Travel + Leisure Top 100 Hotels List

Jul 13, 2018

Kangaroo Island’s acclaimed Southern Ocean Lodge has been voted the best hotel in Australia in the prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine Top 100 Hotels List 2018.

The remote luxury lodge retained its leading position from the 2017 list, with a score this year of 95.58 out of a possible 100, giving it the highest ranking of any hotel in Australia and placing it at #47 in the magazine’s list.

qualia, Great Barrier Reef also featured in the Top 100 Hotels list - scoring 94.67 out of a possible 100, placing it #80 (tie).  

The 2018 Top 100 Hotels list is the result of an international Travel + Leisure reader survey. It is one of the world’s most esteemed hotel collections and representative of the world’s most incredible travel experiences.

The full list of Travel + Leisure’s world’s best hotels can be viewed here: Top 100 Hotels and are published in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine. The top resort hotels in Australia and New Zealand can be viewed here: Top AU & NZ.

Congratulations to Southern Ocean Lodge and qualia


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