Top 10 must-stay hotels for 2014

The Grand Kronenhof. (The Grand Kronenhof)

The Grand Kronenhof. (The Grand Kronenhof)

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Italy has emerged as the world leader when it comes to offering top hotels and accommodations in a 2014 TripAdvisor survey, followed by the UK, the US and France.

In the site's latest Travelers' Choice Awards, Italy boasted the most unique hotel winners with 152 properties given top marks by TripAdvisor travellers.

The UK followed close behind with 145 accommodations listed, while the US and France tied with 144 award-winners.

More than 7,120 properties were given honors across seven categories spanning top hotels, bargain hotels, bed and breakfasts, family, luxury, romantic and small hotels.

Taking the top honor, meanwhile, is The Grand Hotel Kronenhof, a five-star, ultra-luxurious property located 1,800 metres above sea level near the famously glitzy resort town of St. Moritz in Switzerland, which received a 97% approval rating among guests.

"Few grand hotels seamlessly blend old-world charm and modern conveniences as well as the Kronenhof. The property is as impressive as the surrounding mountains," wrote one enamored guest.

Registered as an historic landmark, the Kronenhof dates back to 1848 and rises spectacularly from within a forest of pine and larch trees.

In lavish, neo-baroque style, gold-gilded rooms at the palatial property offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains as well as the Bernina and Roseg glaciers.

Here are the top 10 hotels of 2014, as rated by TripAdvisor users:

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  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

Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Toronto, Canada


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