Jan 27, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has been added to a list of 14 Asian countries where popular hotels are ranked annually by TripAdvisor.com, a travel review site, though no hotel in the island made it to the world’s best 25 hotels. Maldives had three hotels in the top 25, Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Veligandu Island Resort, North Ari Atoll, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll.
Turkey and Mauritius had two entries in the top 25. The Four Seasons chain had five hotels, in Hawaii, Mauritius, Maldives, Hong Kong and Hungary and Oberoi two, in India and Mauritius.
In the country lists, 25 hotels each, by small hotels, bargain, bread and breakfast and inns, luxury and the best in service was listed.
Fortress Hotel in Koggala was listed as number 01 among top 25 hotels in the country with the comment: “Beautiful hotel with fantastic rooms and some really nice touches (such as a pre-loaded iPod).”
TripAdvisor has a reader rating system which has run into controversy in the past with some reviews found to be fake.
Sri Lankan hotels are becoming more prominent on the internet with hundreds of hotels being listed in booking engines after the end of a 30-year war in 2009.