TRAVEL website TripAdvisor released a list of the best hotels in the world in 2022, with various categories. A number of hotels in Indonesia are included in the list.
The award categories include Top Hotels, Most Romantic Hotels, Best B & Bs, Best All-Inclusive, Best Small Stays, Hottest New Hotels, Best Hotels on The Water, Best Luxury Hotels, and Best Family-Friendly Hotels.
For information, the award, titled Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best 2022, is judged based on the quality and quantity of reviews and traveler ratings uploaded to TripAdvisor, from the beginning of the year to the end of last year.
As you know that traveling is not a one-size-fits-all approach, so Travelers’ Choice Awards can cover any type of trip a traveler plans to take. The hotels on this list cover six continents and 90 countries. You can find a list of the best hotels with various categories, which are recommendations from other travelers’ ratings.
Of the dozens of countries included in the list of the best hotel awards, nine hotels in Indonesia have won awards. Some of these hotels include Padma Resort Ubud with three awards and The Royal Purnama with two awards.
There are also Adiwana Suweta, Sanora Villa, Dinara Ubud, Aeera Villa, Nihi Sumba, Viceroy Bali, and Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort with one award.
The following is a breakdown of the best hotels in Indonesia by category, the Tripadvisor version in 2022:
1. Padma Resort Ubud, Bali
This five-star resort on the Island of the Gods won three award categories, namely ranking nine in the Top Hotels category, ranking three in the Best Mountain Lodges category, and ranking five in Best Luxury Hotels.
Built on a hill overlooking a bamboo forest in Payangan, north of Ubud, Padma Resort Ubud has 149 rooms with various facilities. Starting from the infinity pool to airport transfers. In addition, there are views of the hills from every room or suite and the 89-meter-long swimming pool.
2. The Royal Purnama, Bali
The Royal Purnama received two awards, namely 19th in the Top Hotels category and 10th in the Best Hotels on the Water category.
This resort is located away from the bustle of vehicles, and is surrounded by plantations, rice fields and the beach. There are 35-unit villas and suites with one to four bedrooms, with private pools or balconies, as well as Jacuzzi tubs. The Royal Purnama is located on Jalan Pantai Purnama, Sukawati, Gianyar.
3. Adiwana Suweta, Bali
Adiwana Suweta managed to get first place in the Hottest New Hotels category. Located near the heart of the city, only a few meters from Ubud Palace, this resort overlooks the forest.
This four-star hotel located in Ubud, Gianyar, Bali consists of several types of accommodation, including Adiwana Room, One Bedroom Private Pool Villa, and Two Bedroom Private Pool Villa. The facilities also vary, ranging from an infinity pool to spa services.
4. Sanora Villa
Sanora Villa is ranked fifth in the Hottest New Hotels category. Located at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No 888, Sanur, this villa offers two bedrooms, a private pool and a bathtub.
This villa is located not far from Sindhu Beach or about eight minutes drive. This beach is often used as a location to enjoy the view of the sunrise (sunrise).
5. Dinara Ubud
Still in the Hottest New Hotels category, Dinara Ubud is ranked ninth. Dinara Ubud is a boutique hotel for tourists who want to experience the Balinese rural environment.
Located just 1.5 kilometers (km) north of Puri Agung Ubud, this hotel combines contemporary design with traditional accents, and features 30 rooms and 2 villas with private pools.
6. Aeera Villa
Ranked 17th in the Hottest News Hotels category, there is Aeera Villa in Canggu, Bali.
Aeera Villa is a stylish boutique villa consisting of a number of accommodation types, including Smart One Bedroom Villa and Suite Room. Guests staying at Smart One Bedroom Villa, for example, can enjoy private swimming pool and bathtub facilities.
This villa is also equipped with various facilities, such as a swimming pool with sun beds, a hammock, a lounge with a seating area, and a common kitchen.
7. Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba is ranked 13th in the Best Hotels on the Water category. This resort in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) offers the sensation of a vacation while relaxing yoga with horses on the beach.
There are various types of accommodation, ranging from One Bedroom to Secret Villa. Guests can also try various activities, including surfing, swimming with horses, trekking, and taking part in various cooking classes.
8. Viceroy Bali
Viceroy Bali in Ubud was ranked 12th in the Best Mountain Lodges category. Not only that, Viceroy Bali has 40 villas with private pools.
Some of the accommodation types include Junior Suite, Pool Suite, Terrace Pool Villa, Deluxe Terrace Villa, Elephant Villa, Vice Regal Villa, and Viceroy Villa. The villa offers a number of activities, from yoga to climbing Mount Batur.
9. Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort
The only resort in Bogor Regency, West Java, which is included in this list of the best hotels is the Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort. This five-star hotel is ranked four in the Best Family-Friendly Hotels category. [sources/photo special]