World’s best-value hotels revealed

The Villa Serena on the island of Ischia in the bay of Naples is the best value hotel in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. © Tripadvisor/Traveller’s Choice Awards

PARIS: TripAdvisor has published its Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for 2020, ranking the world’s best establishments, and Italy, Spain, and Mexico offer the most enviable bargains.

Head to Ischia, off the coast of Naples, to find the hotel offering the best quality for its price, according to the TripAdvisor community.

Situated on the island of Ischia, Capri’s lesser-known neighbour, where people like Angela Merkel regularly vacationed prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the Villa Serena Hotel has snagged first place in the “best bargain” category.

The Rural Arpa de Hierba Hotel on the Spanish Basque coast ranks second, followed by Mexico’s Cabo Vista Hotel in Cabo San Lucas.

Italy boasts another representative on the list with the Lido Hotel in Cattolica, Rimini province at number 11, while Greece also has two.

The European continent has no less than eight addresses in this category, as Germany, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom bring up the rear.

Though Hoi An is represented in two spots on the list, it’s a little surprising that there is little showing this year from establishments in southeast Asia in general, given that travellers usually laud the area’s quality for price comparison.

However, two Asian hotels did shine in the overall rankings, taking the top two places. Viroth’s Hotel, in Siem Reap in Cambodia, was designated the best hotel in the world, just ahead of the La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam.

TripAdvisor’s top 25 hotels in the world for the best value:

1. Hotel Villa Sirena, Italy
2. Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba, La Pereda, Spain
3. Cabo Vista Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
4. Riverside Oasis Villa, Hoi An, Vietnam
5. Pension Berganemone, Germany
6. The Trails Inn, Eureka Springs, United States
7. Hotel Parga Princess, Parga, Greece
8. Port Douglas Motel, Australia
9. Colinda Cabanas, Belize
10. Pousada Capitu, Imbassai, Brazil
11. Hotel Lido, Cattolica, Italy
12. Green Apple Hotel, Hoi An, Vietnam
13. Green House Apart Hotel, Gumbet, Turkey
14. Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake, Halifax, Canada
15. Filoxenia Hotel Apartments, Tholos, Greece
16. Pri Lenart Hotel, Skofja Loka, Slovenia
17. Lazy Lizard Motor Inn, Port Douglas, Australia
18. Topsail Shores Inn, Sneads Ferry, United States
19. Kantary Bay, Phuket, Thailand
20. The Country Side Resort, Pushkar, India
21. Mision de los Arcos, Huatulco, Mexico
22. Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
23. Popular Residence Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia
24. Huaira Huasi, Argentina
25. Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino, Venezuela