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Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Hotels

Luxury - Africa

These winning hotels take everything to the next level (think: above-and-beyond service and amenities for days).

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Salt Of Palmar, Mauritius, A Member Of Design Hotels™, pairs modern comfort with authentic charm, creating a truly relaxing atmosphere. The hotel's unique decor and attention to detail can be seen in its trendy, tasteful rooms and luxurious spa products. You can enjoy a full range of activities, such as windsurfing, snorkelling, and hiking, or simply unwind by the pool, which has a lovely view. Plus, the on-site restaurant serves fresh, homemade food, made with local ingredients. What sets this hotel apart is its commitment to sustainability and involvement in local communities, ensuring a positive impact and memorable visit.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Spa
 Restaurant
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hotel is lovely and the room was beautiful with a view of the pool and lovely beach but Sandjay is so friendly and will go out of his way to help you and nothing is any trouble for him, he is always smiling and helpful. He has made our time at the hotel memorable
    969steww
    @969steww
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely location. Staff are super attentive. Sanjay(Ronaldo) made a point of almost being our personal server. Rewa was a cheeky guy with a wicked sense of humour. Great guys, made our holiday extra special. We had a few rainy days which is typical for us hut would definitely return. Would highly recommend. 👍
    rogerbP7529XP
    @rogerbP7529XP
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The service at this hotel is exceptional! My husband booked us a room for my birthday and they for sure made me feel extra special. The upgraded room, special dinner and midnight cake are the things that make us want to go back again and again. Special thanks to Chef Shiva, Chef Gigi, Chef Vishaam, Mr Med, Mr Sanjay, Mr Bhishav and Mr Rewa. Such a great team!
    Camper09250622856
    @Camper09250622856
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Salt of Palmar's dedication to guest satisfaction is truly commendable. The attention to detail, personalized service, and genuine hospitality made my stay at the hotel a memorable one. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a top-notch experience with excellent customer service. Sanjay and his team went above and beyond to ensure my visit was comfortable and enjoyable.
    janveea
    @janveea
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Salt of Palmar is a gem! From the moment I arrived, the superb service and incredibly friendly staff ensured a flawless stay. Every detail was meticulously attended to, creating a haven of relaxation. The food was simply divine, making each meal a culinary delight. I left feeling rejuvenated and utterly pampered. I will definitely be back to this exquisite retreat!
    suchitaa2024
    @suchitaa2024
    Reviewed June 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,235 reviews
It's easy to see why travellers call Riad Kheirredine "an oasis in Marrakech." All over the hotel, you'll find a seamless blend of Morrocan elegance and Italian touches—with spectacular service to boot. Staff members are ready to assist with any request, whether it's arranging tours or helping guests navigate their way around the maze-like city. Other amenities include a pool, a chic restaurant, and a breezy rooftop terrace with views of the Atlas Mountains.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop pool
 Massage
 Breakfast in the room
03.
5.0 of 5 bubbles794 reviews
The Oberoi Marrakech is a beautifully designed hotel with exceptional service, high ceilings, and luxurious decor. With well-maintained gardens and a relaxed resort ambiance, you'll be immersed in luxury and hospitality. Your spectacular room includes a large bathroom and a private pool. Enjoy a stunningly beautiful dining experience in the outdoor courtyard, featuring a variety of exceptional food and local wine pairings. The spa offers a well-designed space, good massages, and various treatments to choose from. Nearby, you can take advantage of activities like yoga, walking tours, tennis, and horseback riding, while enjoying mountain views.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
 Hot spring bath
 Wine / champagne
04.
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,768 reviews
Dinarobin Beachcomber combines warm, friendly vibes with high-class hospitality. It's set on a private beach with amazing views, and offers unique traditional Mauritian accommodations. You'll find several beautiful pools, an infinity pool, and even a heated pool. The hotel also has a variety of facilities like a spa, gym, tennis court, and even a golf course. Plus, you can try fun activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, and diving. There's a great restaurant and a selection of a la carte options for dining. The eco-oriented design and exceptional trips nearby make this place truly special.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Salon
 Poolside bar
05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,836 reviews
Just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a peaceful escape. With only nine uniquely styled suites, the hotel is known for its top-notch service, and warm hospitality. Amenities include a saltwater pool, heated pool, and plunge pool, plus activities such as horseback riding and bicycle tours. The luxe, organic furnishings make for a comfortable stay, while the legendary breakfasts and open-bar happy hour mean you might never want to leave.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Concierge
 Wine / champagne
06.
