Talk about a surprise.
The Expedia travel service has announced the results of the 2015 Insiders' Select rankings, described as "an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels."
Among those on the roster is a single hotel in the United States — one based in Colorado. And we have a feeling you won't be able to guess which one.
We sure didn't. Color us astonished.
Continue to see the top ten, featuring photos and text excerpts from the Expedia listings, each of which is linked for your convenience. To see the original post, featuring much more information about each destination, click here.
Number 10: Best Western Premier Weinebrugge
Leikendreef 1 Sint-Michiels
Bruges 8200 Belgium
Located in Sint-Michiels, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Kinepolis Bruges and within 3 mi (5 km) of Minnewater and Church of Our Lady. Boudewijn Seapark and Loppem Castle are also within 3 mi (5 km)....
Number 9: Hotel Orion Motobu Resort & Spa
148-1 Bise Motobu
Okinawa-ken 905-0207 Japan
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Emerald Beach, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and Okichan Theater. Ocean Expo Memorial Park and Cape Bisezaki are also within 1 mi (2 km)....
Number 8: Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa
22/7 Moo 5 Bantai Koh Phangan
Surat Thani 84280 Thailand
On Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay, this beachfront resort spans 18 acres of tropical landscapes. Within driving distance are Tong Sala Pier, Haad Rin, and Tesco Lotus. Koh Samui is a 30-minute boat ride away....
Number 7: Hotel Panorama
Via Mazzini, 7
Olbia OT 07026 Italy
Located in the heart of Olbia, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of San Paolo, National Archaeological Museum of Olbia, and Basilica of San Simplicio. Mario Cervo Archive and Port of Olbia are also within 1 mi (2 km)....
Number 6: B+B Edinburgh
3 Rothesay Terrace
Edinburgh Scotland EH3 7RY United Kingdom
10-minute walk of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathederal and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall are also within 15 minutes....
Number 5: Dormy Inn Sapporo Annex
10-6 Minami 3 Jo, Nishi 6 Chome Chuo Ku
Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0063 Japan
Situated in Sapporo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Odori Park, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and Clock Tower. Sapporo JR Tower and Sapporo TV Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km)....
Number 4: Woolley's Classic Suites
East 40th Circle
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Aurora Sports Park, The Children's Hospital, and University of Colorado Hospital. Anschutz Medical Campus and Aurora History Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km)....
Number 3: Pumilio Mountain & Ocean Hotel
2 Km del Cruce de Herradura hacia Jaco 1 km Norte
Pueblo Nuevo Jaco Puntarenas 10000 Costa Rica
Situated on a river, this spa hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Pacific Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Canopy Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park. Teatro Jaco and Neo Fauna are also within 6 mi (10 km)....
Number 2: Celenga Apartments
Svetoga Josipa 13
Dubrovnik 20000 Croatia
Located in Dubrovnik Old Town, this romantic apartment is steps from House of Marin Drzic, Franciscan Monastery, and Onofrio's Fountain. Church of St. Blaise and Orlando's Column are also within 5 minutes....
Number 1: Royal Palms Hotel
24 Rosemont Avenue
Pembroke HM 06 Bermuda
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Situated just a short distance from Hamilton and surrounded by subtropical gardens, Royal Palms Hotel is within easy reach of both Hamilton Ferry Dock and Bermuda City Hall....