Royal palace named world's best hotel

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  • Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India is TripAdvisor's choice for world's best hotel
  • Part of the palace is operated as a Taj Group hotel

(CNN)One of the largest private residences in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, was built between 1928 and 1943 for Maharaja Umaid Singh.

Part of the palace is now run by Taj Group hotels and is TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice pick for world's best hotel.
    Set amid 26 acres of lush gardens, there are 64 hotel rooms and suites within the Art Deco palace.
    TripAdvisor's global hotels list, released Wednesday, is among several lists of top hotels in various categories.
    In addition to the global category, TripAdvisor named top Travelers' Choice hotels in the U.S. and compiled lists around other segments including luxury and bargain properties.
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    Millions of reviews and opinions collected over a one-year period are used to create each Travelers' Choice list.
    The world's top 10 hotels are all committed to service and quality, and they have five out of five bubble ratings on TripAdvisor, according to company spokeswoman Julie Cassetina.
    "These properties are providing more than just a bed for travelers; they've gone above and beyond to deliver a memorable experience for their guests, which makes all the difference," Cassetina said.
    The following are the top 10 hotels on the global list. All the properties are bookable on TripAdvisor.com.
    1. Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India
    Average TripAdvisor rate of $734 per night. Most affordable month to visit: July ($390)

    Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Near Circuit House, Jodhpur 342006 India;

    2. Shinta Mani Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Average TripAdvisor rate of $199 per night. Most affordable month to visit: May ($171)

    Shinta Mani Resort, Junction of Oum Khun and 14 Str Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap 855 Cambodia;

    3. Bellevue Syrene, Sorrento, Italy
    Average rate of $562 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: November ($364)

    Bellevue Syrene, Piazza della Vittoria 5, 80067, Sorrento Italy;

    4. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Average rate on TripAdvisor of $109 per night. Most affordable month to visit: September ($94)

    Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, 94 Ma May St., Old Quarter Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi 10000 Vietnam;

    5. Achtis Hotel, Afitos, Greece
    Average TripAdvisor rate of $100 per night. Most affordable month to visit: October ($80)

    Achtis Hotel, Afitos 63077 Greece;

    6. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Great Milton, United Kingdom
    Average rate on TripAdvisor of $1,162 per night. Most affordable month to visit: September ($974)

    Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Church Road, Great Milton OX44 7PD England;

    7. Mirihi Island Resort, Mirihi, Maldives
    Average TripAdvisor rate of $1,059 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($767)
    8. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
    Average rate of $468 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: October ($333)

    Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba, L.G. Smith Boulevard 55 B Eagle Beach Aruba, Palm - Eagle Beach 00000 Aruba;

    9. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Lance aux Epines, Grenada
    Average TripAdvisor rate of $806 per night. Most affordable month to visit: June ($538)

    Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, Beach Lane Beach Lane, Lance aux Epines Grenada;

    10. Hotel Ritta Höppner, Gramado, Brazil
    Average rate of $185 per night on TripAdvisor. Most affordable month to visit: April ($160)

    Hotel Ritta Hoppner, Rua Pedro Candiago, 305 Vila Planalto, Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul 95670-000 Brazil;