LONDON, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
TripAdvisor shares the love this Valentine's Day with the Travellers' Choice Romance awards
TripAdvisor®, (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world's largest travel site*, today announces the winners of its 2012 Travellers' Choice Romance awards, honouring the most romantic hotels in Europe and the world. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.
The Greek island of Santorini performed extraordinarily well in the romance stakes, laying claim to Europe's two most romantic hotels: the winner, Andronis Luxury Suites and runner-up, Aspaki & Oia Castle. Santorini also claimed the seventh place hotel, Anastasis Apartments, which was named the world's second best hotel in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Hotel awards in January.
"With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Romance awards highlight the world's and Europe's best hotels for a romantic getaway according to those who really matter - travellers themselves," commented Emma Shaw TripAdvisor spokesperson. "Santorini was revealed as a lovebird's haven with both the winner and runner-up calling this gorgeous Greek island home, while France and Italy also revealed their romantic prowess with three properties each in the top ten."
Europe's most romantic hotels: Andronis Luxury Suites Santorini, Greece Aspaki & Oia Castle Santorini, Greece Seven Hotel Paris Paris, France Tiara Yaktsa Cannes Theoule sur Mer, France Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga Lake Garda, Italy Castello Bevilacqua Bevilacqua, Italy Anastasis Apartments Santorini, Greece Villa Contessa Bad Saarow, Germany Sogno di Giulietta Verona, Italy Chateau de Marcay Chinon, France
For the complete 2012 Travellers' Choice Romance winners and more reviews, opinions and candid holiday photographs, go to http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Romance (please note this link will be live with 2012 results on Tuesday 7th February).
To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, relaxation and spa and more honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Hotel awards in January, go to http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Hotels
Notes to Editors
The Travellers' Choice Romance lists were determined by the 60 million reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor, using an algorithm that measured highly rated hotels which were most commonly marked as 'romantic' by travellers in hotel review forms.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011
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