The plush Aria Hotel in central Budapest scooped the top prize in the recently released TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017. Reviewers commended the five star establishment for its prime location, attractive appearance and top-notch guest amenities.
The spa at the Aria was singled out for special praise while staff gained kudos for their hospitality and can-do attitude. The final commendations for the Aria were for its delicious breakfast choices and wine and cheese offerings in the afternoon.
The Budapest Aria is close to St Stephen’s Basilica, major cultural venues and the banks of the River Danube. It is a member of the exclusive Library Hotel Collection. The Aria topped the table of the top 25 global hotels for the latest TripAdvisor recommendations.
The Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve premises on the Indonesian island of Bali, took second spot. This resort complex enjoys a stunning location perched high above a river in the Ubud region of the island. Again the staff were singled out for praise and their intuitiveness.
Efficient and helpful seemed to be a recurring theme for this year’s Travellers’ Choice Awards as the staff at the third-placed Turin Palace Hotel were complimented on their kindness and friendliness. The Turin Palace is a grand mid-nineteenth century structure just a few minutes on foot from the Palazzo Madama Museum, St John the Baptist’s Cathedral and many other city tourism sites.
The Serras in Barcelona and the BoHo Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic took fourth and fifth positions respectively. This means that the Mandapa on Bali was the only non-European establishment to make the top five.