4.5 of 5 bubbles6,207 reviews
Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is a treat for the senses, with its stunning beach, immaculate grounds, and a variety of activities. Take a dip in the infinity pool or unwind at the tranquil spa, while the children enjoy their own pool and activities. Test your skills at mini golf, tennis, or windsurfing, then explore the island by bicycle or canoe. For some low-key entertainment, indulge in high-quality food at the on-site restaurant or relax at the beach bar. With spacious rooms and attentive service, it truly is a special place to unwind.
What travellers love most
 Private pool
 Steam room
 Bar / lounge
07.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,473 reviews
With cosy accommodations, including spacious and well-appointed rooms, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is a beautiful option for travellers. It has tons of features like a private beach, lush outdoor pool, and a peaceful infinity pool. There's lots of outdoor activities like canoeing, diving, and tennis—or guests can find time to unwind at the well-maintained spa. What sets this place apart is the outstanding attention to detail, welcoming atmosphere, and stunning decor.
What travellers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Beach
 Evening entertainment
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08.
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,878 reviews
Constance Prince Maurice is a beautiful property with breathtaking views and upscale sophistication. Its well-kept gardens and well-placed swimming pools create a pleasant atmosphere of understatement. You'll find fantastic dining options, an amazing spa team, and high-quality, spacious accommodations. The hotel features a private beach, tennis court, golf course, fitness centre, and conference facilities. Keep busy with children' activities or unwind in the steam room, sauna, or heated infinity pool. Nearby attractions and excellent service make it a great choice for a relaxing getaway.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Swimup bar
 Entertainment staff
09.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,128 reviews
Villa Makassar is a beautiful hotel with a unique blend of art deco decor and modern amenities. Here, you can unwind in spacious and elegant accommodations, complete with stunning pools and tranquil courtyards. You'll be spoilt for choice with dining options, from the refined menu at the restaurant to the rooftop bar where you can sip a cocktail while taking in the views. For relaxation, the spa offers fantastic treatments and a steam room, while the top floor patio provides a serene spot to unwind. Don't miss the chance to explore the surroundings on a walking tour, guided by an amazing local expert. All in all, this hotel provides an unforgettable stay in a super safe area, with a personal touch that sets it apart.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Rooftop bar
 Rooftop terrace
10.
5.0 of 5 bubbles708 reviews
Kapama Buffalo Camp is the epitome of luxury-meets-adventure in the heart of the African bush. With ten canvas en-suite tents set on wooden decks built on stilts over a riverbank and interconnected by wooden walkways, you're truly immersed in nature's beauty. The on-site spa, sauna, and steam room provide ultimate relaxation, while the fitness centre and outdoor pool add a touch of modern comfort. Dining is top-notch, and the knowledgeable guides ensure an unforgettable wildlife experience. The unique treetop lodges and intimate ambiance make this camp stand out from the rest.
What travellers love most
 Pool
 Light therapy
 Restaurant
11.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,100 reviews
Selman Marrakech is the epitome of luxury with a unique touch of world-class horse stables on-site. Relax in the astonishing garden, take a rejuvenating dip in the indoor or outdoor pools, or unwind with a spa treatment. For a more active experience, visit the fitness centre or try horseback riding. Satisfy your appetite at the fine dining venue and enjoy the warm hospitality of the attentive team. The hotel's elegant design showcases chic decor and lavishing rooms that exude sophistication. With personalised attention and a beautiful setting, this hotel stands out as a truly special destination.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Butler service
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
12.
5.0 of 5 bubbles512 reviews
Zawadi Hotel Zanzibar is a beautiful spot that captures the essence of laid-back luxury. Sitting on a private beach, you'll appreciate the breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, while the soothing decor provides a calming atmosphere. The accommodations are stylish, with modern suites and excellent beds. Spend your days windsurfing, snorkelling, or simply lounging by the infinity pool. When hunger strikes, the on-site farm and restaurants serve up delicious meals prepared by a 5-star chef. The warm hospitality and attentive service make this a special place for a relaxing getaway.
