By Jeremy Khalil on January 21, 2015

 

Kuala Lumpur, January 21, 2015 TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. The 13th annual awards showcase more than 8,151 winning properties worldwide, covering eight regions around the globe. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travellers has helped us highlight some of very best hotels from around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “The Travellers’ Choice list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travellers as they think about their 2015 travel plans. From opulent luxury hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs, those looking for an accommodation can research, compare prices and book a Travellers’ Choice property on TripAdvisor, or any other hotel that meets their travel needs.”

Travellers’ Choice awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions and traveller ratings specific to each award category.  The average nightly rate1 of Travellers’ Choice award-winning Top Hotels on TripAdvisor is RM1,292.34; Bargain is RM329.42; B&Bs and Inns is RM492.32; Family is RM905; Luxury is RM1,744.84; Romance is RM1,951.18; Service is RM1,690.54 and Small Hotels is RM2,038.06.

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The Danna Langkawi has emerged as the number one hotel in the Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels categories in Malaysia, as well as number two in the Best Hotels for Service category and number three in the Best Hotels for Romance category in Malaysia.

Pascal Masse, General Manager of The Danna Langkawi said, “This is the third consecutive year The Danna Langkawi won in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice since we opened in December 2010. We want to thank our guests who rated us highly and shared their experience on TripAdvisor, making us the winner once again. We look forward to welcoming more Malaysian guests to The Danna Langkawi.”

A recent survey of TripAdvisor travellers revealed 79 percent of respondents in Southeast Asia feel Travellers’ Choice award recognition is important when considering a hotel.

A recent survey of TripAdvisor travellers revealed 79 percent of respondents in Southeast Asia feel Travellers’ Choice award recognition is important when considering a hotel.

A recent survey2 of TripAdvisor travellers revealed 79 percent of respondents in Southeast Asia feel Travellers’ Choice award recognition is important when considering a hotel.

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Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels in Malaysia:

  1. The Danna Langkawi, Langkawi – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM1,230.80. Least expensive month to visit: November (RM1,049.80) – 1,548 reviews

The Danna Langkawi offers an elite holiday experience, allowing one to find supreme comfort amidst an inviting ambience while admiring the unrivalled views of the white sandy beach, marina bay, sea and verdant green hills of Langkawi. “The customer service and friendliness of staff was beyond amazing, the location was paradise and the facilities were luxurious. The staff went beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome and everyone always had a smile on their face. If you’re going to Langkawi this is the only hotel you should want to stay at,” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

  1. Casa del Mar, Langkawi – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM1,028.08. Least expensive month to visit: November (RM941.20) – 1,639 reviews

Offering sea view accommodation in Langkawi for all, beachside dining options, Spa facilities & water sports, the 34 room Casa del Mar Langkawi is the perfect oasis for travellers looking for a private and peaceful retreat in Langkawi, Malaysia. A TripAdvisor revi.”ewer commented, “From the moment we checked-in to the time of our departure, we were looked after by some very special people. Our room was perfect and opened right out to the beach

  1. The Datai Langkawi, Langkawi – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM2,251.64. Least expensive month to visit: November (RM1,451.62) – 1,278 reviews
    Nestled in the heart of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends smoothly with its natural surroundings. Situated on the island of Langkawi, each room, suite and villa enjoys the embrace of the lush rainforest and offers stunning views from private verandas of the breath-taking Andaman Sea. “The location of this hotel is beautiful with an excellent mix of nature and luxury. The surroundings, nature and attentive staff are the standout features.” noted a TripAdvisor reviewer.
  2. Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM553.86. Least expensive month to visit: June (RM528.52) – 4,370 reviews

Situated in Kuala Lumpur and set amongst lush gardens, Shangri-La Hotel KL is just 60 minutes from the international airport and 5 minutes from the business and shopping districts. The hotel features some of the most spacious luxury accommodations in Kuala Lumpur with ultra-modern conference facilities, as well as a full-fledged fitness centre. “The staff is superb and the restaurants and services of the hotel are extraordinary, a truly luxury experience at an affordable price. Two thumbs way up!!” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

  1. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM977.40. Least expensive month to visit: January (RM915.86) – 3,895 reviews

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is set on Kota Kinabalu’s Pantai Dalit beach, surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Sabah’s icon, the fascinating Orang Utan, as well as a remarkable array of indigenous flora and fauna. A TripAdvisor reviewer noted, “Service was faultless, always with a smile and efficient without being intrusive. The personal service from the staff is nothing short of amazing.”

6. Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM524.90. Least expensive month to visit: December (RM474.22) – 6,629 reviews
Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is a contemporary city centre hotel that caters to smart business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers 571 stylishly appointed rooms and suites in the heart of the city, just opposite the Petronas Twin Towers. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “Great hotel, best location possible, super friendly and efficient service, spacious and clean rooms…”

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM843.46. Least expensive month to visit: February (RM720.38) – 2,646 reviews

Situated adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city’s leading luxury hotel with 643 well-appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. “Fantastic service and location next to KLCC and the Petronas Towers with a stunning infinity pool. This was our third stay and the hotel went out of their way to welcome us back. This is the epitome of old fashioned five star luxury and service,” noted a TripAdvisor reviewer.

  1. Sama-Sama Hotel, Sepang – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM1, 009.98. Least expensive month to visit: May (RM506.80) – 944 reviews

With 442 newly renovated guestrooms over 9 floors, Sama-Sama Hotel is located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and is equipped with every convenience to make travellers’ stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. With a choice of three Kuala Lumpur restaurants serving fusion delights, visitors can dine at any time of the day. A TripAdvisor traveller commented, “As a stop-over hotel it has everything going for it and all the little things are thought of. From buggy service to efficient check in and out it really has thought of everything.”

  1. Four Seasons Resort Langkawi – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM2,667.94. Least expensive month to visit: September (RM2,309.56) – 803 reviews

Just minutes by boat from the world-renowned mangroves of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park of Langkawi, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines artful design and all-pervading serenity with a wholesome connection with nature. The Resort’s traditional Malay kampong-design weaves through acres of beachfront gardens dotted with al fresco restaurants, palms and lotus ponds. “Fantastic and spacious room. The staffs very polite and helpful. One of the main attractions for me is the resort design and architecture. It is based on classic Malay architecture and the whole resort like the little Malay kampong (village).” a TripAdvisor reviewer commented.

  1. The Majestic Malacca, Melaka – 2015 average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM532.14. Least expensive month to visit: March (RM492.32) – 797 reviews

The Majestic Malacca is an integral part of Malacca’s colourful history. The original serene mansion, dating back to the 1920’s, remains at the heart of the hotel, whilst a new building has been created, mirroring the original architecture, to house 54 spacious rooms and suites. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented “Tucked away in between large buildings, this gem of colonial house has been well preserved. The rooms are large and comfortable, well-appointed and a small pool is available to the guests.”

 

Additional Select 2015 Winners:

 

Top Hotel in Asia – Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM6,273.46 – 881 reviews

 

Top Luxury Hotel in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM991.88 – 478 reviews

 

Top Luxury Hotel in Malaysia – The Danna Langkawi, Pantai Kok, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM1,230.80 – 1,548 reviews

 

Best Bargain Hotel in Asia – Jade Hotel, Hue, Vietnam

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM59.73 – 1,095 reviews

 

Best Bargain Hotel in Malaysia – Hotel Eden54, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM138.32 – 855 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Families Asia – Sai Vishram Byndoor, Paduvari, India

2015 average hotel pricing data unavailable at time of launch – 398 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Families in Malaysia – PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM470.60 – 901 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Romance in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM991.88 – 478 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Romance in Malaysia – Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM1,028.08 – 1,639 reviews

 

Top Small Hotel in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM991.88 – 478 reviews

 

Top Small Hotel in Malaysia – Seven Terraces, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM667.19 – 384 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Service in Asia – The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Ko Tao, Thailand

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM991.88 – 478 reviews

 

Best Hotel for Service in Malaysia – Seven Terraces, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM677.19 – 384 reviews

 

Best B&B and Inn in AsiaErrantry Lodge & Studio, Hualien, Taiwan

2015 average hotel pricing data unavailable at time of launch – 217 reviews

 

Best B&B and Inn in Malaysia – Bike and Tours Bed & Breakfast, Lahad Datu, Malaysia

Average nightly rate on TripAdvisor: RM182.09 – 73 reviews

 

To see all 8,151 unique winners of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for hotels go to: http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/TravellersChoice-Hotels. Travellers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travellerschoice.

 

Notes to readers:

1 Average nightly hotel rates for 2015 (January 1-December 31) were sourced from several TripAdvisor partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers. All prices quoted were converted from USD to MYR on 21 January 2015.

2 The survey was conducted with 1,017 travellers from Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand) from 15 to 19 January 2015.

 

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