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Travel guide and research website, TripAdvisor, ranks Casa Candolim (Goa) the best

NEW DELHI: TripAdvisor, a popular travel guide and research website, has named Casa Candolim (Goa), Old Harbour Hotel (Kochi) and Taj Rambagh Palace (Jaipur) as the top three hotels for its “2010 Travellers’ Choice” awards.

Other hotels that figure in its list of top 10 hotels are Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur), The Oberoi Grand (Kolkata), Sajhome (Kochi), Ratan Vilas (Jodhpur), Camp Noel (Munnar), Hotel Victoria (Jaisalmer) and Amarya Garden (New Delhi).

“Our awards are based on unbiased reviews and opinions from travellers on TripAdvisor.com. It is a testimony to the power of user-generated content and how it is shaping the online travelling community. Our awards cut across categories and different kinds of hotels,” says TripAdvisor India managing director Sharat Dhall. It has also awarded hotels under various other categories like best luxury hotels, best bargain hotels and hotels with best service.

Globally the website has named Arcadia Residence (Prague, Czech Republic) as the world’s best bargain hotel. Similarly Golden Well (Prague, Czech Republic) has been awarded best luxury hotel, while La Amada Hotel (Playa Mujeres, Mexico) has been adjudged the best relaxation spa in the world.