Awards

Award Awarded By
India's Leading Resort 2014 World Travel Awards
Top 15 Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 4th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2014
Top 25 Hotels in India
(Ranked 19th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2014
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India
(Ranked 14th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2014
Top 25 Hotels for Romance - India
(Ranked 11th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2014
Top 15 Hotels in India
(Ranked 5th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers' Choice Awards 2013
Top Resorts in Asia for Service
(Ranked 4th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Service Awards, Readers' Survey 2013
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 19th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2013
Top 15 Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 4th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2013
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India
(Ranked 8th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2013
Top 25 Hotels in India
(Ranked 8th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2013
Top 25 Hotels for Service in India
(Ranked 18th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers' Choice Awards 2013
Top 10 Hotels in India
(Ranked 2nd)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2012
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 15th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2012
Top 15 Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2012
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 28th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2012
Top 10 Resorts in the World for Service
(Ranked 5th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Service Awards, Readers' Survey 2012
Top Resorts in Asia for Service
(Ranked 2nd)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Service Awards, Readers' Survey 2012
Best Five Star Deluxe Hotel in India Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, National Tourism Award 2010 - 2011
Favourite Boutique Hotel in India
(Ranked 2nd)
Condé Nast Traveller, India, Readers’ Travel Awards 2011
Top 15 Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2011
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 8th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2011
Top 15 Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2010
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 13th)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers' Survey 2010
Best Leisure Hotels in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
(Ranked 9th)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2010
Top 100 Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 8th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2010
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 27th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2010
Top Hotels in the World for Service
(Ranked 2nd)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Service Awards, Readers’ Survey 2009
Top Hotels in Asia for Service
(Ranked 2nd)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Service Awards, Readers’ Survey 2009
Top 100 Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 7th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2009
Amongst Top 100 Hotels in the World Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2009
Amongst Top 15 Resorts in Asia Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2009
Amongst Top 100 Hotels in the World Travel + Leisure, World's Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2009
Best Hotels and Resorts in the World Forbes Traveler 400, The World’s Best Hotels and Resorts 2009
Top 10 Luxury Hotels in India
(Ranked 9th)
TripAdvisor, Travelers’ Choice Awards 2009
Best Hotels in Asia for Design:
Amongst those with highest scores
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2009
Top 50 Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 1st)
Travel + Leisure,World's Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2008
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 2nd)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2008
Top 100 Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 5th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2008
Top Hotels in the World
(Ranked 21st)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2008
Best Hotels and Resorts in the World Forbes Traveler 400, The World’s Best Hotels and Resorts 2008
Best Hotels in the World for Design:
Amongst those with a score of 100
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2008
Top Small Hotels in the World:
With less than 100 rooms
(Amongst the hotels with 2nd highest score)
Zagat Survey, World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2007-2008
Top Rooms in the World
(Amongst the hotels with highest score)
Zagat Survey, World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2007-2008
Top Facilities in the World
(Amongst the hotels with 2nd highest score)
Zagat Survey, World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2007-2008
Best Hotels in the World for Service:
Amongst those with a score of 100
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2007
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 11th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2007
Top Hotels in the World for Service
