The Top 12 Most Popular Hotels in the World

The Top 12 Most Popular Hotels in the World


The top 12 selection for the most popular hotel in the world is a compilation of the top picks of some of the most seasoned travelers in the world. Here in this article, we only select the top 12 choices from the hundreds of hotels from around the world.

Here’s the list.

1. The Capella Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Capella Ubud hotel embodies excellence in the craft of hospitality. As one traveler said, it has the highest level of personalized service. Staffs are authentic and fantastic, master in creating for the perfect stay of each guest. At the heart of the Capella, philosophy is visionary curation of culture and experience. Nestled in the heart of lush green forests, the unique tented camp sits in harmony with the surrounding nature. Inspired by the early European settlers from the 1800s, architect Bill Bensley designed Capella Ubud, Bali as a tribute to their spirit of adventure. A unique design surrounded by small villages, shrines, and acres of green rice paddies in Ubud’s Keliki Valley. The interiors, a timeless charm meets sumptuous modern comforts such as the hammered copper freestanding bath, arts, and antiques from the owner’s private collection. Outside, hidden from afar, it captures the imagination of those who seek a unique experience at the heart of Bali’s untouched natural surroundings. Within the are twenty-two one-bedroom tents as well as one two-bedroom, all with private salt-water pools.

2. The Hotel Amparo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Tucked in the heart of San Miguel de Allende is a small piece of paradise in the world’s most charming city. Here are the turn-of-the-century Spanish comfort and tradition flirts with modern art and brazen textiles, wood and white, hushed alcoves, and cherished heirlooms. Hotel Amparo awaits those weary travelers seeking a fresh alternative to the city’s traditional luxury mainstays. Moreover, it is conveniently located within the Zona Centro Histórico, a few minutes’ walk to the world-renowned Jardín Principal, Mercado de Artesanias, and the Plaza de la Soledad.

3. The Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland, Canada

The 29-room Fogo Island Inn sits on an island in Newfoundland and Labrador, with dramatic views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the rocky coast. A refreshing reprieve from the deadening monotony of the contemporary world, this award-winning Inn is constructed on the values of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. It is designed by Newfoundland-born architect Todd Saunders, who festooned the property with objects from the area’s fishing communities and craftspeople, handcrafted quilts, and wood-burning stoves. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Indonesia

The Ritz-Carlton is a beachfront resort paradise combining modern-day tropical style and Balinese architectural elements. Set along the beachfront in Nusa Dua, the Ritz-Carlton is a sprawling, family-friendly resort known for its excellent service. With six restaurants, a spa, numerous swimming pools, and a kids’ club, this five-star resort invites guests to romantic meals under star-lit skies. Moreover, the luxurious hotel villas have private pools and personal butler service, and a traditional Soul Purification Ritual to welcome a new life phase.

5. The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

The elegant Waldorf Astoria is nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters in Ithaafushi island in the Maldives. It is a 40-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport. Set in a tropical paradise, the 121 villas, the resort, and the beach, the reef, and overwater villas span across three islands with a multitude of luxuries and experiences of a remote island vacation. Guests escape to the unforgettable surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. Indulge yourself in choices from 11 acclaimed dining venues, a world-class lifestyle spa sanctuary, and an abundance of activities for each generation.

6. The Secret Bay, Portsmouth, Dominica

A shrouded six-star all-villa rainforest resort to experience, featuring quiet secluded clifftop residential-style villas. Accommodation at each villa comes with private plunge pools, dedicated but enthusiastic villa hosts, the ever-ready concierge, chefs and guides, secret beaches, and transformative experiences curated just for you, the guests. Moreover, these award-winning villas are famous for their artful blend of highly creative design and local craftsmanship, thus forming open-air luxury residences enveloping nature’s lush embrace. The inclusive private plunge pools, contemporary gourmet kitchens, covered terraces, and breathtaking ocean views offer a tranquil, secluded sanctuary to reconnect with nature, one another, and oneself. Because of the lush, dense vegetation, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only person for miles around.

