Top 5 Luxury Hotels in the World

There are hotels and there are hotels. While some are 5-star hotels, others actually surpass that number of stars and would sometimes be regarded as paradise on earth. The hotels in this category are exclusively for the rich and famous as the cost of spending a night can be overwhelming. Below is a list of 5 hotels that rank among the best in the world.

1- Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse Franschhoek, South Africa


The hotel occupying the top spot is the Akademie Street Boutique hotel in South Africa. Luxury, peaceful, and unique are the perfect words to describe this luxurious masterpiece.
This five-star hotel is not just peaceful and beautiful; it also comes with some rich history. This South African beauty offers some personalized services that only a couple of hotels can boast of.

2- The Place Luxury Boutique Villas Ko Tao, Surat Thani Province


More than just a hotel, this Thai beauty pampers visitors and one can actually start to feel there is no better place on earth. Right from the airport to the hotel, you are served all the way with staffs and attendant available at your beg and call.

This is especially great for people that want some privacy, serenity, and some feel of nature. It is a perfect blend of service and beauty.

3- The Chester Residence Edinburgh, United Kingdom


A night here will definitely leave you never wanting to go back home. A collection of 5 Georgian townhouses coupled with friendly and dedicated staff is what you get here.

The suites are perfectly designed to bring some tranquility with spacious rooms and as there are personalized services available for the choosy traveler, satisfaction is more than guaranteed. No wonder it was voted the Scottish Hotel of the year a couple of years back.

4- Villa Afrikana Guest Suites Knysna, South Africa


This spacious 5-star hotel is stylish and has just 6 suites with each room giving comfort and peace to the occupants. The Villa Afrikana is a beauty to behold thanks to the architecture and the interior decorations. It is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, high above the Knysna town. Special facilities include indoor and outdoor guest lounges, library and reading room, and a salt water swimming among others.

5- Riad Kniza Marrakech, Morocco


We stay in Africa and this time Northern Africa for the hotel that ranks fifth on our list of the world’s best luxury hotels. Rich in history, stemming from its existence for over two centuries, this architectural masterpiece is the perfect hospitality package. With delicious cuisine and great services from the staff, you wish you never left Riad.

As a bonus we are going to mention a 6th hotel option that in our opinion fits perfectly in this luxury hotels listing, not only because of its infrastructure but also because of the high quality personalized service they provide to its guests:

6- The Preserve at Los Altos Hotel and Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica


This gem is located in beautiful Manuel Antonio beach, Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. The Preserve at Los Altos is considered one of the top luxury hotels and resorts in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica by travelers. The hotel offers amazing panoramic ocean views from their restaurant and from their infinity pool. Regardless of the room, the guest will experience either an amazing panoramic ocean view or a breathtaking tropical rainforest view. Is worth to mention that The Preserve at Los Altos has been awarded as #9 of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in Central America at the TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Chioce.