World's best value hotels named by Expedia

World's best value hotels named by Expedia

The 3.5-star Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle takes top spot, with U.S. and European hotels dominating
Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge was named the world's best value hotel in Expedia’s 2011 Insiders’ Select list.

Expedia released the world’s top hotels for value yesterday, with hotels in the United States and Europe dominating the top 10 list. 

Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, Washington earned the top spot on this year's Expedia Insiders' Select ranking, with Italian contenders iQ Hotel Roma in Rome and Hotel Antiche Figure in Venice coming in second and third.

Hotel Berchielli in Florence and Hotel Monterey Kyoto in Kyoto completed the top five.

Hotel Teatro in Denver, Colorado and Sofitel New York also made the top 10 list, coming in ninth and 10th respectively.

The Expedia’s 2011 Insiders’ Select list identifies the hotels available on Expedia based on quality and value, rather than luxury. Ranking is determined by more than 500,000 hotel reviews on the travel website, along with input from Expedia staff.

Twenty-five hotels in Southeast Asia figured on the top 500 list. Apart from hotels in Japan, properties from Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam also cracked the top 500 list.

“Southeast Asia has always featured strongly in previous Insider’s Select lists, due to its popularity as a travel destination. This year is no exception and is a clear indication that hotels in the region consistently provide good quality, service and value to travellers,” said Expedia Asia Pacific managing director Dan Lynn.

Australia’s Roydon Beachfront Apartments in Cairns came up top among the 13 Australian hotels on the list at number 16.

Selected properties from top 50 Insiders' Select:

1. Cedarbrook Lodge – Seattle, United States

2. iQ Hotel Roma – Rome, Italy

3. Hotel Antiche Figure – Venice, Italy

4. Hotel Berchielli – Florence, Italy

5. Hotel Monterey Kyoto – Kyoto, Japan

6. The Nines – Portland, United States

7. Les Terres M Barka - Marrakech, Morocco

8. K&K Hotel Central - Prague, Czech Republic

9. Hotel Teatro – Denver, United States

10. Sofitel New York - New York, United States.

12. Hotel Madero - Buenos Airies, Argentina

25. Century Southern Tower Hotel - Tokyo, Japan

26. The Leela Kempinkski Kovalam Beach - Kovalam, India

33. Hotel d'Europe - Avignon, France

39. Honua Kai Resort - Hawaii, United States

44. Waldorf Astori Park City - Park City, United States

50. Tara Angkor Hotel - Siem Reap, Cambodia


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