Hoi An old town in central Vietnam has recently been listed among world’s top 25 destinations with the highest-rated hotels.
The list was made by world-renowned hotel booking website Agoda.com and based on the reviews submitted by the website’s users, who were also required to score hotels on a scale of 0 to 10 in six categories.
A hotel’s total score is an average of those points. Hoi An ranked 10th in the list of 25 best hotel destinations thanks to its affordable price.
Cape Town was the list’s top spot with an 8.43 overall review score. The city’s hotels attract a huge number of travelers each year as they have comfortable service and room as well as good staff performance.
The Maldives grabbed the second place with an 8.33 average score while Zermatt, a village in Switzerland, ranked third with an average of 8.29.
Other destinations include Bruges in Belgium, Gdansk in Poland, Verona in Italy, Sunshine Coast in Australia, Durban in South Africa, Granada in Spain, Krakow in Poland, and Nagano in Japan.
In 1999, Hoi An was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO for being a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries, and for housing buildings with a unique blend of local and foreign influences.
Since then, Hoi An has been voted one of the top tourist destinations in the world by several tourism magazines.
It was chosen as the world’s best tourism spot by UK tourism magazine Wanderlust in January 2013.
The town was also ranked second on the Top 10 Asian Cities list by prestigious American tourism magazine Condé Nast Traveler in October 2013.