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Tripadvisor announces the winners of its 2023 Travellers’Choice ® Best of the Best Hotel Awards

INDIA, May 26, 2023:  Tripadvisor® announces the winners of its 2023 Travellers’ Choice® Best of the Best Hotel Awards. In its 21st edition, the awards align with the kick-off of the summer travel season, providing inspiration by revealing the best places to stay in India and around the world.

Analysing 12 months of Tripadvisor review data (January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022) from over 1.5 million hotels, Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best Hotels reveals travellers’ favourite accommodations across 10 categories. In addition to the definitive list of Top Hotels, sub-categories include All-inclusive, B&Bs, Family-Friendly, Hottest New Hotels, Luxury, Out of the Ordinary Hotels, Small Hotels and two new additions for 2023; Best Hotels for Sleep and Best Hotels with Spas

And the Winners are

This year’s No. 1 Hotel in the prestigious Top Hotels category is Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, India. Dubbed “The Jewel of Jaipur”, this 1835 palace-turned-luxurious hotel holds unbelievable extravagance. A new No. 1 winner for 2023, Rambagh Palace has over 5,000 five-bubble reviews and is beloved for its polo bar, historic suites, and high tea.

Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, of Indian Hotels Company, said, “The recognition of Rambagh Palace, Jaipur as the No.1 Hotel in the World 2023 Travellers’ Choice Awards by Tripadvisor is a testament to the trust our guests have placed in us over the years. We are humbled by this global honour, a true reflection of world-class hospitality in an authentic palace setting brought to life by the iconic brand Taj. The Taj brand has been a hallmark of excellence for over a century, we remain committed to delighting our guests and spreading the magic of Tajness.”

Top 10 Hotels in India

  1. Rambagh Palace – Jaipur
  2. Taj Krishna – Hyderabad
  3. The Westin Goa – Goa
  4. Blanket Hotel & Spa – Pallivasal
  5. Chandy’s Windy Woods – Chithirapuram
  6. JW Marriott Hotel Pune – Pune
  7. Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa – Chennai
  8. Courtyard Amritsar – Amritsar
  9. JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru – Bengaluru
  10. The Leela Palace Udaipur – Udaipur

Full India lists are available for Top Hotels, Luxury, B&Bs and Small Hotels.

Hotel Headlines: 2023 Trends

Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor, said: “It’s clear that our community ventured far and wide in the last year: our 10 winning subcategories encompass 37 regions around the world and include a wide range of amazing places to stay.

“An opulent palace in Jaipur topped the charts, while hotels ranging from a ‘glamping’ retreat in Patagonia to a rock ‘n’ roll–themed boutique in Boston made their mark as well. As our savvy reviewers know, hotels can sometimes be the entire reason for the trip—I’m personally very excited to consult this list as I plot out the next year of holidays with my own family.”

Top 10 Hotels in the World

  1. Rambagh Palace – Jaipur, India
  2. Ozen Reserve Bolifushi – Bolifushi Island, Maldives
  3. Hotel Colline de France – Gramado, Brazil
  4. Shangri-La The Shard, London – London, United Kingdom
  5. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China
  6. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  7. Romance Istanbul Hotel – Istanbul, Türkiye
  8. Ikos Dassia – Dassia, Greece
  9. Ikos Andalusia – Estepona, Spain
  10. Padma Resort Ubud – Puhu, Indonesia

The distinguished Top Hotels list is a diverse ranking with winners from 19 countries around the world, including 13 new winners for 2023.

Best of the Rest

All of the winners, including in different countries and continents, can be seen here:


The 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotel Awards are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over the 12-month period between January 1 and December 31, 2022, as well as an additional editorial process.

Tripadvisor is proud to serve a broad and diverse community of travelers from all over the world. As such, Tripadvisor reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any property, business, destination, or point of interest listed on Tripadvisor for an award based on additional factors that reflect Tripadvisor’s corporate policies and values. For more details on Tripadvisor’s awards policy, see here.

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