1. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
Oberoi Group�s three hotels have been ranked among the top six in the world by the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2008. The Oberoi Rajvilas, The Oberoi Udaivilas and The Oberoi Amarvilas have been ranked as the second, fourth and sixth best hotels in the world by the magazine.
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Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
Singita Sabi Sand is the world's best hotel according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Situated in the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa, these lodges are situated on an18,500-hectare reserve. The Singita Ebony Lodge and Singita Boulders Lodge are ideal for wildlife lovers who can opt for a drive across the forest reserve, go on a walking safari or just enjoy nature from the luxurious balcony of the plush lodge.
Singita Ebony is situated on banks of the Sand River. The first lodge of the Singita brand, famous for its exclusivity and privacy, is in one of most exotic locales in Africa. The hotel offers an earthy atmosphere, great cuisine, world-class service, a fantastic wine cellar, and is the ultimate for a luxury safari experience.
2. Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, India
The Oberoi Rajvilas is set on 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and pools that recreate the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan.
Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards. The Oberoi Rajvilas offers a perfect blend of the modern amenities with the traditional setting.
3. Fairmont Mara Safari Club, Masai Mara, Kenya
The 50 tents at Fairmont Mara Safari Club are beautifully furnished to make the stay here a remarkable experience.
The hotel also offers bigger accommodations that allow private dining. The main lodge in the center of the camp has an indoor restaurant, bar and library with Internet access. Guests are treated to a cultural dinner with African cuisine and music.
The location provides a perfect base for visiting the Masai Mara, one of the world's richest wildlife reserves.
4. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi Udaivilas is ranked as the fourth best hotel in the world. Situated on the banks of the Lake Pichola in Udaipur, it is the ultimate in luxury in a majestic setting.
In the city of palaces and beautiful lakes, the Oberoi Udaivilas reflects the splendour of a royal era.
All the rooms have amenities like an LCD TV, satellite television connection, wired and wireless broadband Internet access, electronic safe, personal mini-bar and Rajput-inspired decoration and marble bathrooms to offer a luxurious stay to guests.
4. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
The Triple Creek Ranch shares the fourth rank with Oberoi Udaivilas. Triple Creek Ranch offers rustic charm in a mountain retreat with private log cabins and a comfortable lodge. Romantic atmosphere, wildlife, outdoor activities make the hotel a hotspot. The hotel boasts of world-class accommodation, contemporary cuisine and the world's finest wines.
Spread across 600 acres, this hotel offers an unforgettable experience to its guests. It's the attention to the smallest details makes the Triple Creek Ranch so memorable.
6. Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Luxurious and well-decorated interiors combined with a royal service make the stay here a pleasant experience.
International and Indian cuisine, spa, with special therapies and the joy of enjoying the beauty of the Taj Mahal without visiting hours makes The Oberoi Amarvilas unforgettable.
7. Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Designed in typically Edwardian style, it features an elegant central meeting tent elegantly furnished with individual tents with the most modern amenities.
The lodge has built its own game viewing hides on the banks of the Grumeti river. The meals prepared according to your tastes by the chef.
8. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
The Sabi boasts of over 100 years of safari experience with four uniquely designed safari lodges -- Selati Camp, Bush Lodge, Little Bush Camp and Earth Lodge. The lodges are known for warm hospitality and rustic charm.
The safari experience ranks amongst the best in the world. The hotel promises fantastic close encounters with Africa's wildlife on every game drive.
Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi Reserve. Each of the 25 spacious, air-conditioned thatched suites has an ethnic decor and offers breathtaking views of nature at its best. Huge viewing decks are the ideal to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the tranquil surroundings.
9. Tortilis Camp, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
The charming, rustic, tented camp faces the foothills of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Rooms are airy tents on a raised wooden platform, with a thatched roof. The beautiful furnishings and local artifacts make very tent stylish and comfortable.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mount Kilimanjaro. The tents offer the most modern amenities with a luxuriously-decorated bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
10. Domaine des Hauts de Loire, Onzain, France
A two-hour drive from Paris will take you to this magnificent hotel. From hunting cottages built in 1860 to spacious and well-decorated rooms, this hotel promises guests a memorable stay with eclectic cuisine and modern amenities.
The hotel arranges visits to the great historical castles of the Loire Valley.