Singita Sabi Sands, at the Kruger National Park, has been voted the world’s top hotel for 2008 in an online poll by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Bangkok was voted the world’s best city and the Galapagos were picked as the best islands, trumping last year’s winners Florence, Italy and Bali, Indonesia. source
That’s pretty much all the coverage I have seen so far. Thanks to Jen for the link!
Discover Singita South Africa
There are four Singita lodges in two very special parts of the country
Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders, are located in the Sabi Sands reserve – known for prolific wildlife and game viewing.
Singita Lebombo and Singita Sweni are in the Kruger National Park – close to the Mozambique border, in pristine wilderness with unique ecosystems.
Travel distance isn’t too shabby either:
Johannesburg/Singita Sabi Sand (5 hours 30 min) 500 km
Hazyview/Singita Sabi Sand (1 hour) 75 km
Nelspruit/Singita Sabi Sand (1 hour 45 min) 150 km
I’ve travelled further for less to be honest!
The prices are not cheap though and I suppose if you are visiting the best hotel in the world you don’t want to feel cheap.
The results were complied from votes by magazine subscribers in an internet poll which went live between January and March. Travel + Leisure will honour winners on July 24 in New York City.
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