Revealed: The best hotel in the world according to Tripadvisor reviewers

Gili Lankanfushi in Maldives named best hotel in world by TripAdvisor
Gili Lankanfushi in Maldives named best hotel in world by TripAdvisor

According to Tripadvisor's latest of its Traveller's Choice awards for 2015, this gem in the Maldives is the best hotel in the world.

Gili Lankanfushi in the topped the list this year, moving up from third place to win the prestigious title of Best Hotel in the World.

The luxury hotel on the island Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll not only has the luxury of being situated in one of the world's most beautiful locations but the stunning overwater villas provide a truly unique experience.

Of course, there's a catch if you want to stay here. Rates at the luxury hotel start at £675 per night. And even if you have that sort of money, it's booked up months in advance.

It's not hard to see why though. Each villa is individually designed and includes a sundeck, roof terrace and shower room that overlooks the lagoon.

Gili Lankanfushi is just a stone's throw from Male airport and is set in a stunning location where activities such as diving, windsurfing and yoga are popular.

The hotel's standalone Crusoe Residences are found in the stunning waters of the Indian Ocean and can only be reached by motor boat or pontoon.

The stunning location also gives you the chance to take in the beautiful sunsets and sunrises as you dine on the beach before enjoying a movie at the hotel's jungle cinema.

Gili Lankanfushi was closely followed by Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica in second place and Shinta Mani Club in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Another hotel from the Maldives has made it into the top ten while London's Haymarket Hotel made it into the top 20 this year.

The annual awards are based on the traveller reviews that are submitted to the website and other areas to receive awards include best beaches, best landmarks and best destinations among others.

See Tripadvisor's 25 best hotels in the world 2015 below.

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