It's that time of year again: TripAdvisor has come out with its Travelers' Choice Awards for 2018. Some accommodations on its Top Hotels in the World list are most suitable for a daydream, but others are surprisingly obtainable. The number one spot, for example, goes out to a hotel ringing in under $150 per night. TripAdvisor's best of travel picks are based on travelers' reviews and ratings gathered on their site.
Ready to find out what hotel claims the number one spot? Check out the top 10 countdown below.
This 11-story hotel with a contemporary feel offers a spa and restaurant with breathtaking views of Hanoi.
One reviewer dubs the staff the "best people you would ever meet in Hanoi."
This adults-only boutique resort and spa offers secluded villas in the Costa Rican rainforest, near Arenal Volcano National Park. A stay not only includes complimentary breakfast, yoga, laundry, and mini bar drinks, but also a private plunge pool for every guest room.
"We have travelled all over the world and Nayara is by far the most luxurious and welcoming hotel we've ever experienced," one reviewer says.
Just off the Champs-Élysées, this hotel offers pristine 19th century elegance. Some luxurious features include a library, a smoking lounge, a 53-foot indoor pool, wine cellars in every suite, and an inner courtyard with lush greenery.
"Every stay anywhere else after this will be a disappointment," one reviewer mourns.
This newly restored hotel is just a short walk to the beach and offers a complimentary children's program, two heated pools, yoga, optional massage services, and day and overnight trips to their sister resort on Martha's Vineyard, among other perks.
"...all hotels need to come here to take lessons in hospitality," one thoroughly impressed reviewer says. "These people are now friends, and we cannot wait to come back."
This hotel near the sea offers vacation packages based around the beach, the spa, or cycling at a range of prices.
"The riding was the reason we went, but the room, the beach, the service, the guides, the staff, the new friendships, the cheese cave, the lunch at [owner] Marina's country house, the spa, the cocktail hours, the food...they are all top notch," a reviewer explains.
If you've ever wanted to stay in an over-water villa, consider these. The resort offers a spa and water activities, among other luxuries such as a personal concierge that's available day and night.
"From the moment we landed we felt as if we were the most important people there," a reviewer said. "The staff all worked extremely hard to make our trip a very happy one."
Yes, two Hanoi La Siesta hotels have made the list. This one is near Hanoi's Hoan Kiem lake and offers a spa and movie room, among other perks.
This literal palace is the world's sixth-largest private residence. Listen to these features: a family museum, 26 acres of gardens with dancing peacocks and a subterranean pool, a spa, and more.
"You literally get treated like royalty," according to a reviewer.
This 33-acre gated resort is surrounded by the jungle and features a private beach. The majority of the accommodations in the resort are privately owned, and rented out to visitors, which is why prices vary greatly. Some of the countless activities available are a sloth walk, white water rafting, surf lessons, horseback riding, and more.
"My husband and I are big travelers and we always vow never to return to a place twice since there is too much beauty in this world to miss," a reviewer says. "Well, Tulemar will be breaking our steadfast rule."
Drumroll please! This contemporarily furnished hotel that claims the number one spot boasts a spa and pool that dreams are made of.
"From the moment we were picked up in a vintage car at the airport to the time we left, every single thing was taken care of," a reviewer reminisces. "The ever-smiling staff would greet us with cold towels every time we came back to the hotel and go above and beyond for the simplest request."
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.