What travellers love most
 Adult pool
 Adults only
 Spa
13.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,661 reviews
Schoone Oordt Country House is a unique boutique-style property where you can enjoy a warm and homely feel coupled with 5-star service. Set in a beautifully renovated Victorian heritage building, this family-run business features tastefully decorated rooms, a calming water feature, and a lovely garden. Delight in an outstanding breakfast, go horseback riding or hiking, and unwind in the relaxing pool area. The charming, friendly owner and extremely helpful staff create a luxury yet family-friendly environment that truly sets this hotel apart from the rest.
What travellers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Massage
 Bar / lounge
14.
5.0 of 5 bubbles662 reviews
Falcons View Manor sits high with breathtaking mountain views, making it an elegant boutique spot for a getaway. Its well-furnished accommodations and spacious bathrooms showcase attention to detail in both decor and amenities. You can't help but appreciate the beautiful grounds and prime location. The fine dining and well-chosen wine list elevate the experience, and the exceptional, warm staff provides personalised service. For some outdoor fun, nearby hiking trails are available. The delectable breakfast and spotless accommodations make this manor a unique and comfortable place to unwind.
What travellers love most
 Sun deck
 Outdoor pool
 Concierge
15.
5.0 of 5 bubbles313 reviews
Kariega Game Reserve-Settlers Drift is the ideal spot for an incredible date with nature and luxury. With a beautiful setting, the lodge provides luxury accommodations and exciting safari drives. The contemporary design creates a luxurious yet unpretentious atmosphere, where you can unwind in the infinity pool and soak up the stunning views. Feeling adventurous? Hike, fish, or canoe in the nearby area. On-site dining is top-notch with delicious food, and the professional and friendly staff ensure exceptional hospitality. All in all, this place combines exceptional rangers, generous elegant spaces, and lovely touches to make your visit truly special.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
 Salon
 Restaurant
16.
5.0 of 5 bubbles601 reviews
The Charming Lonno Lodge is a stylish retreat with a unique layout, located right by the beach with beautiful views. You'll find creatively designed rooms with attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship, ensuring a comfortable stay. Relax in the saltwater infinity pool or the yoga room, and enjoy delicious, upscale restaurant-quality food. The warm, friendly staff provide genuine service, while the limited number of guests ensures a quiet and private experience. With opportunities for exploration and activities nearby, this luxurious lodge is a peaceful and well-positioned escape with fabulous ocean views.
What travellers love most
 Yoga room
 Pool with view
 Beach
17.
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,564 reviews
La Maison Arabe is a charming spot with a rooftop terrace, solarium, and outdoor pool, perfect for soaking up the sun. The elegant, tidy rooms offer a comfortable and serene environment, while the exceptional staff ensures an enjoyable experience. Head to the spa for some pampering or hit the gym to stay active. La Maison Arabe's terrific poolside dining and outstanding service make it a delightful destination. Facilities like the heated pool and the business centre cater to various needs, and the complimentary wine adds a special touch. Nearby attractions and the hotel's beautiful decor make this place truly memorable.
What travellers love most
 Solarium
 Doorperson
 Heated pool
18.
5.0 of 5 bubbles533 reviews
LUX* Marijani Zanzibar is a stylish beachfront resort situated in a not too touristy location, featuring lush gardens and amazing decor with wooden carvings. The elegant and clean accommodations come with fantastic ocean views and personalised service. You can unwind at the spa, enjoy the infinity pool, or partake in activities like snorkelling and diving. The on-site restaurant serves sumptuous meals, and the amazing staff ensures top-notch hospitality. The beautiful design, greenery, and well-maintained grounds make this resort a unique and relaxing getaway.
What travellers love most
 Car hire
 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
 Pool
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful beach
Excellent beach. Crystal clear turquoise sea, golden sand. Cafe at the top of the stairs, donuts on the beach. A real gem.
