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TripAdvisor announces Asia’s best hotels with 2012 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Travel website TripAdvisor Inc recently announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice awards. The 10th annual awards revealed premier properties all over the world, in addition to winners in the categories of Best Luxury and Bargain, Best for Service, B&Bs and Inns, All-Inclusive, Spa and Trendiest. In total, 3,943 properties globally have been recognized this year with dedicated lists featuring 30 countries and eight regions worldwide. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

This is TripAdvisor’s biggest awards ever with expanded categories from "Top 10" to "Top 25" winners, providing more inspiration for travellers seeking remarkable properties around the world. Within Asia, properties from 16 countries have been recognised by TripAdvisor travellers.

"TripAdvisor is incredibly proud to announce its Travellers’ Choice award-winning hotels for the tenth year," said Jean Ow-Yeong, TripAdvisor spokesperson. "We’re also thrilled to grow our awards with winner lists for twice as many markets globally this year, as we continue our mission to help more travellers around the world plan and have the perfect trip."

Select 2012 Winners

  • Best Hotel in Asia – Taj Lake Palace Udaipur – Udaipur, India
  • Best Luxury (4&5 star) Hotel in the World and in Asia – Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
  • Best Bargain in the World and Asia – HueNino Hotel – Hue, Vietnam
  • Best for Service in the Asia – Pavillon d’Orient Boutique-Hotel – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Best B&B and Inn in Asia – Saubhag Bed and Breakfast – New Delhi, India
  • Best All-Inclusive in Asia – Taj Exotica Resort & Spa – Emboodhu Finolhu, Maldives
  • Best Relaxation and Spa in Asia – Desa Seni A Village Resort – Canggu, Indonesia
  • Trendiest Hotel in Asia – Quincy Hotel – Singapore

Top 25 Asia Hotels

  1. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur – Udaipur, India
  2. Cocoa Island Resort – South Male Atoll, Maldives
  3. Layana Resort and Spa – Ko Lanta, Thailand
  4. Constance Moofushi Resort – South Ari Atoll, Maldives
  5. Casa del Mar – Langkawi, Malaysia
  6. Amazing Ngapali Resort – Ngapali, Myanmar
  7. Soneva Gili by Six Senses – North Male Atoll, Maldives
  8. Sojourn Boutique Villas – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  9. Baros Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives
  10. La Residence d’Angkor by Orient-Express – Siem Reap, Cambodia
  11. Orange County Kabini – Mysore, India
  12. Komaneka at Tanggayuda – Ubud, Indonesia
  13. Nihiwatu – Sumba, Indonesia
  14. Hansar Bangkok – Bangkok Thailand
  15. Fairmont Beijing – Beijing, China
  16. Jamahal Private Resort & SPA – Bali, Indonesia
  17. Veligandu Island Resort – North Ari Atoll, Maldives
  18. Siripanna Grand Resort & Villa – Chiang Mai, Thailand
  19. Sandalwood Luxury Villas – Koh Samui, Thailand
  20. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai, Thailand
  21. The Samaya Bali – Bali, Indonesia
  22. Mandarin Oriental – Hong Kong, China
  23. Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa – Bophut, Thailand
  24. La Residence Phou Vao by Orient-Express – Luang Prabang, Laos
  25. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa – Chiang Mai, Thailand