7. The Raffles Hotel, Istanbul

The Raffles Istanbul is situated above the narrow, natural strait Bosphorus waterway at the intersection of Istanbul’s best, perfectly situated timeless place, at the Zorlu Center where high fashion, performances, and arts converge. On the European side of the city in the Beşiktaş district, the hotel has excellent transport links to everywhere from the Old Town to the Bosphorus, allowing guests to fully experience everything Istanbul has to offer. Moreover, you will not have to go far for an excellent meal because the hotel’s Isokyo restaurant is one of the best places in the city for pan-Asian cookery. Every element of this 5-star Istanbul hotel has been meticulously considered to make guests feel wholly relaxed and at home.

8. The Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini, Greece

The Canaves Oia Epitome in Santorini, Greece is a new real embodiment of a kind of luxury inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, blending natural and simple earthy materials with that of modern-day design and elegance. Opened in 2018, Canaves Oia Epitome is perched above the fishing village of Ammoudi. It is by far the only property on the island that offers both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each of the 24 luxury villas. Its design is a striking color palette of white, gray, and beige that dramatically contrasts with the sparkling blue sea below. Awash in natural light, the Canaves Oia Epitome suites and villas invite you to experience life’s finest things.

9. The Awasi Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The Awasi Patagonia has 14 villas and the main lodge situated in a private reserve overlooking the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Awasi Patagonia is in a secluded, idyllic setting all along with the beautiful vistas of pasture and forests, mountains, and lakes. Awasi Patagonia has perfect views over the Torres del Paine Mountain Range, the Patagonian Steppe, and the Lake Sarmiento. It is the southernmost Relais & Chateaux hotel in the world. Each accommodation is assigned a private guide and four-wheel-drive vehicle, meaning guests are free to explore the area exactly as wishes.

10. The Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

Travelers choose to stay at The Singita because of the sprawling space and beauty of the reserves, limited guest and vehicle numbers, amazingly consistent game viewing, and the extraordinary care that is taken of every guest during their stay. Singita is a concession in Kruger National Park, a pristine 33,000-acre of wilderness known for its Big Five, the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Here, are two lodges under the Singita banner: the 7 suites Sweni lodge and the 13 suites Lebombo Lodge.

The intimate Sweni Lodge is tucked into the banks of the Sweni River with state-of-the-art amenities, a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design, architecture, and cuisine. The Lebombo Lodge is suspended high above the N’wanetsi River, the dramatic cliffside setting of Singita’s 13 contemporary glass-walled suites that ensure unique and unmatched views of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Lebombo lodge’s cutting-edge design is cleverly integrated into its wilderness setting, embodying the essence of modern romantic hideaways, and elevated wooden viewing decks allowing guests to sleep outside under the stars. Guests leave a Singita safari being transformed for a lifetime and having contributed to the legacy of Africa.

11. The Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa, Málaga, Spain

The Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa’s avant-garde yet the majestic design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture. It is built around two main courtyards of lavish proportion comprising of 67 rooms surrounded by 23,000 square meters of well-manicured gardens. The hotel is exclusively and luxuriously set apart, where the Mediterranean traditional lifestyle is seamlessly blended with the latest in contemporary living: superb cuisine, impeccable service, and an unrivaled ambiance of peace and tranquility. Its light-filled and exquisitely designed suites feature impressive 4m-high ceilings complete the Mediterranean idyllic Spanish picture.

12. Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Sacred Valley, Peru

Luxurious adventure awaits every guest at Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, of the Valle Sagrado. Nestled at the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Tambo del Inka is a blissful home base for explorations of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. It has 128 rooms that look over the Andes and the Vilcanota River. The only hotel in Urubamba, it stands as a contemporary doorway to the vast cultural and natural richness of this enchanted region, signaling the start of an inspiring journey. With every length taken to ensure guests an indelible stay, it offers refined dining, a 24-hour business center, a therapeutic spa, and a premier fitness center. It also has an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens. Experience a truly awe-inspiring stay at Tambo del Inka.


There are a hundred of these hotels around the world, but to preserve your enthusiasms and interests, we only list the top 12. Furthermore, we also have some interesting write-ups for the hospitality industry that might awaken your curiosity as well.

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