Jaipur’s Taj Rambagh Palace becomes ‘World’s Best Hotel’: Ahead of Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Shangrila & more

It was originally built in 1835, rated best out of 1.5 million hotels.

The renowned online travel and leisure site, TripAdvisor, has unveiled its highly anticipated compilation of the top 10 best hotels worldwide, and this prestigious list is led by an exceptional gem nestled in India. Determined through comprehensive reviews from globetrotters throughout 2022, assessing more than 1.5 million hotels, the Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best Hotels catalogue has bestowed the coveted title of the world’s premier accommodation upon the illustrious Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.

The Rambagh Palace is a former royal palace that was built in 1835, then rebuilt in 1929. It has now been converted into a luxury hotel and offers guests a unique experience of Indian culture and hospitality. The hotel has 260 rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in traditional Indian style. Guests can also enjoy a variety of amenities, including a swimming pool, spa, and multiple restaurants.

TripAdvisor’s ranking is based on reviews from travelers who have stayed at the hotel. The site praised the Rambagh Palace for its “impeccable service,” “stunning architecture,” and “indulgent spa.”

Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen’s favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, the mansion was renamed Rambagh, after the then reining Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II.

The Rambagh Palace beat out a number of other top hotels to take the top spot on TripAdvisor’s list. The other hotels in the top 10 were:

• Ozen Reserve Bolifushi, Maldives
• Hotel Colline de France, Brazil
• Shangri-La The Shard, London
• The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
• JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai
• The Peninsula, Paris
• The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
• The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
• The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

The Rambagh Palace’s win is a major victory for India’s tourism industry. The country is home to a number of stunning palaces and forts, and the Rambagh Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

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