14 Feb, 2016 @ 16:00
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TripAdvisor users name world’s top hotels for 2016

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Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine in Valladolid

THE best-reviewed hotels in the world have been unveiled by TripAdvisor.

Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine in Valladolid
Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine in Valladolid

The user-generated site has listed its top 25 hotels for 2016, based on user ratings and reviews.

Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine in Valladolid is the only Spanish entry on the list, coming in at number 21.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur in India ranked best of the best, closely followed by the Shinta Mani Resort in Cambodia.

Two UK hotels made the list: the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Great Milton (at number 6) and The Milestone Hotel in London (15).

A night at the best hotel in the world as rated by TripAdvisor users will set you back around €500 a night, while a trip to the highest rated Spanish hotel is a steal at just over €400.

The Hotel Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine boasts a 12th century abbey and the remaining walls of a Roman monastery as well as the mod cons of spa, bar and gym.

Rob Horgan

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  1. Interesting Fred, a while back I used Delta Airlines and went on Trip Advisor to review it as it was a very very poor experience, worst I’d ever flown with. My review was posted and then mob-handed a lot of what seemed like ex or current employees (allegedly I say) rounded on my review and several other similar reviews. I think this group took the word vitriol to a new level. Lo and behold Trip Advisor removed all negative reviews of Delta, I smelt a rat, and am pretty sure what was going on, say no more!!!

    Needless to say I would never use Delta nor Trip Advisor again as they appear hand in glove (allegedly) lol!

    • Large companies have rooms full of people writing reviews. They even build up a reputation through fake reviews to appear more authentic. Some companies, like TrustPilot, even allow general comments about companies, so eventually you just end up with total hearsay, and not even reviews about actual purchases. All of these companies that share the same business model are fundamentally flawed as there is no way to prove the person actually made a purchase. You can only trust reviews where the review platform takes order numbers and authenticates purchases. One example of that would be Google’s shop reviews. Google at least got that right.

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