vacation.
With a totaled score of 98.57 attractions such as shepherding, horseback riding and helicopter fishing — yeah, that — this seems to be the ultimate posh garden getaway.
This exclusive hill-top hotel features cottage lodging and unique experiences.
Gibb’s Farm in Tanzania has some of that same charm.
It ranked fifth on the list.
Featuring a farmhouse and loads of East African culture, this luxurious inn provides patrons with an authentic safari retreat.
Candlelit dinners and window-front tubs are just some of the pampering amenities available. An African spa with custom treatments is also available on grounds.
In Vietnam, the JW Marriott Phy Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa ranked sixth.
With its clam-shaped pool and glamorous suites, this resort has extensive services and treatments meant to make you feel regal.
The Phu Quoc room features a standalone beach villa and private pool. Colorful rooms and plush textures grace every suite, making this destination a perfect introduction to your Asian adventure.
At The Mulia in Bali, indulgence is everywhere.
Ranked seventh on the list, the Mulia features wide beach-front access, open cabanas and innovative decor.
At the premier Cascade Lounge, relax with class and cocktails at cocktail hour and high tea sessions.
The Mulia offers a high-end backdrop to one of the world’s quintessential beaches.
In eighth place, Travel + Leisure went back to Tanzania to the SingitaGrumeti at the Serengeti National Park Area. This area resort has a deeper, down-to-earth feel about it, draped with luxury and adventure.
In Sabora Tented Camps, patrons are immersed in 1920s-style explorer camps to unleash your inner Tarzan.
The raw experience of the Serengeti plains are visible at the Faru Faru lodge, a space to lounge and learn the beauty of East Africa.
In a three-way tie for ninth place, the Mfuwe Lodge at South Luangwa National Park in Zambia stole the spotlight with its jaw-dropping safari views and decadent pool amenities.
With a score of 97.87, this Bushcamp Company retreat is set among authentic banks of water and wood-rimmed docks. The “glamping” grounds are peaceful and inviting.
The Lapa Rios Lodge, at the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is a rainforest dream.
With open rooms and direct rainforest views, this resort is set to impress. The resort also features an environmentally-sustainable approach to hospitality. Part of the hotel’s mission is to create an environment where guests learn about nature and the natural landscape of the country in a luxurious manner.
Located on the Osa Peninsula, suites’ private decks admire the tropical views. With surfing and wildlife sensitivity courses, the Lapa Rios hotel has everything necessary to indulge in nature.
Finally, the Rosewood Beijing exudes tradition and luxury throughout the grounds.
Sanctuary-like rooms and spa packages lure travelers in to the city. The exclusive Manor Club lounge features an urban refuge filled with tranquility and excitement.
With wellness amenities including a state-of-the-art yoga studio and high-end sense spa, the Rosewood Beijing knows how to evoke a luxurious sensory experience.
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