(Ranked 8th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Service Awards, Readers’ Survey 2007
Top Hotels in the World
(Ranked 18th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2007
Best Hotels in Asia for Location
(Ranked 1st)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, The Gold List 2007
The World’s Best Hotels Travel + Leisure, T+L 500, 2007
Best Hotels and Resorts in the World Forbes Traveler 400, The World’s Best Hotels and Resorts 2007
Top Hotels in Asia for Service
(Ranked 5th)  
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Service Awards, Readers’ Survey 2007
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 6th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2006
Top Hotels in the World for Value:
Delivering the best experience at the right price
(Ranked 1st)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Values, Readers’ Survey 2006
Best Hotels in the World for Service:
Amongst those with a score of 100
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2006
Top Hotels in the World for Service
(Ranked 7th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Service Awards, Readers’ Survey 2006   
Best Hotels and Resorts in the World Forbes Traveler 400, The World’s Best Hotels & Resorts 2006
Best Leisure Hotels in Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
(Ranked 5th)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2006
Best Hotels in the World for Rooms:
Amongst those with a score of 100
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2006
75 Top Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 8th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Reader’s Choice Awards 2006
Best Hotels For Service
(Ranked 8th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2005
Best Luxury Resorts in Asia
(Ranked 8th)
Travel + Leisure, Top 500 World's Best Awards 2005
Best Hotels in the World
(Ranked 3rd)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2005
Best Luxury Hotels in India Travel + Leisure, Top 500 World's Best Awards 2005
Best Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers'  Choice Awards 2005
Top 100 in the World
(Ranked 7th)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2005
Best Spa Senses Wellness Award 2005
India's Best Resort World Travel Awards 2005
Most Preferred Leisure Hotel in Asia Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers' Choice  Awards 2005
Top 50 Small Resorts, Inns and Lodges
(Ranked 2nd)
Zagat Survey, Top International Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2005
Top Hotels Worth the Splurge
(Ranked 1st in Asia)
Travel + Leisure, World's Best Hotel Values, Readers’ Survey 2005
Best Hotels in Asia for Overall Value
(Ranked 3rd)
Travel + Leisure, Readers' Poll World's Best Hotel Values 2005
Top 100 Hotels in the World
(Ranked 29th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2004
Best Hotels in the World for Service:
With a score of 100
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Gold List 2004
The World's Top 100 Hotels
(Ranked 22nd)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice  Award 2004
Best Leisure Hotels In Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Award 2004
Best Hotels in Asia
(Ranked 3rd)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, World's Best Travel Awards 2004
Editor’s Choice: Favourite Hideaway Resorts of the Past 25 Years Andrew Harper’s Hideaways Report, 25th Anniversary Special 2004
Readers’ Favourites Survey Awards Departures Magazine 2004
10 Best Hotel Rooms in the World:
The Royal Villa
Nota Bene Destination Review 2004
Best Small Resorts in the World: Under 100 Rooms
(Ranked 4th)
Zagat Survey, Top International Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2004
101 Best Hotel Private Pools Tatler Travel Guide 2004
Best Leisure Hotel in Asia Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2003
Top 25 Asian Hotels Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Readers’ Choice Awards 2003
101 Best Hotels: Modern Classics Tatler Travel Guide 2003
Best Leisure Hotel in India Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2002
The Most Romantic Resort Spa Harpers & Queen Travel Awards 2002
Grand Award Winner Andrew Harper’s Hideaways Report, 23rd Annual Report 2001
Best Resort in India Zagat Survey, Top International Hotels, Resorts and Spas 2001
Hotel of the Year Tatler Travel Guide 2001
20 Most Amazing Places in the World Ansett Australia’s Vive Magazine 2001
Top 100: Best of the Best Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2000
Best Overseas Leisure Hotels in the World
(Ranked 4th)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards 2000
Editor’s Choice: Rural Retreat Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey 2000
Best Foreign Hotel Town & Country magazine 2000
Best Exotic Hotel in the World Town & Country magazine, Critic’s Choice of Great Hotels 2000
The Most Exotic Luxury Resort in the World:
Rooms at the Top
Gourmet magazine 2000
Best Inland Resorts
(Ranked 4th)
Gallivanter's Guide, 8th Annual Readers’ Poll 2000
25 Most Desirable Villas to Rent Condé Nast Traveller, UK 2000
Five Star Diamond Award The American Academy of Hospitality Science 1999
Best Resort opened in 1998 Gallivanter's Guide 1998
Best 10 New Hotels Gallivanter's Guide 1998
Award for Excellence Gallivanter’s Guide 1998
Editor’s Choice Gallivanter’s Guide 1998
Best New Hotels in the World Condé Nast Traveler, USA, Hot List 1998
Best 100 Hotels Cunard Tatler Travel Guide 1998