Sweden and Norway earn their first Top 20 list of hotels this year, according to a poll from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.
Luxury creates discriminating critics. Nearly 80,000 readers took part in this year’s Readers’ Choice survey, casting 1,3 million votes. No destination was too remote. None was too small. And no hotel was too new. As always the readers praised quality where it thrives and found it where it emerges.
The two hotels on the Readers’ Choice survey Top 20 for North Europe were Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden (13) above and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway (18) below, and thus rank as the best hotels in Scandinavia.
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey begun in 1988 and is available through a secure Web site at concdenasttraveler.com/vote. This year’s tabulations of 79,268 responses were done by Equation Research.
The questionnaire contains lists of candidates in various categories (Cities, Hotels, etc.) Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be eligible for a Readers Choice Award.
Individual candidates are judged on a set of criteria relevant to their category based on a standard five point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. The percentage of excellent and very good ratings determines the final score published in the magazine.
Written by Tor Kjolberg