Adeluxe bed, designer toiletries, a rooftop pool and a world class restaurant are just some of the features today’s travellers expect from a luxury hotel, according to accommodation expert™.

Hotel-booking site has released its annual Loved by Guests Awards 2016 where the guests are the real judges. The awards celebrates and recognises hotels who have achieved the best average guest review rating, from over 20 million genuine and trusted reviews from guests who have actually checked-in.

50 hotels worldwide have received the ‘Best for luxury’ award. To receive this award, the hotels with the highest average customer review score in each category were chosen based on a minimum of 20 reviews as of 31 December 2015. Here are the pick of the best 5-star hotels, each with its own unique definition of luxury:

1. Luxury means… a rooftop pool

The rooftop pool at W Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan
W Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

Make a splash at this sky-high, outdoor pool, with its own poolside beach, suspended 10 floors above hustle and bustle of the spectacular Xinyi district below. With sweeping city views, W Taipei is a surreal spot for taking in the sun, kicking back on deckchairs and sipping on cool cocktails from WET® Bar.

Rooms from MYR1,062 (about USD260) per night.

2. Luxury means… lots of freebies

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in Australia
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in Australia ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.5 / 5

If freebies are coming from the Four Seasons, you know they’re going to be good. It starts with free WiFi, but also includes a free shoe shine service, a free shuttle to take you to city hotspots, free coffee and pastries in the morning in the foyer and free luxurious toiletries in the room. If you’re lucky enough to be in a club room, you’ll also enjoy free drinks and gourmet snacks all day long, free breakfast, complimentary garment pressing and free newspapers and magazines.

Rooms from MYR1,340 (about USD330) per night.

3. Luxury means… the most comfortable bed you’ve ever slept in

The famous SoBed™ in Hotel Sofitel New York, USA

Hotel Sofitel New York ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

Even though this trendy hotel is just one block away from Times Square, you’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep here, even in the city that never sleeps. Their famous SoBed™ is so comfortable and loved by travellers around the world, that you can actually buy it for yourself. The custom-designed mattress is crafted to create a unique balance of sensitivity and support. With 300-thread-count Yves Delorme sheets, a feather bed, a down duvet and fluffy pillows to top it off, you’ll find it almost impossible to drag yourself out of it, even if the Big Apple is waiting.

Rooms from MYR1,025 (about USD250) per night.

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4. Luxury means… a room with a view

The view from a room in Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Thailand
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok in Thailand ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

Oozing riverside charm with its location right beside the legendary Chao Phraya River, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok offers unparalleled and truly breath-taking views at every turn. Guests can unwind in spacious, state-of-the-art guestrooms, each with river or cityscape views from a private balcony. If that isn’t luxury enough, they have an infinity pool, spa and six sumptuous restaurants to choose from.

Rooms from MYR319 (about USD95) per night.

5. Luxury means… a stunning spa

The pool outside the spa at Dolce CampoReal Lisbon, Portugal
Dolce CampoReal Lisbon in Portugal ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.7 / 5

The 700-square-metre spa is the perfect escape from the daily grind. Surrounded by lush countryside and overlooking the vineyards, the spa at Dolce CampoReal Lisbon is all about relaxation and de-stressing. You will find an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and elegant tea lounge but the real wow is the glamorous Mediterranean-style outdoor pool, complete with Jacuzzi and magnificent views.

Rooms from MYR759 (about USD186) per night.

6. Luxury means … an award winning restaurant

The award-winning Playford Restaurant at The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel, Australia
The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel in Australia ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

The award-winning Playford Restaurant offers innovative, world-class cuisine in the comfort of this luxury hotel. Using the highest quality South Australian ingredients, this stunning restaurant specialises in modern Australian fare, complemented with a boutique wine list. If you’re staying at the The Playford Adelaide, don’t miss the buffet breakfast where they specialise in fine food that’s good for you.

Rooms from MYR484 (about USD118) per night.

7. Luxury means… a rooftop bar

SkyBar, located on the rooftop of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

The award-winning SkyBar, one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars, is located high up on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, and features a variety of cocktails, nightly DJs and amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers from its luxurious cabana booths.

Rooms from MYR509 (about USD124) per night.

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8. Luxury means… designed by a famous designer

The lobby of Mondrian London, England
Mondrian London ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

Seductive and striking on London’s Southbank, the uber cool Mondrian London was designed by top British designer Tom Dixon. The theme is a transatlantic cruise liner, as the original building has a maritime history. Guests will be wowed by the giant, copper clad structure, inspired by the hull of a ship that runs from outside the building through to the lobby. There’s also underwater tranquility at the spa, delicious food at the renowned Sea Containers restaurant and it has the most glamorous of rooftop bars, with its glass box structure and outdoor terrace.

Rooms from MYR690 (about USD169) per night.

9. Luxury means… designer toiletries, robes and slippers

The bathroom at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, USA
Waldorf Astoria Orlando ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

We all do it. Within seconds of entering a hotel room, we hunt down any freebies and have a good sniff of the free toiletries. Imagine the excitement then when you check in to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and discover high-end, designer toiletries from Salvatore Ferragamo waiting for you. This specially designed hotel collection is like a luxurious spa treatment without leaving your room. More than just a bar of soap, the range includes everything from shower gel, body lotion and eau de toilette, to face masks, lip balm, hand cream and eye cream. You can enjoy it all in your soft, plush robe and slippers.

Rooms from MYR721 (about USD176) per night.

10. Luxury means… a casino in your hotel

The casino at The Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino Las Vegas ☆☆☆☆☆ Review Rating: 4.6 / 5

You can live the life of luxury in Las Vegas at The Venetian, with its prime spot in the centre of The Strip. Luxury starts the second you step into the jaw-dropping, sprawling casino. There is a Michelangelo masterpiece on the ceiling and resort pools with luxurious cabanas that ooze the jet set lifestyle. Make sure you take a gondola ride and walk the cobblestoned lanes of the Grand Canal with its many shops, before retiring to your sumptuous suite.

Rooms from MYR717 (about USD176) per night.



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