SINGAPORE – 2012 Travellers’ Choice® award-winning Hotels for Families have been announced today. This year, 504 top family-friendly properties were recognised in 25 markets around the globe including Asia, Australia, the South Pacific, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and the U.S.
In Asia, Club Med Sahoro – Karikachi Kogen in Shintoku-cho, Japan came in first while Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley in Madikeri, India took the second place.
In Thailand, Phuket laid claim to 6 out of the 10 top hotels in Thailand while Hua Hin, Bangkok, Koh Samui and Mae Ai had 1 winner each. The Chava Resort in Phuket took the first place in Thailand and sixth place in Asia.
In Indonesia, Club Med Ria Bintan was crowned the top hotel. Bali secured 6 out of the 10 top winning hotels, Bintan gained 2 while Bandung and Pulau Sugi had a winner each.
In Malaysia, Casa del Rio Melaka made it to the top spot followed by Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur and Jonker Boutique Hotel in Melaka.
Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who travelled with family. Unlike any other honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.
“Travellers looking to plan their family trips need not look any further with these highly-rated family-friendly properties. They are great vacation and accommodation ideas by those who really matter — travellers themselves,” said Jean Ow-Yeong, TripAdvisor spokesperson.
Select Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners:
Top 10 Hotels in Asia
Club Med Sahoro – Karikachi Kogen, Shintoku-cho, Japan
Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley, Madikeri, India
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Hong Kong, China
Radhika Beach Resort, Diu, India
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Vaishno Devi, Katra, Katra, India
The Chava Resort, Phuket, Thailand
The White Hotels, Katra, India
Lee Garden Service Apartment Beijing, Beijing, China
Club Med Ria Bintan, Bintan, Indonesia
Shervani Hilltop, Nainital, India
Top 10 Hotels in Thailand
The Chava Resort, Phuket
Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club, Phuket
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Phuket
Blue Lagoon Resort Hua Hin, Hua Hin
Marriott Mai Khao Beach, Phuket
Courtyard Phuket at Surin Beach, Phuket
Mayfair, Bangkok – Marriott Executive Apartments, Bangkok
Andara Resort and Villas, Phuket
ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui, Koh Samui
Maekok River Village Resort, Mae Ai
Top 10 Hotels in Indonesia
Club Med Ria Bintan, Bintan
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Bali
Villa Awang Awang, Bali
Club Med Bali, Bali
Telunas Beach Resort, Pulau Sugi
Nikoi Island, Bintan
The Villas Bali Hotel & Spa, Bali
Padma Resort Bali at Legian, Bali
Golden Flower, Bandung
Alam Indah, Bali
Top 10 Hotels in Malaysia
Casa del Rio Melaka, Melaka
Somerset Ampang Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Jonker Boutique Hotel, Melaka
Tanjong Jara Resort, Dungun
Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel, Melaka
The Andaman Langkawi, Langkawi
The Danna Langkawi, Malaysia, Langkawi
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Pulau Penang