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Reviewed August 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles670 reviews
The Palms, Zanzibar is a spot where windsurfing, snorkelling, and boating adventures await. In your luxury accommodation, you'll find fantastic amenities like private plunge pools and amazing views. When you're not exploring the beach, you can unwind at the spa, hit the fitness centre, or join a bicycle tour. Dining at the hotel's restaurant is a treat, with craft cocktails and exceptional service. The overall ambience is intimate and relaxing, making it a great place to unwind and enjoy the stunning location.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Light therapy
 Breakfast in the room
20.
5.0 of 5 bubbles345 reviews
Angama Mara, a stunning property with a spectacular view of the Mara plains, combines luxury with a sense of adventure. You'll find flawlessly designed, spacious accommodations with top-notch amenities, making it a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration. Knowledgeable and passionate guides ensure an unforgettable safari experience, while a variety of activities, including walking tours, hiking, and children' activities, provide entertainment for all. The dining options are not only delicious, but beautifully presented, and the friendly, attentive staff ensures a personalised, non-pompous experience. It's truly a special place that brings together the best of comfort and adventure.
What travellers love most
 Babysitting
 Sun deck
 Butler service
21.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,955 reviews
Mövenpick Hotel Gammarth Tunis is a delightful destination with a unique blend of modern amenities and natural beauty. The nearby private beach and outdoor pool make for perfect relaxation spots, while the indoor pool and heated pool offer a refreshing change of pace. Hiking and diving opportunities abound, and if you're looking to stay active, there's a tennis court, fitness centre, and yoga room at your disposal. For ultimate rejuvenation, visit the tranquil spa complete with steam room and sauna. Satisfy your hunger with a generous breakfast buffet and enjoy various dining options in the on-site restaurant. The elegant atmosphere, helpful personnel, and luxurious accommodations make this hotel a special place to unwind.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Steam room
 Poolside bar
22.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,710 reviews
Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar is a luxurious escape that combines engaging local culture with unparallelled service. The spacious and beautifully decorated accommodations come with private pools, while the grounds offer a variety of facilities like a yoga room, tennis court, and windsurfing. You can also explore the private beach or try diving and snorkelling. Delectable meals are served at the on-site restaurant, and the spa offers great treatments for relaxation. The resort's attention to detail, fantastic staff, and exclusive location ensure a memorable experience.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Private pool
 Yoga room
23.
5.0 of 5 bubbles655 reviews
Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is quite a treat! Set in a beautiful location with mountain and beach access, you can choose between relaxing by the pool or getting adventurous with snorkelling, diving, or canoeing. Luxurious villas offer private pools, superior bedlinens, and efficient air conditioning, and you can request room services to suit your schedule. The on-site restaurant serves delicious food and the fitness centre offers classes to keep you active. The overall atmosphere is tranquil, with exceptional service and a warm welcome making for a high-value, memorable experience.
What travellers love most
 Entertainment staff
 Car hire
 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24.
5.0 of 5 bubbles665 reviews
Victoria Falls Safari Club is the place to be for a mix of relaxation and adventure. Set in a peaceful setting with abundant wildlife, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious rooms with top-notch amenities and effective mosquito nets. Spend your day lounging by the private swimming pool or exploring the great outdoors. For a more pampered experience, treat yourself to the spa or indulge in excellent food at the on-site restaurant. The attentive service, convenient shuttle service, and complimentary perks make this hotel stand out. Don't miss the chance to experience this impressive and exclusive retreat.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Pool with view
 Spa
25.
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,090 reviews
La Badira's unique setting offers a private beach, stunning sunsets, and a peaceful ambiance for a serene getaway. The accommodations are modern and stylish, with well-equipped, adults-only rooms. There's a choice of three pools, including an infinity pool with a view, and a fitness centre to keep active. For relaxation, try the spa with a steam room, sauna, and hammam. Nearby attractions provide opportunities for excursions, and you can even access neighbouring hotels' facilities. The on-site restaurant serves quality food, and the professional staff ensures a comfortable, high-end experience. It's a beautiful, well-designed place worth visiting.
What travellers love most
 Adult pool
 Swimup bar
 Solarium
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