Survey reveals most expensive luxury hotels in the world

The North Island Lodge, located in the Seychelles, is the most expensive hotel in the world. That is the main takeaway of a new survey from Luxury-Hotels.com.

Survey reveals most expensive luxury hotels in the world

The North Island Lodge, located in the Seychelles, is the most expensive hotel in the world. That is the main takeaway of a new survey from Luxury-Hotels.com. The survey compared the rates of luxury hotels around the globe for August 2013, the main summer holiday month.

To stay at the North Island Lodge, which is located a 15-minute helicopter ride from the Seychelles’ main Mahe Island, a couple will have to spend a jaw-dropping $5843 per night. That price tag makes the lodge significantly more expensive than the runner up, the Laucala Resort. Located on the small Laucala Island in Fiji, an overnight stay goes for $5040.

Another five African lodges, four of them safari camps, are found inside the Top 10. Europe’s most expensive hotel is the Cala di Volpe, located in Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. There a double room averages $2939 during August, thus ranking as the ninth most expensive luxury hotel in the world.

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Following are the world’s 10 most expensive hotels. The rates listed reflect the average nightly price a couple has to spend to stay at each respective resort for the period spanning August 1–31, 2013.

1. North Island Lodge (Seychelles) $5843
2. Laucala Resort (Fiji) $5040
3. Khwai River Lodge (Botswana) $4060
4. Savute Elephant Camp (Botswana) $4020
5. Eagle Island Camp (Botswana) $3970
6. Singita Grumeti Reserves (Tanzania) $3570
7. King Pacific Lodge (Canada) $3249
8. Mnemba Island Lodge (Tanzania) $3100
9. Hotel Cala di Volpe (Italy) $2939
10. Queen Charlotte Lodge (Canada) $2800

For the full rankings of the survey, visit:
http://www.luxury-hotels.com/press/survey-2013.html

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