Cairns hotels lead the way in Australian market

On May 06, 2011 at 09:00 AM

Latest Expedia Insiders’ Select list ranks the world’s best hotels based on value, service and customer ratings; 13 Australian hotels feature in the top 500

In a triumph for Queensland tourism after a difficult summer, Cairns hotels have dominated the Australian contingent in the 2011 Insiders’ Select™ list (www.expedia.com.au/insiders-select.aspx) compiled by online travel company Expedia. This year, a record 13 Australian hotels appear in the world’s top 500, with Roydon Beachfront Apartments in Cairns voted by travellers as the 16th best hotel in the world.  Three other hotels in Cairns also made the list, as well as hotels in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast.

The Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle was labelled the world’s favourite hotel according to Expedia travellers worldwide, surpassing three southern Italian hotels for first place– Rome’s iQ Hotel Roma, Hotel Antiche Figure in Venice and Hotel Berchielli in Florence.

Streamlined down from 1,000 to the top 500 hotels in 2011, the 2011 Expedia Insiders’ Select list provides a clear snapshot of the world’s premier hotels based on the reviews of Expedia customers and Expedia experts worldwide. Launched in 2007, the annual list compares a vast range of hotels and resorts in terms of service and experience to determine the greatest value for the consumer.

Louise Crompton, Senior Manager Marketing for Expedia.com.au, says: “In what is an ultra-competitive global market, Australian hotels continue to feature amongst the world’s best. This year’s list indicates a widespread appreciation of the quality and value offered by our country’s hospitality industry.”

“We all know where you book matters and there’s no better judge than travellers themselves. By valuing the opinions of Expedia customers we are able to help other travellers consider their options and make the most of their travel experience,” she said.

The full Expedia Insiders’ Select list is available at www.expedia.com.au/insiders-select.aspx.

Expedia Insiders’ Select Top 10 Hotels in the World

Ranking

Name

Star Rating

Location

Price* (per room per night)

1

Cedarbrook Lodge

3.5

Seattle, USA

From AU$142

2

iQ Hotel Roma

4

Rome, Italy

From AU$135

3

Hotel Antiche Figure

3

Venice, Italy

From AU$180

4

Hotel Berchielli

4

Florence, Italy

From AU$142

5

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

3.5

Kyoto, Japan

From AU$137

6

The Nines

5

Portland, USA

From AU$79

7

Les Terres M Barka

5

Marrakech, Morocco

From AU$108

8

K&K Hotel Central

4.5

Prague, Czech Republic

From AU$123

9

Hotel Teatro

4.5

Denver, USA

From AU$139

10

Sofitel New York

4.5

New York, USA (Manhattan)

From AU$177

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Hotels in the Top 500

Hotel

Star Rating

Location

Price* (per room per night)

Roydon Beachfront Apartments (16th)

4.5

Cairns

From AU$290**

Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne (56th)

4.5

Melbourne

From AU$134

Amaroo at Trinity

4

Cairns

From AU$117

Art Series - The Cullen

5

Melbourne

From AU$199

Art Series - The Blackman

5

Melbourne

From AU$199

Fraser Suites Sydney

5

Sydney

From AU$203

Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club

4.5

Cairns

From AU$108

Rendezvous Hotel Adelaide

5

Adelaide

From AU$179

Rydges Perth

4.5

Perth

From AU$179

Sea Change Beachfront Apartments

5

Cairns

From AU$280**

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

5

Sydney

From AU$235

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

5

Gold Coast

From AU$166

The Westin Sydney

5

Sydney

From AU$208

 *Prices are based on travel dates of 28 – 30 June, 2011 and include all fees and taxes and are correct as at 15:00 (AEST) on 29 April 2011.

**Prices are based on travel dates of 20 – 23 June, 2011 and include all fees and taxes and are correct as at 15:00 (AEST) on 29 April 2011.

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