The world's best hotels

What do you think makes a great hotel? Is it the service? The rooms? The location? The uniqueness? Often it's a combination of all of these factors. This list of the world's best hotels is based on customer reviews and expert opinions. See if you have stayed in any of them!

Our pick of the world's best hotels

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo - Swish rooms, world class service, incredible views and a great location make this hotel a winner.

Peninsula Beijing - With shiny marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and plush beds, the Peninsula has firmly embraced the concept of 'tradition meets modern'. It has a great location and a terrific spa.

Mandarin Oriental New York - This opulent hotel is the pinnacle of luxury, with a stylish oriental flair and breathtaking views over Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

Park Hyatt Sydney - Located on the edge of one of the world's most beautiful harbours, the Park Hyatt offers the ultimate in luxury and sophistication.

Plaza Athenee Paris - Oozing charm, elegance and style, this luxury Parisian hotel is ideally located between the Avenue des Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower.

Sukhothai Bangkok - This oasis in the heart of Bangkok blends traditional Thai art and hospitality with modern comforts. It's set on six acres of lush gardens and decorative ponds.

Burj Al Arab Dubai - Consistently rated as the world's most luxurious hotel, this amazing sail shape structure is pricey but worth it.

Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest - This converted art nouveau palace has a perfect setting on the banks of the Danube. Food, wine and service are all first-class.

Four Seasons Bora Bora -The perfect honeymoon destination, this luxury resort is located in a private motu (islet), fringed by sparkling white sands and facing a calm turquoise lagoon.

Ice Hotel Kiruna - Built completely from snow and ice, this incredible hotel melts away each year in April. In winter and early spring, you can bed down in a sub zero room among cosy reindeer furs. There's also an ice bar and an ice chapel.

What do you think? Have we missed out any of the world's best hotels?

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