The annual Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards have begun being announced for 2013, starting with the Best Hotels in the World as selected by Tripadvisor users.
2013 marks the eleventh edition of the Tripadvisor awards.
The Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town has been named second Best Hotel in the World.
The Cape Grace was beaten only by the Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai at historic Ka'upulehu in Hawaii. Reviews by users of Tripadvisor describe the Cape Grace as a "superb hotel in a fantastic location", offering "understated elegance". It was also praised for being "extremely comfortable" and a "seamless experience”.
Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold was elated to hear the announcement and described the accolade as an "incredibly positive endorsement of Cape Town, a hearty cheer from the crowd! The Cape Grace has always been an exemplary hotel and a benchmark for the best in Cape Town hospitality. We are so pleased that they have been recognised in such an authoritative way."
Cape Town winners in the World’s Best Small Hotel category include:
3rd - Blackheath Lodge, Cape Town Central
13th - Derwent House, Cape Town Central
Cape Town winners in the B&B’s and Inns category are:
11th - Cube Guest House, Hout Bay
20th - Boutique Manolo , Cape Town Central